Those in the know about architecture, will know that the Bungalow style is one of the most appealing and popular styles of home just about anywhere in the United States.  This cozy home usually has 2-3 bedrooms, a very small formal dining room, and a single bathroom. A Bungalow style is instantly recognized externally by its characteristics of a short flight of stairs that is bracketed by two pillars, and a welcoming porch that often slightly overhangs the entry stairs.  This house, at 417 El Cerrito Avenue in Piedmont certainly checks all of those boxes.  

As you walk up the welcoming stairs to the sheltering porch,  and enter the handsome front door, you are offered a lot of quality in a very unique space.  



Upon entering the very attractive living room, you immediately become aware of the touches of quality all about you.  Very extensive crown molding, expansive window treatments, a spacious and wood trimmed fireplace, and dramatic hardwood floors throughout reflect the thought that went into this home's construction. 

The irresistible dining room is such a charming addition to every bungalow.  It reflects its era when formal dining was very common, and expected. each evening.  


Just as every home of its era had to have a dining room, it also had to have a roomy kitchen--it was often the heart of the home.  This lovely kitchen has an amazing amount of storage space, and a bright and airy ambiance. 


The first bedroom of the home has super spacious windows that look out on a view of downtown Oakland.  An additional asset is space for a seating area that will allow room for a sofa or chairs to sit on to enjoy this engaging view.  Note how the glass fronted sliding glass doors reflect the view and bring extra sunshine into the room.  


The second bedroom is equally bright and appealing, and offers many design opportunities.

The bathroom is deep,  has a a shower/tub combination,  and quite a bit of storage space.  

Stepping into the private back patio and garden, you will notice a great deal of flexibility as to its use.  You have the current patio area, a large plot of grass, and well established greenery to complete the picture.  

Another  areas of the home that would allow some imaginative possibilities is the detached single garage which could become a hobby or craft room.  The partial basement has a great deal of storage space for your needs, as well.  This home is so well located.  Off Oakland Avenue, it is close to Piedmont schools and playgrounds, as well as the many nearby shops and restaurants that surround Piedmont.  

It is being offered for sale for $929,000.  If this very special home interests you, I would encourage you to call me immediately at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Elizabeth Behrens, The Grubb Company)

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