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   If these are the splendid views that you would like to enjoy every day, you will want to promptly consider this home at 320 Scenic Avenue in Piedmont.  Whether day or night, these sweeping bay views will amaze and delight you.  This home is designed to take advantage of every opportunity for savoring these panoramas.  It features 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, in approximately 1799 sf of space.  

The living room is designed for gracious living, and is built around the doors and windows that highlight the dramatic scenery just outside.  

 

As you step through these handsome doors above, you find a wooden deck with a patio dining area that combines both charm, and a welcoming ambiance, whether for a quiet meal or for entertaining

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This handsome home is built on a private cul-de-sac in the Piedmont hills, and offers captivating views, no matter what the hour of the day.  Located at 53 Dudley Court in Piedmont, it has been renovated to bring out even more of its charm.  It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 2646 sq. feet of living space.  

Upon entering, you are welcomed with an open floor plan that allows you to travel smoothly from the outside view patio to the kitchen-ideal for entertaining and welcoming friends.  

 

 

 

The combined kitchen and dining room space is exceedingly flexible.  Whether you want a fully seated formal dining room experience, or just an early morning snack, this area is built to please.

 

The home

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This handsome home at 622 Highland Avenue has been a landmark in Piedmont since it was first built in 1909-just one year after renown architect Albert Farr's new downtown development enhanced the city center. If you have lived in Piedmont for any time, you have no doubt noticed this captivating home. It truly reflects the elegance of its era, and shows a real pride of ownership.  It's gracious interior includes 7 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths and has a living space of approximately 8038 sf.  

In a time when a spacious front porch was considered a social asset, and often a place to visit with neighbors on a quiet afternoon, this lovely front porch still has that inviting ambiance.

The wide front door opens to reveal a welcoming receiving hall,

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This handsome and unique Mid-Century Modern home is truly engaging.  Well located in the city of Palo Alto at 947 Celia Drive, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, on approximately 1899 sf. of space.  When it was renovated in 2011, no expense was spared in the renovation activities.  Additionally, all top rated schools surround this special home.

This charming gate welcomes you into a private courtyard that allows quiet moments of relaxation among lush trees and greenery.  A unique feature here includes Brazilian slate tiles to add to the appeal.

As you enter the living area, you are amazed at the irresistible views from every angle.  One of your first impressions has to be the dramatic beamed ceiling with skylight, and then the beautifully

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This dramatically designed Oakland hills home at 6601 Elverton Drive, takes advantage of every opportunity to incorporate these stunning views above into your daily living.  Patios, balconies, and large windows bring the outside in for you to enjoy any hour of the day.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in a huge 4142 +/- sf of space.

An example is the living room shown here.  In addition to the oak hardwood floors, high ceilings, and handsome central fireplace, there are spacious windows, and doors leading out to an inviting view balcony.  It is certainly an excellent way to entertain guests, or spend a pleasant afternoon enjoying the panoramas below.

The adjacent dining room's entrance features two very handsome entry

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 This Spanish Revival style home was designed in 1936 by the renowned architectural firm of Miller Warnecke, and offers surprises at every turn that are designed to please the eye.  It is located in Piedmont at 80 Cambrian Avenue, and, as indicated by the charming entrance, it has a very dramatic ambiance that begins the moment you open the door.  

Without a doubt, the stunning beamed arched ceilings, wide beamed oak flooring, and the wrought iron work throughout the home offer a welcoming atmosphere for all who enter.

A nearby dining room continues the architectural concepts, while a winning kitchen is available for parties, entertaining, or a just quiet evening by the inviting fireplace.

Additionally, there is a

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This delightful Piedmont home at 28 Fairview Avenue has so much to recommend it. Besides having an inviting curb appeal, it has been given a great deal of care and attention. It has undergone a complete renovation using the original floor plans, and retaining the original hardwood floors.  It is approximately 1,279 sf in size, and being offered for sale for $985,000

Before you tour the house, you should know that there are the following impressive upgrades: a new roof, updated electrical and plumbing, installation of wifi remote and irrigation systems, and a freshly landscaped front and backyard, including patio.  There is yet more to know about the kitchen, as will be seen below.  

The living room has retained a classic Craftsman style that

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YOUR HOMEBUYING CHECKLIST

Over the last few years, I have been writing tips about what to look for when buying a home. The other day I came across HUD's Homebuying Checklist which is an excellent summary of the best things to consider when looking at homes to buy.  Take it with you to Open Houses, and use it whenever you see a home, in person, or even online, that interests you.  It will help you to focus on the most important issues when buying.  

 

 

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This uniquely designed Piedmont home at 12 Sotelo Avenue, has classical Mid-Century Modern design combined with Asian influences that makes it stand out among its competitors.   Making it additionally exceptional among homes in Piedmont, is its location--it sits right on the edge of a lake.  The lake, in fact, is well known Lake Tyson, which is just moments from Piedmont's Hampton Field, and not far from downtown Piedmont.  

Upon entering, you are greeted by a sweeping front room with a wall of windows, extremely spacious floor space, a handsome fireplace, and a pleasant view of the water.

 

Continuing on through the front room, you move towards the dining room which is quiet, serene, and continues to give an excellent view of the

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No matter which angle you view this classically designed home from, it is very impressive. This spacious 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home is centrally located at 5 Blair Avenue in Piedmont, and just steps from beautiful Dracena Park.  The shops and restaurants of Grand and Piedmont Avenue are not far away, as are the popular Rockridge shopping venues on College Avenue. 

This truly gracious entryway reflects the atmosphere throughout the rest of the home. From hardwood floors, stunning wood trim and moulding, and delightful window treatments, you feel welcome from the moment you open the door. 

An immediate turn to the left introduces you to the spacious living room. So many things catch the eye that represent quality of construction and

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