This commanding Piedmont home sits high above Grand Avenue, offering privacy and serenity, and yet is just moments from the surrounding, and in demand, shopping and dining venues of Rockridge, Montclair Village and the Grand Lake District.  Located at 1641 Grand Avenue, it offers 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms in a very comfortable 2186 sf +/- of living space.  As will be seen, its impressive array of windows reveal delightful views from each level. 

 The cheerful black and white checked entry hall compliments the large black glass paned front door, and greets visitors into this handsome home.  With a large formal dining room to the left, and a appealing living room to the right, one is immediately welcomed into the house..  

This gracious living room is awash in light from the multiple windows located around the room.  It is anchored around a dramatic fireplace, with an impressively incised mantel and surround.  The spaciousness of the room makes it ideal for entertaining, and the development of a variety of floor plans.  Be sure to note that multiple windows at either side of the room open to the outside greenery and gardens. 

 This view of the living room reveals some of the many features that indicate the quality of the home's construction.  Warm hardwood floors throughout the house pair with the expansive and expensive treatment of woodworking seen in most rooms of the home.  Examples include the rich trim around the windows, doors, entryways and floors.  Generous crown moulding completes the picture.  

Opposite the living room is the generous formal dining room.  Always expected, and favored, in a home of this era, it offers a location to enjoy gracious dining with guests, and is close enough to provide a seamless transition from one room  to another when it is time for the meal to be  served.  

The room's size offers a flexibility in the choice of the potential size of the dining table and side pieces.  As previously indicated, the front of the home is dedicated to window views of the surrounding hills and homes, and the dining room is equally provided with a spacious set of three view windows.

Close by is this delightful breakfast nook, with a view to the backyard.  Perfect for a brief breakfast or lunch, it is equally suitable for a enjoying a quiet cup of tea and a book on a pleasant afternoon.  

The cheerful kitchen has a tile counter, a freestanding range oven, dishwasher and refrigerator.  Not to be missed are the plentiful storage spaces at virtually every level for serving pieces, glassware, and cooking utensils.  

 A slightly different angle reveals a door opening to the backyard area.  It's a perfect format for making a quick transition of freshly prepared food outside to the very spacious exterior garden area.   

 Two views of the backyard reveal the expansive space available for relaxing and entertaining.  The lower level paved patio is complimented by the green grass, and the further enclosed seating area above.  

A slightly different angle illustrates the pleasant assortment of well established trees, plants and flowers throughout the area, affording both beauty and privacy.  

 There are four bedrooms in the house, and three will be shown for your consideration.  Above is the master bedroom with its impressive space and style.  Unique elements add extra desirability.  Wide view windows are complimented with a mini window seat for enjoying the scenery outside, and a cozy bookcase can double as a display case.  

Immediately adjacent to the bedroom is this innovative mini office-complete with a storage/display cabinet, and window that opens to the front of the home.

A second bedroom furnishes flexibility of floor space and design, and yet continues the theme of spacious inset view windows that makes this house distinctive.  

By way of illustration, this sweeping hillside view is seen from the front windows of this impressive house. 

 A third bedroom has been converted into a very appealing nursery area.  However, if not needed as a nursery, it could easily be developed as an arts and crafts room, den or private retreat.  

Once again, windows are central to the design of the room.  Here they look out over the garden and patio area.  

A final overhead view of the rear of the house reveals the sweep of the property, and the opportunities that it offers for the family gardener. 

If this dramatic home appeals to you, I invite you to contact me promptly with your questions and interest.  It is being offered for sale for $1,195,000. I can be reached at (510) 5176380.  I look forward to working with you.  

(Listing Courtesy Of  Collette Ford, The Grubb Company)

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