This stunning Craftsman style home, located at 207 Pacific Avenue, was designed by noted architect Charles W. McCall, who added even more imagination to this consistently popular home design.  Located in the hills above downtown Piedmont, it offers both a dramatic Bay area view, and a graceful back yard pool.  


Featuring 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, it captures all that is classic in Craftsman architecture, from the moment you enter these lush grounds, with their well established plants and trees that welcome arriving friends.  These gardens are also an ideal place to visit with guests, and enjoy the stunning Bay area views. 

This handsome entryway scene with the sturdy wooden door, illustrates classic Craftsman features in the home.They include the wide overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, and a covered front porch. The extra added touch is that this inviting covered front porch comes complete with a dramatic Bay view.  

This living room area is ideally designed for casual relaxation, with the warm wooden floors, flexible floor space, numerous windows and doors to the outside, and multiple spots for casual entertaining of friends, and always, the sweeping Bay area vistas.  

A reverse view features yet another often included Craftsman feature--a pair of handsome built in bookcases.  Perfect for your favorite collections of books, or art pieces.  

 And, directly over the warm, welcoming central fireplace is yet another set of wall to floor built in bookcases, that bring together the whole Craftsman concept for your enjoyment.  

To the right of the entryway is this delightful formal dining room featuring a spacious picture window to the outside greenery.  Be sure to note the wooden trim throughout the room on walls, windows, ceilings and doors.  An extra asset is the original built in sideboard.  


This particular view of the kitchen, just steps away from the dining room, reveals a number of pluses that are always in demand.  To the right is a built in desk with overhead bookcase, and to the far left is as perfectly sized breakfast nook that opens out onto the gardens.  Be sure to note the extremely spacious updated refrigerator in between.  

If cooking is your passion, this updated kitchen should be perfect for you.  Included here is a spacious central island, stone counters, gas range/cooktop, updated appliances, plenty of counterspace, and warm wooden floors.

Be sure to notice all of the various storage spots for your cookware, plates, dishes and china.  Two spacious and very desirable windows allow both light in, and views to the outside while you are preparing your favorite meal.  

 While the cook is creating something special, guests can be relaxing and sharing conversation  from either the eat-in kitchen area, or the sunlit porch just outside.  

Another angle of the outside porch shows its pleasant appeal, and the steps up to the desirable pool area which will be shown below.  

There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three are being shown for your consideration.  While this bedroom is captivating on its own, it moves to the next level of appeal when you view the sweeping city views just outside its three windows.  

This light filled bedroom illustrates the desirable features that are seen throughout the house.  Softly colored hardwood floors, rich wooden trim around the windows, doors and floors, and views to outside gardens and greenery.  

This charming bedroom is especially attractive because of its view of the pool area and patio that is provided by three very spacious windows.  Additionally, a door from this room leads to the porch seen below.  

 This porch off the bedroom gives an excellent viewing of the upper level brick patio and built in barbecue area, topped off with a handsome pergola full of flowing flowering vines.  

There is a very comfortable recreation/rumpus room, which, when combined with the patio and pool area, creates a perfect opportunity for hosting enjoyable parties and special events.  

This handsome, well laid out pool area is surrounded by sturdy trees and bushes, and insures excellent privacy for your afternoon or evening swimming.  

An overhead view of this stunning pool/patio area illustrates that it is one of the strongest assets that the home has to offer,  Additionally, most of the windows in the home view the pool as well. 

And, as always, there is the ever present sweep of the Bay area laid out before you.  This special residence offers fine architecture, imaginative design, and a relaxed atmosphere.  It is being offered for sale for $2,495,000.  If this home, or any other in the area interests you, I welcome your questions and interest.  Please contact me at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing courtesy of Anna Bahnson, Compass Real Estate)

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