Holly Rose, Residential Realtor

Santa Fe style home in Albany

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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 room, and seismic retrofit. Please visit the property website for more disclosures, photo tour, showing schedule and more.

Classic Craftsman in Lower Rockridge

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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, tree-lined street less than 2 blocks from the Foodie Mecca of College Avenue, this home is part […]

Vintage Gem near 4th Street

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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 showing schedule here

At last! A truly large home in Albany

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When the City of Albany was developed in the early 1900’s, larger, more expensive homes were being built high up in the hills, while smaller, more affordable homes were built in the “flats.”  Few would have guessed that one hundred years later, Albany would become one of the East Bay’s most desirable walkable locations, coveted for its […]

Classic Craftsman in Adams Point

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This spacious, sunny home is located in one of the East Bay’s most sought-after neighborhoods, just blocks from Lake Merritt and the shopping districts of Grand Lake, Lakeshore, and Piedmont Avenue. With many unspoiled, iconic Craftsman architectural features, the home has an unusual amount of flexible “bonus” spaces, ideal as home office, playroom, guest room, […]

A Unicorn in Rockridge

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These days, finding a home to buy in Lower Rockridge is extremely challenging, given that the coveted neighborhood around College Ave spans only a certain number of blocks, and once you are there, you never want to leave. Finding a home in the neighborhood with “elbow room” is rarer still, and most home buyers settle […]

Restored Architectural Gem in NOBE

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The “NOBE” neighborhood, at the confluence of the North Oakland/Berkeley/Emeryville borders, is the hottest new area in the East Bay, and fast becoming a magnet for homebuyers seeking a vibrant cultural environment, fine old architecture, warm fog-free climate, great public transportation, and walkability. A walk down 59th Street will show many examples of exquisitely designed […]

Berkeley Urban Farm

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From the street, 2768 Shasta Road appears to be a lovely, classic Berkeley home – and it is. But walk through the home to the rear, and you will discover a private backyard paradise, with an organic urban farm tucked into more than 1/3 acre on the hills above the bay. BerkeleyUrbanFarm.com Video: A personal tour […]

The “Open Concept” in a modern Shingle style home

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In architectural design,  “Open Concept” refers to the absence of barriers such as walls and doors that traditionally separate distinct functional areas. In local real estate lingo, buyers get very excited about the phrase “open floor plan,” which may refer to something as simple as the removal of a wall between living and dining rooms. […]

“Eichleresque” Mid-Century home overlooking a neighborhood park

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AVAILABLE $795,000 OPEN SUNDAY MARCH 20, 2:00-4:00 From the Bauhaus movement in the early 1900s, the concept of “form follows function” evolved into Midcentury Modern architecture, and was fully realized by Joseph Eichler’s many projects in the Bay Area. The design of this vintage 1950 home endures as a bridge between the groundbreaking concepts of […]