Exquisite 4-plex located in the Berkeley Hills

By June 26, 2016 @ 7:21 am


The Cannon Residence, built in 1895

One of the reasons we love living and working in Berkeley is the diversity of the homes we encounter.  One such home, 1631 La Vereda in Berkeley, is a perfect example.  This home features history, art, architecture, tranquility, location, and a whole lot of WOW.

Front Porch

Front porch is surrounded by redwood trees, and only steps from multiple pathways leading to UC Berkeley and Cedar St.

The Cannon House, formerly called The Petersen House, was built by George P. Jensen in 1895 for Theodore C. W. Petersen, a local artist known for his friezes, including the interior of California Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. In the early 1900’s, painter Jennie Canon moved to Berkeley and acquired the old Petersen house, which she turned into an at-home art gallery. She survived the Great Depression by subdividing her home into apartments.

In 1999 the building went up for sale and the new owners took it over, restoring it to what it is today.  With an exquisite attention to detail the current owners have remodeled and restored this beautiful four-unit building while preserving its architectural integrity. There are 4 tastefully remodeled units, each with its own special charm. Outside, the terraced garden has been artfully designed to exude privacy, serenity and functionality. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee from the upper patio while listening to the water gently flowing from the fountain or sit in the swing under the large oak tree and listen to the wind rustling the leaves.

Living Room

There is a hidden frieze behind the box beam ceilings, thought to have been painted by Theodore Petersen himself.


Gorgeous chef’s kitchen with garden views.


Stunning high ceilings


Tranquil garden with patio, fountain, and a tree swing hanging from a large oak tree

Oh, and did you catch that there were 4 units?  Imagine being able to offset your mortgage with rental income?  The other 3 units each have their own individual charm.  No unit is the same, but all units exude warmth, charm and character.


  • Unit 1 is the “Owner’s Unit” and features 2 beds and 2 baths, approximately 1664 sqft. No detail was spared: box beam ceilings, chef’s kitchen, radiant heat, french doors to patio, built-in surround sound, designer light fixtures.
  • Unit 2 is the “Garden Studio.” This sweet 200 sqft unit offers garden views, new bamboo floors, new appliances, new butcher block counters, and a remodeled bath.
  • Unit 3 is the “Upstairs Studio.” This sunny, 277 sqft unit looks out into the redwoods and exudes character, grace and simplicity. Open the windows and experience the beauty that surrounds.
  • Unit 4 is the “1 Bedroom Apartment.” This peaceful unit boasts 640 sqft with a charming living room, updated kitchen and bath, and a large bedroom with views of San Francisco Bay.


8032 Greenly – Virtual Tour

By June 12, 2016 @ 3:22 pm


Video Tour for 8032 Greenly

Hey everyone!  We wanted to share our latest listing with you – 8032 Greenly Drive in Oakland.  Take a look at this adorable storybook cottage located in the King Estates neighborhood.

VIDEO TOUR ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/9cp772yCLgc




30 Alvarado Place – Currently Accepting Buyers!

By June 4, 2016 @ 1:44 pm

Come one, come all!

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The Exquisite Claremont Hotel

Above the Claremont District in Berkeley you will find Alvarado Road, a windy yet picturesque road that gently climbs the hillside above the Claremont Hotel. The hillside is dotted with a plethora of walking paths; off of Alvarado Road you will find Alvarado Place, a small street that is centered between the Evergreen Path and Eucalyptus Path.  Interesting note: According to the BAHA Archives Alvarado Place was originally called Hotel Place.


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30 Alvarado Place, Berkeley

30 Alvarado Place is an elegant home located above the Claremont Hotel.  Built in 1923 this impeccable home features absolutely stunning views of the Claremont Hotel and the entire bay.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Beautiful, park-like yard
  • Spiraling staircase
  • BIG views
  • Close to Domingo shops
  • Drought-tolerant garden
  • Period details
  • Enclosed decks
  • Beautiful sunsets
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Sunny living room


Beautiful dining room windows with big views


Judy’s Garden is in back

Rosie will be hanging with Nancy at the open house on Sunday June, 2-5pm.  Stop by and say hi!

A Peek At Recent Sales

By May 24, 2016 @ 9:50 am

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Tales of recent sales…


We have the best clients! Our clients who purchased Jordan…they were referred to us by clients – with a little bravery + a lot of grace, they had their first offer accepted.

And then Alva…first time homebuyers who found us on yelp; shortly after meeting we wrote their first offer and bam! Offer accepted.

Our Stannage listing belonged to a family that had lived in the home for decades – the seller was an inventor and many of his inventions were still in the basement. So much fun!

Lastly, Greenly belongs to past clients – Krista helped them purchase their home in 2008 – we just love when past clients call us! We can’t wait to bring this special home on the market.

Our clients come to us from all different areas – we love referrals and would gladly take yours!

San Leandro is 15 minutes from…

By May 15, 2016 @ 2:50 pm

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come in, take a look, make an offer, move in

We have a new listing in San Leandro – a simply sweet, 2 bedroom – 1 bath home located on a quaint tree-lined street.  978 Hutchings in San Leandro is a friendly home with a friendly vibe.  It is the home of a dear friend of Krista’s, and now it is time to find the next owner.

So why would you want to live all the way down in San Leandro, away from the hustle and bustle?  Well, you are in for a big surprise.

Did you know that San Leandro is 15 minutes from:

  • The Oakland Zoo
  • Emeryville
  • Jack London Square
  • the 580/880/80 interchange
  • San Mateo Bridge
  • Fremont
  • Downtown Oakland
  • Oakland Airport

And did you know that San Leandro is home to:

  • So much beer!  Drake’s Barrel Room, 21st Amendment Brewery tasting room and Cleophus Quealy Beer Company – each is relatively new to San Leandro and nothing says cool and hip like beer.
  • Great coffee!  Zocalo Coffeehouse, at 645 Bancroft, is an independent coffee spot where guests can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, read a book from their own library, or play a game of chess.
  • Delicious eats!  Paradiso Restaurant is a fine dining establishment with a family-friendly feel; Rock N Roll Sushi is a great little spot with some amazing sashimi; Fifth Wheel is a hole-in-the wall breakfast spot that can cook up a delicious, home-cooked breakfast.

Beer, beer beer!


Zocalo coffee

And do you want to know the really awesome part about all of this?  Our new listing is priced at a favorable price of $450,000 – well below anything you can purchase in Oakland or Berkeley where good beer / coffee / food are a fingertip away.




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