This delightful Craftsman style home is one full of unique architectural treats, both inside and out.  Located at 155 Lake Avenue, it features a classically Craftsman styled porch, with a wide overhanging triangular roof with exposed rafters.  It has its own pleasant  shade tree, and well established yard in front and back.  It offers 2 bedrooms, and 1 bath, and is located close to the popular food and shopping venues of the Rockridge, Grand Lake and Lakeshore Avenues.

   The architecture of the front porch and entryway is particularly impressive.  True to its character, there is a an enclosed front porch, tapered pillars resting on piers lining the entryway, a partially paneled front door, and an very handsome wooden overhead archway. 

The living room is impressive in size, and so many elements demand attention upon entry.  As with Craftsman homes of its era, an impressive, and slightly rugged fireplace dominates the room.  Topped with a room wide mantle, it is an ideal place for a warm welcoming fire on cool Bay area evenings.  Stained glass windows are located above on either side, and a decorative glass bookcase sits to the left.  Additionally, a very distinctive built in desk awaits attention to the far right of the room.


 A reverse living room view illustrates the impressive use of warm wood throughout the home.  Note the  softly colored wooden floors with border trim, the  crossbeam room entryways, the wood trimmed windows and doorways, and the wainscoting. 

 A formal dining room was very much in demand for a home of this era, and this one is exceptional.  It is anchored by a very captivating buffet server with imaginative glass doors, pillar supports, a serving counter, and varied sized storage spaces directly below.  There is plentiful space in the room for entertaining formally, but it can just as easily be adapted to casual daily use.  


 A slightly different view reveals the unique ceiling treatment and the captivating chandelier above, and the very expansive window treatment that allows in the luminous exterior light.  

 Directly off the dining room is this cheerful and functional kitchen.  With plentiful stone counter space, and an outstanding choice of storage space for your favorite dishes and utensils, it also features a cozy breakfast bar area that is just right for a brief meal, no matter what the time of day.  

 Updated amenities include a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, and a refrigerator.  Just a few steps away is the doorway to the outside back yard, allowing easy transportation of food and beverages to guests enjoying the garden area.  

 Just off the kitchen is this utility room, which doubles as the path from the kitchen to the back yard.  

 The first of two bedrooms is comfortably sized, has plentiful window space, and the beautifully colored wooden floors are well shown off here, and in the adjacent bedroom seen below.  

 The second bedroom overlooks the greenery of the back yard, is pleasant in appearance, and has the additional plus of creative wooden trim above all of the windows in the room.  

The backyard is well established, and comfortable in size--perfect for entertaining, whether for a luncheon, a tea, or a barbecue.  A garage is seen off to the right, and there is also a tool shed to the rear of the yard.  

 This Piedmont home is being offered for sale for $1,149,000.  Should you have any questions about this home or a similar one, I would be pleased to answer any that you might have.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  I look forward to working with you.  

(Listing Courtesy of Susan Niami of Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty)


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