210 Crocker Avenue
210 Crocker Ave. Piedmont CA | Offered at $3,995,000
Brian Santilena Realtor 510-501-3534
Sidney B. Newsom and Nobel Newsom, prominent San Francisco architects were commissioned to design 210 Crocker for Carmen Ghirardelli of San Francisco's Ghiradelli Chocolate family and her husband George Baker Jr.
From the moment you approach this Classical Mediterranean property the details of this 1920’s architectural masterpiece become apparent. While the home is stunning, the grounds and gardens at just under a half acre are even more spectacular.
The home is wonderfully set back from the street and rises up over a large, flat manicured lawn. You’re swept up the walkway to garden beds filled with mature plants of multiple verities. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the visually stunning wrought-iron arched gates gracing the homes driveway and drivethrough Portico. Balancing the South end of the homes frontage is a beautiful arched-topped wooden gate accented by heavy iron strapping that leads you into your private and serene rear garden.
Entering through the heavy wooden and iron detailed main entry door it becomes apparent that words alone cannot express the feelings evoked by this amazing property. Even photos cannot do it justice. From the warm hardwood floors, box beamed ceilings, charming original light fixtures to the many glass French doors opening out the terra cotta tiled patio, the subtle grandeur of this amazing home is unlike any other.
The main level contains the kitchen, family room, breakfast area, formal dining and great room. It also has a bedroom (currently the library) with attached bathroom. Upstairs there is an expansive Master Suite and 3 additional bedrooms that open out to a Romeo and Juliet balcony overlooking the patio below and bubbling garden birdbath fountain beyond. Additionally there is also a separate detached Cottage with 1 bed, 1 bath and full kitchen.
Prior to the current owner, only 2 owners have called this unique property their home. The Location, Character, Architectural Significance, Quality, Size and Gardens combine to make 210 Crocker Ave. a one-of-a-kind property that’s just waiting for its next lucky steward.
- Built in 1922
- Main home is 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
- Plus a 1 bed, 1 bath Cottage/AuPair
- *5140 interior square feet of living space
- *19,650 lot/grounds space
*Square footages are per the public record and not guaranteed
- Large Kitchen open to Family room and Eating area
- Formal Dining room
- Great room with fireplace
- Private Office
- 5th. Bedroom (currently used as Library) perfect for future level-in bedroom suite?
- Level in from street and driveway
- Level out to terra-cotta patio
- Front, side and rear gardens w/ fountains
- Grounds keepers building
- 2 car garage attached to cottage
- 2 car garage of main house (currently a workshop)