This handsome Mediterranean styled home at 112 Estates Drive in Piedmont offers innovative design inside and out.  It manages to be classic, without being dated.  Built by architect Earl McDonald in 1936, it offers 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and plenty of backyard space.  

  As you walk up the charming walkway, you are enveloped by a pleasant front garden.  A  classic stone stairway, and a cozy porch leads you to a very attractively incised wood front door.  

As you enter the home, you are immediately struck by the entry way that includes unique stone flooring,  a beautiful and dramatic stairway complete with graceful metal railings, and a charming window with a colorful image of a parrot 

An immediate right turn places you in full view of the very impressive living room which boasts a vaulted wood ceiling with exposed beams, a random plank floor, two spacious windows that invite in the warm outdoor light, and the unique brick fireplace that holds a corner space.

The appeal of the fireplace area is combined with the charmingly designed window that offers a colorful glass urn complete with a cat tail decor.  Note the amount space in the room that allows a large side table complete with pleasant lamps and mirror.

 Reversing the view, be sure to notice the built in shelving design to display any special items that you enjoy.  You can also get a better view of the attractive metal railings and the stairway to the upstairs floor.  

 Moving out of the living room towards the rest of the home, you are going to be impressed with this very dramatic stairs with the unique metal railings and stone steps.  It is certainly a centerpiece of the home.

Moving past the staircase you are attracted to the formal dining room that awaits guests.  Its plank wood floors, formal ceiling and french windows make it a perfect place to entertain guests.  A door leads outside to the patio area for post meal relaxation.

Straight through the dining room, and through a door with a very appealing metal entrance gate, is an truly delightful eat-in dining area.  It is a stunner. It has a charming built in wall unit for plate and glass displays, a peaked ceiling highlighted with wooden beams, and three very spacious picture windows that allow a pleasing view of the back yard patio.   

The bright and cheerful kitchen has four expansive windows that draw in light from outside and provide a pleasant view of the backyard patio area.  It has an amazing collection of drawers and cabinets to store whatever may be needed.  It also has a separate counter which could double as a dining nook or computer table.

 The main floor space offers a bedroom and full bath.  Additionally, there is a very appealing home office with fir walls, warm wooden floors, and a pleasant choice of window options, with views to greenery outside.

 While there are many places to entertain friends and neighbors in the home, the downstairs rumpus/family room has to be one of the top choices.  It has a delightful atmosphere with a formal bar and fireplace to add to the ambiance.

 There are four bedrooms, one of which is shown here.  All are warm and welcoming with pleasing light sources, and wooden floors. 

One of the highlights of this home is a delightful and spacious dressing room with plenty of closet space and adjacent large master bathroom.



The adjacent bathroom is truly a dramatic showpiece.  Warm colors, a pleasant ambiance, and plenty of space makes this a special spot.

The home's patio and backyard is another example of the time and planning that has been devoted to this home. Mature trees and gardens abound,  and there is a filtered view through the trees of the city and bay areas.  


 This handsome home has additional features for your consideration. There is plentiful parking space, which is ideal RE/Boat parking, extra family cars, or friends who visit.  There is a detached garage with a workshop and more space can be developed in the full basement of the house.

This ideally located home is just moments from the shops, stores and restaurants of  the Montclair Village, Oaklmore and Glenview neighborhoods.  Highway 13, just above the home, furnishes quick transportation north to Oakland, and Berkeley, and south to San Leandro, and Castro Valley.  It is approximately 4,469 sq.ft. in size, and the asking price is $2,495,000.  

If you would like to learn more about this home, or other homes in Piedmont, please call me at (510)517-6280. I look forward to working with you in your search.   

(Listing courtesy of Matthew Heafey-The Grubb Company)



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