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The Bender House
804 Santa Barbara Road, Berkeley

This magical Mediterranean was designed by San Francisco architect Leffler B. Miller for his own family in 1925, and has had but three owners. It sits close to the bend in Santa Barbara Road on nearly a third of an acre, with a friendly creek nearby. Carefully sited to capture a straight-on view of the Bay, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate from almost every room, it is located within easy reach of the University of California, one of the world’s leading universities, Berkeley’s famed “Gourmet Ghetto,” Solano Avenue’s shops and treats, and convenient public transportation. The current owners, a distinguished architect and a renowned author and ceramicist), have loved it for almost 50 years, raising their family, entertaining visitors from around the world, and pursuing their creative lives.

  • Three bedrooms and several “plus” rooms; three and a quarter baths
  • Floor to ceiling windows in dining room
  • Soaring heavily beamed ceiling with corbels in living room
  • Exquisite terracotta tile floors in living room and kitchen/breakfast room
  • Gleaming hardwood floors
  • French doors topped with lunettes to expansive westward deck
  • Curving, coved stairwell with wrought iron railing
Offered at $1,500,000.
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Gorgeous Mid-Century
750 Wildcat Canyon Road, Berkeley

Gorgeous Mid-Century “glass house” adjacent to Tilden Park. Meticulous care is evident throughout. Current owners have created a walk-out deck to the East to take full advantage of Tilden Park view and expand the indoor/outdoor living possibilities. Beneath, a large master suite/retreat with ne details awaits, with access to outdoor shower and hot-tub in the privacy of the woods. A second bedroom, with ensuite bath, also has French door access to the hot tub and shower. e third bedroom is currently used as an office/media room. Other thoughtful upgrades abound for casual and easy living in this private enclave.

Offered at $1,285,000.
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Thousand Oaks Tudor
570 Santa Clara Avenue, Berkeley

First time on the market in 46 years! This gracious and romantic home, nestled among towering oaks, is sited on one quarter acre in Berkeley’s prime Thousand Oaks neighborhood. It was designed by Edwin Lewis Snyder in 1927. Garden entry and hardscape are reported to have been designed by Thomas Church to compliment the handsome Tudor architecture. Distinguishing the main floor are a magnificent two story entry foyer, grand living room and formal dining room, all with elegant parquet floors, and access to generous deck that overlooks a rose garden and sunny brick patio. Two steps up from the main floor are two bedrooms (one sufficiently large to function as a “family/multi-purpose” room) and one full bath. And on the upper level are a master suite plus two large additional bedrooms, an additional full bath, and a maid’s suite. While entirely private, this six bedroom home is conveniently located close to Solano Avenue shops and public transportation. It is a treasure!

Offered at $1,995,000.
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Updated Craftsman
2115 Los Angeles Avenue, Berkeley

Virtually equidistant between Solano shops and the Gourmet Ghetto, and near the famed Marin Fountain, this enchanting 1924 home captures the best spirit of Berkeley living. The gorgeous light-filled remodeled kitchen, with honed stone counters, opens to a bright breakfast room with French doors to professionally designed flagstone patio for cozy morning coffee or larger scale indoor/outdoor entertaining. On the upper level you will find a large master suite with remodeled bath, adjacent plus room, and a level-out private deck to catch the morning sun. Three bedrooms and one and a half baths are located on the main floor. There are hardwood floors almost everywhere, except for tiled bathroom floors and wall to wall carpeting in the quiet master suite. From the master suite and the living room bay windows, you will revel in views over the Bay and spectacular sunsets!

Offered at $1,335,000.
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Upper Rockridge Custom Home
166 Alpine Terrace

At the corner of Ocean View Avenue, this beautiful Contemporary Craftsman home was specially designed for its owner in 1993-1994 by architect Richard Elmore and evokes the spirit, modernized, of Greene and Greene from an earlier era. Located in Upper Rockridge not far from schools, shops and restaurants, BART, and bus transit, it boasts steel framing for earthquake resistance and fine details for beauty and the convenience of its owners. The immense “Great Room” combines space for living and dining, gathering and entertaining, and is the setting for a handcrafted fireplace mantel and surround. A “dumb waiter” from garage to main level eases the carrying of groceries and packages in, and trash out. An office alcove is located to be convenient to the kitchen and the living areas. Two suites are located on the main floor to enable one-level living. Upstairs, a master suite has a charming window seat for curling up with a book. Throughout the home there are built-in bookshelves and myriad storage spaces. Adjacent to the garage there is basement space for a full work-shop, where the owner created the unique fireplace mantel and surround. Front and rear gardens are loved by the neighborhood as well as the owner as they have flowered and matured. This is a home to be treasured!

Offered at $1,385,000.
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Upper Rockridge Beauty
5782 Buena Vista Avenue

Built in 1994, this custom built post- re home was speci cally designed to capture the Craftsman-esque style of the home that had stood for decades before in this prized Upper Rockridge neighborhood. Its generously scaled rooms and soaring living room ceiling with exposed beams capture sunlight and provide open and graceful contemporary living. Solar panels (owned) have been added for energy ef ciency and conservation. The living room boasts a raised hearth contiguous with window seats along the length of bay windows, plus a cozy of ce/media nook with built-in bookcases. A generous kitchen opens to the breakfast room, also with a large bay window. On the main level, a bedroom and full bath, provide the opportunity for one-level living. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two full baths, including the master suite which is graced by its own replace and Bay views.

  • Hardwood doors are specially milled New England Maple
  • Built-in vacuum
  • Formal dining room
  • Interior access from two-car garage
Offered at $1,200,000.
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Thousand Oaks Mediterranean Beauty
817 Mendocino

Near the iconic Marin Fountain, this classic home is lled with warm sunshine and graced with many ne details. Juliet balconies, lunettes, and climbing roses provide picturesque touches to this home, so close to Solano Avenue, Berkeley’s esteemed Gourmet Ghetto, the UC Campus, and excellent public transportation. Tall ceilings and spacious rooms provide a elegantly scaled home, complete with an excellent cook’s kitchen. A detached “Casita” is equipped with surround sound and a projection system for movies. A banana tree in the garden provides a tropical touch!

  • Hardwood doors in all living areas
  • Travertine hearth graces living room
  • Formal dining room has original built-in hutch
  • Honed green “bursting stone” kitchen counters and French sink
  • Large multi-use room with French doors to garden
  • Huge master suite with office
  • Three bedrooms and two baths upstairs
  • One-half bath and laundry on main level
  • Indian Rock Path, part of Berkeley’s famed path system, is just four doors away
Offered at $1,385,000.
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1226 Lawrence Street, El Cerrito

Location, Location, Location!

This lovely 5 bedroom/2 bath Mid-Century home offers convenient one-level living in an El Cerrito close-knit neighborhood. The El Cerrito BART station is just blocks away for accessible public transport. El Cerrito’s Community Center, with pool and classes, is also close. AND within two at blocks there’s a trailhead for hiking up the hills! The kitchen and two baths were renovated 3 years ago. Both the master bath and the hall bath have tile oors; throughout the rest of the home, including the kitchen, there are gorgeous hardwood floors. Adjacent to the kitchen is a family/media room with access to the fully fenced yard, with two patios and a prolific lemon tree! The one-car garage with interior access accommodates washer and dryer. Per West Contra Costa Unified School District, this home lies within the Madera Elementary School catchment area. Altogether affordable perfection!

Originally offered at $895,000.
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6444 Colby Street, Oakland

This charming 1910* two story home is a classic, with many original features, including heavy baseboards; leaded entry window; a “peaked” bay window at stair landing (a feature often found in John Hudson Thomas houses); and a “diamond” window in upstairs bathroom. Virtually equidistant between Elmwood shops and Rockridge shops, this home is just a few at blocks to/from coffee, restaurants, services, entertainments, transportation (BART), The Elmwood Theater, Peralta Elementary School, and St. Theresa’s School.

Features include:

  • Beautiful hardwood oors through much of the house
  • Formal dining room
  • Three bedrooms and a bath upstairs, and a plus room at rear with its own vanity and sink
  • One full bath on main oor and a plus room used as laundry area
  • Wide and deep lot with fenced country garden – a paradise
  • One-car detached garage and a long driveway for off-street parking
Originally offered at $1,150,000.
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*Original permit was applied for in 1906; house was expanded in 1910; Public Record cites build date as 1910

6400 Mystic Street, Oakland

Four bedrooms, two and one-half baths with elegant details and remodeled kitchen. An off-market, pre-emptive sale that brought the seller substantially over the asking price and closed in five days.

Originally offered at $1,600,000.
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John Hudson Thomas Cottage
2815 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley

Charming 1915 John Hudson Thomas home in the heart of Berkeley’s famous Elmwood neighborhood. Flooded with light, both upstairs and down, this Dutch Colonial home is a jewel! Nooks and crannies abound: a reading nook adjoins the living room; an office adjoins an upstairs bedroom; two rear bedrooms open to a private deck; fireplaces are located in the gracious living room, breakfast room and one upstairs bedroom. Shops, restaurants, services, public transit, and the Elmwood movie theater are all close by. North on College Avenue is the UC Campus; South is the Rockridge BART station!

  • Three bedrooms, two and one half baths
  • Large dining room with French doors to rear patio
  • Exquisite hardwood floors
  • Laundry on main floor
  • Fenced patio gardens front and rear
  • Walk score 89; Transit score 51; Bike Score 93 – a biker’s paradise!
  • Level-in access
Offered at $1,150,000.
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Glenview Beauty
3876 Brighton Avenue, Glenview

This handsome Prairie-style traditional home, built in 1918, is sunny and solid! You will find popular Glenview shops, restaurants, and services close at hand with a Walk Score of 71 (walkscore.com). Extensive remodeling by the current owners includes spectacular architect-designed kitchen (Wolf Range; Bosch fridge and dishwasher) and baths, and level-out deck with built-in barbecue and fridge. In addition, there is a securely fenced yard for play and pets.

  • Three bedrooms/two baths up, plus laundry
  • Formal dining room with built-in china cabinet • Office and half-bath on main floor
  • Charming entry
  • Large living room with fireplace
  • Air conditioning for our hot days!
Offered at $1,095,000.
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Mediterranean Beauty
24 Vicente Road, Berkeley

Entertain joyfully in this beautifully scaled home in Berkeley’s cherished Claremont neighborhood. Just blocks from the Domingo Avenue delights and College Avenue shops and restaurants, and the stalwarts of the Claremont life: Star Grocery, Rick & Ann’s, Bridgeway Service, The Claremont Hotel and more – much more! This gracious light-filled home was originally built in 1927 and has since been beautifully enhanced with modifications (including a koi pool at the entry) by Ratcliffe and Ratcliffe Architects and landscape design by A.H. Vaughn, former chair of the UC Department of Landscape Design.

  • Four bedrooms and two baths upstairs
  • Living room and formal dining room, right and left of large and graceful central hallway and staircase
  • French doors from dining room to large front stone patio
  • Informal sitting room with French door opens to rear garden
  • One bedroom and a full bath on the main floor (one-time maid's room)
  • Kitchen with sunny breakfast room, with bay window to rear garden
  • Hardwood floors throughout
Offered at $1,750,000.
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Designed with Nature in Mind
5855 Skyline Blvd., Oakland

This fine one-owner home, nestled into a once-wild hillside on a double lot, was designed and built to enjoy the closeness to nature afforded by the location. Within 10 minutes’ drive to Montclair Village of Berkeley and Highways 13 and 24, here is nearly perfect quiet, privacy and solitude with a view to the Bay and level-out patio access from nearly every room. A deer-fenced raised-bed vegetable gardener awaits a green thumb!

  • Three bedrooms (or two bedrooms and a main floor study/office) including a master suite with magnificent view
  • Two full baths
  • Formal dining room
  • Efficient kitchen with breakfast area
  • Two-car garage with indoor access
  • Protected patios for all-day use
Offered at $875,000.
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Magnificent Mediterranean
450 Vassar, Berkeley
This large and substantial (c.1937) home has been significantly modernized for the exacting seller and is in move-in condition!
  • Formal entry way with elegant curving stair
  • Grand living room with stately beamed ceiling, large wood-burning-fireplace and friendly hearth
  • Five bedrooms; three remodeled baths, all with heated floors
  • Formal dining room
  • Totally remodeled kitchen with stone counters, French sink, exceptional appliances, including a stately Le Cornue Fe 6-burner range, and GE Monogram glass-fronted refrigerator and under-counter refrigerator drawers; Bosch dishwasher
  • Breakfast room
  • Bay and bridge views
  • Upper level master bedroom has attached office (once a sleeping porch) with huge Bay view
  • Lower-level media room, with second wood-burning fireplace, wet bar, fifth bedroom and third bath
  • Lower-level “hobby/media/rumpus room” with bar; au pair suite and laundry room
  • Level-out deck/patio and garden from the lower level
Offered at $1,595,000.
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Iconic Colonial
191 Avenida Drive, Berkeley

This extraordinarily pretty home, complete with white picket fence, built in 1939 for the only prior owners, will capture your imagination and your heart! The exquisite gardens are to be savored: cook’s garden on one side, with year-round fragrant herbs and vegetables, and a formal patio garden at the rear for entertaining, with cascading waterfall, ferns, and flowers.

  • Random plank hardwood floors
  • Large living room
  • Formal dining room with built-in corner china cabinet
  • Multi-light windows throughout
  • Three bedrooms up, with an elegant full bath
  • Half bath, recently remodeled, on main floor
  • Bedroom and bath on lower level, with separate entry (au-pair potential)
  • Two car garage with interior entry
  • Close to public transit to Campus or downtown
  • 2014 roof, range, hood, dishwasher
Offered at $1,050,000.
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Charming Kensington Home
458 Beloit, Kensington

This ranch-style home offers one-level living and a slice-of-the-Bay view from the bright and spacious living room. Tilden Park trails and delights are close at hand, as well as the Kensington Village shops and Berkeley’s favorite places. It has been meticulously maintained and is move-in ready!

  • Three good-sized bedrooms and a plus room for office or hobbies
  • Two baths
  • Level-out rear deck
  • Pine paneling
  • Rear toolshed
Offered at $750,000.
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565 Bellevue #1403, Lake Merritt
A luxurious corner condominium with walls of windows in the Park Bellevue Tower on the shores of Lake Merritt! Located in the vibrant "food-centric" area of Downtown Oakland, close to restaurants, Farmers' Markets, theaters, BART and other transportation. Fabulous views North, East, and West, including 4 bridges, beautiful Lake Merritt, Downtown Oakland, San Francisco, East Bay Hills, and the UC Campanile.
  • One bedroom, two elegant baths
  • Sophisticated décor and lighting
  • California Closets with built-in ironing center
  • Ample wall space for art and media screens
  • Glowing Brazilian mahogany hardwood floors
  • Office area
  • Building amenities include: pool; 24 hour doorman; exercise room; remodeled saunas for men and women; and community room
  • Walk Score of 82 and “Bicycle Paradise” according to Walkscore.com
Monthly HOA fee of $705* includes: 24 hour doorman, pool, exercise room, saunas, one parking space, common area maintenance, on-site management, common radiant heat, exterior maintenance, water, trash removal, and reserves.
*HOA fees are subject to change.
Offered at $489,000.
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974 Euclid Avenue
Beyond the garden gate, nestled in a flourishing fragrant garden, this four bedroom, two and one-half bath John Hudson Thomas half-timbered Tudor-style home (c.1928) will delight you. It is exquisitely updated with a Bennett Christopherson kitchen, powder room, sunny breakfast area, and family room. French doors lead from the living room to the patio and garden for indoor/outdoor living. Classic John Hudson Thomas details include winding stairwells, multi-light windows, and high-pitched eaves. Three bedrooms and one bath on the second floor. One bedroom and bath on the lower floor. Hot tub with access from lower level bedroom and bath.
Offered at $1,075,000.
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North Berkeley Mid-Century Beauty
131 Poplar Street, Berkeley

This light-filled, view home was built (c.1955) and has been meticulously maintained and upgraded by the current owners. The best of the Mid-century features! Close to public transit on Euclid Avenue, with access to UC Campus, downtown Berkeley, BART, and San Francisco et al.

  • Large living and dining rooms – great for entertaining; raised hearth; travertine fireplace surround
  • Multiple skylights for light, light, light
  • Four bedrooms, three full baths (including a large master suite with sun room and
  • sumptuous master bath)
  • Stone counters, slate floor, Viking cooktop and Kobe hood, Miele dishwasher, GE Profile
  • oven and micro-oven in kitchen, with breakfast room and level-out access to large garden Two rear bedrooms have level-out access to patio and garden
  • Yard has charming waterfall and a protected and private spacious stone patio
  • Bosch washer and dryer
  • Two-car garage with interior access; ample storage
Offered at $975,000.
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Top Floor Condo
280 Caldecott Lane #313, Oakland

This lovely “Piedmont Model” top floor condominium, light and airy, with cathedral ceilings and a peaceful outlook will delight you. Located toward the quiet rear of The Parkwoods gated community, this gorgeous unit has two patios, and exceptional plantation shutters throughout. All of The Parkwoods’ amenities are close by – pool, gym, hot-tub, saunas, quest parking, security and more.

  • Two bedrooms, two baths (two suites) nicely separated, each with a patio
  • New carpeting
  • Elegant living room with gas fireplace
  • In-unit stack washer/dryer
  • Gas stove
  • Two covered deeded parking spaces 1387 and 1388

Monthly HOA dues of $368* include professional common area management and maintenance, pool and gym and related facilities, blanket hazard insurance, ALL water, security, on-site maintenance, refuse disposal, and reserves
* HOA dues may change without notice.

Offered at $450,000.
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Thousand Oaks Beauty
582 Santa Clara Avenue, Berkeley

First time on the market in more than 40 years, and only the second time on the market in 60 years, this lovely larger-than-it-looks cottage-style home is a keeper! Two steps to the front door make this nearly level-in, and one-level living is easy with three bedrooms and a bath on the main floor. The main floor kitchen and laundry room were designed by Michael Waxman (MuellerNicholls) in 1994, complete with electrically operated skylight and custom cabinetry. Newly refinished floors gleam throughout the main floor. The lower level was built out in 1979 by John Wilkins (Custom Kitchens), to include a very large bedroom (or study), walk-in closets, a large rumpus/rec room, full bath, and kitchenette (perfect for in-law or au-pair). From the rumpus room, a sliding glass door opens to a beautiful landscaped patio and garden. Sellers have lavished care on their home and its surrounding trees and landscaping – small wonder that they have been here for more than 40 years! Convenient to neighborhood parks, Solano Avenue delights, public transit, and Colusa Circle shops, this treasure boasts a Walk Score of 71.

  • Wood-burning fireplace in living room with travertine surround
  • Three bedrooms and one full bath all on the main floor
  • A large fourth bedroom, rumpus/rec room, bath and kitchenette on lower level
  • Two private landscaped patios: one in the front to catch the morning sun with newspaper and coffee; one in rear for afternoon and evening
  • Oversized garage (with work bench and utility sink) with interior access
Offered at $1,000,000.
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6537 Alta Vista Drive, El Cerrito
Sparkling Mid-Century Modern. One-level easy living in the El Cerrito hills! This much-loved sharp home near the Mira Vista Elementary School* has been in the same family since 1954!
  • Three bedrooms, two baths
  • Gleaming hardwood floors throughout most of the home
  • Contemporary appliances
  • Air conditioning for hot days
  • Fenced and private stone patio
  • Abundant sunlight
  • Plus room for den/media/study
  • Basement set-up for serious workshop
  • Carport with near level-in (ramp-able) access
*Admittance into Mira Vista Elementary School is not guaranteed. Please inquire with the school district for enrollment information.

Offered at $450,000.
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4545 Toyon Place
Originally built in 1920, this sweet two bedroom, two bath home has had several make-overs and additions, providing some delightful nooks and crannies and get-away spaces! In addition, it has a lovely pool, a detached structure that can offer office or studio space, and a large originally three-car detached garage that has been converted to an artist’s studio for a prior owner. A lanai porch off the bright living room is green and serene; a sunny tiled patio off the kitchen offers sun-splashed outdoor living. In the kitchen, an indoor waist-level barbecue fireplace is a bonus, too. Plus rooms include a tuckaway office and a multi-purpose room, both adjacent to the second bedroom.
Offered at $499,000.
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260 Caldecott #214
Located among graceful redwoods, and clad in rustic redwood bark, this unique home offers old world elegance within! According to Parkwoods Beauty!

Serene, elegant "Piedmont" model condo in sought-after Parkwoods complex: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths; formal entry; quiet location, 2 patios, in-unit laundry; 2 parking spaces with interior access. Amenities include lovely pool, saunas, exercise facility, beautiful landscaping, security gate, and much more! Open Sunday June 24, 2-4:30.

Offered at $399,000.
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150 Arlington Avenue, Kensington
Located among graceful redwoods, and clad in rustic redwood bark, this unique home offers old world elegance within! According to legend, ornamental elements, as well as the redwood bark siding, were saved and moved from an early 20th century mansion in Berkeley’s Claremont neighborhood. Among the ornamental elements are richly carved moldings, decoratively stenciled beams in the living room, and a grand staircase. The exquisite kitchen/family room designed by Agnes Bourne is a contemporary counterpoint.
  • Three spacious bedrooms and three and a half baths
  • Gorgeous pocket doors and moldings in the elegant dining room
  • Fully developed lower level family room, laundry, and workshop
  • Courtyard with pergola overlooking the garden
  • Filtered Bay views
  • Large garage with interior access
Offered at $1,575,000.
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46 El Camino Real, Berkeley
In The Claremont - This handsome and elegant 1908 Berkeley Brown Shingle was originally built by William Francis Kett (1870-1951) for his large extended family when he moved from the East. Its welcoming and beautifully proportioned recessed, level-in entry, and large entry hall are just the beginning! There are two master suites plus three additional bedrooms and a third full bath on the second floor (plus a laundry facility). And further up, a finished attic for play or retreat. From all main floor rooms there is access to decks and patio, via French doors, for comfortable indoor/outdoor living. And on the lower levels you will find an ample au-pair suite, with access to a second laundry area. A darkroom is an additional “plus.” This large and lovely home sits on two parcels of land, offering a deep back yard. This is a beauty!
Offered at $1,850,000.
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597 Santa Clara, Berkeley
This gracious and important home, built in 1915, has a long and distinguished history! It was designed by Herbert Chivers, a noted St. Louis architect who sought his fortune in the Bay Area after the 1906 earthquake, for George Friend. Friend was a vaudeville performer who married a daughter of John Spring (Spring Mansion on San Antonio). The house was one of the earliest in the Thousand Oaks area and served as something of a flagship for the development along winding tree-lined streets, graced with pocket parks and graceful urns (recently restored in many places). Friend became the Realtor presence for Thousand Oaks, selling land from an office at the corner of Solano and Colusa Avenues, later the legendary Ortmann’s Ice Cream Parlor, and now Starbucks. The home is featured in “41 Berkeley Walking Tours,” published by The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Society. Arlene Sagan, Berkeley musical legend, bought the mansion in 1955. Arlene taught recorder to generations of Berkeley children and was on the faculty at Mills College. Arlene was the founder of Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, where singers come, non-auditioned, to learn and make music together and present three free programs a year to Berkeley residents. The home has a commanding presence, located above the street on a triple lot. Originally there was a glass porte-cochère canopy (now long gone) over the circular drive. There are gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the main floor and the second floor, and a large stained glass panel in the elegant stairwell. An oversized fireplace graces the large living room and two of the four second floor bedrooms have fireplaces of their own.
Offered at $1,295,000.
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1142 Longridge Road, Crocker Highlands
You will love this smart and sparkling Crocker Highlands home! Many special upgrades for super energy efficiency. Three bedrooms, two baths on main floor for one-level living. Inviting media room and one-half bath for office/guest/ entertainment on lower level. Charming children's playhouse under deck.
  • Solar panels generate all the electricity current owner uses
  • Copper plumbing installed 3 years ago and on-demand hot water heater 50-year metal roof installed 3 years ago (cool in summer/warm in winter) Double-pane windows
  • Pull down screens in kitchen, bedrooms, and living room
  • French doors to spacious deck off the kitchen
  • Sound system wiring throughout home
  • Remodeled basement bonus room with beautiful one-half bath
  • Queen size Murphy bed frame downstairs, in custom wooden cabinet
  • Movie-screen painted on downstairs wall with projector system wiring
  • Huge basement storage
  • Bountiful Meyer lemon tree in front yard
  • Sprinkler system in front and back

Offered at $850,000.
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565 Bellevue Ave. #2303
Extraordinary luxury condominium in a prestigious building on the shores of Lake Merritt! Located in the “happening” food-centric area of downtown Oakland, close to restaurants, Farmers' Markets, theaters, BART and other transportation. Fabulous views of North, East, and West, including bridges, downtown Oakland and San Francisco, East Bay Hills, and the UC Campanile.
  • One bedroom, two sumptuous baths
  • Sophisticated décor and custom lighting
  • Custom appointments throughout
  • Remote control lights, sound, and shades
  • Exquisite cabinetry
  • Hardwood floors
  • Office alcove
  • Building amenities include: 24 hour pool; doorman; well-appointed exercise room; remodeled saunas for men and women; and community room Walk Score of 82! (walkscore.com)
Monthly HOA fee of $705* includes: 24 hour doorman, pool, exercise room, saunas, one parking space, common area maintenance, on-site management, common radiant heat,exterior maintenance, water, trash removal, and reserves.
*HOA fees are subject to change.

Offered at $495,000.
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37 Ardmore Road, Kensington
A rare find, handsome, expansive Craftsman home. This three++ bedroom and two plus bath home is a wonderful blend of original elements and a thoughtful restoration. Sited on a rare level parcel. Situated in the heart of Kensington just a block to Village shops. The residence has been carefully maintained and updated and features three bedrooms up with multiple sun porches and two full baths. The main floor features a gracious living room with original built-ins and fireplace. Spacious formal dining room with fireplace and gorgeous built-in sideboard. Kitchen has stone counters, wood cabinets and new stainless steel appliances. Adjoining the kitchen is a charming breakfast room. In addition, there are two half baths on this level, separate family room and office. A bonus is the state-of-the-art wine room that holds 700 bottles. French doors lead to the beautifully landscaped garden, perfect for entertaining. Kensington is minutes away from U.C. Berkeley and BART. San Francisco and Marin are just thirty minutes away by car.

Offered at $1,150,000.
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21 Stephens Way, Berkeley
In the Claremont Hills with sweeping views of the Bay from the San Mateo Bridge and South to the Richmond Bridge and beyond, this one-owner home has never before been on the market! Initially custom designed and built (c.1957), it was rebuilt to the original design with minor modifications and improvements after the 1991 Oakland Fire. Views are spectacular from the living room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, and lovely patio garden. One-level living, indoor and out, is accessed by a lift from garage/street to the patio and garden. In addition, on a lower level, a full suite offers a fourth bedroom, third bath, and family room with abundant light and it's own exterior entrance.
  • French doors from living room to patio garden
  • Kitchen opens to patio
  • Hardwood floors in living room and dining room
  • Two main level bedrooms open to patio garden
  • Patio has built-in seating PLUS lawn area
  • Seat lift from garage to main level
  • Potting room
  • Built-in vacuum system; circulating hot water system; instant hot water spigot at kitchen sink; SubZero fridge
Offered at $1,050,000.
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Sunday March 4, 2-4:30

1603 Portland Avenue, Berkeley

This adorable bungalow (c.1925) sits in a cherished neighborhood, close to Colusa Circle and Solano Avenue - Walk Score of 86 (walkscore.com) - will charm you! Sunshine from lovely windows fills the home, and hardwood floors gleam in living areas and bedrooms. Large kitchen and sweet garden!

Features include:

  • Handsome fireplace in living room
  • Multi-light windows in living areas
  • Two bedrooms
  • One bath
  • Approved and permitted plans for 3rd bedroom and 2nd bath addition and kitchen remodel are included in the sale
  • Charming rear garden with a prolific lemon tree
Offered at $619,000.
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6020 Bullard Way, Oakland
On the Piedmont side of Montclair, this uniquely graceful home is perfect for daily living and open-hearted entertaining. Sited well above the street level, this estate-like home exists in a world of its own!
  • Central entry hall
  • Formal dining room
  • Living room and adjacent den/study
  • Two half baths on main level
  • Four bedrooms and two baths on second floor (including master suite)
  • Two-car garage with interior access to kitchen
  • Large bonus/rumpus room over garage
  • Meticulous maintenance and condition
Offered at $1,350,000
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30 Halkin Lane, Berkeley
30 Halkin Lane, located between Spruce Street and Cragmont Avenue, enjoys big Bay views and wonderful details: distinctively arched doorways, handcrafted beams in the living room, clinker-brick fireplace (reportedly the bricks were originally ship ballast), fine hardwood floors, grand windows, and large-scaled rooms.
  • Three bedrooms and three full baths
  • Wine cellar and separate wine tasting room in lower level
  • Bonus rooms including small 4th bedroom or study on the main floor, media room and large "ballroom" on lower level
  • Most windows are new dual pane windows
  • Viking appliances and custom cabinetry in kitchen
  • Central kitchen island with second sink
  • Views from kitchen, breakfast room, living room and dining room as well as west-facing bedrooms
  • Solar panels for electricity
  • Two-car garage with automatic openers and interior access
  • Abundant storage
Offered at $1,450,000
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4690 Edgewood Ave., Oakland

240 Caldecott Lane #318, Oakland

63 Bonnie Lane, Berkeley

681 Hilldale, Berkeley
Represented Buyers

1949 Melvin, Oakland
Mid-century modern 3+BR/2BA in Upper Oakmore Represented the Buyers

2115 Los Angeles, Berkeley

161 Avenida, Berkeley

50 Elrod Avenue, Oakland

1740 Rose Street, Berkeley
Charming 3BR/1+BA North Berkeley Craftsman near Monterey Market and the Gourmet Ghetto. Represented the Buyer

1147 Grizzly Peak, Berkeley

2045 Berryman Street, Berkeley
Exquisite 2 bedroom, 2 full bath townhouse in Live Oak Condominium Complex. Level in, close to Gourmet Ghetto, shopping, and transportation. Large common area with community gardens. Kitchen, full baths and laundry totally remodeled in 2008. Basement for workshop and/or storage, plus a one-car garage.
Offered at $695,000
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1880 Capistrano Avenue, Berkeley
This charming 1922 two-story Dutch Colonial home, close to Solano Avenue, (Walkscore 89), fairly glows with pride of 31 years of family ownership! Gambrel roof, gracefully designed entry walkway, and elegant window boxes with overflowing flowers characterize the home's street appeal. Kitchen remodel and addition, plus entry walkway and rear patio have all been designed by Berkeley's famous architect Bennett Christopherson. This pristine home is wonderfully light and airy throughout, with multi-light windows everywhere. There are three ample bedrooms and a baths upstairs, and an additional bedroom (or office/study) and bath on the main floor. Fine molding details throughout add refinement and an elegant fireplace is a focal point of the gracious living room. A side porch with French doors from the living room provides a protected spot to enjoy the afternoon sun and be neighborly at the same time! Level-in/level-out for indoor/outdoor access: French doors from dining room open to the rear patio and garden with abundant roses and special plantings surrounding a verdant level lawn, all designed by distinguished landscape architect Edward Janelli. All this in a special block of Capistrano Avenue, between The Alameda and Colusa Avenue.
Offered at $1,035,000
Sold for over asking with multiple offers!

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698 Creston Avenue, Berkeley
Quiet, private retreat on double lot with 4 bridge view! Flexible living, officially 5 BR, but can be 3 BR with den or office and large family room. Level in entry, level out deck, expansive garden, meandering paths, secluded patios. Large kitchen with breakfast area and view. Writers studio in garden. 5 bedrooms, 2 full | 1 partial bathrooms.
Offered at $995,000
Sold for over asking with multiple offers!

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