106 Mesa Avenue
About the House
Special Opportunity--Price Reduction!
Combine Bay views from the two upper floors, great historic architecture, the classic "kitchen/family room/access to a big backyard" layout, six bedrooms and three and a half baths, great East Bay light, easy access to everything, and recent systems updates, and you have 106 Mesa Avenue, at the heart of the prized Golden Rectangle neighborhood.
A Heritage Home, yet Updated
James Barker built 106 Mesa and 110 Mesa as Piedmont was organizing as a city, according to Cottages and Castles. The Colonial Revival home with three story high banksia rose offers fine architectural details and handcrafted elements—a variety of ornate windows, Bay windows, plate rail, quarter-sawn oak, gorgeous hardwood floors, and decorative dentils. An architect-owner thoughtfully expanded and upgraded the home in the early '90s, adding a family room and a home office area opening to the large backyard, walk-in closet, balconies perfect for relaxing, and open-plan kitchen. Imagine entertaining friends on the expansive rear deck! The best of both worlds—A rare “Centennial” home with a contemporary layout.
The Systems are Go!
The current owners have upgraded through their ownership, including roof (2018), furnace (2018), hot water heater (2016), front porch replacement, rear retaining wall replacement, sewer lateral replacement, and more (see Improvements). The previous owner made significant foundation and seismic upgrades, and plumbing and electrical upgrades as part of the early '90s home expansion and renovation effort. All this brings great peace of mind.
The Perfect Piedmont Location--
The Golden Rectangle is highly valued for good reason. Yes, it is a short distance from schools, after-school care, pool, tennis courts, and emergency services. But the big win is traffic—you drive on these six blocks only if you live here. Combine flat streets and few cars and no wonder there are so many basketball standards and young bicyclists on the streets.
Moreover, it's just 21 minutes by foot to Fenton's Creamery and Piedmont Avenue shopping. Commutes to the City are easy whether by casual carpool or WiFi-equipped express bus. And SFO and OAK are “QED.”
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