|One-of-a-kind secluded Piedmont Contemporary|
On a level ¼ acre lot in the heart of Piedmont
Fabulous Japanese gardens and towering Redwoods
2++ beds, 2++ baths; great indoor-outdoor living
Enter this private Shangri-La sequestered behind gates in the heart of Piedmont and you’ll be transported into a tranquil setting with splendid Redwood trees and mature Japanese gardens. The front entry takes you over a decorative garden bridge offering picturesque views of the ponds. The bridge connects to a path that leads through the Redwoods and front garden to the entry courtyard.
This contemporary style two plus bedroom, two plus bath home was designed with French doors and impressive windows that provide lovely views of the surrounding gardens from many rooms. A gardener’s delight, the splendid gardens intermix California and Japanese native plants to create an authentic ambiance. These exceptional gardens were tended by renowned San Francisco Bay Area Bonsai pioneer, Mas Imazumi. Mr. Imazumi’s work was featured in the Sunset book: Bonsai.
The large double front doors of this unique home are a veritable work of art. These artistic doors open to a tile entry hall and spacious living room with recessed lighting and an open fireplace featuring a suspended copper trimmed hood and raised stone hearth with glazed tile finish. Two sets of French doors open to a private Japanese garden. The wood ceiling compliments the exotic cork covered walls. This wall treatment is repeated in the dining room, the foyer and the hallway to the master bedroom suite.
The formal dining room showcases a dramatic two-story vaulted beam ceiling. French doors open to the secluded front garden. An impressive window extends to the ceiling providing a magnificent view of the splendid Redwoods.
Another view of the fabulous garden is showcased by three windows over the double sink in the updated kitchen. Directly accessible from the dining room, the kitchen features double ovens, a gas cook top, plenty of counter and storage space, recessed and under cabinet lighting, an appliance garage and a cherry wood floor.
The secluded master suite with raised wood ceiling, clerestory windows, Shoji screens and soffit lighting provides easy indoor-outdoor living with French doors opening to the entry courtyard. A second door leads from the library off the master bedroom to another private garden—an ideal space for relaxing outdoors. The master bathroom showcases a sumptuous tile counter, skylights, and a large sunken tub/shower with walls tiled to the ceiling.
The second bedroom, bath and bonus room on the upper level are conveniently located at the opposite side of the house from the master bedroom retreat. The bonus room—ideal for a den or home office, features a recently refinished wood floor and Shoji screens on one wall that open to a balcony overlooking the dining room. The spacious bedroom with refinished wood floor, plenty of closet space and a bathroom with marble counter and a shower over tub complete this private living area.
The Japanese Tea House is a delight and features a vaulted wood ceiling with dramatic cross beams. Created to provide an authentic milieu, the Tea House provides a serene setting for relaxing, meditating, practicing yoga or tai chi or enjoying a cup of tea. Shoji screens open to provide exquisite views of the lovely ponds and gardens. A deck wraps around the Tea House; a storage room, half bathroom and tool shed are attached.
Additional features include: an elegant tile powder room with built in linen cabinet; a bonus room adjacent to the master suite with laundry, a garden view, yard access and a work space—previously used as an art studio; carpet on stairs to the second level was recently replaced; remotely controlled security gates at the front entry —for pedestrians and carport access; located on approximately one-quarter acre—near level; coveted location close to the center of Piedmont; convenient commute location; Coldwell Banker home warranty included.
The Metroscan Property Profile says that the house has 2830 square feet and the lost size is 11,220 square feet (.26 acre). The square footage figures may not be accurate and will not be verified.