Endless natural light, grand scale rooms, and period details make this two-story home an Oakland Hills oasis.
You've no doubt seen the work of Albert Farr across the Bay Area. The architect's Craftsman and Georgian styles can be seen in thoughtful and timelessly elegant abodes from Marin County to the East Bay. This house in Piedmont feels as relevant today as it did when it was built in 1927, with custom details, large windows, and a constant flow between the indoors and out.
Large pane windows flood the foyer, living room, and dining room with natural light, illuminating details like ornate moldings, arched doorways, and coffered ceilings. While there are elements that call to the home's history, its latest incarnation has a more modern feel.
Bright light continues in the kitchen and family room via a series of French doors that open to the backyard. A large island anchors the room and offers casual seating. Stone countertops make a sleek accompaniment to stainless steel appliances including a double oven and wine storage.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, two of which belong to the master suite. In the primary, find a fireplace and private balcony overlooking the rear garden. Another bedroom and bathroom make up the bottom level, also with French doors that open to the backyard.
A tranquil escape, the property is prime for both entertaining and relaxation with a new saltwater pool, hot tub, deck, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and large vegetable beds. There is also a spacious apartment and office above the garage.
Size: 4,811 square feet
Asking price: $6,500,000
// 228 Sea View Ave. (Oakland); for more information visit 228seaview.com.