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20 Alice Place


4 Beds
5 Baths
4,471 Sq. Ft.
3 Garage

Grand and freshly updated Orinda estate tucked among almost three and a half acres of oak-dotted land is an absolute treasure for those seeking an ultra-private sanctuary and exclusive East Bay residence.

The gated property at the end of the cul-de-sac showcases almost 4,500 square feet of light-filled living space on two levels masterfully crafted with extensive millwork, hardwood floors with an inlaid decorative band, soaring ceilings, recessed lights, and new windows, French doors, and transoms in a crisp farmhouse-style palette.

Behind the welcoming front porch is a spacious foyer with a two-story ceiling and the first glimpse into the home’s brilliant features. There are five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms including a main-level guest suite or executive office/bonus room, formal living and dining rooms, and an all-new gourmet, eat-in kitchen.

Multiple French doors extend the living and entertaining space to an amazing outdoor venue that includes et of deck. Step down to the expansive patio, pool, and spa, a four-hole putting green and lush gardens with serene views of the oak-studding hillsides.

Picture frame molding and trim beautifully enhance the formal living room that also has a coffered ceiling, a front-facing picture window, and a gas fireplace with a marble surround and carved mantel. A formal dining room is designed to accommodate large gatherings and also has a coffered ceiling and a front-facing bay window.

Walls of windows and bands of clerestory welcome an abundance of natural light into the family room. A fireplace with a brick to-ceiling surround anchors this spacious room. Step out to the deck from this room and the adjacent casual dining area.

A pair of stylish pendant lights illuminated the oversized island/breakfast bar in the dazzling gourmet kitchen. Carrera marble countertops and a backsplash of sleek, elongated subway tile compliment the freshly painted cabinetry. A large picture window over the stainless farmhouse sink frames a scenic view. The kitchen is appointed with new stainless KitchenAid appliances, including dual ovens, dishwasher, and refrigerator, plus a gas cooktop and a GE built-in microwave. The kitchen also has a convenient, built-in workstation.

A main-level guest suite or ideal executive office has a double door entry. It features a box beam ceiling, a fireplace with a marble surround, and extensive built-in cabinetry. A French door opens to a private, covered porch with access to the pool and gardens. The en suite bathroom is updated with a marble-topped furniture style vanity and stylish fixtures.

Hardwood floors continue up the stairs and onto the landing open to the downstairs. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with a French door to a private balcony overlooking the pool, gardens, and hillside. The private sitting room would also make an ideal home office, hobby room, or workout space. The master bath also has a vaulted ceiling, an oversized shower with dual rain showerheads, a jetted tub, and a dual-sink vanity with a tile countertop.  A generous-size walk-in closet is outfitted with a custom Elfa organizer system of drawers, racks, and shelves.

Three additional bedrooms include one with a vaulted ceiling and an en suite bathroom updated with a marble tile floor and a vessel sink on a marble-topped vanity. Two bedrooms share a full bathroom with a tub/shower combination.

Additional features include:

  • Three-car garage
    • New doors and openers
    • Epoxy flooring
    • Extensive New Age storage cabinetry
    • Pull-down ladder to attic storage
  • Parking for 10+ cars within the gate
  • Dual HVAC
  • Keyless front lock
  • Nest thermostats
  • Laundry/mudroom
    • 180+/-square feet
    • Built-in workstation
    • Sink
    • Backyard deck access
    • Laundry chute from the upstairs hall closet
  • M & B blackout bedroom shades
  • Cedar floors in bedroom closets

The tranquil setting is about a half-mile to the Donald Drive entrance to the Orinda Oaks Open Space and hiking trails.  Enjoy convenient access to downtown Lafayette (4.6 miles), the Orinda Theatre Square (3.5 miles), Highway 24 (3.5 miles), the Lafayette BART station (5 miles), and top-rated Orinda and Acalanes District schools within a mile and a half.



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Real Estate Specialist / Designer

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