This dramatic Mediterranean home sits high atop a hill just moments from downtown Piedmont, and commands an impressive view.  Located at 100 Scenic Avenue, it has a gracious curb appeal with its established front garden and many colorful plantings.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in approximately 2,844 sf of living space.  

 With its ideal location in the Piedmont hills, the view afforded is outstanding.  Included is the Bay Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Merritt, and sweeping views of city lights.  

This patio, just to the right of the main entrance offers a perfect spot for entertaining, and, even more engaging, both day and evening panoramas of the Bay area. 

 This home was designed to incorporate many of the classic Mediterranean style elements that one would expect, but there are extra unique elements that make it distinctive.  Certainly one of the most dramatic and commanding features is the wood beamed stenciled ceiling.  The warmly colored hardwood flooring, arched doorways, marvelous matched chandeliers add yet more charm.  Be sure to note the permanent wall frieze just to the left of the fireplace that refers to the Renaissance sculpture "Drums Cantoria".  

A reverse angle reveals the artfully designed windows that allow the warm sunlight to enter at various angle during the day, and reveal the wonderful views to be seen and appreciated.  The fireplace seen in the picture above, is always welcome in a living room to welcome guests on cool winter evenings, and also features the  Mediterranean concept of a simple angled design and inset arch.  

 Two views of the dining room reveal the imaginative effort that has gone into making it so attractive.  The first view above, reveals the central large picture widow that looks out over the Bay area.  Be sure to note the impressive tile work under both windows, and on the matched pair of cabinets that surround the window.  


 While every dining room profits from having built in storage areas for the finer china and serving pieces, this room has been taken to the next level.  Note the impressive art and tile work on the matched pair of cabinets, under the window, and on the door to the right.  Truly unique.  

This gleaming kitchen has been updated to make it especially appealing.  A cheerful Palladian style window allows pleasant garden views, while a cozy eat in area is available for simple meals, lunches or breakfast.  

 Directly across from the window is this pleasant serving area that is perfect for dispensing beverages or complete meals.  The kitchen offers plentiful lighting from skylights, and additional warm light from the garden areas.  Included amenities are a stone counter, a range/oven with hood, a dishwasher and refrigerator.

 There are four bedrooms in the home.  This charming room is a combination of warmth and practicality.  With space for a comfortable assortment of furniture, it features a view window and richly colored hardwood floors.

 Just adjacent to the room above is this delightful view office complete with spacious closet.

An adjacent bedroom offers multiple views.  The first, from the vertical windows to the left, but, even more impressive, a covered second floor Bay view porch with views just outside the doors near the foot of the bed. 

 What a wonderful place to have an early morning coffee and read, or to relax and enjoy the appealing surrounding views of the Bay area.   

The third bedroom on the upper level is light filled due to its multiple windows, and views of outside greenery add to its charm.  

There are 3 bathrooms.  Two are being shown here to illustrate the impressive tile work that is an integral part of the home as reflected here.  The first, an elaborately colored flamingo enhances the tub area.  

 The second bathroom is equally exceptional, with its handsome blue edging complimented with matching tile trim that is seen at various heights and locations throughout the room. 

 There is one final bedroom located on the lower level which is especially cozy and charming.  Once again the decorative tile theme is carried through here with the steps leading down into the room.  

 The backyard is especially spacious, and features many opportunities for entertaining, or just relaxing.  

There is a extensive variety of well established trees, plants and greenery in this multi-level garden area.   

 If this stunning view home is of interest to you, please feel free to call me with your questions.  I encourage you to call me promptly regarding this residence at (510)517-6280.  The very well located home is being offered for sale for $1,795,000. I look forward to working with you.  

(Listing Courtesy of Anthony Riggins, Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.)


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