513 Miner Road Orinda
Fresh contemporary features include a gorgeous chef’s kitchen, a sumptuous master retreat, a fabulous new front garden entry, and a resort-style backyard. The almost million-dollar, six-month renovation designed by Kellie Beaubelle celebrates natural light and inspiring indoor/outdoor living in Orinda’s coveted Country Club neighborhood.
Lush gardens lovingly cultivated and maintained for decades on the acre-plus property, wrap around this home that showcases more than 4,100 square feet of mostly single-level living space. Designed by the talented Jon Larson and Carolyn Van Lang of Jarvis Architects and masterfully crafted by builder Whitney Collins, the design received the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Architecture. A 700 +/- square-foot cottage/guesthouse, inspired by the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, Japan, enjoys a private entry, garage, and gardens.
A new pebble tec pool and spa steps from a newly designed pool house/ cabana enhance the park-like grounds with multiple outdoor gathering venues, including a new wraparound decking and expansive patios. Mature trees and lush gardens border pathways meandering around the Koi pond and a waterfall creating an ultra-private sanctuary.
Walls of Blomberg wood-trimmed windows frame garden views and welcome an abundance of natural light into the open floor plan that features quarter-sawn oak floors, coffered ceilings, recessed and gallery lighting, and fresh interior paint.
Slide open the Shoji-style, floor-to-ceiling frosted glass pocket doors for an impressive great room or create intimate and separate living, dining, family room, and kitchen spaces. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door access to the outdoors.
A completely updated kitchen is beautifully appointed with marble counters with an artfully designed decorative marble tile backsplash and an island/breakfast bar that spans about nine feet by four feet, a stainless farmhouse sink, and new custom cabinetry. Thermador dual ovens and refrigerator, a Dacor microwave, a Wolf five-burner cooktop, and a Miele dishwasher will delight cooks of all levels. Walk out to the deck to a Viking built-in barbecue, cabinetry, and prep counter.
Three large bedrooms with stylish en suite bathrooms and an executive front-facing office are located on the main level, including a master retreat with dual walk-in closets, walls of sliding glass doors that open to the gardens and pool site, and automated shades. The spa-inspired bathroom is designed with a decorative marble tile floor, Calacatta marble-topped dual sink vanity with wall-mounted faucets, and a walk-in shower with access to the backyard and pool. Leathered granite surrounds the sunken bathtub.
A bonus room/fourth bedroom with a private entry, fireplace, a full bathroom, and a walk-in closet is located on the lower level. Also on this level is a naturally cooled wine cellar/tasting room designed with built-in wine storage for more than 300 bottles and a wall-length counter.
Additional features include a paver driveway to a three-car garage, grand staircase entry from the street and driveway, a new metal roof, and new exterior stucco.
The studio cottage, completed in 2019, has an Ipe front deck, a coffered ceiling, wood floors, a Murphy bed, and a full bathroom. The kitchen is appointed with Caesarstone counters with a porcelain tile backsplash, an island/breakfast bar, KitchenAid and Bosch appliances, Hemlock wood cabinetry, and a stainless farmhouse sink. Walls of windows frame private garden views. The cottage has a private paver driveway and an oversized two-car garage.
Ideally located on a private lane just off Miner Road with easy access to the Orinda Village, downtown Lafayette, BART stations, freeway access, and top-rated schools in the Orinda and Acalanes school districts. About 20 miles east of downtown San Francisco, the neighborhood enjoys proximity to the historic Orinda Country Club and several outdoor recreation venues, including the Lafayette Reservoir, and Tilden and Briones Regional Parks,
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