Oakland, CA (Nov. 3, 2016) — Noted East Bay home builder Anthony Associates announced today the start of sales and afternoon open-house touring this weekend, Nov. 5-6, from 1-5 p.m. for the first phase of Oakmont off Piedmont http://oakmontoffpiedmont.com/, a collection of elegant single-family homes designed in First Bay Tradition architecture just steps from the shops, dining and amenities of Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. Located at 4465 Howe, the first four homes of the 10-home development feature 3 and 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with a garage and private yard and are offered starting at $1.395 million.
Anthony Associates founder Tom Anthony works closely with building designer John Newton and interior designer Allison Hatcher who share his passion in creating new homes reflecting First Bay Tradition styling. First Bay Tradition architects of the early 20th century such as Willis Polk, Julia Morgan, John Hudson Thomas and others shared qualities of craftsmanship, naturally sourced building materials and custom-design features that made no two homes exactly alike. It created the eclectic but harmonious character that makes so many Piedmont, Oakland and Berkeley neighborhoods desirable.
Oakmont’s first two homes reflect the classic “Ocean View” styling found in West Berkeley’s Ocean View district, and echo the playful nautical design theme found in beach communities along the eastern seaboard and in California coastal towns such as Laguna Beach. The nautical theme is expressed with board and batten ceilings, random plank hardwood floors with wood dowel pegs, bleached wood interior doors, rounded moldings, newel posts and stair balusters, and a barn door to the bonus room/office. Entry stairs lead to the front door from an elegant flagstone entry terrace, which connects to the rear yard for outdoor entertaining. A chevron pattern in the exterior molding was repeated in the elegant chevron metal balusters on the entry stairs.
Oakmont exemplifies the trend of creating infill housing to complement the neighborhood. Anthony’s 30-years of experience culminated in bringing 10 new homes on a four-property site that was highly underutilized.
Oakmont’s homes feature solar panel pre-wires installed with available EV car charger technology; dual pane, true divided light windows; bright open kitchens with chef’s range and walnut bar tops; dramatic dining room with wood detailed ceilings; spacious living rooms with fireplaces, and an additional bedroom on the lower levels with full bath and exterior access.
- 3+ bedrooms and 3.5 baths
- Bright kitchen with chef’s range and walnut bar top
- Dramatic dining room with vaulted beamed ceiling
- Fireplace in living room
- Master suite with large closets
- 2nd suite on upper level with open beam beadboard celling
- Bonus/Office room on main level with barn entry door
- 3rd bedroom on lower level with full bath and exterior access
- Laundry room and bonus storage room on lower level
- Solar panels installed with car charger
- Flagstone entry terrace connecting to rear patio
- Old world nautical moldings and stair assemblies
- Dual pane, true divided light windows
- One-car garage.