Oakland Neighborhoods

The varied and wonderful Oakland Neighborhoods.

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I am pleased to say that I just negotiated the purchase of this very handsome condominium located in the Waterfront Warehouse/Jack London Square district.  I am particularly proud to have done so in view of the stiff competition that I met.  There is a heavy demand for quality condominiums in this area, and while my buyer and I faced 6 highly competitive offers, we were able to make a very satisfying deal. Check out this wonderful condo!


This is a truly dramatic home.  The soaring ceilings, expansive, light filled windows, and the brick and steel construction made this an exceptional buy.  Note the pleasant fireplace in the corner nook that adds additional charm to the room.  This is a one bedroom, 1 bath condominium.

The very

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This handsomely designed architectural gem represents a traditional look which is always popular, no matter what city you live in.  There are so many elements which make it appealing. Starting with the creative and varied window and roof treatments, the plentiful use of a classic brick motif in the stairs and handsome front patio, and, finally, with a beautiful front garden, you clearly observe an outstanding home.

It is located at 796 Rosemount Drive in Oakland's popular Crocker Highlands neighborhood. Amazingly spacious, it has approximately 3,398 sf of living space, with 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. It is close to all the Lakeshore and Grand Avenue shops, stores and restaurants, including Trader Joe's and the weekend Farmers Market.  

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This charming home at 310 Howard Avenue in Piedmont has much of the appealing classic architecture of its era, and yet has been updated in the most pleasing of ways. This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home welcomes you from the start with an inviting patio area just to the right of the entrance, and continues the theme with the dramatic entryway below.  

Two pleasant French doors open to reveal the very engaging living room.   Bright sunlight flows in from the spacious windows, and the inviting fireplace is an ideal centerpiece for a quiet evening of reading or relaxation.  Other special amenities include beautiful hardwood floors and dual pane windows.  

As with all of the traditional homes of this era, there is a formal dining

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This very attractive welcoming entrance is just the start of the appeal of this home that is located at 1099 Mandana Boulevard in Oakland's popular Crocker Highlands neighborhood.   It has been upgraded throughout, including the handsome kitchen and bathrooms. It offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a hot tub spa.  Additionally, it is just moments from the appealing shops and restaurants located on Lakeshore and Grand Avenues.  

Light streams into the living room from its spacious and appealing windows. Quality woodworking is evident everywhere, from the tall ceilings trimmed with pleasing crown moulding, to the built in cabinets and and elegant fireplace trim. Additional value is added with the use of hardwood flooring.


The dining

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One of the most popular of the mid-Century " California Modern" homes is the Eichler home.  This very spacious home, at 8010 Shay Drive in Oakland, represents the core concept of the Eichler design-- bring the "outside in".  Designed by acclaimed architect A. Quincy Jones in 1965, this version is referred to as the "Double A" style, and, as such, was one the most popular of the Eichler styles that was developed.

 It offers 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a gracefully designed swimming pool.  

One of the most popular features of the Eichler design was the welcoming front atrium, which was usually open to the outside, and around which all the other rooms of the homes were arrayed.  

As you enter the home from the atrium, you are greeted by the

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Located in the Tahoe like atmosphere of the Montclair hills, at 2177 Arrowhead Drive in Oakland, this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers an unexpected treat.  While you might expect a more rustic atmosphere, instead you are welcomed by soaring ceilings, and a dramatic open floor plan.  Here is a  home where the term "walls of glass" truly applies.

Designed by Tom Lowe, this home is dedicated to creating the perfect balance of gracious indoor/outdoor living.  Light flows in from multiple windows, adding to the dramatic ambiance of each room in the home.  As seen below, the handsome beamed ceiling and dramatic fireplace, and hardwood floors adds irresistible appeal to the living room.  

The updated kitchen, just adjacent to the

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This home on the Piedmont side of Montclair at 6045 Estates Drive is a genuine surprise. As you walk through the handsome gate of the home, you are greeted by an almost magical private garden space.  This Oakland home offers 4 bedrooms, and 3 baths, and is a well located close to the charming Montclair, Lakeshore, and Grand Avenue stores and shops.  

After entering via the handsome red doorway, you are greeted with a living room with a lofty beamed ceiling, a creative skylight, handsome hardwood flooring, and a unique fireplace, with cozy guest seating.  

Note the amount of light that flows in from the virtually floor to ceiling windows at the opposite end of the room that creates a truly warm and welcoming ambiance. 


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This delightful home welcomes you with it cheerful red door, red brick "road" and colorful garden. Located at 930 Paramount Road in Oakland's very popular Crocker Highlands neighborhood, it has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in a very spacious 2857 sf +/- of living space.  It is exceptional to begin with, but has been seriously upgraded with solar heating for both electricity and water heating, has a 3 zone furnace, and has been seismically strengthened as well.  

This spacious front porch encourages a quiet afternoon viewing of the pleasant garden space.

Just steps away, a very welcoming front entrance shows off the pleasing door, parquet hardwood floors, and gracious stairway with a spacious window view.

Stepping in, you are greeted by a

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This dramatically designed Oakland hills home at 6601 Elverton Drive, takes advantage of every opportunity to incorporate these stunning views above into your daily living.  Patios, balconies, and large windows bring the outside in for you to enjoy any hour of the day.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in a huge 4142 +/- sf of space.

An example is the living room shown here.  In addition to the oak hardwood floors, high ceilings, and handsome central fireplace, there are spacious windows, and doors leading out to an inviting view balcony.  It is certainly an excellent way to entertain guests, or spend a pleasant afternoon enjoying the panoramas below.

The adjacent dining room's entrance features two very handsome entry

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This beautiful and spacious home at 261 Pershing Drive in Oakland, is located in the hills on the Montclair side of Piedmont.  One glance, and it is obvious that it has has been beautifully maintained, and creatively updated with contemporary design throughout.  It offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 3345 sf of irresistible living space.  I, and my co-listing agent Vinny Manguyen, proudly present this home for sale.

The home presents a truly dramatic sight, no matter what the angle of view.


Sitting high atop the Oakland hills, it offers .93 acres on a downslope premium lot. The view is spectacular, featuring a 3 bridge view and SF and Oakland city views.  


Below are some specific details about the home, but,

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