June 2015

Found 17 blog entries for June 2015.



Here's a great opportunity to restore a classic 1,811 square feet (per tax records), 4 bedroom/2 bath mid-century Eichler home with open-sky atrium in the popular Rancho de los Santos neighborhood. 

This home has a perfect floor plan with a bonus hobby room off of the kitchen in addition to the informal multi-purpose room, and formal living/dining.   There's also a roomy 2-car garage with great storage. Mid-century details like original globe lighting & floor/ceiling glass are in tact.

The premium 9,240 square feet (per tax records) lot features a large, level backyard and side yards with several mature trees for shade.    This yard is prime for a modern dry-landscaping design, organic garden and even a pool!

If you

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Congratulations to my buyer who just closed escrow on this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath E. Richmond Heights home for $535,000. Completely remodeled with great views, short walking distance to Wildcat Canyon hiking trails, and close proximity to Highway 80, made this home an excellent choice for my buyer. Competition was stiff and there were multiple offers, but a short escrow and aggressive pricing helped us secure offer acceptance.

Whether you're just beginning your search for a home or planning to sell, it would be my pleasure to assist you. Please give me a call at (925) 699-2112 or email cathy@eastbaymodern.com.

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Contemporary Ranch Home

Enjoy urban conveniences and a semi-rural setting in this contemporary ranch estate in Concord!

With 4 bedrooms/3 full baths, & 1,960 square feet (per tax records), this home boasts many wonderful updates like wood flooring throughout, new carpet in the master bedroom, dual pane windows, front-loading laundry, new interior and exterior paint and trim. A detached 2-car garage provides great storage with additional space for a workshop.

The striking, beautifully updated eat-in kitchen is central to the entertaining areas and fitted with newer custom cabinetry, granite counters, stone tile backsplash, high-quality Bosch appliances and new lighting. The formal dining room off

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Congratulations to my awesome sellers that just closed escrow on their cottage-style home at 3660 Madrone Avenue in Oakland's popular Laurel District for $425,000.

My clients and I were preparing to paint, add new landscaping, and undertake a number of other repairs and renovations to the home before going on the market, but didn't even get the chance to do so before we received two strong off-market offers on the property! The 2 bedroom, 1 bath home (1 bedroom per tax records) was a great condo alternative, with 783 square feet of living space on a 1,750 square foot lot and best of all, no HOA fees.

It's also located a short distance from shops and restaurants on MacArthur Blvd., and is just minutes from the 580 freeway. The new buyers

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I am happy to announce the sale of one of the best Eichler's ever, 4095Phoenix.com for $738,000 ($63,000 over asking).

We had a great time with this listing with several open houses and I even sponsored a Community Night/Open House event with a large turnout from neighbors and potential buyers wanting to see the home in the twilight hours.  The seller was happy with the outcome and was kind enough to write this review for me:

"BEST REALTOR ON THE PLANET. Ken went above and beyond with marketing of my home and exceeded my expectations on my return. You hire Ken because he is more like a friend than an agent.  You hire him because he understands and is equally as passionate about your home.  You hire

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Congratulations to my buyer-client, a first time buyer, on a short 21-day close of escrow on 324 Clearpointe Dr. in Vallejo for $365,000. 

This 1,935 square foot, great-condition, newer duet is located in the Glen Cove area of Vallejo with 4 bedrooms/3 baths, with a large clean-slate backyard and panoramic views of neighboring hills out of every window!  A great find in this market!

Contact Ken Fox for a great experience with purchasing or selling a home!



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Every year I anxiously await the 100 Best Restaurants in the Bay Area according to Michael Bauer, the restaurant critic for the SF Chronicle, and this year was no exception.  Since living in the East Bay, I’ve been dining out often, exploring all of the great restaurants in the many diverse neighborhoods.  Of course I was happy to find over a dozen restaurants from the East Bay on the list for 2015.  I also realized that I’ve dined at 7 of them, so I only have 5 more to check out!  I still have other favorites that I think should’ve made the list, but maybe next year.


Here they are in alphabetical order:



A16 – Very popular Rockridge location after only 2 years, has a sister location in SF; great pizza, pasta,

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Congratulations to my clients on the purchase of this supper hip loft in the heart of Emeryville. Bamboo floors, granite counters and Berkeley Hills views are what make this 2 bedroom unit stand out. Purchased for $725,000, my client is sure to love her new home and neighborhood. If you're looking for something similar don't hesitate to contact me, we'll find you just the right place to call home! Photos by Leila Seppa Photography

Ary Assadi
East Bay Modern

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Snuggle up in front of the fireplace in this cozy updated duplex with refinished hardwood floors.  Unit 2728 boasts fresh paint, new door and kitchen cabinet hardware, brushed stainless lighting accents, kitchen flooring, bathroom vanity and mirror. Tenant occupied Unit 2730 is nicely maintained, recently painted with hardwood floors and new bathroom vanity.  Situated on a large landscaped lot at the corner of a cul-de-sac, minutes to Fruitvale BART, 580 Freeway and San Francisco make this property a great choice for investors or owner occupied buyers. For additional information, please contact Cathy Gamblin at (925) 699-2112 or cathy@eastbaymodern.com.  

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Ready for summer, experience the best of California living in this charming 4 bedroom/ 2.5 bath classic mid-century ranch home with a wonderful park-like, low-maintenance backyard full of mature succulents, cacti, fruit trees and agave. 

At 1,906 square feet (per tax records), the living spaces are large and inviting.  The private master suite is at the rear of the home overlooking the lush backyard and has large windows, double closets and a bath with dressing area. There's beautiful oak flooring throughout the home with classic mid-century touches like panoramic windows, Weldtex wall paneling in the living room, and fireplaces in the living and dining areas.  The eat-in kitchen is at the

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