This “beachy house” is inspired by the simpler, more playful nautical design theme found in beach communities along the eastern seaboard, Laguna Beach and parts of West Berkeley’s Oceanview district.  The nautical theme is expressed with board and batten ceilings, random plank hardwood floors with wood dowel pegs, bleached wood interior doors, Roundy moldings, newel posts and stair balusters, and a barn door to the bonus room/office.  Entry stairs lead to the front door from an elegant flagstone entry terrace, which connects to the rear yard for outdoor entertaining.  The chevron pattern in the exterior molding, designed by John Newton, was repeated in the elegant chevron metal balusters on the entry stairs.


Property Features


3+ Bedrooms

3.5  Baths

Bright kitchen with chef’s range and walnut bar top

Dramatic dining room with vaulted beamed ceiling

Fireplace in living room

Master suite with large closets

2nd suite on upper level with open beam beadboard celling

Bonus/Office room on main level with barn entry door

3rd bedroom on lower level with full bath and exterior access

Laundry room and bonus storage room on lower level

Solar panels installed with car charger

Flagstone entry terrace connecting to rear patio

Old world nautical moldings and stair assemblies

Dual pane, true divided light windows

One-car garage.

Approximately 2,265 SF



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.



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