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You’ll be captivated by this impressive traditional home that has been cherished by the same family for 65 years. Sited perfectly on a generous parcel and graced by a majestic Magnolia, it has sheltered generations of warm and wonderful memories.
Lovely divided-light windows cast rays of sunshine throughout the main level which has a traditional flow, gleaming hardwood floors and all the right rooms in all the right places. The formal living room centers around a classic fireplace with graceful mantle and built-in shelving. Private yet connected, a lovely alcove with built in bookshelves overlooks the front garden with seasonal blooms in the clinker brick planter. This space beckons you to curl up with a good book or relax with your morning coffee to enjoy the waking neighborhood. A full bedroom is well located on this level which can also act as a family room or den. A spacious full bath is adjacent for the convenience of your guests. The light-dappled dining room has deep built-in cabinets providing ample storage for your favorite seasonal dishes. Large enough to accommodate family dinners and future large gatherings with dear friends, it opens to the flagstone patio for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining. The bright period kitchen adjoins a sunny breakfast room with a door to the back-yard. You'll be encouraged to linger over your morning meal, surrounded by windows that take in the view of the storybook garden. A large laundry room and pantry add more storage and convenience to this easy-living main level layout!
Upstairs you’ll find the primary bedroom wih gracious proportions and a large walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms and a private office, nursery, or hobby room plus spacious full bath complete the upper level.
The expansive backyard is anchored by the stately Magnolia and framed by blooming perrenials. Serene and private there is plenty of room for play on the grass, tending to the rose garden, enjoying a cocktail on the patio, or dining under the jasmine covered pergola.
A detached garage is nestled at the side of the property for parking, storage, or a future ADU. The possibilities are endless!
Location, location, location! Take the secret pass-through to Dracena Park or head to Mulberry’s, Exedra Plaza, or the shops and amenities on Grand or Piedmont Avenue which are all just minutes away. Enjoy access to Piedmont’s acclaimed public schools and city services.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to make this special home yours for generations to come.
Piedmont, a two-square-mile city within the borders of Oakland, was incorporated in 1907 and was known then as “The City of Millionaires” because there were more millionaires per square mile residing there than in any other U.S. city. Today, their large, estate-like homes are still standing in the heart of Piedmont, reminding residents of its glitzy past. Homes in Piedmont range from those estate-like homes in central Piedmont with expansive grounds to more modest homes on the edges of town. Well-manicured landscapes prevail and the city’s stringent permitting guidelines ensure all of the homes maintain their original flavor.
The commercial area of town is small, featuring several banks and one gas station. Mulberry’s Market, a specialty food store with ready-made meals, caters to gourmet taste buds and is the frequent morning coffee stop for parents and after-school hot spot for kids. Piedmont’s proximity to Oakland’s many big-city amenities ensures Piedmonters will not miss out on the latest restaurants or first-run movies.
The sense of community is strong, as witnessed by the large turnout for the annual Fourth of July parade that happens each year down Highland Avenue. The Piedmont Recreation Center offers a central gathering place for residents. Available for rental, it is the frequent setting for community events and parties. The beautiful grounds provide a wonderful place to hang out and play, and the wooded trail connecting the Center to the high school is the best place to take your dog to play.
A casual carpool zone on Oakland Avenue, along with proximity to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District buses, offer workers convenient commute options.
Pride in community involvement and village living are just a few of the reasons people love to live in Piedmont.