This captivating entry into this stunning Mediterranean style home is engaging and welcoming for both residents and guests.  Located at 811 Highland Avenue in Piedmont, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very expansive 4439 +/- sf of living space.  

Located in central Piedmont, it is just moments from the city's outstanding schools, parks and playgrounds.  Connections to downtown Oakland, Montclair, Grand Lake and Lakeshore shopping and dining are close by.  

A serene inner garden awaits just beyond the front entrance.  A beautifully designed pattern of plants, flowers and long established greenery invites gatherings for afternoon lunches and teas for friends.  A small garden fountain with its soothing sound compliments this tranquility. 

  Guests are welcomed into this impressive front hall that characterizes all that is distinct and pleasing about Mediterranean style architecture.  Most distinctive is the sweeping front stairway leading to the second floor.  This gracefully ascending stairway is paired with splendid wrought iron railings and balusters.  Sturdy panel doors and multiple arched entryways add to the effect.  Directly above are home's original leaded glass windows. 

Just off the main hall is this delightful library space, complete with its own fireplace, view of the gardens, and wall space for favorite books.  

As guests move into this captivating living room, they are welcomed into this softly colored space that is aglow with light from the multiple windows that surround the room.  It's distinctive centerpiece is the dramatic fireplace that is made exceptional  by the spiral design twin pillar surround, and unique cornice style mantel.  

On of the most attractive locations in the home is this gracefully arched window at the left wall of the living room.  With a  view of the lush greenery from the outside gardens, it is enhanced with a paired set of built in display cabinets that afford a perfect place for favored books and collectibles.  

Just off the main entrance is this handsome formal dining room.  Anchored by a large arched window frame, its multiple windows reveal the restful garden greenery.  Richly colored parquet floors add yet more elegance.  

As would be expected in a home of this status, the kitchen is central to its needs.  The golden brown color of the hardwood floors is replicated in its kitchen tile, the multi-level cabinets, and under counter drawers.  The variety of shelf space in size and design ensures that favored china, serving pieces, cooking utensils, and glassware each has its own a distinctive space.  Choice amenities include a stone counter, dishwasher, double oven, gas range/cooktop and microwave.

Just off the kitchen is this comfortable family room that is perfect for a lazy afternoon's get together.   Located just off the home's exceptional outside covered view deck, the two spaces together provide a perfect venue for hosting friends, with food easily obtained from the kitchen's large serving counter space.  

There are four bedrooms in the home on the second floor.  This stellar master bedroom is one of those four.  Its marvelous  floor to ceiling window reveal outstanding views of the gardens.  This gracious room awaits an engaging and imaginative vision that is equal to its potential. 

Steps away is this luminous master bathroom that features a large tub, and an expansive counter space with twin sinks that are paired with a full length mirror that reflects back the light from numerous overhead fixtures.  

The home's lower level is expansive, and, as such, is open to a variety of uses and configurations-the most distinctive of which is this comfortable and spacious rumpus room, complete with its own pleasant fireplace.  

If this outstanding home, with its quiet and soothing garden ambiance is of interest to you, or another home has caught your attention, please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.   This residence is being offered for sale for $3,750,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Mindy Scott of Compass, Inc.) 

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