665 Blair Ave.
3,306 Square Foot Interior (Approx.)
6106 Square Foot Lot (Approx.)
1 Car Garage
Laundry Area/Storage Galore
Golden Gate Bridge View
Perched on the Piedmont hills with wonderful Bay views is this elegant 1936 home. Influenced by the Art Deco era, the Streamline Moderne style is beautifully maintained, with emphasis on long horizontal lines, curved accents, and smooth polished surfaces throughout. Original hardwood floors run wall to wall. Pencil baseboards and crown moldings create clean lines. Large, wood-framed windows draw natural light and accent the sleekly designed spaces.
From the front, brick steps lead past neat, established landscaping to the front door and welcoming foyer. Gazing left is the huge living room with a 10-foot ceiling, broad windows, and a wood-burning fireplace with marble and wood detailing. Straight ahead is the quintessential wood stairway, and to the right is the lovely dining room with wall sconces and a mid-century light fixture. A perfect layout, connected to the dining room is the gourmet kitchen with Wolf range, farm sink, casement window, butcher block counters, wood cabinets and Heath tiles.
Up a half set of stairs is the first ultra-charming bedroom and adjacent full bath. The bath design is rich and unique, with a concrete sink and striking tile work. Up another half stairway are the two very large master suites. The first master to the left features two closets built on a radius—another nod to the Streamline era—a bath with quality tile work and a copper sink, and the sunny reading room, where the vivid views shine: Lake Merritt, downtown Oakland, the Bay, three bridges, and the city lights of San Francisco. VERY Special!
The master to the right features glass doors to a veranda for views and fresh air flow, a throwback full closet/changing room, and a spa-like bath with a freestanding extra-large Americh tub, ornate wall sconces, an open-air shower surrounded by multi-color rock work, and a modern vanity.
Bonus space! On the way down the stairs from the kitchen is a full laundry room and huge storage area, and fully downstairs is the oversized bonus room with a second fireplace—think kids’ play area, family room, or theater room. Plus, tucked privately away downstairs is the guest suite with full bath.
For outdoor space, the backyard is a terraced, quiet Zen-like garden. The main patio space is ideal for outdoor dining under the stars. From there, sweet stone pathways meander to a hammock under a trellis and up the hill to a secret meditation spot.
With all that Piedmont offers—exceptional schools, serene parks, access to abundant dining and shopping on Piedmont and Grand Avenue—and the scale and design of this house, 665 Blair is a unique and exceptional opportunity.