High in the Oakland hills in the Piedmont Pines section of Montclair, is this extraordinary house that captures all that one would expect and desire in a home above the many Bay area cities and scenes below.  

Located at 6441 Castle Drive, it offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a remarkable 3134 sf of living space.  

This living room, anchored by a dramatic central fireplace and peaked ceilings, manages to combine the rustic touches of this fireplace, and the home's exterior wrap around view deck, with this very sophisticated and lush living room, and the pair of expansive white sofas and soft rug.  

Just to the right and left of the fireplace are substantial glass doors that open onto this splendid upper deck, that allows one to…

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For those who enjoy both gracious living and entertaining, this Central Park townhome is a perfect choice.  Located at 2918 Via Torino Place in Santa Clara, this outstanding home offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a very generous 2036 sf of living space. 

 Each of its three levels can stand alone as distinct and welcoming.  

The second level of the home, seen here, is the main living level, and as such provides an extraordinary floorspace that easily accommodates the living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, and office.  

The crisp white walls, and enhanced overhead lighting and high ceilings, combine beautifully with the warmth of the wooden floors, and the perfect combination of blacks, whites, and soft beiges of the carefully…

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This charming home, located at 408 60th Street in Oakland's Lower Rockridge neighborhood, is comfortably settled in among well established trees and  gardens-both front and back-and is immediately inviting to both guests and residents.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a very generous 1542 sf of living space.

It is exceptionally well located, and is just minutes from favorite Rockridge shops and restaurants, Trader Joe's, The Farmer's Market, Market Hall, and BART.  

This Craftsman style home has been thoughtfully updated to ensure that its original character is retained, while offering a new and enhanced living space to enjoy.   

The living room is impressive.  The trio of front windows captures, and invites in, the beauty of the…

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This handsome Santa Clara home is very well located at 2234 Homestead Road, and offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1068 sf of living space.  

Its street presence is truly engaging, and the new exterior paint, fresh green grass, wide two car driveway, and a charming front patio add yet more appeal.  

This softly glowing living room illustrates the effort that has been made to create a very engaging and welcoming ambiance for both visitors and residents. 

A distinctive, and very effective overhead skylight invites in the exterior light that is dispersed throughout the room, and that light is supplemented with multiple overhead ceiling lights for both day and nighttime use.  

The living room is comfortably sized, easily accommodating a…

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This beautifully conceived Piedmont home is located at 1501 Grand Avenue, and offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a generous 1727 sf of living space.  

Its curb appeal is undeniable.  Lush grass and mini gardens are located on either side of a broad walkway that leads to a stunning portico that is dramatically enhanced by a pair of handsome Greek columns, and a sheltered entryway.

A sweeping pair of bow windows on either side of the home captures the exterior views for both the living room and dining room, and directly above are matching view balconies for the bedrooms.  

Guests are welcomed into this softly colored living room that is truly aglow with light streaming in from the four bow windows, and the floor to ceiling window to the…

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Welcome to 322 Los Padres Boulevard in Santa Clara where this glowing great room captures both the light and beauty of this impressive interior living space, and the exterior colors of the gardens just outside the room's floor to ceiling sliding glass door.  

This outstanding home was just remodeled to its current compelling styling, and offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a very comfortable 1673 sf of living space.  

A reverse view reveals additional amenities that include freshly refurbished floors, and newly installed recessed LED lighting.  Generous floorspace is available for the placement of a pair of soft sided chairs that compliment the expansive sofa and cocktail table space.  

To the top right is a dining table and chairs for…

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This gracious, and very inviting home is located at 2070 Manzanita Drive in the Montclair district of Oakland.  High in the hills on a ridgeline, it captures compelling views of surrounding canyons, hillsides, and Mount Diablo, in addition to filtered views of the city.  

While it is directly adjacent to three nearby regional parks, it is just a short distance down the hill to Montclair Village's shops and restaurants, and access to Highways 13 and 580, and the cities that surround Montclair. 

It was created by designer/builder Martin Davis, and offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in an impressive 2951 sf of living space.   

The opening view, in combination with the view above, reveals the truly dramatic effect that has been created by the…

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This gracious and inviting home is located at 4778 Gillmor Street in Santa Clara.  It is spacious, glowing with light, and impressively remodeled to provide an amazing living experience.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, and 1850 sf of living space.  Even more notable is that the size of the living room offers a variety of options for staging furniture into one's own distinctive living space.     

Another view of the living room reveals the remarkable amount of open space available that leads one from the front door, past the very comfortable living room, and directly to the kitchen and family room to the sliding glass door that open directly onto the spacious rear garden.  

For those who enjoy entertaining, this outstanding…

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The warm and glowing light within this home that is captured by walls of floor to ceiling windows, creates a stunning ambiance.  If ever there was an opportunity to live contentedly, surrounded by the beauty of a forest, this townhouse at 2724 Garber B provides it.   

It offers 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in 1010 square feet of living space.

The location of the house in the Elmwood District of Berkeley provides a perfect proximity to the very popular shops and restaurants along College Avenue, and all around the University.  

As seen above, the living room is large, and anchored by a dramatic raised hearth central fireplace-perfect for entertaining friends-especially on a cooler Berkeley afternoon or evening.  

Directly in front of the…

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This exceptional townhouse is exceptionally well located at 1490 Rivermark Pathway in the Rivermark community of Santa Clara. It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathooms in a generous 1700 sf of living space.  

Rivermark is a 152 acre parcel of land that was conceived as a master planned community, and, as such, features an outstanding variety of retail and restaurant space in the expanse of nearby Rivermark Village shopping center.  Also nearby are schools, a library, parks, and playgrounds.  

This three story townhome provides a pleasant variety of living and entertaining options.  The main floor, seen here, is anchored by a dramatic central fireplace that is perfectly placed between two sets of towering view windows that capture the graceful…

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