Thoughts and listings about Oakland Homes and Oakland Condos

This remarkable sweeping view is available 24 hours a day, year round, from a stunning home at located at 42 Villanova Drive in the  Montclair neighborhood of Oakland.  Included in the panorama is Mt. Tamalpais, both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and the cities of San Francisco and Oakland.  The home offers 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, in approximately 3607 sf of living space.  

Worth noting is that the house has an upper 3 bedroom level, and 2 additional one bedroom living units below.  

While it might seem remote from all below, it is in fact close to everything that the Oakland hills can provide.  Just above Skyline Boulevard, and adjacent to the Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, the house's location is close to the many…

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This engaging multi-story home with its fascinating gabled roofline and distinctive trim, is located at 3601 Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland.   It's pleasant front garden, with handsome hedges and dual gates, completes this home's curb appeal.  

It is extremely well located.  Nearby are all the favorite Lakeshore and Grand Avenue shops and restaurants, and just moments away, are Lake Merritt, and downtown Oakland.

It is surprising in its size.  It offers 6 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in an outstanding 4794 +/- sf of living space.  While it is a spacious single family home, given its space and…

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This handsome home, freshly painted inside and out, glows in the sun with its crisp grey and white color combination.  Located at 2211 Coloma Street in the Upper Dimond neighborhood of Oakland, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a comfortable 1250+/-sf of living space.  

Perfectly located just a block from popular Dimond Park with its playground, recreation center, trails and tennis courts, Oakland Dimond Public Library, and some of the public favorites that include Farmer Joe's, Dimond Slice Pizza, and Peet's.  It also has easy freeway access to downtown and San Francisco via…

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The Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland has always been the location of handsome traditionally styled homes that are characterized by pleasing architecture, gracious and varied gardens, and gently winding streets. 

  This home, at 1065 Hubert Road represents all of those elements, and more.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 2164 sf of living space.  

Its location is especially appreciated by residents.  Close to the varied shops and restaurants of Grand Lake, Lake Shore and Montclair Village, its proximity to both Highways 13 and 580 provides efficient transportation to Oakland, San Francisco, and Contra Costa County.  

This charming front porch offers a sunny welcome, and is immediately inviting as a…

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This handsome hillside home is very well located in the Redwood Heights neighborhood above Oakland at 2800 Sylhowe Road, and has impressive curb appeal with its defining old oak trees, and distinctive architecture.  

Originally a hillside cabin, it has been dramatically reconceived in 2009 by architect Geoffrey Holton into a modern and imaginative living space with updated amenities, some of which include solar heating, EV charger, rainwater tank, and a thoroughly updated kitchen.   

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1597 +/- sf of living space.  

A large and welcoming entryway combines with the colorful gardens and surrounding greenery and trees to prepare guests for the home's very pleasant living spaces.  

The expansive living room…

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This stunning rear garden at 1643 Trestle Glen Road in Oakland, reveals its enchanting beauty, and the dedication that has gone into its creation.  Nestled in the trees of this Crocker Highlands neighborhood, the home and gardens offer a Tahoe like atmosphere that is both soothing and immediately inviting.    

What makes the residence even more distinctive is that it is just moments from Oakland's Park Street, that leads downhill to the pleasant Glenview neighborhood shopping, and uphill to the favored shops and restaurants or Montclair Village and Highway 13.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 2581 sf +/-  of living space.

Stepping down from the deck seen above, one discovers this carefully designed, and uniquely…

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This handsome mid -century modern style home sits comfortably among lush old growth plants, trees and greenery in the hills just above Piedmont, and close to Montclair Village.  It is located at 5720 Morpeth Street. 

The crisp architectural lines that define its style meld perfectly with the softness from the impressive grounds that surrounds it.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in approximately 1748 sf of living space.  

This engaging living room and dining room reveals the heart of the concept of mid-century modern living--walls of glass and sliding glass doors that draw in the outside light.  Where possible, design doors that open to the exterior to allow the homeowners to enjoy all the pleasure of indoor/ outdoor living.   

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Splendid brown shingle homes have always been in high demand throughout the Bay area.  Developed as a quality home in Piedmont, Oakland, and most particularly in the Berkeley hills , they offer a simple elegance that is well treasured.

This handsome home, at 557 Crofton Avenue, with its dramatic curb appeal, is located in the Grand Lake area of Oakland between Lakeshore and Grand Avenue, an, as such, is ideally placed close to the many unique shops and restaurants of both streets, Lake Merritt, and the Saturday Farmers Market.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in approximately 2154 sf of living space.  

A classic veranda, with a pergola style roof, awaits guests.  This is  perfect place to relax, chat, and enjoy the lush surrounding…

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This gracious home, ideally located in the desirable Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 1453 Barrows Road, is immediately engaging.   Anchored by an long established shade tree that welcomes guests, it features all the elements that make a Mediterranean style home so desirable. 

Its warmly colored stucco walls lead up to the classic red tile roof, while an arched porch, with wrought iron railings and lighting, combines with an iron trimmed window/balcony to complete the entire effect. 

It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2447 sf +/- of living space.    

This expansive living room is ideally conceived for entertaining.   It is both gracious and dramatic.  The visual drama of the overhead open beam ceiling that runs the…

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High in the hills above Oakland is this gracious home that offers an ideal location, and soothing hillside views.  Situated at 2824 Burton Drive in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood, it is just moments from Montclair Village, and the many hiking and biking trails of nearby regional parks. 

It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a spacious 2632 sf of living space.  

The living room is immediately impressive.  A dramatic open beam peaked ceiling rises high above, and, in combination with the wall of windows to the right, contributes to the glowing ambiance of this space.  The crisply designed central fireplace will no doubt be the site of many a pleasant evening get together.  

This entire living space, with its impressive expanse,…

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