Friday, July 11, 2014

1119 Warfield Ave. Open just after the Parade--
 If friends or colleagues are looking to simplify life, consider 1119 Warfield Avenue,
 Architectural Details Abound
 At the top of a knoll with a flat front yard, the home affords long views facing
 towards the south.  Enjoy the barrel ceiling in the living room and other architectural
details of this Mediterranean-style home-from coved ceilings, to crown molding, 
to ornate fireplace surround, to banks of windows that let in the East Bay's famous
 When you're ready to entertain, the formal dining room beckons, but start with cocktails
on the private front patio.  The split-level layout works very well:  a master suite
and two bedrooms sharing a bath are a few steps up from the public rooms, while 
the rare family room and guest suite (plus interior access from the garage) are 
a few steps down.  A total of four bedrooms and three baths!
 The Perfect Location
A better more walkable Piedmont location would be hard to find.  Just a block and
a half from Wildwood Elementary,* with the middle school, high school and dog-friendly
Piedmont Park on the other side of the football field, students can head out to 
school 10 minutes before classes start.  Or walk with them and stop at Mulberry 
Market for a latte, on your way to the casual carpool or Wi-Fi-equipped express 
bus to San Francisco's Financial District. 
Wildwood Elementary has recently completed a seismic update, and ranks 10 out of
10 on the state's API scores.  The elementary school offers before- and after-school
care run by the Recreation Department on-site-and summer camps are well-organized
and easy to coordinate as well.  Piedmont High School is rated #200 in the country
in US News and World Report's 2014 survey of public schools last year (and by far
the smallest of the very few Bay Area schools receiving the Gold ranking), and is
just a few blocks from the home. 
This summer, enjoy Piedmont Community Pool for long afternoons or swimming lessons. 
 The current owners have made a number of improvements over the years, including 
the installation of Andersen dual-paned windows, seismic retrofit, sewer lateral
 replacement, Kohler low-flow toilet replacements, recent roof tune-up, and paint
inside and out.  Not one but two 40-gallon hot water heaters help ensure that showers
never run cold (the plumbing lines are copper).
 *Check PUSD for availability in the fall.
 --4 bedrooms and 3 baths in 2148 sf (per assessor)
--4452 sf lot (per assessor)
--1-car garage (check for size)
--Seismic Retrofit
--200-amp electrical service
--copper plumbing
Open Friday 12-1:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 2-4:30 pm
Broker's Tour (public welcome) Thursday AND Monday 10-1 pm
Offered at $1.195 million.

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