So you have sold your large and lovely Piedmont home and are excitedly anticipating the next chapter of your life. Look no further than Tricia Swift's exceptional penthouse condominium listing at 565 Bellevue, #2507 on Lake Merritt. Offered at $1,399,000, this penthouse suite is an elegant retreat with three bedrooms, three full baths, sweeping views, gorgeous details, and luxury building amenities (24-hour doorman, pool, athletic club, and more). After the ongoing responsibility and upkeep of an older property, the ease and elegance of luxury, security, convenience, and maintenance-free living offers real freedom. To see more: www.Grubbco.com
Mindy Scott has brought to the market a Handsome English Tudor located at 130 Sandringham Road. This home, which has recently undergone extensive renovations, is sited on a commanding upslope parcel in Piedmont. The house is surrounded by classic English gardens including stone terraces, flowering beds and open lawns with beautiful vistas of the hills and bay beyond. There are 4bdrms/3bths, a new kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, spectacular formal living and dining rooms, a grand circular staircase, leaded glass windows and wonderful period detailing throughout. This architectural masterpiece is fully equipped for modern living and easy convenience, yet retains all of its original integrity and charm. Open this Sunday, 2-4:30.
A 3bdrm/3bth 1950 Colonial has come to market at 140 Somerset Road which features a lovely courtyard entry, library with built-in bookcases, lower level family room with adjoining au pair, rear decks and patios for pleasant outdoor entertaining and sweeping bay and San Francisco views. Price: $1,450,000. Open Sunday 2-4:30.
Last week I spoke about Matt Heafey and Bebe McRae's co-listing at 17 Pacific Avenue. This Classic Brown-Shingle is the home every buyer covets and as predicted, is attracting rave reviews and well-deserved attention. Offering 4bdrms/2bths including master suite with sitting area, formal living and dining room with box-beamed ceiling, true chef's kitchen, spacious family room, two-car garage and delightful sunny garden in the heart of Piedmont, this meticulous residence is truly the house you have been waiting for! Open this Sunday from 2-4:30. www.17pacific.com Last, but not least, Dana Cohen represents a fantastic and spacious level-entry Renovated Tudor at 9o Oakmont Avenue, featuring 4bdrms/3bths, master suite, TWO family rooms, and easy convenient location near Wildwood and Piedmont High Schools. Price: $1,550,000. Open this Sunday 2-4:30. www.95oakmont.com
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 12 years and has published more than 500 essays. She is also a frequent contributor to the Sound Off column in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle.