Classic Piedmont Home Close to Schools With Bay Bridge + Oakland Views
Sold for $1,735,000
1,666 Sq Ft
3,494 Sq Ft
416 Pala Avenue
Enjoy all of the benefits that living in Piedmont has to offer from this elegant vintage home that’s just blocks from the center of town and Piedmont’s award-winning schools. In one family’s ownership for decades, this gracious home was built in 1924 and offers spectacular Oakland, Emeryville, San Francisco Bay and Bay Bridge views from most rooms. Recently updated/remodeled for a 21st century lifestyle, this lovely home offers three bedrooms, one half and two full bathrooms, a formal living room, an open dining room/kitchen, indoor and outdoor sun porches, 862 SF of finished bonus space and a detached, two-car garage.
Nestled in the Piedmont foothills, the home has a symmetrical facade, a graceful portico embellished with decorative mouldings, and newly landscaped tiered gardens, all of which contribute to the home’s stately curb appeal. Once inside, exceptional views capture Emeryville, downtown Oakland and the iconic Bay Bridge. A large foyer separates the formal living room on the left from the open dining room and kitchen on the right, while an impressive L-shaped staircase straight ahead leads to the second floor bedrooms.
The living room offers Old World charm with plenty of vintage details in addition to the beautiful views, A pair of built-in arched bookcases anchor the room, and a wood burning fireplace with a traditional white mantel has a herringbone-patterned Cararra marble tile surround and hearth. The vintage oak floor has been newly refinished, and an enclosed sun porch next to the living room provides a perfect space for a home office or library.
An open kitchen/dining room also offers spectacular views, and blends the best of old and new with an oak floor, premium appliances, creamy quartz counters, and a beautiful Cararra marble tile backsplash. Dual-pane windows in this room and throughout the entire house are energy efficient while helping to reduce urban sounds. A newly remodeled half bathroom completes the first floor.
The home’s spacious primary bedroom on the second floor is situated at the end of the hall for privacy, and has beautiful views of the Port of Oakland, the SF Bay and Piedmont’s lovely terracotta rooftops. This sunlit room features the original oak floor, a tray ceiling, picture rails, a walk-in closet with organizers, and a wood-burning fireplace to warm up rainy winter nights. Two additional bedrooms are generously sized, and offer bright, natural light, tray ceilings and gorgeous western views. A beautifully remodeled full bathroom on this level sits at the top of the stairs next to the bedrooms.
A finished lower level offers an additional 862 square feet of bonus space, and includes a laundry room, full bathroom, and rooms that can be used as a play space or for storage, and a detached 2-car garage offers more storage potential.
416 Pala Ave. is everything one could want in a classic Piedmont home: a beautiful exterior, expansive rooms with many vintage features, panoramic Bay Bridge views that never end, and an ideal central location close to schools, Mulberry Market and Piedmont Park. This special home has it all.