Dave J. Higgins – Real Estate Blog

Just listed a block away from Blue Bottle Coffee is this quintessential Temescal Bungalow with a detached 2nd area in the backyard featuring additional bathroom and kitchenette. 

4143 Manila Avenue, Oakland Ca, 94609 is being offered by David Higgins for $829,000.00

Temescal Craftsman located a block from Blue Bottle Coffee. Light filled living and dining rooms, Oak hardwood floors, stunning architectural details and sunny kitchen with updates. Positioned amongst the rear gardens you find a cozy detached plus space offering full bathroom and kitchenette. Adjacent is an additional bonus space perfect as a workshop, home office or storage. The tranquil, private gardens and decks adorning the grounds are perfect for play and garden parties. A true oasis in

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Iconic Edward A. Killingsworth mid-century modern maintained with vintage character.

143 Calvert Ct., Oakland Ca, 94611 

Now you can take the full video tour at www.143CalvertCourt.com

Rarely does a home become available on the market with such pristine and vintage lines as 143 Calvert Ct. Located on the Piedmont side of Montclair in Oakland, it's known historically in publications as ‘The Spaulding House’.  This true 1965 mid-century masterpiece was designed by the renowned mid-century architect Edward A. Killingsworth who was commissioned by Mrs. Spaulding to design the home for her and her husband. Sitting on a tranquil street, this is Killingsworth's only residential commission known to have been built in Northern California. 

Who was Edward

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Just Listed in Crocker Highlands is this fabulous storybook home ideally located between the best of Glenview and Lakeshore Blvd.  Just blocks from Crocker Elementary and the best of the Trestle Glen / Crocker Highlands neighborhood, this home awaits the making of your happy memories.

www.1230Holman.com  1230 Holman Rd in Crocker Highlands. 

This romantic home features lush private gardens and A+ floor-plan. Formal living and dining rooms, abundant natural light and Oak hardwood floors. The adorable kitchen with Viking range and custom finishes connects to a breakfast room overlooking peaceful garden vistas. Three spacious bedrooms are found upstairs and the bathrooms have been updated. An additional lower bonus space with wet bar takes you to the

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East Bay Parks to ExploreIn an effort to promote a healthier lifestyle and to see the fantastic public parks that the East Bay Regional Park District maintains, this edition of Dave’s Faves focuses on some of the local parks that my family, friends and I love to spend time exploring and visiting.

Offering a variety of activities, trails and adventures, our local parks provide a fantastic opportunity to get out and explore the natural surroundings that make our particular part of the world so special. Unplug and unwind free from the hustle and bustle of the city and the electronic devices we rely on so much and get out there and discover the natural wonders in our own backyard.

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

Originally called Round Top Park, Sibley Volcanic Regional

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Commute to San Francisco by Ferry, Car, Bus or your own boat!

Mark Twain once said "Buy land, they don't make it anymore." The same can be said for this rare dockside townhome on Ballena Bay. Restrictions keep future water properties like this from being built making this a fabulous fun filled investment. Vaulted ceilings and sleek updates make this home an entertainers delight while walls of glass take full advantage of the water just outside your front door. The wrap around deck off the living room leads directly to your private deep water dock for mooring your boat or watercraft of choice.  Get all the details including at 416Tideway.com

A first open house is scheduled for July 17th and pictures should be online for viewing by July 14th.

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Rarely available corner unit in the sought after Park Sequoia Condominium Complex just one block from the best of Piedmont Avenue. This great space offers many highlight features such as indoor, outdoor flow through glass doors opening to a spacious private patio and gardens. The bathroom has been smartly configured to give the feeling of having a true master suite while also allowing guests to enter from a secondary door in the hall. The updated kitchen opens toward the living room making it great for entertaining while also giving the chef a view of the gardens. The second bedroom is ideally positioned kitty corner to the master so there are no common walls between the two. The Park Sequoia has a laundry room on each floor as well as separate bike

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Just listed in Oakland's Favorite Urban Forest
1880 Arrowhead Drive, Oakland CA 94611  Get all of the details including showing schedule here at the property website.

The Home:
Three level living from this dramatic Montclair home in the heart of Oakland’s favorite urban forest. Light filled floor plan with open kitchen living area perfect for entertaining and gatherings. Spacious master suite with private deck and attached loft space perfect as a home office or retreat space. The first level of the home offers fireplace and full bath lending itself perfectly as a media/game room or home office. A large two car garage is attached with direct entry into the home. Oversized in proportion it offers ample additional storage.

The Area:
Just over 1.5 miles into

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For this edition of Dave’s Faves, we’d like to focus on five of our favorite art galleries in the East Bay that promote local artists as well showcase fine arts and artists from all over the country and the world.

One of the best ways to spruce up a new home, or revitalize an existing tired space, is with a unique and decorative piece of art. Whether your tastes lean toward contemporary or modern, oil and canvas or steel and stone, by visiting some of the fantastic galleries here in the East Bay, you’re sure to find that one unique piece that stirs up a variety of emotions and speaks to your inner artist.

Oakland Art Galleries Contemporary PaintingSLATE Contemporary, located in Uptown Oakland, presents emerging and established artists in a formal and, as the name would imply, contemporary

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286 Vernon Street, Oakland CA 94610 

Coming on the market next week with first open homes scheduled for both Sat June 4th and Sun June 5th 2-4:30pm
Get more information and a full photo tour at www.286Vernon.com 

Situated just minutes from Whole Foods and Lake Merritt, 286 Vernon Street offers charm and original details, mixed with modern updates and large level-out gardens and patios. Multiple built-ins and hardwood floors, bright, modern kitchen and a fresh bathroom with subway tiles. The level out private gardens are ideal for entertaining or play and there's even a charming custom built play house tucked into the rear corner of the yard. Attached garage with additional storage and off street parking are a perfect compliment for vehicles and

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6915 Norfolk Rd, Berkeley CA 94705  4 Beds, 2.5 Baths, Approx. 3400 sq. ft. $1,249,000.00

6915 Norfolk Road is an Architectural gem designed by Phillip Perkins. The sophisticated floor-plan features spacious rooms with soaring ceilings with towering light filled windows. The home was designed with a modern feeling of openness while maintaining formal living and dining spaces perfect for entertaining. The open family room lends itself to the modern lifestyle and the adjacent kitchen offers high profile european appliances and ample space for the serious chef . A fabulous courtyard with luscious green sod and gardens is accessed directly from the family room and is perfect for entertaining or play. Upstairs you find a spacious master suite with full

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