This expansive and dramatic home, located in the hills of Piedmont at 50 Maxwelton Road, is surprising in its size when viewed from its front entrance, as will be seen below.   Multi level, its sits among long established trees and gardens that offer privacy and serenity.  It features 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms and offers a generous 3057 sf  +/- of living space.  

 The home's splendid  Bay area view is one that is both desired and envied.  It includes SF Bay, and a panoramic sweep from San Francisco to Marin.

The extensive front gardens, tile roof, and arched entryway reflect the Mediterranean concept of this home, as does the classical wrought iron trim around windows and the stair railing.

This welcoming and spacious front entry reflects elegance with a dramatic stairwell to the second floor that is enhanced with a stylish wrought iron railing, richly golden colored hardwood floors, and gently arched entryways into the living areas.  

 As is consistent with its core design, this style of home places a consistent emphasis on indoor/outdoor living.  The opening view above reflects the dual levels of balconies that reach out to the cities and the Bay below.  A handsome pair of French doors swing wide in an invitation to step outside and enjoy a pleasant luncheon, or enjoy an afternoon tea.  

A slightly different perspective on the living room reflects the quality of workmanship that has gone into the construction of the residence.  As you tour the home, be sure to notice the rich wooden trim around windows, doors and ceilings.  Particularly notable is the stunning coffered ceiling seen here that is paired with the flowing lines of the fireplace mantel and surround.  

 Visitors and residents can easily step outside from the front room to the expansive view balcony, and, once outside, can walk along the entire front of the house to enjoy each and every outlook that is revealed below,

 This gleaming updated kitchen is thoughtfully designed in such a way that preparing and serving meals is a pleasure.  Everything is just steps away, but there is no sense of  a crowding of effort.   Upgraded amenities include a stone counter, dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, double oven, and refrigerator.  Multiple cabinets, and pull out drawers offer multi-level storage space for both glassware, dishes and serving pieces.


 A reverse perspective reveals this delightful built in kitchen dining nook complete with picture window bench seating, multiple windows that open onto the outside balcony, the view,  and tree scented air.   

What a delightful place for a quiet retreat --just perfect for a good book, a cup of coffee and a lazy morning.  

Just steps away from the kitchen is this comfortable dining area, which is as equally suited to formal sit down dinner as it is to a casual luncheon.  It is generous enough in size to accommodate a large dining table and chairs, or is equally suited to the slightly smaller dining set seen here.  A floor to ceiling buffet server provides more than sufficient storage space for serving and dining pieces, and the upper display shelves are perfect for a large selection of  glassware and wine glasses.

Stepping from the home to the outside balcony is an exciting experience.  Running the full length of the back of the home, this exceptional dining and recreational space never fails to impress.  Gracefully designed wrought iron railings provide charm and elegance to an already distinctive location.

Just a level down from the upper porch is this charming private view balcony just off the master bedroom that has been developed as a private retreat.  

Of special interest is this glowing and handsomely designed space that is currently being used effectively as an office.  Other options might present themselves as the need arises.  

 There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown here for your consideration.  Above is the elegant master bedroom.  More than generous in size, it has an arched inset wall that perfectly houses a comfortably sized bed, plenty of floor space for a pair of soft chairs or a chaise and a dresser.  Worthy of note are the pair of French doors with full length glass panes, which are highlighted by a dramatic overhead pediment.  As seen in the picture two views above, this room access to its own outdoor covered balcony.

This stunning master bathroom has been meticulously updated to provide the most sought after set of amenities that are designed for both comfort and style.  Included are a large sunken bathtub with expansive views, a pair of matching sinks, a walk in stall shower, and walk in closets.   

A second bedroom is equally generous in size, and it, too, features a pair of French doors that lead to an outside covered balcony.  What makes this room especially unique is the far right wall that encompasses a floor to ceiling bookcase, desk, and display unit.  Since the home has four bedrooms, if all four are not needed, this space could easily be converted to an office or library if desired. 

Just outside the second bedroom shown here is the serene and relaxing view patio that invites a casual morning moment of calm.  

A third bedroom is comfortably sized, offering a built in bookcase space, a comfortably sized closet, and soothing overhead recessed lighting.  

This impressive archway leads into the lower level of the home, and represents a portion of the charm that is seen throughout the property.  Long established trees, plants and greenery provide a captivating and engaging center for residents and guests.  

This gracious and welcoming patio, located below the home, is an outstanding location for entertaining, and just a small portion of all that this unique home to offer.  If this home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $2,495,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Company)

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