This recently redesigned home in Piedmont at 312 Scenic Avenue, is most certainly centered around this striking San Francisco Bay Area view seen just outside these windows, and throughout the house.   It features 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 1412 s.f. of living space.  It is located just moments from all of the popular shopping and dining venues in the area including Montclair, and Lakeshore and Grand Lake Avenues

 There is no question that the hills of Piedmont are ideally located to provide this stunning and extraordinary view.  The home is perfectly placed so that residents can enjoy this panorama, no matter what the time of day.  

Gracefully curved front steps lead guests to the imaginatively designed wooden front door with a trio of opaque inset panels.  

The entry opens up to rooms full of gleaming light.  Complimenting this is the warmth of the golden brown colored front door, large entry closets, and hardwood floors.  

As guests arrive, and move to the living room, they will be instantly aware of the sweeping exterior views.  This awareness is enhanced by the simplicity and grace of the living room decorating scheme.  The white walls contrast dramatically with the dark fireplace hearth, and the wall to ceiling bookcase and display cabinets are neutral enough to cause the focus to be to the exterior .

 To the left of the entryway is the dining area and kitchen.  The space is imaginatively separated from the living room by  clear panels on either side of the stairs that lead to the lower level.    

Ideally placed between the living room and the kitchen, the dining area is easily adapted to casual dining, or a more formal seating when preferred.  It features distinctive bench seating which has been combined with a spacious, yet simple, dining set.  The doors to the exterior porch open easily to the outside, providing an opportunity for an outdoor luncheon, barbeque, or just a quiet breakfast .

 A view towards the updated kitchen reveals a central island that combines a food preparation workspace for the chef with an eat-in kitchen format for breakfast or simple lunch.  Be sure to notice the plentiful recessed lighting, and supplemental lighting throughout the home, and as is also seen here. 

A closer perspective of the kitchen reveals expansive cabinet space placed at every level, plus a better view of the handsome stone counter.  Additional amenities include a gas range/cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave.  

There are two bedrooms in the home.  The first, seen here, and is bright and airy, with comfortable floor space for imaginative floor plans.  There is no question, however, that this room is designed to highlight the marvelous outside scenery that is visible at any hour through the large sliding glass doors.  

Not many homes offer bedrooms that are combined with a private deck revealing the the extensive scenes as seen here.  

Close by is this stellar bathroom that has been cleverly renovated to include a shower with built in bench, a large and graceful tub, and roomy sink.  

The second bedroom is en suite, and provides flexible shelving that is perfect for books, collectibles or clothing.  Its cheerful, well lit bathroom is equally flexible with additional storage space and a roomy sink.  


Up until now, there have been portions of the outside deck in view through the living and dining room windows.  Above is a complete overview of what living at this hillside home will be like.  What a pleasure to be able to step outside and enjoy this panorama year round, day or night.  

Below the decks is this impressive terraced backyard, which adds charm and opportunity for the dedicated gardener.

 An overhead view of the residence gives a true picture of its ideal location above the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, and the Bay area .  

If this is a home that you would like to know more about, or another has caught your attention, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding your interest. The home is being offered for sale for $1,395,000.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Company)

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