Thoughts and listings about Oakland Homes and Oakland Condos

In the hills of Oakland, between Montclair and Piedmont is this very special home that is perfectly adapted to both gracious living, and stellar entertaining.  Located at 5625 Estates Drive, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2091 sf of floorspace.  

Anchored by this gleaming updated kitchen, the home is immediately welcoming and relaxing.  A very practical, and spacious central island provides both work space and serving space, and features lower level storage space, as well.  

The crisp whiteness of the surrounding overhead glass front cabinets combines beautifully with the white of the tiles over the stove, and the light from the generous overhead lighting.  This is most certainly an efficient, and an very pleasant, working space for…

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This charming hillside home, located at 6173 Ascot Drive in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood of Oakland, has outstanding curb appeal.  The lush green of the lawns and gardens combines beautifully with the soft shadings of the tall, well established trees that surround the property.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 2639 sf of living space.  

Entry into the home reveals this engaging living space around which many a pleasant evening, afternoon lunch, or late dinner can be planned.

As will be seen, each of these spaces combines beautifully together into a well conceived harmony.  

To begin, this marvelous living room is large enough to accommodate generous and varied seating configurations around the pleasant, and…

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High atop the Oakland hills in the Montclair neighborhood of the city, is this imaginative and dramatic view home.  It is located at 6855 Elverton Drive, and offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very generous 4100 sf of living space.   

This magical home seems to be suspended in space above all the others, and provides a special sunrise and sunset every day.  An expansive outdoor deck with sweeping views captures each and every one of these events.  

Entry into the home reveals this glowing, and warmly lit foyer that begins to reveal the drama of the home directly below.  

Guests will enter the house through this distinctive sweep of stairs that curves gently downward to the living area.  

Just at the base of the stairs…

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High above Montclair Village in Oakland, is this tranquil 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home that is settled in among the trees and hills of this very pleasant community. 

Located at 2981 Holyrood Drive in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood, it combines the area's Tahoe like ambiance with a perfect proximity to neighborhood shopping, and efficient commuter access.  

As can be seen here, and in the view below, the entire front of the home has been conceived as a vacation retreat.  A handsome wooden fence runs along the front of the property with entry  through a delightful peaked gate.

An highly effective roof extension provides shelter from the sun when needed on bright, sunny days

A different perspective reveals dual entrances into the…

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This handsome Mediterranean style home is located on a hillside in the desirable Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 1432 Holman Road.  Its charming front garden, graceful wrought iron balcony and entry fencing, red tile trim, and the distinctive trio of arched windows, create a very engaging curb appeal.  

It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a comfortable 1546 sf +/- of living space.  

This glowing living room is large, and centered around a classically designed central fireplace.  The room is spacious enough to accommodate a variety of design concepts, and furniture placements.  

The richly colored golden colored hardwood floors and dark wood trim  compliment the softer hued walls and ceiling.  The distinctive partially…

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One of the pleasures of living in the Montclair hills of Oakland is the availability of homes with the unique combination of Bay area views, and Tahoe like living. 

Nestled among the well established hillside trees is this outstanding home located at 6589 Oakwood Drive.   It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very spacious 3331 sf +/- of living space.  

What a pleasure to be able to enjoy this view each day-one that is changing constantly as the light and seasons change. This SF Bay, two bridge panorama, is most certainly a daily gift. 

Just off the deck seen above, is this imaginatively conceived family room.  It is perfectly designed to provide effortless indoor/outdoor living, utilizing the presence of a sliding glass door…

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This classically styled Tudor 3 story home sits high atop the Oakland hills, and is a private retreat unto itself.  A large fenced front garden has been carefully conceived to provide both beauty and esthetic balance to this unique view property.    

Located at 25 Chelton Lane in the popular Montclair district of Oakland, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a spacious 2499 sf of living space. 

Guests are welcomed into this dramatic living room that is anchored by an impressive brick fireplace at the far end of the room.  A built in bookcase enhances the space, and, coupled with the room wide mantle above, offers multiple opportunities for the display of favorite books, art works and collectibles.  

It is hard to deny the impact of…

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The sparkling upper unit is one of two units located at 4001-4003 Howe Street in Oakland.  (The second unit, perfectly suited as an ADU or Airbnb rental space, will be presented below after this first unit)

This upper unit offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms with full basement storage, and has been superbly updated to offer a sleek and modern atmosphere that allows this space to function equally well as a modern office complex, or a personal living space.  

Visitors and guests are immediately welcomed by a spacious and gleaming kitchen that features an expansive companion island that is perfectly suited for casual entertaining and relaxation.  

Large, centrally located windows combine with extensive overhead lighting and white cabinetry…

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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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