Orinda Estate at a Glance
After a slight bend in the road you arrive at this spectacular estate overlooking the golf course of the Orinda Country Club. This beautiful property sits on two adjacent lots, one upon which the main house sits and a second lot which boasts a rustic guest cottage and water stream.
While this home’s most charming quality is its gorgeous handcrafted 1920’s allure, it also comes equipped with all the modern amenities one would expect of a home of this caliber. The main home was restored and extended from the ground-up with a high level of craftsmanship circa 1996. Images of the reconstruction are included to illustrate the extent of the work performed.
Whether you’re a young professional whose hard work has afforded you massive success, or a young financially comfortable family looking to lay roots in the restful and quaint community of Orinda, this estate has the features to be your resort getaway at the end of each day.
As you walk through the gate and onto the grounds of the home, you’re greeted by sweeping hill views and a warm inviting patio that almost immediately transports you to the wine pastures of Tuscany. A gorgeous water fountain adds plenty of European character and the resort quality pool is also an instant stress reliever.
Both the home and cottage were built in 1929 according to public tax record. The main home itself is on four levels and has had additional renovations and ongoing maintenance. The entire home shows a high level of pride of ownership. Cross the entry foyer and you’re greeted by wood vaulted ceilings in the formal living room. Walk past the living room and the light from the sunny solarium catches your eye and features a wet-bar and built-in cabinets.
An intimate and formal dining room awaits you in the next room which is adjacent to the chef's kitchen, a breakfast area, and a comfortable library/media room with built-in shelves, rounded fireplace and large wall-mounted television.
The house has a combination of beautiful hardwood flooring, as well as gorgeous Mediterranean-style terracotta tile flooring, a place where old flooring meets new, with seamless transitions. The hammered beamed ceilings have a slightly different character on each level of the house, but are consistent throughout and are proof of the craftsmanship that went into the restoration.
The upper level is a master suite retreat. The master bedroom has two walk-in closets and a beautiful spa-like bathroom with huge tub, walk in shower and two vanities, one at each end of the bath. The bedroom has its own private balcony overlooking the panoramic views of the gardens, the pool, and the hills beyond.
There is a second room off of the bedroom, perfect as a home office, reading room, or a nursery. The second full bath on this level features a tub and separate shower stall, but the most charm is in the tile work and vintage fixtures that lend the upper level a Mediterranean vibe with gorgeous white hammered vaulted ceilings.
This Mediterranean vibe continues as you descend into the lower level of the home and into the family room, cantina and wine cellar with wood beamed ceilings and a fireplace. This level also features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Plenty of room for overnight guests, co-workers or your growing teenagers. This level also conveniently hosts a full service laundry room, a spacious balcony and the same sweeping views seen throughout the house.
The lowest level of the home is devoted to the pool. A large recreation room, with a kitchenette and full bath makes up the pool house, which also has a built-in grill and gorgeous tiled outdoor tables and benches situated around the pool area, gardens and patios.
Nearly the entire house opens through gorgeous French doors to large balconies. This magnificent home is south facing, with natural light and views of the pool area, golf course, East Bay Hills, and magical gardens.
A short walk across the way from the main home and around the stream, and you find the charming, self-contained one bedroom/one bathroom guest house.
This is a one of a kind estate that we hope you’ll enjoy calling home. Take a closer look to experience what this exquisite estate has to offer you by taking the virtual tour at this link. Also, view more intimate images of the estate in our slide show below. For further information about the home, questions or inquiries, please contact Bill Boze at (510) 414-0213 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Dresser at (510) 325-2124 (email@example.com) of Highland Partners.