This spectacular hillside view home is compelling in its presence from the moment that one enters this dramatic atrium, and throughout its clean, modern, and updated living spaces.  

Located on a private cul de sac in the hills above Oakland at 6568 Swainland Road, it provides a quiet drama and beauty to each and every room- effectively beginning with the 18 foot ceilings above the entry door.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in an exceedingly spacious 3345 sf of living space.  

Stepping down into the living room, the color palate of this unique space is immediately revealed.  The spectacular overhead circular beamed ceiling offers a  soft golden color that contrasts beautifully with the white walls, and the unique black of the…

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In the hills of Oakland, between Montclair and Piedmont is this very special home that is perfectly adapted to both gracious living, and stellar entertaining.  Located at 5625 Estates Drive, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2091 sf of floorspace.  

Anchored by this gleaming updated kitchen, the home is immediately welcoming and relaxing.  A very practical, and spacious central island provides both work space and serving space, and features lower level storage space, as well.  

The crisp whiteness of the surrounding overhead glass front cabinets combines beautifully with the white of the tiles over the stove, and the light from the generous overhead lighting.  This is most certainly an efficient, and an very pleasant, working space for…

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This charming hillside home, located at 6173 Ascot Drive in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood of Oakland, has outstanding curb appeal.  The lush green of the lawns and gardens combines beautifully with the soft shadings of the tall, well established trees that surround the property.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 2639 sf of living space.  

Entry into the home reveals this engaging living space around which many a pleasant evening, afternoon lunch, or late dinner can be planned.

As will be seen, each of these spaces combines beautifully together into a well conceived harmony.  

To begin, this marvelous living room is large enough to accommodate generous and varied seating configurations around the pleasant, and…

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Upon entering this outstanding home located high in the hills above Berkeley at 7112 Westmoorland Drive, one becomes immediately aware that light and space are the defining features of every room.   This spacious house offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 4070 sf of living space.  

This opening view is the first to greet guests and residents.  It is a unique space since it can serve multiple purposes.  Above the main floor of the home, it can be a site for entertaining, a family room, or perhaps a large office space away from the busier living areas below.  

A slightly different aspect reveals the floorspace available.  The pleasant central fireplace creates additional appeal.   

The stairs to the left of this picture lead…

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High atop the Oakland hills in the Montclair neighborhood of the city, is this imaginative and dramatic view home.  It is located at 6855 Elverton Drive, and offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very generous 4100 sf of living space.   

This magical home seems to be suspended in space above all the others, and provides a special sunrise and sunset every day.  An expansive outdoor deck with sweeping views captures each and every one of these events.  

Entry into the home reveals this glowing, and warmly lit foyer that begins to reveal the drama of the home directly below.  

Guests will enter the house through this distinctive sweep of stairs that curves gently downward to the living area.  

Just at the base of the stairs…

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Berkeley has always been one of the conceptual foundations of the Arts and Craft movement and brown shingle Craftsman homes in California. 

At the turn of 20th century, the University, and its architectural department were conversant with, and encouraging famous California architects as they began to create imaginative and distinctive home in the area.  

This home, at 2639 Piedmont Avenue in the prominent Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley reflects the many unique features that make this style of home so desirable.  

This handsome entrance is artfully designed to include a graceful wooden arch above the entry way, and a sturdy wooden door that is complimented on either side by imaginative leaded glass windows.  

Upon entry, guests…

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This gracious Mediterranean style view home is located high in the hills above Berkeley, and is settled in among serene, and well established, gardens that surround the home, and create a peacefulness that is to be envied.  

Located in the Claremont Knolls neighborhood of Berkeley at 632 Alvarado Road.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very spacious 3109 sf +/- of living space.  

Entry into the home reveals this dramatic living room space that is anchored by an expansive fireplace and enhanced with a pair of gracefully arched floor to ceiling French doors-both of which open completely to allow access to the adjacent exterior view balcony.  

A reverse perspective reveals both the size of the living room, and the softly…

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The stunning hillside home, with dramatic curb appeal is now for sale at 6191 Ocean View Drive in the Upper Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 2510 sf. +/- of living space.  

Ideally located, it is close to the popular neighborhood shopping and dining areas of Elmwood, Claremont and Rockridge, and to efficient access to Highways 13 and 24 for commuting to Oakland, San Francisco or Contra Costa County.  

The entire frontage of the home is compelling.  The well conceived front gardens combine with, and are softened by, the cheerful blue entry door, while the floor to ceiling interior stairway adds a dramatic touch when the overhead light passes through it during the day.   

Guests…

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This handsome home, with its spacious front garden and outstanding curb appeal, is located at 1466 Foxworthy Avenue in the desirable Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, in a generous 1363 sf +/- of living space.  

Most importantly, this residence has been remodeled throughout to create a fresh and highly attractive living space.  

As one enters the home, the detail and effectiveness of this fresh, new design concept becomes immediately apparent.  A large living room, centered around a handsome fireplace transitions smoothly into an open dining space, and a gleaming updated kitchen.  

A reverse perspective reveals the pleasant dining space that is perfectly placed between the living area and…

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High above Montclair Village in Oakland, is this tranquil 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home that is settled in among the trees and hills of this very pleasant community. 

Located at 2981 Holyrood Drive in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood, it combines the area's Tahoe like ambiance with a perfect proximity to neighborhood shopping, and efficient commuter access.  

As can be seen here, and in the view below, the entire front of the home has been conceived as a vacation retreat.  A handsome wooden fence runs along the front of the property with entry  through a delightful peaked gate.

An highly effective roof extension provides shelter from the sun when needed on bright, sunny days

A different perspective reveals dual entrances into the…

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