This Spanish-style home in the Piedmont Pines community in the Oakland Hills is known around the neighborhood as "the Grateful Dead House," because the home was rented in the late sixties by Owsley Stanley, an early soundman for The Grateful Dead. Apparently the band partied pretty hard in this beautiful abode during the time that Stanley occupied it. The 4-bed, 3-bath, 3,585 sq. ft. home just came on the market asking $1,389,000. The home is absolutely gorgeous, and doesn't fall short of original Arts and Crafts detailing, specifically all the intricate tile work in the bathrooms. All the tiles in the bathrooms came form the Muresque Tile Co. of Oakland, one of the premier West Coast tilemakers in the 1920's and 30's. Property highlights include a log cabin family room, and a 40' outdoor swimming pool and spa. Want to check it out for yourself? There's an open house this Sunday from 2 to 4:30PM.
· 6024 Ascot Drive, Oakland [Nicolette Bot and Mary Neuberger]