This handsome home is located at 4 Pala Avenue in the heart of Piedmont, and offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 2375 sf of living space.   It has immediate, and very impressive, curb appeal with its stunning front gardens, and low border walls that provide private space just inside the engaging front gate.  

Guests are welcomed into this lovely garden space that is generous in size, and creative in design.  A front portico with impressive cross beams and splendid side columns reflect the distinctive architectural presence of this residence.  An inviting patio space is perfectly placed for a morning brunch or afternoon tea.  

The living room is highlighted by a large window that provides soft light for the space.  The off white walls reflect the light into the room, and the exposed beamed ceiling overhead adds more elegance to an already pleasant atmosphere.  

An additional perspective reveals the stately central fireplace and adjacent built in bookcase to the right.  Both the beautifully trimmed mantel and surround of the fireplace, and the generous and richly trimmed windows and doors, reveal the commitment to the quality of construction that will be seen throughout the home.  

Just off the living room is this classically designed formal dining room that is typical of its era.  Spacious and serene, it features a built in buffet sideboard with expansive glass display cabinets that provide an ideal site for both storing and displaying favored glassware and china.  

This room furnishes one of the best example of the quality woodworking that is seen throughout the residence.  From the previously mentioned sideboard, to the high wainscoting on the side walls, the crown moulding, and generous door and window trim, it is obvious that their combination elevates this room to a true elegance. 

Just outside of the dining room is this cheerful, sunny breakfast nook that is perfectly placed next to the kitchen. It has its own built in window seat.  An ideal site for enjoying a quick breakfast or casual luncheon.   

A reverse view of the breakfast nook illustrates the large window above it that reveals the lush garden greenery just outside.  Also seen here, and above, are the many amenities that are available in the kitchen that should please a dedicated home chef.  Included are a dishwasher, a gas range cooktop, a refrigerator and a pantry cabinet, and generous work and storage space. Straight ahead, and to the left ,is the family room. 

This cheerful off white family room is a perfect spot for relaxing and entertaining.  Just off the gardens, which are accessible though the glass windowed door to the right, the room features an impressive built in bookcase that can easily house and display favorite books, art and collectibles.  Board games and media material are equally at home here.   

There are four bedrooms upstairs in the home.  One larger bedroom is revealed here that is gleaming in the natural light from generous  side windows.  With plentiful space for a comfortably sized bed, a chest of drawers and side tables, it is located next to a truly delightful en suite bathroom on the left.  

There are 2 1/2 bathrooms in the residence, but this one has to be the most impressive.  A virtual wall of windows reveals the engaging and long established colorful trees that edge the property.  A lengthy counter space combined with additional seating or display space to the left, makes this a delightful asset to the home.  

The abundantly planted back yard is centered around this delightful garden house--a perfect and private retreat on a sunny afternoon. 

If living in this enchanting garden home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly with your interest at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $1,995,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Company)

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