The varied and wonderful Oakland Neighborhoods.

 

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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This elegant hillside home has a splendid curb appeal.  From its pair of perfectly conceived peaked roof dormers, to its winding brick pathway through a lush garden to the front of the door, it is a handsome home in every sense. 

Exceptionally well located at 5051 Harbor Drive in the city's desirable Rockridge neighborhood, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2,280 sf of living space.  

A large, and classically designed fireplace anchors this spacious living room that is awash in light from a pair of virtually floor to ceiling French doors, and the subtle, but effective, overhead lighting. 

Yet another source is the set of multiple smaller windows above the unique bookcase and display unit at the far right of the room. 

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This broad hillside driveway, bordered with its lush hillside garden and unique sentinel style side trees, creates an impressive curb appeal, and welcomes both residents and guests to this home at 780 Glendome Circle in Oakland,   It offers 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 2376 sf of living space.  

It is exceptionally well located-just moments from the nearby charming Glenview shops and restaurants, and not far from popular Montclair Village, and Highways 13 and 24, both of which offer efficient transportation to Oakland, San Francisco and Contra Costa County. 

This radiant home has been thoroughly renovated to take advantage of its gentle hillside location, and to capture all that the location can offer.  Above, is the expansive…

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This stunning home has been designed to capture the compelling natural beauty of the surrounding trees, hillsides, and the panorama of the cities below.  Every sunset, sunrise, and change of seasons is fully available to its residents.  

Located in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood of Oakland, at 5979 Westover Drive.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2/12 baths is a generous 2358 sf of living space. 

It is just moments from pleasant Montclair Village.  Above, are the many hiking and biking trails of the hillside parks and reserves, and below is efficient freeway access to Oakland, Berkeley and Contra Costa County.  

This unobstructed view to the cities and rolling hills below from the home's treetop location, reveals the perfect combination of…

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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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This delightful home, located at 1420 Fernwood Drive in upper Montclair is a highly engaging mixture of Craftsman charm, and modern, imaginative updating-all beautifully melded together resulting in this impressive living space.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 2880 sf of living space.  

Tucked in among the hills of Oakland's Fernwood neighborhood, is this classically designed Craftsman home, complete with pillared porch and overhanging eave.  

An entry porch that is awash in light welcomes all to this handsome home.  The cozy corner niche is available for quiet reading and relaxation, if desired. 

A turn to the left at the entry hall reveals this splendid living room that captures all the appeal of its…

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High in the hills above Oakland is this imaginative home that has managed to capture the magic of the surrounding trees and the sounds of nature all around it.  Located at 6966 Paso Robles Drive in Montclair, it offers 3 bedrooms2 1/2 bathrooms in 2395 sf of living space.   

Located on over 1/3rd of an acre, the home is the epitome of indoor/outdoor living, with glowing light streaming into the house from large floor to ceiling windows, and the many entertainment and relaxation opportunities offered by the marvelous exterior decks. 

This exceptional living room and dining room combination illustrates how effectively this home has been conceived to combine the indoor living spaces with the expansive exterior deck.  A radiant skylight above…

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Located in the desirable Claremont Terrace area of Oakland,  at 5400 Broadway Terrace #103,  is this well established, and very remarkable, condominium complex.  Within it is the 2 bedroom, 2 bath,  1050 square foot view unit seen below. 

Ideally located close to College Avenue and Piedmont Avenue shops and restaurants, it is just moments from Highways 13 and 24 that provide routes to Oakland and San Francisco to the west, and Contra Costa County to the east.      

The central core of the home is defined by this delightful living room and dining area that is dramatically enhanced with the light and views entering through the floor to ceiling sliding glass door and windows.  Expansive supplemental LED overhead lighting adds to the effect.

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This glowing contemporary styled home is located at the very top of the Oakland hills in Oakland's Piedmont Pines neighborhood at 9383 Skyline Boulevard.

 It is unique, and very desirable, in that it offers a two story home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on one level, and a pleasant and inviting lower level in-law apartment with 1 bedroom and 1  bathroom, resulting in a combined living space of 3215 sf,    

The home has been thoughtfully conceived in such a way that it incorporates the beauty of the outside hillsides with the gleaming sunlight that flows beautifully through the wall of windows that comprise the far wall of this living space. 

The peaked overhead open beamed ceiling provides even more space for the entry of the natural…

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Tucked in among the sheltering trees in Berkeley's Claremont Hills neighborhood is this handsome contemporary styled home located at 6915 Norfolk Road.  Designed by Philip O. Perkins, it offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in an expansive 3410 sf of living space.  

True to the concept of contemporary living, this living room represents much of what is valued and desired with this lifestyle. 

Virtual floor to ceiling windows encompass two thirds of the living space throughout this room, and in much of the rest of the home, as light streams in, creating the warmth and radiance that is the heart of this home.  

The darker color of the engaging central fireplace harmonizes perfectly with the lighter off white walls, and richly colored…

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