This charming Piedmont brown shingle home is ideally located at 15 Monte Avenue, and not far from the restaurants, and shops of popular Rockridge and Montclair Village.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, and a roomy 2633 sf+/- of living space.  Well established plants and trees highlight the front of the home, and give it immediate curb appeal.   

 A cheerful blue door welcomes visitors into a handsome, well designed brown shingle style home that is a classic, and popular, throughout Piedmont. 

Upon entry, guests are immediately greeted with an extremely spacious and sparkling living room, and an adjacent dining room combination which is perfect for casual living and dining, but is equally suitable for more formal tea or luncheon with multiple guests.  Equally inviting is the exterior balcony shown in both pictures of the room.  

A reverse view gives an excellent view of the truly expansive windows that overlook outside greenery, and the very well placed, and imaginatively designed, central fireplace .

This very attractive dining room is especially well placed for a variety of dining activities.  It could serve as a casual buffet table area for a luncheon on the outside balcony, or for a formal dining event that could serve multiple guests.  

 Just off the dining room is this luminous upgraded kitchen that has so many of the amenities that are desired by the best of cooks.  One of the most preferred is a central island that adds extra space for food preparation.  Even more prep space is available with the variety of stone counter tops.  Add to this the spacious refrigerator, dishwasher and a free standing range/oven, and the list is impressive.  Not to be missed is the welcome skylight just above.  

A reverse angle on the kitchen reveals the space for a cozy eat-in kitchen, a mini-office, and the large amount of storage opportunities at every level that is ideal for placement of favorite serving and cooking pieces.  

Adjacent to the dining and living room is this family room with its impressive and dramatic window treatment that seems to invite the outside gardens outdoors inside to enjoy.  

An opposite angle shows a wide sliding glass door that opens to invite all to the sun dappled outside deck area.  

A full view of the outside deck reveals its immediate appeal.  With views of the captivating garden space, it is a perfect retreat as a quiet afternoon spot for reading with a pleasant a cup of coffee, or perhaps a relaxed breakfast.  

The house has four bedrooms.  Two are being shown for your consideration and review.  The first, above, is impressive in multiple ways.  In addition to being substantial in size, and comfortable in appearance, it features a sliding glass door to yet another balcony in the home that is a true pleasure.  

 This inviting, and private, balcony/deck space is specifically designed to ensure that a restful and pleasing view of the gardens below is available at a moment's notice.  Even more impressive is the Bay area view directly ahead.  

This cheerful bedroom overlooks the gardens, and its handsome wooden floors and pleasing white window trim adds to the charm.    


 The two views of the lower level recreation/rumpus room above reveal yet more space for entertaining.  It is so flexible in its size and floor plan, that it creates opportunities for many different configurations in its use.  

 A rear view of the home illustrates the two balconies and expansive view window that overlooks the well tended gardens that enhance the warmth and appeal of this residence.  

A reverse view reveals the expansive greenery and trees that comprise the property on two separate levels.  Note the set of steps down to the lower garden.  

A final, and always impressive asset, that this home has to offer, is the sweeping San Francisco Bay area view.  There is not a time of the day, or season of the year, when this will not be a pleasure to view. 

This home is being offered for sale for $1,500,000. If this home interests you, I would encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  I look forward to working with you.  

(Listing Courtresy of Anian Tunney, The Grubb Company)


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