At the beginning of the last century in the East Bay, a new, more composed design began replacing the fussy, ornate Victorian architecture of the preceding decades. Organic materials, clean lines, and pride in craftsmanship were hallmarks of what we now know as the Berkeley Brown Shingle. You can see many examples in the Elmwood District near Ashby and College Avenues and in the streets surrounding the University. We honored the spirit of original craftsmen design in this elegant 5-bedroom home, updating the living spaces for a more open and contemporary feel and adding large folding doors (instead of traditional French doors) to the exterior. Like the homes of yesteryear that used local building materials such as redwood shingles and coastal oak flooring, we incorporated craftsman fireplace tiles, simple flat wood trim and red oak hardwood floors with contrasting wood strip borders and French knot corners. Ample closets, stringent seismic construction, energy efficiency, solar panels, smart house technology and car chargers bring this home into the 21st century.


Property Features

5 Bedrooms (3 on upper level)

3.5 Baths

Master suite with walk-in closets

Master bath with steam shower

Comfortable kitchen with chef’s range

Cozy walnut bar top between kitchen and living room

Fireplace in living room

Wide folding doors to flagstone patio

Bedroom, full bath and laundry on lower level

5th bedroom/office/den on living level

Gorgeous designer tile in each bathroom

Engineered cedar shingle exterior

Craftsman moldings and balustrades throughout

Dual pane, true divided light natural wood windows

One car garage with bonus storage, plus second off street parking

Approximately 2,291 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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