Originally from a cattle ranch in North Dakota, Faye Keogh pursued a Masters Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in environmental studies. She spent six years as a research sociologist consulting on energy projects including working for the Department of Energy in Puerto Rico, and then three years in Wells Fargo’s International Banking Group, focusing on product development and marketing as well as coordinating special projects for the Chairman of the Board. Her interest in working with individuals prevailed and she began residential real estate in the East Bay in 1988. Faye’s keen instincts, common sense and excellent communication skills have helped her successfully represent both buyers and sellers.

JUST LISTED: 185 The Uplands, Claremont

Classic English Tudor designed by William Charles Hays, 1917


185 The Uplands is a Classic English Tudor in the Claremont District, designed by William Charles Hayes, arch. @ 1917. Surrounded by magical, spacious and mature gardens, this is a unique and spectacular property. Find sanctuary in this grand four bedroom, 3++ bath home with gourmet kitchen, featuring a gorgeous Le Cornue range, breakfast nook, wet bar and room for friends and family to gather. The original wood paneled dining room is beautiful, with built-ins and turn of the century English brass chandelier. The large living room opens to a terrace with expansive views of the garden and local views across Berkeley to the Cal Campus and beyond. The classic exterior is magnificent, replete with wood paneled entrance, boxwood topiary and stone benches that welcome family and friends.

The interior is equally striking as the exterior. Warm original woodwork, wonderful light, and a gracious layout combined with vintage and contemporary elements exemplify old Berkeley whilst introducing a modern design aesthetic. The gardens are something out of a dream. Beautifully designed and visually gorgeous, you are transported to the English countryside. Fruit trees, an asparagus bed, strawberry bed and numerous Redwood raised planters are ready for seasonal vegetables and flower growing year-round. Truly a gardener’s paradise, with room for additional planting or generous children’s play area.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, including a master with fireplace that adjoins an office/sunroom/sleeping porch with views of the local hillsides and glimpses of the bay. In addition, there are two remodeled bathrooms and a generous walk-up attic with room for storage or potential expansion.

The lower level includes a media/family room, bar, additional powder room, and spectacular in-law suite that opens to the marvelous tranquil gardens.

The prime location offers easy access to the Claremont Hotel and Spa, Berkeley Tennis club, SF Express bus, BART, hiking trails and the many amenities of Claremont, Elmwood, and Rockridge. This is a sophisticated yet comfortable home, perfect for entertaining a crowd or as a peaceful retreat for family and friends.

Offered at $3,450,000
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JUST LISTED: 1440 Westview Drive, Berkeley

Romantic Italian Villa with modern California aesthetic


A truly spectacular romantic Italian Villa with a modern California aesthetic! Designed and built by noted Bay Area Architect, Mark Wallace Little, this finely built home has drop-dead gorgeous views of San Francisco and the Bay and dazzling interior architecture! Once inside, one is immediately captivated by the exceptional natural lighting throughout, the open flow of interior spaces, and the extraordinary Loggia/Terraces facing the bay. The master suite and dining room all open to the Loggia/Terrace. The lower bedroom level offers a second Master Suite, two other bedrooms, and one of two laundries. All three bedrooms open to the Lower Loggia/Terrace. Upstairs from the main floor are another bedroom/media room with wet bar and full bath. This extraordinary new home is located in a quiet secluded cul-de-sac in the lower Claremont Hills just a short distance up the hill from the Claremont Hotel/Spa and fine dining. Additional features include: Structural Safety (foundation, shear walls), Fire Safety (fire sprinkler system, fire alarms), Weather Protection and Durability (four coat stucco, roof drainage, driveway trench drains), Comfort (sound isolation, green measures) and more. Property has a Berkeley mailing address but is Oakland taxes, legal, and schools.

  • Main Level: Spectacular Entry, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom Suite (with own laundry), opening to Loggia
  • Bedroom Level: Three Bedrooms and Two Baths, opening to Loggia
  • Top Floor: 5th Bedroom or Family Room, with bath, closet and wet bar with refrigerator
  • Lower Level: Three bonus rooms in permitted space. Use your imagination!
  • The Site: Down-sloping lot with gorgeous views of the Bay. There is a garden at lowest level and a wooded area with potential.
  • Garage: Two car garage with car charger and storage room.
  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
  • Permitted Gross Living Area of House: 4,310 sq. ft.
  • Premitted Bonus Space Lower Level: 905.75 sq. ft.
  • Lot: Per Public Records: 7,740
  • Additional storage: Off Garage and Bedroom Level
  • Permit finaled: 6.11.2019
  • Certificate of occupancy: 9.18.2019

Offered at $3,950,000
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SOLD: 1194 Cragmont Avenue, Berkeley

A Dramatic, Architecturally Designed Craftsman in Park-like Setting


Move right into this stunning and spacious Brown Shingle craftsman and enjoy the serenity and enchantment of the North Berkeley Hills. Built in 1922, this home reflects the charm and universal appeal of this earlier era, with excellent indoor/outdoor living and period detailing. The defining feature of this home is the spectacular dramatic living room with 20-foot vaulted ceilings. The 1⁄2-acre lot includes mature redwoods, a creek, many garden areas, and the ultimate in privacy, peace and quiet. Easy access to Tilden Park, University of California, Gourmet Ghetto, and bus lines. 4 BRs, 4 BAs, Old Berkeley at its finest!

1st FLOOR - A stunning living room with original redwood paneling, a balcony overlooking the main floor, a concrete chimney and fireplace, a library alcove, filtered views of the bay and French doors opening to the oversize expansive south facing deck. Across the hall there is a suite of rooms: A former dining room and office with separate entrance, a full bath, and a kitchenette. Beyond is the spacious eat-in kitchen which opens to the deck and the south garden.

2nd FLOOR - 3 well-appointed bedrooms, and a full bath with tub and shower.

3rd FLOOR - A bedroom suite with built-ins, full bathroom and spectacular bay views.

LOWER LEVEL - An au pair suite with kitchenette, bathroom, and living room.

OUTDOORS/GARDEN - Extensive grounds, mostly fenced, with lots of room to roam and plant a luxurious garden. Off-street parking for several tandem cars.

Offered at $1,750,000
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co-listed with Susie Schevill

SOLD: 610 Cragmont Avenue, Berkeley

Extensive Fixer With Great Potential


Here is a fantastic opportunity to restore this classic 1930’s home designed by Architect W.R. Yelland to its former beauty. While the home is in complete need of restoration and remodeling, the upside potential is tremendous…… sits on an amazing oversized, almost level lot with filtered Bay and San Francisco views, offering tremendous privacy with room to roam. There is a large beamed ceiling living room with massive fireplace, Library with adjacent patio, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room and 4th bedroom and bath on the main level. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two baths, including a large master suite. There is also a third floor attic space with bath that is not part of the Gross Living Area square footage. A huge basement area awaits development. There is also a two car garage/workshop beneath the house. The site is quite extraordinary… all usable, serene and quiet, accessible to bus lines just down the public path to Spruce…Bring your architect and contractor and make plans! No Public Open Houses.

BOH November 21st 9:30- 12:00, Saturday Open House November 23rd, Sunday Open house Dec 1, BOH 9:30 – 12:00 Dec 5th, Saturday Open house Dec, 7 2-4. For fixer clients only.

Offered at $1,450,000
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co-listed with Susie Schevill

SOLD: 6464 Estates Drive, Oakland

Elegant 1930's Estate, 4 Beds, 4 1/2 Baths

This architecturally elegant 1930’s estate was extensively renovated in 2016. The open concept design is ideal for modern living, featuring exceptional finishes and a very livable floorplan. The chef’s kitchen with an oversized L-shaped island opens to the family room with a fireplace and French doors that open to the recently expanded deck, ideal for gracious outdoor entertaining. The living room features a wood-burning fireplace, and opens to the office/library, surrounded by windows and a fireplace. A half bathroom completes this level. There are 4 en-suite bedrooms and laundry room on the upper level. The lower level basement provides ample storage. Located on the wonderful Piedmont side of Montclair, the property sits on almost a half-acre parcel with a charming log cabin playhouse, a detached 2-car garage with electric vehicle charger and a long driveway that accommodates multiple cars. An ideal location near Montclair Village shopping and restaurants and easy access to the San Francisco express bus. A private magical setting and a rare find for the most discerning client.

  • Piedmont side of Montclair
  • Gated level entry
  • Expansive kitchen with walk-in pantry
  • Laundry room on the bedroom level
  • Office/library with wood-burning fireplace
  • Living room with wood-burning fireplace
  • Family room with gas fireplace
  • Expansive terrace and outdoor patio
  • Reimagined with a modern aesthetic in 2016 by Philip O. Perkins, Architect
  • Nest dual zone heating system
  • Air conditioning for upper floor
  • 2 car detached garage with electric vehicle charger
  • Finished basement with storage
  • Log cabin play house
  • Easy access to the San Franciso Express Bus

Offered at $2,795,000
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co-listed with Robin Dustan, McGuire Real Estate

SOLD: 2690 Shasta Road, Berkeley

A Treehouse For Grown-Ups!

Set high above Shasta Road, this 1979 home has been tastefully and artistically updated with high end finishes to create a special world of privacy and serenity….a world filled with sky, trees, views and nature. A long flight of stairs leads to a special home…….so connected to the outdoors but also very architecturally distinctive on the inside. Beautiful materials, walls of glass, and intimate spaces create a rare home for someone with athletic ability…….a mountain climber? Ultra marathoner? Gym member?

  • Main Level: Open floor plan with beamed ceiling, Living and Dining areas opening to a deck facing the Bay. Slightly elevated performance space or reading alcove. One Half bath, laundry and store room.
  • Top Level: Dramatic master suite with stupendous Bay Views. Gorgeous master bath with soaking tub and shower stall. Lots of Closets. Separate office/sitting room. Access to large deck with Views.
  • Lower Level: Two bedrooms, one with soundproof music room (once owned by Bay Area rock star). Remodeled bath with stall shower.

There is a garage with room for 1+ cars, depending on size, an exterior elevator from the garage roof to the front entrance, gated stairway and storage areas on the lower two floors. Located in close proximity to UC Berkeley and Gourmet Ghetto.

Offered at $1,350,000

SOLD: 2008 Virginia Street, Berkeley

Urban Chic Living in the Heart of the Gourmet Ghetto

Originally built in 1936, this one-of-a-kind home was completely remodeled in 2017-2018! This property has it all: an ideal Gourmet Ghetto location, wonderful amenities, the best of indoor/outdoor living, and the ultimate privacy. Luxurious expansive eat-in kitchen with high end appliances opens to outdoor patio/garden ideal for entertaining. Many, many upgrades!

Features include:

  • Elegant front entry hall
  • Glorious eat-in kitchen, remodeled throughout, that opens to garden and patio
  • Living room with gas replace and built-ins
  • Main floor bedroom suite + bath
  • 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 bath upstairs, all remodeled
  • Gated property
  • Tandem parking for two cars

Offered at $1,650,000
co-listed with Susie Schevill

SOLD: 151 The Uplands

The Ultimate Move-In Home!

Behind the front gate lies a wonderful garden, fenced and private from the world beyond. Enter the front door into a beautifully and thoughtfully remodeled Claremont traditional, a perfect blend of classic and modern design. The public spaces are light and comfortable: the remodeled kitchen opens to the dining room while bookcases in the living room create a cozy environment. Here is casual living at its finest! Upstairs is a luxurious master suite, two additional bedrooms, a bath, laundry and a small study. The lower level, expertly designed, includes a family room/kitchenette/bar that opens to a level and private rear garden, perfect for dining and play. Another bath + office/guest suite offers flexibility and perfect separation of spaces. There is a one car garage plus two parking pads with an electric car charging station. Centrally located near pool and tennis clubs, hiking trails, Star Market, coffee shops, and the fabulous Rockridge/Claremont/Elmwood shops and restaurants as well as BART, SF Transbay Express bus and casual carpool on Claremont Ave. The best of everything!

  • Main Level: Living room with fireplace and bookcases, Updated eat-in kitchen, Dining room with wall of built-ins, Full Bath, Access to rear garden
  • Upper level: Sumptuous Master Suite , Two Additional bedrooms, Hall Bath, Laundry closet, Small Office
  • Lower Level: Family/media room opening to garden, Kitchenette/Bar, Office/guest or au pair quarters, Full Bath

Offered at $2,150,000
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SOLD: 280 Panoramic Way

Your Own Private Paradise!

280 Panoramic is beautifully sited on 3 parcels that wrap around the home, provding a park-like setting with privacy and serenity. There are spacious natural lawn areas, gardens, room to play, to dream and get away from it all, a tennis court and stupendous Bay views! This was one of the first homes built in this romantic neighborhood, beginning life much smaller, with thoughtful additions over the years culminating in the extraordinary home we see today. The house itself is a treasure----comfortable and elegant and designed with practicality in mind. Everything is where it should be……from the classic paneled library with fireplace, to the sun room overlooking the grounds, to the family room with river rock fireplace adjacent to the kitchen that opens to the dining deck. On the 2nd floor is the master bedroom… oversized room with magnificent view, a large walk -in closet, and a beautifully designed bath that opens to a sunny deck. Two other bedrooms, 1 bath and versatile office complete this level. The attic level is a totally cool space with vaulted ceiling, gorgeous windows to the outdoors and view with room for a myriad of activities. While secluded and private, this home offers easy access to hiking trails, a few minutes down the hill to BART and the Transbay Express bus, freeway access, pool and tennis clubs and fine restaurants. Two car garage. Truly one-of-a-kind!

  • Main Level: Paneled Library with fireplace - Living room with fireplace, opening to view - Paneled dining room Breakfast/sunroom opening to porch - Chef’s kitchen with Wolf range & Sub Zero - Family room with fireplace, opens to deck
  • Second Floor: Luxurious master suite with major views - Two additional bedrooms - Built-in office opens to upper deck - Hall bath
  • Third Floor: Magnificent vaulted ceiling family room with gorgeous outlooks and huge Bay views!

☛ Open Thurs April 11 1-3 and Sunday April 14 2-4 for agents and registered buyers.

Offered at $2,950,000

SOLD: 51 Bret Harte Road, Berkeley

Berkeley Hills Retreat

51 Bret Harte Road radiates style and charm in a gorgeous garden setting! Set behind a fence and surrounding gardens, the 1930’s Cape Cod style is distinctive and inviting. Enter through the gate and front door into a world with beautiful outlooks and wonderful light. The updated kitchen is a joy, with every amenity a cook could want. In addition to three bedrooms and one and one-half baths, there is an open storage/meditation space as well as a larger bonus room with a myriad of uses. A full basement offers ample storage. The garden is a treasure... planting boxes, flowering trees, an outdoor dining area, play areas and lots of room to roam. One-car garage. Just a short distance to the Euclid Avenue bus line which takes you to UCB, downtown Berkeley and BART. Minutes to the Gourmet Ghetto, Solano Ave, Tilden Park and the Transbay bus to SF.

  • Main Level: living and dining rooms, updated kitchen, two bedrooms, one and one-half baths.
  • Upstairs: third bedroom, bonus space for storage/meditation/play, bonus room.

SHOWING SCHEDULE: Saturday and Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2-4pm. Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10, 2-4pm.
OFFERS: Wednesday, March 13.

Offered at $950,000
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SOLD: 1705 California Street, Berkeley

Cool Updated Loft-Like Home

This 1924 bungalow was expanded and remodeled by the last owners into the cool and modern design you see today. The floorplan is open and airy with lots of light and level-out access to a garden. Spaces have a flexibility highly desirable to today’s buyers... bedrooms or offices... you get to choose! The first floor has the original living room with fireplace just off a covered entry porch. An open dining area flows into the kitchen, breakfast area and family room space, with windows and French doors to the outdoors. What was once two bedrooms became a bedroom and a great laundry. An office/plus space off the dining area works as a guest space or office, depending on need. The upstairs addition includes an open loft-like room with soaring ceilings, a bath and an office. This entire space works great as a master suite, with outlooks of trees and sky. A rustic two car garage offers possibilities for workshop or perhaps an Auxiliary Dwelling Unit or larger garden. The neighborhood is quiet, has bike lanes, and is just two blocks to North Berkeley BART, and near Northbrae/Monterey Market and freeways. A commuter’s dream!

Offered at $1,395,000
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SOLD: 65 Oak Ridge Road, Berkeley

A Truly Extraordinary Home

Once in a great while, a truly extraordinary home comes on the market. 65 Oak Ridge Road is such a home. Originally built in 1947 as a smaller mid-century home, it was re-imagined by the current owners into the romantic, magical and spectacular home you see today! Set above Oak Ridge, a very European feeling cul-de-sac, the home is nested behind an abundance of vibrant plantings, affording privacy and seclusion. Floor to ceiling windows and views of San Francisco and The Bay create a dazzling constantly changing vista while the enchanting tropical garden is accessible from most rooms on the main level. White walls and Saltillo tile floors suggest homes of the Southwest or perhaps Bali. The public spaces are large, open and light filled, at once both sophisticated and extremely comfortable and serene. The kitchen is large with an island as well as a cozy banquette and fireplace that opens to the stupendous family room. This level has a beautiful master suite, another fabulous bedroom with hall bath, and an office or 3rd bedroom with elevator access. The lower level offers tremendous flexibility as two bedrooms and a bath or perhaps as extended family quarters. The location is superb…….near coffee, hiking trails, pool and tennis clubs, stairs connecting to the streets below, TransBay bus, Bart and easy access to freeways, yet private and peaceful. Two car garage. 65 Oak Ridge Road is truly a world unto its own!

Offered at $3,300,000
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co-listed with Paul Templeton

SOLD: 190 Stonewall Road, Berkeley

Sweeping Vistas And Bay Views
on Claremont's Stonewall Road

We are pleased to present this generous and secluded hillside home. Built c.1924, it offers finely detailed woodwork, well-proportioned rooms and is convenient to pools and tennis, shopping, hiking trails and easy access to San Francisco. Nestled in one of Claremont’s best neighborhoods, this fine home has privacy, well-proportioned spaces and updated kitchen and baths. There are spectacular views through the well tended trees as well as breathtaking views from most rooms. The setting is park-like. Master suite plus two bedrooms with additional bath above, spacious living room, dining, study, half- bath and brilliant remodeled view kitchen at entry level. The family room below is large and bright. There is an au-pair suite, decks and access to the lower garden. Double garage at street level. The condition is excellent, the rooms are comfortable, elegant and inviting. This is a rare property.

Offered at $3,250,000 - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
co-listed with Paul Templeton

SOLD: 1728 Sonoma Avenue, Berkeley

Arts And Crafts Beauty!

1728 Sonoma is located in the heart of the Northbrae District... home to the fabulous Monterey Market and cool shops on Hopkins Ave, an easy bike ride to BART and a short distance to the vibrant Solano Avenue! Built in 1916 as a 2 bedroom, 1 level home, it has been artfully expanded to include four bedrooms, two and one-half baths, fabulous kitchen, family room, and sunroom/office, all beautifully integrated with the intact Craftsman features of the original home. A bedroom with en-suite bath on the first floor offers versatility as guest bedroom, playroom or office. The garden is magical, with a trellised dining area, stone patio and play areas surrounded by an abundance of owering trees and plants. There is ample storage, a garage repurposed as an office, lovely outlooks, including SF/Bay views from the master bedroom. All this plus a quiet, tree-lined, friendly street. What more could one want??

Offered at $1,695,000
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SOLD: 27 Parnassus Road, Berkeley

Mid-Century Home Nestled in the Berkeley Hills

The dramatic living/dining room is highlighted by a wall of glass overlooking the verdant canyon and opens to a sunny, private and spacious patio. A peaceful master bedroom with lovely outlooks is on the main level with two additional bedrooms and a bath on the lower level. An updated kitchen overlooks the patio. There are two outdoor storage structures and a spacious bonus room for multiple uses. With easy access to U.C. Berkeley to the West and all of Tilden to the East, 27 Parnassus Road is a serene and special place to call home.

Offered at $995,000
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SOLD: 86 El Camino Real, Berkeley

Prairie-style Home

86 El Camino Real (circa 1920) is a Prairie-style home, designed with a quiet elegance and enhanced by numerous modern touches, including the stylish kitchen, upper hallway exposed beams and skylights, and a spacious lower level. Enjoy your morning coffee in the peaceful front garden, watch the sun setting over Mount Tam and the Bay from the deck, or relax in a hammock beneath towering redwood trees in the beautiful woodsy rear garden. This house provides comfort and serenity in a gracious and supremely practical living space.

The floorplan is marvelous, with high ceilings, spacious rooms, lots of windows, large deck areas o the main and lower levels, many bonus rooms, and extensive closet and storage space. From top to bottom, it is evident that much love and care has been lavished on both the design and the maintenance of this property. With close proximity to the Claremont Pool and Tennis, Peet’s Co ee, hiking trails, Rockridge BART and Highway 24 to San Francisco, 86 El Camino Real is a true gem. Plus: EV charging station in garage and water filtration system.

MAIN LEVEL: Entry hall with half bath, generously proportioned living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining room opening to the view, updated eat-in kitchen with French doors opening onto large deck and view

UPPER LEVEL: Master suite facing the view, lots of closets, sitting area/office, updated bath, larger corner bedroom, two additional bedrooms with separate entrances or adjoining as one suite, classic hall bath

LOWER LEVEL: Private office with built-ins and access to the deck, gorgeous family room with built-in entertainment center and deck access, guest bedroom with desk and French doors to dec, beautiful newer bath and extra bedroom/playroom/exercise room

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed

Offered at $2,350,000

SOLD: 3051 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley

Elmwood Classic!

3051 Benvenue Avenue is a stately Brown Shingle in need of a new vision and renovation! Rooms are generously sized with many craftsman details intact and an abundance of windows. With a southwestern exposure, most rooms receive wonderful light throughout the day. The backyard includes a deck off the kitchen and small garden area. This vibrant neighborhood in the Elmwood-Rockridge corridor is ideal, with easy access to BART, bus lines, and even a casual carpool making a San Francisco commute a breeze! Many ne restaurants and shopping are close. Bring your vision, your architect and your contractor!

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed

Offered at $1,295,000

SOLD: 3866 Balfour Avenue, Oakland

Stately and elegant modern living!

Stately and elegant with the perfect floorplan for modern living! Sited on the crest of Balfour, this home incorporates beautiful architectural detailing, with livability and an updated interior. The living room is gorgeous with high ceilings, lovely windows and built-ins. A spacious dining room has a wall of built-ins and leads to a sunny, bright kitchen-family area. French doors open onto a south-facing deck and Lawrence Fleury designed garden, perfect for dining and play. The garden spaces are enchanting! Upstairs are four generously sized bedrooms, two with access to a sunny rear deck and two and one-half baths. The master suite is a true retreat! There is a spacious one-car garage with room for workshop, a bonus room, and a fabulous storage area. All this within the Crocker School District and close proximity to the many amenities of Lakeshore Avenue. 3866 Balfour is a treasure

  • Four bedrooms
  • Three+++ baths
  • Sunny kitchen/family area opening to deck
  • One-car garage with interior access
  • Laundry room on main level
  • Sunny, south-facing garden with deck
  • Newer systems

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed

Offered at $1,850,000

SOLD: 2736 Webster Street Berkeley

Elmwood Craftsman Home and more ....

2736 Webster has that ideal location ... near the shops of College Avenue, close to the Claremont Club and Spa, hiking trails, BART and bus lines, and ne eateries. The home is in lovely condition with Craftsman details, updated kitchen and baths, a sunny newly landscaped garden, and four garage bays which offer endless possibilities ..... think artist studio, workshop or office. A jewel!

  • Stylish living room
  • Dining room with fireplace
  • Family room opening to deck
  • Cool updated kitchen
  • Three bedrooms, three baths
  • Sun room
  • Plenty o foff-street parking
Offered at $1,595,000
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SOLD: 1408 Hawthorne Terrace, Berkeley

Rare Offering: A Maybeck Italian Palazzo Known as the Estelle Clark House

A rare combination of spectacular architecture, prized location, and gorgeous landscaped grounds! Enjoy the timeless beauty of this iconic Maybeck (c.1921) sited on three parcels. Features include panoramic Bay views, multiple arched French doors that open to an expansive private courtyard and loggia, grand living room with signature replace and ornately stenciled designs, elegant library, spacious formal dining room with Bernini style columns and a remodeled kitchen with Butler’s pantry. Five ++ bedrooms includes a sunroom and lower level rooms. Double garage. Enchanting gardens. Perfect location close to shops, restaurants and public transportation of the Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood.

Offered at $3,250,000
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co-listed with Susie Schevill

SOLD: 2211 Oregon Street, Berkeley

1906 Classic Beauty

Located in the sought-after Le Conte neighborhood, this 1906 Classic home is a jewel. The main house has lovely moldings and details, a remodeled eat-in kitchen, great light, newer foundation and many other updated systems. Upstairs are three bedrooms, two baths, including a master suite and laundry. The garden, by local design company Green Gallery, is modern in design and inviting, with a lawn area, large deck for dining, raised planting beds and eight hours of sunshine for growing your own produce! A spacious guest house with updated kitchen and baths is the perfect spot for house guests, sleepovers, media center or home office. Near schools, Whole Foods, Berkeley Bowl and Bart, 2211 Oregon is true Berkeley architecture yet hip and chic, 2017 style!

Offered at $1,395,000
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SOLD: 904 Wawona Avenue, Crocker Highlands

A Private Retreat

904 Wawona... an enchanting and magical John Hudson Thomas English/Arts and Crafts home in a most spectacular setting. Designed with Thomas’ trademark beautiful architectural detailing, abundant windows and distinctive stairwell, the home has a charm and ease that is both elegant and comfortable. The garden is the stunning surprise... romantic and English in style, designed by well-known Bay Area landscape architect, Robert Trachtenberg. Greenery surrounds the home... more formal in the entrance garden and side courtyard, a meadow garden that cascades down the ravine in the rear. Everywhere is beauty... glorious roses and vines covering the stucco walls, an orange tree perfectly sited near the front door, a magni cent Oak tree that dominates the rear garden. The home itself is a joy... generously sized rooms opening to the gardens, a dramatic vaulted ceiling family room, comfortable kitchen and breakfast room overlooking the gardens. Upstairs... a beautiful master bedroom with fireplace and dressing room, two other bedrooms, two baths and a charming loft overlooking the family room. A two-car garage built in the 1980’s is accessed via a private drive. Located in a secluded neighborhood near Upper Mandana, the site offers privacy, serenity and a respite from urban life, yet is near Lakeshore shopping and public transportation. Two parcels in Oakland and Piedmont. Peek-of-the-Bay view!

Offered at $1,985,000
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SOLD: 211 The Uplands, Berkeley

Gorgeous Claremont Home

Built in 1914, this stately and beautiful Claremont Traditional has room for everyone! The formal rooms are romantic, elegant and generously proportioned with abundant windows and built-ins. A cozy sunroom off the living room makes a great office or play area. The eat-in kitchen has been updated and opens to a dining deck with custom fire pit. The outlook into trees and gardens is lovely. There are three spacious bedrooms and two baths on the top floor. The lower level has been extensively remodeled to include a large family room opening to the garden and a private and serene guest suite with its own deck and garden access. A very upscale workshop, laundry and storage area complete this level. A pretty path with natural rock walls meanders through the landscaped garden to a large entertainment deck (off the family room) and play area. Features include a two-car garage, owned solar system, hydronic/radiant heating for lower level oors, Nest thermostat, and foundation/seismic upgrades. The location is convenient to the Claremont Club and Spa, Berkeley Tennis Club, local restaurants, hiking trails, BART and San Francisco.

Offered at $2,500,000
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SOLD: 49 Canyon Road, Berkeley

Romantic and Charming

Built in 1909, 49 Canyon Road is a romantic and charming home in Strawberry Canyon. A meandering brick path takes you through natural gardens nestled under oak trees, lending a tree-house quality. Soaring ceilings with skylights and many windows provide a view of the sky and trees. Expanded in the 80’s by an owner/architect, there is a bookcase lined living room, dining room or office with loft and deck, master bedroom with its own deck, 2nd bedroom or study and 1 1⁄2 remodeled baths. The eat-in kitchen is spectacular with a 2 story window outlook to the hillside. Decks surround the cottage, providing for wonderful indoor-outdoor living and a sense of being one with nature. Lovely condition, parking space, walk to campus!!

Offered at $765,000
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SOLD: 59 Plaza Drive, Berkeley

F.D. Voorhees, Architect, 1909

Every now and then a house comes on the market that has it all. 59 Plaza Drive is located in the heart of Claremont on a beautiful tree-lined street. Gracious, spacious and beautifully remodeled and reconfigured, while retaining the traditional architectural detailing for which Claremont homes are known. Generously sized rooms allow for entertaining as well as today’s casual lifestyle. An abundance of windows, sensitive updating and a feeling of both elegance and comfort make this a very special home indeed. The living room is scaled to accommodate a dining table or grand piano while the inviting family/media room occupies the former dining room. The adjoining and spectacular eat-in kitchen is truly the heart of this home, designed for cooking with family and friends, and with access to a private dining deck. This level also includes a home office with built-ins, pantry, one half-bath and cozy reading room on the landing to the lower level. Upstairs you'll find a two-room master suite with remodeled bath and abundant closets, two large bedrooms, a beautiful hall bath and 4th bedroom/multi-purpose room with laundry. Downstairs is a large rumpus/pool room/kid’s hang out, another laundry area and numerous storage rooms. There is also an attic for storage or future development. An extra large lot offers ample room for gardening, dining, kids playing and dogs romping. The location is perfect... near tennis clubs, bus and Bart with easy access to San Francisco and near many fine Elmwood/Rockridge restaurants. Private and quiet. Truly a home to treasure for years to come!

Offered at $2,850,000
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SOLD: 2695 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

The Hatfield House

The Hatfield House, a 1908 iconic Julia Morgan meticulously remodeled by Jarvis Architects 1999-2000 and located in an area of historic Berkeley homes. It was sold in a private off-market sale.

Offered at $2,830,000
photos | co-listed with Susie Schevill

SOLD: 20 El Camino Real

Hidden Treasure/Claremont
Dimitri Nicholas Vedensky, circa 1967

We Are Pleased To Present.........A large architect designed level-in Contemporary, 1967. Close to it all yet secluded: an amalgam of glass, wood, skylights, privacy and four garages! Still in the original family, this home is sited on a down-sloping lot that extends from El Camino Real to Domingo Avenue. Barely visible from the street and hidden behind a gate and fence, the house seems much smaller than what one encounters when the front door opens. The main level is modern in feel, sun filled and wood entry hallway/gallery leads you past a spacious kitchen/family room on one side and hidden master suite with den on the other to an open dining room and vaulted, dramatic living room and decks beyond. So unexpected in the Claremont! The middle level contains four bedrooms, two baths, two enormous bonus rooms and a spa bath +dark room. All this opens to a sunny patio for lounging. The lower level is one large paneled rumpus room, with endless possibilities as teen hangout, pool/tennis room or home office. A half bath and separate entrance leading down to Domingo complete this level. The location is superb, so convenient to the Domino shops, Claremont Spa, Berkeley Tennis Clubs, BART, and San Francisco. In the same family since 1967, 20 El Camino offers a rare opportunity to enjoy Claremont living in a modern, sophisticated home you can make your own. Two garages on El Camino with interior access; partially enclosed carport for two cars on Domingo.

Offered at $1,795,000
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co-listed with Paul Templeton

SOLD: 76 Eucalyptus Road, Berkeley

Light filled spaces, dazzling Bay views, lovely French-influenced architecture and a versatile floorplan... 76 Eucalyptus has that and more. Located on a private drive off Eucalyptus Road, this stately home has 3 generously sized bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs, sun-drenched living and dining rooms, and a lower level with 1 bedroom, 1/2 bath and a large family room opening to the back garden/patio/dining and play areas. The front garden is lush and lovely! Easy access to BART and San Francisco makes this location ideal. Close to the shops and fine restaurants of Rockridge and Claremont! This home has a Berkeley mailing address and Oakland services, schools and taxes.

Offered at $1,695,000
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SOLD: 2929 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley

The Honeymoon House

Architect Leola Hall designed many homes in the Elmwood District of Berkeley, but this home was for her husband and herself. It has been known as the Honeymoon House ever since. The modest stucco exterior with the large front porch belies the spectacular wood paneled two story living room inside. Windows at different levels let in an abundance of light. Vintage light xtures, cabinets, and Craftsman details in both the living and dining rooms combine to create both dramatic yet intimate spaces. The story goes that Leola Hall’s husband was a musician and thus the acoustics in the living room are very ne. A compact kitchen with a counter for stools as well as two bedrooms and a bath complete the main level. The staircase is most unusual and striking, it wraps around one end of the living room and serves both as a special site to observe the living room below as well as access to the master bedroom. Lined with windows and open to a deck area, this room features walls of windows and has a tree-house feel. An updated bath is partially open to the bedroom. Near Elmwood and Rockridge shops and restaurants, as well as BART, bus lines and San Francisco, 2929 Piedmont Avenue offers a convenient lifestyle with urban amenities.

Offered at $1,095,000
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SOLD: 1700 LaLoma Ave. Berkeley

Extraordinary. Magical. Romantic. Idyllic.

1700 La Loma is all that and more. Set in a park-like garden with magnificent trees, koi pond, and meandering stream channel, this is truly a world of its own. A perfectly framed view of the Campanile reminds one that yes, this is Berkeley.

The 1899 Swiss-chalet style house is a thing of beauty.....rustic and simple, beautifully renovated with sensitivity. The interior is clear heart redwood, some painted, the rest restored to a rich glow. Three bedrooms, three and one-half baths and screening/ family room. Everything you need and more.

The “cottages” are two - one bedroom/one bath flats built in the 1920’s. They are comfortable, sunny and ideal for family, guests or extra workspace with two garages, laundry and separate entrance.

A lovely writer’s studio overlooks the stream...the perfect spot for thinking, writing or dreaming. Such a property is rare indeed. Screened from the world beyond, it is but a short stroll to UC Berkeley and the amenities of the Gourmet Ghetto.

Offered at $3,180,000
photos | co-listed w/ Susie Schevill

SOLD: 12 Hillcrest Court, Berkeley

John Hudson Thomas Arts & Crafts

John Hudson Thomas, a prominent member of the First Bay Tradition architectural school of thought, designed 12 Hillcrest Court, which exemplifies the style and detailing of the Arts and Crafts movement. This very architectural, artistic and eclectic residence has been in the same extended family since 1912 and home to a myriad of artists, writers, photographers, romantics and bohemians.

Unassuming and set back from the street, #12 is distinguished by both English and Craftsman details. Interior spaces have oversized windows, generously proportioned public rooms, the trademark Hudson fireplace alcove, a distinctive and gracious staircase, and a feeling of connection to nature. A beautiful conservatory, curved and glassed, opens from the dining room. There is wonderful light throughout the day and a sense of lightness inside this home. Almost every room has lovely views of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, the Mt Tamalpais ridgeline or the south Bay.

The main level is primarily one glorious open space with abundant windows plus a woodworker’s kitchen and artists room/bedroom. Upstairs are four bedrooms and two baths, including the master suite with a covered porch with arched opening. A family room with fireplace and reading room add versatility and lovely escapes. The lower level contains a very spacious family/media/rec room with bath as well as additional finished bonus space. The lowest level, formerly the garage, offers endless possibilities.

Conveniently located on a cul-de-sac near Claremont/Elmwood/ Rockridge shops and dining, BART, bus lines and easy access to San Francisco. 12 Hillcrest Court awaits a new era, a new owner and a new vision.

Offered at $1,675,000
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SOLD: 2811 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley

Reminiscent Of An English Country Home

In 1921 well-known Bay Area architect Walter Ratcliff undertook an extensive remodel and expansion of what had once been a small cottage owned by the Palache family, among the earliest residents of the Claremont neighborhood. Generous in scale, yet filled with intimate and charming spaces, this stately home as reimagined by Ratcliff is one of the most architecturally distinctive residences in Claremont Court.

Set back from the street in a large garden, 2811 Claremont Boulevard is reminiscent of an English country home and features beautiful and ample windows, spacious rooms, wood detailing, an oversized eat-in kitchen/family room and cozy paneled library opening to a dining terrace, landscaped garden and patio, with children’s play area. The living and dining rooms are glorious, inviting for a crowd or an evening at home. This level also has a sunroom, laundry, full bath, and large basement storage area.

Upstairs are five bedrooms, including a romantic master suite with two closets and remodeled bath, two bedrooms with en-suite baths, and two additional bedrooms sharing a hall bath. A smaller room makes a perfect office, with rear staircase to the kitchen area. The south facing balcony provides a sunny spot for morning coffee or afternoon nap. There is access to a very large attic used for storage.

The grounds include a two-car garage, garden room, separate parking area and ample outdoor space for flowers, a vegetable garden, and lawns for bocce ball or croquet. This lovely home has seen significant renovations and upgrades over the years bringing it from its simple origins into the 21st century, with its grace and loveliness intact.

Super convenient location with easy access to UC Berkeley, pool and tennis clubs, hiking trails, restaurants and shops of the Claremont/ Elmwood/Rockridge corridor. Near BART and a short commute to San Francisco. 2811 Claremont Blvd. is a home to be loved and treasured.

Offered at $2,950,000
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SOLD: 2910 Garber Street, Berkeley

Henry Gutterson, Architect 1924

One of architect Henry Gutterson’s most distinguished and iconic homes. 2910 Garber is sited majestically above the street, surrounded by trees, blooming shrubs and a chorus of birds, with views to the hills and the Campanile at UC Berkeley. Originally designed for musical performances, the living room is gloriously voluminous yet intimate, the architectural detailing masterful, the windows beautiful and the indoor/outdoor flow extraordinary. The lovely dining room opens to the main terrace as well as rear garden and is filled with light. A curved staircase leads to the master suite, which occupies the top level with private deck. Another bedroom, currently lined with bookcases and built-in desk on the main level is adjacent to a full bath. The lower level contains a bedroom/office, formerly an au pair suite with bath and separate entrance. A finished attic space suitable for yoga or meditation is a charming and surprising bonus. Bookcases are everywhere, an excellent home for the bibliophile or collector. Terraces and verandas provide delightful opportunities for dining, star gazing, and relaxing. 2910 is one of four Gutterson homes clustered together on the upside of Garber Street, each with his trademark stucco and wood exteriors. The access via a public pathway (per BAHA, the steps and path were designed by Walter Ratcliff) has a European feel to it, yet one is but a short stroll to The Claremont Pool and Tennis, public transportation and the many amenities of the College Avenue corridor. One-car garage. A treasure!

Offered at $1,740,000
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SOLD: 70 Hillcrest Road, Berkeley

Reminiscent Of An Italian Hillside Villa

This stately 1935 home is reached via a series of steps and terraces. Once arrived, there is a luminous view of San Francisco Bay, framed by beautiful, mature cedars. Prominently sited where Hillcrest and Eucalyptus Roads meet, the home offers privacy, serenity and wonderful light in each room. Public rooms are grand in scale with room for entertaining or quiet moments. The splendid living room opens to a solarium with tile floor offering a bit of coolness on a hot summer day. The dining room can easily seat twenty. An updated kitchen includes pantry, full bath, with a breakfast area that opens to a private, sunny patio and garden. Upstairs are three bedrooms: the spacious master includes an updated bath, private balcony and a dressing room/office/nursery. The two additional bedrooms have great light and share an updated hall bath. A family/rumpus/exercise room with one-half bath is on the lower level, as well as a laundry room. Conveniently located to BART, Express bus to San Francisco, pool and tennis clubs and the many shops and estaurants of the Claremont/Elmwood/Rockridge corridor.

Offered at $1,525,000
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About Faye

Originally from a cattle ranch in North Dakota, Faye Keogh pursued a Masters Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in environmental studies.  She spent 6 years as a research sociologist consulting on energy projects including working for the Department of Energy in Puerto Rico. Faye spent 3 years in Wells Fargo’s International Banking Group, focusing on product development and marketing as well as coordinating special projects for the Chairman of the Board. Her interest in working with individuals prevailed and she began residential real estate in the East Bay in 1988. Faye’s keen instincts, common sense and excellent communication skills have helped her successfully represent both buyers and sellers.

Faye is very aware that honesty, integrity and open communication are critical to developing the trust essential to a successful working relationship. She consistently provides the highest quality of service to her clients.  Her knowledge of real estate as well as the various East Bay communities, schools, neighborhoods, and services is invaluable to her clients.  Faye prides herself on always providing educated market insights and answers to all of her clients’ real estate questions.  As a result Faye enjoys a healthy referral business and is also well respected among clients and Realtor® peers. She has successfully negotiated home purchases and sales for first time buyers and multi million dollar properties

Faye is always focused on her clients’ interest, providing information to make informed decisions. She works with a wide range of top quality inspectors, contractors, stagers and gardeners to ensure that each transaction has the benefit of whatever is needed.

Call Faye today at 510.652.2133 ext. 426!


SOLD: 2815 Oak Knoll Terrace, Berkeley

Romantic, Serene & Elegant

In the heart of Claremont Court, near Monkey Island Park, an extraordinarily beautiful French Country home... romantic, serene and so very elegant. The façade of unpainted stucco is reminiscent of European homes and suggests it is far older than its 90 years. Double exterior doors in an entry vestibule open to a wonderful world of voluminous spaces, oversized French doors and windows, a perfect floor plan and those special rooms that make a home truly exceptional. A spectacular entrance hall and beautifully proportioned living and dining rooms anchor the first floor, which also includes a very comfortable library and large eat in kitchen. At the top of a dramatic curved staircase is a large landing, almost another room, that leads to a two room master suite/sitting room, two additional bedrooms with bath, and upstairs sitting/family room. In addition, there are two rooms and a bath that were once maid’s quarters; these rooms have access to a rear stairwell and work well as small bedroom and office or perhaps as one larger bedroom. Closets are ample, light is plentiful. A very spacious lower level contains interior access to the garage, a room once the domain of the chauffeur and endless storage. The south facing garden is screened from the street by mature plantings and offers private and sunny dining or play space. A deck accessible from the kitchen provides additional dining options. The location is superb and perfectly located near UC Berkeley, pool and tennis, BART and San Francisco.

Offered at $2,650,000