One of three homes in this exclusive Orinda Country Club enclave, the estate at 1 La Senda wraps you in a blanket of tranquility and serenity. Enchanting gardens burst with seasonal color as towering oaks and redwoods provide a verdant backdrop to this more than half-acre corner property located at the corner of La Noria near Vida Descansada. A historic location and one of the first properties in the neighborhood is also near the original walking paths to the country club.
The traditional-style home is layered in classic design features showcasing tasteful upgrades and expansive spaces, many of which connect with outdoor terraces. Its exceptional character transcends the 4,400 square feet of living space infused with natural light.
There are four bedrooms and four updated bathrooms, grand formal rooms, eat-in kitchen, library/office, lower-level family room, sunroom with wet bar, wine cellar and workshop.
Gates at both ends of the circular driveway create a grand entrance to the property. A front terrace is inviting and offers ideal garden views.
Meticulously and lovingly maintained, the home features fine craftsmanship including gorgeous quarter-sawn oak floors, decorative moldings, wainscot, and trims. The expansive formal living room can accommodate multiple functions including intimate seating and conversation in front of the marble surround fireplace, recitals around a grand piano, or a relaxing game of chess or cards. French doors open onto the front terrace and nature’s pristine beauty is framed in a large picture window. The adjacent formal dining room also has a French door to the terrace, crown molding and built-in buffet with mirrored backsplash.
Remodeled and expanded, the eat-in kitchen is beautifully designed with granite counters, oversize island, custom alder wood cabinetry with pullout shelving, and stainless appliances including a Bosch dishwasher, double KitchenAid ovens, and Wolf range. The granite counter and cabinetry extends into the casual dining space. French doors provide convenient access to a private patio and outdoor living room.
A main-level master suite of rooms offers luxurious comfort and retreat space. A spa-inspired master bathroom is adorned in marble with cherry cabinetry and features a dual-sink vanity, jetted tub, oversize shower, and multiple tray ceiling. Two walk-in closets include a generous-size closet room complete with a built-in peninsula island and drawers.
Adjacent to the bedroom and sitting area is a formal library/office richly adorned with built-in alder cabinetry, a box beam ceiling and French door entry from the front terrace.
A spacious family room downstairs offers lots of flexible space to customize for any lifestyle and has a private entrance from the front. Built-in custom cabinetry make it ideal to create a media room, play or game room. An adjacent sunroom with slate floor and wet bar also has French door access to a rear patio. There is also a full bathroom with pedestal sink. Also on the lower level are two large bedrooms each with spacious closets and a full bathroom with double-sink vanity and shower/tub combination.
Additional features include landscape design by Magic Gardens of Berkeley, and the addition of about 1,200 square feet by premier Diamond Construction.
There are Marvin dual-pane windows, recessed lighting, a lower-level laundry room, a two-car garage, temperature-controlled wine cellar with a capacity for more than 300 bottles and workshop/additional storage. Walking distance to the Orinda Country Club, the property also is conveniently close to the Orinda Village, BART and freeway access in addition to fabulous outdoor recreation areas including Tilden and Briones regional parks.
Published at Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:00:48 +0000