111 Tappan Ln, Orinda, CA 94563
Live in an extraordinary architectural masterpiece of design and thrive on almost four acres showcasing breathtaking sunsets from the 180-degree vista high atop Orinda’s coveted Tappan Lane.
A magnificent gated estate epitomizes a fresh and sleek contemporary style that balances rich wood grains with the natural light. Featured are radiant heated Italian porcelain 4 x 4 tile floors, a chef’s kitchen enhanced with Gageneau appliances and rare Negresco natural quartzite counters and waterfall island, accented with lighting by Swarovski, Terzani and Nemo. This home also features soaring 26-foot vaulted ceilings and walls of windows framing the spectacular natural beauty of the oak-studded landscape and the professionally landscaped park-like gardens.
Custom finishes and amenities amplify a luxurious and sophisticated lifestyle that is also comforting and appealing for today’s most discerning homebuyer. The two-level design offers the flexibility to adapt to all levels of entertaining, multigenerational living, or an ideal home/workspace combination.
Approximately 6,400 square feet of living space with multiple French doors seamlessly extending the interior to outdoor venues. There are six generous-sized bedrooms, four custom-designed bathrooms, an executive office, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, a family room, and a four car garage.
Artistic and functional, the home’s Savant smart home automation integrates the security and cameras, speakers, temperature, including radiant heat, TVs, the front gate, z wave technology, and wall iPads, and solar panels provide energy efficiency.
Four bedrooms and two bathrooms are located on the upper floor, including a sumptuous master retreat that includes a built-in window seat, adjacent sitting room/library/office, and access to a private view deck. Feel pampered in its spa-inspired bathroom appointed with a curbless shower, freestanding bathtub, heated towel racks, a sleek dual-faucet trough sink vanity, and a view window.
Additional bedrooms also have high ceilings and incredible views. Two bedrooms near a full bathroom on the main level create ideal guest quarters, a private in-law wing, a home gym, or additional office space.
The gated and fully-fenced front yard creates a private sanctuary with garden beds wrapping around the lush lawn, shade trees, and pathways to an outdoor kitchen and adjacent patios for dining and relaxing. Stroll down to the gated saltwater pool for the ultimate pool party or respite from the summer’s heat, or find a peaceful retreat on about 1,200 square feet of view deck overlooking the hillsides, Briones Reservoir and San Pablo Dam, and the San Francisco Bay in the far distance.
A prolific bounty of produce, herbs, and flowers spill from multiple raised garden beds created and maintained by Pine House Edible Gardens. Numerous fruit trees, pines, buckeyes, dogwood, redwoods, and oaks also grace the hillside.
Plan an evening of stargazing in your private observatory. The retractable roof unveils a spacious deck around a 16-inch telescope with a computerized smart drive. Enjoy 360-degree views from Mt. Diablo to Mt. Tamalpais or get a close-up look at the constellations. The telescope is believed to be the second most powerful in East Bay. It is built on a 40-foot pier and insulated from any movement in the home.
One of the East Bay’s more exclusive cities on the east side of the Caldecott Tunnel, Orinda is a charming city surrounded by the beauty of open space and rolling hillside. Enjoy the convenience of being within three miles to the Orinda Village, BART, and access to Highway 24 and about 20 miles from downtown San Francisco. Close to the historic Orinda Country Club and top-rated schools in the Orinda and the Acalanes school districts and the Briones and Tilden Regional Parks.