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Located on a tranquil street in the hills of Piedmont behind a towering oak tree, 98 Dudley is a quintessential split-level Mid-Century Modern custom-built in 1976 with a sweeping, open-air aesthetic created by vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, open floor plan, and walls of glass that flood the rooms with natural light, establishing an inspiring indoor/outdoor flow. The home features a formal dining room, updated eat-in kitchen, owner's suite, three additional bedrooms on one level, updated baths, decks on three levels, professionally landscaped backyard, and 2-car garage with interior access and large basement for storage. Near many public parks, sought-after Piedmont public schools, the shopping districts of Piedmont Avenue, Rockridge, Montclair, and the Best of the East Bay.
Double front doors open onto an expansive entryway beneath a high vaulted ceiling. On this level, the updated eat-in chef’s kitchen features stone countertops and backsplash, wood cabinets, a lovely skylight, and a breakfast nook for casual meals. The discerning home chef will appreciate the Viking gas cooktop, built-in dual ovens, and Bosch dishwasher. Also on this level is a spacious formal dining room with an elegant bay window and railed wood deck overlooking the lush backyard.
At the top of a short flight of stairs is the heart of the home, an expansive light-filled living room with vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams create the feel of a loft - completely open to the lower level. A wall of glass faces east toward the morning sun, and sliding glass doors open onto a redwood deck running the width of the house, overlooking the treetops - a perfect place for morning coffee. On the western wall, high transom windows catch the afternoon sun, bathing the room in warm natural light, and a tile fireplace graces one wall. Adjacent to the living room, the spacious family room also features a vaulted wood-beamed ceiling and a sliding glass door to the shared deck.
The expansive owner’s suite features a linen closet and large walk-in clothes closet, and louvered doors that conceal sliding glass doors onto the front deck. The adjoining updated bath boasts a tile shower over tub and a wide vanity with dual sinks beneath sunny windows.
Downstairs, three generous bedrooms feature beautiful hardwood floors and oversized windows that catch the morning sun. The largest of the three boasts a substantial closet and sliding glass doors that open onto a private deck with steps leading down to the backyard. The updated shared bath features a tile shower over tub and stone-topped vanity for storage.
Surrounded by trees, the professionally landscaped backyard has at its center a lush lawn encircled by a cement path originally designed as a tricycle track. A custom, modern, curved wood bench adjoins a custom-designed cement retaining wall - a lovely spot for quiet reflection among the trees.
This exquisite home is located in the city of Piedmont with a close-knit community feel evidenced by neighborhood potlucks, the Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, Fourth of July Parade, and the Piedmont High School’s annual Bird Calling Contest (as seen on the David Letterman show).
Piedmont, a two-square-mile city within the borders of Oakland, was incorporated in 1907 and was known then as “The City of Millionaires” because there were more millionaires per square mile residing there than in any other U.S. city. Today, their large, estate-like homes are still standing in the heart of Piedmont, reminding residents of its glitzy past. Homes in Piedmont range from those estate-like homes in central Piedmont with expansive grounds to more modest homes on the edges of town. Well-manicured landscapes prevail and the city’s stringent permitting guidelines ensure all of the homes maintain their original flavor. The commercial area of town is small, featuring several banks and one gas station. Mulberry’s Market, a specialty food store with ready-made meals, caters to gourmet taste buds and is the frequent morning coffee stop for parents and after-school hot spot for kids. Piedmont’s proximity to Oakland’s many big-city amenities ensures Piedmonters will not miss out on the latest restaurants or first-run movies. The sense of community is strong, as witnessed by the large turnout for the annual Fourth of July parade that happens each year down Highland Avenue. The Piedmont Recreation Center offers a central gathering place for residents. Available for rental, it is the frequent setting for community events and parties. The beautiful grounds provide a wonderful place to hang out and play, and the wooded trail connecting the Center to the high school is the best place to take your dog to play. A casual carpool zone on Oakland Avenue, along with proximity to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District buses, offer workers convenient commute options. Pride in community involvement and village living are just a few of the reasons people love to live in Piedmont.