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Just Sold! – 170 Tamalpais

Posted in BERKELEY, SALES BERKELEY, SALES HISTORY on November 20, 2020 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

JUST SOLD! With six offers above list price

Longtime Berkeley residence of Nobel Laurette Oliver Williamson UC Berkeley Professor of Economics.

Julie had the pleasure of helping Williamson buy his home in 1987. After his passing she had the honor of selling it for his estate.

Julie Nachtwey, neighborhood specialist: Berkeley, Claremont Hills, Claremont, ElmwoodSales History and testimonials available

Berkeley Firefighters – Service Before Self

Posted in BERKELEY on January 8, 2020 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert


The Oakland Firestorm 1991 was a catastrophic wildland-urban interface conflagration that occurred October 19-20 on the hillsides of North Oakland/Southeast Berkeley. It was contained October 23. At least 25 people were killed and 3,500 homes destroyed.

Berkeley fireman Owen Sims grew up in Berkeley and graduated from Berkeley High. He was nine years old at the time of the 1991 Firestorm.
“As Firefighters, we are constantly interfacing with people who need more help than can be addressed during a 15-minute 911 Response,” explained Sims.                                                       

BERKELEY FIREFIGHTERS RANDOM ACTS or BFRA is a non-profit organization he has teamed up with. Their goal is to raise funds to help people in need or at risk.

DAVID LANCE GOINES, a local artist and printmaker, is creating a Berkeley Firefighters poster to benefit BFRA causes. He will print 1,000 posters. They’re available to order for $40 each.


BOOKS ARE US…and more!

Posted in BERKELEY, EVENTS, NEIGHBORHOOD with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Four loyal supporters of the Berkeley Public Library Foundation attended a special luncheon yesterday at SF’s elegant Boulevard Restaurant (Photo from left):  Barbara Manierre, Rachelle Owen, Toni Garrett, Julie Nachtwey.  Hostess was columnist Leah Garchik, SF CHRONICLE. Renowned Chef Nancy Oakes greeted the women as they dined on crispy squash blossoms and Chioggia Beet Ravioli. Boulevard is located at 1 Embarcadero, in the historic Audiffred Building built in 1889.  It’s one of the city’s oldest remaining buildings from early San Francisco, City landmark #7.


The luncheon was offered as an auction item at the Foundation’s annual Authors Dinner held in early February. BPLF has raised more than $3.5m to renovate Berkeley’s main library and four branches. The current goal is to create a “Teen Center” in the main library building. The Berkeley Public Library offers Berkeley residents more than 300 viable programs and services such as how to read, use a computer, fill out a job application, make a budget and much, much more.



The Audiffred Building


Boulevard Executive Chef/Owner Nancy Oakes


It’s Never Too Late!

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, OAKLAND on January 20, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

It’s Never Too Late for New Year’s Real Estate Resolutions


The year 2016 is already almost three weeks old, but it’s never too late to adopt a smart set of resolutions to help guide you through the year ahead. Whether you are a homebuyer or a seller – or might become one or the other over the course of the year – take a look at Pacific Union’s roundup of real estate resolutions for the new year. They’re online at


Behind Closed Doors!

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, CLAREMONT HILLS, EVENTS, FEATURED PROPERTIES, NEIGHBORHOOD on October 4, 2015 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

1 Eucalyptus EXT 1

Architect Julia Morgan’s elegant 1920 house at 1 Eucalyptus Road, Berkeley, has 7 bed/6+ baths, bay views and a flat yard. $2,950,000