STATELY PIEDMONT CRAFTSMAN
If you have been waiting for Piedmont’s 13 years of top-public schools, room to roam and a location where you can leave your car behind and venture out a few blocks to the shopping and dining on Piedmont Avenue, then you have found “the one”. Built near the turn of the century with timeless period details at nearly every turn, this spacious shingled Craftsman has withstood the test of time and shares the tree-lined street with other vintage homes, each one more distinctive than the next. For a change of scenery from your beautiful backyard, head a few streets over with the dog in tow to Dracena Park where she can romp to her heart’s content in the off-leash area while the rest of the household enjoys the playground. Truly urban conveniences with Piedmont living. A walkscore of 84! (www.walkscore.com).
Welcome guests through the enclosed entry to a spacious foyer where your eye is drawn to the living room fireplace, flanked by colorful stained-glass windows. A large picture window reveals the charming neighborhood and warms the room with natural light. The adjoining dining room offers a peek of the surrounding hillside and a period china cabinet for your treasures. The elegant formal rooms showcase coved ceilings and extensive casework from a bygone era. Through French doors is a bedroom turned den with built-in cabinetry and a walk-in closet, perfect for a home office, media room or overnight guests.
The eat-in kitchen features a four-burner gas cooktop, double ovens and a sunny breakfast room that opens to the expansive grounds for convenient harvesting of fruit, outdoor grilling and dining under the stars.
Four bedrooms and two baths offer a variety of potential configurations, including a bedroom and bath on the main level with a separate sitting room opening to the rear grounds. The upper level bedrooms each have distinctive features offering flexibility for your lifestyle.
On the lower level is a full basement with loads of storage, laundry facilities, a workshop and access to one of the two garages. The second, detached garage at the end of a long driveway needs some TLC - perhaps this becomes an ADU, separate office, playroom or simply, a place to park your car.
The large backyard, scented from mature roses and rosemary, is reached from tiered decking off the main level and includes a variety of fruit trees, succulents, mature gardens,a sunny level lawn and towering redwood with tree swing. A portion of the deck is just waiting for the addition of a private hot tub that could also be accessed directly from the main level bedroom.
Fentons Creamery, the Piedmont Theatre, a variety of cafes, delicious dining and eclectic shopping is all at your fingertips. Public transportation, casual carpool to SF and freeway access are close by. Welcome home to 1006 Rose Avenue!