This handsome home, with its imaginatively styled pediment/column entry way, and upper level wood shingle exterior, is appealing from the start.  Located at 29 Portsmouth Road in Piedmont, it is nestled in among long established trees and plants, and offers a warm and welcoming spot for friends and guests.    Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, it is ideally located in central Piedmont, and is not far from the shops and stores of Montclair and the Grand Lake area.  

The attractive shade trees provide an outstanding spot for this delightful patio space just outside the front door.  What an special spot for greeting guests with a luncheon, or glasses of  ice tea and lemonade.  

This sparkling and spacious living room is awash in light from all the many windows that fill it, and is anchored by an outstanding central fireplace that is flanked on either side by a very desirable pair of bookcases.  

This stunning fireplace is classic for the era in which the home was built, and features a variety of tiles used in an imaginative way to attract the eye.   

A reverse view of the living room, towards the front door, shows the handsome stairway to the second floor.  Additionally,  there are some construction elements which are worth noting as you tour this home.  The quality of workmanship is remarkable here, and it is highly visible as you travel from room to room.  There is extensive use of rich wood trim-beginning with the with the ceiling crown moulding, through the generous use of wood trim around the windows, doors and floors.  Couple this with the pleasing warmth of the hardwood floors, and the effect is impressive.  

 This home meets the requirement for multiple places for relaxing and entertaining.  While a formal dining room can certainly be equally effective for a casual lunch, this particular room, located just steps off the kitchen, can go one step beyond, if needed, as a perfect spot for an elegant evening dinner.  

This gem of a kitchen packs a lot into perfect space.  A lot of attention has been devoted to making it an ideal working space for even a fussy chef.  Multiple stone counters offer choice spaces for meal preparation, and updated appliances include a gas/ranch cooktop, refrigerator, a freestanding range oven, and a dishwasher.  

 Be sure to note that there is also room for the charming eat in kitchen area that is perfect for the morning rush of breakfast, or a light lunch.  Its also an excellent a spot to chat with the cook while meals are being made.  A glance around the room provides assurance that there is plenty of storage space for cooking tools, pots, utensils, plates and china.  

There are three bedrooms in the home, two of which are being shown here for your consideration.  This extremely spacious bedroom features multiple sources of views and light, and flexibility of floor plan.  

 The second bedroom carries on the theme of light and space, and highlights the handsome floors.

 This attractive bathroom has been updated with creative and complimentary tile patterns.  

The views above and below show the effort that has been made to make the front and back of the home ideal for relaxation and entertainment.  Above is a second view of the patio adjacent to the front door.  


This  impressive brick patio area in the rear of the house is extremely spacious, and adaptable to barbecue/dining space, play space, or just as a quiet retreat area.  

The warmth and appeal of this architecturally pleasing home is hard to deny.  I would encourage you to call me promptly if this home appeals to you.  It has approximately 1698 sf of space, and is being offered for sale for $1,399,000.  Detailed information is available on the floor plan directly below.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  I look forward to working with you.  

(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Company)



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