77 Estates Drive • Orinda
From the Zen gardens to the expansive views, this California contemporary will simply take your breath away. Nature and architecture merge to provide a sense of calm and warmth in the open, light filled spaces. Your family and friends will fall in love with this home’s function, flow and beautiful setting.
A yearlong renovation completed in 2015 touched almost every aspect of this custom designed estate on more than an acre of land in Orinda’s Glorietta-Overhill neighborhood. The owners moved out so that the magic of JP Builders and architect/designer Carolyn Van Lang could flourish. Three redwood clad soaring ceilings with skylights attest to the attention the builder gave to this, his own home on his favorite lot when originally built.
Beautifully appointed throughout its almost 3,550 square feet of single level living with a meticulous attention to detail, this home features four bedrooms including a lower level bedroom suite with private entry ideal for guests, au pair or media room, and three and a half baths.
Stroll through gardens bordered by redwoods to enter through your dramatic 7-foot pivot door into an oasis of tranquility illuminated with natural light from skylights and clerestory windows. A vaulted redwood clad ceiling adds volume to the stunning living room with its quartzite fireplace surround and soapstone cantilevered hearth. Hickory floors flow throughout the home. Two 9 ft wide Fleetwood window walls retract to connect to spacious Batu decks with fire pit, built-in stainless grill and ceramic Big Green Egg.
The custom kitchen has EcoWood walnut and stainless cabinetry, Miele appliances, custom paneled refrigeration and features Caesarstone countertops with waterfall edges. The beverage bar is easily accessed from all areas and is equipped with sink, wine storage, Miele coffee station and undercounter refrigerator. The adjacent family room has a vaulted ceiling and plenty of light with French doors to the front gardens. Convenient office space off the kitchen enjoys hillside vistas from the built-in desk and custom shelving.
Spectacular views from the master are enjoyed in almost complete privacy or via a sliding door to decks. Up-lighting on the redwood clad vaulted ceilings gives the master an inviting glow and a louvred skylight brings in the stars when open. The master bath’s tree line view complements the Zen interior with free standing tub and large walk in shower.
This premier gated property at the end of a private drive boasts not only a two car attached garage but also a 7 car detached garage. This bonus garage is ideal to customize into a guesthouse and garage, studio, office, collection showroom, workshop or two of the above!
77 Estates Drive is ideally located with easy access to Orinda shopping, dining, BART, Highway 24, and Orinda’s top-rated schools.
Offered at $2,595,000
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