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Rare and Wonderful!
On a magical lot in the heart of Piedmont, this enchanting Brown Shingle packs a gigantic punch. On the heels of a major renovation, this special home marries the charm of yesteryear with today’s more contemporary lifestyle, and features 5 bedrooms, including a spacious primary en-suite, 3.5 bathrooms, a stunning chef’s kitchen with adjacent family room, inviting formal living and dining rooms w/parquet floors, and an entirely new and beautifully-finished lower-level guest wing, au-pair, media space, or potential ADU. A flat, double lot with rolling lawn and brick patios provide ample room to play or entertain family and friends alike, while an attached 2-car garage offers plenty of storage. Close to schools, the parks, and Mulberry’s market, this beloved legacy home has served three generations in one family. If generous space, central location, and flexible living, are all high on your priority list, you won’t want to miss this truly-desirable, “turn-key” gem, and then, perhaps you'll keep it in your family for years 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.