Gracious Piedmont Home Just Listed At 115 Monticello Avenue
by Bruce Wagg
on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 10:57am.
This handsome Piedmont home located at 115 Monticello Avenue, has outstanding curb appeal. Its impressive architectural design, combined with well established gardens and greenery, make it an outstanding choice. It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and approximately 2,774 sf of living space.
This home is certainly designed for comfort and entertaining. Virtually every room is inviting and relaxing, with an eye towards flexibility of use. The living room is exceedingly spacious, and is anchored by a dramatic fireplace. Additionally, the room is designed to bring light into the house from every angle, and the views of the gardens are ideal.
It is hard to miss the extensive effort that was put into this home with regard to architectural elegance. In addition to the beautiful crown moulding ceiling above, virtually every window, door and floor edging throughout the house has extensive rich wooden trim.
There is a perfect spot at the right side of the living room that is ideal as a formal dining area, especially when the weather is cool. However, it is equally flexible as a casual buffet area when the doors to the patio are opened, and guests can move back and forth from the outside.
Stepping outside the spacious French doors, one is greeted with a irresistible patio area that is perfect for relaxation on a quiet afternoon, or as a spot for a well prepared luncheon for friends. Be sure to note the exceptional installed barbecue grill and preparation area.
For more formal entertaining, this updated kitchen provides all that even the fussiest of cooks could ask for. Centered around a handsome central island with cooktop, double oven and yards of preparation space, it is made even more inviting with the engaging variety of lighting sources and plentiful window space.
While the central island is an ideal place to sit while chatting with the cook, there is also a charming built in nook with tufted pillow seating that is just right for the casual breakfast or lunch. Worth noting is the built in storage drawers underneath, and all around the kitchen which are perfect for storing the best dishes, china and cooking supplies.
Also on the main floor is this expansive family room that provides multiple opportunities for a unique configuration to fit the specific needs of the family. Easily divided up, it could have an office area, a media area, or a recreation format.
Moving upstairs, one becomes aware of this stunning staircase with its elegant grace. Its hard to deny the charm of the impressive woodworking, and the delicate wrought iron railing.
The home has four bedrooms, two of which are shown here for your consideration. The one above has plenty of room for a good sized bed and a bench or desk underneath the large paired windows.
This expansive bedroom has room for flexibility of use, and could, if needed, be turned into a library, office or den with equal ease if all four bedrooms are not needed.
There are 3 updated bathrooms. Worth noting is that there is a one bedroom and one bathroom combination located on the lower floor. Two of the bathrooms are shown here--each unique and attractive on their own terms.
These sturdy steps lead from the pleasant upstairs patio area down to the very sizeable, and well established back yard below. The steps on the next view illustrates the quality of their construction.
This pleasant and welcoming back yard provides a quite respite on a summer afternoon, and the established trees, plants and bushes provide the privacy.
Of additional note is that this home is extremely well located, and just moments from the popular shops and restaurants of the Rockridge and Piedmont Avenue. It is being offered for sale for $2,395,000.
If this home, or another in the area interests you, please call me with your questions and interests. I can be reached at (510)517-6280. I look forward to working with you.
(Listing Courtesy of Sandra R. Vogl, The Grubb Company)