This handsome traditionally styled home, with its dramatic peaked roof, and many, and varied, view windows, is exceptionally well located in central Piedmont at 188 Mountain Avenue.  It is just moments from both downtown and Piedmont Park.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very spacious 2864 sf of living space.  

Upon entering the home, guests are welcomed by this warm and very gracious living room that captures exterior light from every source in the room.

 An expansive picture window is coupled with two paired and  multipaned side windows to create a wall of light with a view to the front of the home.  Additional windows above the fireplace add yet more glow.

A central fireplace commands the room, and the generous seating space around it creates a  perfect location for entertaining guests.

A matching pair of cabinets on either side of the fireplace are ideal for storage of books, games, or favorite keepsakes, combine with the fireplace mantel to offer display space for one's special collectibles, art and pictures.   

Just steps away is the home's dining room that awaits guests when dinner is being served.  This home offers a traditional distinction of separate rooms for separate activities that is still chosen by many as a style choice.  

The richly colored hardwood floors are to be found throughout the home, and their warm shading provides a pleasing contrast to the brighter white walls.  

The placement of the dining room easily serves multiple purposes, as will soon be seen.  First, it is just off the living room offering a service of an evening meal or pleasant luncheon as indicated above, but it is also located between the delightful sun room and the kitchen, as will be seen below.  

A  slightly different perspective of the dining room reveals its built in buffet server and the generous storage cabinets below that can easily hold one's favorite china, silverware and many additional serving pieces. 

Directly above the server is a wall of windows with views to the exterior greenery.  

Immediately adjacent is this very engaging sunroom which was often a staple in a home of this quality.  It was, and is now, a perfect place for one to sit, read a book that might be stored on the adjacent bookcase, or perhaps to invite a friend to join one in an afternoon cup of tea.  

Worth noting, here and throughout each room the home, is the imaginative and impressive use of supplemental wood trim that adds an extra layer of charm and quality to each room in the residence.  Seen here is a very pleasing open beam ceiling.  

Just steps away, in the opposite direction, is the home's kitchen that can provide easy access for the serving of one's specially prepared meals.  

This gleaming updated kitchen is a delight for those who enjoy entertaining.  There are multiple solid surface stone counters for meal preparation, storage spaces of every type, and at any level, a gas range/cooktop, a built in self cleaning oven, and a dishwasher.  

A reverse perspective reveals a sunny eat in kitchen that awaits a colorful table and chair set to match the indoor and outdoor views that surround it.  

This perfect ambiance is created by the combination of indoor lighting and outdoor sunshine.  A pair of French doors open to a large, and very inviting deck, and food service to either location is a breeze.  

This sunny wooden deck sits high above the substantial garden below, and is large enough to accommodate a special party or event with ease.  

A handsome stairwell with an adjoining and charming bench seat invites one upstairs to the second floor, and all that it has to offer.  

There are three bedrooms on the second level, but the primary suite, seen here, is truly remarkable .  Substantial in size, it is a very personal living space that offers so many amenities for one's comfort.  

A wide bench placed directly underneath four wide picture windows creates a unique and inviting space that is surrounded by especially desirable bookcase units that can, and in this case, has been, adopted for use for display of ones favorite collectibles.  

An overhead open beam ceiling overhead adds yet more enhancement to this already inspired space.  

A personal en suite bathroom is just steps away, and is warmly lit by its own window.  

Also directly off the suite is a private and personal dressing room with multiple closet and storage spaces for one's use.  

The second bedroom continues the theme of comfortable living and prime living space.  The richly colored hardwood floors harmonize perfectly with the soft grey walls and white trim around the space, as is seen here, and directly below.  

Just steps away is this sparkling living space that is being utilized as a home office.  Facing west, it captures the beauty of the cities of the Bay area below.  

What a pleasure to be able to enjoy this perspective every day from one's own private viewing site. 

Another second floor bathroom is available, and its dual sinks, tub and shower, and the vertical storage space makes it an ideal addition.  

The third bedroom is glowing with light from its own set of personal window panels.  

The lower level, seen here, has a large living space that is perfect for a family room, and is currently being used as such.  French doors open out onto the inviting back yard, encouraging a free flow from one space to another -ideal for parties, special events, or just a lazy day of relaxing.  

Also on this lower level is a bedroom/office combination that has its own access to the garden.  

Just off the two rooms seen above is this private shaded patio area that can be used separately, or in combination with the outdoor seating space seen below.  

The view of the home's rear yard reveals a private, fully fenced, exterior living space with well established trees and a brick based seating area that easily accommodates a large outdoor entertainment site.  

For those who enjoy the traditional, quality of design and construction, and generous living space, this home in Piedmont is especially worthy of consideration.

It is being offered for sale for $2,195,000.  Please call me promptly with your interest and questions at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Matthew Heafey of Compass)

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