Refreshed and renovated, this Orinda home at 74 Scenic Drive features a crisp and bright farmhouse look on an amazing view property in the heart of the Glorietta neighborhood.
The single-level home showcases about 3,320 square feet of living space on almost an acre of land. There are four bedrooms, office/fifth bedroom, yoga studio/retreat, and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Completed in 2018, the renovation created a streamlined farmhouse look with a stately presence and impressive curb appeal. There are smooth plaster walls, raised ceilings, a thoughtful open floor plan, millwork and stunning whitewashed hickory floors. Infused with natural light, the home’s walls of windows frame a magnificent view of Mount Diablo and oak-dotted hillsides.
The leaded glass front door with glass side panels and transom opens onto the spacious foyer with a soaring ceiling. To the right is the formal dining room that features a sliding French door to the front porch and offers views of the gardens and westerly hillsides in the distance.
The great room is an impressive space with high ceilings and crown molding. This room is open to a casual dining area and beautifully crafted gourmet kitchen.
A sliding French door with an arched transom and a second sliding door both open onto the private outdoor space that includes a patio with fireplace, lush lawn and garden beds. Descend the steps to another level of entertaining space complete with a Pebble Tec pool, nearby pool house with shower and changing room, and fire pit. Terraced garden beds are filled with roses and lush foliage.
Great attention to detail resulted in a beautifully crafted kitchen that also enjoys the Mount Diablo view. A custom quartz island and breakfast bar take center stage and includes a concrete prep sink and wine refrigerator. Quartz counters with an Elysium linear glass tile backsplash wrap around the kitchen and complement the custom soft-close cabinetry with plate rack, and farmhouse sink with a Brizo oil-rubbed bronze touch faucet. Stainless appliances include a Dacor six-burner range with double ovens and stainless hood, Miele dishwasher, KitchenAid refrigerator and microwave. A butler’s pantry with dry bar and walk-in pantry are also nearby.
The master suite behind a double door entry is a private sanctuary with access to the outdoor space. Wake up to awe-inspiring views, and enjoy a morning workout in the adjacent studio ideal for yoga/ home gym, or relax in this private retreat space. Radiant-heated floors flow through the master bathroom that features two walk-in closets, a dual-sink vanity with vessel sinks, marble mosaic backsplash by Jeffrey Court, and Hansgrohe fixtures. A freestanding bathtub features a Riobel tub filler. The shower also features a marble mosaic tile surround, frameless glass enclosure and automated skylight.
Additional bedrooms include two front-facing bedrooms with vaulted tongue and groove ceilings. Glass French doors open onto an office/fifth bedroom that also features plantation shutters and a large closet. An updated bathroom features porcelain tile flooring, quartz dual-sink vanity, skylight, and tub/shower combination.
The front yard is also beautifully landscaped with lush gardens and citrus trees. The level yards offer lots of room for play. Additional features include about 1,200 square feet of attic storage space, a paver driveway, two-car garage, large laundry room with quartz counters, cabinetry and under-mount stainless sink.
The private and tranquil setting is also conveniently close to Orinda Village and downtown Lafayette, with easy access to BART or Highway 24 and about a 20-mile drive into San Francisco. The home is also within walking distance to Glorietta Elementary School, about 1.5 miles to Orinda Intermediate, and a little over 2 miles to Miramonte High School.
Vital StatsWhat: Fresh and crisp recently renovated Orinda home with Mount Diablo and hillside viewsSize: Approximately 3,320 square feet on approximately .86 acresBedrooms: Four with office/fifth bedroomBathrooms: Two full and one powder roomFeatures: High ceilings, four automated skylights, laundry room, yoga studio/retreat, 1,200-square-foot attic, fifth bedroom/office, terraced gardens, pool, pool house, outdoor shower, fire pit, outdoor fireplace, whitewashed hickory floors, plush bedroom carpeting, gourmet kitchen, quartz counters, farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, butler’s pantry, walk-in pantry, master suite with access to patio, pool and Mount Diablo view, master bathroom with radiant-heated floor, two walk-in closets, two-car garage, paver driveway, front porch and gardens, westerly hillside viewsPrice: $2,695,000Listing agent: Coldwell Banker, Melanie Snow, 925-360-0344, email@example.com
Published at Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:20:38 +0000