The iconic mid-century modern style of a Franklin Lloyd Wright design meets a fresh, contemporary, and light-drenched interior at this spacious and private Orinda sanctuary nestled against a backdrop of lush gardens, towering redwoods, and meandering pathways.
A hidden gem behind the gated paver driveway, the .61-acre property showcases about 4,543 square feet of living space with generous gathering spaces, as many as six bedrooms, five updated bathrooms, two bonus rooms, plus a detached 1BD/1BA cottage and artist studio/flex space structure.
A celebration of California’s quintessential indoor/outdoor living, the ultra-private setting also offers multiple vignettes, patios, a courtyard, and spaces ideal for entertaining on every level, quiet reflection, and lots of fun on the lighted pickleball/basketball sports court.
Enjoy the attention to detail around every corner of this home that also features hardwood floors, high and coffered ceilings, crown molding, multiple built-ins, Antiqua doors, custom stained glass, dual pane windows and doors that frame views of nature.
Beyond the inviting entry is a large living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace, an updated hearth, front and back-facing windows, gallery lighting, and a coffered ceiling. Built-in cabinetry anchors the adjacent spacious dining area. Extend this entertaining space out onto the back courtyard patio. Climbing vines create a natural pergola and romantic outdoor dining with a view of the gardens and gentle slope.
Hickory cabinetry, granite counters, and a custom glass tile backsplash wrap around the chef’s kitchen that also features a front-facing view window over the stainless sink and stainless appliances, including a SubZero refrigerator, Thermador four-burner cooktop, KitchenAid dishwasher, dual ovens, and a warming drawer. Pendants illuminate an oversized peninsula island and breakfast bar.
Exposed beams made from 600-year-old fir reclaimed from an Italian monastery soar to great heights in the family room that also features a radiant gas fireplace with a raised hearth, custom built-in cabinetry, and a pair of skylights. French doors open to the front-facing balcony, where you can enjoy east-facing tree-top views.
A private wing on the main level showcases the primary suite of rooms, including two bedrooms and an updated en suite with a dual-sink vanity, shower with a decorative tile surround, and built-in cabinetry. The large bedroom has beautiful garden views and French doors that open to a private patio and hot tub. A wall of built-in wardrobe cabinetry offers an abundance of storage options. A second bedroom is ideal for a nursery, private retreat, and more.
Two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets are located on the main level and include one with access to an en suite bathroom and one with French doors to the backyard and garden views.
A light-filled stairwell leads to two large bedrooms located on the upper floor. Each features high ceilings with decorative millwork, walk-in closets, and scenic views. These rooms share a fully updated bathroom.
Two fabulous flexible-use bonus rooms and one room with tile floor and en suite bathroom, which is perfect for a home gym, are located at the street level just off the garage. One bonus room has a gas fireplace and a sliding glass door to a private patio. One bonus room, approximately 350 square feet, has a wet bar, recessed lights, pool table and a private entrance. Create a private apartment for an au pair, multigenerational living, or the ultimate game and media rooms. Customize it to fit your unique lifestyle.
Redwoods and garden beds border the pathways that meander up the gentle slope. Arrive at an updated one-bedroom, cottage with a kitchenette, granite counter, stainless sink, new cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and a bathroom featuring new marble tile flooring, new vanity, and a shower. This cottage has a dedicated HVAC and a private patio nestled among the trees. Continue further up the slope to a second studio cottage featuring hardwood flooring.
Orinda, one of the East Bay’s more exclusive cities located east of the Caldecott Tunnel, is a charming city surrounded by the beauty of open space and rolling hillsides. Enjoy the convenience of being within three miles to the Orinda Village, BART, and access to Highway 24. This north Orinda location is also close to the historic Orinda Country Club and top-rated schools in the Orinda and Acalanes school districts, including Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, Orinda Intermediate, and Miramonte High School.
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