This handsome home, with its pitched roof and graceful entryway, is ideally located in the center of Piedmont at 355 Jerome Avenue, and is just moments from schools, downtown Piedmont, and the multiple parks and playgrounds that makes the city unique.  It offers 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms in a comfortable living space of approximately 1947 sf.  

 One of the major themes of English cottages is the devotion to the gardens that surround the home, with special attention devoted to floral displays at every corner.  This home certainly meets those goals, and more.  While the curb appeal is special, the entryway, with its curved roof line, and handsome glass paneled front door adds even more charm.  

 Upon entering the home, one is immediately impressed by the spacious living room, with it wall to wall view windows, and the desirable wooden hardwood floors with their gentle complimentary colors.  An expected amenity of quality homes of this era was the presence of generous and rich wooden trim that compliments and surrounds all of the doors, windows, ceilings and entryways.  It is apparent as you move through the home.  

At the far end of the living room is this splendid fireplace that dramatically enhances the room,  It is spacious, enveloped by a dramatic pillar-like surround, and topped with a expansive mantel that leaves  ample room to display favorite paintings, art or collectibles.  

Just off the living room is this marvelous dining room that is ideal for either formal or casual dining, but is especially suited for a pleasant meal with multiple friends.  It is entered from the living room through a pair of glass paned French doors, and it soon becomes apparent that dining here is going to be a delight.  Just below the abundant overhead windows, is a huge room length serving counter. It is especially ideal for that perfect meal that is to be served in multiple serving dishes, trays and covered plates. Just below is a varied and useful storage space that will hold all the silver, glassware, and china needed.   

Just off the dining room is this bright and gleaming kitchen--one that should make the fussiest of chefs happy with the many amenities offered.  They include the handsome black stone counter space, a  refrigerator, cheerful view windows, recessed lighting, and storage at every level for cooking and serving utensils, and glassware.  Just off the the right is a door to the exterior garden area, furnishing an easy access to the rear of the home and outside dining.

 Worthy of special note is this rare and built-in La Cornue gas range with matching cooktop.  

Just to the right of the gas range is this cozy breakfast nook with views to the gardens.  It is a a perfect spot for a quick breakfast or lunch, or perhaps a cup of tea while reading.

There are two bedrooms on the main floor.  The first of those is being shown here.  It is very spacious, and, as such, can accommodate different design plans.  Again, be sure to note the inherent quality of this and other rooms in the home, from the rich wooden trim to the warmly colored floors throughout.  

 An even more spacious and impressive ground floor bedroom is shown here.  With multiple doors opening to the exterior, it is perfectly arranged for the opening of of the doors to the gardens to enjoy a warm afternoon.  Be sure to note the pleasing Dutch door format on the door to the right.  

The upstairs master bedroom is elegant, and its highlight has to be the centrally arched windows with views to the front of the home that are, in turn,complemented by the flowing lines of the ceiling crown moulding.  Notice that off to the right is the entrance to an adjacent office space.

 Just off the master bedroom is this very pleasing private office.  With its many bookshelves and cabinets, it is ideal as an office, but it could just as easily be converted into an arts and craft space, or nursery.  

 Additionally off the master bedroom is this very flexible and generous storage space which is always in demand, and appreciated,when present in any household.  Directly ahead is the master bathroom.  

This nearby en suite bathroom has been recently upgraded.  Glowing white tile, and a delightful claw foot tub with shower are featured.  

 This charming and private brick patio area represents a portion of the back yard area.  Designed for entertaining, the residence offers multiple venues for dining and relaxing. 

 In addition to lawn space, there is this delightful getaway spot that has been imaginatively created to offer a serene retreat underneath gracefully arching trees.  Note the unique fountain immediately adjacent that will add beauty and serenity to the site.  

 A reverse nighttime view of the fountain area at dusk reveals even more of its charm and beauty.

This lovely home is awaiting your attention and interest.  Please call me at (510) 517-6280 with your questions regarding it, or a similar home in the area.  It is being offered for sale for $2,095,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Karen Richmond of Compass Real Estate)

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