This cheerful home with its delightfully styled gambrel roof and cheerful red door, is perfectly placed between central Piedmont, and the popular Grand Lake and Lakeshore shops and restaurants.  Located at 558 Boulevard Way, it offers a charming curb appeal, and 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in approximately 1592 sf of living space.  

This imaginatively peaked roof combined with the sturdy red front door is a unique welcome to guests, and it highlights the front of the home.  Also unique to the style of this home is the variety and size of windows at every level that allow light in from every angle once one enters the home.  

Turning right at the entryway, guests are greeted by this spacious, sunlit living room.  Anchored by a dramatic central fireplace, it is an ideal spot for entertaining, no matter what the time of day.  Luminous light flows in from windows at both end of the room making it just right for a spot to offer a cheerful luncheon or tea, while an evening setting here might call for appetizers before a formal meal in the adjacent dining room.  

A reverse view of the living room shows that it is spacious, and as such, could accommodate a number of floorplans around the windows and fireplace.  The warmly colored hardwood floors, and quality wooden trim around the doors, ceiling and entryways add value to an already handsome room.  As indicated above, the formal dining room is just steps away.

While a formal dining room was a must in the era in which this home was built, it is still true today that such a room is always a pleasure to have, no matter what the timeframe.  This room is comfortable just as it is with a spacious built in wall unit that is perfect for storing favorite china and glassware, and space to the right shown here for a serving table.  

What makes it especially delightful is the gently bowed window and door set that leads directly to the outside porch.  How pleasant it would be to move comfortably from one spot to after dinner and enjoy the gardens, or to create a luncheon buffet on a warm afternoon with that same flexibility.

Just off the dining room is this inviting and cheerful kitchen.  It has been updated, and features a stone counter, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and gas range/cooktop.  The white and grey theme of the tiles contrasts nicely with the honey colored floors.  There is ample counter space for meal preparation, and the view of the greenery outside the window is a pleasant treat.  

Of special note here is the impressive abundance of storage space.  Favorite cookware, serving pieces, special plates and silverware all have a place here, with room to spare, and all available at various levels for most efficient usage.   

Next to the range/cooktop, and opposite the sink, is this cozy eat-in breakfast nook, complete with tree views.  Perfect for a fast breakfast or casual lunch, it is also a good spot for friends to sit and chat while the chef is preparing something special.

There are three bedrooms in the residence.  The first, above, comes with a pleasantly arched front ceiling inset, and an imaginative set back area that is just perfect for a window seat or cushy sofa.  Seems the perfect place to be able to sit and read, and be able to enjoy viewing the pleasant scenery out both windows.  

The second bedroom is bright and cheerful, and combines that effect with the warmth of the richly colored hardwood flooring.  The size of this room allows a flexibility of design.  There is sufficient room for additional furniture, should the need arise.  

The third bedroom combines all of the positive aspects of the other two.  It has space, a pleasing view, and room to create a special end of the day retreat.  As noted earlier, pay special attention to the quality of the room's construction in all of the bedrooms seen here.  Handsome wooden trim is seen around all of the windows, doors, flooring and ceiling, and hardwood flooring is seen in each.   

Moving to the rear of the home, there is a comfortable and private backyard with established trees and gardens, plus a green space for relaxation, or perhaps, as seen above, a game of croquet .  

 There is an extensive deck area that covers the majority of the rear of the home, and allows a view of the entire  backyard and surrounding greenery.  This area is ideal for an afternoon luncheon, or a barbeque on a pleasant evening while entertaining friends.  

If this home, with its location and calming views appeals to you, I encourage you to call me with your interests or your questions regarding it, or similar ones, in the area.   It is being offered for sale for $1,395,000.  I can be reached by calling me at (510) 220-6231.  

(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Company)

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