This handsome home, nestled among sheltering trees and gardens, is perfectly located close to the impressive sources of shopping, dining, and entertainment around Piedmont.  The Grand Avenue and Lakeshore Avenue restaurants and shops are just moments away, as are the in-demand venues of Rockridge.  Located at 217 Greenbank Avenue, it offers 3 bedrooms and 1 bath in a comfortably sized 1307 sf +/- of living space.  


 This pleasant entryway welcomes guests as they pass through the graceful archways of the front porch and into this comfortable home.   

 This living rooms of this home is awash in light from multiple windows that encompass the room, and provides a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for guests.  Be sure to note the rich woodworking that surrounds these windows, and all the others throughout the home.  Other items of special interest include the crown moulding, the warmly colored hardwood flooring, and the built-in Craftsman styled glass fronted bookcases that surround the truly impressive fireplace that anchors the room  


A slightly different angle of the living room reveals its flexibility of living space. The present floorplan could allow a pair matching sofas in front of the fireplace, window seats next to the fireplace, or a variety of various sized tables for entertaining or display of a variety of plants, collectibles, or glassware.  

Homes of this era were expected to have a formal dining room that made guests feel welcome and relaxed.  This dining room meets all of these requirements.  Entering the room through a pair of French doors, the warm wooden colors of the walls and floors and server certainly are designed to please..  Large windows to the exterior gardens or greenery were also expected, as is shown here.  

A very classic and popular addition to the dining room is this impressive built in buffet/server.  Designed to store and display the family's best china and glassware, it also is a perfect space for serving the meal.  

Just steps from the dining room is this delightfully updated kitchen that is bound to please the family's master chef . With that goal in mind, amenities include a gas/range cooktop, and roomy refrigerator. 

Multiple windows add more sparkling light to an already cheerful ambiance, and there are storage cabinets here of every shape and size for your favorite serving pieces and cooking utensils.  This storage options  continues on through the kitchen to an adjacent washroom area to add even more convenience.  


 While the home has 3 bedrooms, this master bedroom shown above is the most impressive.  Located by itself on the top floor, it boasts a wonderful view of Piedmont and the hills, and many windows to view them from.  The top picture features small nook surrounded by glass and views, and immediately adjacent is a  flexible walk in closet. Once again, be sure to observe the quality of workmanship throughout.  

The second bedroom is on the main floor, and is shown here with its flexible floor space, spacious windows and hardwood floors and crown moulding. 

 The third bedroom offers a bunk bed format, and drawers and cabinets for storage of clothing and an almost virtual wall of windows to add extra appeal.  

 There is a fenced backyard that is coupled with well established greenery to insure a pleasant privacy.  Note the deck area to the right that is perfect for an evening meal or afternoon brunch.  

 If this charming home with its classical design, or a similar home, appeals to you, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest. It is being offered for sale for $1,299,000

 I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  I look forward to assisting you.  

(Listing Courtesy of Cindy Duffy Chase of Golden Gate Sotheby's International Real Estate)


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