This handsome home located at 208 Highland Avenue in the heart of Piedmont, has immediate curb appeal with its well established gardens, and sheltering trees.  Additionally, it is just moments from Piedmont schools, transportation, and the popular shopping venues of Montclair and Rockridge.  It offers 3 bedrooms and one bathroom in a comfortable 1692 sf +/- of living space.  The garage provides off street parking, if desired.  

 A set of brick stairs leads to a pleasant front porch, with an area for seating, and a covered front archway over the impressive front door.  Graceful wrought iron railings complete the welcoming atmosphere.  

Entry to the home reveals two impressive rooms that are devoted to comfort and entertaining.  Above is the spacious front room, and directly across the hallway is the inviting formal dining room.  Light pours in from the generous windows that have been created for each room.  Warmly colored hardwood floors add more charm to these pair of rooms which literally take up the front of of the home's floor plan.  

Be sure to notice the impressive amount of rich wooden trim that is seen here, around the fireplace, and throughout much of the house around the doors, windows, ceilings and baseboards.  

 It is a pleasure to have an impressive fireplace as an anchor to the living room.  Perfect for enjoying alone, or with friends, on cooler Piedmont evenings, it features a desirable surround and mantel with space for art or collectibles above.  

One of the strongest assets of a home of this era was a substantially sized formal dining room, usually anchored, as is seen here, by a built in buffet cabinet .  Located just off the kitchen for easy service of formal meals, the buffet server and cabinet offer display space for favored china and glassware, and storage space for linens and additional china.  A flat surface between the two levels provides space for the serving pieces that contains the foods being served.  

Just off the dining room is this very cheerful kitchen, which glows from the light of multiple windows and numerous skylights.  The lightly colored hardwood floors are complimented by the white walls and decor.  Be sure to note the cozy eat-in dinette area just inside the entrance to the dining room. It is perfect for the casual breakfast or lunch, when formal dining is not needed. 

Featured appliances shown here include a built in range/oven, a refrigerator, and dishwasher.  

 A slightly different angle of the kitchen shows the sink area and the eat-in seating. Using both views of the kitchen, be sure to notice the impressive amount of storage space at every level, which is perfect for placement of dining and serving dishes, plus additional cookware.   

There are 3 bedroom in the home.  Two are being shown for your consideration.  The first, comfortably sized, as seen above, is embraced by two windows, an enclosed closet, and is enhanced with the door, window and wall trim seen throughout the rest of the house. 

 Directly opposite, is this equally pleasing second bedroom with the same quality features, and an large closet with plentiful stacking and storage space, and the continuation of the warmly colored hardwood floors.

The sparkling bathroom is very spacious, and offers a large tub, stall shower, and a very sizeable double sink counter space, two well lit mirrors, and storage space at every opportunity.  

 The lower level of the home is surprisingly spacious.  As will be seen from the floor plan that is included at the end of this presentation, there is a room for creative or imaginative uses of the available floor space. 

Just off the room shown directly above, is yet additional finished floor space that would be ideal for storage, work space or hobby projects.  

This inviting fenced backyard, owes much of its charm to long established plants, trees and greenery.  Be sure to note the wide variety of trees and plants that are seen below.  Perfect for outdoor parties and luncheon, this area is equally suited to quiet cups of coffee and a book.  

If you wish to make Piedmont your home, you could not select a better home or location than this one.  Close to everything that makes the city special, it is the anchor for trips all over the SF Bay area.  It is being offered for sale for $1,395,000.  If this home, or a similar one has attracted your interest, please contact me at (510)517-6280.  I look forward to working with you. 

(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Company)

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