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THE KOLB HOUSE
4 BEDROOMS BATHROOM
2 LEXFORD ROAD • PIEDMONT, CA.
LISTED AT $2,895,000 Architect Irwin Johnson's Piedmont masterpiece has been completely remastered for the 21st century.
4 4.5 4,200+ 13,000
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An art deco classic brought up to the highest 21st century standards.
Every detail perfected. Completely ready to move in. This is a home that transports you to a time of sophisticated living, filled with many stunning details of style and grandeur, yet thoughtfully renovated to include today's modern luxuries. A sweeping double entry with Asian and Art Deco designs surround the entrance, and, in the long foyer, 13 foot ceilings, European white oak floors and a fantastic floor-to-ceiling window framing the garden waterfall make for a spectacular welcome.
Integrated indoor/outdoor spaces The living room and library have the elegance of the original gallery for which it was designed; spacious and serene, with many lovely built-ins, a large fireplace, and oversize steel casement windows filled with quiet, verdant outlooks particularly of the magnolia tree in the traffic roundabout. The library can be closed off from the living room with paneled French doors, and has access to the garden in the back, with a view of the outdoor fireplace.
A transformation from an old classic to modern
masterpiece. The bedroom wing has been updated to have three full bedrooms and three full bathrooms and the master suite has its own fireplace and two fabulous dressing rooms on either side of the deluxe bathroom. The windows have magnificent views of the greenery in the garden, with a mature Japanese maple, lush palm and a bouldered wall lending a tropical and Asian feel.
Unparalleled elegance in a perfect location.
Architect Irwin Johnson's Piedmont masterpiece has been completely remastered for the 21st century This is a home that transports you to a time of sophisticated living, filled with many stunning details of style and grandeur, yet thoughtfully renovated to include today's modern luxuries. A sweeping double entry with Asian and Art Deco designs surround the entrance, and, in the long foyer, 13 foot ceilings, European white oak floors and a fantastic floor-to-ceiling window framing the garden waterfall make for a spectacular welcome. The living room and library have the elegance of the original gallery for which it was designed; spacious and serene, with many lovely built-ins, a large fireplace, and oversize steel casement windows filled with quiet, verdant outlooks particularly of the magnolia tree in the traffic roundabout. The library can be closed off from the living room with paneled French doors, and has access to the garden in the back, with a view of the outdoor fireplace. The bedroom wing has been updated to have three full bedrooms and three full bathrooms - the first bedroom has an en suite bath with an undermount bathtub; the next bedroom is light-filled, with access to the patio outside; and the master suite has its own fireplace and two fabulous dressing rooms on either side of the deluxe bathroom. The windows have magnificent views of the greenery in the garden, with a mature Japanese maple, lush palm and a bouldered wall lending a tropical and Asian feel. The formal and unique oval shaped dining room has lots of splendor, with graceful curved walls and handsome architectural details, and a beautifully distinctive alabaster light fixture. It leads into the family room, where a new 14 foot NanaWall door system is used to create a grand indoor/outdoor space, essentially making another dining area and living room under the stars in the lovingly landscaped Japanese style garden. The eat-in gourmet kitchen is part of the "endless room" layout, with a Calacutta quartz island, walnut European style cabinetry, Thermador appliances (including a 6-burner stove with oven, a separate steam convection oven and a microwave drawer unit), and a breakfast nook. Gorgeous Heath Ceramics handcrafted tiles have been artfully chosen for the kitchen and all the bathrooms - another detail that adds to the fine sense of craftsmanship and design throughout this home. Upstairs, above the fairly rare three-car garage, the private guest or au pair suite has a large bedroom with both street and garden views, and a full private bath. The garden, which is a focal point for much of the house, is exquisitely landscaped with Japanese maple, dogwood, birch, wisteria, palm, rhododendron, azalea, camellia, magnolia, bougainvillea, liquid amber and evergreen plants. A path leads up to a little patio atop the tiered garden, a sweet retreat to enjoy the calm of the garden and the tranquil neighborhood. Ideally located in a beautiful, wooded enclave in peaceful Piedmont, it is just minutes from award-winning schools, two blocks to Hampton Sports Field and Park and is accessible to the shops and restaurants of Piedmont Avenue, Montclair and Lakeshore Avenue. Nearby Highway 13, 24 and 580 make for easy commuting and other excursions. This sensational home balances chic and comfort with the utmost grace, in a dazzlingly perfect location. Prepare to be swept away by its singular charms.
IMPROVEMENT LIST Key Structural Improvements
Increased the bedroom count from 3 to 4 Increased the bathroom count from 3 to 4.5 with the addition of a new full bathroom with skylight
Installed 14 foot NanaWall glass door opening to deck and garden from family room
Installed new windows in bedrooms and master bath
Installed European White Oak wide plank floors
Completely remodeled Kitchen and Baths
Built deck with Alaskan white cedar adjacent to NanaWall door to create indoor/outdoor endless room
Relocated laundry area to the bedroom wing with a light tube and a marble countertop laundry sink
Installed new drywall and molding throughout the house, and added insulation where the walls or ceilings were opened
Removed asbestos throughout and restored and/or replaced heating ventilation ducts Key Kitchen Improvements
Heath Ceramics backsplash with distinctive leaf shaped tile
Thermador suite of appliances including built in freezer column with built in ice dispenser, built in refrigerator, six burner range with oven, additional steam and convection oven, drawer microwave and dishwasher
Calacutta marble quartz countertops with 8 foot island with waterfall countertop style Walnut European style slab cabinets with aluminum lift up cabinet doors
Hansgrohe fixtures Key Bathroom Improvements
Four full bathrooms and one powder room fully renovated
Heath Ceramics tile throughout with unique and distinctive layout and pattern including utilizing hexagon and half hexagon shaped tile
Hansgrohe and Toto plumbing fixtures including Hansgrohe PureVida fixtures in the master bathroom Toto and Duravit sinks
New Velux skylight in hallway bathroom includes a solar powered controller to open and close New windows in the master bathroom Key Plumbing Improvements
Copper piping for water pipe
Replaced sewer lateral
Installed new tankless hot water heater
Installed sump pump for drainage Key Electrical Improvements
Upgraded electrical circuit breaker boxes
Replaced wiring, outlets and switches
Installed energy efficient LED lights and fixtures
Installed Nest learning and remotely adjustable thermostats to optimize the efficient usage of heat
The restoration of this property was led by Steven Chan of JE Green Solutions, LLC, a design build firm with an emphasis on green building technologies together with architect Carolyn Van Lang.
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