Piedmont Oasis in the Center of Town
Nestled on a picture-perfect cul-de-sac in one of the most desirable center-of-town locations is this remarkable residence offering stunning views, nearly ½ acre of meandering park-like grounds, exceptional privacy, and a floorplan that will delight. Hidden behind Piedmont Park, you are just steps to all the fine public services Piedmont has to offer. Originally built in 1925 and substantially remodeled in 1994, this forever home features high ceilings, grand spaces bathed in natural light, four bedrooms on one level and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen.
Largely hidden from the street, the dramatic entry is bordered by two gurgling fountains that frame the entrance to a private front patio. The high front door opens to a welcoming foyer revealing a center staircase with soaring ceiling. The public rooms surround a large terrace off the rear of the property offering views of the seemingly endless grounds and Oakland skyline beyond for memorable entertaining in any season. With the scale to accommodate larger gatherings, the living room features an oversized fireplace with stone surround, built-in cabinetry, recessed lighting, and double doors opening to the terrace. The adjacent dining room enjoys similar scale and will be a memorable space for all your dinner parties.
As you move towards the kitchen, your expectations may be exceeded when you experience the sheer scale of the features and proportions. At the center of the space is a massive center island with seating for casual dining and the first of three sinks. A second food preparation station is nearby with the second of two Meile dishwashers for convenience. The professional appliances are sublime and include a Sub-zero refrigerator and two Thermador ovens flanking a Wolf six-burner gas range with griddle. A fully equipped wet bar with additional cabinetry and third sink includes a wine refrigerator for storing your collection. You can easily keep an eye on your guests or household in the adjoining great room, perfect for casual get togethers, family time and access to the terrace for outdoor food preparation and dining under the stars. And in the off chance you plan to feed the entire high school football team, the pantry with built-in cabinetry can store Costco proportioned supplies. A rear stairwell from the two-car garage leads into the kitchen offering a convenient way to unload your groceries. Completing the main level is a powder room for guests and a sunny office.
The upper level was designed with a wide walkway around the center staircase and features four bedrooms, three baths and a laundry room, an ideal configuration for a larger household. An ultra-private primary suite enjoys Oakland skyline and San Francisco Bay views, built-in cabinetry, generous closet space and a spa-like bath with jetted tub for two, walk-in shower and double vanity. Two bedrooms, both with views, share a second bathroom while the fourth bedroom enjoys a bath ensuite.
The lower-level family room with full bath is the perfect “fun zone” with ample space for play, slumber parties, movie nights and table games. While Piedmont Park is at your fingertips, you can also enjoy your own private oasis from this level, with meandering pathways that lead to an impressive water feature, a level lawn, towering oaks, and expansive grounds for entertaining, play or relaxation.
Everything Piedmont has to offer is just steps from your front door, but you would never know it. The idyllic and serene location in the center of town is a rare find only to be shared by you and a few fortunate neighbors. Whether you are on your way to the fine public schools, a game of pickleball, the pool, last minute groceries, an off-leash dog run, one of the town festivals or movie night in the park, you will never be far from home. And if your travels take you further, a direct bus and a casual carpool stop to San Francisco are a few blocks away.