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This classically designed 1918 Craftsman home at 121 Nova Drive in Piedmont, has all the many fine features that make that style of architecture pleasing. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is 1794 sf. in size.  From its handsome front door and living room,  through its dramatic dining room, to its inviting back yard, this is a charmer. 

 

The living room has so many pleasing amenities.  With its hardwood floors, wood framed windows, and dramatic window treatments, it is warm and welcoming.

As with all Craftsman homes, the dining room is always an important centerpiece.  Here, the classic buffet/hutch is present, as is a dramatic chandelier.  Light flows in from the spacious windows, creating a very appealing ambiance.

While every home

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This very attractive cottage at 156 Dale Street, Piedmont offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, a great location, and curb appeal.  Priced at $799,000, it should attract a lot of attention.  

A handsome fireplace anchors this open living room/dining room combination.  Multiple windows let in the exterior light, and outdoor views.  Hardwood floors add to the appeal.  

 

There are two bedrooms, and both feature hardwood floors.  The first, below, has room for a desk, and a door to the engaging back yard and patio.  The other is equally welcoming.

Even though the term "cottage" implies something smaller, the back yard and patio are quite spacious, and include green space, and a dining and entertaining area.

 This pleasant home,

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This home at 135 Lexford Road in Piedmont offers a ideal combination of a beautifully updated mid-century modern home, and dramatic South Bay view.  Built in 1959, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is captivating winner.

The living room is a gorgeous showplace.  With windows and skylights admitting light from every angle, and an unobstructed view out the window, the open floor plan makes this home a truly inviting place to live.

 

Just steps away from the front room is a charming kitchen/dining room combination ideal for a quiet night home, or entertaining guests.

This home has three distinct and very attractive bedrooms, two of which include the high peaked ceilings that enhance the sense of extra space. These also includes glass

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A white picket fence and a cheerful yellow door welcomes you to this delightful Piedmont home at 92 Oakmont Avenue.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has updated bathrooms, and a updated chef's eat-in kitchen.  A special attraction is the very welcoming family room for evenings in.  

As you enter this charmer, you are immediately impressed with the dramatic beamed ceilings, a handsome fireplace, and spacious windows.  This bright and airy atmosphere flows nicely into an adjacent dining room.

Immediately adjacent to the dining room, is an updated eat-in chef's kitchen that should please the most demanding cook.   

Additional room for entertaining or recreation is found in a engaging family room that includes a fireplace, and a built in

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This classically styled Victorian located at 950 Rose Avenue, Piedmont offers an updated 3 bedroom 3 bath home of 2022 sq. ft..  Centrally located between Piedmont Avenue and Grand Avenue, it is just moments away from the shops, boutiques, and restaurants of Montclair, Rockridge and Orinda.  

The open floor plan makes possible the easy transition viewed below between the living room and family room, to a level and spacious outside patio.  This open format allows a light and airy ambiance that is hard to resist, whether relaxing or entertaining. Note the attractive and useful inclusion of built-ins in the family room.  

 

 

 As you step out the door of the family room, you encounter a very spacious patio.  Included here is an outdoor

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    This mid-century modern masterpiece, at 95 Sandringham Road, Piedmont, was designed by famed Hans Oswald, and truly represents the classic goal of such a concept. Walls of glass, and gracious indoor/outdoor living from almost every room in the home is the goal, and it is decidedly well met here. Built in 1957, it offers 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and 3225 sq.ft. of space.    This open concept living, combined with stunning views and relaxed living, makes this home a special place to spend your time, no matter what hour of the day.  
  A bright, airy, and handsome kitchen is just steps away from wherever you choose to entertain your guests.  Every section of the home invites more admiration.      Three bedrooms add…
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        This dramatic estate home at 395 Hampton Road in Piedmont, offers 7 bedrooms and 8 1/2 baths.  This spacious  three story, 10,518 sf Mediterranean, features a separate unit and a tournament tennis court as some of its unique amenities.  Built in 1929, during the height of some of the most exciting architectural growth in the city, this home has the extra benefit of being designed by renown architect Albert Farr.  Albert Farr's contributions to Piedmont's Civic Center and nearby communities are renown.     This home is designed for gracious living and dramatic entertaining as seen here:       Architectural creativity is everywhere.  From the handsome entryways, chandeliers, dramatic ceilings and fireplaces,…
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Once you have made the decision to purchase a home, either in Piedmont or Oakland, you will find yourself touring many homes.  Many times these tours are done before dealing with me as your agent, often to get a sense of what the market is like, and what you may or may not want in your new home.  You will be getting all kinds of information and written material from each home you visit, but there are some very important questions that you should ask yourself each time your tour, so you know, when you are finally ready to decide, what things to consider, and what homes you will reject immediately.   NOTE: You will, in the process of buying a new home, have the opportunity to have a professional home inspection done before you move ahead with your…
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 Now that the Spring buying market in Piedmont is upon us, many more homes will be coming on the market, and desirable homes will be snapped up quickly.  It is important that you have an efficient plan to be able to move ahead quickly when searching for your ideal home.  While I will be assisting you in finding your home, you should have a plan based on these concepts:

1. Be firm on what elements that you must have in your new home:  Perhaps you must have 3 bedrooms, a large back yard, or want to be in a certain school district.  This list should contain your things that you will not give up when considering buying a new home. In creating this checklist, you may be surprised how many things are and are not as important as you initially thought that

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  This stunning classically designed Mediterranean home at 191 Indian Road in Piedmont, offers 4905 sq. ft. of pleasing living space.  With 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths, there is room for gracious living and entertaining.       This handsome living room with a dramatic central fireplace an arched doorways opens onto the outside patio, encouraging gracious inside/outside living and entertaining.     The exterior views throughout the ground floor open onto a landscaped backyard with a serene waterfall and gentle greenery.                                   This five bedroom home offers a master retreat with a fireplace, and four other handsome bedrooms.      
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