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Iconic Rockridge Victorian on huge lot with flowering fruit trees asking $3.395 million

If you live in the buzzing Oakland enclave of Rockridge, you know this house. The storybook Victorian at 5380 Shafter Ave. listed for $3.395 million rises above an orchard of flowering fruit trees on a plot of land that’s feels unusually rural and enormous compared to the surrounding small lots filled with cute bungalows and handsome Arts and Crafts residences. “I grew up in the neighborhood and ...more

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Historic Rockridge Victorian drops asking price

$505,000 cut from original asking price Update: Inexplicably, this gorgeous Victorian specimen has yet to find a buyer, despite landing on the market in May. Which is why its original asking price has taken a bit of a pruning: The home at 5380 Shafter, initially offered at $3,900,000, is now asking $3,395,000. Billed as a “landmark residence” in the realtor’s ad, this pre-quake, circa-1890 Victorian comes ...more

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2018 Top 10 Celebrity Homes: Cher, Paris Hilton, Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra & More

In 2018, many of the world’s top superstars tried to sell their glamorous homes. A roundup of the year’s Top 10 Celebrity Homes is featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. 2018 Top Ten Celebrity Homes “Cher’s Original Mansion” Cher’s original mansion was her first serious home after her divorce from Sonny Bono, which she designed and built in Beverly Hills in 1980. It was a testament ...more

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