Archive for the BERKELEY Category

You’re invited to Preview a Rare Property $3.7m Every SUN 2-5 through AUG 28

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, CLAREMONT HILLS, FEATURED PROPERTIES, NEIGHBORHOOD, OAKLAND with tags , , , , on June 14, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

92 Gravatt - Color Sketch

92 Gravatt Drive, Berkeley 94705 (City of Oakland)


OPEN every SUN 2-5 through AUG 28

View Aerial Video Tour Here

Sweeping SF Bay Views

4+ beds 4+ bath

5200+/- sqft main house & guest house, pool & cabana



Posted in BERKELEY, EVENTS, NEIGHBORHOOD with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert


“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”                             – Nelson Mandela


Berkeley Community Fund recently hosted an evening of conversation addressing the complex Barriers to Social Mobility & Educational Opportunity.


Featured guests included Christopher Edley, former dean of UC Berkeley School of Law and a leading figure in Democratic Policy circles. Joining him was Maria Echaveste, former advisor to President Bill Clinton and one of the highest ranking Latinas to serve in a presidential administration. The conversation was monitored by Jill Tucker, education reporter for The SF CHRONICLE. The event was held at the Berkeley home of two BCF supporters.


BCF provides four-year scholarships, mentoring and support for academically talented and resilient Berkeley High School students. The awards ceremony for this year’s 27 scholarship winners is Monday, June 13, 6-8pm, Berkeley City Club, Berkeley.

IMG_0273Learn more about fulfilling short-and-long term volunteer opportunities or donate http://www.berkfund.orgt/donate

BCF appreciates your generosity to help create a more equitable society, starting right here in Berkeley.

41 El Camino Real – New Listing!

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, CLAREMONT HILLS, FEATURED PROPERTIES on May 11, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

41 El Camino -- Exterior Photo Cropped

Broker Tours

Thursday           May 12              10-1:30

Monday             May 16              10-1:30

Thursday           May 19              10-1:30             


Public Open Houses              

Sunday              May 15              2-5

Saturday           May 21              2-4

Sunday              May 22              2-5


Claremont Beauty with PANORAMIC SF Bay Views

Stunning public rooms

Three-plus bedrooms, three full baths

Finished lower level with separate entrance

Architectural details throughout

Period light fixtures

Remodeled kitchen

Remodeled Master Bath

Two-car garage accessed from Oak Ridge Road

Beautifully landscaped terraced gardens

Architect-designed by Charles Peter Weeks, Sutton & Weeks. The firm designed the Fox Theater in Oakland, the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco and other significantpublic and commercial buildings.

About Architect Charles Peter Weeks

About Architects Weeks & Day


BOOKS ARE US…and more!

Posted in BERKELEY, EVENTS, NEIGHBORHOOD with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Four loyal supporters of the Berkeley Public Library Foundation attended a special luncheon yesterday at SF’s elegant Boulevard Restaurant (Photo from left):  Barbara Manierre, Rachelle Owen, Toni Garrett, Julie Nachtwey.  Hostess was columnist Leah Garchik, SF CHRONICLE. Renowned Chef Nancy Oakes greeted the women as they dined on crispy squash blossoms and Chioggia Beet Ravioli. Boulevard is located at 1 Embarcadero, in the historic Audiffred Building built in 1889.  It’s one of the city’s oldest remaining buildings from early San Francisco, City landmark #7.


The luncheon was offered as an auction item at the Foundation’s annual Authors Dinner held in early February. BPLF has raised more than $3.5m to renovate Berkeley’s main library and four branches. The current goal is to create a “Teen Center” in the main library building. The Berkeley Public Library offers Berkeley residents more than 300 viable programs and services such as how to read, use a computer, fill out a job application, make a budget and much, much more.



The Audiffred Building


Boulevard Executive Chef/Owner Nancy Oakes


It’s Never Too Late!

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, OAKLAND on January 20, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

It’s Never Too Late for New Year’s Real Estate Resolutions


The year 2016 is already almost three weeks old, but it’s never too late to adopt a smart set of resolutions to help guide you through the year ahead. Whether you are a homebuyer or a seller – or might become one or the other over the course of the year – take a look at Pacific Union’s roundup of real estate resolutions for the new year. They’re online at


Behind Closed Doors!

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, CLAREMONT HILLS, EVENTS, FEATURED PROPERTIES, NEIGHBORHOOD on October 4, 2015 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

1 Eucalyptus EXT 1

Architect Julia Morgan’s elegant 1920 house at 1 Eucalyptus Road, Berkeley, has 7 bed/6+ baths, bay views and a flat yard. $2,950,000



Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, CLAREMONT HILLS, ELMWOOD, FEATURED PROPERTIES, NEIGHBORHOOD on May 18, 2015 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

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18 Tanglewood Road                                                                                                                                               SO MUCH SPACE — SEE FOR YOURSELF!

Take the 3D Virtual Tour with three views: Walkthrough, Floor Plan, Dollhouse.

Visit and click on “Video”

Offered at $4,750,000

Easy to schedule a showing:

Architecturally detailed 5+bed/5+ba home built 1919. Features grand public rooms for entertaining, sunroom, study, sitting room, breakfast room, finished attic, studio, 3-car garage, large basement. Coveted street is convenient to SF commuter bus, Peet’s, Claremont Hotel. Easy access to Rockridge BART, Elmwood, UC Berkeley. Just steps to Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve hiking trails.

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