$3 million Piedmont home has all the vacation vibes

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We've said it before, and we'll say it again, when it comes to real estate, you'll get more bang for your buck in the East Bay than you ever would in San Francisco. You know this though, right?

Take this Piedmont resort house. At over 5,300 square feet, it has six bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, terraced gardens, a swimming pool with a waterfall, and grounds surrounded by towering redwoods. For $559 a square foot, you'd live like you were on vacation every single day. (For comparison, you could easily get half the space for twice the price in SF.)


Beyond the house's mahogany front door are a slew of amenities to calm the mind and soul. Nearly every room has floor to ceiling windows for ample natural light and garden views. The kitchen opens almost entirely to the outdoors, making pool and hot tub parties a breeze. There's also a separate deck for dining and lounging al fresco.

The interior amenities are also plush. The eat-in kitchen has custom cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, Miele appliances, an extra-large six-burner induction range, and Sub-Zero refrigerator. In the adjacent dining room, a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired built-in sideboard and custom lighting add a touch of chicness.

The formal living room is flanked by windows on three sides and opens onto a brick patio, but also keeps it cozy with a fireplace. Two bedrooms—one with outdoor access—complete the main floor and offer more restful nooks. A full bathroom done up in Carrara marble and custom tile serves this level, along with a laundry room with utility sink and an additional Sub-Zero fridge.

Upstairs there are four en-suite bedrooms including the glorious master with its freestanding tub, enormous walk-in closet and dressing room, and private balcony. The three other rooms have similarly luxurious features including a cedar-lined walk-in closet, soaking tub, balcony access, and bay window.

The lower level is designed for hanging out, with an ethanol-burning fireplace, wet bar with Sub-Zero wine fridge, and a full wine cellar and tasting room. Ideal for hosting guests, there's also a powder room and a separate door leading out to the front garden.

Call it la vie en Piedmont.


Location: 308 Saint James Dr. (Piedmont)

Size: 5,357 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 5.5

Asking price: $2,995,000

// For more information, visit thegundermangroup.com.

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