Joseph Eichler built some 11,000 homes in the course of his career, and now nearly 50 years after his death his Eichler homes still exert a powerful effect on the popular imagination. In short, people love Eichler homes, noted for their open floorplans, large atriums, and mingling of indoor and outdoor space, to name a … Continue reading Why Everyone Loves Eichlers
Yesterday, October 19, outlets like SFGate and ABC7 ran coverage marking 30 years since the devastating Oakland Hills fire that swept through the East Bay highlands and destroyed thousands of homes. But wait a minute: Those who lived through that fire and its aftermath may be scratching their heads, because didn’t the anniversary come a … Continue reading When Did the Oakland Hills Fire Actually Happen?
Dipping our toes into other markets around the Bay Area, we’re happy to report the successful purchase of this wonderful home in the Oakland hills to some wonderful clients who will enjoy the warm weather and views for years to come. It was a competitive situation (Duh!), and in the end our clients got it. … Continue reading SOLD | 5775 Merriewood Dr | Oakland | $1,400,000
Thus far, California’s nightmarish recent fire seasons have spared the southern Bay Area–but that could change, as the still-visible scars of the Oakland hills fire of the early 90s remind us. With that in mind, the city of Berkeley last week issued an advisory warning residents of certain neighborhoods to be prepared for wildfire risks … Continue reading No, You Don’t Have To “Preemptively Evacuate” Over Fire Danger
By Home Girl If you have ever flirted with the idea of having your own vineyard and harvesting a few decent cases of mellow wine every year, but a move to rural Napa or Sonoma seems too much of a leap, then have a look at this 4/3.4 updated ranch home at 5651 Colbourn Place … Continue reading East Bay: Your Own Vineyard in Oakland (Yes Oakland)