Jun 272014

“Pick of the Week” is a home I’ve recently toured in person which I believe makes for a great buy based on its status as a Great Home Design in a Great Location for a Great Price!

5600 Castle Drive, Oakland

Hello Friends,

Calling all San Francisco, and even Silicon Valley, home shoppers! First allow me to empathize with you over what a $1.2M listing looks like in your area. I know you really thought there would be more when you stepped out on the trail looking at them on these pretty Sunday afternoons. I know you thought there might be some room to spread out, maybe an extra bathroom, maybe a garage, maybe a city VIEW! But alas, perhaps there was none of these in those homes. Perhaps it’s been a bit discouraging and perhaps you thought there would have to be more VALUE than this at this price level. Well, before you just throw in the towel please, please take a moment and meet the wonderful Oakland neighborhood of Piedmont Pines, and please allow me to introduce you to a home at 5600 Castle Drive situated in this neighborhood. Let’s do it like this: What if while on this home search you started daydreaming about a home that blew away everything you had seen. Like maybe a home with over 3200 square feet with four full baths and a view of the San Francisco city skyline!? And maybe one with a spa outside perched upon a hillside sitting under a gorgeous 50ft tall redwood tree— and make it with a river rock waterfall cascading beside it! What if your imaginary home also had an au pair/in-law unit so you could have live in help or provide a place for a friend or family member to live? And might as well throw in a gourmet kitchen, a recreation room with a great bar, and numerous balconies and patios from which you and your guests will enjoy the spectacular weather at your imaginary home! Right? RIGHT???

I think you guys know where I’m going with this. All these amenities and more are legitimately what you’ll find at this week’s Pick of the Week. This 1946 home has over 3200sf; it has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms; it has San Francisco skyline and bay views; it really does have a spa with a river rock cascade next to it sitting under a 50ft redwood tree. Oh, and by the way, that area by the spa also shares the bay and city view with the house. Yes, gourmet kitchen. Yes, great patios and balconies. Yes, au pair/in-law unit. Yes, wonderful location in Piedmont Pines in the Oakland hills. Yes, listed for $1.195M. Yes, you can see it this Sunday. And yes, you can contact me for a private showing!  What a great, great home! SF and SV home shoppers, and certainly East Bay folks who know how lovely it is, come on down!

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