This delightful Dutch Colonial style home is immediately charming, and, in addition, was the winner of the 2017 Best New Addition Award in Piedmont for the creation of a second story to the home.  Located at 110 Fairview Avenue, in Piedmont, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a delightful 2792 sf +/- of living space.  

The front of the house, with the contrasting black and white trim, is highlighted with this distinctive entryway featuring a matching  pair of graceful columns and dramatic red door.  What an impressive welcome for guests.  

 Once entering, a rich and spacious entryway awaits guests.  The staircase to the second floor seen directly ahead, with its color palette of warmly colored wood risers, mixed with black and white trim, is just an illustration of the thought given to each portion of the rooms.  Note the imaginative design on the balusters. 

This view of the living room reveals many desirable features that make it warm and welcoming.  A large built in bookcase serves as an ideal place for display of books, art and collectibles above, and  spacious storage cabinets below provide yet more options.   This is a perfect spot for hosting friends, who can then move easily into the adjacent dining room for an evening meal, if desired.  

 A reverse view of the living room reveals the multiple windows that create a radiant glow throughout the room.  It is of value to note the quality of workmanship of all the wooden trim throughout the home.  It reflects the commitment to quality seen everywhere.  It can be seen in the trim around archways, entryways, windows and ceilings.  This room is anchored by an impressive fireplace which is always a valued spot around which one can seat guests when entertaining.  An additional feature is the flexibility of space around the hearth that can suit various floorplans as desired.  

Well placed between the living room and kitchen is this pleasant dining room.  It is an inviting setting, and ideal for a formal dining event, or a relaxing luncheon or tea.  

This gleaming updated kitchen is impressive in its versatility, and most certainly in its storage and workspace.  Handsome glass door cabinets afford an opportunity to display favorite china, glassware, and treasured collectibles.  Storage cabinets below are perfect for favorite cookware and serving pieces.  Featured  here is a gas range/cooktop and a dishwasher.  

This perspective illustrates the space afforded the chef for meal preparation.  Multiple workspaces abound.  The counter to the left  conveniently doubles as an breakfast bar with seating from the dining room side.  Plentiful overhead lighting completes the picture.


 There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor, and another upstairs.  All will be shown for your consideration.  Above is the first.  With an en suite floorplan, it provides a bright bathroom with appealing tile flooring, and a roomy closet.  

The second bedroom, seen here, is spacious, and as such, can accommodate a variety of design concepts for the room.  It is an especially good example of the best that the residence has to offer--warm wooden floors, multiple windows that allow in glowing light from the outside gardens.  Additional elements include generous wood trim on doors, windows and ceiling.  An extra bonus is the door to the right of the bed that leads to the outside.

The third bedroom is generous in size, and while it currently has a desk and chair in place, other options for a pair of soft chairs or perhaps a chests of drawers also present themselves.  

As was indicated earlier, this home has had a truly outstanding addition created to add to its already desirable appeal.  Stepping up the handsome staircase, guests and residents are immediately greeted by a stunning second floor that offers a variety of amenities.   

 A wide angle view of the second floor reveals 3 spectacular living areas.  To the immediate right of the stairs is a charming sun drenched office/reading room area.  Straight ahead is a luxurious and expansive en suite bedroom, and to the left is an engaging living room that is spacious enough for entertaining, but can just as easily provide a soothing private retreat.  

 In the living room, the drama of the lofty open beamed ceilings is immediately apparent.  The upper beams have a ribbon of light throughout these two front rooms. This lighting effect is complimented with the addition of three large windows to the front, an inset window above, and a  very desirable window seat to the left.  

 Just off the two central rooms is this elegant master bedroom.  With its warmly colored hardwood flooring, richly appointed wood trim and lighted crown moulding, it is a captivating space.  

A reverse perspective of the master suite reveals the impressive amount of floor space within the room, and towards the living areas. Additionally, the imaginative ceiling lighting and high ceilings creates a distinctive character for the room.

Just off the master suite is this striking master bathroom.  Continuing the theme of white and grey in much of the home, the room features two matching sinks, working space between them, and above them, a full length mirror.  A pair of imaginative light fixtures bring plentiful light to the room and sink area.  

There is a lower level bonus room seen here which is currently being used as a family room, but can certainly be put to other uses depending on need for space and variety.  

The expansive amount of shelving could present opportunities for books or materials that would serve a private office/library.  The shelving could also be an ideal space for displaying favored art, glassware, pictures or as a media wall. 

 There is ample outdoor space for entertaining.  The decks are roomy, and as such, allow for creative placement of chairs, tables, and soft sofas and chairs to suit the needs of a formal luncheon, a tea, or a relaxing barbeque.  Privacy is insured with the surrounding lush trees, plants and gardens.  

If this home, or a similar one, has caught your interest, I encourage you to call me immediately with your questions and interest.  The home is being offered for sale for $2,150,000 . I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Anthony Riggins -Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.)

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