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

 This handsome home with sweeping lines and impressive curb appeal, is located in Piedmont at 64 Huntleigh Road.  Extremely well situated, and just moments from central Piedmont and Montclair, it offers 3 bedrooms and 3 baths in 3166 sf +/- of living space.  

 A serene walkway to the front door of the house leads you through well established plants, trees, and greenery. 

Upon stepping into the home, you are surrounded with dramatic architecture at every point.  If the goal was to greet you with light, color and contrast, this room has succeeded.  

There are two central elements around which this living room is built.  The first is the dramatically peaked wood beamed ceiling, which is paired with the second unique feature-the

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This delightful home is ideally located at 311 Highland Avenue in Piedmont, and just steps away from top rated schools, parks and civic activities.  All these assets, plus a sweeping Bay area view, makes this a home that is well worth considering.  If offers 4 bedrooms, and 2 1/2  bathrooms in a spacious 2457 sf +/- of living space.  

 Built in a classic era for Piedmont growth and development, this home represents much of what was valued then, and now, in architecture.  Beginning with impressive, and well thought, out curb appeal, the wide welcoming steps, and well established trees and greenery are thoughtfully placed.

The sweeping front porch is just perfect for entertaining friends, serving a formal tea, or just relaxing at the end

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This stylish and welcoming home at 230 Park View Avenue in Piedmont, is extremely well located on a corner lot, and just steps away from popular Witter Field.  Its classic stucco exterior, topped by a cheerful red tile roof, colorful plants and trees, epitomizes the charming curb appeal of this Mediterranean style of architecture.   It offers 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths in a roomy 1809 sf +/- of living space.  

 The arched entryway, paired with two classically styled entry columns, is a perfect spot for a cozy afternoon's relaxing on the porch.  

The living room is well thought out, and is centered by a uniquely designed fireplace, topped with a classic matching inset arch.  Paired bookshelves on either side of the fireplace are perfect

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 This beautifully designed home, is located on a corner lot, and, with its multilevel garden terraces, and views of the South Bay area, it is truly impressive.  Located at 100 Estates Drive in Piedmont, it offers 3 bedroooms and 2 baths in a roomy 2373 sf+/- of gracious living space.  

This appealing entryway is just the start of what is special about this home.  The wide walkway, surrounded on all sides by handsome and mature plants and trees, leads to a pair of sturdy double doors topped by a unique skylight.  

 As you enter, you are immediately caught up by the dramatic South Bay view that is revealed by the sweeping sets of windows in the living and dining room.  

The living room is warm and welcoming, with its on unique set of views,

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This very attractive and spacious home at 32212 Claremont Street in Union City offers something special at every turn.  There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a roomy 1,720 sf +/- of living space. Of special note, when considering this home, is that both the kitchen and bathrooms were remodeled in 2016---a real asset now, and into the future.      

 

The living room is inviting, with lots of space for entertaining. Additionally, the floorplan here is extremely flexible, and offers many ways to create a pleasant living space.  

 

Above is the reverse view of the living room.  As you move through this, and other rooms in the residence, be sure to note the added beauty of the gleaming hardwood floors, and the carpets in the adjacent

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This handsome garden, with lots of curb appeal, welcomes all to this delightful mid-century designed home at 77 Dudley Avenue in Piedmont.   Well located, this unique charmer offers 4 bedrooms, and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very spacious 3498 +/- sf of living space.  

 

The handsome blue front door opens onto a spacious entryway and irresistible interior.  

 

Three of the central characteristics of mid-century design are open space, simplicity, and large glass windows throughout the home.  This living room certainly epitomizes these concepts.  The defining curved bay windows are impressive, as are the wall spaces that invite appealing art works.  

There is an investment in quality here, as can be seen by the rich and appealing

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 This gracious doorway welcomes you to one of the classically designed homes that makes Piedmont so unique. Located at 104 Monticello, it is built with great attention to detail and quality.  Placed on a premium corner lot, it not far from all that makes the area special-whether it is schools, shopping or dining. 

 Just a few steps past the entry reveals a gracious entryway that leads to warm and welcoming home, and a truly dramatic set of stairs to the upper level.  

Just off the entryway, your expectations of exceptional architecture are easily met when you enter the very expansive living room. A special feature to note as you walk through the home is the rich use of handsome wooden trim around windows, doors and entryways, and around the

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 This handsome three storied English styled home at 89 Woodland Way in Piedmont, offers a great deal in terms of dramatic appeal, and attention to detail throughout.  With strong Tudor design influences, it features 4 bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms, in a roomy 3093 + /- sq. feet of space.  

 The welcoming front garden and entryway give a taste of the charm just inside.  The classic diamond shaped windows to the right with the graceful trim above, are matched on the left, and paired with the delightfully pitched twin roofs, are just the start of a very pleasant tour.  

The size of the living room is reminiscent of the English concept of a "Great Room" with its spacious and impressive central fireplace, high wood beamed ceiling, and the warm wooden

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  This handsome home has been a showplace on Sea View Avenue in Piedmont for many years.  Its appeal is enhanced by the spacious, stunningly designed private pool in the rear.  Located at 228 Sea View Avenue, it offers 4 bedroom and 4 1/2 baths in an exceedingly spacious 4847 +/-square feet of living space.  Designed by Albert Farr, who is responsible for much of the architecture around Piedmont's city center, it surprises at every turn.  

This exceptionally attractive entrance, topped with a balcony above, is complimented with the architectural trim all along the exterior of the home.   

A generous and gleaming entry hall greets visitors, with multiple doors opening to an attractive variety of rooms, and a stairway to the second floor.  

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   It's hard to deny the curb appeal of this delightful Piedmont home at 130 Sandringham Road.  Its graceful winding stairs leads up a charming arched gateway, and private front yard.  The peaked roof to the right, with its unique balcony and imaginative trim above, add even more to the overall presence.  It is no surprise that this home was designed by noted architects Williams and Wastell.  

 Just beyond the green arched gate is a welcoming garden, and inviting front porch that is an ideal spot for relaxing while enjoying the pleasant front yard. To the right, note the Tudor style diamond designed glass windows, and decorative wooden timbering.

The sturdy front door opens into a warm and spacious pair of rooms.  Off to the right is the

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