This handsome home, with its splendid front gardens and well established greenery is a classically styled Mediterranean home that has been extensively and impressively remodeled.   It is well located at 33 Estrella Avenue-just blocks from the schools and the activities of central Piedmont.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 2526 +/- sf of living space.  

The home is situated close to the shops and restaurants of Montclair Village, Rockridge and Elmwood. The nearby interchange of Highways 13 and 580 provide rapid access to Oakland, and San Francisco to the west, and Contra Costa County to the east.  

The gently curved brick pathway to the front of the residence reveals the lushness of the front gardens and the variety of its foliage.

The front door is settled in among pleasant trees and plantings that frame the entryway, and in between the walls of windows that identify both the living and sun rooms.  

This warm and welcoming entry to the home reveals a handsome set of stairs to the second floor.  The white of the beautifully turned baluster matches the stair risers, and the softly colored stairs combine beautifully with the golden colored hardwood floors that will be seen throughout the home.  

The living room is aglow with the light that streams in from two virtually floor to ceiling windows on either side of the fireplace, and the matching set of two additional windows at the front of the room.  The center of the room is anchored by the large fireplace that features an elegantly designed surround that is topped with a uniquely trimmed mantel that provides display space for favored art or collectibles.  

Just steps from the living room is this gracious formal dining room.  With generous floor space for a larger table if desired, it has been designed to provide a distinctive dining experience.   Most notable is the matching pair of glass fronted display cabinets on either side of the central view window.  Favorite china and glassware can be seen here, and serving pieces and china can fit easily below.  A buffet table/server can fit easily to the right for meal service. 

One of the most distinctive of the home's many rooms is this gleaming sun room which takes up the front lower side of the residence.  With walls of windows, it is a classic venue for entertaining guests, ideally for a sunny afternoon luncheon.  A sun room was a favored feature in a home of this era, and always well used.  

Worthy of note here, and throughout the residence,  is the presence of extensive and distinctive white wooden trim that is found around the windows, doors, entryways and ceilings of this home.  It is a reflection of the commitment to the quality of the construction that has been invested into the home.  

This pleasant kitchen has been remodeled to include all the elements that would please a creative home chef.  The stone counters provide generous work space, and the floorspace is equally ample, allowing freedom of movement during meal preparation. Amenities here include a built in gas range/cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator.

The pleasant outdoor sunlight is complimented here by soft supplemental lighting, and upper and lower counter and shelf space is extensive--perfect for storing the dishes, serving pieces and china needed in the preparation of meals for entertaining.  

Just off the kitchen is this inviting breakfast room that opens out onto the back garden.  A pair of French doors, and a tall side window open to capture the sights and scents of the home's spacious back yard and patio.  

Immediately adjacent to the living room is this very impressive family room that can easily serve many functions--from game room to media room to party room, its flexibility is admirable.  The floor to ceiling shelving provides extensive display space for books, media material and display space for art, keepsakes or favored souvenirs.  

There are 3 bedrooms in the house.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  The first, above, is expansive in size, is en suite with the bathroom just off to the right.  The richly colored hardwood floors are complimented with the softly colored walls and white window and door trim.  

A different perspective reveals a pair of sun lit windows that open out onto the garden below-a delightful early morning treat.  

This very attractive second bedroom is perfectly suited to an imaginative design concept.  Expansive and luminous, it awaits a distinctive touch.  

This serene and private backyard is an ideal retreat for residents who would like to enjoy the quiet of lush* greenery on a pleasant afternoon, perhaps utilizing the built in barbeque for a luncheon meal.  

An additional view of the inviting back yard illustrates the full expanse of the space that is available.  

If this warm and welcoming home is of interest to you, or another in the area, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $2,285,000. 

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