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 room seen below.

There is no question that this home has been designed for entertaining.  This living room is  radiant due to the amount of glowing light that enters the room from the many windows that have been carefully placed to create the effect.  To the right are the multiple sets of windows that overlook the charming exterior gardens, and a delightful set of three windows to the right of the fireplace are featured in the unique window seat/bookcase

The commanding central fireplace is a perfect focus spot around which to build an imaginative floorplan that will make guests feel truly comfortable when visiting.

A reverse view of the living room shows yet more creative space, combined with a set of two French doors that lead to the outside gardens that surround the home.  

Just the other side of the French doors is this delightful covered porch, complete with garden views, and a built in side table which could be used as a serving platform for luncheons, or, as it is now being used, for planters.  

As with all homes of this era, a formal dining room was expected and valued.  The same holds true today, and this room reflects that expectation.  Extremely spacious, it is able to comfortably support a large dining table and chairs, and still have space for a generous serving piece.  The door to the left leads to the adjacent porch area, and, if the table is set for buffets or luncheons, guests can step outside to enjoy their meal.  

 All homes designed for entertaining will look like this one.  Every amenity is placed in such a way as to please the fussiest of chefs.  One of the first requirements has to be well placed work spaces.  The multiple and spacious marble top counters and extremely effective central island fulfill these requirements.  Above the counters are custom cabinets with multiple glass doors that allow a display of favored glassware, china and dishes, that are paired with multiple counter storage areas below.

A closer view reveals more subtle amenities that include recessed lighting throughout, a wet bar, and a limestone flooring with radiant heating.  Yet more desirable assets include what should prove to be the chef's favorite tools--a 6 burner Dynasty gas range with griddle, a built in range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, and double oven.

 Tucked away in the corner of the kitchen is this charming eat-in nook complete with three vertical windows, two of which open out onto the garden.  

This graceful staircase, topped by spacious skylights, leads residents to the upper floor.

One of the centerpieces of the second floor is this wood paneled office/den.  Always in demand, this room is a quiet retreat for working, studying, or relaxing. 

 There are 5 bedrooms in the home.  Three are being shown for your consideration.  Above is the master suite.  Inviting and generous in size, it can be configured in a number of floor plans.  This room also features warmly colored hardwood floors, which can be seen in most of the other rooms of the home.

A delightful, and unexpected treat is this sweeping second floor view of the Bay area, just outside of the master bedroom.  It is dramatic, no matter what the time of day.

This expansive master bathroom has a custom designed marble steam shower, updated tub, gleaming sink with plentiful lower storage,and radiant floor heating.

A second bedroom is equally charming with its high ceilings, and paired windows that open to the gardens outside. 

A third bedroom is pleasant and a bit cozier.  Since there are 5 bedrooms available, consideration can be given to alternate use of one of them as a private office or arts and craft room if all 5 are not needed as bedroom space. 

 Above are two opposite views of the immense rumpus/recreation room.  This amazingly expansive space is centered around a handsome brick fireplace, and is flexible enough for parties, special events and as a home entertainment center.  

Just outside is this very pleasant patio area that is spacious enough for a formal summer dinner, but is equally suitable for a smaller luncheon with a few close friends.

If you would like to make this stunning home yours, please call me with your interest and questions.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $3,495,000.

(Listing Courtesy of Anian Tunney, of The Grubb Company)

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