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1911 Piedmont mansion asks $6.68M

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Comes with stenciled ceilings and leaded-glass skylights

Front exterior.
Photo by Christian Klugmann, courtesy of Compass

What could go upward of $20 million-plus along San Francisco’s BIllionaire’s Row or down in Palo Alto seems like a steal in Piedmont—this circa-1911 stunner asking $6.68 million.

Featuring eight bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, and 8,655 square feet, 320 El Cerrito Avenue comes with details aplenty, including an iron and glass front door; a living room with tall leaded-glass windows, coffered ceiling, and a limestone fireplace; and a dining room with a hand-painted ceiling, wall coverings, and a marble fireplace.

There’s also a solarium with a tiled fountain, a stenciled ceiling, and leaded-glass skylights.

Spread out across three floors, the home offers a third-floor a kitchenette and attic space that learn toward contemporary. Other highlights include a detached guest house with fireplace and kitchen, as well as two epic gardens in front and back.

On a historic note: “The property was originally built in 1911 for William and Florence Barnard. William was a grain broker and the couple moved in with their four children and a servant, according to Gail Lombardi of the Piedmont Historical Society,” reports SFGate.

Years later the house belonged to H.M. Storey—the California director of Standard Oil, who also had a tanker named after, which was attacked during World War II—and to Horace O. Lanza, who made wine during the Prohibition era.

The listing is through Anna Bahnson and Deborah L. Fitzgerrell of Compass.

Foyer and front door.
Living room.
Formal dining room.
Rear yard with foliage-covered guest house.