Located at 328 Jerome Avenue in Piedmont, this handsome home is immediately pleasing when viewed from the exterior.  A great deal of thought has been going into creating the subtle things that make it unique.  Note the impressive overhanging eaves that provide protection from sun and weather, and  the multiple graceful exterior wall reliefs found around the structure.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and an outstanding Piedmont location. 

 A wide and welcoming front porch awaits guests.  Centered around a large front door with matching glass panels on either side, it creates an immediate impression of quality yet to come.  

Upon entry, a spacious and handsome foyer awaits.  There is more than ample space for a guests as they enter, with yet additional room for an attractive side table and mirror, and coat closet.  

While there are so many elements to consider when viewing the living room for the first time, one of the most captivating has to be the dramatic arched open beam ceiling that adds drama to the room.  Couple that with the stately fireplace that commands the end of the room, and the effect is quite irresistible.  Of note are the wooden wall panels that surround the fireplace.  On the left side is open shelving for display of books or collectibles, and to the right side is a built in storage cabinet that can be used for serving beverages and/or the storing fine glassware for entertaining.  

 This is an very spacious living area, and, as such, is very flexible in its use.  The large front picture window and the opposite window with a central window surrounded by a pair of vertical panes, are both perfect staging areas for inviting furniture, side chairs and various coffee and side tables.  

Just across from the living room is this gracious dining room that is awaiting guests for a pleasant meal or luncheon.  Multiple windows allow in glowing light to enter from many sources, and its size provides ample space to accommodate a generous dining table and chairs.   

As with all the rooms in this home, this room has impressive wooden trim around the windows, doors and floors.  Add to that the elegant ceiling, and half wainscoting along the walls, and you have an inviting place to dine.  

 Immediately adjacent to the dining room is this cheerful kitchen offering a comfortable work space with plentiful storage space for favorite serving pieces and cooking utensils.  

A slightly different angle of the kitchen reveals large windows that look out over the greenery, and an adjacent eat-in kitchen area that is just right for the casual lunch or early morning breakfast.  

 A view of the eat-in kitchen nook reveals a cozy spot to relax and enjoy a garden view, or a place to sit and converse with the cook as meals are being prepared.  A sliding glass door smoothly opens to the spacious back patio area.  

 Stepping to the right of the nook, guests can move freely into this expansive wood paneled family den.  There is a great deal of flexibility in its use, as can be seen here.  A sliding glass window opens to serve food or beverages to the outside dining area, and there is plentiful seating space for conversing with friends while moving comfortably inside our outside depending on the need.  

Moving upstairs, one discovered three comfortable bedrooms .  The largest is this master bedroom with a master retreat area directly opposite the bed.  Be sure to note the decorative wood trim throughout the room, the warmly colored hardwood wooden floors, the retreat's left wall of closet and storage space, and the inviting sofas and chair space.   

Since all three bedrooms are on the upper floor, the multiple windows in each room allows a pleasant view of the tree lined street on which the home is located.  The charming wood trim around the window adds more appeal. 

 The third bedroom combines all the pluses of the second, but has an extra treat in store.  The doorway shown here opens onto a delightful sun porch located just steps away .  

 This sun porch area has to be one of the best surprises in the home.  Eminently practical, it can be configured into so many uses.  While a use as a  sun porch is certainly one of the options, it is equally useful as an office, study, workroom, or crafts room.  


Also located on the second floor is this gleaming master bathroom with stall shower, tub, and a central sink with storage space .

The rear of the home features two levels of dining and entertainment areas.  The first is shown here as an outside patio, and the other, just off the den and eat-in kitchen is a flexible and spacious porch that is just right for larger events.  

 An additional view of the combination of the porch and patio area illustrating its size and versatility.  

If this handsome home, with its many amenities, appeals to you, I encourage you to contact me promptly at (510)517-6280 with your questions and interest.  It has 2096 sf +/- of living space, and is being offered for sale for $1,500,000.  I look forward to working with you to find your perfect Piedmont home.  

(Listing Courtesy of George Karsant of Coldwell Banker Residential)

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