This truly captivating Storybook style home at 266 Scenic Avenue in Piedmont, is immediately welcoming.  Its spacious front patio, well tended shaded gardens, and spreading oak tree invite guests to enjoy all the charm that it has to offer.  

Ideally located close to central Piedmont, it is just moments away from Montclair Village, and the shops and restaurants of Rockridge.  Highway 13 is uphill, and a direct link to Oakland, San Francisco, and Contra Costa County.

  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a substantial 3077+/-sf of living space.  

One of the delights of a Storybook style home is the presence of many imaginative and varied roof lines, window placements, and floor patterns.  This home does not disappoint.  The far wall, with it three distinct levels of windows, is dramatically tall compared to the inset arch wall over the fireplace.

A reverse perspective reveals the generous floor space that is available for the creation of an imaginative design concept.  The soft white walls, and golden colored hardwood floors, are equally beneficial in the planning.

Worth noting is the handsome floor to ceiling bookcase to the far left of this view.  It is directly opposite the front door, and makes an impressive and distinctive feature to the home.  

Just off the living room, and through a pair of large French doors, is this very pleasing formal dining room.  Once again, note the fascinating roof line that follows the exterior lines of the home.  

What a pleasure to be able to throw open the large doors to the outside deck to enjoy the light and beauty that is revealed.  

Just off the dining room, this pleasant exterior deck is an ideal place for a party, luncheon, or special event.  Guests will be immediately charmed by the expansive view below.  

Laid out before one is this sweeping panorama of SF Bay.  Directly ahead, the Bay Bridge, the sweep of the entire central bay, and all of San Francisco are all revealed.  

Just off the dining room is this gleaming updated kitchen.  As desired and valued by any active chef, there is an expanse of work space for meal preparation, and storage for both display china and glassware, and serving pieces.

A cheerful bay window over the sink invites sunlight into the room, and has glass shelving for display of favorite collectibles.  

An expanded perspective reveals the thoughtful color combinations seen on the counters and walls along the length of the room.   Amenities here include a gas range cooktop and refrigerator.  

Close by, this cozy eat in kitchen nook provides a virtual wall of windows that can open to the softly colored tree lined front gardens.  

There are 4 bedrooms in the home.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen here, is the largest, and as such, is able to offer an exceptional floor to ceiling bookcase with generous lower cabinets that are perfect for books, collectibles, works of art, and assorted personal collections.  

Three large sets of windows draw in light and color from the outside, and each opens for use during pleasant weather.  

The home's primary bathroom has a large double sink combination with plenty of space for personal toiletries above, and towels and linen below.  The light from the far window reveals a shower over tub, and softly colored blue tile.  

A second bedroom is comfortably sized, has a mirrored door closet, a pair of large view windows, and the richly colored hardwood floors that are classic for this home.  

On the lower level is a finished bonus space that can offer multiple potential uses, depending on need.  

An additional view reveals its flexibility of use, and provides an access door to the rear gardens.  

This engaging back yard offers shade under the lushly combined greenery just outside the lower door, and multiple raised flower beds are ready for the next seasonal planting.  

The far right of the rear yard contains space for this private seating area.

If this very distinctive residence is of interest to you, please call me with your questions regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,995,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Sarah Abel and Julie Gardner of Compass)

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