These handsome courtyard gates below welcome you to a dramatic English Tudor Style home that has been renovated throughout.  Every room reflects charm and grace.  Located at 288 Saint James Drive in Piedmont, it offers an amazingly spacious 3999 sf +/- of living space, in which are found 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths.  


The pleasing front yard is a welcoming introduction to the traditional architectural design of this home.  Note the many, many, creatively placed windows, dormers, and the brick and wood trim that reflect the Tudor theme of the home.  


An inviting entryway welcomes family and guests with beamed ceilings, a handsome staircase, and a charming front door.

The living room to your left upon entry, features the Tudor theme in both the living and dining room.  Hardwood floors and beamed ceilings add architectural significance to both of these rooms, and the windows face out to gentle garden space.  

The formal dining room offers French doors to the expansive backyard gardens, and the mullioned window treatment just adds more charm to the atmosphere.

All homes of this size deserve, and usually offer, an expansive kitchen area for formal  entertaining and casual dining  This kitchen is no exception.  It is important to note that this beautifully renovated kitchen has numerous admirable qualities.  In addition to the center island shown below,  are stainless appliances, and built in glass front cabinets allow display of special china and glassware

This special coffee and wine bar shown below is just steps from a very comfortable family room.

The roomy family room is awash in light and comfort, and features doors that open onto the garden.  

As indicated at the outset, there are 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths. (One of these bedrooms and baths is included in a guest home which is mentioned below)  By way of example, two of the main home's bedrooms, and two of the baths are shown here for your consideration.


Both bathrooms shown below illustrate the dramatic upgrades that have been developed in this home.

Moving to the outside, there is ample space for gracious entertaining, or for quiet reflection to the sound of the gentle fountain.  Well established trees provide a serene background setting.

Other backyard amenities include an expansive outdoor fireplace and BBQ area.

An additional, and very pleasing, asset to the yard is a handsome guest house-just right for a cozy stay.

If this home appeals to you, or you would like to see similar homes, be sure to contact me promptly at (510) 517-6280.  Additional features not shown, but to be noted,  are a a home office with a built in desk and shelves. a wine cellar and a media room.  This gem is being offered for sale for $3,250,000.   

(Listing Courtesy Of Debbi DiMaggio Betta of Bhg Highland Partners)

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