This well located Piedmont home has delightful curb appeal.  The imaginatively placed concrete steps are surrounded by popular grasses and succulents, and create a pleasant pathway to the stylish front door.  Located at 30 Blair Place, just above downtown Piedmont, and just moments from the popular shops and restaurants of Montclair and Rockridge, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in approximately 2454 sf of living space.  

Stepping through the front door into the living room, one is immediately aware that this home truly represents many of the basic concepts of mid-century architecture.  These would include simplicity, open space, walls of glass, and integration with nature.  The living room incorporates all of these features, and just glows from end to end with the light through the multiple panes of glass. The room is anchored by a dramatic fireplace that is captivating in its design. 

A wider view accentuates the space available, and the impressive exterior deck just outside will immediately draw guests to relax and enjoy the space as it was meant to be- next to nature. 

An additional view shows the warmly colored hardwood floors, and the clever way the fireplace additionally functions as a divider between the living and dining rooms.  

This dining room is exceptionally flexible.  It is equally suitable for a formal sit down dinner,  or can just as easily be used as a base for a buffet meal when dining outside on the deck.  

 A reverse view shows the two large glass doors that open to the outside deck area. 

 This spacious deck, with glass side panels designed to enhance the views, sits high atop the lower garden area, and provides additional views of the surrounding trees and homes.  

 An additional view shows the location of the doors to the dining room, and a corner of the deck that could be a cozy retreat if desired.  

Two views below illustrate the sparkling kitchen that is available.  The plentiful window space over the built in desk area, coupled with the incoming light above sink and the skylights all add to the glow.  Additional amenities include a stone counter, a freestanding range/oven and softly colored flooring.  

 A slightly different view shows the cleverly created eat-in dining area that is perfect for a quick bite, or as a cozy spot to visit with the cook while meals are being prepared.  

There are three bedrooms on the main floor.  The one above is roomy, and flexible in its design.  It already has room for a roomy bed and chest of drawers, and could easily accommodate a soft chair at the window.  

 The second bedroom is equally attractive, and has a pleasant view to the outside greenery.  Because the home has four bedrooms, it this room is not needed immediately as a bedroom, it could easily be converted into an office, den, or an imaginative work space if needed.   


This roomy third bedroom has generous space, wide picture windows, and a great exterior view.  

Moving to the lower level, there is a very appealing family room complete with its own fireplace, delightful garden views, and a door leading outside, allowing one to transition to the exterior patio area.   

Just off the family room is this extremely handsome, and flexible fourth bedroom.  The shelving is an additional plus in that it makes this room easily convertible into an spacious office space with room for books, and any and all other relevant materials that might be needed.  

This sparkling and stylish bathroom is yet another asset to be found on the lower level. 

A wide view of the back yard shows the two levels of the home that are designed for relaxation and entertainment, and the abundant, and well established, greenery that compliments the effect.  


A slightly different angle reveals the lush greenery and well established garden space behind the home.

This residence is being offered for sale for $1,995,000.  If this graceful home appeals to you, or another has caught your eye,  I encourage you call me promptly with your questions and interests. I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.


 (Listing Courtesy of Douglas Lambert, Compass Real Estate)


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