This stunning great room is the epitome of what an imaginative design concept can create.   Located high in the hills above Oakland at 75 Chadbourne Way,  it was architecturally reconceived to capture the glowing incoming light and panoramic views in a way that combines seamlessly with the expansive interior floorspace and 18 foot ceilings.

It offers 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2108+/- sf of living space. 

The room is awash in light-from the dramatic floor to ceiling windows and doors that look out onto the city below, to the additional sets of windows along each side wall.   The  white, high peaked ceilings provide supplemental lighting as the sun sets.  

On cooler Bay area evenings, when indoor entertaining is chosen, the…

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This dramatic hillside view is available to enjoy daily at 1680 Grand View Drive in the hills above Berkeley.  Located in the desirable Claremont Hills area of the city, it is surprisingly close to the favorite shops, restaurants and attractions of the nearby Rockridge, Elmwood and Claremont neighborhoods.   Spacious and flexible in design, it offers 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 4000sf+/- of living space.  

This light filled living room is centered around the amazing access to the panoramic views below that can be experienced through the extensive window space, and sliding glass door, that lead to a stunning outdoor deck high above the surrounding city below.  

The distinctive fireplace to the right is expansive, and softly colored, to…

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This dramatic and distinctive Oakland hillside home has just been listed for sale at 6490 Ascot Drive in the Montclair hills.  Specifically created to fit in easily among the wooded hillside's well established redwood trees, it is a soothing and distinctive retreat, yet close to everything that makes the city desirable. 

It features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in approximately 2669 sf of living space.  Designed by well known architect Marvin Gunderson, it reflects the organic architectural concept that the home and the land should coexist peacefully.  The most distinctive feature of this home has to be the overhead circular open beamed ceiling that encircles the central living space.  

A slightly different perspective of the living room reveals…

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This spacious home is immediately welcoming with its outstanding curb appeal.  The lush green lawn combines with the long established trees and plantings to create this distinctive effect.   Located at 6550 Dawes Street on the Piedmont side of Montclair, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very generous 3170 +/- sf of living space.

Located just a short distance from the shops, restaurants and activities of Montclair Village, it is not far from Highway 13 which provides quick and easy commuting to Berkeley, Oakland and Contra Costa County.   Just up the hill are the biking and hiking trails of  various regional parks, as are the popular Knowland Park Zoo and Chabot Space and Science Center.   

The large front door opens to reveal this…

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Located at 6787 Chelton Drive, in the hills of Oakland, this home offers this gracious living room with it dramatic vaulted ceilings and expansive floor space.  It manages to combine the softly colored walls and rugs with the subtle lighting from windows and overhead lighting, to create a truly stunning living space.  

It features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a spacious 2514 sf +/- of living space, and is ideally located in the hills of Oakland's Montclair neighborhood.   Close to everything, the shops and restaurants of Rockridge, and Berkeley's Elmwood district are just some of the options provided by Highway 13 located at the base of the hill.  

Just a few steps up from the living room on a slightly raised wooden platform, is the…

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Settled in among the long established hillside trees of Oakland's Montclair neighborhood is this gracious home at 6812 Wilton Drive.  Imaginatively designed to settle comfortably in this natural setting, it features expansive windows and sliding glass doors that will capture every distinctive view.   It  offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1532 +/- sf of living space.  

While the home is pleasantly restful and private, it is more than capable of providing an outstanding venue for entertaining.  The vast expanse of open space seen here is perfect for hosting large parties and events where guests are able to move freely from the living, dining and kitchen area to the spacious outdoor patio.  

A reverse view reveals some of the  elements…

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This gracious home is located at 1032 Mountain Boulevard in Oakland, just moments from Montclair Village.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in approximately 1531 sf of living space.  

The handsome front door opens to reveal this gleaming living room that is surrounded in light.  From its virtually floor to ceiling front windows, to the expanse of windows and doors that surround the living and dining area, this home truly invites the outside in. 

Worthy of note is the stylish presence of the white wooden trim around the home's windows, doors, ceilings and floors that reflect the commitment that has been made to providing quality construction.  

Anchored by a large central fireplace with pillar styled surround and display mantel, the…

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Nestled in the hills above Oakland, and just a short distance from Montclair Village, is this comfortable and distinctive home located at 5726 Shepherd Canyon Road.  Surrounded by long established trees and plantings, it is a soothing retreat after a busy day.  It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a comfortable 1650 +/- sf of living space.  

It is located close to all that makes this hillside neighborhood popular.  In addition to the year round activities of Montclair, Rockridge and nearby Berkeley, nearby Highway 13 provides easy transit to downtown Oakland and Contra Costa communities.    

This spacious living room is warm and welcoming.  Distinctively conceived, if features expansive floor space, softly colored wood wall panels,…

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This glowing hillside home is located in the hills of Oakland's Montclair neighborhood at 7210 Sayre Drive.  Close to everything, yet seemingly remote among the surrounding trees, it offers 3 bedrooms and 1/12 bathrooms in approximately 1,924 sf of living space.  

For those who would enjoy the quiet tree side ambiance that this house provides, its location still offers opportunities both above and below its location that should please those who enjoy the outdoors.  Just above the home are the hiking, biking and walking trails of Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and Reinhardt Regional Park.  Just below are the shopping and dining amenities offered by Montclair Village, Rockridge and Berkeley.  


This stunning two story floor to ceiling wall…

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This marvelous Mid-Century Modern home is located at 6274 Clive Avenue in the hills of Oakland in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood.  For those who want to enjoy the serenity of Tahoe like living close to all the amenities of the Bay area, this home is a perfect choice.  it offers 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2  bathrooms in 1472 +/- sf of living space.  

A reverse view of the scene above reveals the distinctive and charming A frame construction, which is in perfect harmony with the Mid-Century Modern design concept that you will see throughout the residence.    Elements to look for include walls of glass, simplicity of design, generous open space, giant sliding glass doors, changes in elevation, and integration with nature.  

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