Yes, this one was a long time coming but absolutely worth the wait. Featured in the book Cottages and Castles, this grand Queen Anne, circa 1904, was originally built by Captain Mitchell Tyson, a Danish immigrant and ship’s captain. Sited on a beautiful double lot in the center of town, this gracious Victorian is a stunning blend of Craftsman and Colonial Revival details, framed by a magnificent arched porch entryway. The famed “Tyson House” features 5 bdrms/3.5bths, formal living and dining rooms, many bonus spaces, and an inviting parlor in nearly 4,000 square feet of hand-crafted artistry. With lush, wrap-around gardens, and a sports court, this elegant home also makes room for today's active lifestyle.
Its current owners took great pains and expense to improve the engineering and replace most of the original brick foundation while creating the perfect blank canvas for an ADU, in-law unit, or home expansion below. A large, finished attic above offers additional untapped potential. Close to coveted K-12 Piedmont public schools, Exedera Park, Mulberry's Market, Casual Carpool, and the Transbay Bus line.


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.


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Julie Gardner

CompassDRE# 01431765(510) 326-0840

Sarah Abel

CompassDRE# 00928803415.990.7654

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