1. schools tab (another ticket)

5 Glen Alpine Rd

Piedmont, CA 94611


  • Sold
  • 6 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 8,272 SqFt
  • MLS# 5401015

Viewing of 66 photos

Exquisite Piedmont Estate - New Off Market Listing

Ideally situated on approximately three-quarters of an acre of land, this magnificent six bedroom, six and a half- bath home is located on one of Piedmont’s most sought after streets. Five fireplaces, patterned oak floors, thick crown moldings, plantation shutters, and detailed woodwork throughout, create a luxurious interior design that flows out multiple French doors to the gorgeous park-like grounds of redwoods, oaks and Japanese maples.  

On the Main Level, fanning outward from the grand foyer and overlooking the property is the majestic, light filled living room with French doors leading to the upper terrace. A cozy office with fireplace, private guest suite, formal dining room and powder room are also on the main level. The home’s principal entertainment area is the spacious family room.  This is connected to a casual dining area and a gourmet kitchen.  This ensemble of rooms leads to a spacious terrace overlooking the gardens and the pool. Complete with fireplace, the terrace is perfect for outdoor dining or family events.  The gourmet kitchen is a cook’s delight and includes:

  • Central cherry wood island with hand carved legs by Berkeley artisan Sheri Tharp  and polished granite counter top with integrated sink
  • Concrete counters with an integrated sink that matches the fireplace hearth in the family room (by Sonoma Cast Stone)
  • Two Bosch dishwashers, a six burner professional Viking range, Thermador oven, wine fridge, and a cabinet-paneled dual Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Hand-crafted glass mosaic over range designed by Ellen Blakeley 
  • Copious cabinetry and a huge walk-in pantry

The Upper Level, perfect for keeping loved ones close, features two separate bedroom suites (one with a secret children’s playroom behind closet), two additional bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bath, and the magnificent master bedroom—equipped with an office, huge California walk-in closet, and a spa-like bath with dual granite-surround sinks and a soaking tub positioned to take advantage of the park like setting.

The Lower Level is designed to accommodate many family activities and includes a complete workshop, a gym, a 350+ bottle wine room, an art studio and a full bath and laundry room.  The art studio—with full stainless steel wet bar—opens out to the pool patio for indoor-outdoor enjoyment. 

The Exterior setting of this home is rare and wonderful.  Nature is on full display from virtually every room in the house.  Wisteria covers the patio trellis while colorful flora and mature trees of various species envelop the entire property, providing total privacy.  Sunlight splashes the outdoor terraces and the swimming pool.  Children will enjoy the vegetable garden with its fresh produce and surely find great adventures across the land, ultimately making their way to the lower yard play area.  To enhance the natural landscape, the home is equipped with solar panels. All power lines on the street are neatly hidden under ground and a there is two car garage with ample off-street parking.  

With top-rated schools, fabulous parks, and a convenient location to shops, restaurants and public transportation, this estate is truly a unique opportunity in the City of Piedmont. 


Cross Street:

Sotelo Ave



Interior Features

Exterior Features

Additional Details

About Piedmont

Photo of Piedmont - Photo 1
Photo of Piedmont - Photo 2
Photo of Piedmont - Photo 3
Photo of Piedmont - Photo 4
Photo of Piedmont - Photo 5
Photo of Piedmont - Photo 6
Photo of Piedmont - Photo 7
Photo of Piedmont - Photo 8
Photo of Piedmont - Photo 9

Average Sale Price


3 Months6 Months1 Year

Average Days On Market


3 Months6 Months1 Year

Sale Price as (%) of Asking Price


3 Months6 Months1 Year

Average Listings


3 Months6 Months1 Year

At a Glance

Incorporated in 1907, the City of Piedmont is completely surrounded by the City of Oakland. But thanks in no small part to the fact that the city boasts its own mayor, city council, fire department, police department, and school district, Piedmont has maintained its unique identity for more than a century.

Originally a weekend destination for visitors to Piedmont Springs (which was part of the Rancho San Antonio Tract), Piedmont soon became a haven for artists and bohemians.

Today, the city is home to over 11,000 residents who are drawn to its tree-lined streets, top-rated schools, small-town atmosphere, and close proximity to downtown San Francisco.

In a Few Words

Award-winning schools

Living Here

The city of Piedmont is zoned nearly 100 percent residential, and commercial activity is limited to two small zones on Highland and Grand Avenues.
However, with Oakland’s charming Piedmont Avenue and Montclair shopping districts situated on either side, many can walk to restaurants and a variety of specialty shops and grocery stores.


Jack London once called this area home and wrote The Call of the Wild in the house he built here.  

Why Piedmont?

In recent years, by far the greatest draw for new residents to Piedmont has been its excellent school district. Consisting of three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and an alternative high school, the district currently ranks tenth out of California’s 756 school districts.

More About Piedmont

Presented By

Haideh Chew's Photo

Haideh Chew

CalBRE# 01152200


View My Other Listings Contact Me
McGuire Laptop
Property Alerts

Sign up and receive email alerts when new listings come on the market.

Similar Properties

We're sorry, but no properties that meet this criteria are currently available.

Listing Agent:

Haideh Chew

Based on information from the MLSListings™ MLS as of 07/20/18. MLS Listing Information displayed on the VOW is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.

This data is up-to-date as of 07/20/18. For the most current information, contact
McGuire Client Care at 800-473-7858 or clientcare@mcguire.com.

Property Explorer