Located just moments from central Piedmont"s schools and recreation centers, this charming contemporary view home glows with light no matter what the time of day.  It sits in a quiet cul-de-sac at  14 Langdon Court, and offers 4 bedrooms, and  3 bathrooms, in  2455sf+/- sf of delightful living space.  It has been impressively remodelled, and surprises at every turn.  

Its location, above Highland Avenue, affords this stunning view that includes San Francisco, Oakland, and both the Oakland Bay Bridge, and the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. What a pleasure it would be to return to this panorama every evening.  

A great deal of planning has been devoted to creating this charming front entry.  The curb appeal is undeniable.  Plants and trees have been placed with care to ensure a warm welcome for arriving guests.  

The front entryway sets the stage for the concept of the home.  This concept includes a spacious interior floorplan that is imaginatively combined with abundant windows to assure a mix of indoor and outdoor living.   

The front room is immediately engaging,  It is anchored by an spacious central fireplace, that is topped with a roomy mantel  that is perfect for displaying favorite art or collectibles.  The floorplan is flexible enough to allow multiple furniture configurations around the hearth.  An additional benefit are the two doors on either side of the fireplace that open out to the back patio, making entertaining a delight.  Guests have total flexibility in their choice of seating and relaxation.   

A slightly different view of the living room  reveals the quality of the workmanship that has been committed to the home.   Worthy of note is the rich wooden trim that is seen around the doors, windows and entryways, combined with the baseboard and crown moulding that is viewed in much of the home.  Added to this has been the popular, and warmly colored, hardwood floors throughout.  

A exterior garden view is revealed through the substantial living room view window, seen above.  The window allows sparkling light to flow in during the daytime, creating a delightful and restful ambiance.  

Just steps away is this pleasant formal dining room that overlooks lush garden space.  It is flexible enough for formal dining should the need arise, but the space is equally ideal for a tea, luncheon, or late meal.  An added  plus is the presence of  the wainscoting seen around the room--always an in demand amenity for a dining room.  

Just off the dining room is this inviting kitchen that is awash with light arriving from multiple sources.  In addition to the recessed lighting and two large windows over the sink, an expansive skylight contributes more  cheer.  Amenities include this impressive gas range/cooktop above, a dishwasher, and wet bar.    

A spacious eat in kitchen area is perfect for casual lunches, or relaxing morning breakfasts, and comes complete with a view and passageway to the outside garden area.  Extra plusses include a lengthy bench with plentiful storage space below, and a built in book/display case which could easily hold books for reading on a lazy Sunday morning. 

This open door to the outside patio area makes a perfect pathway from the kitchen for serving food to guests who might be enjoying an afternoon tea, or a Sunday luncheon.  

Moving to the outside patio area, it becomes apparent that this home is ideally suited for entertaining.  The patio runs the full length of rear of the home, and moving comfortably from one venue to another is easily achieved.  Of special note is the desirable outside fireplace--a perfect anchor for an evening get together.   

There are 4 bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  Above is the impressive master bedroom suite.  Sitting among the treetops on the second floor, it is instantly engaging.  All the qualities that make the home special are seen here-hardwood floors, rich wooden trim around windows and doors, and crown moulding.  

A unique addition to the master bedroom is this cheerful sitting area, which, while delightful just as it is, could be converted to a reading room, or office if preferred.  A view of the city and surrounding greenery is just outside the window.  

A second bedroom features a handsome wood slat ceiling with recessed lighting, plentiful floor space, and two corner windows that displays a SF Bay area view.  

A slightly different perspective of the same room seen above, reveals an even larger view window, and two roomy closets.

A third bedroom presents two sizeable picture windows that provide impressive Bay area views, and flexible floor space for configuring the room in a variety of floor plans.

The fourth bedroom of the home has been converted into this inviting family/media room.  While it can easily be returned to its original use if needed, its current format is ideal. Additionally, a bathroom is just off the entrance into the room.  

The flexibility of use of this room is impressive.  Built in bookcases can serve multiple purposes as seen here where display of books, and collectibles share space with a large screen media format.  Quality amenities include full wainscoting and crown moulding around the room. 

This cheerful office space is also found next to the family room.  Because of its light, it could also be converted into an arts and craft room, or used as a private retreat.  

As mentioned earlier, If this is the view that you would like to return to at the end of a busy day, I would encourage you to consider this home as your future residence.  

Every home should have the flexibility that this comfortable home offers.  Moving from indoors to outdoors and relaxing in either location is easily achieved.  If this residence, or a similar one appeals to you, I encourage you to contact me promptly.  It is being offered for sale for $1,895,000.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Teresa Baum, Compass Real Estate)

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