My Piedmont and Oakland Real Estate Adventures. History, Architecture and Homes

 This graceful home, ideally located in the St. James Wood section of Piedmont, is classic in its architectural design (designed by famed local architects Miller and  Warnecke), but has been lovingly upgraded to add even more to its appeal.  It is located at 80 Cambrian Avenue, and offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in a roomy 3138 sf +/- of living space.  

The lush green lawn, sweeping corner curve, and well established plants and trees, gives this house a true curb appeal.  Add the classic Mediterranean touches of a handsome tile roof, wrought iron trim, and imaginative entryway, and the concept is complete.  

What a delightful way to greet guests.  Notice the curved iron railings, wrought iron lamp frame, the sturdy and imaginative front

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 This elegant entry gate opens to reveal an impressively designed Piedmont home located at 191 Sandringham Road.  This home is warm and welcoming, and is ideal for entertaining, with its gracious patio space, and expansive interiors.  It offers 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, and a Bay Bridge and San Francisco city lights view.  

As you descend the entry steps, you are immediately charmed by this delightful patio that is surrounded by balconies and windows that were designed to allow garden, patio, and area views from virtually every level of the house.

A garden level view shows the exceptional outdoor space that is perfectly designed for a pleasant afternoon's enjoyment -whether for private relaxation, or entertaining for a luncheon or

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  This captivating home at 122 Crocker Avenue, has been dramatically updated and remodeled to please the most particular of potential homeowners.  Offering 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, in a spacious 3059 +/-sf of living space, it is stunning from every angle.  Located in a historic Piedmont neighborhood, it was once part of the Stanley Dollar estate.  

 

 This home is ideal for those who enjoy entertaining. Just steps away, and  located above the very spacious patio space, is a stunning pool, and 1920's pool house, featuring a very unique, and one of a kind, Koa wood diving board.  

This pool is a remarkable asset to any home, and engaging on every level.  Covered by an expansive roof, it offers multiple opportunities for swimming,

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This classically styled Mediterranean home is found in Piedmont at 1623 Grand Avenue. Ideally located close to the popular shops, stores and restaurants of nearby Rockridge and Piedmont Avenue, it offers impressive curb appeal with its handsomely designed gardens and traditional architecture.  It features 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths for your consideration.  

 A closer view of the garden, and graceful stairs to the door, reveals the attention that has been paid to the Mediterranean concept.  In addition to the tile roof, the graceful flowing lines of the stairwell compliment the varied ironwork railings and gates. Note the graceful dip at the top of the stairs which is an ideal place for a decorative urn. 

 The living room is warm and

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 This handsome home, with its classic traditional architecture, has been impressively updated to combine the best of both past and present eras.  Located at 44 Wildwood Avenue, it features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, in a spacious 2868 +/- sf of living space.  Ideally situated, it is just minutes from the appealing shops and restaurants of the Grand Lake and Rockridge neighborhoods.  An additional plus is its view of city lights.  

This handsome living room has all the elements present to make every guest feel welcome.  Spacious, and awash with glowing light from its multiple windows, it is anchored by a classic, and very pleasant fireplace which is ideal source of warmth and appeal during a relaxing evening with friends.  It is flanked by two

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  This warm and appealing brown shingle cottage is perfectly designed for those who enjoy being surrounded by nature in its most pleasant form, while being ideally located for shopping, schools and commuting.  Located at 128 Sunnyside Avenue in Piedmont, it is just moments from the Grand Lake, Piedmont Avenue and Rockridge neighborhoods, and yet sits serenely among long established plants, roses, and citrus trees.  It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and 1460 +/- sf of living space.  

The first impression upon entering this charming home is the bright and cheerful ambiance that is achieved by the spacious windows throughout the room.  In fact, the entry way has its own window under which a pleasant bench adds more cheer..  A spacious guest closet, and

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This handsome Piedmont home located at 115 Monticello Avenue, has outstanding curb appeal.  Its impressive architectural design, combined with well established gardens and greenery, make it an outstanding choice.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and approximately 2,774 sf of living space.  

This home is certainly designed for comfort and entertaining.  Virtually every room is inviting and relaxing, with an eye towards flexibility of use.  The living room is exceedingly spacious, and is anchored by a dramatic fireplace.  Additionally, the room is designed to bring light into the house from every angle, and the views of the gardens are ideal.  

 It is hard to miss the extensive effort that was put into this home with regard to

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This handsome home, with its imaginatively styled pediment/column entry way, and upper level wood shingle exterior, is appealing from the start.  Located at 29 Portsmouth Road in Piedmont, it is nestled in among long established trees and plants, and offers a warm and welcoming spot for friends and guests.    Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, it is ideally located in central Piedmont, and is not far from the shops and stores of Montclair and the Grand Lake area.  

The attractive shade trees provide an outstanding spot for this delightful patio space just outside the front door.  What an special spot for greeting guests with a luncheon, or glasses of  ice tea and lemonade.  

This sparkling and spacious living room is awash in light from

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 This captivating home is imaginative in design, and incorporates indoor and outdoor charm throughout every room.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, and is located at 68 Wyngaard Avenue in Piedmont.  It is perfectly placed just moments from Montclair, and just a short distance to the shops and restaurants of Grand Lake and Rockridge .  Commuting to Oakland and San Francisco is equally convenient.  

 Guests are welcomed immediately by this delightful patio at the entrance of the home that is made private by the well established trees and flowering plants that surround it.  What a unique spot for a relaxing afternoon lunch or formal tea. 

 Yet another view of the front patio reveals the impressive entryway that features a splendid pediment

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 This handsome home, with its pleasant shade tree at the curb, is classic in its architectural design and floor plan.  Always appealing, it offers a spacious 5 bedrooms, and 2 baths in  approximately 2381 feet of living space. Located at 352 Jerome Avenue, it is close to the many shops and restaurants of both Grand Lake and Rockridge, and is ideally placed for commuting to Oakland or San Francisco. 

This spacious living room, with it charming ambiance and unique central fireplace, is immediately appealing as a spot for entertaining, or just relaxing .  The white wooden trim around the floors, walls and doors contrasts nicely with the richly colored hardwood floors.

 A reverse view shows the entrances to both the formal dining room, and the

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