Holly Rose, Residential Realtor

Destined for Dwell

Working with Irene and Brett, architects and parents of young children, was a real treat. In our quest to find a family home ready to be transformed by their creative eye, every home we viewed together was a trip to fantasy land, imagining[...]

Claremont Treasure for an Audiophile

The Claremont-Elmwood district is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the East Bay. Straddling the area from College and Ashby through Claremont and Ashby, it includes some of the most popular shopping and foodie destinations — and ma[...]

Rockridge Brown Shingle

This classic Rockridge home on Ocean View Drive created quite a stir when it came on the market. Located on a quiet, tree-lined street full of gracious old homes, yet highly walkable to College Avenue shops and eateries, it hit the sweet sp[...]

Pre-Emptive Bidding War in Piedmont

  Even before the SF Chronicle “Hot Property” article appeared, we knew this was the one. After searching far and wide for a home on at least an acre, with a pool, guest accommodations, a walkable community, and magical-fe[...]

Almost a Village

Anna and Carl*, like the majority of today’s Buyers, wanted a home in a very walkable location. In particular, they wanted to be in the beautiful, tree-lined section of North Berkeley bounded by Marin, Sonoma, and Monterey Avenues.[...]

Architectural Symmetry: A Calming House

I loved getting to know this special house near Berkeley’s Solano Ave. Unlike most floor plans that are laid out in a linear fashion, this home has common rooms with mirror-image symmetry.[...]