Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cul-de-Sac Living in Central Piedmont

16 Keefer Court offers a rare cul-de-sac setting close to all three levels of Piedmont's prized public schools, as well as a number of recent systems and structural updates.  Comprised of three bedrooms and two baths in nearly 2200 sf, the home offers a large main-level family room that's very unusual for homes from this era.  [And that's a barrel ceiling flattened by the photo lens, not a flat ceiling curved by the lens!]

Handcrafted Details Abound

Designed by regional architect Ray Keefer, the house reflects his deep understanding of the Mediterranean aesthetic, and his typical high quality finishes--gorgeous 2-inch oak parquet floors in the living room and entry, graceful barrel ceilings and proportions, and wonderful original hardware.  The many windows and skylights let the famous East Bay sun pour into this southwest-facing home.  Gracious french doors open the large living room and formal dining room to a fig-tree shaded patio perfect for outdoor dining or BBQs.  And the front garden's succulents and sapote tree beautifully complement the home's architecture.

A Great Central Piedmont Location

Simplify your life!  Set on a very private cul-de-sac tucked between Oakland Avenue and Piedmont Park, the home is a couple of blocks away from Wildwood Elementary's playground, its after-school child care site, and Piedmont's middle and high schools, and just a tad further to casual carpool (or the bus stop) bound for San Francisco's Financial District (the ride is about a half-hour, door to door).  Watch the kids ride bikes or play ball in the circle.

Careful Attention to the Systems--

Too many homes built with quality during the Roaring Twenties missed out on systems updates in intervening years.  16 Keefer Court, by contrast, has been carefully maintained over the past 30 years, including roof replacement, electrical update, seismic update, french door replacement, dry rot repairs, newer high-efficiency furnace, and some dual-pane window replacements. 

Open Sunday, 2-4:30 pm, and Monday 10-1 for broker's tour (public welcome).  Offered at $1.095 million.

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