Mid Century masterpiece, meticulously remodeled while preserving the integrity of the classic style, showcases brilliant architectural detailing designed by renowned Berkeley architect Charles Debbas. The eight-month remodel featuring the superb craftsmanship of Mueller Nicholls cabinetry and Sonoma Cast Stone work was featured in Sunset Magazine in 2003.
Located in the coveted Orinda Estates neighborhood, this almost 3,300 square-foot, two-level home with four bedrooms and four bathrooms including two master suites is filled with stylish finishes and an abundance of natural light illuminating every room.
Expansive walls of glass create a seamless flow to inviting outdoor garden spaces and multiple venues for entertaining and quiet reflection under majestic redwoods on the almost quarter-acre lot. A custom circular-designed sunken outdoor patio creates an intimate gathering space for family and friends or ideal play area surrounded by the gardens planted with colorful foliage and drought-tolerant species.
The front garden under the canopy of an oak tree is an inviting entry into the home that features slate tile and reclaimed redwood siding in the foyer and view of the wide-open and flexible floor plan ideal for today’s lifestyle.
The living and dining rooms flow together under a vaulted ceiling with clerestory windows, original brick fireplace with floating hearth and sliding glass doors on two sides. Maple hardwood floors transition from natural to ebony through the gentle curves of a pebble floor adding an artistic feature while softening the angular dimensions of the room.
The sophisticated and well-appointed kitchen offers lots of prep room for multiple cooks while natural light pours in from the skylight and windows framing front garden views. Concrete perimeter counters and island created by Sonoma Cast Stone compliment the custom crafted Mueller Nicholls maple cabinetry and the artistically designed glass-tile backsplash. Stainless appliances include double Dacor ovens and five-burner cooktop with Broan range hood and stainless backsplash, and Bosch dishwasher.
Four bedrooms include a main level master suite brilliantly designed with a wall of closet space behind maple doors, custom cabinetry and private access to the gardens through sliding glass doors. The bathroom is a work of art with slate tile flooring, corner jetted tub, skylight and custom designed dual vessel sink concrete counter that cantilevers through a window blurring the line between inside and out. An additional bedroom is on the main floor with nearby full bathroom featuring penny tile flooring.
Downstairs is a spacious bonus/family room with fireplace, wall of windows and sliding glass door access to the gardens. Two bedrooms on this level include a possible second master bedroom with spacious sitting room space and full bathroom and an additional bedroom with en suite bathroom featuring a slate tile floor and custom beach glass counter.
Additional features include:
o Possible wine cellar
o Commercial grade roof
o Laminated window panes
o Drought-resistant gardens with hand laid rock walls
o Recessed lighting
o Central air conditioning
o Two-car garage
o Two wood-burning fireplaces
o Indoor laundry room
Orinda Estates offers a private and tranquil setting that is close to the Orinda Village with easy access to BART and Highway 24 and top-rated schools in the Orinda and Acalanes High School districts. Only about 20 miles from downtown San Francisco, the neighborhood is also close the Historic Orinda Country Club and outdoor recreation at the nearby Tilden and Briones Regional Parks.
Offered at $1,998,000
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