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This spectacular Dutch Colonial has a landscape designer's own garden, light-filled rooms, huge views, high ceilings, stately moldings, distinctive light fixtures, and original built-ins. Impeccable style throughout!
The lush front garden is anchored by a magnificent native manzanita and flowering dogwood. Nearly level-in entry opens to the spacious living room boasting a handsome fireplace with tile surround and glass-front built-ins. For easy entertaining, it opens to the dining room with pristine wainscoting and a picture window with breathtaking vista. The spacious kitchen perfectly blends vintage touches and contemporary amenities with a stunning 1950's Wedgewood stove, custom cabinetry with inset doors, large center island and French doors to a 400-sq-ft deck! This fabulous outdoor living space enhanced by large potted olive trees and an automatic shade canopy has views for miles and ample room for lounging, dining, grilling or entertaining under the stars.
Ascend the pretty staircase to the upstairs level with two spacious bedrooms each with special charm. The front bedroom has gracious moldings and a window nook. The rear bedroom has an attached sunroom with a 180-degree view, offering versatility as a nursery, playroom, office or exercise space.
The gorgeous upper bathroom features artisanal tile with custom colors from an original Malibu Potteries pattern. Offsetting the rich colors are crisp black-on-white wall tiles and authentic porcelain basketweave floor tiles. Soak it all in from the oversized vintage tub.
The lower level is decorated with hand-painted tiles throughout and boasts an expansive third bedroom/guest room/office with large terra-cotta floor tiles. The lower bathroom is a must-see work of art with richly colored walls. The spacious mudroom includes ample storage and an adjacent laundry room with utility sink. This level opens onto the two-car carport and broad level concrete play area with regulation-height basketball hoop.
Seller is a landscape designer celebrated for creating lush gardens with low-water, low-maintenance plants. The spectacular rear garden features mature layered plantings with fascinating foliage and flowers, a rock garden with dramatic succulents and desert beauties, a winding gravel path, secret seating area, formal dining area under a pergola, ample raised vegetable boxes, a show-stopping espaliered fig tree, as well as persimmon and lemon trees. A must-see garden!
Located on the quiet one-way section of Wildwood Avenue, this special home is a short stroll to Piedmont’s K-12 acclaimed public schools and an easy walk to the center of town and the amenities on Lakeshore and Grand Avenues.
Piedmont, a two-square-mile city within the borders of Oakland, was incorporated in 1907. Large estates with expansive grounds and more modestly sized homes all shine with varied architecture, beautiful city trees, and multiple lovely parks within walking distance. 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, village living and esteemed K-12 public schools are just a few of the reasons people love to live in Piedmont.