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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Freshly Renewed Craftsman Style Home For Sale At 2035 17th Avenue in Oakland

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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, and 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.  

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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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This exceptional hilltop home located at 454 Vassar Avenue in Berkeley, is immediately warm and welcoming.  The dramatically peaked open beam ceiling, with its many distinctive skylights and darker color, contrasts perfectly with the golden colored hardwood floors below.  

The home is large, offering 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very generous 3522 sf of living apace.   

A compelling brick fireplace, with side storage for wood and lighting, shares an extensive adjacent wall space with a floor to ceiling built in bookcase, display shelving, and generous storage space below.  

A reverse perspective reveals the very inviting formal dining room to the far right, and the home office space to the top left with its panoramic view-to be…

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It is rare that one home can combine so many outstanding features into one unique living space. 

This special home, located at 10 Northgate Avenue, is high in the Berkeley hills, and provides stunning Bay area views. It is surrounded with long established, and well cared for gardens, and is just minutes from the many popular North Berkeley shops and restaurants.  

It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and 1853 sf of living space.  

With well established fruit trees, plantings, and multiple gardens above and below this fully fenced private deck, one can enjoy a serene and comfortable living experience, and be able to host a variety of special events for friends and family.  

To compliment the already desirable elements of this…

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This warm and inviting home is located at 7057 Shirley Drive in the desirable Montclair neighborhood of Oakland.  Offering 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very generous 2989 sf of living space, it is a home that is well worth one's consideration.  

Located close to popular Montclair Village, with easy access to Highways 13 and 24, commuting to Oakland, San Francisco and Contra Costa Counties is especially efficient.  Added bonuses include the many walking trails and parks in the hills above that provide many pleasant recreational opportunities.  

A large, and well placed custom tiled central fireplace anchors a spacious living room that captures light from multiple doors and windows at every level around the room. 

The soft colors of the…

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This pleasant and welcoming Oakland condominium is located at 288 3rd Street, Unit 605,  and is  just moments from all the favorite activities, restaurants, and entertainment offered at Oakland's Jack London Square, and, just down the estuary, are the growing waterfront attractions at Brooklyn Basin. 

A daily SF ferry in the Square transports both workers and tourists to the city, and rapid freeway access to Oakland and San Francisco is nearby.  

This home offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a roomy 1211 sf of living space.  

A wall of windows captures the many scenes that make this area so special, and a window opens to invite in the sun and scenery.  

A softly colored living room is especially flexible in its floorplan so that it…

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This extraordinary townhome is immediately welcoming and carefully remodeled and conceived to offer the most efficient and pleasing use of the entire living space.  

Each room has been crafted to create a soothing ambiance that is combined with the light from the many windows that surround the space to create this effect.  

Very well located at 823 Harrigan Drive in Santa Clara, it offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms in a comfortable 1700 sf of living space, and is just minutes from Live Oak Park, the popular Rivermark Plaza, with its many restaurant and shops, and the community pool and library.  

The living room is anchored by a remarkable floor to ceiling custom tiled fireplace surround. Additionally, this space easily accommodates a…

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One of the advantages of living in the East Bay hills is the availability of sweeping views that reveal the beauty of the Tahoe like forest below.  Such is the case with this marvelous hillside home that is for sale at 2015 Arrowhead Drive in Montclair.  

It offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a very generous 3099 sf of living space.  

To capture these views, homes like this have been built with the goal of capturing every bit of this exterior beauty that the extensive floor to ceiling windows and doors will allow.  Coupled with high, gently peaked, open beam ceilings, the space is a delight to experience.  

This open living space is perfect for daily living, and is especially effective for entertaining and relaxing with friends.  The…

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