Sold $2,126,000 (List Price: $1,695,000) - Single Family Home
Nestled in the Piedmont hills at the end of a private cul-de-sac, 15 Echo Lane is a quintessential California 3BD/2BA Mid-Century Modern with clean lines, an open-concept great room with skylights, remodeled custom chef’s kitchen, private owner’s suite, two additional bedrooms with shared bath, separate attached office space, and multiple decks with a cedar spa surrounded by lush landscaping. A large two-car carport includes large storage areas and convenient entry to the kitchen for ease of transporting groceries and heavy items inside. Close to Hampton Field, Crocker Park, and sought-after schools, the home is moments from the best of the East Bay with close proximity to Rockridge, Grand Lake, and Montclair Village with its eclectic mix of independent shops and restaurants, weekly farmers market, and annual street fairs and jazz festival.
An entertainer’s dream, the open floor plan allows guests to mingle freely, chatting with the chef, warming themselves in front of the brick fireplace, or enjoying the surrounding landscape through enormous picture windows. On warm nights, a series of panoramic glass doors fold back to bring the outdoors inside and allow the party to spill out onto the expansive redwood decks and take a dip in the cedar hot tub beneath a canopy of trees.
Dual skylights shine down on the sleek modern kitchen with stone countertops, abundant cabinets, and awning windows. The discerning home chef will delight in the Miele 5-burner gas cooktop and hood, SubZero fridge, and Miele built-in oven and coffee machine. The expansive custom island provides additional space for meal prep, and the wide, deep sink and Miele dishwasher make for easy cleanup. The attached built-in alder wood breakfast bar is ideal for quick meals.
On one side of the living area, two bedrooms share a generous bath with shower over tub and large tile vanity typical of the mid-century era. On the other side, a private staircase leads up to the wood-paneled owner’s suite – large enough to be furnished as a bed and sitting area. The timber ceiling with exposed beams follows the slanted roofline, and wide windows fill the room with natural light. A large walk-in closet and second closet with cedar walls and floor provide abundant storage, and the adjoining bath features a shower over tub, wide vanity, and sunny skylight.
The home is located in the small city of Piedmont with excellent schools and a close-knit community where residents enjoy the best of both worlds – small-town independence and convenient access to the excellent amenities of Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco.