Thoughts and listings about Oakland Homes and Oakland Condos

This striking home, with its engaging front gardens and handsome architectural presence, is located on a corner lot high in the hills in Oakland's desirable Ridgemont neighborhood at 4202 Ridgemont Court.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very expansive 2753 sf of living space.  

As one arrives into the home, it is hard not to be affected by the creative use of light and design that awaits one.  Light is streaming in from sets of tall windows around the room, and is captured and transmitted throughout the space by the peaked overhead ceiling. 

The anchoring central fireplace is large and welcoming, and two tall side pillars replicate, and carry to the ceiling, the unique fireplace mantel design.  

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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 home is perfectly settled in among beautifully configured landscaping and tall trees, and has outstanding curb appeal. 

Located on a corner lot at 6102 Ruthland Road in Montclair, it offers 4 bedrooms and 2 half baths in a very spacious 2793 sf of living space.   

Montclair has always been a desirable neighborhood for relaxing living.  Its location is ideal.  This home is just moments from Montclair Village, and just a few minutes to the shops and restaurants of the Berkeley, the Rockridge, and Elmwood neighborhoods-all of which that can be reached via Highway 13 at the bottom of the hillside.    

A bright red door with dual sidelights adds a special appeal to arriving guests, and its color contrasts perfectly with the white…

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For those who long to live in a tranquil Tahoe like ambiance, all will appreciate this outstanding home located at 6850 Gunn Drive in the Shepherd Canyon section of Oakland's Montclair neighborhood, as a perfect choice.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very comfortably sized 2366 sf of living space.  

This home has been designed from its conception to capture every moment of gracious  indoor/outdoor living.   This entrance to the house offers a spacious front patio which is ideal for a relaxing afternoon under the trees, or a comfortable welcoming entrance for guests,.   

Just beyond, is a well placed picnic table with chairs that can easily hold  food for a large outdoor buffet, or seat multiple picnickers under the overhead…

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This dramatic hillside home is located in Woodside Glen community of Oakland at 22 Woodside Glen Court.  Sitting atop a private cul de sac, it offers a pleasant serenity among the trees that surround it.  There are 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a very spacious 2841 sf of living space. 

It is ideally located for daily living as well.  Highway 580, just below, offers easy transportation to the many attractive shops and restaurants of Montclair, San Leandro, and Castro Valley, as well as a direct commute to Oakland and Berkeley to the north, and Hayward and the Tri-Valley, to the south.  

Upon arrival, one becomes immediately aware of the home's stunning curb appeal.  A sweeping driveway anchors the space, and leads to two separate garages that…

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When a dramatic Mid-century modern home is combined with the lush greenery of the Oakland hills, one comes away with this outstanding home that is located at 2759 Chelsea Drive in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood of Montclair. 

With 4 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 2997 sf of living space, it is a quiet hideaway, and is also appealingly close to everything that the city has to offer. 

Montclair is nearby, by with its charming shops and restaurants, as is Highway 24 at the base of the hill that give efficient and immediate access to Oakland, SF, Berkeley and Contra Costa County.  

As guests and residents arrive, they are welcomed by the serenity of this private, and expansive, front patio and garden. 

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Immediately adjacent to historic and scenic Lake Merritt in Oakland, is Park Bellevue Towers-a premium, and very desirable, condominium complex.  Immediately available is an outstanding, and beautifully renovated corner unit-#1402

This is certainly one of the most compelling views in the area.  The floor to ceiling wall of windows captures every moment and delight of the surrounding lakeside panorama, and they do so every day of the week, each hour of the day.  

There is very generous floorspace throughout-1284 sf-allowing a marvelous variety of opportunities for furniture placement that can suit your needs perfectly.  

The room is anchored by a well placed, and gleaming, central island with a waterfall quartz countertop--a perfect…

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High in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood of Oakland is this captivating, and recently built, contemporary view home located at 6645 Exeter Drive.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very spacious 2735 sf of living space.  

With two view balconies, and an outstanding open floor plan, it is especially attractive to those who enjoy entertaining.  The gracious interior space offers a variety of potential design configurations that allows one to create their own distinctive living space.  

In addition to its architectural features, it especially unique in that it is solar powered and "designed to be energy independent, and have maximum water conservation of plumbing fixtures and landscaping" as represented by the seller.  

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Anyone who has lived in the Bay area for any period of time has heard about the stunning and sweeping hilltop views of San Francisco Bay that are available from the homes in Hiller Highlands, as is evidenced by the scene above.  

This very special townhome is carefully designed to take advantage of this unique location high on this Oakland hillside.  As can be seen, these rooms easily capture the scene below in all its drama and beauty. 

Located in Hiller Highlands, It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 1796 sf of living space.  

This scene reveals the spacious floor to ceiling French doors that slide aside to invite both residents and guests to step outside to the outdoor balcony and enjoy the stunning top of the world…

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High in the hills of Oakland is this extraordinary view home located at 13665 Campus Drive.  Because of its distinctive setting, it provides a sweeping view of the Bay area below-from the South Bay to San Francisco-a rare and impressive visual experience.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a a very generous 3254 sf of living space.  It is ideally located in the Ridgemont neighborhood of Oakland, and, as a result, is just minutes from Highway 580 below, which will give rapid access to Oakland, San Leandro, or south to the Dublin Pass and Contra Costa County. 

Two regional parks for hiking and biking, the Oakland Zoo, and the Chabot Science center are all nearby, as well.   

A great deal of attention has been given to creating a…

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