Sitting high atop the Oakland Hills in the Upper Rockridge neighborhood, is this stunning Italian contemporary style view home.  Located at 6140 Buena Vista Avenue, it offers 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very spacious 3672 sf of living space. 

Ideally located, it is just moments from Berkeley, Oakland, and Montclair, with all that each has to offer in shops, restaurants, and markets.  Its dramatic presence is complimented by a pair of  distinctive arches over the upper and lower front windows.  

One of the reasons that people choose to live in the Oakland hills and the Rockridge neighborhood is the availability of panoramic San Francisco Bay views as the one seen here, and additionally, seen through many of the home's many windows.  This…

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This initial view represents just a touch of the creative design and architecture soon to be discovered below at this home located at 5972 Margarido  Drive in the Upper Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland.   Gracious columns and archways, gleaming floors and stunning woodworking represent just a portion of the distinction of this residence.  Custom designed by local architect Mark Becker, it is a unique and outstanding home, and features 4 bedroooms, and 4 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 3646 sf of living space.  

The exterior of this tri-level home, is dramatic and compelling in appearance.  The second floor balcony is the one represented in the view directly above, and it, and the other two levels, offer panoramic Bay area views that only an…

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This beautifully remodeled condominium unit at 5816 Ayala Avenue in Oakland, is well located next to all that Rockridge and Upper Telegraph have to offer.  It features 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in a very comfortable 1,740 +/- sf of living space.  The gracefully arched front windows, and the richly colored hardwood floors compliment a generously sized living room that is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of potential room designs.

Guests are greeted with this pleasant entryway that has a textbook trimmed front wooden door, a mirrored guest closet, and a gently curved archway into the living room.  As you tour the home, be sure to notice the presence of these archways over the entrances to most of the rooms in the residence.


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This gracious Rockridge home at 58 Sonia Street is optimally located in the hills directly above Piedmont, and moments from Montclair Village.  Offering dramatic San Francisco Bay views, it is ideal for gracious entertaining and quiet retreats.  Featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in approximately 2733 sf of living space.  

One of the finest benefits of living in the Oakland hills is access to this stunning view, and this home features this panorama 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Included is the Bay Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge and various marine venues. 

Visiting guests are welcomed by this delightfully groomed entry that is awash with a variety of well established plants and flowers.  The colorful brick pathway leads down…

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This truly delightful home with its architectural charm, and cozy and welcoming front porch, is truly a handsome choice.  Located close to everything at 5525 Carlton Street in Oakland's popular Rockridge neighborhood, it features a pleasing view, and immediate access to all the area has to offer. 

It boasts a Craftsman style, a popular wood shingle exterior, and a pleasant front yard.  There is approximately 2241 sf of living space, and 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.  

The bright and captivating living room, with its spacious windows,  features the expected classic Craftsman amenities.  Note the handsome crown mouldings, wainscoting, hardwood floors, central wood trimmed fireplace and window treatments.  

Viewing the living room from…

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The very appealing home, with its cheerful yellow and white entry, is located in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood at 5336 Locksley.  The entrance porch and the exterior architecture reflect the Craftsman like architecture of the early 20th Century, which remains popular to this day. The pleasantly upgraded home has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, in approximately 1596 sf of living space.  Additionally, if offer a very flexible nonconforming studio/bungalow in the rear.  

The living room and dining room meld together smoothly for gracious living and entertaining. There are some special touches to note here.  First the sweeping arches between rooms complement the spacious ceiling space of both rooms.  Light flows in from multiple windows, and…

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This handsomely designed home at 123 Sheridan Road in Oakland's Upper Rockridge neighborhood, is defined as a "Contemporary Craftsman", and the stylish designs reflect each of these elements. It offers 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, with 3,376 sf of space. Many of the rooms feature Bay area views.  

The welcoming front room, with a handsome fireplace, and its two charmingly paired window seats, flows gracefully into the formal dining room space.  These light filled rooms are ideal for entertaining, or just a quiet moment next to a warm fire on a cold day.  Note the hardwood floors, which are found throughout the house.  

Just steps away is the kitchen.  It is perfectly located close to the dining room, and, additionally, is accessible to…

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The Upper Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland has always been one of the most in demand neighborhoods in the city.  Graced by a combination of classic Spanish, Mediterranean, and Mission style designs, it has gradually seen added dramatic custom built homes, many of which are full of light and creative designs.  Located adjacent to Berkeley and near Piedmont, it is well placed as well for freeway access to downtown Oakland and SF, as well as Orinda and the rest of Contra Costa County.  Rockridge, especially along College Avenue, it the location of a wide variety of appealing restaurants, shops and boutiques.  

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As buyers begin to search for a new home, they often are amazed at how many distinct and unique neighborhoods there are in this truly diverse city.  Whether you want tree lined streets, ocean views, nearby Lake Merritt, or downtown bustle, there is a spot that should appeal to you. When all is said and done, the best part is that they are all just moments away from each other.

Below is a selection of neighborhoods to review.  There are so many more, but here is a start:

Oakland Neighborhoods

 Upper Rockridge  Montclair Millsmont  Lakeshore Maxwell Park
Lower Rockridge  
 Grand Lake Glenview  Oakmore Hiller Highlands
Redwood Heights  Crestmont Claremont
Crocker Highlands Laurel 

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