This 1911 brown shingle in Adams Point just makes me happy! It’s in a great location where you can walk to all sorts of restaurants, Lake Merritt, Fairyland, BART, Uptown, downtown, etc. It’s spacious too, almost 22oosf with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. It’s got a nice-sized and level 5200sf, totally usable lot with a detached 2-car garage. And finally, it just overflows with period charm from its gleaming hardwood to its elegant trim, its diamond paned windows to its wonderful rear sunroom and more! Great home, well worth checking out!
Just a super charmer here! Easy walking distance to the great restaurants and transportation options available in the Temescal and overflowing with period details and extra space! Cute backyard with a detached garage, gleaming hardwood, large kitchen with a breakfast nook, and a great big finished basement for entertaining! You’ll love it. Great one to check out!
This is a lovely mid-century home (exactly mid-century since it was built in 1950) set in a wonderfully serene location that is still within walking distance to Montclair Village. I think it really calls out to those who are looking at what this price range buys in Berkeley or simply in a condo in SF. The comparison is stark. Nicely updated and well-designed to take advantage of the 5000sf lot where a large elevated patio space is right out front, the home has a nice 3bd/2ba layout with a garage and welcomes its residents and visitors with a charming shroud of mature trees. Nice one!
Looks like you’ll find a true oasis in this lovely home in the Laurel neighborhood! Built in 1939 with over 2100sf and setup with two kitchens and living areas and sitting on a meticulously landscaped 6700sf lot, this home definitely has the elements of a “gem.” Great indoor/outdoor combination for enjoying the gorgeous Oakland weather and lots of space to spread out. Lots of ways you can make this home fit your lifestyle, and a great one to check out!
Right up in the heart of north Oakland, in what’s traditionally been called the Bushrod neighborhood, this home stands out as a lovely home for the primary occupant, but what’s also great about it is how its lower level has an in-law unit. So for those of you looking for this type of setup— maybe those considering a duplex— in this neighborhood, this one is a very nice option. Great little back yard too! Nice one to check out.
Yep it’s the classic A-frame, Tahoe-style! And this one is within walking distance to Montclair Village. Sweet design with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Built for admiring and enjoying the serenity of the Oakland hills. Lovely valley views from two floors of this home as well as from the lot itself. It’s a charmer built in 1976 that’s awaiting the next chapter in its life.
You’re going to want to be watching Toler Heights! If you’re a view-seeker, this neighborhood has them and the renovations are multiplying along the streets of these hills. This charmer was built in 1927, but it’s had a major modern restoration. Lots of space in this 4bd/3ba home with a very large 6250sf lot as well! Definitely one to check out!
Turn of the century neighborhood with Victorians, Edwardians and craftsmans here. Once again, we’re seeing here the rough cut version of what can (and will) be. Tons of period charm, convenient north Oakland location, priced in a range where investors will likely compete to make it a rehab project. We’ve been watching the evolution of so many neighborhoods over these recent years, and this one is one of them.
2bd/2ba home with a double garage, built in 1900 in the rapidly developing north Oakland neighborhood of McClymonds. You’re looking for a way in, and here is one. Consider the difference between renting and buying. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have your home sold out from under you? That’s one difference between renting and buying. We will help you find a way in.
Updated 1923 craftsman 2/1 with a 5000sf lot, listed under $400k. Just think about it. When we read about the obscene prices for housing in the bay area we have to acknowledge the history of neighborhoods evolving. This neighborhood has seen nearly 100 years of evolution. It’s shined before. Look at how this home shines now, particularly for a price point that’s less than half the median in SF, nearly 20% of the median in Palo Alto.
Yes, yes… I had to include two photos for this one because this home in the Oakland hills really fits closer to a luxury retreat than simply a home. Sitting on a half acre lot with some views to the bay and city lights this gorgeous home includes 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths with an in-law AND a separate guest cottage, also a waterfall, spa, sauna, etc. It just seems to have it all. Built in 1989 in the Italianate style, it’ll entice and enchant you as you flip through the photos. Better yet, let’s go check it out in person! A beauty!
Let it be known that 9 times out of 10 I am going to be a fan of a home in Oakland that has a big lot. There’s nothing like having a nice helping of square footage in your yard. And this one really hits the mark because it’s actually almost 2 acres! And yes, it has a barn and is already set up for your horses. Spacious 5bd/2.5ba home looks great and feels like a home you’d find dozens of miles away from here. Charming and beautiful piece of land with a great house!
It’s the full Rockridge experience here! Lovely 1911 Edwardian with gorgeous period details located right in the heart of the district where one can easily walk to all that the College Avenue corridor has to offer. 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, nice-sized back yard, garage and more! Great one to check out!
This home is really the whole package. It has all the style and charm of an updated 1927 craftsman that actually has a good-sized yard, a garage, a plus room, an unfinished basement AND as so many homeowners demand, it has a very close proximity to public transportation (McArthur BART). Look at this one through and through. It really hits all the marks!
Really nice opportunity to get into upper Laurel at a price point that’s much lower than the surrounding area. Good to view this as a condo alternative, as it’s a pretty compact footprint. But it’s got a cute little yard and it has a great location for walking to the restaurants and shops in Laurel. Nice one!
I feel compelled to comment upon the loss of both Prince and David Bowie in this short period of time this year. Perhaps my most immediate reaction this afternoon to the news of Prince’s passing has been to stagger backward a couple steps recognizing what a colossal artistic void is left in his wake after his passing, much like I did after I heard the news of David in January. And as the confirmation of the news streamed in through my usual sources on the tv and the internet I found myself acknowledging how so many people around the world will endure feelings of bereavement on this day. Many will leave work early, I think. Many will contact family and friends to share in the mourning, just as we do when a beloved family member dies. In these moments in families many members mourning the loss no doubt think of how this void can possibly be filled ever again. Many perhaps recall suddenly trivial yet vital parts played by that person and wonder things such as who will play Santa for the kids this year? Or who can even hope to bake all those pies at Thanksgiving? Indeed, with such a void, with such a gap now created that cannot possibly be filled by any single one of us, how do we bridge this loss? How do we help the young ones to understand, many will find themselves thinking.
It’s this sort of family loss that seems like the only psychological template that comes even close to matching up in these cases for many of us. For me, with David Bowie it’s always been the Ziggy Stardust record that I know best. It’s one that I played exceedingly frequently during a certain time of my life. Even now, when I hear “Ziggy played guitar. Jamming good with Weird and Gilly, and the Spiders from Mars…” I laugh and think of how the personifications of “Weird and Gilly” and I strummed guitars sitting in my living room many times at various different times in my life. And with Prince I recall feeling sparked by the lyrics “You don’t have to be rich to be my girl. Don’t have to be cool to rule my world.” And then in the last verse, with the ferocity of an unquestionably riled-up African-American woman, and in an upper vocal register I cannot even begin to hit, he exclaims: “Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with!!!” Well, you know the rest. “I just want your extra time, and your kiss.”
Wow. These poetic musical moments and so many more by them both have stuck with me for many years, and I expect they’ll be around in my mind’s theater for many more years to come.
So I see these two passing as a great loss. It’s something I feel compelled to comment upon, and it’s something I think the artistic community in particular must view as one where they wonder who among them can possibly even hope to bridge the void now left in their wake. It’s a tremendous emotional experience for many of them, I believe. And I think as this mourning and acceptance sinks in with artists around the world, they will— as artists will do— respond to their emotions by creating art. Much like we saw after David Bowie’s and other artists’ passing, there will assuredly be numerous tribute performances made by many musicians. But what I suspect, and what I hope for, as we all right now feel the whoosh from the cosmic wake of the appearance and passing of these incredible talents, is that artists around the world will respond less by performing tributes of Prince and Bowie songs, and MORE by producing NEW WORKS of their own perhaps inspired by the emotions they feel— inspired by their gratitude at sharing a moment in the continuum of time with these legendary artists.
Just as with the loss of a beloved family member, we ultimately recognize how blessed we’ve been to share time with that person, for however long it lasted in life. Their wakes are often bigger than we think we can endure sometimes when they pass, and they seem to come when we think we are prepared for them least. And in the case of the passing of these two giants, I think the legacy each of them would most likely prefer to see bestowed upon them is that we commemorate their loss not by dwelling in what they take with them (and away from us), but in what NEW each of us might create that is perhaps inspired by our sharing a place in time with them. “Go be YOU,” I think they would say. You know? It comforts me to think that’s what they’d want.
Rest in peace Prince and David, and heartfelt condolences to all who love them.
Goodness, wow! In one hundred years this home will represent our current era as “Year Built: 2016.” Incredible views? Of course. Spacious with over 3400sf, 5bd/3ba? Of course. Luxurious appointments including a stunning LED chandelier? Uh huh. It’s got a whole bunch, really. Just take some time to click through and flip through these pics. You’ll see. Wonderful home in the Montclair Hills!
One photo cannot possibly capture how much there is here in this super stylishly updated 1914 home in beautiful Crocker Highlands. All together we’re looking at over 3700sf with 5bd/4.5ba sitting on a 5750sf lot. Take one bedroom and one bath out of that total because, yes, here you have guest quarters (or an in law, or au pair, or studio perhaps). Just click through and check out the photos. It’s an interior designer’s masterpiece. Beauty here!
Show me the sun and the views! This spacious 2002 home will keep the eyes tantalized as you peek through windows on every level or from the numerous decks and verandas. With over 3500sf and 4bd/4.5ba, and oh yeah, a sauna, jacuzzi, solar energy, auto shades, and more, this home will comfort you in sweet luxury. Remind me what this price buys in SF again?
Gorgeous 1954 mid-century family home in the bucolic Piedmont Pines neighborhood. It probably doesn’t get mentioned enough how the weather in Oakland is pretty close to a perfect ambient temperature and sunny around 70% of the time. Keep that in mind when looking at this lovely 4bd/2.5ba home sitting on a quarter acre in the Oakland hills near to some of the best regional parks possibly anywhere. Just sayin..
Outstanding location here on Harbord with this classic 1937 3bd/2ba with a spacious 1719sf and sitting on nearly a quarter acre lot. Just beautiful! Note the oasis of the back garden and then pan out a bit and consider how convenient this location is to so much including Rockridge and Berkeley, BART and the freeways, yet you’ll listen to the trees and the birds when you wake up here. One of my favorite Oakland neighborhoods!
Another brand new gem by the venerable local architecture firm Baran Studio. If you don’t know them, click the link and check out their designs and ethics. They’re great believers in both style and energy efficiency and they’ve done some great work in Oakland. This one’s no exception with its spacious 1900sf of living space, 3bd/2.5ba plus a garage and a charming sitting area outside. Quick and easy access by pedal or foot power to MacArthur BART, too!
Right in the heart of Temescal (with easy walking access to Rockridge, too) is this lovely 1901 Edwardian style 3bd/2.5ba home with over 1700sf and sitting on a gorgeous lot of 4170sf. The backyard alone is an amazing amenity in this home with its lovely mature trees and charming deck and sitting areas, but this one is another wonderful remodel of a classic home. Spacious and in a fantastic location— well worth a look!
Check out this lovely remodel of a 1901 Victorian-style in the ever desirable NOBE neighborhood of Oakland! Measuring out to 1677sf and sitting on a 3162sf lot this one has been polished up and repurposed for its next century. Beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, built-ins, etc.— all good stuff preserving the period charm— and just a short walk or bike ride to lots of cool stuff on San Pablo Ave!