This inviting, and very engaging, home located at 181 Oak Road in Piedmont, exemplifies all that is appealing in a Mediterranean style living. space.  

Surrounded by palm trees of every size, the classic iron front fence gate opens to a two story home with a distinctive second story front balcony, a heavy wooden door, and a red tile roof.  

It offers a corner lot location, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and 2054 sf. of living space.  

The sturdy wooden front door swings open to invite guests to enter this gracious home that is immediately warm and welcoming. 

 The classic off white stucco walls contrast perfectly with the dramatic dark wood of the overhead wooden beams and entry door.  

The front room is wide and spacious, and is lit by light from a pair of large windows on either side of the fireplace, and a tall French door to the right. 

Another classic touch is the very decorative wall niche above the fireplace that invites numerous applications for its use.  

A reverse perspective reveals the living room's immediate proximity to the home's formal dining room, providing easy access to an evening meal after a pre-dinner conversation and beverages.  

This dining room is large, with plenty of room for multiple guests, a buffet server, and perhaps a cocktail bar under one of the two decorative inset arches to the right of the room.  

The centerpiece here, without a doubt, is the dramatic overhead wagon wheel chandelier. 

Another point of view reveals the an additional pair of tall windows and the room's close proximity to the kitchen that is just steps away-perfect for easy dining service.  

The kitchen is truly outstanding.  There are so many elements that make it an engaging and efficient workspace.  It is softly colored with a goal to matching and integrating all the many elements that are present. 

An extensive stone counter along the left wall begins with the well placed eat in kitchen counter seen here at the lower left.  

Amenities include a dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, a built in oven, a refrigerator, and remarkable over the sink display cabinet.  

A great deal of imagination has been devoted to the planning and execution of this glowing display cabinet that is just part of the extensive storage that is available.  

For those who enjoy entertaining, and having this amount of space devoted to storage and display of kitchen features at every level, this is an exceptional premium.  

Just opposite the eat in counter, is a door that leads outside to the balcony, providing a pleasant view of the grounds below, all of which will be seen at the close of the tour.  

There is yet more to be seen, and one must travel to the upstairs floors to view it.  It is a delight to view this classic wrought iron staircase that takes one there-once again, a Mediterranean showpiece.  

There are three bedrooms in the home on the second floor.  The first, the primary bedroom, seen here, is large and tranquil.   The open floorplan invites numerous creative configurations for one's own special living space.

It has its own personal en suite bathroom just steps away.

A second bedroom comfortably accommodates two beds, a dresser,  soft sided seating, and cheerful views of the surrounding neighborhood.  

The third bedroom is seen here, and has its space for its own side table which could easily become a small office desk or makeup table.  

There are two bathrooms on the second floor.  One is an en suite bathroom for the primary bedroom, and the other, seen here, is shared by the other two bedrooms.  

The rear yard of the home is a serene delight.  Very private, and generously tree shaded, it is well suited to quiet afternoons with a small group of friends, but it is also large enough for special parties and celebrations.  A table/counter just down the steps from the the kitchen door, is perfect for food service.  

Tucked in a corner of the yard is this charming, cleverly presented cottage that is available for use as one might need.  Not spacious, it could still accommodate a small office, or child's playspace.  

Nearby, a graceful multi-tiered fountain adds more beauty to the already peaceful gardens.  It greets visitors who enter from the side gate, seen below, and will use this path to the gardens and patio.    

This handsome and well conceived side gate is another way that visitors can enter the grounds.  Because the residence is on a corner lot, there are two entry points available for use.  

The front side yard of the home is a charming palm tree shaded walkway leading to the rear.  

I encourage you to call me promptly regarding this very desirable home at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,798,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Lisa Carnazzo of the Grubb Company)  

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