This gracious home at 1 Bellevue Avenue, Piedmont, is surprising in its scope and design.  Recently renovated, it offers an amazing 6 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths, and imagination throughout.  The welcoming front gardens, sweeping driveway, peaked front roof, and multi-pane windows evoke the English Tudor style of the house.  It rises to 3 or more stories, and includes a full basement and attached garage.  

As with all fine homes, it has a dramatic entryway that offers you access in many different directions.  The sturdy Tudor style front door, parquet floors, dramatic beamed ceiling, and impressive staircase all contribute to the immediate appeal upon entry.  


Directly to the right, a comfortable and spacious living room awaits guests. Once entered, It is hard to miss the dramatic central fireplace with the marvelous incised wooden mantel that is paired with the wood beamed ceiling-all of which continues the home's Tudor theme.  Large, plentiful multi-pane windows invite light in from every angle.  


Another angle of the living room shows the wall to wall carpeting, large window space, and a door that leads outside to the charming patio area.  


 Just off to the right of the front room is a very spacious dining room .  While this home offers multiple spaces for entertaining, this one is special.  Warm light flows in for the full length of the room.  Note the doors that open to the beautifully created garden space.  The stylish wooden floors contribute to the atmosphere of a gracious dining area.  

Not all dining needs to be formal, however.  Immediately adjacent to the dining room is a delightful sun room which would be ideal for an afternoon's luncheon, coffee break, or a quiet reading spot .  Extra appeal includes the built in storage space, and appealing crown moulding.  


 There is one additional room off the main entrance that is a warm and welcoming den, with its own fireplace, and extremely generous shelving for books or other collectibles. It is worth noting that  the handsome double doors that can be closed off for a quieter ambiance.  

As with most homes, the kitchen is often the centerpiece and showplace.  That is certainly true here.  A delightfully complete chef's kitchen is anchored by a handsome island that can double as a breakfast nook.  Additionally, there is a much fuller space immediately adjacent to this pleasing workspace which offers a cheerful spot for lunches or evening snacks.   The door opens to the outside areas of the home.


 As indicated initially, there are 6 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths available, but for brevity,  two of each are shown here. The first bedroom has a relaxing ambiance, and, following the theme of the rest of the house, plentiful window space and unique decor.  

This very impressive bathroom has so much cheerful space, complete with a roomy stall shower and bathtub.  


This stylish bedroom reflects the imaginative use of space and color, and it  fits cleverly into the home's design.  

This bathroom is immediately adjacent to the bedroom above, and it merges comfortably as a perfect match in style and space.  

One of the most stunning features of this house is its attic.  The crisp white atmosphere, the cathedral ceilings, and the light that seems to be coming from every direction, makes this space truly memorable.  Offering substantial floor space and flexibility, it is presently serving many different needs. While including office, rumpus room and workout opportunities, it also has a delightful sitting room at one end for entertaining.  

The final dramatic touch in this attic is this specially created private bedroom area with its imaginative use of a delightful space.  

 As with everything else in this home, each detail is carefully crafted.  Well established trees and gardens await owner and visitor alike, and provide a soothing and restful backyard, complete with a brick patio area.


This pleasant home is centrally located in Piedmont, and not far from the Piedmont Community Center, and Witter Field.  If you like being in the center of that all that Piedmont has to offer, this is the place for you.  It is approximately 7,365 sf in size, and is being offered for sale for $5,495,000.  

Contact me promptly at (510) 517-6280 with your interests and questions.  I am very familiar with Piedmont, and would be pleased to assist you.

(Listing Courtesy of David Gunderman, Alain Pinel Realtors)








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