Dave J. Higgins – Real Estate Blog

COMING SOON: Amazing curb appeal and inspired renovations in this Crocker Highlands Mediterranean gem at 1185 Holman Road:

Professionally landscaped front gardens delight the visitor, while inside old-world charm blends with updated kitchen and baths to create a sanctuary for modern living. Natural light streams through picture windows and overhead skylight into chef’s eat-in kitchen with stone counters, custom cabinetry and stainless appliances. Formal dining room with stunning modern chandelier opens to living room featuring coved ceiling, storybook windows and wood burning fireplace. Three serene and private bedrooms and two freshly renovated baths, including a spacious primary suite overlooking the rear gardens. Expansive, level-out deck and

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JUST LISTED: Mediterranean Jewel in the heart of Crocker Highlands, at 1240 Bates Road. Offering ideal use of space, open living and dining areas and french doors onto a light filled private decks and gardens. Spacious chef’s eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances, skylight and fresh hardwood floors, well proportioned bedrooms including primary suite with doors to the patio, large hall bath and dedicated laundry closet. Whimsical archways, designer lighting and oodles of charm. Attached garage with bonus room additional storage. Just blocks from the award winning Crocker Highlands Elementary, Trestle Glen and the path to Lakeshore, Grand Avenue, Saturday Farmers Market, Lake Merritt as well as the shops and restaurants of Glenview.

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JUST LISTED: Storybook home on a serene central Piedmont street. Fabulous light-filled floorpan, delightful period details, lovely bay windows with 25 panes offering an abundance of natural light, hardwood floors and vintage eat-in kitchen exuding delightful charm. Five bedrooms in total with three up and two on the main level, plus a charming secret bonus space upstairs. Serene and private level out rear gardens and patio for entertaining and play, attached garage, and just doors from the foot path leading to spectacular Dracena Park. Centrally located just minutes from the shops and restaurants of Piedmont Ave and Grand Ave. Quick access to Hwy 13/24 & 580 and of course the award winning K-12 Piedmont schools.

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COMING SOON - Stunning Level-in Upper Rockridge Contemporary with dramatic spaces, vaulted ceilings and luxurious finishes. Striking chef’s eat-in kitchen designed by award winning Christopher Peacock for the gourmand of the house. Double-edged Calcutta Marble counters, Wolf Range, Miele Dishwasher and Sub Zero Refrigerator pair with large center island, custom cabinetry and leaded glass windows, guaranteeing culinary inspiration. Split-level sunken living room with fireplace for cozy evenings pairs with additional lounge areas and dramatic lighting. Primary Suite with private balcony, two sided floating fireplace, secondary access to rear gardens and stunning, recently remodeled spa bathroom with double vanity, soaking tub and frameless glass shower.

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JUST LISTED: Mid-Century sanctuary in the heart of Crestmont!!

Light-filled spaces, tree-filtered bay views through walls of glass, and an open floor-plan set the tone in this Dwell-inspired home. Spacious, stylish living room flows effortlessly to chef’s kitchen with quartz countertops, artisan Heath tile backsplash and stainless appliances. Level-in living with three bedrooms and two baths on the main floor, plus a lower level featuring a fourth bedroom, fabulous den anchored by a cozy fireplace, dedicated laundry area, and a cavernous storage space with true expansion potential. Idyllic, level backyard shaded by a majestic Cedar tree boasts abundant lawns, vegetable garden, and spacious deck for outdoor BBQs, evenings of entertainment and days

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COMING SOON! This stylish mid-century rancher in the heart of Redwood Heights with thoughtful renovations... and a full-sized pool! 

Spacious living room anchored by a wide, wood burning fireplace and filled with natural light from floor to ceiling windows. Newly updated chef’s eat-in kitchen boasts stone countertops, stainless appliances, and designer touches, while serene bedrooms have leafy views over the neighborhood and rear gardens. The expansive lower level guest suite boasts an additional bedroom, flexible plus-spaces and a large atrium with glass doors leading out to the pool deck. Extensive gardens with mature plantings, fruit trees and more. A spacious two car garage offers direct, sheltered access from the home plus ample storage. On a

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JUST LISTED! This Stately English Tudor just doors from award-winning Crocker Highlands Elementary, at 1060 Sunnyhills Road:

Extensive renovations blend with exquisite original details in this premier property. Large, light-filled living room with fireplace and French doors opens out onto a cheerful patio perfect for entertaining. Updated chef’s kitchen with quartz countertops, custom kitchen cabinets, waterfall breakfast bar and stainless appliances is guaranteed to delight the epicurean. In this ideal floor plan, you’ll find one bedroom on the main floor with adjacent full bath perfect for guests or home office. Upstairs are two well-proportioned bedrooms, convenient laundry, plus a spacious primary suite with spa-like bath and large walk-in

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This perfectly proportioned California bungalow is situated on a quiet, leafy street mere steps from the lively Lakeshore Avenue business district:

The home’s classic covered porch, front bay window and statement living room fireplace speak to the superb craftsmanship of a bygone era, as does the rare “matchstick” oak flooring that runs throughout. A gracious dining room serves as the home’s central gathering space. Airy and bright, it offers wonderful hillside and neighborhood views through generous windows and opens effortlessly to both the living room and an updated kitchen that will delight any home chef with its stainless appliances, quartz countertops and designer finishes. Three bedrooms with garden or hillside views and an updated full bath

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JUST LISTED: This architectural wonder nestled on a quiet lane literally steps from Hillcrest Elementary in the highly desirable neighborhood of Upper Rockridge:

Meticulously renovated and maintained, this welcoming home delights at every turn with stunning architectural detail and high-quality finishes like eucalyptus hardwood floors and custom thick-plaster walls. The kitchen is a masterpiece in itself, flooded with light from an enormous arched window under lofty vaulted ceilings and featuring a huge central island, custom laurel wood cabinets, hammered copper sinks, and gourmet stainless appliances. The adjacent sunny terrace is perfect for morning coffee or sunset cocktails. A stylish, intimate formal dining room rich in ambiance flows to a

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Stunning Queen Anne Victorian with two additional units below. Located in the sought after Bronze Coast and boasting a 90 Walk Score (WalkScore.com) this triplex has been renovated top to bottom. Newer foundation, earthquake retrofitting, re-engineered walls, dual pane windows as well as all major systems. Dramatic 12’ ceilings, impeccable period lighting, chef’s kitchen, primary suite with expansive walk-in closet and dressing room.



Vintage details like hip and gable roofs, storybook front porch, tall bay windows, and historic colors with gold-leaf accents complete the exterior. The rear grounds offer patios and gardens perfect for entertaining and play while the adjacent two car garage with workshop offers abundant flex space and

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