Thoughts and listings about Oakland Homes and Oakland Condos

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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High in the hills of Oakland is this Mediterranean styled home that offers privacy and a pleasing serenity, yet is close to everything that living in the Bay area provides.  Located at 4373 Sequoyah Road, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very generous 2591 sf of living space.  

This remarkable front garden is entered through a very unique wrought iron gate, and is surrounded by a high wall that ensures an enviable retreat, and tranquil personal space.  

The lush surrounding garden foliage is well established and varied in color and presentation, and the yard is anchored by this three tiered, gently flowing front fountain,

This opening view of the home reveals the expanse of space available in the living room and dining…

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High in the Oakland hills is this gleaming home that is surrounded by light due to its dramatic location above the city.  Located in Oakland's Ridgemont neighborhood at 5005 Crystal Ridge Road,  it is truly exceptional.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2191 sf of living space.

In addition to its beauty, it is ideally located close to the Oakland hills, and the hiking and biking trails of the regional parks above, while Highway 580 provides easy transport to Oakland, Montclair, and nearby favorites like the Oakland Zoo, Chabot Space and Science Center, and the Tri-Valley area just over the hills.  

Just inside the handsome double door entry, a living space has been created to emphasize the harmony between the exterior expanse just…

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Oakland's Lake Merritt has been a pleasant and scenic asset to downtown Oakland for many decades.  That continues today as this view, and the views below, reveal.  

A second perspective reveals the tall trees, grassy knolls, and pleasant walkways that surround the lake-just perfect for walking, biking, jogging, and yet close to the many fascinating restaurants, shops, museums and office buildings located just moments away.  

Along the lake at #1 Lakeside Drive,  is a 20 story high rise luxury condominium complex called The Essex, the entrance of which is seen here.  Private tenant parking is available in the covered garage to the left.    

The lobby area glows from the warmth of the virtually floor to ceiling glass windows that…

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Now and again a unique and entrancing home will arrive on the market that merits special attention, and this home, at 6590 Oakwood Drive in Montclair, is just that home.   Three stories high, It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2822 sf of living space.  

It was designed and built in 1999 by architect and builder Michael Pearce, and manages to capture the beauty of the both the SF Bay below, and the rolling Oakland hillsides above.  

The entrance to the home is adjacent to the two car garage at the base of the building, and below the dramatic three story building frontage. 

This home is ideal for those who seek and enjoy the contrasting drama of this building's statement to the surrounding pastoral scene, 

The entry into…

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Ideally located high in the hills above Oakland on a quiet street at 6780 Oakwood Drive, is this extraordinary 4 bedroom. 4 1/2 bathroom home.  It is remarkably spacious, providing 3912 sf +/- of living space.  

Its compelling curb appeal reveals an imaginative exterior design.  Its interior living space is conceived in a way to take advantage of the exterior light, while insuring a desirable privacy amongst the trees and plantings that surround it.  

This home is ideal for those who enjoy gracious entertaining.  Everything about it reflects an atmosphere of relaxation and beauty. 

The floor to ceiling windows that line the living room, and the sliding glass doors to the outside deck, provide warm indoor lighting, and an indoor/outdoor…

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