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Map: The 10 Most Expensive Home Sales in Alameda County

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The San Francisco Business Times crunched the numbers on Alameda County’s priciest home sales last year, and you probably won’t be surprised that seven of the 10 sit squarely in Piedmont. But Piedmont doesn’t top the list, and it’s not even the runner up, as the county’s biggest sale happened in Fremont, and number two spot is in Pleasanton. For your consideration, we mapped out where the money is east of the eastern span.

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1. 106 Crocker Avenue, Piedmont

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106 Crocker Ave
Piedmont, CA 94610

Six beds, five baths, and 4,731 square feet, this circa 1946 home sold for $4.1 million last June. For those keeping score at home, that is almost triple its previous most recent sale: $1.6 million in 2006.

2. 6 King Avenue, Piedmont

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6 King Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

This seven-bed, six-bath, 7,292 -square-foot, Mediterranean-style home built in 1923 sold for $4.05 million in January 2015. It was previously listed at nearly $5 million, which would have made it the fourth most expensive 2015 sale rather than the ninth, but they knocked the price down after about five months.

3. 60 King Avenue, Piedmont

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60 King Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

Six-beds, six-baths, 8,920-square-feet, and some rather debonair old brick steps commanded more than $4.2 million last April. It was originally listed at over $5 million, but went unsold for nearly a year at that price.

4. 132 Hillside Avenue, Piedmont

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132 Hillside Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

These six-beds, eight-baths went for $4.5 million in June. That's about $300,000 less than the listing price, but a 66 percent increase over the $2.7 million it was going for in its most recent previous listing, way back in 1999.

5. 29 Sierra Avenue, Piedmont

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29 Sierra Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

This 4-bed, five-bath house dates to 1935 and sold for $4.5 million almost exactly a year ago. It previously sold for an even $4 million 10 years prior, then went on the market again for $4.6 million on Halloween 2014.

6. 2 Glen Alpine Road, Piedmont

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2 Glen Alpine Rd
Piedmont, CA 94611

This six-bed, eight-bath dwelling from 1928 is so close to Hampton Field that the new owner may routinely have to deal with incoming tennis balls. But that wasn't enough to dissuade him or her from paying $4.9 million for it in February 2015, only 11 days after it was listed.

7. 2838 Churchill Downs Lane, Livermore

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2838 Churchill Downs Ln
Livermore, CA 94550

After six straight Piedmont sales we're finally branching out with this four-bed, four-bath, and two-half-bath house built just in 1991 in Livermore. It sold for a cool $5 million last April, almost half a million less than the initial listing.

8. 55 Hazel Lane, Piedmont

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55 Hazel Ln
Piedmont, CA 94611

And now we head right back to Piedmont for a six-bedroom, six-and-a half bath home that went for $5.1 million last April, a significant jump from its previous $3.4 million sale four and a half years prior. It's 11 rooms on a half acre, but sits so close to the curb you'd think it's hiding something behind its back.

9. 3720 West Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton

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3720 W Ruby Hill Dr
Pleasanton, CA 94566

What do you get when you add seven bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, and over 10,000 square feet? $5.46 million, at least as of October. Built in 2008, this house has had only one previous owner.

10. 44529 Vista Grande Court, Fremont

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44529 Vista Grande Ct
Fremont, CA 94539

Finally, the king of the heap: Five beds, six and a half baths, and 10,052 square feet on a secluded Fremont acre that racked up a $7.35 million receipt last April, two and a half months after it was completed.

1. 106 Crocker Avenue, Piedmont

106 Crocker Ave, Piedmont, CA 94610

Six beds, five baths, and 4,731 square feet, this circa 1946 home sold for $4.1 million last June. For those keeping score at home, that is almost triple its previous most recent sale: $1.6 million in 2006.

106 Crocker Ave
Piedmont, CA 94610

2. 6 King Avenue, Piedmont

6 King Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611

This seven-bed, six-bath, 7,292 -square-foot, Mediterranean-style home built in 1923 sold for $4.05 million in January 2015. It was previously listed at nearly $5 million, which would have made it the fourth most expensive 2015 sale rather than the ninth, but they knocked the price down after about five months.

6 King Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

3. 60 King Avenue, Piedmont

60 King Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611

Six-beds, six-baths, 8,920-square-feet, and some rather debonair old brick steps commanded more than $4.2 million last April. It was originally listed at over $5 million, but went unsold for nearly a year at that price.

60 King Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

4. 132 Hillside Avenue, Piedmont

132 Hillside Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611

These six-beds, eight-baths went for $4.5 million in June. That's about $300,000 less than the listing price, but a 66 percent increase over the $2.7 million it was going for in its most recent previous listing, way back in 1999.

132 Hillside Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

5. 29 Sierra Avenue, Piedmont

29 Sierra Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611

This 4-bed, five-bath house dates to 1935 and sold for $4.5 million almost exactly a year ago. It previously sold for an even $4 million 10 years prior, then went on the market again for $4.6 million on Halloween 2014.

29 Sierra Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

6. 2 Glen Alpine Road, Piedmont

2 Glen Alpine Rd, Piedmont, CA 94611

This six-bed, eight-bath dwelling from 1928 is so close to Hampton Field that the new owner may routinely have to deal with incoming tennis balls. But that wasn't enough to dissuade him or her from paying $4.9 million for it in February 2015, only 11 days after it was listed.

2 Glen Alpine Rd
Piedmont, CA 94611

7. 2838 Churchill Downs Lane, Livermore

2838 Churchill Downs Ln, Livermore, CA 94550

After six straight Piedmont sales we're finally branching out with this four-bed, four-bath, and two-half-bath house built just in 1991 in Livermore. It sold for a cool $5 million last April, almost half a million less than the initial listing.

2838 Churchill Downs Ln
Livermore, CA 94550

8. 55 Hazel Lane, Piedmont

55 Hazel Ln, Piedmont, CA 94611

And now we head right back to Piedmont for a six-bedroom, six-and-a half bath home that went for $5.1 million last April, a significant jump from its previous $3.4 million sale four and a half years prior. It's 11 rooms on a half acre, but sits so close to the curb you'd think it's hiding something behind its back.

55 Hazel Ln
Piedmont, CA 94611

9. 3720 West Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton

3720 W Ruby Hill Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94566

What do you get when you add seven bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, and over 10,000 square feet? $5.46 million, at least as of October. Built in 2008, this house has had only one previous owner.

3720 W Ruby Hill Dr
Pleasanton, CA 94566

10. 44529 Vista Grande Court, Fremont

44529 Vista Grande Ct, Fremont, CA 94539

Finally, the king of the heap: Five beds, six and a half baths, and 10,052 square feet on a secluded Fremont acre that racked up a $7.35 million receipt last April, two and a half months after it was completed.

44529 Vista Grande Ct
Fremont, CA 94539