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European Lines and Contemporary California Grandeur

They define a palatial an Alameda Gold Coast home down to its pool house.

How Far Are You Willing to Go?

Life beyond Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda.

From Dreary to Dreamy

If a total redo is out, try freshening up your kitchen with new cabinet facing, paint, or a bright backsplash.

Breathing Space

Exuberance leads to overpruning and removal of a daphne destined for replacement.

True to Its Aesthetic Roots

A traditional home in Elmwood reflects its period appeal.

Six Degrees of Separation

Microclimates can make—or break—a great tomato.

Flower Power

Words of advice on planting bulbs.

An Elevated State

Updating the deck is never a bad idea.

Every Garden Counts

The watershed approach to landscaping maintains precious rainwater.

Determining True Home Value

Cost is one thing, but also consider the tangible and intangible benefits.