Sold $1,160,000 SOLD (List: 975K) - Single Family Home
Gracious Retreat in Wonderful Piedmont Pines
Up through the winding roads of Oakland’s Piedmont Pines neighborhood, perched on a hilltop on a quiet, woodsy street, sits 18 Camelford Place. Built in 1939, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath, property is a tranquil haven within easy reach of Montclair Village’s lively retail and cafe district, and only minutes away from the magnificent natural reserves of Joaquin Miller and Redwood Regional parks.
A shaded stone pathway leads to the home’s entrance, where a welcoming foyer opens into the main living area. Double French doors frame a beautifully mantled fireplace, while an expansive seated window on the opposite wall overlooks the treetops providing a lofty Bay vista, and drawing light across the wide, wood-plank floors. Tall niched shelves and arched doorways enhance the space’s symmetry and elegance.
The formal dining room’s decorative recesses and built-in china cabinetry provide continuity in style, while corner views make for a truly elevated experience.
A skylight gives added warmth to the home’s eat-in kitchen, featuring all new stainless steel appliances including a hooded KitchenAid convection stovetop and oven, wall oven, and Bosch dishwasher. Offset subway tile backsplashes, built-in spice shelf, plentiful, newly painted cabinetry, and back patio access create an ideal space for meal preparation.
Embodying the residence’s ubiquitous sense of serenity and retreat is the rear courtyard: cool and glade-like, an ivy-draped rock wall topped with ferns and mosses lines a wide stone patio, where grasses, lavender, azalea, and rhododendron grow in abundance. The tree-lined hillside gives privacy to this outdoor sanctuary, making it perfect for relaxation and entertainment.
The main level’s guest bedroom connects with an updated full bath/powder room with glass-paned shower, while a nearby spacious second bedroom offers back patio views and a windowed walk-in closet, and also includes a tastefully updated full bath.
A darling children’s room and carpeted master suite comprise the home’s upper level, added in the 1970’s. Three bifold closets and dresser niche line the walls of the master bedroom, while in the master bath, an overhead skylight illuminates a glass-enclosed shower with rainshower showerhead. Hexagonal tile adorns the shower floor and countertop, where matching sinks and vanity lighting fixtures outline a view of the towering evergreens.
The finished basement has a washer, dryer, and utility sink, and additional storage area with hanging shelves. It opens out onto the mulched side yard, where mature trees populate the ¼ acre + lot. An attached two car garage includes a sink and counter space—handy for at-home projects—as well as shelving and a Craftsman automatic garage door opener.
We invite you to 18 Camelford—a home amid nature in one of Oakland’s loveliest neighborhoods, surrounded by some of the best shopping and recreation the East Bay has to offer.