Coming Soon to Redwood Heights, Oakland

Take shelter in your new home

As you walk along the path to the front door of 3390 Guido you will enjoy the cool breeze and shelter of the pine tree above.  Once you cross the threshold of the front door the the large rooms,  easy floor-plan and cheery kitchen will capture your heart.  This house was rescued 8 years ago.  Once a victim of a fire and re-built with plain white cabinetry and ordinary vinyl flooring, Ellyn gave this house new life and made it a home.  In the last eight years this house has had updated bathrooms, updated kitchen, new furnace, new hot water heater, seismic strengthening,  new drainage, new landscaping, new interior and exterior paint and lots of love!  Open Sunday July 18th, 2010 from 2-4 - 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, offered at $615,000

Redwood Heights, Worth a Second Look!

Students, parents, neighbors and artists pitch in to create this gorgeous mosaic at Redwood Heights Elementary School.

Wow, this week my son Miles is graduating from Redwood Heights Elementary School! Ten years ago, when my husband and I purchased our home in this neighborhood, I was so excited that my children would be attending my former school. I have been a Redwood Heights parent for the last nine years, kindergarten - 5th grade for both my daughter, Nia and son, Miles. I love my neighborhood, very down to earth, yet full of life.  Recently Redwood Heights home prices took a slight dip in price, making this a great time to consider a move to this neighborhood.

This charming neighborhood, with a neighborhood association established in 1944, is the perfect place to purchase a home. From storybook Tudors to mid-century ranch homes and prices currently ranging between $550,000 - $750,000, this neighborhood is full of value. Redwood Heights residences like myself appreciate this satisfying community with Redwood Heights Elementary School and Recreation Center at the heart. I really enjoy the social nature of the neighborhood -  it is common that folks wave to me as I am driving or walking during my daily chores.

Above you will see the newest addition to Redwood Heights Elementary, our retaining walls are now studded with a handcrafted mosaic mural the vision of neighbors and artists, Claudia Goodman - Hough and Pam Consear.

This summer enjoy the outdoors as the recreation center with “Movies in the Park” at dusk on select Fridays.  Grab a sweater and a lawn chair and head over to 3883 Aliso Ave.

June 25 - The Wizard of Oz

July 9 - The Princess Bride

July 24 - Bolt

Redwood Heights Oaktown Scavenger Hunt Winners 2010

Residents participate in an annual Oaktown Scavenger Hunt put on by parents of Redwood Heights Elementary, just one of many community events hosted by Redwood Heights Elementary School parents.


can you wipe the drool...

Yesterday on Oakland's Broker Tour, I fell in love with 5785 Country Club Drive, (listed by Karen Starr of Grubb Co.)  Claremont Pines, (a neighborhood in Upper Rockridge located between Broadway and Broadway Terrace) is a one of my favorite neighborhoods.  Some of the properties in this area have City and Bay views, the neighborhood is very walkable, there is a neighborhood grocery store, Village Market and in about 20 minutes you can walk to your favorite shops and restaurants on College Avenue in Rockridge. 5785 Country Club, (offered at $1,525,000) was built in 1941 home and has been completely transformed into a sleek, yet relaxed abode that gives homage to mid-century modern design. The light is fantastic and the views of the City and Bay add to the charm.


New Listing in Montclair


Can I plug my newest listing? This house is perfect for the buyer who wants SPACE, 3409 square feet of space.  There is also Golden Gate, Bay Bridge and South Bay views from almost every room.  The rooms do say, "I was built in the 1970's"  but the lay-out is supreme.  Some TLC is needed, but this house is totally move-in ready!  Oh, did I tell you the price? $699,000!

Thanks for reading!  - Deidre

1895 Manzanita
1895 Manzanita

Mid Century Modern Home In The Oakland Hills!

Imagine a mid-century home from a classic American  movie.  You know the house with high style, walls of glass, views and Doris Day inside.  Roger Lee was an architect who designed high style for the middle class.  Creating over 100 exquisite homes, Roger Lee is one of the forgotten mid century modernist.  Five Krohn (in Montclair) created from the dreams of Roger Lee  just went pending.  One lucky Oakland home buyer will scoop up a great place to call home and a piece of art.  (5 Krohn is listed with Christie Seeley of  Pacific Realty) maxebrdi40404742b1maxebrdi404047421maxebrdi40404742g1maxebrdi40404742a1