409 Dalewood Dr., ORINDA, CA 94563-1205
Embrace this opportunity to own an extraordinary Orinda Downs estate custom built in 2001 and completely updated with fabulous finishes and amenities on almost an acre of land, and one of the neighborhood's largest properties.
Acute attention to the details in the almost 6,000 square feet of light-filled living space raises this fresh and contemporary East Coast-style home to new heights of luxury and grand living. Be greeted by a warm and inviting ambiance behind the grand entry with leaded glass sidelights and transom.
Six bedrooms and six full and two half beautifully updated bathrooms include an upper-level one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest suite with private staircase access and a spacious light-filled living area with generous closet space. A sumptuous primary suite offers a private sun room ideal for a home gym.
Formal living and dining rooms, office, a huge family room and adjoining game room, and an inspiring gourmet kitchen shine with brilliant new finishes including classic decorative crown molding, recessed lights, stylish sconces, refinished hardwood floors, new bedroom carpet, a designer palette of colors, Marvin all-wood, true-divided dual pane windows, and the convenience of Smart Home technology with zone app control of lighting, temperature, security, irrigation, pool, and door locks.
Relish the beautiful aesthetic and tranquility of the professionally landscaped grounds featuring more than $500,000 in updates. Brick walkways meander along park-like front and backyards where mature trees, towering redwoods, and garden beds border multiple venues for entertaining and quiet retreat, plus the pool and spa. Consider adding a guesthouse or ADU on the spacious property.
Formal living room and dining rooms, each with front-facing bay windows, are designed to accommodate large gatherings. A gas fireplace with a marble surround and carved mantel anchors the living room.
Fall in love with the heart of this home, a magnificent eat-in gourmet kitchen designed with a vaulted ceiling, large windows framing scenic garden views, and a built-in window seat in a casual dining area. Gorgeous Zeus quartzite counters and a large island/breakfast bar are enhanced by a subway tile backsplash and custom Plato cabinetry, including upper glass-faced cabinets, a Ruvati stainless farmhouse sink, and two pull-downs faucets. New appliances include Viking dual ovens, refrigerator and warming drawer- Not new, Italian-made ILVE cooktop, GE microwave – not new, and dual dishwashers.
Two generous-sized rooms connected by a glass French door offer fabulous flexible space to create the ultimate family and game rooms. These rooms are designed with custom-crafted cabinetry, built-in workstations, box beam ceilings, and sliding French doors to the backyard patios.
Natural light from a skylight illuminates the upstairs landing at the top of the sweeping staircase. The primary suite on this level features a private 200+/- square-foot sunroom ( sunroom not included in square footage ) plus access to a balcony that runs along the back of the home with views of the pool and gardens. This luxurious retreat also features an elevated fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling stacked stone surround and two walk-in closets with custom built-ins. Exquisite marble finishes are featured in the all-new en suite bathroom, from the floor tiles and shower surround to the top of the Carerra Marble dual-sink vanity. This room also features a freestanding bathtub.
Two additional en suite bedrooms on this level include vaulted ceilings and walk-in closets. One bedroom has access to the backyard-facing balcony. An office is also located on this level and features a box beam ceiling, built-in cabinetry, and access to the balcony.
Two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main level are also large rooms. One has a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with a tub/shower combination.
Enjoy a true family-friendly Orinda Downs neighborhood desired by many for its peaceful serenity and sprawling properties showcasing custom homes. Neighbors walk their dogs, children play at the nearby park, and the natural beauty of picturesque hillsides embraces this exclusive location. Convenient and equal proximity to downtown Lafayette and the Orinda Village, Orinda Downs is also easily accessible from Highways 24/680 and the highly acclaimed schools in the Orinda and Acalanes school districts and is less than 20 miles to downtown San Francisco. The charming Lamorinda community is also nearby many popular outdoor recreation facilities, including Briones and Tilden Regional Parks and the Lafayette Reservoir.
- Three-car garage
- Butler’s pantry
- Laundry room
- Lutron zoned lighting system
- New LED Recessed lights
- Hardie fiber cement siding
- Off-street parking 15+ cars
- New dual HVAC
- Nest thermostats
- New water heater
- Dedicated water heater for guest suite
- Security alarm
- Recirculating pump
- Level 5 smooth wall texture
- Closet infrastructure for elevator installation
- Landscape lighting
- New fencing
- Private entry from driveway
- French drains
- Paver patios
- Gas fire pit
- Half bath
- Built-in barbecue
- New cabana
- Two storage sheds
- Pool and spa
- New equipment