This stunning great room is the epitome of what an imaginative design concept can create.   Located high in the hills above Oakland at 75 Chadbourne Way,  it was architecturally reconceived to capture the glowing incoming light and panoramic views in a way that combines seamlessly with the expansive interior floorspace and 18 foot ceilings.

It offers 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2108+/- sf of living space. 

The room is awash in light-from the dramatic floor to ceiling windows and doors that look out onto the city below, to the additional sets of windows along each side wall.   The  white, high peaked ceilings provide supplemental lighting as the sun sets.  

On cooler Bay area evenings, when indoor entertaining is chosen, the…

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Settled in among the hills of upper Piedmont is this striking Mid-Century Modern home the blends indoor and outdoor living perfectly to create a distinctive hillside retreat.   It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1930 sf of living space.

Perfectly located close to Hamilton Field and central Piedmont, the shopping and dining experiences of Montclair, Rockridge and the Grand Lake area are all just moments away.  

The kitchen has been dramatically remodeled, furnished with outstanding amenities, and now blends easily with the outside deck to create perfect setting for entertaining and relaxation.  Overhead skylights add additional warmth and color to an already engaging space.

Amenities include a long stone counter, dishwasher, built in…

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This expansive Berkeley hillside home is high atop the city, and possesses sweeping Bay area views.  Located at 38 Oak Ridge Road in Berkeley's desirable Claremont neighborhood, it offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and 1977 +/- sf of living space.  

The handsome fireplace, with its very distinctive mantel and surround, is a feature around which multiple furniture conceptions can be developed.  

A expanded perspective of the living room reveals a substantial living space that is enhanced with a full length sun room that provides outstanding views of the cities below.  

This is definitely a very special place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee while savoring the scene below.  An equally effective use would be as a site for hosting…

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This delightful home, with its engaging blue and white trim, possesses outstanding curb appeal. Surrounded by long established trees and greenery, its front steps, with a handsome iron railing, paired with a classic carriage lamp, creates a welcoming image.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1872 sf +/- of living space.  

Located at 73 Oakmont Avenue, it is close to Piedmont's parks and recreation facilities and K-12 schools.  It is also just minutes from Montclair Village and Rockridge shopping and dining.

The distinctive entryway, with its gracefully arched transom and matching pillar support columns, is highlighted with a distinctive red door.

The living room is expansive, and offers multiple amenities that add both appeal…

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This striking hillside home at 211 Lake Drive in Kensington, is nestled in  among the expanse of surrounding trees, and bordering on Wildcat Regional Park and the Tilden Nature Area in the hills above the home.  It offers a truly distinctive architectural concept.  It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in approximately 2375 sf of living space.  

It is well located.  While it is settled in among the East Bay hills, the popular shops and restaurants of North and Central Berkeley and Albany are close by, as is the University of California, and all that it has to offer.  

The design of this home is plainly conceived with the goal of "bringing the outside in".  Both views above reveal the floor to ceiling windows and multiple doors to the outside…

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This distinctive Berkeley home has immediate curb appeal.  With its pair of twin gable dormers, classic entryway with a distinctive front pediment, and lush front lawn, it is both inviting and dramatic.  Located in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley at 2943 Hillegass Avenue, it offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms in approximately 2143 sf of living space.  

It is well located close to the favorite shopping and dining neighborhoods of Elmwood, Claremont and Rockridge, and, of course, the University of California.  

Visitors to the home are immediately made welcome into this luminous and well designed living space.  Four large front picture windows combine with generous overhead supplemental lighting to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. …

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This dramatic hillside view is available to enjoy daily at 1680 Grand View Drive in the hills above Berkeley.  Located in the desirable Claremont Hills area of the city, it is surprisingly close to the favorite shops, restaurants and attractions of the nearby Rockridge, Elmwood and Claremont neighborhoods.   Spacious and flexible in design, it offers 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 4000sf+/- of living space.  

This light filled living room is centered around the amazing access to the panoramic views below that can be experienced through the extensive window space, and sliding glass door, that lead to a stunning outdoor deck high above the surrounding city below.  

The distinctive fireplace to the right is expansive, and softly colored, to…

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This spacious and engaging garden in the rear of 578 Weldon Avenue in Oakland,  is a perfect recreational spot for entertaining friends, and yet is equally effective as a soothing retreat when desired.  It is substantial in size, mutli-level, and compliments the home's architectural design.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1841 +/- sf of living space.   

A reverse view reveals the multi-level patio spaces and seating areas, and the outstanding assortment of greenery and plants that help to create this lush location.   Included are citrus, persimmon, and apple trees, along with a variety of succulents and grasses.  

The front of the home is equally unique with its extensive, and well thought out trees and plantings that are…

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This gracious home with its handsome curb appeal, and classic Tudor style design, is located in the Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 1060 Sunnyhills Road.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2110 +/- sf of living space.

Ideally located, it is just moments from the shopping and restaurants of Grand Avenue, Lakeshore Avenue and Montclair Village.  A direct commute to downtown Oakland and San Francisco is possible via Highway 580 below, and Highway 13 above, provides efficient transportation to Berkeley and Contra Costa County.  

Both the front of the home and the entryway illustrate the Tudor concept of a welcoming country manor--sturdy in appearance, yet elegant in detail.  It is best illustrated as one tours the home and…

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This dramatic and distinctive Oakland hillside home has just been listed for sale at 6490 Ascot Drive in the Montclair hills.  Specifically created to fit in easily among the wooded hillside's well established redwood trees, it is a soothing and distinctive retreat, yet close to everything that makes the city desirable. 

It features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in approximately 2669 sf of living space.  Designed by well known architect Marvin Gunderson, it reflects the organic architectural concept that the home and the land should coexist peacefully.  The most distinctive feature of this home has to be the overhead circular open beamed ceiling that encircles the central living space.  

A slightly different perspective of the living room reveals…

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