This delightful home, with its engaging blue and white trim, possesses outstanding curb appeal. Surrounded by long established trees and greenery, its front steps, with a handsome iron railing, paired with a classic carriage lamp, creates a welcoming image.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1872 sf +/- of living space.  

Located at 73 Oakmont Avenue, it is close to Piedmont's parks and recreation facilities and K-12 schools.  It is also just minutes from Montclair Village and Rockridge shopping and dining.

The distinctive entryway, with its gracefully arched transom and matching pillar support columns, is highlighted with a distinctive red door.

The living room is expansive, and offers multiple amenities that add both appeal and comfort to its charm.  The room is anchored by a large and decorative fireplace that shares wall space with a large bookcase that is equally effective for books, or as a display space for favorite collectibles and art pieces.  

Four large windows invite in both pleasant outdoor light and views of the front garden and adjacent neighborhood.  

A reverse perspective reveals the sizeable space available in the living room,  and the easy transition to the formal dining room through the set of handsome glass doors.  

This gracious formal dining space typifies the elegance of era in which this home was built, but is still equally appealing today.  Two built in glass topped wall cabinets await displays of favored china and glassware,  leaving floorspace available for a handsome buffet server.

Often a showplace, the dining room has impressive and expansive wood trim around all the windows, doors, ceilings and floorboards.  

Close by, is this beautifully upgraded kitchen.  Conceived with the concept of providing maximum workspace paired with impressive storage space at every level, it is an ideal workspace for the most creative of home chefs.  

Amenities include a built in gas range/cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and a very generous pantry space to the left of the refrigerator.

  Yet another view reveals the cozy, yet effective, eat in kitchen counter space-perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch on busier days.  Just off the family room, this additional counter space effectively doubles as serving counter for family room dining and entertainment.

Immediately adjacent to the kitchen is this well designed, and truly inviting, family room.  It is as flexible as the needs exist.  Floor to ceiling bookcases, cabinets and drawers offer locations for books, games, and media materials, while a central opening is a perfect site for a larger screen television. 

At the end of the room, is a charming window seat with views to the gardens-a perfect place to spend a pleasant afternoon reading the books provided in the adjacent bookcase.    

There are three bedrooms in the home.   This en suite bedroom is comfortably sized, includes a small built in bookcase and closet, and distinctive overhead windows that open to allow one enjoy the pleasant nearby gardens.

The second bedroom provides two large view windows, and a very generous full length closet just opposite the bed.

The third bedroom is accompanied with a large gleaming bathroom which has been updated to include a sizeable walk in shower.  

Moving to the home's rear gardens, one finds this perfectly thought out  office space that furnishes size, privacy and flexibility of use.  Other options for this use, however, could include a home gym, music room or arts and craft space.  

Stepping outside of the office, one can see the expanse of the yard that is behind the home.  The pleasant shade that is provided by long established trees, contrasts perfectly with the lush greenery below, providing a perfect retreat for a quiet cup of tea and a book, or entertaining guests for a large gathering.  

If this lovely Piedmont home, or another, has caught your attention, please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,695,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Sarah Abel of Compass)

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