This handsome and elegant Piedmont home provides all the many features that make gracious living a daily experience.  Located on a hillside knoll in the city at 175 Estates Drive, it is an expansive private retreat that is just moments from downtown Piedmont and Montclair Village.  

Its overall presence is particularly notable.  On .55 acre of land +/-, It offers 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms in a remarkable 7652 sf of living space.  

The rear of the home invites garden parties and gracious entertaining with this thoughtfully conceived green lawn and garden, sheltering hedges, and marvelous rear porch.  

The front portico of the home is enhanced with a gracefully arched entryway with classical faux columns on either side, and a handsome multi paned, and richly colored, wooden front door.  

The foyer is spacious and gleaming from the light that flows in through the multiple panes of the front door, the overhead second floor lighting, and the stunning overhead crystal chandelier.  

Seen just to the right in the picture above is this dramatic staircase that gracefully curves upwards to the second floor.  Classic wrought iron balusters trace the steps during the ascent.  

Guests will enter into this comfortable living room that is anchored by a large, centrally located, and beautifully presented, frieze fireplace around which many distinctive design concepts can be created.  

While exterior light is plentiful in the living room, just a few steps up at the front of the home is this lovely curve of windows that creates a classic sun room-one that is always warm and welcoming for both residents and guests.   

Certainly one of the most compelling and unique features to be seen in the house is this astounding atrium-complete with an indoor fountain and graceful statue of a mermaid at its center. 

The concept here is most certainly that of an jungle with exotic plants and animals painted on the walls.  The massive overhead glass roof adds more light, and the wide variety of tiles add more color.  

The left front of the building is occupied by this elegant and beautifully enhanced library.  Its is wood paneled with floor to ceiling bookcases that invite displays of favorite books, collectibles and varied art pieces.  

What a pleasant place for an evening's post dinner gathering among friends while enjoying the warmth of this distinctive fireplace.  

The size of this room is perfect for its current use-as a pool/billiard room with plenty of space for spectators to enjoy the friendly competition among friends. 

It is large enough, however, to serve other needs-perhaps as a large office or meeting room, should the room not be needed for its current use.  

The ground floor also has this truly spacious dining room-certainly to become the heart of gracious entertaining when the occasion arises.  Large formal dinner parties, special events and elaborate luncheons all fit comfortably into this space.  

Worthy of note the uniquely patterned parquet floors that are seen throughout the home.  

Immediately off the second floor view balcony is this glorious solarium that is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows topped with gracefully arched radius windows. 

A uniquely colored tile floor leads to a sliding glass door, and access to the outside living spaces.  

On a busy morning, when a simple breakfast or brunch is suitable, this delightful eat in kitchen nook awaits.  Its charming built in glass topped storage cabinet easily holds favorite casual china and glassware.

Close by is the remarkably upgraded kitchen.  Multiple overhead lighting fixtures and glowing tile floors add a special ambiance to this impressive workplace.  

To the right, a breakfast bar adds seating and dining opportunities and additional workspace to the already generous stone counter space that surrounds the kitchen.  

Multiple upgraded amenities include a dishwasher, a built in double oven, a gas range/cooktop, a microwave, a refrigerator and pantry.  

There are 6 bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, above, is the primary bedroom, and, as such, has generous floorspace. 

The room is comprised of two elements-the first is a perfect location for a large and comfortable bed, and suitable side tables and chest of drawers.  

The second element is one that replicates the type of sun room seating that is seen on the floor below off the living room.  It is a quiet retreat surrounded by trees with a view to the gardens below.  

A second bedroom is in the rear of the residence, and has a very desirable private viewing porch just off the French doors at the far end of the view above.  

This private porch is just one of many Bay area views that are available at the rear of the home.  What a pleasure to be able to sit high above the home among the trees, and delight in this retreat.

Additionally, another room on the second floor is being used as a sitting room, but can be quite easily converted into a large bedroom, complete with a pleasant fireplace.  

Yet another desirable feature in the home is is fully finished attic space that can be converted to a wide variety of uses-some of which (in part or whole) could include an arts and craft room, music room, children's play space, or second floor offices.  

In addition to the expansive rear porch seen below, there is a second floor balcony space that offers compelling views of the SF Bay area, and includes both bridges, SF Bay, San Francisco, and Marin.  

This gracious home is one that will provide beauty, grace, and elegance to one's day to day living experience, both now, and into the future.

There is so much more to discover about this splendid home.  Please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $6,495,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of David Gunderman and Hans Struzyna of Keller Williams)

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