Expansive Piedmont View Home Just Listed at 104 Requa Road
by Bruce Wagg
on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 6:57am.
This dramatic multi-level home sits atop the hills of Piedmont, and offers stunning views of the Bay area from many of it desirable and varied windows and porches. Extremely well located at 104 Requa Road, it features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very spacious 3478sf +/- of living area. Its multilevel approach creates generous space for every room in the house, and offers flexibility in design within each.
Its entrance is especially engaging. Featuring a handsome overhanging porch, wide windows with paired shutters, colorful brick stairs and porch, and a pediment door entry, it offers a delightful curb appeal.
The entry gives a taste of what is to come. Bright light from the windows and white walls, contrast with the warm wooden flooring and stair steps.
This very spacious living room is anchored by a dramatic fireplace with a beautifully designed surround and mantel. Quality of workmanship is reflected in the ceiling crown moulding, and the generous woodworking around all the windows and doors in each room in the house.. The generous window space here, and throughout the house, is truly an valued asset, given the outstanding views that surround the home.
As with all homes of this quality, a formal dining room is expected, and this spacious room certainly meets these expectations. Pleasing in size and appeal,it is an ideal spot for a formal meal when entertaining. There is room for a sizeable dining table, plus additional space for a roomy buffet to store the best china and glassware.
There are so many elements worthy of note in this updated kitchen showplace. Located just off the dining room to the right, it sparkles with light from both windows and overhead lighting. Anchored by three huge glass topped display cabinets, it offers a large variety of cooking and entertaining options. Guests can sit at the inviting stools at the very generous counter workspace, and talk with the cook as the meal is prepared, or, for a brief meal or a cup of coffee, the smaller table and chair set will do nicely.
Be sure to consider the expansive workspace that fits on either side of the desirable gas range/oven. Farther to the right, above the stool, some extra counter space is available that would work well for a computer or mini office site.
This glass cabinet's appeal is enhanced with the benefit of the outside light that flows through it during all hours of the day. Be sure to see a better view of the mini office/desk space shown here.
Just when there seems to be plentiful space for entertaining or relaxing, there is yet one more room attached to the kitchen. Below is a family room that is just perfect for small gatherings or afternoon luncheons.
What makes this room above especially well located, is that once these three sets of glass doors below are thrown open, they lead to an amazing outside porch with outstanding views of the Bay area. With this configuration, the whole kitchen, family room, and outside porch become one large and inviting space for everyone to enjoy.
Three of the 4 bedrooms are shown below for your review. The first, at the top of the stairs, is very spacious, has an adjoining bathroom, and an attractive balcony with doors that open to the outside greenery.
This bedroom offers an impressive amount of design configurations. It is currently ideal as a bedroom,featuring multiple shelves and storage space at every level and height, plus a delightful window seat for yet more storage and charm. It could, however, if desired, be easily converted into a library, office, study or hobby room with very little effort.
Continuing the theme of spaciousness and storage space, this bedroom is comfortable and charming with its views of the restful trees.
The view below shows the present recreation/rumpus room which, as with the many other rooms above, has a great deal of flexibility as to its use. It could continue this way, and just as easily become a large media room, a workout area. Its tall ceilings add even more space.
This spot functions immediately as an office, den and library, and the view windows to the outside add even more enjoyment.
With the interior portions considered, it is time to turn to one of the reasons that this home has been placed as it has--the view. It is hard to deny its impact. The exterior patios with their handsome brick walkways wrap around the front of the home, allowing multiple choices of spots to sit or eat. Imagination in the architectural plans has created overhanging balconies and porches, each ideal for viewing the Bay area below.
Below, the doors to the left open onto the family room and kitchen area, which makes this location ideal for parties, teas and social events.
And here, below, is the view that is seen when living in this stunning home--downtown Oakland, San Francisco, and the Bay Bridge. Imagine waking up to this every morning, and enjoying a coffee or breakfast on this delightful porch. The final picture below shows yet more scenery towards the south.
If this engaging home appeals to you, I encourage you to contact me promptly at (510) 517-6280. View homes of this caliber are unique and in demand. This ten room residence is being offered for sale for $3,200,000.
(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Company)