836 Spruce Street, Berkeley: $1,695,000 3,177 square feet, 3++ bedrooms, 2+ baths Represented by Holly Rose, Marvin Gardens Real Estate This Spanish “Castle” with spectacular bay views was designed by architect WH Hooper in the early 1900's. … [Read more...] about Would you like to live in a castle?
Hot Properties make a splash when they hit the market. Each house featured here is driving the local real estate market in some essential way, be it through architectural significance, illustration of an important current pulse, historic relevance, groundbreaking price, or other unique East Bay market trends.
What if you could walk out your front door, and within a few minutes be in a gently rolling parkland with hiking trails, a lake, botanical garden, jogging paths, a little farm, picnic areas -- even a merry-go-round? You would be living near Tilden … [Read more...] about Would you like a 2,000-acre back yard?
Everybody wants to live in Thousand Oaks. When I meet with new clients who wish to buy a home in Berkeley, it seems that whatever their targeted neighborhood (Solano Ave, Gourmet Ghetto, Northbrae, Elmwood), they always toss in "or Thousand Oaks." … [Read more...] about 1797 Thousand Oaks Blvd: $1,695,000
The new listing at 935 Fresno Avenue in Berkeley is a perfect example of the type of home that would have been sniffed at 20 years ago. It would have had 3 strikes against it: It needs a lot of work, it's in the flats, and it's less than a block … [Read more...] about Fixer-Upper in the Flats: the new gotta-have-it
This gracious home, sited on almost one-quarter acre at a private cu-de-sac, overlooks a beautiful valley and rolling hills. Soaring interior spaces, with an open floor plan and cathedral ceilings, create a feeling of expansive airiness. Modern … [Read more...] about Italianate Villa with Views
According to local lore, this home was built by Mr. Hinks of Hinks Department Store (a long-time Berkeley fixture since the 1920s), for his own family. The cheerful 2+ bedroom Mediterranean style home, located on a quiet tree-lined street, has … [Read more...] about The Hinks Home
This spacious, 2+ bedroom vintage cottage has been lovingly renovated with careful attention to creating an open design that integrates with the outdoors. The “great room” flows from the large picture window at the front, overlooking the tree-lined … [Read more...] about Renovated Craftsman Cottage
This light-filled, 3-bedroom/2-bath home is located on a quiet, tree-lined lane that dead-ends at a walking path to the highly-rated Kensington Hilltop School. The street is home to long-term residents, multi-generational families, kids, dog-walkers, … [Read more...] about On a quiet lane near Tilden Park…
This lovely, Santa Fe style home is on a tree-lined street close to excellent Albany schools, Solano Avenue, and Northbrae shopping. The home has been expanded, remodeled, and upgraded, including a gorgeous master bedroom suite, open kitchen/family … [Read more...] about Santa Fe style home in Albany
This classic Craftsman home, built circa 1910, is a wonderful example of the warm and intimate architectural style that has helped make Lower Rockridge a coveted address for those who embrace authentic historical design. Situated on a quiet, … [Read more...] about Classic Craftsman in Lower Rockridge
This gracious West Berkeley home, replete with vintage 1911 architectural details, is located in the East Bay’s latest foodie mecca. Quality upgrades have been made throughout, while remaining true to the aesthetic of the era. See full details and … [Read more...] about Vintage Gem near 4th Street