High in the Oakland hills is this gleaming home that is surrounded by light due to its dramatic location above the city.  Located in Oakland's Ridgemont neighborhood at 5005 Crystal Ridge Road,  it is truly exceptional.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2191 sf of living space.

In addition to its beauty, it is ideally located close to the Oakland hills, and the hiking and biking trails of the regional parks above, while Highway 580 provides easy transport to Oakland, Montclair, and nearby favorites like the Oakland Zoo, Chabot Space and Science Center, and the Tri-Valley area just over the hills.  

Just inside the handsome double door entry, a living space has been created to emphasize the harmony between the exterior expanse just…

95 Views, 0 Comments

For those that enjoy the pleasure and serenity of a soothing home garden, this backyard location should be especially appealing.  Well fenced, well conceived and private, it awaits the attention of both guests and residents.  

Ideally placed at 175 Indian Road, and not far from the many advantages of living in and around downtown Piedmont, the home surrounding this garden offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a very generous 2643 sf of living space.  

As will be seen as one tours the house, it soon becomes evident that the quality of construction, and the home's design conceptions have been devoted to providing a gracious living space.  

Beginning in the living room, and anchored by a dramatic central fireplace, a tall surrounding…

107 Views, 0 Comments

Oakland's Lake Merritt has been a pleasant and scenic asset to downtown Oakland for many decades.  That continues today as this view, and the views below, reveal.  

A second perspective reveals the tall trees, grassy knolls, and pleasant walkways that surround the lake-just perfect for walking, biking, jogging, and yet close to the many fascinating restaurants, shops, museums and office buildings located just moments away.  

Along the lake at #1 Lakeside Drive,  is a 20 story high rise luxury condominium complex called The Essex, the entrance of which is seen here.  Private tenant parking is available in the covered garage to the left.    

The lobby area glows from the warmth of the virtually floor to ceiling glass windows that…

132 Views, 0 Comments

Now and again a unique and entrancing home will arrive on the market that merits special attention, and this home, at 6590 Oakwood Drive in Montclair, is just that home.   Three stories high, It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2822 sf of living space.  

It was designed and built in 1999 by architect and builder Michael Pearce, and manages to capture the beauty of the both the SF Bay below, and the rolling Oakland hillsides above.  

The entrance to the home is adjacent to the two car garage at the base of the building, and below the dramatic three story building frontage. 

This home is ideal for those who seek and enjoy the contrasting drama of this building's statement to the surrounding pastoral scene, 

The entry into…

90 Views, 0 Comments

This stunning home has been designed to capture the compelling natural beauty of the surrounding trees, hillsides, and the panorama of the cities below.  Every sunset, sunrise, and change of seasons is fully available to its residents.  

Located in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood of Oakland, at 5979 Westover Drive.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2/12 baths is a generous 2358 sf of living space. 

It is just moments from pleasant Montclair Village.  Above, are the many hiking and biking trails of the hillside parks and reserves, and below is efficient freeway access to Oakland, Berkeley and Contra Costa County.  

This unobstructed view to the cities and rolling hills below from the home's treetop location, reveals the perfect combination of…

94 Views, 0 Comments

High in the hills of Berkeley, and just below Grizzly Peak Boulevard, is this multi-level home offering hillside views that are equally dramatic and compelling.

Located at 1072 Keeler Avenue, it features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, in 1170 sf of living space.  The street entry to the home leads down to terraced gardens, and to this serene gathering spot that captures the beauty of the Bay area below.  


One of the joys of living in the San Francisco Bay area, and especially the Berkeley hills,  is the year round beauty and this sweeping expanse that presents itself every morning for your enjoyment.  

Just down the steps from the street level of this home is this soothing front court, and the entrance to the home. It can be an…

106 Views, 0 Comments

Ideally located high in the hills above Oakland on a quiet street at 6780 Oakwood Drive, is this extraordinary 4 bedroom. 4 1/2 bathroom home.  It is remarkably spacious, providing 3912 sf +/- of living space.  

Its compelling curb appeal reveals an imaginative exterior design.  Its interior living space is conceived in a way to take advantage of the exterior light, while insuring a desirable privacy amongst the trees and plantings that surround it.  

This home is ideal for those who enjoy gracious entertaining.  Everything about it reflects an atmosphere of relaxation and beauty. 

The floor to ceiling windows that line the living room, and the sliding glass doors to the outside deck, provide warm indoor lighting, and an indoor/outdoor…

135 Views, 0 Comments

This delightful home, located at 1420 Fernwood Drive in upper Montclair is a highly engaging mixture of Craftsman charm, and modern, imaginative updating-all beautifully melded together resulting in this impressive living space.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 2880 sf of living space.  

Tucked in among the hills of Oakland's Fernwood neighborhood, is this classically designed Craftsman home, complete with pillared porch and overhanging eave.  

An entry porch that is awash in light welcomes all to this handsome home.  The cozy corner niche is available for quiet reading and relaxation, if desired. 

A turn to the left at the entry hall reveals this splendid living room that captures all the appeal of its…

111 Views, 0 Comments

High in the hills above Oakland is this imaginative home that has managed to capture the magic of the surrounding trees and the sounds of nature all around it.  Located at 6966 Paso Robles Drive in Montclair, it offers 3 bedrooms2 1/2 bathrooms in 2395 sf of living space.   

Located on over 1/3rd of an acre, the home is the epitome of indoor/outdoor living, with glowing light streaming into the house from large floor to ceiling windows, and the many entertainment and relaxation opportunities offered by the marvelous exterior decks. 

This exceptional living room and dining room combination illustrates how effectively this home has been conceived to combine the indoor living spaces with the expansive exterior deck.  A radiant skylight above…

115 Views, 0 Comments