The story of 100 Scenic Avenue
Reflecting high-style Spanish Revival architecture and an elevated perspective of the Bay, this Piedmont villa is awash with glamour, preserved craftsmanship, and indoor-outdoor majesty. Artistry abounds throughout its four-bedroom, three-bathroom composition, with epically embellished public rooms and a revitalized kitchen. Brick and stone terraces extend from the home on two sides, connecting the interior with vibrant, level living spaces amid the enchanted landscape.
Scenic, plus much more, the setting is positively optimal. This view-savoring sanctuary nestles within wonderful walking proximity of the center of Piedmont, featuring Piedmont’s sought-after K-12 schools, Park, Recreation Center and Pool, and conveniences like Mulberry’s Market. Stow multiple cars in the home’s garage and ride the casual carpool or Transbay Express Bus.
Meticulously maintained architectural attributes circa 1925 exalt the home with rustic flair. A clay-tile roof with decorative brackets, covered sculpted-wood balcony, and focal-point leaded-glass window trio adorn the stucco facade. An arch motif carries from the entry to the interior, where an arcaded corridor emphasizes graceful arches in repetition, as does the opening to the grandly scaled living room and niches within it. Characteristically Mediterranean, the sweeping space spotlights water, framing expansive, mesmerizing views of Lake Merritt, the Bay and beyond. Under foot, refinished hardwood floors gleam. Overhead, amid wrought-iron fixtures, stenciled wood beams meet scrolled brackets, up to which the fireplace surround stretches. On permanent display, a wall frieze alludes to the Renaissance sculpture Drums Cantoria. Artistic expression graces the dining room via tile and stencil-ornamented hutches, their designs echoed on carved-wood doors; French doors connect to a curvaceous stone terrace outlined by exuberant garden. Embedded through it, stone steps lead to level lawn, hardscaped recreation area, vegetable garden, and shed-workshop, all granted privacy by a greenery periphery.
The kitchen’s breakfast area also opens to the outdoor dining and unwinding terrace. Updated, the kitchen features Carrera marble counter and backsplash integrated with high-caliber stainless appliances and abundant cabinetry, including a butler’s pantry.
Each of the three full bathrooms spotlights unique hand-painted accent tile. Within the master, a fanciful tile mosaic arcs above the tub, and a separate shower complements it. All bedrooms are noteworthy for unique endowments: from the master and its dressing area, the Bay vista unfolds, in another, French doors open to the wide-ranging-view balcony, the third contains a spacious walk-in closet, and a lower-level bedroom with two closets, exterior access, and adjacent bathroom offers options. The lower level also contains storage and laundry facilities, augmenting a large array of closets and storage cupboards and two-car garage.