Home may be where the heart is, but we all know family can drive us up the walls. Whether you're ready to have kids filling the rooms or just anticipating long stays from the in-laws, this grand four-level Piedmont home is designed to meet our need for both togetherness and personal space.
With six bedrooms, four fireplaces, two kitchens and an airy attic and basement, this house promises that coziness and spaciousness commingle. A huge, formal foyer with classical crown molding and columns hints at the home's fancy interiors, but also very practically leads directly to the atrium, the living room, and the dining room. Maze through the grand main level and you'll find doors leading to a study, a powder room, a breakfast room, and a humongous kitchen fully equipped with a SubZero fridge, two dishwashers, and double ovens.
Upstairs houses bedrooms galore: Two sets of Jack-and-Jill bedroom pairs are each joined by a bathroom; one of these bedrooms has a sunny office space with arguably the best view in the house. Of course, the real treats are saved for the master bedroom suite, with its majestic fireplace and Bay-view sunroom primed for midday breaks. You can laze about in the deck-mounted Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower; the only thing missing here is a 'Do Not Disturb' sign.
If attics and basements make you think of creaky, hidden storage rooms, this house will make you think again. Both of these rooms are clean, full-story spaces ready to be converted into your man cave or home theater. The basement is designed for entertaining, with its own kitchen, wet bar, and French doors that open onto the terraced garden and barbecue. Have 100 guests? Not a problem.
Location: 15 Muir Ave. (Piedmont)
Asking Price: $4,375,000
Size: 14,000 sq. ft.
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