This delightful mid-century style home at 400 Jerome Avenue is located on a corner lot just minutes from downtown Piedmont, Witter Field, the community center, and 12 years of schooling.  The clean lines of the home's architectural design, combines with the abundant gardens that surround the front of the home, to create an outstanding curb appeal.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2325 +/-sf of living space.  

The wide steps and roomy front porch lead to a attractive front door that is framed on either side by glass panels.  A very appreciated asset is the garage, that allows easy access for quick and comfortable off street parking.  

 One of the most popular characteristics of a mid-century home is simplicity of design and multiple walls of windows to bring the "outside inside".  As you move through the home, be sure to note this feature in the rooms that are visited.  The living room is very spacious, and, as a result, offers multiple floor plan  configurations for favorite furniture.

 A central fireplace is always a welcome asset in a home, whether for the warmth created while entertaining friends, or for the pleasing cheer it offers on cool Bay area evenings.  This one is comfortably sized, and features a mantel for display of candles or collectibles.  

Just off the living room is this inviting formal dining room.  No matter what the era of the home, having a dining room just off the living room creates a congenial welcome space for guests to enjoy a pleasant evening's meal in the company of friends.  Note the small corner serving cabinet-perfect for storage and serving food.

 The adjacent handsomely upgraded kitchen makes serving meals a pleasure-everything is just steps away.  While in both of these rooms, be sure to notice the extensive rich wood trim that can be seen around doors, entryways, windows and ceilings, and continues to do so throughout the home.  

 This gleaming kitchen is a result of some impressive upgrading.  It should please the fussiest of chefs with its many amenities.  From this angle, one can view the breakfast bar, the very generous stone counter space, and the multiple cabinets that are ideal for storing plates, and the serving and preparation pieces.

 The reverse angle reveals the refrigerator, gas range cooktop, and overhead skylights.  Not shown here is the built-in range oven, and pantry.  The room size is just right for efficient preparation space, and the breakfast counter is an ideal place for guests to sit and talk with the cook while dinner is being prepared.  

 There are 3 bedrooms in the home.  The first, shown above, is the master bedroom.  With multiple windows creating walls of light, expansive closets, and plentiful space for creative furniture placement, is is a truly a comfortable retreat.  Off to the right is an en suite bathroom. 

This desirable bathroom has so much to offer.  From its twin sinks and matching mirrors, to its soothing tile floors, and impressive shower space, it is unique.  

 This second bedroom has windows that open to the exterior, a comfortable floor space, and warmly colored hardwood floors to complete the picture.

The third bedroom has a view of the exterior gardens and the continuing warmth of the hardwood floors.

 This bathroom is adjacent to the two bedrooms shown directly above, and is comfortable and compact.  It, too has twin sinks and large mirror space.  

Every house deserves a family room as handsome as the one above.  Roomy, yet cozy, it is a perfect spot for entertaining, enjoying television or a variety of media opportunities, and snacking.  The door seen here leads directly to a spacious outside patio area.  

For those who enjoy outdoor entertaining, there are multiple options in the back patio.  With an impressive built in barbecue and multi-level yard space, it should be a genuine pleasure.  

This residence enjoys and especially engaging advantage--Its gardens have been designed by Nancy Kent, and as such, are a delight in style, design and content.  Featured are banks of lavender, roses and multiple fruit trees which include apricot, apple, pear and Mexican lime.  

If you are interested in learning more about this home, or one that is similar, I encourage you to give me a call with your questions and interests.  I can be reached at (510)517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $1,795,000.  I look forward to working with you.

(Listing Courtesy of Matthew Heafey-The Grubb Company.)

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