Overview: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3873 sq. ft., and 2-car garage

Set on a corner lot enveloped in statuesque oaks, redwoods, and Japanese maples is this wonderful, large-scale 1941 Piedmont home.  With its exquisitely manicured front and backyard landscaping, the setting truly is spectacular—as is the classically elegant taupe façade, white trimmed windows, and ceramic tile roof.  A special home indeed!

Home Highlights

  • Refinished glimmering hardwood floors run throughout the grand foyer and the main-level living
  • Remodeled contemporary kitchen marries white quartz counters, white cabinets, and a white subway tile backsplash.  Equipped with a huge island, high-end stainless appliances, a wine fridge, cabinet-paneled fridge, and a warming drawer. With its eat-in dining area, this kitchen is perfect for entertaining and family gatherings
  • Casual family room with nature views directly off the kitchen
  • Large formal dining room with large windows drawing light and framing the gardens outside—envision grand, effervescent holiday gatherings
  • Step-down living room with fireplace; easy access to outdoor patio with majestic view of Bay
  • Private backyard deck with multiple seating areas leading to a large stone patio surrounded by majestic oaks, perfect for indoor-outdoor dining, tranquility, or play.
  • Lovely remodeled navy half bath on the main level
  • Four large bedrooms and three baths upstairs, including an en suite bedroom and exceptional master suite with his and her walk-in closets, updated bathroom, and a private deck boasting pristine views of the green hillsides
  • Lower level with gracious office (staged as fifth bedroom), bonus media room, wet bar, storage, and full bath
  • Level in attached two car garage with mudroom entrance. Additional parking in circular drive area

199 St. James Drive is in the epicenter of top-notch Piedmont schools and all the amenities, boutiques, cafes, and salons one could need in nearby Montclair Village and Glenview shopping areas.  Commutes are quick with easy access to Highway 13 and Interstate 580. This is an established property and an exceptional opportunity.


Piedmont, a two-square-mile city within the borders of Oakland, was incorporated in 1907 and was known then as “The City of Millionaires” because there were more millionaires per square mile residing there than in any other U.S. city. Today, their large, estate-like homes are still standing in the heart of Piedmont, reminding residents of its glitzy past. Homes in Piedmont range from those estate-like homes in central Piedmont with expansive grounds to more modest homes on the edges of town. Well-manicured landscapes prevail and the city’s stringent permitting guidelines ensure all of the homes maintain their original flavor. The commercial area of town is small, featuring several banks and one gas station. Mulberry’s Market, a specialty food store with ready-made meals, caters to gourmet taste buds and is the frequent morning coffee stop for parents and after-school hot spot for kids. Piedmont’s proximity to Oakland’s many big-city amenities ensures Piedmonters will not miss out on the latest restaurants or first-run movies. The sense of community is strong, as witnessed by the large turnout for the annual Fourth of July parade that happens each year down Highland Avenue. The Piedmont Recreation Center offers a central gathering place for residents. Available for rental, it is the frequent setting for community events and parties. The beautiful grounds provide a wonderful place to hang out and play, and the wooded trail connecting the Center to the high school is the best place to take your dog to play. A casual carpool zone on Oakland Avenue, along with proximity to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District buses, offer workers convenient commute options. Pride in community involvement and village living are just a few of the reasons people love to live in Piedmont.

Floor Plans


Open Houses:
Sunday  July 14th  2:00pm-4:30pm


Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Teresa Baum
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Teresa Baum

Realtor®CompasscalDRE# 01731096510.338.1387 office510.219.3404