This exceptionally well located home at 2520 Delmer Street in Oakland's Dimond Heights neighborhood has been recently renovated to create a welcoming, and very appealing, living space for its new owners.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a very comfortable 1567 sf of living space.  

It is close to the many shops and restaurants of the Dimond District, and just a short trip away from Montclair Village, and its equally engaging retail district. 

Highway 580 is just a short drive away, as is Highway 13, both of which can take one easily to Oakland, San Francisco, or Contra Costa County.  Sequoia Elementary School is nearby. 

  

A large sheltered porch, with a handsome front door, welcomes both guests and residents as they…

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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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This outstanding home, located at 174 Alta Road in Oakland's Upper Rockridge neighborhood is immediately impressive in both style and size.  It is a home for gracious living and entertaining.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a very expansive 2736 sf of living space.  

The living room is perfectly conceived with very generous floorspace, a high peaked ceiling highlighted with a dark open cross beam, and a wall of view windows that are enclosed in a pair of floor to ceiling French doors that lead to a marvelous view porch.  

The floor to ceiling fireplace deserves special attention.  It is artfully conceived, and offers a floor to ceiling architectural statement of its presence, a promise of welcoming warmth, and a handcrafted…

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This irresistible Eichler style home is one that is highly valued architecturally by those who appreciate its distinct styling.  Designed by Claude Oakland and Kinji Imada, it sits high atop Oakland's Sequoyah Hills neighborhood at 8050 Phaeton Drive.  

It offers 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and resort style living, as will soon be seen below, where the goal of indoor/outdoor living is beautifully represented.

This stunning pool and spa combination awaits one every day of the year, provides a relaxing serenity, and can also be an amazing site for entertaining with special events and parties, or barbeques.

Upon entry to the home, one is greeted by the classical simplicity of a central atrium which offers a serene space for relaxation,…

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This handsome traditionally styled home, with its dramatic peaked roof, and many, and varied, view windows, is exceptionally well located in central Piedmont at 188 Mountain Avenue.  It is just moments from both downtown and Piedmont Park.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very spacious 2864 sf of living space.  

Upon entering the home, guests are welcomed by this warm and very gracious living room that captures exterior light from every source in the room.

 An expansive picture window is coupled with two paired and  multipaned side windows to create a wall of light with a view to the front of the home.  Additional windows above the fireplace add yet more glow.

A central fireplace commands the room, and the generous seating…

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This notable, and immediately engaging home is located at 955 Mendocino Avenue in North Berkeley.  With its distinctive mansard style roof, and gently curved exterior walls, it is a very special residence.  

It offers 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms in a spacious 2543 sf of living space.  

An additional appeal is its location in the Berkeley Hills.  Not far from  Tilden Regional Park, with all its hiking and biking trails, the house is just two blocks from Solano Avenue and all the many popular shops and restaurants found there, while nearby is Berkeley's famous Gourmet Ghetto. 

The home's portico, with its matching classical side columns, adds a special appeal to the front entry.  

Just inside, guests are welcomed into this handsome…

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