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

This commanding Piedmont home sits high above Grand Avenue, offering privacy and serenity, and yet is just moments from the surrounding, and in demand, shopping and dining venues of Rockridge, Montclair Village and the Grand Lake District.  Located at 1641 Grand Avenue, it offers 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms in a very comfortable 2186 sf +/- of living space.  As will be seen, its impressive array of windows reveal delightful views from each level. 

 The cheerful black and white checked entry hall compliments the large black glass paned front door, and greets visitors into this handsome home.  With a large formal dining room to the left, and a appealing living room to the right, one is immediately welcomed into the house..  

This gracious

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This handsome home located at 208 Highland Avenue in the heart of Piedmont, has immediate curb appeal with its well established gardens, and sheltering trees.  Additionally, it is just moments from Piedmont schools, transportation, and the popular shopping venues of Montclair and Rockridge.  It offers 3 bedrooms and one bathroom in a comfortable 1692 sf /- of living space.  The garage provides off street parking, if desired.  

 A set of brick stairs leads to a pleasant front porch, with an area for seating, and a covered front archway over the impressive front door.  Graceful wrought iron railings complete the welcoming atmosphere.  

Entry to the home reveals two impressive rooms that are devoted to comfort and entertaining.  Above is

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    This delightful mid-century style home at 400 Jerome Avenue is located on a corner lot just minutes from downtown Piedmont, Witter Field, the community center, and 12 years of schooling.  The clean lines of the home's architectural design, combines with the abundant gardens that surround the front of the home, to create an outstanding curb appeal.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2325 +/-sf of living space.  

The wide steps and roomy front porch lead to a attractive front door that is framed on either side by glass panels.  A very appreciated asset is the garage, that allows easy access for quick and comfortable off street parking.  

 One of the most popular characteristics of a mid-century home is simplicity of design and

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  This commanding colonial style home sits comfortably in the heart of Piedmont at 114 Hazel Lane, and is remarkable for its dramatic curb appeal.  Designed by well known Bay area architect Clarence Mayhew, it offers 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in an spacious 4648+/-sf of elegant living space.  

 The home is enveloped in gracious greenery and garden space, all meticulously attended to.  Enjoyment of these gardens is enhanced by views provided by multiple windows and doors at every level throughout the home.  Handsome bay windows in the front of the home add more charm to the overall effect.

A graceful entryway, with a gently curving arch supported by two columns, greets guests as they arrive. 

As becomes quickly evident, this home

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 This handsome home, with its pitched roof and graceful entryway, is ideally located in the center of Piedmont at 355 Jerome Avenue, and is just moments from schools, downtown Piedmont, and the multiple parks and playgrounds that makes the city unique.  It offers 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms in a comfortable living space of approximately 1947 sf.  

 One of the major themes of English cottages is the devotion to the gardens that surround the home, with special attention devoted to floral displays at every corner.  This home certainly meets those goals, and more.  While the curb appeal is special, the entryway, with its curved roof line, and handsome glass paneled front door adds even more charm.  

 Upon entering the home, one is

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      Nestled among the trees and gardens of this pleasantly landscaped home is this comfortable central Piedmont residence located at 150 Dudley Avenue.   It is spacious- offering 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3728 +/- sf of living space, to which are added the amenities desired for gracious living and entertaining.

 One of the major design features of mid-century architectural design is featuring virtual walls of glass, with the goal of bringing the outside garden views "inside" to admire.  As one tours, it becomes apparent that this is true with this home.  The windows along the front porch serve that purpose for the dining room.  

It is hard to deny the impressive parquetry floor that awaits guest as they enter the home-a delightful welcome.

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 This delightful Craftsman style home is one full of unique architectural treats, both inside and out.  Located at 155 Lake Avenue, it features a classically Craftsman styled porch, with a wide overhanging triangular roof with exposed rafters.  It has its own pleasant  shade tree, and well established yard in front and back.  It offers 2 bedrooms, and 1 bath, and is located close to the popular food and shopping venues of the Rockridge, Grand Lake and Lakeshore Avenues.

   The architecture of the front porch and entryway is particularly impressive.  True to its character, there is a an enclosed front porch, tapered pillars resting on piers lining the entryway, a partially paneled front door, and an very handsome wooden overhead archway. 

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 Imagine having a view like this out of virtually every room in this home at 308 Pacific Avenue in Piedmont.  This outstanding residence was built with this goal in mind.  Perfectly located on a hill in central Piedmont, it offers a spacious 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths in 3082+/- sf of living space.  

This gleaming living room provides so many outstanding first impressions.  First and foremost, of course, is the  sweeping view of the Bay area just outside the central and adjacent window.  The view is enhanced as the hours of the day change, and light and darkness affect it.  

 Not to be overlooked is the living room itself.  So many subtle, yet desirable amenities are featured.  As with homes of this era and quality, the rich wooden trim

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This charming home, located at 220 Mountain Avenue in Piedmont, is immediately appealing with its dramatic entryway, well tended front garden, cheerful window boxes, and its irresistible white trim on the various doors and windows.  It offers 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in a very spacious 3453 +/- sf of living space.  It is literally just moments from downtown Piedmont, the Community Hall, schools, and the popular Mulberry's Market.  

The covered porch and entryway feature impressive matching pillars that are topped with extensive exterior dentil molding.  Together, they are an outstanding feature of this home for arriving guests.

It is hard to deny the immediate appeal of this gracious living room that greats guests upon entry.  Anchored

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 This stunning view, and the view seen  below, are available for your enjoyment and delight at this ideally located Piedmont home at 169 Ronada Avenue.  What a pleasure to be able to sit out on this spacious deck and enjoy the entire sweep of  the Oakland and San Francisco panorama at any hour of the day.  

 This home sits high enough to offer you these dramatic views, and is located just moments from the in demand shopping venues of Rockridge, Grand Lake and Lakeshore Avenues. Additionally, downtown Piedmont, and Montclair village offer yet more shopping and dining opportunities

 This handsome home with its beautifully groomed gardens and hedges, is instantly appealing.  A gently graded set of stairs leads to an impressive front

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