136 Dudley Avenue
Extensively remodeled in recent years with the highest level of detail, this home provides a new contemporary take on a classic mid-century form of architecture. Originally built in 1958, the home was designed to take full advantage of the private and peaceful vistas across the hills of Piedmont. The original charm has been maintained while the inviting lifestyle of open rooms and easy indoor/outdoor transitions has been enhanced.
The single-story home is level-in from the street along a wide walkway to a gracious double doorway. The entry opens to reveal high ceilings and the first glimpse of the sunny patio and manicured gardens beyond. To the right is the expansive formal living room with high ceilings, a sleek, oversized fireplace and walls of light filled windows. To the left, are the guest closet and elegant powder room. The formal dining room features custom lighting and a beautiful wall of beveled mirror panels.
The inviting kitchen and family room provide the perfect place for all to gather. The family room enjoys a brick faced fireplace and hearth plus built-ins for entertainment systems, books and collections. A custom desk area provides a tidy home office. French doors open out to access the patio and view. The kitchen features custom European cabinetry, top of the line appliances, massive slab granite counters and deep, stainless sinks. There is a convenient door to the side garden featuring citrus and herbs and the Bar-B-Q with permanent gas line attached.
The bedroom wing consists of two rooms that share a bathroom and a large master suite. The first room is currently used as an office and enjoys custom built-ins while the second room has been used for guests. Both rooms look out onto the garden and then off over trees to the bay beyond. The spacious master suite has everything you are looking for- French doors to the garden, a walk-in closet with customized storage, and an elegant bathroom with heated floors and custom stonework.
Adding to the overall appeal of this home is a special cabana off the patio which provides the perfect space for casual entertaining and relaxing. Beautifully furnished to take advantage of the fireplace, large screen television and game table, this space can be used as a family retreat, a separate office or possibly converted to an in-law. The home has dual zones for heating and air conditioning and a high-end security system. There is an attached two car garage, a workroom and incredible storage. Plus, the home enjoys top public schools K-12 and easy access to shopping, transportation and services. Truly a very special property.