Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sheila Sabine - Out and About - Restaurant Picks of the Week

Homestead Restaurant located at 4029 Piedmont Ave., Oakland is now serving breakfast.The early morning fare is equally as tantatizing and delicious as the evening meals. Check it out-huge parking lot behind the restaurant- a big plus!!

Rivoli Restaurant located at 1539 Solano Ave., Berkeley continues to be chosen as one of the top ten restaurants in The Bay Area.  After a stroll on Solanao ave., climb into this enchating environment loaded with culinary delights.

Sheila Sabien - Out and About - His Lordships

His Lordships - Closed June 30th

This historic bay front restaurant located at 199 Seawall in the Berkeley Marina is losing its 50 year lease with the city of Berkeley. The city is thinking of tearing down the structure and building a hotel. Meanwhile, the parking lot has become a refuge for homeless people living in campers and RVs.

Sheila Sabine - Out and About - Montclair Swim Club

Montclair Swim Club - 1901 Woodhaven Way, Oakland (in the Montclair neighborhood)

In 1927, the Forest Pool was built to entice people to buy homes in the Oakland hills - it was replaced by a newer pool.. This wonderful health club is open Open 7 days a week, it is a hidden treasure for young and old —come by and jump in!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sheila Sabine - House Pick of the Week

33 Alvarado Rd., Berkeley - Tasteful mid-century modern with huge upside potential for making this home into a showplace.

Listed for $1,395,000. Open this Sunday 2-4:30

For more details about this beautiful listing, email Sheila at

Sheila Sabine - Design Tip of the Week

176 Alvarado Rd., listed for $2,375,000, is a showplace in itself but the tasteful art work in every room are worth remembering. There is also an understated color pattern throughout the house that wraps you in soft visual blanket.

For more information about this beautiful listing and others, email Sheila at

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Sheila Sabine - Pick of the Week - 260 Southampton Ave. Berkeley

Tucked away on a quiet street in the Berkeley hills, this historic 1920s built Florentine Villa is a real jewel. It feautures a creek side entry, large sunny rooms, artistic stairway with hand carved woodwork and Art Deco inspired pond and gardens. 

List price $3,250,000.00
Open this Sunday.

Email Sheila at for more details about this beautiful Berkeley home and more...

Sheila Sabine - Out and About - Flowers @ Lake Merritt Farmer's Market

My favorite flower stand is the Sonoma Coast Protea stall with the most amazing flowers-I want to buy all of them!

Want to learn more about the Lake Merritt area and other beautiful Oakland neighborhoods, email Sheila Sabine at