This handsome home at 622 Highland Avenue has been a landmark in Piedmont since it was first built in 1909-just one year after renown architect Albert Farr's new downtown development enhanced the city center. If you have lived in Piedmont for any time, you have no doubt noticed this captivating home. It truly reflects the elegance of its era, and shows a real pride of ownership.  It's gracious interior includes 7 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths and has a living space of approximately 8038 sf.  

In a time when a spacious front porch was considered a social asset, and often a place to visit with neighbors on a quiet afternoon, this lovely front porch still has that inviting ambiance.

The wide front door opens to reveal a welcoming receiving hall, complete with an attractive chandelier, an impressive and sturdy staircase, and doors leading you to the many separate rooms that are available for use.

Guests are welcomed into a truly dramatic living room that is designed to impress.  It has  gorgeous wooden beams that contrast beautifully with the off white ceiling. Additionally, beautiful wood wainscoting  and hardwood floors add to the warmth of the room.  Notice the pocket doors in different rooms on the main floor.  

The winning and handsomely designed windows invite in plentiful light, and the central fireplace adds to the pleasant ambiance of the room.  

Continuing the same elegant theme, the dining room is just steps away with its own signature fireplace.  

A special room that very appealing, and always in demand, is this beautiful study/library with built in bookcases and a cozy fireplace.  Note the ceiling moulding, and the plus of a door that leads outside to let in additional light, or to invite the outside in.

With a home this size, you would expect, and certainly get,  a very spacious kitchen.  This kitchen is updated, and includes a stone counter and a breakfast nook. 

This huge home has 7 bedrooms, three of which are shown here as a sampling of their charm and variety.  

Here is just one of the 5 1/2 bathrooms throughout the home for your consideration.  

The size of this home allows for many varied uses.  Below, a very spacious area is being used as a child's playroom, and it could be added to for more fun, or could easily be converted into yet another use.  

The same could be said of this huge ground floor rumpus room space.  Although it is being used effectively now, other uses or configurations are certainly possible and appealing.

If you would like this home to be your new address, contact me promptly with your interest.  It is being offered for sale for $4,195,000.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.

(Listing Courtesy of Anian P. Tunney, The Grubb Company)

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