Featured home: 191 Indian Road in Piedmont

Visual masterpiece filled with original charm

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Where: 191 Indian Road, Piedmont, CA 94610 (Listing | Tour)

Built in 1926, this stately Mediterranean revival was designed by renowned Bay Area architects Newsom and Newsom. The home is set above a lovely, quiet street in Alameda County and surrounded by lush gardens. Beautiful hillside vistas create a serene setting for this charming home in Piedmont. Your own personal waterfall, pond and secluded patio provide a relaxing environment, while the home’s spacious rooms welcome guests for entertaining.

With a visually stunning finish and uniquely crafted in 1926, this magnificent Mediterranean is truly an original.

The 4,900-plus square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 beds
  • 6 baths
  • Attached 3-car garage
  • Tile and hardwood flooring
  • Personal pond with waterfall

Listed as $3,250,000 by Lois Caskey Johnson of the Oakland Hills-Montclair Village office

Featured home: 11 Jewel Court in Oakland

The crown jewel of the court

TwilightsB_18Where: 11 Jewel Court, Oakland (listing | tour)

This Phillip Perkins-designed 4 bedroom/ 3.5 bathroom house impresses with contemporary sophistication, from its stylish street presence to its airy atmosphere to its luxurious amenities. Thoughtfully arranged with a unique, horizontal floor plan, it is part of on newly developed cul-de-sac neighborhood in the Montclair Hills that has become a showcase for custom homes from a select group of architects and home builders.

Two garages on either side of the house and different tones of stucco make a statement of balance and symmetry. Inside, the foyer welcomes you with an Italian Cambria tile balcony overlooking a canyon and dramatic bay view. The home opens to gracious spaces with high ceilings, recessed lighting and an open layout.

The chef’s kitchen includes a large island with waterfall edges, refined quartz surfaces, high-end appliances, two sinks, LED lighting and a polished, European design. Imagine enjoying your coffee in the breakfast nook surrounded by bay and canyon views. The living room has several oversized windows on either side of the fireplace, creating an incredible panorama.  In the formal dining room, two walls are formed by sliding glass doors that open onto the central patio, extending the living space and creating seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining opportunities.

The mezzanine bedroom suite is a private refuge replete with gorgeous views, a modern fireplace, generous walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom. Up a flight of stairs is a reading nook with views of city lights in one direction and hillside lights on the other.

Down the hall, the luxurious, comfortable master bedroom provides a sanctuary. A fireplace creates a cozy retreat for winter nights, while an overhead fan and access to the wraparound balcony cools down summer evenings. The sleek bathroom has fabulous details: a glassed-in shower with six jet sprays, beautiful glass tiles and vessel sinks, a free-standing tub in front of a picture window framing Sibley Park, a large walk-in closet and a separate WC with toilet and bidet.

A convenient laundry room and an office or nursery complete this level. Downstairs there are two more guest bedrooms with a full bathroom.

One of Montclair’s newest streets, Jewell Court is perched high on the hill and conveniently located equidistant from Oakland and Orinda. Privacy and quiet, comfortable level-in living, deluxe detailing and bright and modern style make this home a sparkling gem.

Listed at $1,895,000 by Rick Richetta of Alain Pinel Realtors – Oakland Hills.

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