Pleasant Piedmont Hillside Home Now Available at 140 Saint James Drive
by Bruce Wagg
on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 7:32am.
This comfortable home is nestled among the trees on a hill in Piedmont, and while it seems pleasantly remote, it is just moments from downtown Piedmont and Montclair Village. Located at 140 Saint James Drive, it offers 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in approximately 2567sf of imaginative living space.
The indoors and outdoors seem to mix pleasantly here with the presence of a very spacious patio, and multiple windows and doors that open easily to gardens, long established trees, and pleasant greenery. What a delightful place for relaxing, or as a quiet retreat for morning coffee.
While you are aware of the multiple windows and doors in this home when you arrive to visit, you are immediately impressed by their effect from the inside. The white ceilings and walls reflect the sparkling light that seems to come from every angle, adding warmth and cheer to each room.
The imaginative peaked ceiling, with its dramatic wooden beams, give extra space to an already generous living room. The room is centered around a spacious fireplace, and then opens off onto multiple French doors that lead to the outdoors-either to the comfortable patio, or to a graceful wraparound deck.
A reverse view from the fireplace shows the impressive interior and exterior design of this expansive home. What an impressive home for entertaining, or just relaxing among the long established shade trees. An extra asset is a built in wet bar.
As mentioned above, this home is perfect for hosting guests and parties. So many spots are ideal for serving food and entertaining. Should you want to plan a small dinner party, this handsome dining room, with its warm random planked wooden flooring, and multiple view windows, would be perfect.
Every homeowner would love to have the handsome chef's kitchen that is shown below. This cheerful kitchen, with its white wall tiles, upgraded appliances, and plentiful storage, is welcoming and efficient. Notice the clever dutch door at the end of the room leading outside.
A reverse view highlights the multiple upgradings in appliances, the flexible workspaces, and the additional storage for your best china and glassware or cooking supplies. The door ahead leads to a warm and welcoming family room.
The family room, just off the kitchen, is centered around an always pleasing bay window garden view. While this room is pleasant as it is now, it could, if needed, be easily converted into a study, den or media room.
There are three bedrooms in the home. The master bedroom, shown below, is very expansive, and, as such, invites creativity in the use of the space. Additionally, it includes an en suite bathroom.
Who can resist the appeal of this of display of light and color from the windows to the outside? The elegant wall to wall carpeting adds yet more value to the space.
The main floor features yet another pleasant bedroom and adjacent bathroom. It would be worth a moment to view the home's floorplan that has been included below to get a full sense of the space and opportunities available with each of the above rooms.
Through the use of the above mentioned floorplan, you can see that there are three rooms on the lower floor. The first is this charming bedroom, with mirrored closet doors that reflect the location of an adjacent bathroom, and what could be a small office or hobby room.
This charming space, at the bottom of the stairs that lead from the front room, awaits only one's imagination as to its use. While cozy, it can be very flexible, and seems well suited to its current use as a small office.
This above mentioned enclosed floorplan is ideal to give you a true sense of the size and scope of this engaging home. Please call with any questions that you might have regarding it.
There is charm throughout this house. As indicated below, it is ideally located close to shopping and transportation, and offers a Piedmont school education, It is being offered for sale for $1,695,000, and I encourage you to contact me promptly regarding this or any other home that interests you. I can be reached at (510)517-6280.
(Listing Courtesy of Matthew Heafey, the Grubb Company)