This handsome home located at 500 Hampton Road in Piedmont, represents the elegance and charm that is regularly associated with homes in this very desirable city.  

It immediately captures they eye with its stunning front gardens and classical architectural composition.  

Expansive in size, it offers 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a spacious 3177 sf of living space.  

This opening view of the home, with its well established brick work that surrounds the gardens, stairs and front porch, reflects the commitment to quality and beauty that will be seen throughout the home.   

As guests arrive at the house, they are immediately made aware of one of the many welcoming sites that will be discovered throughout the residence.  

Additionally, this view, along with the ones above, reveals the distinctive color palette that has been chosen for the front of the home.  

The black and white combination of the home's window shutters, entry, and garage door, is impressively enhanced with the softer grey of the home's facade.  

A imaginative multi-pane glass front door opens to this inviting foyer that is enhanced with a gracefully designed staircase that seems to flow upstairs.  Overhead, a gleaming chandelier captures they eye with its beauty. 

This glowing and spacious living room is both gracious and inviting.  The color composition of richly colored hardwood floors and gently colored off white walls, is subtle and relaxing.  

The room is centered around this beautifully conceived fireplace with a  classical linear flow on the lower mantel that combines beautifully with the imaginative incised side pillars.  

A wider perspective reveals the size of this space, and its flexibility of use for both daily living and entertaining.  Both guests and residents, when entering the home, can move from one living space to another with ease. 

Their options would include entry into the expansive back yard and patio area through the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors,  or to the formal dining room for dinner or a pleasant luncheon.  

Just off the kitchen, thus allowing ease of food service, is this formal dining room.  A literal wall of windows provides captivating views of the formal gardens and patio, no matter what the time of day.

The available floorspace has room for a large buffet/server, and cocktail bar, and a central dining table.   

As with many homes, the heart of the home is in the kitchen.  This gleaming location has been impressively upgraded to meet the needs of today's ambitious home chef.  

There is plentiful preparation space that includes long stone counters, and the central island.  This, and the view below, illustrates the effective placement of storage space for favored glassware, dishes, and serving pieces.  

Updated amenities include a dishwasher, double oven, gas range and refrigerator.  

Moving further into the kitchen, there is more that sufficient room for a cozy eat in kitchen spot, and a full desk and with tall bookcases. Just steps away is the marvelous and engaging family room seen below.  

This very comfortable family room with its raised hearth fireplace and floor to ceiling view windows, is perfectly located between the kitchen and the exterior patio, and, as such, is an ideal central space for casual entertaining,  The ease of movement from one location to another for hosting parties and events is perfect.    

A reverse perspective reveals the generous placement of view windows and glass doors throughout the residence that are dedicated to, in essence, bring the soothing and enjoyable "outdoors in".  

There are 5 bedrooms in the home.  In consideration of space, just two will be shown for your review.  Be sure to refer to the floor plan below for more detail.

The first, seen here, is on the second floor, and there is no doubt that this is the primary bedroom. 

A wall of windows to the far left combines with a generously sized personal fireplace, and an expanse of floor space that invites numerous room configurations designed to meet one's specific needs and taste.  An en suite bathroom is just steps away.  

Also adjacent to the master bedroom is this delightful, and very unique, boudoir setting that provides a surprising amount of personal storage space.   

A second cheerful bedroom offers generous garden views, and a large sliding door closet. 

This substantial backyard is perfectly designed for both relaxation and hospitality.  Large special events, anniversaries and barbeques are easily held here, yet the privacy provided by the surrounding gardens and greenery serves as a quiet retreat when preferred.  

If this marvelous, and well located home is of interest to you, please call me with your questions and comments regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $3,195,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Company)

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