Piedmont Poolside Home For Sale at 12 Littlewood Drive
by Bruce Wagg
on Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 7:00am.
These stunning poolside views evoke remembered vacations trips to popular spots in Tahoe or Los Angeles, but they are conveniently located in a unique home in nearby Piedmont at 12 Littlewood Drive. Sheltered among inviting stepped gardens and restful trees, this home is one that is certainly a joy to return to each evening. It features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very spacious 3627sf +/- of living space.
The living room is awash in light from the large picture windows that open onto a stunning scene of the beautifully tended terraced gardens, and lush pool views. The warm wooden ceilings match the equally appealing hardwood floors. Anchored by a beautifully designed fireplace, the living room is a welcoming site for friends and guests.
No matter what the season, this view can be enjoyed year round- whether it will be Fall leaves or Spring blossoms.
The opposite view of this living room window reveals a number of additional pleasing features. There is a very attractive built in display bookcase which can be used in a variety of ways--for books, or displaying your favorite collectibles. What is even more appealing is a huge wall storage closet to the right of the dining room table. Perfect for storing your fine china and glassware, it is equally flexible for dining linen.
Be sure to note the attractive step entrance to the formal dining room which, true to the concept in the living room, features a spacious picture window affording a beautiful view of the gardens. Skylights above the stairs add even more warmth.
This home boasts a dramatic and updated kitchen. The imaginative angles of the ceiling and the skylight add irresistible appeal to the gourmet kitchen that has been created here. Some of the many amenities here are a very spacious kitchen island that is supplemented with plentiful storage space underneath, a built in work/home office space with its own storage and shelving, glowing wooden floors, and generous workspace for preparing a special meal or entertaining friends.
The charming over the sink window adds additional cheer, and continues the goal of capturing desirable garden and hillside views.
Immediately adjacent to the kitchen is this charming kitchen nook with a door leading to the gardens and patios. There is not doubt that this area is perfect for the casual lunch or quick evening meal. Other uses could include a quiet reading spot or study area.
To the left of the stairway, and adjacent to the dining room, is this warm and inviting family room. So many elements go into making this space unique. A handsome, and well appointed wet bar, an imaginatively designed fireplace, and a view to the pool makes this an ideal spot for entertaining friends and family, or just a place to settle down to relax at the end of the day.
There are 5 bedrooms in the home. Two have been selected for your consideration below. The bedroom below reflects the goal of the home's design-both in the warm woods in the ceiling and floor, and in the spacious views that bring the colors of the gardens inside for your enjoyment.
Out the door to the right of this room is access to a porch that wraps around a portion of the home to allow yet more light, color and sun.
This charming room features a virtually panoramic set of windows to the outside. It is worth noting that the bedrooms are flexible enough in design that one could be easily converted to an office, workroom, or hobby room.
Two bathrooms are shown below, each representing its own unique style. Plentiful sink space and storage space are available with both.
There is an outstanding downstairs in-law unit in the home, as shown here. It has its own separate entrance and outside space, and is instantly appealing. It is highlighted with the expansive storage space on the wall which allows total flexibility as to its use for the resident.
The views to the gardens have been mentioned above. What is illustrated below is the just part of the size and scope of the yard. Notice its terraced plantings, and then be sure to review the very expansive greenery that circles the pool that is seen in the opening pictures above.
If this is the home and lifestyle that appeals to you, I encourage you to contact me promptly regarding this home. Note that Piedmont homes with pools are not abundant, so this will attract special attention. Adding to this asset is the location. Literally located just moments away from charming Montclair Village, the popular shops, restaurants and venues of Lakeshore and Grandlake , Rockridge shopping are nearby.
The home is being offered for sale for $2,695,000. Please call with questions or interest. I can be reached at (510)517-6280.
(Listing Courtesy of Jeffrey Rosenbloom of Marvin Gardens East Bay)