Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Roaring '20s Glamour; Renovation-Ready!

Wildwood Avenue, central Piedmont:

Please celebrate the

Roaring '20s in Piedmont

with a glass of Pomegranate Punch at

421 Wildwood Avenue

Friday, July 20th, 5-7 PM

It will come to market Thursday at $3 million.

RSVP to me on 510-986-9517.

Check www.421WildwoodAvenue.Com on Thursday morning for a complete series of photographs, history of the home and its past owners, map situating the home among Piedmont's schools and amenities, and blueprints!

Open House Preview on Friday July 20th from 5-7 pm (featuring Rosamund Castle, author of the updated history of Piedmont, Queen of the Hills)

Renovator's Open House Sunday July 22, 2-4:30 pm (featuring Paul Cerami, builder; Arleta Chang, Jarvis Architects; Lawrence Fleury Landscape Design; and Angelisse Karol Color and Design)

Sunday Open House July 29th, 2-4:30 pm

Renovate this Newsom brothers Monterey Colonial home in the perfect Central Piedmont location, and enjoy the results for the next generation!

Built in 1927 with yesteryear's attention to detail, this gracious 5+ bedroom/4 ++ bath home offers spacious public rooms, a huge half-acre lot, gorgeous fountains, an exterior fireplace for gathering, and the handcrafted finishes you might expect: original plaster walls, hardware, ironwork and woodwork, and beautiful arches and niches. An expansive patio off the living and dining rooms affords the indoor-outdoor flow perfect for your entertaining plans. Just a stroll Piedmont's excellent schools and a three-minute drive to Piedmont Avenue's theater, restaurants and cafes, this location is perfect for those who yearn to connect. The short commutes mean more time for the good life!

· Fabulous Monterey Colonial architectural details at every turn;

· Gracious and spacious public rooms with gorgeous hardware and features;

· Great central Piedmont location near all schools;

· Effortless commute: casual carpool and express bus to SF (just 20 mins!) are a short stroll away; quick drive to Berkeley, Emeryville and the Tunnel;

· Located in the town San Francisco magazine calls "best for kids";

· 5 BR/ 4 ++ BA, study and other plus spaces, 4160 sf, huge lot with legacy plants and unique landscape features, three-car garage.

Spacious, sunny rooms with handcrafted details throughout: After they park in the grand circular drive, serve a dozen friends with grace and elbow room in the classic dining room with cocktails on the adjacent patio; the spacious living room offers an impressive period fireplace. See the light fixtures and door hardware!

Unusually large lot in this downtown location: Piedmonters prize a location close to all schools, the town pool, recreation department, tennis courts and transit. But most center-of-town homes offer relatively small lots. In contrast, this property's lot is over a half-acre in size, with classic design features that just can't be replicated today, including Moorish fountains, grand outdoor fireplace, and a gorgeous pond. With a larger lawn in addition to the spacious patio shared by the dining and living rooms, this home offers all the outdoor functionality your household needs.

Bonus rooms for your flexible lifestyle: Need a home office? Guest suite? Large workshop? Rumpus room? Sewing room or crafts space? This home has several bonus spaces to meet your needs. The three-room suite over the garage can afford a private retreat for guests.

Lots of upside potential in this changing market: This home is renovation-ready, and represents great value. Most remodeling investments have a strong net positive return in the Bay Area (Remodeling magazine), and those returns go into your pocket. The roof was replaced in 2002 and Dan Szumski gives a big thumbs up on the foundation. So you can focus on choosing the perfect finishes. With refinished floors, this home will be transformed; with a remodeled kitchen and baths, it will shine!

Location: With its excellent schools, gracious streets, prestigious history, glorious architecture and locally controlled services, Piedmont has been a sought-after hometown for generations.. The location offers effortless access to schools, playgrounds, work, tennis, town pool or country clubs, great restaurants, theater, and the GrandLake farmer's market.

Five bedrooms and the four ++ baths you need: Too frequently, cosmetic upgrades involve complicated variances and paperwork. This remarkable home comes with the bed/bath and garage space combo that meets your needs!

Easy commutes, so more time for relaxing: Express buses/casual carpool to San Francisco leave within a few blocks; easy drive to Oakland offices, BART, Berkeley, Emeryville, OAK/SFO and beyond.

Feel free to pass this invitation on to friends and colleagues (see below).

For directions, http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&formtype=address&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&cat=&address=421+Wildwood+Avenue&city=Piedmont&state=CA&zipcode=ere; for more info and photos (check back for additional photos after Thursday morning), http://421wildwoodavenue.com

Maureen Kennedy, Broker and Realtor
Prudential California Realty
342 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611

510-290-8535 (cell)

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! This is really fantastic article. Keep up the good work.