This charming and creatively designed home, is located at 19 Monticello Avenue in Piedmont. Nestled among pleasant greenery and established trees, it features an appealing entry that is bordered by a cheerful white fence, and gracefully arched doorway.  

There is a strong Craftsman styling to this home which is highlighted when viewing the living room below.  Classic elements expected in a Craftsman  home are seen below with the following features--handsome and spacious fireplace, built in shelving, multiple and unique windows, and hardwood floors. 

Most certainly the imaginative windows are central to the desirability of the front room.  Light can flow in from multiple angles, and adds a luminous look to the room's atmosphere.  Views to the inviting gardens and greenery outside add even more interest to an already appealing room.   

Just off the living room is a very spacious formal dining room area that awaits those special evenings when you want to entertain guests.  It is equally flexible, however, for just settling down for an in-house casual meal at any hour of the day.  

To compliment the rest of the home, this handsomely updated kitchen is a gem of a place for preparing meals.  Be sure to note the sunny view windows and roomy workspace on either side of them.  Well placed appliances, and multiple sources for storage make this a very efficient site for resident chefs.  

A cozy family room awaits, and is especially appealing with its doors to the outside gardens and yard.  While this room is suitable as a family room, other uses are possible.  They could include an office space, craft space, or media room, as possible options.  

 Three of the four bedrooms are being shown for your review.  The first, below, is especially appealing with its imaginative window treatment, and the daily flexibility of room light that is offered with the window blinds. 

Carrying on the attractive and practical use of window blinds, this second bedroom is truly awash in warm light and views when the blinds are open, and quite attractive when they closed.  Be sure to note that all the bedrooms have handsome hardwood flooring.

The bedroom below is unique in that it has more space than the other two above, and has a built in closet, and a special bonus room.  This bonus room has a number of possibilities.  As you can see, it is being currently used as a child's playroom, but other options are certainly possible. It adds a great deal of flexibility to the choices to be made when using the space.  

These steps, just off the family room, lead to a roomy patio and established garden space that just awaits pleasant afternoons of luncheons or barbecues. 

The patio scene below shows how well suited it is for entertaining.  Note the multi-levels that include a grassy knoll, an attractive dining area with wooden steps, and a stone based grilling area.  

This attractive and engaging home has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in approximately 2082 sf of living space.  As with all Piedmont homes, it is well located.  The popular shops and restaurants of Montclair Village and Grand Lake and Lakeshore Avenues are just moments away, as are the commuter Highways 13 and 580.  

This home is being offered for sale for $1,695,000.  If you would like to see this home, or another similar one in the area, I look forward to working with you.  I can be reached at (510)517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Teresa Baum, Pacific Union International)


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