This beautifully conceived home, with its dramatic street presence, is one that could easily be called a "Grand Piedmont Home", and one that is well worthy of consideration.  Located in the heart of the city at 133 Hillside Avenue, it offers 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 3067 +/-sf of living space.  

A stunning, and glowing front garden welcomes visitors and friends as they stroll up the pathway to the entrance.  The curb appeal is undeniable.

A handsome covered porch, with roses climbing the porch's side wall, and a charming gate to the back yard, offers an inviting welcome to the  home.  

Entry into the home reveals this architecturally perfect conception of a formal living room-one that is equally suited for gracious entertaining, or  relaxing on a lazy afternoon. 

Anchored by a dramatic central fireplace with a unique inset mantel, the distinctive overhead coved ceiling, in combination with the richly trimmed doors and windows, reveal the commitment that was made to quality during this home's construction.  

Just off the living room is a sun room-one that was expected and appreciated at the time of the home's original construction.  It is awash in light that is streaming in from multiple windows,  A built in floor to ceiling bookcase with storage cabinets below, invites displays of favorite books, art pieces, or favorite collectibles.  

The white of the trim and the grey of the walls contrasts beautifully with the soft browns of the darker hardwood floors.  

Close by, a set of pocket doors slide open to reveal the splendid formal dining room.

Guests seated at the table of this gracious room are treated to a variety of subtle, yet impressive, touches that add to the gentle spirit of the room.   

The extraordinary overhead coved ceiling continues from the living room.  Even more pleasing, the dual level wainscoting around the room is cleverly combined with the trio of windows to provide soothing views of the front gardens.

Just steps away from the dining room is this very attractive kitchen that reveals the effort that has been made to create both an attractive and efficient working space for the home chefs.  

A large central island provides an ideal work surface, additional lower level storage, and a perfect serving platform for buffets or simple meals.  This space is further is enhanced by the multiple counters that surround the room. 

Also seen here are the updated features that include a dishwasher, gas range cooktop and refrigerator.  

A slightly different view reveals the comfortable space that is available for an eat in kitchen table and chairs, and a glass display cabinet that combines with other overhead cabinets to furnish an impressive amount of storage space.  

Just steps away from the kitchen is this inviting family room--a perfect retreat when casual dining and relaxing entertaining are a must.  Sunlit, spacious and engaging, it provides a perfect venue for television viewing, media events, and fun.  The multi-level bookcase is an ideal place for storing games, books, and electronics. 

The home's entry is highlighted by this beautifully constructed stairway and imaginatively conceived coved ceiling.  The stairs lead to the three upstairs bedrooms that are seen below.  

The first of the upstairs bedrooms is bright and cheerful, with two sets of  windows with views to the outside garden.  Once again, as we tour through all of these rooms, note the extra quality invested into each of the room's window and door trim, and the richly colored hardwood floors.  

The second upstairs bedroom is even more expansive, and awash in light with an even wider arc of scenery to be enjoyed.  

The largest, and the most desirable bedroom space is seen here-the primary suite.  Large, and flexible in creative design space, it is truly a source of gracious living. 

This cozy fireplace can be the anchor spot for the rest of the room, or just one of many appealing elements that make up the entire room, as seen here.  

Close by are two additional features that add more comfort to an already pleasing space.  The first is an additional desk and seating area which can be used either as a desk or dressing space.  

The second is a very expansive and multi-level walk in closet--something that is always valued in any home,   

Just steps away, is this gleaming updated bathroom.  A marble bathtub with shower is seen at the far left, and the tall central mirror fits perfectly above two twin sinks and the generous counter space.  

This bedroom and bathroom combination is available at the lower level of the home, and is perfect for guests and family.  

Just outside of the rear of the home is this handsome wooden deck, complete with cheerful white fencing, plentiful deck space, and an outside table and chairs that can be used for casual parties and luncheons.  

Just below, and in front of the deck, is a well tended garden and a gracious patio area that is enhanced by a long established shade tree.  

Probably one of the most remarkable feature of this home is its enormous and well established lower garden, which has not doubt taken decades to establish.  It is multi-leveled, and contains trees, bushes and floral displays of virtually every size and shape.  

If this outstanding home is of interest to you, please call me promptly at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $2,995,000.   

(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Company) 


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