This delightful home is ideally located at 311 Highland Avenue in Piedmont, and just steps away from top rated schools, parks and civic activities.  All these assets, plus a sweeping Bay area view, makes this a home that is well worth considering.  If offers 4 bedrooms, and 2 1/2  bathrooms in a spacious 2457 sf +/- of living space.  

 Built in a classic era for Piedmont growth and development, this home represents much of what was valued then, and now, in architecture.  Beginning with impressive, and well thought, out curb appeal, the wide welcoming steps, and well established trees and greenery are thoughtfully placed.

The sweeping front porch is just perfect for entertaining friends, serving a formal tea, or just relaxing at the end of the day.  Not many homes today can offer this engaging spot.  


The living room is perfect for a relaxing evening around the impressive central fireplace. This handsome treasure, with an impressive mantel that reaches to either side of the room, furnishes ample opportunity to display your favorite books, candles, glassware or special collectibles.  Combine that with the shelving on either side, and the glowing incoming light from the wide and substantial windows, and you can see why this room is special.  

There is an unexpected and exceptional spot to the left of the living room--a cozy, comfortable, and unique recessed room that is perfect for a retreat for reading or relaxing.  There is plenty of space for books or magazines or large reference texts.

 As would be expected in a home of this quality, a gracious, and formal dining room is available for entertaining.  This dining room is especially noteworthy because of the attention devoted to the woodworking at every level of the room.  Note the rich crown moulding, generous door and window trim, and the full length wainscoting with inset panels 

 The slightly recessed area to the left is perfect for a buffet or sideboard, and the doors at the end of the room open to the outside garden area, allowing guests to move to the outside with their meal if a more casual form of dining is preferred.  

This cheerfully updated kitchen is alight with sun flowing in from its sliding glass windows over the sink, and provides so many amenities for the imaginative cook.  The spacious stone counters throughout offer both plentiful workspace, and eat in dining for a quick breakfast or lunch.  Be sure to note the gas range/cooktop, and handsome refrigerator, richly colored wooden floors, the pleasing tile work, and inset lighting.   

 It is hard to miss the amount of storage space that is available here.  Every corner of the kitchen features a spot for your very best display dishes, china and glassware.  Not to be denied is room for your best cookware and serving pieces.  

Moving out of the kitchen, another impressive area awaits your attention.   

Directly off the kitchen is this truly impressive family room with it stunning bay windows view of the garden.  Exceedingly spacious, it provides many opportunities for its use.  A built in desk area, and an extensive bookcase and storage area, could allow use as a study, library or arts and craft room.   

Yet another useful space is located upstairs on a roomy sun porch.  While it is currently being used as an office, and offers very lengthy view windows, it, too, has flexibility as a workroom or study or crafts room.


The three upstairs bedrooms are being shown here for your review and consideration.  All three  have pleasant view windows, richly colored wooden floors, and a pleasing architectural grace.  

All three of these bedrooms represent the imagination and care that has gone into the creation of each room in the home. 

 Stepping outside to a handsome, and very pleasing wooden deck, one can enjoy pleasant green grass, established plants and trees, and an ideal place for reading or relaxing.  

 The home's lower level features a very comfortable downstairs room that leads to the outside brick patio.  Its uses could be varied, from rumpus room to media room, to a creative arts site.  A large and attractive skylight enhances its appeal.  

Additional backyard space for entertaining can be found with this outstanding brick patio.   

 One of the best highlights of the house is the SF Bay view.  Always changing with the sunrise, sunset, fog and sunshine, it is a pleasure to watch the many options it presents.  

This perfectly located home is being offered for sale for $2,150,000.  Because it has so much to recommend it, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  I look forward to speaking with you.

(Listing courtesy of Mindy Scott and Anne T. Scott of Compass Real Estate)




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