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1053 Ardmore Avenue, Croker Highlands

Contemporary conveniences, great setting in Oakland home

SFGATE, July 2017 Cascading gardens, multiple decks and patios, and a gleaming kitchen await within this reimagined traditional home in Crocker Highlands. Classical detail mingles with contemporary conveniences within the trilevel. The home opens to a stylish foyer that segues into a living room with a wood-burning fireplace. Coffered wall panels and an arched alcove…
7126 Westmoorland Drive

Custom everything awaits in the Claremont Hills

Hot Property, SFGATE, May 2017 When they found the vacant lot at the end of the cul-de-sac, the Lynn Glazier and Dave Ford knew they were home. The couple was living in Tahoe at the time, and they immediately adored the way Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve curves around the Berkeley property, affording dramatic views of…
271 Crocker

$4.25 million in Piedmont

Price Point, SFGATE, Feb 2017 Roaring Twenties grandeur meets modern luxury at this refined residence wholly updated in 2014. Originally built in 1924, the luxuriously proportioned trilevel enjoys striking public rooms, sumptuous bedroom suites and serene landscaping. Continue Reading
271 Crocker

Former Cal football coach lists palatial Piedmont home

Hot Property, SFGATE, Feb 2017 “What happens now?” is a thought that occurs immediately after a team fires its head coach. Much of the discussion revolves around who might step into the vacancy — though that same question extends to the axed employee’s residence. Such is the case at 271 Crocker Ave. in Piedmont, where Sonny…
Piedmont home beautiful inside and out

Piedmont home beautiful inside and out, asks $4.2 million

Curbed, Jan 2017 Whatever the house at 271 Crocker in tony Piedmont is putting down, we are lapping up and asking for seconds. From its elegant facade to its whimsical interiors, this home us a sheer delight. Featuring five beds, six and a half baths, and 5,887 square feet, this 1924 house boasts seemingly over-the-top elements…
The Soaring Cost of Living in Oakland

The Soaring Cost of Living in Oakland

Mansion Global, SFGATE, Dec 2016 With soaring prices, low inventory and a buzzing tech scene, Oakland—San Francisco’s low-key neighbor 6 miles to the east—has its own crazy housing market. Neighborhoods once known for modest bungalows and starter homes now regularly see million-dollar-plus sales. Condominium and apartment buildings are under construction, transforming once blighted areas into trendy…
Largest lot in Crocker Highlands opens possibilities

Largest lot in Crocker Highlands opens possibilities

SFGATE, Sep 2016 When they found the vacant lot at the end of the cul-de-sac, the Lynn Glazier and Dave Ford knew they were home. The couple was living in Tahoe at the time, and they immediately adored the way Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve curves around the Berkeley property, affording dramatic views of tree-studded hillsides. “It’s…
Designer details shine in updated Arts and Crafts

Designer details shine in updated Arts and Crafts

SFGATE, Jul 2016 Even though 5589 Lawton Ave. has been around for more than a century, a full-scale rebuild makes it far from a relic. Located just south of Highway 24 in Oakland’s Rockridge area, it blends the traditional details of Arts and Crafts with contemporary conveniences. “Everything beyond the front steps was constructed with an…
Crocker Highlands home features contemporary touches

Crocker Highlands home features contemporary touches

SFGATE, Apr 2016 “If I had to define its style, I’d say it’s ‘softened contemporary,’ ” Marina McBrearty said. “But it’s more about creating a feel than a style.” Skylights and sliding glass doors invite sunlight into the home, while stained glass windows and the dining room’s wood-burning fireplace are original details. The home’s vibrant color…
Crocker Highlands Tudor embraces past and welcomes future

Crocker Highlands Tudor embraces past and welcomes future

SFGATE, Jul 2015 A seamless composition of past and present is found in this five-bedroom Tudor home in Crocker Highlands. Hand-carved beams support several ceilings in the four-level residence, served by an Otis elevator. An enclosed rear garden includes a wood-burning fireplace and a water feature shaded by towering redwoods. Continue Reading
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