Piedmont, or the “City of Millionaires,” is home to some of the most extravagant estates in the Bay Area. From the former Ghirardelli family home to a $9-million property designed by the same architect who worked on Jack London’s “Wolf House,” these gorgeous homes are steeped in history and offer jaw-dropping views of the East Bay, San Francisco Bay and San Francisco itself.

Get a taste of all that and more by window shopping some of the most noteworthy homes on the market in Piedmont right now.

395 Hampton Road — $8.95 million

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This nearly $9-million home is listed as a “landmark property,” probably because the architect behind the magic is Albert Farr. Farr also designed author Jack London’s Oakland home, called “Wolf House,” but it burned down before London and his family could move in. This property includes a separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage, a tennis court and a garden.

47 Bellevue Avenue — $6.95 million

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This secluded estate takes a more minimalist approach to design. The seven-bedroom, six-bathroom main house has more than enough space to fit a large family, while the separate guest house is perfect for keeping visitors comfortable. The property also includes a tennis court, a disabled elevator (maybe haunted?) and two garden structures.

636 Highland Avenue — $5.3 million

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This colonial-style home was originally built for the Ghirardelli family — as in the Bay Area’s Willy Wonka of chocolate — in the early 1900s. A box beam ceiling in the dining room and a recently updated gourmet kitchen make for an interesting mix of old and new.

149 La Salle Avenue — $4.6 million

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This nearly 6,000-square-foot property sits on almost half an acre of land. It also has a huge recreation room, a library and glitzy formal rooms.

104 Hampton Road — $4.25 million

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104 Hampton Road is less casually known as the “Grand Piedmont Traditional.” Built in 1926, the flow of the rooms was apparently designed for parties in mind, similar to the mansion in “The Great Gatsby.” This property is all about the details, with a “secret” rose garden, a wine room/bar and a well for irrigation.

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