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

This delightful home, with its imaginatively peaked roof lines, has immediate curb appeal.  It is hard to deny that the graceful wooden trim around the roof edges and front windows creates a truly charming effect. Ideally located in central Piedmont at 68 Oakmont Avenue, it features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a surprising 2779 sf of living space.  

In addition to its excellent location, it has a views of downtown Oakland and San Francisco, which are especially attractive during sunrise and sunsets.  

 This dramatically arched entrance, and cheerful blue door greets arriving guests. 

Much of this home has been recently renovated, as the upcoming views with illustrate, but some original elements remain as highly valued features

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 This dramatic and spacious home was designed by renowned architect Albert Farr, and is perfectly sited just moments from Piedmont schools, parks and playgrounds.  Located at 138 Bonita Avenue, it offers an impressive 7 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms in an impressive 5872 sf+/- sf of living space.  A view of its exterior reveals careful attention to the smallest details of its design.  The classic shingle exterior is combined with the half-timbering on the front, and at the entrance.  The gently curved bay window adds a gentle charm.  

This impressive Bay view adds to the value and presence of this already extraordinary home.  No matter what the time of day, this vista is always changing as the light of day comes and goes.  

A innovative

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 This dramatic Miller Warnecke designed home, with its gracious Tudor styling, is ideally located 136 Hazel Lane, and is just moments from downtown Piedmont, Piedmont schools, Piedmont Park, and Mulberry's Market.  It offers 5 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms in a spacious 4059+/- sf of living space.  

The graceful arches over the entryway, the imaginative use of brick and shingle, the handsomely groomed front yard, and the classic Tudor mullioned front windows and half timbering, all combine to make impressive curb appeal for visitors and residents.  

An attractive foyer warmly welcomes guests, offering a pleasant entryway, guest coat closet,  and, off to the right, a handsome stairwell to the second floor.   A turn to the right leads to the  living

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 This stunning Piedmont home located at 44 Sandringham Road, offers irresistible curb appeal with its spacious front gardens, and impressive Miller Warnecke architecture.  Ideally located  close to many local shopping and dining venues, it features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very spacious 3838 +/-sf of living space.  

 Guest are immediately welcomed with this dramatic front entry that features a wrought iron and glass door located between two handsome pillars, and set immediately below a curved and windowed balcony area. 

As guests enter the home, they are greeted by a truly impressive front balcony, seen above, that is paired with upper level windows that circle the entire upper entryway.

A gentle turn to the right

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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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