This inviting home, with its classical Cape Cod style architecture, possesses immediate curb appeal.  Located at 39 Wildwood Avenue in Piedmont, it features all that makes this home style distinctive- full shingle siding, gabled dormers, a symmetrical appearance with a centered front entry, and simple exterior ornamentation.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a comfortably sized 2770 +/- sf of living space.  

This dramatic entry feature a gracefully arched front door that reflects the curvature in the front steps.  The covered entryway is flanked on either side by a pair of mullioned glass windows with matching trim.


The spacious entry begins to reveal some of the charm of the home. It is highlighted by an elegant stairwell to the second floor, and a central entry table, Guests are invited to move into the living room to the left, or the dining room to the right.  The warmly colored hardwood floors will be seen regularly throughout the residence.  

This glowing living room features light flowing in from every window in the room-the focal point of which is the virtually floor to ceiling bay window in the front of room.   Anchored by a handsome fireplace, the size of the room provides multiple opportunities to create a personalized living space that will reflect one's unique design concepts.  

 Moving from the living room through the entry hall to the dining room, visitors will discover this imaginative, and useful, office nook with built in desk.  

This dining room is timeless in appeal, and offers all the amenities expected to provide a  gracious dining experience.   It will accommodate a large dining table with accompanying seating, and still retain space for either a simple serving table as seen here, or just as easily accommodate a full sized buffet server.  Additionally, this room perfectly represents the quality of construction that is seen throughout the residence.  Each window, door, and entryway is provided with rich wooden trim, accompanied by crown moulding and floor moulding.


 Immediately adjacent to the dining room is this dramatically updated kitchen that is stunning in its size and utility.  Any chef would appreciate the thought that was given to make this the most flexible and inviting space possible.  The  expansive white counter top, and the gleaming subway tiles on the far wall, combine with the multiple skylights to create this gleaming workspace.  Amenities here include a gas range/cooktop, a dishwasher, an ice maker hookup, a microwave, refrigerator, and a breakfast bar.  


A reverse perspective reveals the generous counter space which doubles a dining space and preparation space.  Directly across are the windows and doors of the family room which open to the outside deck and gardens, allowing easy passage of food from the kitchen.

Adjacent to the kitchen, is this cozy dining spot which is ideal for a casual luncheon or simple supper . 

Just off to the right of the kitchen is this striking, and very inviting, family room.  It is ideal for pleasant get together with friends, or as a base for a larger party when guests can wander in and out from the backyard on a pleasant afternoon.  The stylish skylights add even more brilliance and charm to an already splendid ambiance.  

There are four bedrooms in the house  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first is graceful in design, with the two gently angled ceilings at the head of the bed framing and highlighting a view window,  A pair of French doors open to a handsome balcony at the front of the residence.

One of 3 1/2 bathrooms is seen here.  Its white and grey color theme are cheerful and pleasing, as is a large stall shower and stylish sink.  

 A generously sized second bedroom is seen here, and illustrates the pleasant combination of warmly colored wooden floors with the exceptional and  crisp white trim that is seen around the windows, door, and ceiling.  It has more than enough space for a desk and side chair, or perhaps two soft sided chairs and a window seat.   

A third bedroom reveals an en suite format, view window, and a full sized closet.  

The rear of the home provides a pleasant wooden deck and grassy picnic area that is perfect for a relaxing sunny afternoon.   It is worthy of note that this residence is extremely well located, and just moments from the shops, cafes, and restaurants of Grand and Lakeshore Avenues, the Grand Lake Theater, and the very popular Saturday Farmers Market.  Freeway access for trips to the Oakland or San Francisco is equally comfortable.  

If this home, or another in the area interests you, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions regarding it.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $2,295, 000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Julie Gardner and Sarah Abel of Compass Real Estate)

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