This handsome home with its classic English architectural presence and outstanding curb appeal, is located at 1165 Harvard Road in Piedmont.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a generous 1985 sf of living space. 

This pleasant foyer is enhanced with an imaginatively conceived glass paneled front door that adds a soft light to the home's entry.   

This gracious living room is immediately inviting for both guests and residents.  A large and impressive fireplace anchors the room, and provides an ideal space around which to enjoy a pleasant evening's conversation.  

The far wall captures the color and beauty of the exterior greenery that is seen through the unique floor to ceiling windows and door.  

A reverse perspective reveals some of the subtle, yet highly prized features of homes of this quality that are worth noting.  

Virtually every room has generously framed and enhanced wooden doors, door frames, windows, entryways, baseboards and crown molding.  Especially notable on the fireplace, these features all are testaments to the commitment to quality in the construction of the home. 

Just steps from the living room is this handsome, light filled dining room.  The golden colored hardwood floors that are seen throughout the residence are especially visible here.

A reverse aspect shows the effective use of the multiple windows and doors to enhance this living space.  The views of the well established  gardens seen through the windows to the right, are paired with French doors that lead to the pleasant outside patio space.  

This design provides an excellent combination of dining opportunities. With colder weather, the outside gardens can be seen easily, and enjoyed through the home's many windows and doors.  However, once the weather is pleasant, the flow of foot traffic from indoors and outdoors is enhanced, and outdoor dining takes a turn.  

Just outside the dining room is this relaxing patio space that combines beautifully with the rest of the backyard to offer a perfect location for entertaining and hosting both parties and special events.  

One would expect a home of this quality to provide generous space for dining, hosting and everyday meal preparation, and it does not disappoint. 

As can be seen, just off the dining room is this dramatically updated kitchen space.   

A great deal of thought has been given to the creation of the pleasant ambiance of this room.  Subtle, yet effective supplemental lighting is seen overhead, and under all the counters. 

The grey and off white colors on the walls create a subtle warmth to the space, while the crisp whiteness of the eat in kitchen table and chairs and  the stone countertops complete the picture. 

Always desirable stainless updated appliances are seen in both of the pictures.  They include a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave.  

There are 3 bedrooms-all are on the second floor.  The first, the primary bedroom, seen here, is large and flexible in potential design opportunities.  Its distinctive open beamed ceiling adds an extra drama to the overall effect.  

A  welcome, and very appreciated additional fixture, is the centrally placed private fireplace that adds a special quality to the entire space.  There is no doubt that this room can become a wonderful retreat to come home to at the end of a long day.  

This is the second of the three upstairs bedrooms.  It continues the theme of the sun filled ambiance that is seen above, and is large enough for a spacious bed, nightstands and tall dresser.  

This third bedroom, as with the others, provides multiple windows that open to the outside gardens below, and offers the ever present glowing hardwood floors.  

This cozy, and very appealing bonus space is found at the top of the home, and its uses are as varied as one's need and imagination.  

Returning to the main floor, and just off the dining room, as seen above, is the outside patio, and the stairs to the comfortable, and very appealing, back gardens and grounds of the residence. 

Fenced in for privacy, it features a small table under a large tree that would be ideal as a perfect spot for reading a good book while enjoying a tall glass of lemonade.    

The size of the yard is perfect for most activities-whether for recreation or hospitality, or quiet relaxation.  

If this elegant home, with its gracious presence is of interest to you, please call me with your questions and interest at (510)517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,998,000.  

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

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