October 2017

Found 13 blog entries for October 2017.

This charming home is located at 117 Palm Drive in Piedmont.  Its delightful curb appeal, and very pleasant back yard, reflects the fact that it has been professionally landscaped. With its tiled roof, the plentiful and beautifully arched windows, and sturdy front door, it is classically Mediterranean in style.  

Upon entry, you are immediately struck with the open and welcoming ambiance.  Rooms flow one into another, and the spaciousness is perfect for entertaining.   Be sure to note the amazing amount of built in bookcase/display space that is available for your favorite books or collectibles.  

 

The living room is anchored by an very handsome fireplace that features a display mantle and tile hearth.  Both the living room and adjacent

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Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood has always been one of the city's most popular due to its outstanding location, delightful shops and restaurants along College Avenue, and the variety of desirable homes that are available there.   This elegant home is located at 6150 S. Rockridge Boulevard, and offers a special asset-a lovely San Francisco Bay view.  

A handsome front door opens to welcomes you to this graceful home.  As you pass from room to room, be sure to note how this home reflects its era--gracious gardens, plentiful greenery, and windows and doors in every room that draw this outside in for all to appreciate and enjoy.  This concept is especially visible in the views of the living room below. 

Everything seems to sparkle in this

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For those who love the appeal of a traditional brown shingle home, this home, located at 19 Monte Avenue, reflects an iconic era in Piedmont history.  This home was designed by renowned area architect Albert Farr in the same year that he designed what is now a portion of downtown Piedmont.  In 1908, the combined fire house and city hall building, using his designs, opened for use.  Not long after, Farr was commissioned to design the landmark Exedra Arch.  

What engaging curb appeal in this home.  Lush plants and trees abound to welcome visitors to this gracious home.  Pleasant surprises like the lantern below, reflect its charm.  

 

 

The living room (and dining room below) is stunning, and sparkles with light from the many captivating

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This creatively designed home has dramatic curb appeal.  It features scenic area views from its imaginative front deck, plus a very spacious terraced rear yard with plenty of room for entertaining.  Located at 6 Abbott Way, it offers a very roomy 3,376 sf +/-, and 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.  

Everything, starting at the front entryway below, reflects an engaging and creative architectural design.  

 

The living room is where the welcome is the most engaging. Soaring ceilings, sweeping design lines, and a stunning fireplace, are just some of the elements that make this light filled room unique.  

 

The dining room, just off the kitchen has a very spacious built-in sideboard/cabinet for displaying and storing special glassware

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This traditional classic at 4 Sierra Avenue in Piedmont  is one that has to be known to anyone who lives in Piedmont.  Located on a corner lot, and across from Piedmont Park, it has been admired by residents, school children and visitors for many years.   Whether viewed from the front, or from the gardens in back, it is a truly graceful home.  It features 6 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths in an extremely spacious living area of approximately 3689 sf.  ( It is important to note that there is currently 1800sf of undeveloped attic that is not included in the 3689sf  just mentioned, which can offer multiple possibilities for further expansion.)  

Upon opening its dramatic front door, you are welcomed by a stylish stairway to the second floor,

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This classic Art Deco home was designed in 1937 by award winning home architect John Dinwiddie, and reflects all that is appealing and dramatic about this architectural style. The  expected, and in demand, design elements will reflect simple clean lines, with a streamlined look being paramount inside and out.  Note the wrap around deck that reflects this concept.  Everything together combines to form an amazing curb appeal.  

Located at 95 Parnassus Road in Berkeley, it features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and offers views of the Bay area and the North Berkeley hills.  

The entrance, through glass doors, the simple lines of the stairwell, and the dramatic hardwood floors, give a sense of what to expect in the the rest of the house.

The living

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This handsome home, with its very special curb appeal,  is just right for a buyer wanting an ideally located Piedmont beauty with charm to spare.  Located at 129 Ronada Avenue, it features 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, and is just off Moraga Avenue.  Piedmont Avenue and Rockridge shops and restaurants with all their variety are close by.  

The welcoming living room reflects all the many assets that this home has to offer.  First of all, the home has been painted inside and outside, and sparkles with light.  The hardwood floors have been redone to gleaming perfection.  Two doors to the outside patio are located on either side of the cheerful fireplace.  Note the handsome wood trim all around the doors and windows in both the living room and dining

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Those in the know about architecture, will know that the Bungalow style is one of the most appealing and popular styles of home just about anywhere in the United States.  This cozy home usually has 2-3 bedrooms, a very small formal dining room, and a single bathroom. A Bungalow style is instantly recognized externally by its characteristics of a short flight of stairs that is bracketed by two pillars, and a welcoming porch that often slightly overhangs the entry stairs.  This house, at 417 El Cerrito Avenue in Piedmont certainly checks all of those boxes.  

As you walk up the welcoming stairs to the sheltering porch,  and enter the handsome front door, you are offered a lot of quality in a very unique space.  

 

 

Upon entering the very

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New homes have just come to Piedmont.  Three Tudor style townhomes are now available for your consideration at 408, 410 and 412 Linda Avenue.  Each features 3 bedrooms, 3/12 baths and 3 floors of approximately 2572 sf of living space.   Just steps from Oakland Avenue at Grand Avenue, this location is close to the very popular Grand and Lakeshore Avenue, and Piedmont Avenue and Rockridge shops and restaurants.  

As shown in the illustration below, these  handsome and well planned homes feature two floors of beautifully designed bay windows that add dramatic appeal to the already very pleasant curb appeal.  Inside, the light from these windows floods the living room and bedroom with cheerful sunlight.  

A spacious ground floor has a

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This handsome home at 130 Highland Avenue in Piedmont is full of the flowing architectural lines that are classic in a Mediterranean style home .  Arched windows, decorative columns, and natural light flowing in from multiple doors and windows make this a delightful place to live.

Long established trees and well tended greenery assures that this house has prime curb appeal.   

The graceful architecture is immediately evident even before you enter the home.  Note the decorative balconies, the shaded awning over the entrance, and gentle steps to the door that are surrounded by a pair of elegant planters.  A bright blue door adds to the charm.

The living room is awash in light from its many windows.  The handsome fireplace treatment, the

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