This traditional classic at 4 Sierra Avenue in Piedmont  is one that has to be known to anyone who lives in Piedmont.  Located on a corner lot, and across from Piedmont Park, it has been admired by residents, school children and visitors for many years.   Whether viewed from the front, or from the gardens in back, it is a truly graceful home.  It features 6 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths in an extremely spacious living area of approximately 3689 sf.  ( It is important to note that there is currently 1800sf of undeveloped attic that is not included in the 3689sf  just mentioned, which can offer multiple possibilities for further expansion.)  

Upon opening its dramatic front door, you are welcomed by a stylish stairway to the second floor, gleaming hardwood floors, and gracious French doors leading off the entryway.  


Immediately off this handsome hallway is the home's living room, which offers pleasing light from the multiple windows that enclose the room.  There is no doubt that the dramatic fireplace is the central attraction in this room.  Be sure to note the garden access to the left of the view.  

Classic architectural features here included gorgeous crown molding, hardwood floors, and winning window treatments.  Also in place is wall to wall carpeting, 

The nearby dining room is all you would expect it to be.  Winning window treatments with shutters, subtle wallpaper, rich crown molding and hardwood floors,  All contribute to a wonderful ambiance for formal (or even casual) dining and entertainment.

This exceedingly spacious and updated kitchen is truly the heart of the home, and offers so many amenities.  The central island is useful and appealing, and, as seen, can double as a breakfast bar.  Note the expansive counter space, and very imaginative ceiling treatment.

The floor plan allows space for a breakfast nook for casual dining, and a direct path to the outside patios and gardens, should you want to entertain, or enjoy a quiet meal outside.  


There are six bedrooms.  Three are shown here for your review and consideration.  Offered in each  of these rooms is wall to wall carpeting, plentiful and cheerful window space.   Each room makes its own design statement

Note the stylish bathroom with the complimentary design concept that is in place. 


Two additional rooms are available, and offer excellent flexibility as to their use.  Located on the ground floor, the first is what appears to be a rumpus or family room.  However, it could also be an office or media room.  

An additional room is the library.  Equally flexible as to its use, it opens onto the beautifully groomed back yard with its long established trees and greenery. 

There are so many locations in this home where you can spend time enjoying the spacious gardens.  Here is an outdoor spot for perhaps a more formal tea or luncheon.

As you can see from the second introductory photo, the garden area is a true delight.  It is extremely appealing, spacious and flexible.

For a reference, a site plan has been made available.  It especially highlights the amount of yard space this property holds.  Note the location of a hot tub on the back deck. 

This residence has so very much to offer, and, additionally, the flexibility to create even more opportunities for gracious living.  It is being offered for sale for $3,500,000.  I would encourage you to call me promptly about this home at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Sarah Abel of Bhg Highland Partners)

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