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This handsome light-filled home is located in prime Piedmont. The 1st floor features a grand living room, bar area, formal dining room, and a freshly updated eat-in kitchen/family room which spills out to the private backyard, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. Upstairs boasts a primary bedroom with two spacious walk-in closets (one of which is cedar-lined), an attached sunroom, two verandas overlooking the Bay, plus ensuite bathroom. Two charming bedrooms, a bath, and a spacious sunny office or 4th bedroom complete this floor. Spectacular 180° views of San Francisco can be seen from almost the entirety of the 2nd floor. The oversized lot hosts a remarkable garden full of fruit trees (apple, plum, orange, pineapple guava, lemon, lime), an herb garden, a fabulous brick patio, and vintage outdoor fireplace. The attached garage has loads of storage and a sizable wine cellar. A walking path sits at the bottom of Dormidera with direct access to the heart of Piedmont and the excellent public K-12 schools. This is an extraordinary home in an incorporated city that is all about community.
Piedmont, a two-square-mile city within the borders of Oakland, was incorporated in 1907 and was known as “The City of Millionaires” because there were more millionaires per square mile than in any other U.S. city. Today, these 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 the 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 an 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, and its several well-maintained parks and playing fields provide ample opportunity for sports year-round.
The sense of community is strong as witnessed by the large turnout for the annual Fourth-of-July parade that travels down Highland Avenue supported by joyful, celebratory observers. The Piedmont Recreation Center offers a central gathering place for residents. Available for rental, it is a 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, coveted K-12 public schools, movie nights in the park, village living surrounded by a diverse and thriving metropolis, easy access to downtown Oakland or San Francisco, and a throwback to a time when kids could ride bikes and joyfully walk with friends to the park, are just a few of the reasons people love to live in Piedmont.