This commanding colonial style home sits comfortably in the heart of Piedmont at 114 Hazel Lane, and is remarkable for its dramatic curb appeal.  Designed by well known Bay area architect Clarence Mayhew, it offers 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in an spacious 4648+/-sf of elegant living space.  

 The home is enveloped in gracious greenery and garden space, all meticulously attended to.  Enjoyment of these gardens is enhanced by views provided by multiple windows and doors at every level throughout the home.  Handsome bay windows in the front of the home add more charm to the overall effect.

A graceful entryway, with a gently curving arch supported by two columns, greets guests as they arrive. 

As becomes quickly evident, this home is designed for entertaining and relaxation.  Generous floor space in the living room provides more than ample room for expansive sofas, lots of soft chairs and necessary accessory tables.  A elegant fireplace is ideal for providing warmth to friends on cool Bay area evenings.  The classically designed bay window at the end of the room, is matched with multiple doors that allow virtually limitless luminous light throughout the room. 

 A slightly wider angle reveals the very desirable matching pair of bookcases at the end of the room, the beautiful hardwood floors, the rich crown moulding, and the entry to the outside patio in the front of the home. 

 Another view from the front of the room to the front brick patio area and side gardens, reveals the sense of serenity that is achieved by the  imaginative architectural designs.

What a soothing place to sit, with friends or alone with a book.  Surrounded by impressive shade trees, lawns and quiet gardens, it is an ideal retreat no matter what the time of day.   

 As with all homes of its era, this home has a formal dining room.  Its beautifully wooden trimmed bay windows showcase the exterior greenery, and the interior assets include warmly colored hardwood floors, crown moulding and wainscoting.

 Just off the dining room is a sizeable kitchen complex.  With a pantry area seen directly above, there is more than generous space for storage of dishes, serving pieces and glassware for formal occasions.  A door to the right opens to the exterior for ease in serving food for outside luncheons, dinners or teas.  

 This very generous and gleaming kitchen offers impressive counter space for meal preparation, plus cabinet and storage space at every level, cheerful trim, and a dishwasher, refrigerator, double oven and gas/range cooktop.  

 Adjacent to the kitchen is this delightful breakfast/lunch nook.  It is just right for the quick meal, or an afternoon cup of tea. An additional plus is that It has been cleverly adapted to provide a mini-office or work space.

 The main floor provides this very warm and appealing den that is built around a cozy fireplace.  While this is presently a den, it could be adapted to other uses if needed-and that is true of many of the rooms to be found throughout the home, due to the generous amount of floor space available.  

It is hard to deny the appeal of this stunning staircase to the second floor.  With its sweeping curved banister, and the contrast of the white and light brown steps, it is a classic piece of design and architecture.

 (Note: There are 4 bedrooms and 5 baths in the home.  In consideration of space, we will show 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for your consideration)

The first bedroom, shown above, is comfortable in size and appearance.  With two well placed windows, a pleasant ceiling configuration and soft carpeting, it is a handsome room.

 A second cheerful bedroom features a pair of windows, both of which have a view of Oakland, and a part of San Francisco--a pleasant thing to enjoy during the day, at sunset, or just before retiring.  

As indicated earlier, there are 5 bathrooms.  Two will be shown here for your review.

 The first shown here has expansive counter space, and equally long overhead mirror.  Opposite is a spacious tub/shower, and overall, the room presents a bright and crisp atmosphere.  

 An even larger bathroom is shown here, with plenty of room and lot of color.

 The upstairs has a surprisingly large finished attic.  It is such an excellent asset to the home, and can serve so many purposes.  It could be a large rumpus or media room, or perhaps and arts and crafts/hobby room.  Built in bookcases add more flexibility, and the ceiling height is more than adequate for an attic.

 The home is literally surrounded by garden space.  Established garden beds await the next planting.

 A reverse view of the garden beds showing the amount of established plants and trees.  

In conclusion, it is obvious that this home is impressive from every angle.  If it interests you, I encourage you to call me promptly with any questions that you might have regarding this, or any other home in the area, at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $3, 695,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Anian Tunney of The Grubb Company)



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