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

 

 

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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This classically styled English Tudor home in the Berkeley hills is one that offers so much appeal in terms of design, quality, and charm.  Located at 17 Spruce Street, it features a very pleasing Bay area view, and a welcoming ambiance.  This two story  home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an attached two car garage.  

The living room has many of the desirable features of the Tudor design.  Note the cathedral beamed ceiling with its graceful arch, the roomy brick fireplace, and random plank hardwood floors.  A large centrally located window brings in light and views from outside.  

 

Another view of the living room reveals two very desirable glass pane French doors that open onto an adjacent family room.

 

 A bank of windows

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Located high on a hill overlooking the SF Bay area, this stunning home at 7 Woodmont Way in Oakland's Montclair district is truly impressive.  Designed by renowned architect Jack Tam, it is exceedingly spacious, and offers 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, and approximately 5830 sf of living space.  Its multi-level floor plan, imaginative balconies and window placement draw in light and views from every angle.  

The imagination and creativity in this home begins as soon you reach the front entrance.  Note the handsome vertical windows and highly peaked roof with additional skylights .  

The entry hall is equally impressive.  In keeping with the concept of lightness and space, the home offers the dramatic entry floorspace , carpeted stairs  with

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 This warm and welcoming home has all the many qualities that make Piedmont homes so attractive.  Located at 33 Pacific Avenue, it has all the design elements that you expect in a traditional home, and additionally has the updated amenities that increase its appeal as a truly desirable place to live.  Offering 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and a spacious 3,337 +/- sf of living space, it is ideally located, and worth immediate consideration.  

The arches around the front door, with the addition of the curved iron railings, add a touch of a Mediterranean atmosphere to the home. Graceful trees, and established gardens in front and back continue the theme.   

 

As with many homes, you can get an immediate sense of what the home will be like

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This handsome home at 94 Dudley Avenue in Piedmont, represents all that is desirable and popular in a mid-century modern home.  As we tour the home, you will see why this is such a pleasing design concept.  Offering 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, it is a truly warm and unique house. The first two views illustrate the first goal of the home's conceptual design--expansive windows, and sliding glass doors that are specifically design to allow the light to flow into the room from every angle.  The dramatic wooden beamed ceiling facilitates this concept, and views from the outside abound-which is, in fact, the second architectural element of the design, and is seen in just about every room in the house.  Be sure to note the spacious fireplace for cozy

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