This handsome home with its imaginative double door entryway and circular pathway is located close to central Piedmont, and just moments from Montclair at 120 Caperton Avenue.  It features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2581 sf+/- of living space.  The entryway is additionally unique because directly opposite, are the doors to the spacious and private patio area for the home.  

As you tour the residence, you will become aware of the commitment that has been made to create the unique and captivating gardens that surround the home.  This plan was possible because of the expansive size of the lot-approximately 7026 sf.  

To the left of the doorway entrance is this warm and inviting living room that is built around an attractive central fireplace. Note that the fireplace is  flanked on either side by tall, slender, matched windows with a view to the outside.  Additional light comes streaming in through the large windows that look out on the patio.  

 The comfortable and welcoming living room is a perfect spot for entertaining, and perhaps enjoying a pre-meal appetizer before transitioning to the adjacent formal dining room.  It is always pleasant  to gather around the inviting fireplace on a cool winter evening and enjoy time with friends.

 The formal dining room is especially appealing.  With generous room for a central table and at least 6 chairs, it provides a wall of mirrored decorative glass, which will reflect back the exterior gardens, and the warm candlelight of an evening meal.  

There is ample room for a buffet/server here, and, on pleasant, sunny afternoons and evenings, the large doors can be opened to invite in the scents and beauty of the lush greenery just outside.  

This expansive kitchen is up to the demands of even the fussiest of chefs.  An updated range/cooktop and refrigerator, a built in microwave, and plentiful workspace make this ideal for meal preparation.  The bright white walls and warmly colored hardwood floors add a special ambiance to the room.  Most impressive, however, has to be the expansive walls of cabinets and glass door units that are available.  What an fitting place to display your favorite glassware and china, and store your best serving pieces.  

The cozy eat in kitchen area is perfect for a casual breakfast or lunch, and a place to share conversation with the cook while meals are being prepared.  A floor to ceilng view window adds to the charm of the space.

A reverse view captures the depth of the kitchen, the comfortable counter working space, the built in oven, and a portion of a very generously sized box bay windows that look onto the patio.  The far end is the laundry room space.  

While there are days that enjoying the patio is delight, there are times when the weather will not permit.  On those days, this cheerful family room, immediately adjacent to the kitchen is a perfect alternate spot.  Close to the kitchen and the chef, it opens out onto the patio through generous sliding glass doors.  

There are three bedrooms in the home which will be shown here for your consideration.  The first, is devoted to enjoying all the outside gardens have to offer.  Two spacious balcony windows with iron railings create an amazing indoor/outdoor ambiance which is delightful, and also flexible for the various weather patterns in the area.  It has space for multiple floor plan configurations and amenities. 

This charming second bedroom continues the concept of indoor/outdoor living with the creation of a wide view balcony.  The room is spacious enough to include two chairs, and a dressing table, but has other combination options, as well.

 There are three bathrooms in total.  Two on the ground floor, and one on the lower level.  Shown above is an impressive second floor bathroom.  Gleaming tile work combines with imaginative lighting to create this gleaming scene.  Note the generous shower size, and the expansive counter space available.  Examine the full counter length mirror located over twin sinks.  With plenty of workspace between the sinks, and multiple storage units beneath, it is a truly handsome room. 

Just off the patio is this very flexible library area.  While it is currently well conceived as a family/library/media room, it could easily be converted into a bedroom should the need arise, raising the bedroom count to four.  

Another bedroom on the ground floor has been developed into this stunning bedroom/bathroom combination which is distinctively different from the others.  Sleek, modern lines are seen here, and the design manages merge both rooms into a seamless package.  

The home is built around this unique patio.  Basic in its creation, it is that simplicity which complements the rest of the home with its light and open layout.  This is especially effective when compared to color of the generous gardens that surround it.  

This view, and the view below, truly illustrate the meaning of a garden retreat.  Lush with trees, plants and ground cover, it is a quiet oasis for a quiet cup of tea, and a place to read a book, or just reflect on events of the day.  

 This well placed home is now available, and is being offered for sale for $2,200,000.  If this home, or any other in the area, has piqued your interest, I encourage you to call me with your questions and interests.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Anian Tunney of The Grubb Company)

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