This delightful home located at 175 Ronada Avenue in Piedmont, radiates curb appeal.  Its multi-level  white windows, with their accompanying shutters, combined with a shade trees and well established greenery, create an outstanding first impression.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and an outstanding Piedmont location that is not far from downtown Piedmont, or the shopping centers of Rockridge, Piedmont Avenue and Montclair.

 A colorful and elegant front door welcomes visitors into a comfortable home that is equally designed for both relaxed living, and formal entertaining.  Be sure to note, as you move through the home, the abundance of rich hardwood flooring, and desirable wood trim around all floors, doors and windows.  

An impressive entryway staircase adds yet more style to the first impression of the home.  

 The living room is immediately welcoming, and it is centered around the commanding central fireplace and built in bookcases.  This floor plan was expected in homes of this era, with the goal of offering a relaxing, yet semi-formal place to entertain guests.  Be sure to note the extensive wood trim in the ceiling, and around the windows and doors.  An additional plus is the glass door that lead to the outside deck to allow enjoyment of the gardens.  

A closer view of the impressive fireplace and bookcases reveals how flexible its use can be.  While the fireplace can certainly produce warmth on a chilly evening, the paired bookcases offer so many opportunities for their use.  Books of various sizes can be placed here, but also collectibles, small works of art, and favored glassware are all available options.  

 To the right of the entry is this very appealing dining room, complete with two very expansive view windows to the outside greenery.  Homes of this era were always expected to have a formal dining room, and this one meets the expectations in a special way.

Just steps from the kitchen, this pleasant dining room is flexible enough for a larger table if needed, and it is uniquely true to its era with the presence of the large built in buffet server below the smaller window. 

Neatly tucked into a corner below a small window, this buffet server looks comfortably in place.  With plentiful storage for serving pieces, silverware and linen, it cleverly reserves a serving space for the many impressive meals to come.

Stepping into the adjacent kitchen, one is immediately surprised by all it has to offer. In addition to the dramatic contrast of black and white, it has been impressively updated in a manner that should please the most demanding of chefs.   Be sure to note the substantial stone counter space that should make meal preparation a breeze. There is generous floor space, and additional room for an eat-in table and chair set.  

A review of  amenities reveals double Thermador ovens, a 5 burner gas range, a Bosch dishwasher, a Fisher & Paykel refrigerator and a pantry.  In addition, storage abounds at every level for your best cookware and serving pieces. 

Immediately off the kitchen is this glowing, and attractive family room, that is just perfect for a casual dining spot for guests who can easily confer with the cook while the meal is being prepared.   

A view from the kitchen and past the family room, shows the easy pathway from the kitchen to the back patio area--just perfect for outdoor barbecues and evening dinners. 

There are 3 bedrooms.  The first, above, is exceedingly roomy, and as such, offers opportunities for different configurations. With planning, the window area could easily accommodate a window seat or small desk.  

This second bedroom is equally pleasing, and is highlighted by two impressive Bay view windows which could certainly be showcased if desired.  

The third, and final bedroom, represents the characteristics of all three bedrooms-warmly colored wooden floors, plentiful window space with generous wood trim around doors and windows, and flexible floor space.  

 In addition to the bedrooms, there is this cozy, but flexible, bonus room.  Its use as an office or study are but two choices.  There are certainly others depending on your needs.  

While the interior of the home is certainly attractive, the backyard continues the theme of gracious living.  Note the level green lawn, that is surrounded by fencing for privacy.  The next tier down is the welcoming outdoor wooden deck area.  

 If this truly charming home appeals to you, I encourage you to contact me promptly for further information and consideration.  It is approximately 2153 sf in size, and is being offered for sale for $1,650,000.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  I look forward to working with you.  

(Listing Courtesy of Dana S. Cohen, The Grubb Company)



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