High up in Berkeley's Claremont Hills neighborhood is this outstanding view home located at 1033 Alvarado Road.  Its highly appealing Mediterranean styling is reflected immediately in the multi-gabled red clay roofing, and inviting front gardens.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very expansive 3577 sq. ft. of living space, and is exceptionally well located just a short distance from the shopping and dining of the popular Elmwood and Ashby neighborhoods. 

Nearby Highways 24 and 13 provide direct routes to Oakland and San Francisco to the west, and Contra Costa County to the east.  

As will soon be seen, this home is a perfect venue for gracious entertaining and soothing relaxation.  The side patio, seen here, is just off the…

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This large, multi-level property at 1903 Bonita Avenue, is ideally located close to U. C. Berkeley and the surrounding community that offers the exceptional variety of shopping experiences, coffee shops, restaurants, and parks that one would expect close to a large university campus. 

It is three separate condominiums being sold together as a package triplex, and It offers the following assets:

1. One large upgraded top floor condo-1150 sf in size, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Unit #1-$795.00

2. One large tenant occupied bottom floor condo-950 sf feet in size with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Unit #2-$675.00

3. On upgraded vacant studio detached cottage condo-205 sf in size with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Unit #3-$395.00


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This pleasant home, with its sunny yellow door, is very well located in the north end of Berkeley at 1349 Neilson Street.  It is especially unique in that it is a legal duplex, but is selling here as a single family home offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in 786 sf of living space.    

For those who enjoy the excitement and variety of Berkeley living, this home is ideal.  It is close to Berkeley Natural Grocery Store, Whole Foods Market, a wide variety of delightful restaurants, BART, and for those who enjoy the outdoors, it is adjacent to the Ohlone Gateway Trails.  

Bright, cheerful light flows in from multiple windows in the living room, and there is a long wall space to the left, as seen here, that awaits a large comfortable sofa and…

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High in the Berkeley hills on the edge of well loved Tilden Park is this serene, tree shaded home at 1101 Woodside Road.  Providing 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, it offers 2350 sf of living space. 

Located in the long established Park Hills private association of homes, it is close to their parks, picnic area and basketball courts. 

It is also ideally placed adjacent to Tilden Park's miles of hiking and biking trails, and close by is Lake Anza, and the Tilden Park Golf Course.  For those who enjoy the outdoors, this home is one to strongly consider.   

This handsome living room and dining room combination is perfectly designed for relaxed living, and entertaining.  The large, and distinctively designed fireplace is an ideal space around…

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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.  

It is hard to…

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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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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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