This handsome and elegant Piedmont home provides all the many features that make gracious living a daily experience.  Located on a hillside knoll in the city at 175 Estates Drive, it is an expansive private retreat that is just moments from downtown Piedmont and Montclair Village.  

Its overall presence is particularly notable.  On .55 acre of land +/-, It offers 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms in a remarkable 7652 sf of living space.  

The rear of the home invites garden parties and gracious entertaining with this thoughtfully conceived green lawn and garden, sheltering hedges, and marvelous rear porch.  

The front portico of the home is enhanced with a gracefully arched entryway with classical faux columns on either side, and a handsome…

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This handsome, traditionally styled Berkeley hills home is located at 2580 Buena Vista Way in the North Campus neighborhood.  Close to both the University of California and Berkeley's renown Gourmet Ghetto, it is ideally situated for all that this special city has to offer.   

It offers 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and a surprisingly extensive, and well established, gardens and patios.  

The front door, with its gracefully glass arched entry, opens to guests and residents to reveal this truly exceptional foyer that is enhanced by this striking stairway to the second floor.  

This warmly lit living room has been designed to create this relaxing and gracious living space that was classic for its original conception, but is equally…

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This striking hillside view home located at 111 Alta Avenue in Piedmont, is imaginative in its floorplan, perfect in its conception, and is ideally suited both as a serene hillside retreat, and as a center for entertaining friends and hosting special events.  

It offers 3 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 2235 sf +/-of living space.  Perfectly located in upper Piedmont, it is just moments from central Piedmont, Montclair, and Rockridge shopping and dining.  

Every element is the home is oriented towards gracious living.  A large  fireplace is centered between two floor to ceiling built in bookcases that invite displays of favorite books, artwork, and cherished collectibles.  

Floor to ceiling glass doors and windows, and a very…

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This handsome Mediterranean style home is located on a hillside in the desirable Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 1432 Holman Road.  Its charming front garden, graceful wrought iron balcony and entry fencing, red tile trim, and the distinctive trio of arched windows, create a very engaging curb appeal.  

It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a comfortable 1546 sf +/- of living space.  

This glowing living room is large, and centered around a classically designed central fireplace.  The room is spacious enough to accommodate a variety of design concepts, and furniture placements.  

The richly colored golden colored hardwood floors and dark wood trim  compliment the softer hued walls and ceiling.  The distinctive partially…

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One of the pleasures of living in the Montclair hills of Oakland is the availability of homes with the unique combination of Bay area views, and Tahoe like living. 

Nestled among the well established hillside trees is this outstanding home located at 6589 Oakwood Drive.   It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very spacious 3331 sf +/- of living space.  

What a pleasure to be able to enjoy this view each day-one that is changing constantly as the light and seasons change. This SF Bay, two bridge panorama, is most certainly a daily gift. 

Just off the deck seen above, is this imaginatively conceived family room.  It is perfectly designed to provide effortless indoor/outdoor living, utilizing the presence of a sliding glass door…

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This classically styled Tudor 3 story home sits high atop the Oakland hills, and is a private retreat unto itself.  A large fenced front garden has been carefully conceived to provide both beauty and esthetic balance to this unique view property.    

Located at 25 Chelton Lane in the popular Montclair district of Oakland, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a spacious 2499 sf of living space. 

Guests are welcomed into this dramatic living room that is anchored by an impressive brick fireplace at the far end of the room.  A built in bookcase enhances the space, and, coupled with the room wide mantle above, offers multiple opportunities for the display of favorite books, art works and collectibles.  

It is hard to deny the impact of…

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This stunning home library, with its floor to ceiling built in bookshelves, open beam ceilings, and glowing skylights, is just one of many rooms that have been updated and remodeled in this Berkeley Craftsman home located at 260 Panoramic Way.  

A pair of tall glass doors open to lush gardens that await special events, parties, or just the enjoyment of a quiet moment at sunset.  

Just steps away from the library is this impressive living space that is both dramatic in effect, yet welcoming and relaxing.   

The central fireplace, around which many a pleasant evening will be spent, is paired with a set of matching bookcases, and handsome wooden trim.  Overhead, the open beams are enhanced with soft lighting that adds both beauty and drama…

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Just moments from the popular retail and business scenes of Berkeley and Oakland, this truly remarkable home awaits those that will treasure the Tahoe like atmosphere of beauty and pleasant serenity that this home represents.  

Located at 7172 Buckingham Boulevard in Berkeley, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a spacious 3276 +/- sf of living space.  

This striking living space offers an impressive open floor plan that combines gracious living and entertaining with the restful ambiance and warmth created by the softly colored exterior sunlight flowing in from multiple levels of windows and doors.  

A reverse perspective reveals the generous amount of floorspace within the room that can inspire a variety of design…

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The sparkling upper unit is one of two units located at 4001-4003 Howe Street in Oakland.  (The second unit, perfectly suited as an ADU or Airbnb rental space, will be presented below after this first unit)

This upper unit offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms with full basement storage, and has been superbly updated to offer a sleek and modern atmosphere that allows this space to function equally well as a modern office complex, or a personal living space.  

Visitors and guests are immediately welcomed by a spacious and gleaming kitchen that features an expansive companion island that is perfectly suited for casual entertaining and relaxation.  

Large, centrally located windows combine with extensive overhead lighting and white cabinetry…

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I couldn’t have said it any better so I just want to share a note that my colleague and fellow owner said about our recent deal in Oakland:   "I have these amazing clients who I helped purchase a house a few years ago in Willow Glen. They have since become friends who I adore. I’m so excited to watch them go through the various phases of life that young people experience. When they decided to move to Oakland and I was unavailable to assist them in viewing homes, I quickly turned to one of my business partners, Bruce Wagg. He and I have the same work ethics, passion for caring for clients, a focus on…

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