If dramatic curb appeal is of importance to you, this Tudor cottage style home located at 335 Magnolia Avenue in Piedmont,  is meant for you.  Everything about it evokes charm, from its flowering hanging wisteria, to its peaked roof, leaded glass bay windows, and brick frontage.  Even though it has cottage appearance, it is far from small, featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 2656 sf of living space.  

Guests will arrive at this home up a stone pathway, past a small street side picket fence, through an impressive wooden front door, and enter the front room under an spacious entry archway.  Every detail here is has been developed with considered thought.   

This exceptional living room has been designed to highlight its captivating fireplace, with its gracefully flowing lines from ceiling to floor.  It is complimented by the extensive and stately leaded glass bay windows along the right side of the room.

A slightly different perspective reveals the many quality features that are included in virtually every room in the home.  Be sure to observe the honey colored hardwood floors, and the exceptional wooden trim around all doors, floors, ceilings, windows, and archways that reflect a commitment to quality of construction.  

 Just off the living room is this gracious and inviting dining room that has been designed to serve multiple functions.  It is ideal as a formal dining room for parties and special events, but serves equally well as a casual spot for light meals, or perhaps as a buffet site for the relaxing meals to be held on the nearby outside balcony.

 A different perspective reveals the buffet service space that is available along the side wall, and the floor to ceiling windows and door that open onto to the outside balcony and gardens .  

This shaded textbook exterior balcony, with its views of surrounding greenery and treetops, is an ideal retreat on a quiet afternoon, perhaps with a book and a cup of tea, or relaxing with friends.  

This warmly colored kitchen has been updated to please the fussiest of chefs.  Amenities include a gas range/cooktop, a built in oven, a refrigerator, and plentiful work space.  The glowing light that comes flooding in from the exterior is supplemented with extensive lighting from above.  

Every chef would enjoy this impressive amount of storage space for their best cooking and serving pieces.  There are display cabinet for the best glassware, and choices of locations for favorite china.  

There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen here, and below, is the master bedroom is delightfully spacious, and, as such, offers a multiple selection of design options.  A generously sized closet with mirrored doors, rich wooden trim, hardwood floors and recessed lighting contributes to the overall effect.

This view reveals the charm of the multiple windows that line the room.  Particularly interesting is the cozy space to the left that is ideal as a spot for a pleasant window seat.  There is also room for a sofa or a pair of chairs between the two windows opposite the foot of the bed.

A second bedroom shown here is comfortably sized, and has a built in niche that is perfect for a small desk and study area.  

 The steps shown here lead to the expansive lower level of the home that has been converted into an imaginative, and very flexible family room.  Anchored by a cozy fireplace, it is literally boundless in its design opportunities.  

 This immense built in wall unit with its display spaces and storage units, is ideal for books, displays, media storage, collectibles, or whatever else the homeowner can envision.  

The far end of the room, shown here, is being used as a dining area.  It is highlighted with a pair of French doors that open to the inviting outside patio area which can serve as  a perfect compliment to the family room living concept.  

Just off the family room one of the four bedrooms in the home.  It provides a full bathroom, a built in storage/display shelf, and a door to the back patio.  

An evening view of the rear of the home reveals this warm and welcoming haven among long established trees, plants and flowers.  No matter what the time of day, this is a delightful place for entertaining or quiet reflection.  

If this gracious home, or another, has caught your attention, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280 for further information and details.  The home is being offered for sale for $2,295,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Anna Bahnson and Deborah L. Fitzgerrell  of Compass Real Estate) 

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