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The best homes evolve through the years to improve upon their original design and mark their place in history and in our hearts. Never has this been truer than with the Hampton House in Piedmont. On more than one acre of level land that encompasses expansive patios, rolling lawns, a tennis court, and a guest house, this magnificent estate was originally conceived by Albert Farr in 1926.
This stunning property has transformed and expanded through the decades, but the current owners have meticulously modernized the property over the last 4 years while preserving the heritage of the 11,000+ SQFT house and surrounding gardens. The “Hampton House” maintains its historic glory that fits today’s lifestyle, welcoming multiple generations. Inviting, warm, bold, creative, and utterly unique, each room delights and surprises, and every corner is both fully utilized and thoughtfully realized. With dozens of French doors and windows, multiple decks, and patios, this light-filled home creates an abundance of opportunities to enjoy indoor and outdoor living on all 3 levels throughout the year.
With lush gardens, this iconic Bay Area revival property is genuinely inspiring and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy California living in a private Piedmont setting.
- 11,000+ Sqft
- Main House: 7 Bedrooms | 7.5 Bathrooms
- ADU: 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath (1 Glen Alpine Road)
- Primary Bedroom Suite (2 Full Baths, 2 Closets, Dressing Hall, Sunroom, Balcony)
- Grand Foyer
- Chef's Kitchen
- Prep Kitchen
- Walk-in Pantry
- Dish Closet
- Window-filled Gym with Indoor & Outdoor Access
- Family Room
- Media Room
- Art Room
- Custom Wine Cellar
- 2 Offices
- 2 Sunrooms
- Bar with Indoor & Outdoor Access
- 2 Laundry Rooms
- Security System
- Gas Fire Pit
- Tennis Court
- Gated Driveway
- Water Well for Irrigation
- Gas Generator (Powers Main House)
- 2 Two-Car Garages (Includes EV Charger)
- Parking Circle
- Multiple Patios
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.