This charming two story home is located at 2035 17th Avenue in the Highland Terrace neighborhood of Oakland.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with 1412 sf of living space.   It has been impressively updated within.   Exceptionally well located, it provides easy access to downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt, and both Highways 880 and 580,  

As one views the home from the exterior, one can see the Craftsman bungalow style that is, and was, so especially popular in California.  It's overhanging eaves, generous wooden window and door trim, and efficient, but inviting garden represent just a start of what will be seen here.  

Worth Noting--There have been many upgrades to the home, which will be noted below, but most dramatic is the effect of both…

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Homes in Hiller Highlands have always been some of the best locations for sweeping Bay area views, and this one is no exception.  This outstanding townhome, located at 1854 Grand View Drive, offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1994 sf of living space.  

This light filled living room is conceived in such a way that light is invited in from every level, floor to ceiling, to create a outstanding ambiance that is immediately welcoming-no matter what the time of day.  

The key to this effect is the presence of the softly colored, and very dramatic, peaked ceiling that is designed in such a way that it captures and directs the incoming sunlight to the room.

The other notable feature here is the captivating fireplace that creates a drama of its own…

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This striking home, with its engaging front gardens and handsome architectural presence, is located on a corner lot high in the hills in Oakland's desirable Ridgemont neighborhood at 4202 Ridgemont Court.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very expansive 2753 sf of living space.  

As one arrives into the home, it is hard not to be affected by the creative use of light and design that awaits one.  Light is streaming in from sets of tall windows around the room, and is captured and transmitted throughout the space by the peaked overhead ceiling. 

The anchoring central fireplace is large and welcoming, and two tall side pillars replicate, and carry to the ceiling, the unique fireplace mantel design.  

Expanding to a wider…

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This very engaging Mediterranean style home is located in Montclair's popular Piedmont Pines neighborhood in Oakland at 2621 La Cuesta Avenue.  Settled comfortably among well established greenery and tall trees, it is immediately inviting. 

Located back from the street, it is reached by the gently winding driveway that leads up to both the home and a distinctive open air carport that is suitable for four cars.   

It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with 1598 sf of living space, and is situated on a generous .25 acre lot.  

There is an immediate curb appeal upon arriving at the house.  The home's classic white stucco exterior is topped with red tile roofing, and a tall arched glass front window.  A pair of decorative wrought iron railings…

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This glowing hillside home is found at 5106 Fairhill Court in the Ridgemont neighborhood of Oakland.  It is stunning in its quiet beauty, and is surrounded by well established trees, gardens, and greenery on the exterior, and gracious living space on the interior.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a very generous 2425 sf of living space, and on a 3/4 acre lot. 

While it appears to be well settled in at the end of a quiet cul de sac in the Oakland hillsides, it is just 5 minutes from Highway 580-a direct route to most of the Bay area's nearby cities.   The Oakland Zoo and multiple hiking and biking trails are close by, as well.  

An additional perspective of the rear garden reveals it proximity to the home's wide outdoor viewing…

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