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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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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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This handsome multi-level condominium is especially well located in the Oakland hills in the expansive Monte Vista Villas complex.  At 6020 Old Quarry Loop, it offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 1741 sf of living space.  

It is close to the Oakland Zoo, and the Chabot Space and Science Center, and has direct access to the many hiking and biking trails of the nearby regional parks.  The commute connections offered by Highway 580 are just moments away, 

One of the advantages of living in Monte Vista Villas, are the amenities offered at the club house that is seen above.  In addition to the expansive rolling greens around the complex, a clubhouse provides a central gathering place for entertaining friends and family when hosting…

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This handsome home, with its outstanding curb appeal, is located in the appealing Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 638 Trestle Glen Road

While it reflects the traditional lines of its era, it has been carefully enhanced to meet the needs of its new homeowners.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 1946 sf of living space.  

Ideally located, it has a Walk Score of 87 due to its proximity to the many shops, restaurants and activities that are offered by Lakeshore and Grand Avenues.  The Sunday Farmer's Market, The Grand Lake Theater. and Lake Merritt, with its lakeside walking paths and scenic views, add more to the variety of choices.   

Guests are welcomed into this handsome living room space that offers so many…

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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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