Sold $1,495,000 SOLD (List: 1.495M) - Single Family Home
Incredible Piedmont Pines Compound
Graciously perched on an expansive and quiet corner lot in wonderful Piedmont Pines, awaits 6427 Ascot. Built in 1945, this 6+-bedroom, 5-bath property, with its multi-wing layout, wonderful outdoor pool area, and remarkable array of unique living spaces, boasts an abundance of amenities and comfort.
The home’s main entry and foyer opens into the formal living room, a generous, open space embellished with an elegant fireplace. An adjacent solarium/sun porch allows in plentiful light and corner Bay views, with Mt. Tamalpais rising in the distance.
The living space leads seamlessly into the formal dining area. Here, parquet hardwood flooring creates a lovely visual texture, while built-in glass-door cabinetry provides an ideal space for china storage. Wide windows offer great views of surrounding redwoods, and double doors open directly out onto the lower outdoor patio.
The deep, rich hues of cherry wood cabinetry glow throughout the U-shaped kitchen, including the magnificent hood atop the Viking 6-burner range. Other appliances include a Thermador double oven, warming tray, KitchenAid dishwasher and double door refrigerator, and trash compactor. An above-sink window looks out onto the poolside, while the vaulted, stone floor eat-in kitchen area opens onto the lower patio. A brick rotisserie is available for more adventuresome culinary exploits.
Just off the kitchen is the dedicated laundry area and attached butler’s pantry, exemplifying the home’s outstanding capacity for storage. Gas dryer hookup is available, as is an aerating sink. Cabinets and countertops line the walls of the windowed space, providing plenty of areas for folding or miscellaneous preparation. A full-size refrigerator nook and hookup gives added convenience.
A nearby hallway leads to a suite of three adjoined, spacious bedrooms and two full baths. All bedrooms afford wonderful closet space; the sunny central room features a window-lined wall with views of the front garden and neighborhood. Both bathrooms are colorfully tiled and contain a stall shower and a shower over tub. A hall linen closet offers yet more opportunity for storage.
The master suite, located on a lower level, consists of a series of multiple connected rooms. A sizeable bedroom opens to a private courtyard via Andersen sliding doors. The master bath layout features dual vanity and closet areas–each with extensive built-in wardrobe and dresser drawers–flanking a central bathroom. The bedroom leads into a dedicated dressing room with closet, then into a private seating room/flexible space with brick fireplace, corner windows, recessed storage cabinets, and private patio access (a possible office, nursery, or seventh bedroom).
The home’s additional wing, accessible from the formal dining space, features both upper and lower levels. The upper is comprised of an incredible entertainment room. Here, a sloped ceiling with exposed beams lifts the space upward, while large wood-framed sliding doors open out onto the upper poolside patio, creating one contiguous area if desired. At the room’s far end, built-in millwork provides beautiful shelving and space for electronic equipment (the room is wired for stereo and television hookup). Hardwood floors stretch throughout, and an elegant fireplace winged with wooden shelving creates a stunning centerpiece. Additional amenities: a fully equipped wet bar, with ample cabinetry, granite countertops, U-Line icemaker, wine fridge, refrigerator and lovely Bay views.
Below, a private office includes copious surrounding cabinetry, shelving, and a built-in corner desk facing the landscape. A full bath with walk-in shower adjoins the office, and the hallway beyond leads to a large bedroom with two ample closets.
Moving outdoors, a broad concrete patio abuts a partially elevated, in-ground swimming pool. Tall hedges, birds of paradise, a lattice fence, arbor, and built-in benches border the perimeter of this private, beautiful recreation and leisure space. The lower brick patio includes an outdoor fireplace, and outdoor speakers hang from the surrounding eaves. As the house essentially wraps around this courtyard area, one can enter indoors at multiple points: the kitchen, dining room, or entertainment room. Also, a rear staircase leads to a dog run behind the house, and an immense and easily accessible storage area beneath the pool patio.
The front yard features a boxwood-lined brick path, and mulched, irrigated gardens of grasses, lavender, and Japanese maples.
Other notable elements include a two car attached garage with utility sink, storage, and Craftsman automatic door opener, a leased solar power system, and an additional paved lot that can function as a basketball court or additional parking area.
With easy commuter access, nearby Montclair Village cafes and shopping just down the road, and both Joaquin Miller and Redwood Regional Parks nearby, 6427 Ascot is a bounty of comforts within one of the most sought-after areas Oakland has to offer.