This desirable brown shingle home, with its impressive front gardens, and well established greenery, is located on a pleasant corner lot at 66 Manor Drive in Piedmont.  Offering 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, it represents the classic lines that are always in demand from a brown shingle home. 

An imaginative and appealing Craftsman style lamp, and a verdant walkway welcomes visitors to the home.  

 The garden path leads to a pleasant front porch, and a colorful entryway that features a pair of sturdy red doors that display delightful stained glass windows.

  It is hard to deny the appeal of this sweeping entryway.  From the dramatic staircase to the upper level, to the warm wooden hardwood floors, and the impressive entryway cross beam, it is obvious that some thought has been put into making this an exceptional place to live.    

 It soon becomes apparent that with the amount of floor space devoted to the living room and dining room area, that this home is perfect for entertaining.  The living room has space for an varied choice of sofas, chairs and side tables,  and yet extra space is still available through the use of a pair of charming window seats that flank either side of the central fireplace.  

 A slightly different view of the living room shows its proximity to the generous dining room.  As will be seen, the dining room could easily be used as a location for either a formal dinner, or a casual buffet for one's guests. 

Be sure to note the impressive amount of rich wooden trim that is present around all the doors, windows, and entryways of this exceptional residence. The ceiling moulding is equally exceptional throughout this, and many other rooms in the residence.    

 Particularly worthy of note is the handsome fireplace.  As with most Craftsman style homes, the fireplace is usually simple in design, but is often highlighted with imaginative tile inserts as seen above.  

The dining room has been designed to provide a variety of needs.  For casual family meals, it offers the warmth of wooden floors and walls, and the appeal of a spacious kitchen pass through.  

However, it is equally flexible for entertaining a rather large group of friends.  There is room for a larger dining table than shown here if needed for a formal dinner, and the doors to the outside can provide guests with opportunities to move freely to the outside gardens while enjoying a luncheon, tea or buffet.  

 A different view illustrates the expansive amount of glass fronted storage space that is ideal for storing one's best china, glassware and serving pieces.  

Just adjacent to the dining room is this pleasantly updated kitchen.  Its warm wooden cabinet colors and black stone counter tops combine handsomely with the similarly colored floors.  There is ample storage space for favorite cooking and serving pieces, and the taller cabinets are perfect for finer china and glassware.  Plentiful recess lighting adds a additional pleasant ambiance .The counter space allows for an eat in kitchen format for a quick breakfast or lunch, but is also an ideal place to sit where guests can talk with the chef as dinner is prepared. 

Any serious chef would be more than pleased with what this room has to offer.  Note the spacious gas range/cooktop, plentiful counter space, the microwave, and a dishwasher.   

Just off the kitchen is this unique office/work space, complete with a brick fireplace.  It room is aglow with light, and is exceedingly flexible as to its use.  It is located at the top of a family room complex that is found to the right of the main entry.  

This family room area is a delight.  The multi-level bookcase commands the wall, and offers a myriad of display opportunities, from books to china to antiques to glassware.  The dinette table in the center is perfect for a luncheon, and the doors opposite the table lead to the outside greenery of the yard.  

There are three bedrooms.  The one above is full of light from its multiple windows and doors, and offers special amenities that are always welcome. The large sliding glass doors of a very spacious closet are impressive and desirable, and are matched by yet another closet with sliding doors as is seen below.  

 The warmth of the wooden hardwood floors and the generous living space makes this room unique, and a ideal spot for a quiet retreat.  

 The master bathroom is certainly worthy of note, and has been impressively updated to please.  Its imaginative colored tiles surround a bathroom that includes a bidet, and a generous shower over a tub that comes complete with jets.  

 A second bedroom is exceedingly charming, and offers a range of design opportunities given the plentiful floor space. 

 The third bedroom, with windows that open to the outside greenery, is graceful in appearance, and is generous enough in size that it can easily accommodate a pleasant mirrored table or small desk at the end of room.  

There is an splendid sized office space available that is ready to be of service.  Plentiful bookshelf and storage space makes immediate use easily achieved.  Worthy of note is the creative matching of floor color to cabinets and shelving.  


 Above, opposite views of the garden show the spaciousness that is afforded for parties, entertaining, or just quiet relaxation.  The many fruit trees and raised vegetable beds create unique mini retreats throughout the backyard.  A built in barbecue is also another positive asset on a pleasant summer evening.  

 If this exceptional home, or another of similar style, is of interest to you, I encourage you to contact me with your questions at  (510)517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $2,385,000.  I look forward to working with you.  


(Listing Courtesy of Mindy Scott of Compass Real Estate)


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