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Piedmont Perfection


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Perfectly positioned on Piedmont’s most beautiful street, 131 Bonita is the ultimate blend of old-world craftsmanship, modern amenities, and exceptional curated design. 

Refined yet relaxed, the timeless updates blend beautifully throughout the classic 4 bedroom (up) 2++ bath, extremely livable, three-level floor plan. 

With a vision to extend the everyday living and entertaining spaces outdoors, the current owners enlisted Denise Bates, CLA, to execute their plan. Showcasing a pergola covered IPE deck, perfect for al fresco dining, lush level lawn for play, and fabulous fire feature with seating for all, a welcome oasis for family and friends was created.   

Truly a legacy home to retreat, gather, and celebrate every day.  

  • 4 Bedrooms - 2++ Baths
  • 2,860 Interior Sq. Ft.
  • 6,550 Sq. Ft. Parcel 
  • Constructed in 1947 





New Garage Door, Hangars and opening Mechanism

HVAC Replacement - Furnace, AC & Ductwork with dual zone Nest learning thermostats

Converted to tankless water heater

Upgraded electric - new main and sub panels and wiring throughout home where possible

Seismic Upgrades - Bolt and strapping to foundation, sister all joists in garage ceiling

Full insulation of attic and dormers

Refinished all floors

Installed hard surface floor in family room

Built out and finished laundry room and wine cellar

Complete low voltage wiring throughout home

  • All TVs home run to electrical room
  • Surround sound in family room and master bedroom
  • Cat 5 from switch in electrical room to all bedrooms

Added Lighting:

  • Recessed Lighting - Master Bed, Living Room, Family Room, Upstairs Hall, Hall Bath, laundry room.
  • Sconces - Sunroom, Master Bed, Powder Room, Upstairs Hall

Replaced/Upgraded ALL lighting fixtures throughout home

Replaced door hardware throughout home

Reworked gutters and drainage leading to sump well in backyard and pumping back to street




Front & back gardens completely redesigned by Denise Bates in 2016

All new retaining walls and hardscape

IPE wood deck with dedicated lounge and dining areas

Brick natural gas fire table with built-in IPE wood seating area

Brick natural gas outdoor grill area

Mature Persian lime and Meyer lemon citrus trees

Kitchen garden bed with flexible drip irrigation system

Full irrigation (water saving drip where possible) throughout front and back yards

General Interior

Farrow & Ball “All White” and “Railings” Paint

Custom refinished warm grey hardwood floors

Emtek “Hampton” Crystal egg door knobs

Nest Doorbell

First Level


Visual Comfort Bell Jar Lantern Lighting

Living Room

Custom lighting plan by David Scott Lighting LLC

Samsung 55” Flat Screen with Sonos Sound Bar and hinged wall attachment

Bookshelf scheme designed by Anyon Interior Design, including Philip Jeffries “Juicy Jute” grasscloth wallpaper

Sun Room 

Visual Comfort “Vendome” double sconces fitted with custom Schumacher “Les Touches” lampshades

Powder Room

Custom “Calacatta Gold” marble-topped vanity

Brass Kohler “Purist” fixtures throughout

Thomas O’Brien “Bryant” Sconces 

Custom Schumacher “Bermuda Blossoms” window treatment

Serena & Lily “Feather” wallpaper

Serena & Lily “Ojai” mirror

Dining Room

Ballard Designs “Greek Key” drapery & brass “Bamboo” hardware

Original built-ins refinished with Farrow & Ball “All White” & “Stiffkey Blue” paint and fitted with  new Brass Rejuvenation hardware

Ballard Designs brass chandelier


Ilve 40” duel fuel range with brass fittings

Stainless steel LG Counter-depth French Door refrigerator

Stainless steel Bosch dishwasher

Custom quartz countertops

Visual Comfort “Hicks Pendant” lighting 

Second Level


Custom lighting plan by David Scott Lighting LLC

Visual Comfort “Vendome” double sconces

First Bedroom 

Visual Comfort brass “French Library” Sconce

Serena & Lily “Malibu” chandelier

Custom Pindler reading nook cushion

Cat 5 wiring to work area

Second Bedroom

Custom wainscoting installed in 2017

Visual Comfort “Library” Sconce

Restoration Hardware nautical flushmount ceiling lighting 

Custom Ralph Lauren window treatments by Anyon Interior Design

Cat 5 wiring to work area

Third Bedroom

Custom wainscoting installed in 2017

Brunschwig & Fils “Battle of Valmy” wallpaper

Custom roman window treatment with Schumacher Greek Key trim by Thirteen Oak Interior Design

Visual Comfort “Chapman Darlana” lantern

Custom closet canopy with Schumacher Greek Key trim by Thirteen Oak Interior Design

Cat 5 wiring to work area

Hall Bath

White subway tiled bath and shower enclosure with Kohler polished nickel “Purist” hardware

White subway tile wainscoting throughout 

Carrara marble hexagonal tile floor throughout

Kohler “Brockway” sink custom painted in Farrow & Ball “Railings”

Restoration Hardware nickel “Rivet” medicine cabinet

Nickel “Moravian Star” ceiling light 

Custom Schumacher “Camden Check” window treatment

Rejuvenation polished nickel cabinet hardware

Master Suite

Custom lighting plan by David Scott Lighting LLC

Surround sound speaker system by Karbon Consulting

Samsung 43” flat screen television

Visual comfort “Dorchester” swing arm bedside sconces

Custom built office nook and desk with Cat 5 wiring 

Ballard Designs fretwork drapery and polished nickel hardware

Serena & Lily “Arbor” bone inlay bathroom mirror

Lower Level

Family Room & Virtual Classroom

“Pelham Moon”stairway lighting

Custom lighting plan by David Scott Lighting LLC

Surround sound speaker system by Karbon Consulting

Samsung 65” flat screen television

CB2 virtual classroom shelving


Kohler faucet

Rejuvenation polished nickel “Imbrie” articulating sconce

Rejuvenation “Beaded Rectangle” mirror

Rejuvenation strap bracket & salvaged ponderosa shelving

Grenada concrete tile

Laundry Room & Wine Cellar

Stainless steel Electrolux Washer, Dryer & double pedestal with storage drawers

Herringbone concrete “Chicago Brick” flooring throughout

Schoolhouse Electric “Vega” chandelier




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