This charming home, located at 220 Mountain Avenue in Piedmont, is immediately appealing with its dramatic entryway, well tended front garden, cheerful window boxes, and its irresistible white trim on the various doors and windows.  It offers 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in a very spacious 3453 +/- sf of living space.  It is literally just moments from downtown Piedmont, the Community Hall, schools, and the popular Mulberry's Market.  

The covered porch and entryway feature impressive matching pillars that are topped with extensive exterior dentil molding.  Together, they are an outstanding feature of this home for arriving guests.

It is hard to deny the immediate appeal of this gracious living room that greats guests upon entry.  Anchored by spacious central fireplace, it reflects quality of workmanship throughout.  Beginning with the gently recessed ceilings, the eye travels down to the crown molding, and is immediately captured by the extensive wooden trim around each door and window here, and through almost every room in the house.  The warmly colored wooden floors complete this impressive picture.  

 A slightly different angle reveals the luminous light that reveals itself through the many gleaming windows around the room.  Additionally, the size of the room affords numerous potential floor plan opportunities.

 Just off the living room is this delightful bonus room with its view windows of the greenery in the backyard.  It is small, but flexible, and could easily be adapted to a small office or retreat.   

 No home of this quality would be complete without the presence of a handsome formal dining room.  Once again, the ceiling treatment deserves special attention, as do the multiple view windows that enclose it.  An adjacent pantry offers an ideal place to store favorite china, glassware and serving pieces.  

Upon entering the adjacent kitchen, it soon becomes obvious that a great deal of time and attention has been devoted to making this upgraded kitchen a showplace.  Any chef would be delighted with the impressive selection of amenities offered.  Seen here is a truly expansive work space, beginning with the stone counters on either size of the generous view windows, and complimented with the additional space offered with the central island.  A cozy breakfast bar is placed at the island for a simple meal, or morning breakfast.  

The pictures above and below illustrate some of the many additional amenities available.  They include a range/oven, a stove/cooktop, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, and a self cleaning oven.  

 An integral part of the kitchen are two doors that open out onto the home's expansive porch and garden area.  This format allows for easy transportation of food and refreshments to the multiple exterior dining areas in the rear of the home.  

The upper deck area is pleasant, and sits above the garden, allowing multiple views of the well established trees, plants and greenery.  

 A slightly wider angle reveals the amount of room available just adjacent to the kitchen.  This higher spot allows a pleasant view of the Bay area as well, which can be seen in a closing scene below.  

 There are four bedrooms on the upper level.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, above, is generous, and allows the imagination to take hold to create an outstanding living space.  

 Close by is this gleaming and sizeable bathroom with its shower over tub format and delightful washstand.  

A second bedroom has plentiful window space, and offers a pleasant and cozy ambiance.

This attractive third bedroom has a unique feature-its own view windows complete with an outdoor view balcony, and room for a comfortable seating and reading area.  

 What a pleasure to be able to step outside onto a sunny porch and perhaps enjoy quiet reading time, or sip a cup of tea.

 The lower level is very inviting and relaxing.  This comfortable family room has two large French doors that lead to the an outside garden seating area.  Impressive book shelves allow for displays of collectibles, art, books and sculpture.  The extensive storage area underneath is perfect for whatever items might be needing space.  

 Just steps away, this impressive, and always in demand, wine cellar is in place.

This is the engaging view outside the doors of the family room.  A lush lawn, a pleasant garden of trees, plants and flowers would make this an especially attractive site for entertaining friends with a garden party. 

 The home is just as appealing for a nighttime party or event, furnishing multiple levels for service of food, beverages and relaxation.   

 As promised above, there is a view that can be enjoyed, no matter what the hour of  day.  If this home, or another has caught your attention, please feel free to call me with your questions and interest.  I can be reached at (510)517-6280.  This home is being offered for sale for $2,995,000.  I look forward to assisting you in your search.  

(Listing Courtesy of Julie Gardner and Sarah Abel of Compass Real Estate)

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