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A palatial property in Piedmont

April 27, 2018

Where: 1 Bellevue Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611
This impeccable home near the heart of Central Piedmont is a captivating combination of natural elegance and understated grandeur. Exquisitely preserved 1930s architectural elements fuse brilliantly with the home’s newer touches. The Tudor-style facade perfectly complements its interior charms, creating a setting that’s both sophisticated and approachable. Each floor of this palatial property offers something new and exciting, including a vast, finished attic level space that extends the entire width of the house. Outside the home, a lush enclosed rear garden with terraced brick and flagstone patios is surrounded by the beautiful flora.
Storybook architecture, fairy-tale flavor, and a location in one of the country’s most sought-after cities make this Alameda home a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.
Take a virtual tour and be blown away by this exemplary estate.
Check out the full listing for more details.
The home is listed at $5,885,000 by The Gunderman Group of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Oakland Hills-Montclair Village office.
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Notable Listings / Sales

FEATURED HOME: 5029 Blackhawk Drive in Danville

January 1, 2016

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Where: 5029 Blackhawk Drive in Danville (listing | virtual tour)
Welcome to 5209 Blackhawk Drive, one of the most recognized and admired homes in Blackhawk Country Club. Located on the Third Fairway of the Lake Course, the home has unparalleled quality and craftsmanship rarely found in today’s market. The attention to detail and quality of workmanship is demonstrated from the tray ceilings to the detail on each and every wall of this home. Numerous amenities are readily apparent as you stroll through the marvelous floor plan designed by Randy Finn, which includes a dramatic entry, media room, billiards room with pub, and huge formal dining room. A guest suite has a private entrance, kitchen, living room and bedroom suite. An truly unique estate of exceptional quality.
This home is listed by Bill Finnegan of Alain Pinel Realtors Orinda.
Offered at: $3,750,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

FEATURED HOME: 810 Mountain View Drive in Lafayette

October 23, 2015

Where: 810 Mountain View Drive  in Lafayette (listing | virtual tour)
Be enchanted by this stunning Lafayette Estate located at the end of a private road with spectacular views of Mt. Diablo. Only minutes from downtown, this inviting 4 bedroom plus office, 4 1/2 bath home is well appointed with a gourmet chef’s kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, spacious family room, private master retreat, large office and impressive wine cellar. The 4,460 +/- square foot property completed in 2005, boasts numerous custom appointments both inside and out. Spectacular grounds of this private 2.81 +/- acre parcel include an outdoor kitchen, outdoor movie screen, infinity pool, spa and flat yard area making this home an entertainer’s dream.
This home is listed by Kaaren Brickman, Lisa Brydon, and Kristi Ives of Alain Pinel Realtors Orinda.
Offered at: $3,795,000
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APR in the News

APR Pleasanton / Livermore Valley Hosts Grand Reopening Following Expansion

October 22, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Pleasanton
Alain Pinel Realtors Pleasanton / Livermore Valley hosted a Grand Reopening last month to celebrate their expansion into the old Wells Fargo Bank space in their current building (now occupying a total of 15,00 square feet). The party featured a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and was attended by special guests State Assembly Member Catharine Baker (AD-15) and staff on behalf of Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15). Pleasanton’s own Chris Scoville provided entertainment. APR also partnered with the Bay East Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network at the event to collect donations to support those affected by the Northern California fires.
Come see our expanded space at 901 Main Street in Pleasanton!
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Photo credit: Pleasanton Weekly

APR in the News

Former Gallagher & Lindsey Agents Flock to Alain Pinel Realtors

October 16, 2015

After One Year, APR’s Alameda Office Now 2nd Largest in Alameda

Former Gallagher and Lindsey Agents at APR New Agent Orientation
ALAMEDA, CA – The Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) office in Alameda has doubled in size to 28 real estate professionals after former Gallagher & Lindsey (G&L) broker and agents joined APR at the end of last month. After less than a year in operation, the APR office has grown to the second largest real estate office in Alameda in number of agents, and the brokerage has the second largest closed sales volume and closed transaction sides year-to-date.*
“Alain Pinel Realtors’ focus on high quality professionals, excellent customer service, and creating luxury experiences has proved to be a successful recipe for rapid growth, having become the 5th largest residential real estate firm in the nation with just a quarter century in the business,” said Phil Weingrow, Vice President and Manager of APR’s Montclair and Alameda offices. “We have applied the same principles in Alameda, and I’m thrilled to have expanded with the addition of so many quality agents from Gallagher and Lindsey.”
At the end of last month, G&L Broker/Owner Michael Studebaker decided to return to real estate sales and close G&L’s real estate sales arm after almost 50 years of operation. After considering several brokerages, he chose to join APR, bringing many of his agents with him.
“Our new Alameda team blends the iconic history of Gallagher and Lindsey, familiar to all of Alameda since they’ve opened in 1967, with a family-owned, nationally ranked, globally connected industry leader,” said Sally Han, Sales Manager of APR’s Alameda office. “We look forward to taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies to bring our agents and clients in Alameda the best possible real estate experience.”
Notable recruits in addition to Studebaker include former Alameda Association of Realtors® (AAOR) Presidents Ann Bracci, Angela McIntyre, and Troy Staten. With Han, the APR Alameda office now has four former AAOR Presidents in their office.
APR made a splash in the Alameda real estate market last October when they opened in the Alameda South Shore Center with an elaborate grand opening featuring a ribbon cutting by former Mayor Marie Gilmore and a generous donation to the Alameda Point Collaborative, the largest supportive housing provider for homeless families in Alameda County.
*All market statistics are from Trendgraphix: Year-to-Date 2015, All Properties, Total Sales

Notable Listings / Sales

FEATURED HOME: 199 Whispering Trees Lane in Danville

August 28, 2015

Where: 199 Whispering Trees Lane in Danville (listing | virtual tour)
Tucked away on a cul-de-sac, this enchanting, stunning custom estate has over 6,400 square feet of living space in an open, single-level floor plan. Situated on .88+/- acre on the Weside of Danville, the home features gorgeous grounds. Built in 2007, this home features marble and hardwood flooring, dramatic ceilings, top quality finishes, chef’s kitchen, a great room, and designer touches throughout. The solar home has five bedrooms plus an office in the master suite, three full bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, and a four-car garage.
The home is listed by Pat Cox of Alain Pinel Realtors Danville / Blackhawk.
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Offered at: $3,395,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 2922 Comistas Drive in Walnut Creek

July 3, 2015

Where: 2922 Comistas Drive in Walnut Creek (listing)
Stunning 4,145+/- sf home located on a 1+/- acre lot with views offers hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, large formal living and dining rooms, fabulous gourmet eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets adjoins impressive family room overlooking gorgeous backyard, 4 bedrooms plus office, huge master retreat with bonus room, luxurious master bath and dream master closet, 3 car garage, spectacular backyard with views, gorgeous pool and spa with waterfall, expansive patios, mature trees and landscaping, vast lawns, sport court and much more!
The home is listed by Rita Dhillon of Alain Pinel Realtors Danville / Blackhawk.
Offered at: $1,998,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

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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APR in the News

Alain Pinel Realtors Promotes Mark Kotch To Regional Director of Career Development in East Bay

April 1, 2015

Experienced Sales Professional Will Oversee Training and Coaching in Six Offices

Mark Kotch
SARATOGA, CA – Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), the fifth largest real estate firm in the United States, announced the hiring of Mark Kotch as the Regional Director of Career Development in the East Bay. In his new role, Kotch will be responsible for training and career development, including mentoring and on-going coaching assistance, for new and experienced agents at APR’s six East Bay offices.
Kotch brings over a decade of real estate experience and joined Alain Pinel Realtors as a sales associate in 2009. Prior to his career in real estate, Kotch built a successful career in sales and marketing for luxury skin and hair product lines, serving as National Sales Director and Vice President of Sales. In his role, he trained thousands of entrepreneurs and marketing teams on product marketing and how to properly run a successful business. He has built many successful sales and marketing teams that have set the standards still valued in the professional beauty industry today.
“Mark’s vast background in training and coaching, coupled with his knowledge of real estate, sales and marketing, make him a great addition to our training team,” said Rainy Hake, Executive Vice President of APR. “I’m excited about Mark’s role in enhancing our agents’ skills and capabilities and ensuring they meet the high level of service APR is known for.”
Kotch received many honors as a real estate professional, including being a four-year Platinum Award recipient of the Quality Service Certification (QSC) for Outstanding Customer Services as independently surveyed by his clients. He also has been named a Certified Buffini Mentor (part of the popular real estate training program by Brian Buffini). He also holds a number of specialized real estate designations and titles including Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and National Association of Realtors ePro® Certification for digital marketing.

Featured Open Homes

OPEN HOUSE: 4155 Caterson Court in Pleasanton

January 2, 2015

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Where: 4155 Caterson Court in Pleasanton (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Sunday, January 4th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Experience incredible views of Mt. Diablo from the kitchen, master suite and back yard of this custom build home. Recently remodeled with over $250,000 ub upgrades including marble counter tops in the kitchen and island, 36 Dacor six-burner range, built-in refrigerator walk-in pantry and wood flooring. This home offers a modern, open floor plan with formal living room off the entry with custom crown molding, pillars, wainscoting and french doors leading to a peaceful porch. The family room offers an amazing view of the back yard through generous windows, custom fireplace w/ bookcases and opens to the kitchen and nook. Downstairs offers a guest suite with full bath and an additional half bath. Upstairs is the master suite with sweeping views of Mt. Diablo and Pleasanton valley, top of the line bathroom with custom woodworking, large tub, separate vanity and large cedar lined walk-in closet. Upstairs offers two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets and a bonus room, perfect for a home theatre. The back yard offers incredible views, backs to open space with mature oak trees, garden area, two large patios and an outdoor BBQ.
This home is listed by The Moxley Team of Alain Pinel Realtors Pleasanton / Livermore Valley.
Offered at: $1,980,000
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