Ghirardelli Mansion: The Closest We'll Get To Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory?

Calling all chocolate lovers, the Ghirardelli Mansion is officially for sale and could be the closest thing to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory that's out there!

The beautiful Colonial Revival style mansion was built for the Ghirardelli family in 1911 by the Milwain Brothers. Featuring impressive architectural details, ornate windows,  box beam ceilings throughout, stunning living spaces, and lush surrounding grounds - this is one for the books.

636 Highland Avenue in Piedmont, California is on the market for $5,488,888...

Ghirardelli Mansion exterior

Spanning 6,479 square feet, the central Piedmont home is just a short walk to Piedmont Park, Witter Sports Complex, and Dracena Park. Also nearby are Piedmont's top-rated schools, K-12, the Piedmont Community Center, Piedmont Community Church, Mulberry's Market, Piedmont City Hall, and so much more.

Starting with the incredible gourmet kitchen worthy of a chocolatier... or even Willy Wonka himself. Note the huge fridge and freezer, large center-island with stove top, and side wet bar. The perfect space for entertaining.

Ghirardelli Mansion
Ghirardelli Mansion

Moving towards the back of the house where a dream fireside work space is located just steps from the back patio and garden.

Ghirardelli Mansion

Plus more room to work from upstairs:

Ghirardelli Mansion office

Picture your holiday dinners in this grand dining room:

Ghirardelli Mansion dining room

636 Highland Avenue boasts seven bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms... fireplace at your toes? Check!

Ghirardelli Mansion bedroom

Beautiful and spacious living spaces that flood with lots of natural light can be found throughout.

Ghirardelli Mansion foyer
Ghirardelli Mansion sun room piano
Ghirardelli Mansion stairway
Ghirardelli Mansion tv room

The home also features a lovely private guest house above the two-car garage.

Ghirardelli Mansion guest house

As for the grounds... the entire home is surrounded by lovely, lush gardens, and gorgeous rose bushes. Enjoy plentiful patio space, an impressive outdoor fireplace, a fountain, and more out back.

Ghirardelli Mansion backyard
Ghirardelli Mansion backyard
Ghirardelli Mansion backyard

In the words of Willy Wonka, "Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted…. he lived happily ever after.” And happily ever after is exactly what this home provides. Check out the full listing here!

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