Oakland and Berkeley are two of the East Bay’s largest and most popular cities. Just minutes from San Francisco and all the outdoor recreation, local businesses and amenities offered on this side of the Bay Bridge, their popularity makes sense, especially if you’ve spent any time exploring Temescal or eating your way through Gourmet Ghetto.
Today, we’re sharing an inside look at some of the most beautiful homes available in these communities right now. Featuring trendy, modern designs, vintage charm and immaculate views, they might just convince you to call the East Bay home.
To find out exactly why Oakland and Berkeley are so popular, check out 10 of the Best Places to Live in The East Bay.
Views and Comfort in Every Room
3 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 2,898 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Claudia Mills
Find this home at 7172 Buckingham Blvd in Oakland
Newly built in 2000, this three bedroom, multi-level residence is elegant, spacious, and features Bay and tree-filled views from nearly all of its windows. One of our favorite places to lounge and take in these views is in front of the living room fireplace. Open to the kitchen, the dining nook and one of multiple balconies, the interior space boasts a chic, one-of-a-kind look illuminated by tons of natural light.
Views of the Bay from a Mediterranean Home
4 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,109 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Kristi Roberts
Find this home at 5924 Contra Costa Rd in Oakland
Located in Upper Rockridge, this Mediterranean home boasts luxuries and views you have to see to believe—and you can do so from the Bougainvillea-covered porch or the expansive back deck. Inside, all the main living areas offer large glass doors and windows for natural light and the same landscape views of the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tam and the UC Berkeley Campanile.
Beautifully Built in the Berkeley Design Loop
3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,697 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Claudia Mills
Find this home at 1032 Grayson Street in Berkeley
Located in the center of the West Berkeley Design District, this newly built townhouse is Green Point Rated, energy efficient, and was built immaculately by the local design and build team Workshop1. That immaculate design includes details like marble and walnut accents and a large center island in the kitchen, an oak and steel staircase, and a master bedroom with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead out to a private deck.
Updated in Oakland
4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 2,801 Sq. Ft. | Listed by William T. Booker
Find this home at 5664 Broadway Ter in Oakland
This Oakland home has been tastefully updated with attention to both functionality and comfort, including gleaming hardwood floors, glorious period built-ins and an open floor plan. Trendy and modern details like white stone countertops, a charming brick fireplace in the dining room, and sleek, stainless steel appliances, make the vintage basement speakeasy even more surprising and fun!
Modern Living with a Modern Look
5 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 3,167 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Claudia Mills
Find this home at 985 44th St in Oakland
This modern home has just been redesigned and enlarged into an almost 2,800-square-foot residence with a newly added, completely separate garden cottage. After a modern redesign, the home boasts high-end fixtures and finishes, including new flooring, recessed lighting and flexible spaces. Perhaps the most Instagram-worthy of all, the kitchen features a stunning blend of sleek surfaces, soft colors and unique patterns for a breath-taking space we can’t get enough of.
Illuminated Spaces Inside and Out
3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,141 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Liz Rush
Find this home at 3241 Prentiss St in Oakland
Built in 1911 and remodeled in 2016, this Oakland home offers charm from the curb, light-filled spaces inside and a huge, sunny backyard with a spacious patio, raised garden beds and a new fence. Open archways throughout the interior and trendy details like subway tile in the kitchen just add to the charming character.
Which home do you love?
If you fell in love with a home on this list, let us know in the comments! To see more properties available in the Bay Area, click here to use our property search or contact us today.