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An iconic masterpiece with 100-plus years of history

March 15, 2019

Where: 1035 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707

Built in 1909 for the daughter of a sheep rancher, this exquisite estate offers secluded magnificence that unfolds in dappled sunshine. Situated on a double lot in the heart of the Gourmet Ghetto, the property is both luxurious and versatile, and boasts fine original details and stylish upgrades throughout. The home is one with its natural surroundings. Some stories even report it was built from a single old-growth redwood tree.

The main house includes four levels with remarkable west-facing views, a lower-level apartment and an in-home theater. The detached cottage features one bedroom and bath, and includes a professional darkroom. Designed by architect John Hudson Thomas, this Alameda masterpiece is the perfect blend of modern touches and timeless details.

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Listed at $3,695,000 by the Gunderman Group of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Oakland Hills-Montclair Village office.

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FEATURED HOME: 25 Tanglewood Road in Berkeley

May 1, 2015

Where: 25 Tanglewood Road in Berkeley (listing | virtual tour | video tour)
Welcome to 25 Tanglewood Road, a modern masterpiece by distinguished Architect Stanley Saitowitz from the original home by Hans Ostwald. As seen in the pages of  Metropolitan Home Magazine, the home is a 2.5 million dollar renovation with finishes by notable interior design firm Hulburd Design and landscape architecture by Blasen Landscape Architecture.
Uniquely situated on a vast, park-like double lot featuring a 4+ bedroom, 4.5.5 bath main residence and a private, detached 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house with dedicated parking for three. It is a magnificent sanctuary (no neighbors on either side) situated on a quiet dead-end street around the corner from Claremont District shops and restaurants, the popular Claremont Hotel, Spa, Swim and Tennis Club, and the Berkeley Tennis Club. It is an extraordinary location within walking distance of the UC Berkeley campus, College Avenue shopping, the Rockridge BART station, and the Market Hall.
The home is listed by David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf of Alain Pinel Realtors Oakland Hills – Montclair. See more at
Offered at: $4,250,000
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OPEN HOUSE: 34 Stephens Way in Berkeley

May 2, 2014

Where: 34 Stephens Way in Berkeley  (listing | virtual tour | video tour)
When: Sunday, May 4th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Perched on the edge of a private bluff, surrounded by level-out patios, a Zen garden, and lushly landscaped terraces, this 3+BD, 3.5BA contemporary masterpiece by notable architect Alexandra Martynetz is a one-of-a-kind, 5 bridge view home located in the hills above the Claremont Hotel in surprising proximity to College Avenue and Rockridge BART.
Built in 2003 utilizing the finest materials and workmanship, this architecturally dramatic, light-drenched home enjoys the finest amenities one expects from a world-class executive retreat. Approximately 4755 square feet of extraordinary living space is enhanced by tasteful architectural details and finishes from gleaming Brazilian cherry flooring to soaring open spaces; from sensuously curved walls to the custom built-ins that create function from their form. Every meticulous detail has been thoughtfully and elegantly crafted to provide not just a warm and practical living space, but a work of art.
The home is listed by David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf of Alain Pinel Realtors Oakland Hills – Montclair. See more at
Offered at: $2,750,000
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Featured Home: 1466 Grand View Drive in Claremont Hills

March 21, 2014

Where: 1466 Grand View in Berkeley (listing | virtual tour | video tour)
The story of 1466 Grand View in the Claremont Hills above Berkeley is an extraordinary one. The land was purchased by Rita Moreno who retained the award-winning Modernist Architect Regan Bice to design this 4+ bedroom, 3.5 bath home with separate au-pair apartment. With some modifications, and the design consulting of David McDonald, this exquisite 5797 square foot steel and wood-based home was completed in 2006 by the respected builder W.B. Elmer and Associates.
Since its completion, 1466 Grand View has captured the imagination of the public and the marketing/design community with its unparalleled three bridge views, grand scale, custom designer finishes, and surprising proximity to the Claremont/College Avenue neighborhoods. It is nearly 6000 square feet of bold, sleek and inviting architecture in concert with the changing landscape of its sweeping bay views; the perfect backdrop for an extraordinary life.
The property also employs some of the most cutting edge technologies in home building including a hidden photo-voltaic solar system, smart 11-zone radiant heat flooring system, fresh air system, a state-of-the art A/V system, intercom system, and Logitech security camera near front door.
1466 Grand View Drive is listed by David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf of Alain Pinel Realtors Oakland Hills – Montclair.
Offered at: $2,975,000

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Claremont Keeper – 496 Gravatt Drive in Berkeley

April 21, 2012

Where: 496 Gravatt Drive in Berkeley (listing | google map)
Open: Sunday, April 22, from 2:00-4:30 pm

When you talk about homes in the Berkeley Hills, almost everyone mentions the panoramic views – which is not surprising as they are quite beautiful. This 3bd/3ba gem in the Claremont Hills is no different; however the unique and open layout puts a focus on the living space inside, while also taking advantage of the views outside. Held open this weekend by Karen Nelsen of the Alain Pinel Realtors Oakland Hills – Montclair Village office, you do not want to miss this East Bay opportunity.
Originally built in 1994, this home takes full advantage of natural light – with walls of windows, high ceilings and open floor plan. But perhaps most unique about this house is the flexibility of the layout – with gliding, stylish barn doors. Create a two-room master suite on the main level, expand the living room or enjoy a home office with a panoramic view. The adjacent bedroom has built-in storage and its own set of gliding doors (see the pictures below).
This home also takes advantage of the wonderful California climate and features multiple outdoor spaces and patios. Perhaps most impressive, for you gardeners, is a 10,000+/- square foot lot with central stairs in the back yard surrounded by built in gardening beds. I can just imagine all the fruits and veggies you could grow on this hillside!
Some other impressive luxury aspects include – a two-car garage, a large storage area, elegant sliding doors, modern architecture, impressive use of wood, a slate floored kitchen, a laundry room, and an exquisite fireplace in the master suite.