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Puppy Love: Pet-Friendly Mansion in Bay Area a Bargain at $28.5M

By Claudine Zap | Jul 30, 2019 Open Homes Photography; If canines had the wherewithal to design homes, this fabulous San Francisco Bay Area estate might be such a result. A mansion in Alamo, CA, designed by PeopleSoft co-founder and pet lover Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, is on the market for $28.5 million. Dana Green of Compass holds the listing. But will two-legged mammals also enjoy this luxury, 21-acre estate? We’ll bark out an emphatic ...more

Piedmont estate once owned by a winemaker listed for $6.68 million

By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 12:30 pm PDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 A stately mansion with a storied past on a one-acre parcel in the exclusive East Bay city of Piedmont is on the market for the first time. Featuring seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms spread across 8,000 square feet, the home is listed for $6.68 million. With a craftsman facade and an interior adorned in classical details ...more

1911 Piedmont mansion asks $6.68M

Comes with stenciled ceilings and leaded-glass skylights What could go upward of $20 million-plus along San Francisco’s BIllionaire’s Row or down in Palo Alto seems like a steal over in Piedmont—this circa-1911 stunner asking $6.68 million. Featuring eight bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, and 8,655 square feet, 320 El Cerrito Avenue comes with details aplenty, including an iron and glass front door; a living room with tall leaded-glass ...more

Steven Mavromihalis’s “Bordeaux in Alamo” listing featured by The Drinks Business

US Wine Estate with 5,000 bottle cellar on sale for $25M A palatial 100-acre wine estate that boasts a 5,000 bottle wine cellar and 20-capacity car museum has been put on the market for US$25 million. 10 Serenity Lane is located in Alamo, around 30 miles from San Francisco, and is surrounded by eight acres of “mature” vineyards and also features an underground wine cellar with ...more

Curbed covers Jackie Care & Aja Aguirre’s Storybook home on festive Picardy Drive

Storybook home on festive Picardy Drive asks $699,000 Christmas in July Photos by Open Homes Photography Once known as Normandy Gardens, the storybook homes dotting Picadry Drive have a special place in the hearts of Oaklanders and architecture geeks alike. Conceived by architect R.C. Hillen, the 70 homes that grace the small stretch were labeled “modest mansions” due to their exceedingly charming English, French, and ...more

Curbed shows off Donna Conroy’s Moderne in Oakland

Oakland Streamline Moderne asks $929K Loads of 1930s charm here Photos courtesy of Donna Conroy, Pacific Union International Punctuated by curved walls and port hole windows, this circa-1938 homes in Oakland’s Redwood Heights neighborhood blends new and old. While the exterior has been carefully updated to keep its period integrity intact, the interior features contemporary touches that, while failing to fall into the antiseptic renovation ...more

Curbed features Perry Riani’s Renovated Rockridge Craftsman

Renovated 1914 Rockridge Craftsman asks $2.5 million Plus a cottage guesthouse Photos courtesy of Perry Riani at Pacific Union International The homes in Rockridge, one of the East Bay’s most sought after neighborhoods, were built to house middle-class residents of the 1910s-1920s. Arts and Crafts, Craftsmans, bungalows hodgepodges all made up the bucolic hood. Leap one hundred years into the future and these simple single-family abodes are ...more

Curbed spotlights Carla Buffington and Maria Cavallo-Merrion’s landmark Oakland listing

Circa-1890 Rockridge Victorian asks $3.9 million [Heart eyes emoji] Photos by Peter Lyons, courtesy of Carla Buffington and Maria Cavallo-Merrion of Pacific Union International Billed as a “landmark residence” in the realtor’s ad, this pre-quake, circa-1890 Victorian comes with loads of curb appeal, period details, and restoration work that San Francisco contractors should be forced to learn. “Working with the renowned architect Douglas Burnham (Envelope A+D) and ...more

Martha Hill’s Ostwald-designed midcentury-modern in the Oakland Hills captures the attention of Curbed

John Hans Ostwald-designed midcentury-modern asks $985,000 Oakland Hills stunner uses wood, concrete, and glass Photos courtesy of Martha Hill, Pacific Union International Packed with pedigree and beautiful bones, it’s a wonder that this midcentury-modern, perched high in the Oakland Hills, isn’t asking well over $1 million. Fret not—a home this special will most certainly spark a bidding war. Designed in 1959 by noted architect John Hans Ostwald—who conceived this ...more