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A thorough renovation preserved period grandeur while bringing this 1924 home glamorously up to date. Completed in 2014, a garden transformation integrating an elaborate outdoor kitchen and fireplace-furnished lounge elevated the exterior on par with the interior. Three levels of lavish living space comprise luxuriously proportioned, architecturally embellished public rooms, including an uber-equipped connoisseur’s kitchen, library, family room, study, and more. Five bedrooms include a master suite enveloping a pair of elegant bathrooms and dressing rooms.

The neighborhood’s stately serenity combines with ideal proximity to everyday destinations. It’s an enjoyable walk or quick drive to picturesque parks, Piedmont’s hub with its Recreation Center, Mulberry’s gourmet market, and Piedmont’s acclaimed K-12 schools. The location grants convenient access to a great array of shopping, dining, and recreation in the Lakeshore-Grand Avenue and Montclair districts. Highways and commuting options also exist nearby.

Gracing a level corner, the home’s v-shaped formation creates an entry set back, amid the manicured front garden. Its two-winged structure affords windows on multiple sides of most rooms plus an ideal separation of the master suite. In a framework that flows, main-floor rooms connect fluidly and open directly to the trellised deck, level lawn and garden. In the midst of this private greenscaped setting, the elements for leisurely outdoor cooking and dining include an integrated grill with burners, pizza oven, and refrigerator adjacent to a gathering-place stone terrace with gas fireplace. A hot tub fit for a crowd forms another gathering place.

The interior, reimagined in 2003 with opulent style befitting the home’s provenance, promotes grand-scale entertaining and everyday enjoyment. Extravagant dimensions and architectural artistry combine with up-to-the-moment components. Ceilings soar, trimmed with classic moldings, and windows stretch to meet them. Fireplaces add warm ambiance to the living room, library, family room and master suite. The showpiece kitchen features an epic chandelier-topped island, beverage bar with Miele espresso maker, Thermador six-burner range with grill, Dacor ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, multiple dishwashers, and wine refrigerator augmenting the home’s substantial wine cellar. Timeless gray-veined marble counters harmonize with abundant cabinetry and harlequin stone backsplashes. The island offers casual seating while the breakfast room adjoins and unfolds into the library. Spacious yet snug, the downstairs family room offers a relaxed environment set apart from formal public spaces.

Four second-floor bedrooms are served by four full baths. The fifth en-suite bedroom occupies the main floor, making it ideal as guest or au pair quarters. Within the master suite, a dressing room-closet with rich wood appointments corresponds aesthetically to a bathroom featuring Carrara marble and dark wood. Elongated and airy, the second dressing room amounts to an alluring sitting room and personal office as well. It connects to an oversized bathroom featuring sand-hued natural stone and a jet tub in addition to its glass shower. Alongside these chambers, a sky-lighted atrium with recirculating fountain cultivates exquisite Zen.



Piedmont, a 2-mile-square 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 US 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 schools here are outstanding and one of the main reasons people move here from all over the Bay Area. US News and World Report recently ranked Piedmont High School in the top 100 best in the country. The elementary schools are also considered some of the best in the East Bay. Located in the center of town, Havens Elementary was recently rebuilt from the ground up, offering top-of-the-line resources and facilities, including a well-equipped library and playground. This would never have happened without the involvement of parents and the community, which is a hallmark of Piedmont residents.

The commercial area of town is small featuring several banks and one gas station. The recent addition of 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 turn-out for the annual Fourth of July parade that happens each year down Highland Avenue. The Piedmont Community 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 let Fido off the leash for a good romp.
A casual carpool zone on Oakland Avenue, along with proximity to BART and AC transit buses, offer workers convenient commute options.


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Anthony Riggins

Realtor® AssociateSotheby's International RealtyCalBRE# 01372885510.693.7931