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Wily Window Treatments

A little prep, a bit of measuring, and a generous dose of fabric add up to stylish.

All-Cash Home Buys Have Pros and Cons

The practice has become more common in the Bay Area but not as prevalent as you might think.

The Hume Cloister Listed at $5 Million

It’s not quite Downton Abbey, but the historic Hume Cloister, a Berkeley landmark, is modern castle straight out of fairytale.

Saved by a Remodel

Designer helps expand a home for growing Montclair family.

Is the East Bay Housing Market Really Cooling Off?

Zillow says the market is cooling, but Redfin says otherwise. Turns out there is truth in both.

Inside the Berkeley Home that Set the Sales Record at $21 Million

Setting the record as the highest priced home sale in Alameda County’s history, a lavish 14,000-square-foot Berkeley hills mansion at 6889 Devon Way sold for a staggering $21 million earlier this year.

Home Design for Men

Man caves are a thing of the past, but a masculine touch is en vogue.

What a Million Dollars Buys in Berkeley

In the sizzling-hot East Bay real estate market, a million dollars gets you a remodeled “starter” home in an “upcoming” neighborhood.

A Bit of the Hamptons in Berkeley

A traditional East Coast home on Grizzly Peak shines in its West Coast context.

What’s New in Northwest Berkeley

The long-dowdy San Pablo-Gilman corridor has got it going on these days.