Perfectly located in the heart of Piedmont at 1 Wildwood Gardens, this dramatic and expansive home is welcoming and gracious.  Ideally suited for entertaining, it is situated among imaginatively created gardens, soothing trees, and expansive greenery.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very spacious 4804+/- sf of living space.  

The Spanish colonial concept is seen in every element of this impressive home, but is most dramatically observed when viewing the slender pairs of matched curved windows along the frontage of the residence, particularly along the length of the second floor.  It is seen once again with the curved wooden front door with the dramatic front door knocker in the shape of a lion's face. 

  Guests are greeted with this dramatic entryway that includes a softly colored gleaming floor, and a gracefully curved stairway to the second floor that features stylized iron railings from top to bottom.   

Light streams in from virtually every angle in this exceptional living room.  Multiple double doors around the room encourage access to front and back yards, and the windows on either side of the fireplace open to the outdoor greenery.  It is hard to miss the drama and uniquely contrasting colors of the beam ceiling, and the pleasant central fireplace provides a perfect gathering place for friends during parties and gatherings. 

A reverse view of the living room reveals its expansive size, and the multiple sets of gently arched doorways that open onto to the gardens.  This spacious floor plan allows for multiple configurations of furniture, tables and chairs to suit one's needs, and is  equally flexible to change, should the need arise.  

Just off the living room is this pleasant dining room.  It is perfectly suited to formal dining, or, as seen above, can be adapted to a more casual dining atmosphere.  Note the graceful arched wall inset which is optimally designed to hold a large buffet while providing extra floor space.   

Any home of this size deserves a spacious and flexible kitchen that is designed to meet the needs of guests, parties, or just a quiet breakfast at the charming kitchen counter seen here.  The kitchen has been completely updated, and offers flexible and expansive work space, combined with display shelves and storage cabinets at every level-all of which should please the fussiest of chefs.  The richly colored dark wooden floors contrast handsomely with the cream colored cabinets and two toned counters. 

A reverse perspective of the kitchen provides an expansive view of this upgraded space, and the many enhancements that are available.  Under the impressive beamed ceilings and inset lighting, are multiple amenities that include a gas range/cooktop, a double oven, a dishwasher, a microwave, refrigerator and a pantry.  

Located directly opposite the kitchen counter is this imaginatively designed family room.  Created to provide a relaxing retreat, it exhibits a number of charming enhancements.  Of special note is the impressive fireplace with its classically designed surround, spacious mantel, and an extraordinary, and yet practical, space below for firewood.  Built in storage cabinets flank the fireplace on either side, as do built in bookcases on the far wall.  Be sure to notice the pair of gracefully arched glass windows above the sofa.  

As with most Mediterranean homes, the emphasis is always the integration of both indoor and outdoor living, and that is certainly visible here.  Multiple windows and doors invite visitors to enjoy the outdoor gardens and patio area, and, due to the proximity of the kitchen, meals are easily prepared and conveyed outdoors in just a matter of moments.  

This inviting and soothing patio space is a perfect place for gracious entertaining.  Whether hosting friends at formal luncheon or party, or using it as a spot for a relaxing cup of tea and a book, it fits the home perfectly.  

Returning inside, the central stairway leads to the upstairs bedrooms and additional living space.  Immediately adjacent however, is the very commanding and impressive den that invites attention.  

 For those looking for a classically designed den, this room will accommodate their needs.  The massive fireplace, with its immense mantel and classically designed surround, is splendidly matched with multiple built in bookcases and warmly colored hardwood floors.  Windows and doors literally invite the outside in to enjoy.  
The top of the stairwell reveals a congenial living space that offers a unique space that can be shared with both homeowners and invited guests.  Along with the den, family room and living room, this space also provides its own unique fireplace, plus a built in bookcase, comfortable floors space, and French doors leading to an outside deck.
In a home of this quality, one would expect an expansive master suite, and that is revealed here.  Gleaming with light from impressive windows at either side of the room, the bedroom's size and architecture allows a true flexibility of potential floor plans. 
The adjacent master bathroom has been updated,  and offers a stall shower and an generous mirror over an expansive sink that is complete with storage space.  A pair of windows open to the greenery outside.
There are 4 bedrooms in the home.  Three are being shown for your consideration.  In addition to the master suite featured above, this delightful second bedroom is true to the architectural theme of inviting the outside indoors through the use of multiple levels, sizes and arrangements of windows and doors. 
 Yet another engaging bedroom is offered that provides a built in desk and bookcase, lushly colored hardwood floors, and three generously sized view windows.  
If this elegant and exceptional home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280, and look forward to assisting you to find your future home in Piedmont.   It is being offered for sale for $3.795,000.
(Listing Courtesy of Anian Tunney of The Grubb Company)
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