57 Crest Road (SOLD)

Hidden discretely beyond a gated entry, this majestic 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath “Grand Dame” of Piedmont offers a rare lifestyle opportunity. Built in 1927 and sited on over 3/4 acre, 57 Crest Road is a stunning example of early California Mediterranean architecture.

As you arrive at the front entrance graced by alabaster white columns adorned with playful cherubs, the stately Redwood doors beckon you to enter into a world of craftsmanship, comfort and refinement. Once inside, tall ceilings, thick hand plastered walls and rich hardwood floors combined with gossamer threads of natural light harken back to an era of glamour and sophistication in architecture.

The magnitude of the 40-foot long living room has an instant impact. Artfully blended with 15 foot beamed ceilings, stone fireplace scaled to fit the room, a wall of windows and French doors leading to the center balustraded courtyard this enchanting room defines the ambiance of the home. Across the courtyard, the newly remodeled kitchen with hand coffered ceilings anticipates preparations for family meals, indoor-outdoor entertaining or more lavish affairs.

The adjacent butler’s pantry allows for catered events and leads to the cozy family room. Stately and sophisticated, the dining room features a stone fireplace and hidden cabinetry behind paneled walls. Explore the winding stairway with handcrafted wrought-iron railing leading to the casual elegance of the upper sitting room/den perfect for family moments. Large hallways add to the feel of openness, which is a hallmark of this wonderful home.

The impressive scale has its benefits, providing a multitude of storage. The family wing provides three bedroom suites including the spacious master suite – a perfect example of understated refinement. Cool and sophisticated with attached en-suite bath, the room overlooks the glorious grounds with a view of the San Francisco Bay. Up the rear stairwell, two additional bedrooms with full bath create endless opportunities for guests, office, home gym or au pair.

Downstairs, 4 separate rooms, laundry and full bath allow for endless possibilities including storage, office, wine cellar or home gym. An incredible oasis awaits in the rear yard. With over an acre, a pool, hot tub, firepit, barbecue area, citrus grove and expansive, level yard, this yard can truly be enjoyed all year long.

Graced with romantic embellishments and privacy, 57 Crest Road is truly a lifestyle home filled with comfortable luxury.