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

This handsome home, nestled among sheltering trees and gardens, is perfectly located close to the impressive sources of shopping, dining, and entertainment around Piedmont.  The Grand Avenue and Lakeshore Avenue restaurants and shops are just moments away, as are the in-demand venues of Rockridge.  Located at 217 Greenbank Avenue, it offers 3 bedrooms and 1 bath in a comfortably sized 1307 sf +/- of living space.  

 

 This pleasant entryway welcomes guests as they pass through the graceful archways of the front porch and into this comfortable home.   

 This living rooms of this home is awash in light from multiple windows that encompass the room, and provides a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for guests.  Be sure to note the rich

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 This cheerful home located at 2848 Sydney Way in Castro Valley,  comes complete with two ready made shade trees, and a recently painted exterior and interior.  An added asset is the newly landscaped back yard.  It offers a roomy 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and is well located just minutes from downtown Castro Valley with its favorite restaurants and shops.  

 A pleasing view of nearby hills is discovered from the front porch. This very handsome front door, and the wide picture windows, create a welcoming first impression for friends and guests.  

The sizeable front room was designed to take advantage of the pleasing exterior views, and offers flexibility in the floor plan due to the space available.  Graceful arches divide rooms from

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 This delightful home located at 175 Ronada Avenue in Piedmont, radiates curb appeal.  Its multi-level  white windows, with their accompanying shutters, combined with a shade trees and well established greenery, create an outstanding first impression.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and an outstanding Piedmont location that is not far from downtown Piedmont, or the shopping centers of Rockridge, Piedmont Avenue and Montclair.

 A colorful and elegant front door welcomes visitors into a comfortable home that is equally designed for both relaxed living, and formal entertaining.  Be sure to note, as you move through the home, the abundance of rich hardwood flooring, and desirable wood trim around all floors, doors and windows.  

An impressive

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 This delightful home is both attractive and welcoming.  With its well thought out floor plan, and calming ambiance, it would be a pleasure to own.  Located in the heart of Piedmont at 227 El Cerrito Avenue, it is close to everything within Piedmont, and just moments from the restaurants and shops of Montclair Village and nearby Rockridge.  It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in a comfortable 1520 sf +/- of living space.  

Approaching the front door, it is obvious that this home was built around, and designed to create, a  well planned interaction between the outdoor gardens and the indoor living space.  The home features extensive window space at every turn, and multiple French doors that open to the exterior.

It is hard to deny the style

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 This handsome home at 25 Wistaria Way, is surrounded by well established trees, delightfully tended gardens, and features a spacious lot that makes outdoor entertaining an ideal choice. It offers 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, and is  located just moments from downtown Piedmont .  Of interest-it was designed by famous architect Frederick Confer for his own use.  

 A few steps down reveals this delightful patio that offers peace and relaxation, and is highlighted by an imaginative and soothing fountain.  Your privacy is assured by the wrap around wall, and a well established backdrop of soothing trees.

 Another view, and the view below, reveals the imaginative effort that has gone into creating this cozy corner of the home.

  This impressive

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  This charming Piedmont brown shingle home is ideally located at 15 Monte Avenue, and not far from the restaurants, and shops of popular Rockridge and Montclair Village.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, and a roomy 2633 sf+/- of living space.  Well established plants and trees highlight the front of the home, and give it immediate curb appeal.   

 A cheerful blue door welcomes visitors into a handsome, well designed brown shingle style home that is a classic, and popular, throughout Piedmont. 

Upon entry, guests are immediately greeted with an extremely spacious and sparkling living room, and an adjacent dining room combination which is perfect for casual living and dining, but is equally suitable for more formal tea or luncheon with

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  This dramatic Piedmont brown shingle home is imaginative in both interior and exterior design.  Well located at 18 Monte Avenue, it is just moments from downtown Piedmont, and nearby Montclair Village, and offers a total of  4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 2928+/-sf of living space.   

This exceedingly spacious living room is perfectly designed for entertaining and relaxing, and is flexible enough to meet the needs of an imaginative homeowner who would like to create his/ her own vision of this captivating space.  Light flows in from every angle, setting the room aglow, and the handsome, centrally located fireplace is one of the featured core elements of the room. 

The multiple bookcases around the room offer opportunities

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  This classically styled Piedmont brown shingle home located at 226 San Carlos Avenue is exceptionally appealing, and, among its many outstanding qualities, it offers outstanding curb appeal.  The peaked roof, spacious windows, and extended balcony, are complemented by the multiple windows of the sun room to the right, and the charming duplicate peaked roof of the garage. The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in approximately 2509 sf of living space.  

Well located in central Piedmont, it offers views of  downtown city lights, and proximity to downtown Piedmont, nearby Montclair Village, and Rockridge shops and restaurants.    

A great deal of thought has been put into the design of this home to assure that it is as warm and welcoming as

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  This handsome Craftsman style home sits on a Piedmont hillside and offers a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay area that is always in demand, and is truly impressive.  Located close to downtown Piedmont and Montclair Village, at 198 Maxwelton Road, it features 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.  

 Although it was built in 2011, the home was designed to capture the charm of the Craftsman style homes that were, and still are, popular in Piedmont.  From its charming front door with paired window side panels and classic entry lamp, to its brown shingle exterior and exterior porch seating, it is inviting.

Sitting high atop the hills in Piedmont, this home features sweeping Bay area views from the moment one enters the home.  What an

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 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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