The other day I finally stopped by Sweet Adeline Bake Shop in North Oakland. I heard that this place was the neighborhood hang-out with excellent pastries made in true East Bay style - handcrafted with all natural ingredients. I was greeted with a smile by Samuel and enjoyed a fantastic cheddar cheese and scallion scone! I have to go back for the chocolate chip cookies made with three types of chocolate. (I hear this is their best seller.) At Sweet Adeline's you can order coffee, grab lunch and use their free wifi. This is exacting what Oakland needs, local businesses with friendly service and quality goods. Check Sweet Adeline Bake Shop out online at sweetadelinebakeshop.com or at the corner of Adeline and 63rd Street in North Oakland.
Last Sunday I held 6251 Contra Costa Road open for my colleague Pat Leaper. This home has over 6000 square feet of living space and is truly a unique property. Designed by award winning architect Martin Borenstein as his personal residence, this dwelling gives a nod to mid-century modern. This flat roof house with floor to ceiling windows and radiant heated floors has stunning views and an observation deck that is a show stopper. The Borenstein home can easily shelter two large families as it is two houses rolled into one, two kitchens, two fireplaces, two entries, multiple decks and did I say views? This is a great piece of land and has endless possibilities! This home is now available for $1,995,000.