South Berkeley bungalow w/ separate 2 BR cottage!The main house features an open living & dining room,cozy fireplace & built-ins. Sunny kitchen w/ Carrera couners & breakfast nook. Two BR cottage has eat-in kitchen,sunny living room, newer windows & separate patio. 1 block to San Pablo Park.
When I was younger, my family would always pile into the car and drive to the streets where the residents really went over the top with holiday lights. I remember oooing and ahhing at how far people had gone with lights. If you are in the East Bay and want to know where to go, here are some of my suggestions:
1. Picardy Street in East Oakland. Just about EVERY house on this entire street has lights and each house is connected to each other with a strand of lights as well. Here is where it is.
2. Or you can jump over to Alameda and take a look at “Christmas Tree Lane” – Thompson Avenue between High Street and Fernside if you want to see the definition of “over the top.”
3. The Oakland Zoo offers Zoolights every holiday season. Check here for the details.
4. Here is a website that gives you some specific addresses in the East Bay to check out.
6. The Mormon Temple in Oakland always has a spectacular light show.
7. Children’s Fairyland offers Fairy Winterland each December
Whatever you do, enjoy the holiday and have a great new year!
Elegant new construction in the Claremont Hills. This beautiful new home boasts 4+ bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Enjoy elevator access, beautiful views of the canyon, an oversized gourmet kitchen, and beautiful hardwood floors.
I met Edgar Blazona 13 or 14 years ago now, when my wife and I were first dating. Ed was the most recent roommate in a lower Haight street flat occupied by my wife and one other tenant. One of the things that struck all of us about Ed right up front was how CLEAN his room was, and how well appointed. We quickly learned that Ed was a self taught furniture designer, and a good one at that. He had designed his own bed and other furnishings in his bedroom and was working then designing furniture for Pottery Barn.
Not long thereafter Ed struck out on his own developing furniture designs for kid’s furniture, modular dwellings, and even a few textiles. Ed seemed to have no end to his creative energy.
More recently – another example of his unending energy: Ed recently took over a shabby retail space at the corner of Virginia Street and San Pablo in Berkeley (1659 San Pablo Avenue). I stopped in to take a look at what he was doing and was amazed at the transformation of the space (I had seen it some weeks before). What had been a dark, dirt floor space was now a gleaming, ultra modern retail showroom.
You can stop by and check out the store, or you can also order online at TrueModern.com. True Modern features stylish, modern furniture for adults, kids, or babies. You can also find beautiful rugs, bedding and seating options there, all beautifully designed and impecably well made. Check out Ed’s “Dane Sofa” below, and when you visit, tell him Doug Fuller sent ya!