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

 

This dramatic multi-level home sits atop the hills of Piedmont, and offers stunning views of the Bay area from many of it desirable and varied windows and porches.  Extremely well located at 104 Requa Road, it features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very spacious 3478sf +/-  of living area.  Its multilevel approach creates generous space for every room in the house, and offers flexibility in design within each.  

Its entrance is especially engaging.  Featuring a handsome overhanging porch, wide windows with paired shutters, colorful brick stairs and porch, and a pediment door entry, it offers a delightful curb appeal.  

  

The entry gives a taste of what is to come.  Bright light from the windows and white walls, contrast with the warm

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These stunning poolside views evoke remembered vacations trips to popular spots in Tahoe or Los Angeles, but they are conveniently located in a unique home in nearby Piedmont at 12 Littlewood Drive.  Sheltered among inviting stepped gardens and restful trees, this home is one that is certainly a joy to return to each evening.  It features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very spacious 3627sf +/- of living space.  

The living room is awash in light from the large picture windows that open onto a stunning scene of the beautifully tended terraced gardens, and lush pool views.  The warm wooden ceilings match the equally appealing hardwood floors.  Anchored by a beautifully designed fireplace, the living room is a welcoming site for friends and

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This very attractive Mid-Century Modern style view home is located at 148 Sandringham Road in Piedmont.  Delightfully tucked in among well established trees and gardens, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in approximately 2092 sf of space. Well thought out in design and presentation, it is immediately impressive upon entry through the handsome door below.  

 

This very dramatic front room has so many things that make it true to its architectural roots of Mid-Century Modern.  The goal of bringing the outdoor light inside through expansive windows, the dramatic angled beam ceiling, and the imaginative fireplace all contribute to the design, as do the dramatic flat wall panels around the room.  

Because of its hill location, yet

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This home at 116 Dracena Avenue in Piedmont has very impressive curb appeal.  Its classic Mediterranean lines are revealed in its tile roofs, multiple window placement, and a handsome second floor balcony in front, complete with appealing iron railings.  It is designed in a manner that invites exterior light in through the plentiful windows of varied sizes and location.  Desirable brick steps lead up to an imaginative front  porch that is supported by a graceful pair of white pillars.  The final touch of lush greenery from established plants and trees, make this a truly inviting home.  

 

If the exterior entry was not appealing enough, the first impression as you walk through the solid arched doorway has to captivate your attention.

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This home, at 70 La Salle Avenue in Piedmont, has so much appeal.  If you if you enjoy being close to everything that the Bay Area has to offer, yet still look forward to returning to serene canyon views, and the warmth of the trees and gardens that this home features, you may want to consider it seriously.  There are 4 bedrooms and 3 baths here in a roomy 3627 sf +/- of space.

The concept of the Mid-Century Modern home was to attempt to bring the light and color from the outside gardens to the home's inner core.  This concept is well met in this residence.  

This bright and cheerful living room brings the above concept home.  Note the spacious front windows that draw the patio light and color in.  The front patio is a pleasant place

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This very handsome traditionally styled home is located at 842 Grosvenor Place in Oakland's popular Crocker Highlands neighborhood.  While it retains its architectural heritage, its interior has been completely renovated to create an even more appealing place to live.  It offers 4 bedrooms, and 3 full baths in approximately 2,256 sf of living space.  

As with homes in this location, established trees, gardens and lawns create an instant curb appeal.  The welcoming brick steps lead to a very impressive archway over the front door, with its matching glass framed windows.  Be sure to note the charming upstairs balcony with its decorative iron railing.  

  

As you enter, you are immediately impressed with the appealing, and beautifully lit

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This architectural Art Deco jewel at 1831 Drake Drive in Montclair was built in 1937-- right in the heart of that truly stylish era.  It is a vibrant home with many updated features throughout.  The curving wall of block-shaped glass windows, the streamlined flow of lines, and the huge wall of glass looking out onto the yard and view make this a home an excellent choice.  

Be sure to note the sleek exterior lines of the home, with the walls of spacious glass that look out on the very generous view patio.  

 

In addition to the rear of the home, the front of the home has additional curb appeal with its sturdy tree and luscious green grass.  

 

Upon stepping into this desirable home, you are immediately impressed with the expansive living

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This stunning brown shingle home at 778 Kingston Avenue represents one of the most popular designs for classical homes in Piedmont.  Always in demand, the style of this home has an additional plus-it was carefully restored in 2003 with the goal of keeping the original details throughout.   Every room speaks of the attention that has been devoted to it.  There are 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in a very spacious 3.249 sf +/- of living space.  Be sure to notice the sweeping lines of the roof and railing that sweep a visitor to the door of this delightful residence.  

An inviting front door opens onto a comfortable foyer, which features handsomely designed stairs to the second floor, and warm wooden floors 

There is no doubt that the

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 The very handsome traditional home at 153 Bell Avenue in Piedmont has outstanding curb appeal.  Whether you are attracted by its welcoming brick stairs, beautifully maintained gardens, or the picturesque white bay windows and paired white entrance columns, it is a delight.  This house has been handsomely remodeled and offers 5 bedrooms and 4 baths in a very roomy 3738 sf +/- of living space.  

A curved brick pathway leads to this gracious home.  So many things greet you at the door.  A handsome doorway surrounded by mini windows opens onto warm hardwood flooring, a classic wooden stairway with newel post and beautiful balusters.  Two sliding glass doors open onto the adjacent living room.

 

A reverse view of the entryway gives an even

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If you enjoy entertaining and gardening, this home at 100 Estates Drive in Piedmont should receive your immediate attention. This very attractive showplace is built around impressively creative and mature gardens and patio space-- it even includes its very own putting green!  Additionally,  there are  expansive views from all of the south facing rooms.  There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a roomy 2235 sf +/- of living space.  Be sure to note the extensive window space that adds even more beauty to the home's overall appeal.  

This previously mentioned extensive window space, seen in the living room below, opens onto relaxing Bay area views beyond the home. Worthy of notice are the extra touches of quality throughout the home, as seen here  Be

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