High in the Claremont Hills above Berkeley is this glowing split level view home that provides all the panoramas that Bay area hillside living can offer.  Located at 23 Gravatt Drive, it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1394 +/- sf of living space. 

Floor to ceiling view windows surround a front room that is centered around a unique see through fireplace.  Exceptional corbel ceilings combine with generous overhead supplemental lighting to create a warm and welcoming ambiance.

 Ideally located, it is just moments from the desirable shops and restaurants of Elmwood, Rockridge, and the Claremont Hotel.   UC Berkeley, and an excellent commute access to both Contra Costa and San Francisco are just a short distance away.  

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Among the rolling hills of the Mt. Diablo mountain range out of Livermore, is a spacious 530 Acre property that is both dramatic in appearance, and restful in atmosphere.  Located at 51000 Mines Road, Livermore, it can become the mountain retreat that others drive hours to find in California's eastern foothills.  

A distinctive rustic shared gate opens onto the road to the property, and is just a touch of the charm to be seen.  

The road leads to the central living space of the land,  Overlooking a serene canyon, and settled in among a tree filled hillside, it is immediately inviting.  

This land was originally the home of a member-only hunt club. The long building seen here was the space for sleeping quarters and dining and kitchen…

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 One&Only’s Luxurious Cliffside Residence in Mexico Could Fetch Up to $27 Million at Auction

You may have stayed at a One&Only resort, but here’s your chance to own one. Concierge Auctions has just listed a luxurious cliffside estate that will be located in the One&Only Mandarina development in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Nestled amid the mountains some 800 feet above sea level, the breathtaking property will offer panoramic…

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This impressive hillside home is located in the Montclair neighborhood of Oakland at 5820 Snake Road.  As with all mid century modern homes, it presents a dramatic first appearance, yet it settles in comfortably among the trees and grounds that surround the home.  

Designed by renowned architect Leon Meyer, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 1542 +/- sf of living space.   

This home is beautifully adapted to its natural surroundings.  It is enveloped by the beauty of the well established surrounding trees, gardens and greenery, and seems to capture it again, once one enters inside. 

The front door entryway begins to give a taste of the unique architectural concept that this home represents.  The large entryway is enhanced with…

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The much anticipated Brooklyn Basin is moving steadily towards completion.  As indicated in previous blogs, we have committed to keeping you up to date as to the latest progress.  We have chronicled the development to date in a visual presentation below.  

As a reminder as to what is coming, here is a brief summary:

a. Thirteen Buildings of Residential Housing -both high and low rise-for a total of 3100 units. 

b. Sixty to seventy percent of these units will be homes for sale, and be a mix of condominiums, live work loft spaces, townhouses, and luxury condos.  

c. Thirty of the sites 65 acres will provide a mix of retail shops and restaurants that will be combined with delightful public parks and walkways for both residents and visitors to…

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This outstanding Crocker Highlands home located at 843 Grosvenor Place, has a combination of features that make it immediately appealing.  It is set back on a large front lawn that imaginatively combines graceful shade trees and mature greenery.

It  has a beautiful facade that features a subtly bowed set of five front windows, and a handsome arched entryway.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2621 +/- sf of living space. 

 Worth noting is that has had $110,000 of work done in recent updating, adding yet more value to its already initial appeal.  

An engaging front door opens to invite guests into this home's comfortable charm.   Richly colored hardwood floors combine with the crisp off white walls and the stairs to enhance the…

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One of the pleasures of living in the Bay area is the outstanding choice of varied and delightful hillside homes with views of San Francisco Bay.  Located at 22 Alvarado Road in Berkeley, this elegant home provides the stunning panorama seen immediately below.  

There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 2720+/- sf of living space.  

Located in Berkeley's Claremont Hills, it is just moments from the restaurants, shops and amenities of the nearby Elmwood and Rockridge, neighborhoods, and those around the Claremont Hotel. 

Close by Highways 13 and 24 offer efficient travel to Oakland, San Francisco, and Contra Costa County.  The University of California is close by, as are numerous walking and biking trails.  

Just below the home…

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This exceptional home, with its beautifully conceived tree lined front entryway, provides both beauty and privacy for its residents.  Located in Piedmont at 50 Wyngaard Avenue, it offers 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very generous 3671 sf +/- of living space.  

Well located, it has easy access to all the activities of Piedmont's schools, sports and recreation, and is equally close to the favored shops and restaurants of nearby Glenview and Montclair neighborhoods.  Easy connections to both Highways 580 and 13 are also available.  

Just at the end of the tree lined walkway from the front of the home, is this gracious private patio area inviting both residents and guests to enjoy its charm.  

The front of the home enhances this delightful…

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This charming bungalow home, located in the gently rolling hills of Oakland's Maxwell Park neighborhood at 3106 Rawson Street, offers 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, AND a very desirable 1 bedroom and  1 bathroom legal 1iving unit at the lower level.  

A large picture window invites in the softly colored outdoor light, bringing warmth and charm to this living room.  A handsome fireplace enhances the space providing a mantel that invites displays of favorite art, or collectibles.  

The sunlight from pair of windows on either side of the fireplace highlights the pleasant golden color of the hardwood floors that are seen here, and throughout the house.  

A reverse perspective shows the full living room and adjacent dining room.  Homes of this…

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This stunning classic Art Deco home is available for sale at 8 El Carmello Circle in Oakland's Redwood Heights neighborhood.   For those who cherish this distinctive architectural style, this home becomes a perfect choice.    

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a pleasant 2006 +/- sf of living space, and has outstanding curb appeal. 

Ideally located, it is just moments from all the restaurant and shopping opportunities of Montclair Village, and close to the hiking and biking trails off Redwood Road.  Nearby Highways 13 and 580 provide efficient routes to Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and Contra Costa County.  

It is easy to understand the appeal of this impressive home.  It has all the features that make this residence a unique…

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