This architectural gem, located at 101 Sea View Avenue, has been seen and admired by Piedmont residents for many years.  Designed by renowned architect Walter Radcliff, its appearance is meticulously thought out through every room in the home.  Surrounded by lush gardens, plentiful trees, and greenery, it truly deserves the attention that it gets. 

This very elegant Mediterranean styled home reflects the impressive architecture that was to be expected when it was constructed, and it continues to maintain that charm today.  It offers a total of 4 bedrooms, and 4 1/2 baths in approximately 4792 sf of living space.  

 This attractive entry, with its dramatic trim, is an just an indication of what can be expected upon opening the impressively carved front door.  

The entry into this gracious home does not disappoint.  True to the concept of a Mediterranean style home, it reveals its spacious floor plans, arched windows and doors, and an emphasis on indoor /outdoor living, as will soon be seen.

This warm and welcoming living room is anchored by an engaging fireplace that is topped with a handsome wooden mantel that is ideal for displays of candles or collectible art. Also worthy of note is the extensive use of rich wooden trim around the ceiling, windows, doors and floors.  

Another view of this light filled living room reveals the exemplary glass paned bifold entry doors, and warm wooden hardwood floors.  The beautifully created arched front window commands the room with its presence.  

This splendid dining room is absolutely stunning.  Created to take advantage of two dramatically designed arched windows, it is an ideal place for a formal dinner for friends, or for hosting parties or special events.

Another pair of glass paned bifold doors, matching those leading into the living room, lends yet more elegance to the atmosphere.  

Just off the living room is this exceptional and expansive room which seems ideal as a library, and was perhaps originally designed as such, but it would be equally effective as office or a study.  

A home of this size is ideal for entertaining, and its kitchen has been updated to reflect the many needs of an imaginative and demanding cook.  Both views here show the amazing amount of creativity and planning that has gone into this new kitchen.  It is centrally placed to serve the needs of the formal dining room nearby, or the more relaxed family room and outside patio areas.  

The mellow glow of the recessed lighting shows a central island with a gas range/cooktop, and plenty of workspace, a pair of built in ovens, a very spacious refrigerator, and storage space for utensils, glassware and special serving pieces at every possible level.  To the right are two areas that can be immediately accommodated by this handsome kitchen--the eat in kitchen area, and the family room--seen below.  

If ever a space was designed for relaxation and entertainment, this family room/dining area  certainly fits the description.  Designed as a kitchen eat-in area, the white table and chairs above are located just off the kitchen, and are perfectly placed for a pleasant breakfast, or leisurely lunch.  However, nothing precludes the space from being a dining area for the handsome family room immediately adjacent.  With its central fireplace, room for comfortable sofas and chairs, and room for a large screen TV over the mantle, it is a pleasant space for all.

A reverse view towards the kitchen gives an even better angle on the eat-in kitchen site.  Featuring a stunning built-in buffet/display cabinet, it is an ideal site to display some of your best china and glassware.  Beautifully arched doors allow access to the outside patios, making entertaining small or large groups equally feasible.  Be sure to notice the dramatic oval ceiling inset that adds even more grace to an already pleasing design.  

 An opposite angle on the family room shows a built in buffet, more window space, and another set of doors to the garden and patio area.  

 The residence has 4 bedrooms, three of which are shown here for your review and consideration.  Above is the master bedroom with its very unique fireplace, beautifully colored wooden floors, and doors to the front decorative balcony.  

Bedrooms two and three are equally attractive, with multiple window placements that draw in the pleasant daylight, and views of the outside greenery and surrounding exterior.  


Additionally located on the second floor is this outstanding and imaginative living space that is just perfect for a wealth of uses,  It is truly captivating.  With huge skylights, built in shelving and exceedingly flexible floor space, it is a jewel in the middle of this already exceptional home.  


 Yet another view of the room with its imaginative floorplan and architectural appeal.

The exterior of the home features a gracefully sweeping driveway from the street to the traditional pair of enclosed garages.  

Just steps away is a formal garden, and a very expansive patio area that is just perfect for entertaining, whether formal dinners, teas or luncheons with multiple guests.  

If this home, or a similar one in the area interests you, I welcome your interest and questions.  It is being offered for sale for $3,995,000.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing courtesy of Anian Tunney, The Grubb Company)



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