This exceptional Orinda Downs estate showcases a classic traditional style, charming dormer windows and timeless amenities.
Designed by architect Patrick Anders and built in 1990 by the Gordon French Construction Company, Anders captured the concept of an English country home. This custom home at 32 Candle Terrace features almost 4,900 square feet of living space on two levels and a cul-de-sac setting. The fully gated and private property sits on more than a half acre in a park-like setting bordered by towering redwoods. Manicured front gardens wrap around artificial turf and slate flagstone walkways creating a welcoming entry into the property.
A fabulous backyard retreat features the utmost in privacy and the amenities of a favorite resort. Travertine patios, including a covered dining pavilion with heater and custom lighting, offers lots of room for entertaining and play. A built-in barbecue with slate tile counter and refrigerator is conveniently close by. The Pebble Tec pool and spa features an automated safety pool cover, and a generous amount of lawn is ideal to kick around that soccer ball.
Beyond the level yard are raised and terraced garden beds and a gentle slope that reaches the bordering open space. Steps meander up the slope to a serene retreat nestled in the shade of a redwood grove. The yard is illuminated in custom landscape lighting and includes several fruit trees.
Beveled glass side panels and a transom around the front door allow the warmth of natural light to pour into the foyer that extends to the back of the house and creates a spacious transition into the formal rooms, kitchen area and staircase to the bedroom wing.
The home features four very generous-size bedrooms, three of which have en suite bathrooms. There is an additional full bathroom and one powder room. The fourth bedroom/ bonus room is a spacious room with a vaulted ceiling. Ideal for a game/playroom or home theater, this room has lots of natural light, generous closet space and is nearby a full bathroom. Its proximity to the side and garage entry also makes it a great office space or guest bedroom.
Detailed millwork, double crown moldings, richly stained oak hardwood floors, high ceilings, and true divided light windows, many with the soft textured Silhouette shades, are featured throughout the home.
The front-facing living and dining rooms are elegant yet comfortable spaces for gathering with family and friends. A fireplace with marble surround and wood mantel and wall of built-in cabinetry anchor the living room. Across the foyer, the formal dining room features detailed wainscot and decorative millwork.
A fabulous chef’s kitchen is well appointed with custom cabinetry, some with glass door panels, and pull-out shelves, granite counters and full granite backsplash, large granite island/breakfast bar, and stainless appliances including Miele and Asko dishwashers, Sub-Zero refrigerator, dual Dacor ovens and five-burner cooktop, wine refrigerator, and built-in microwave. There are also two full-size Franke stainless sinks.
French doors in the adjacent casual dining area open onto the backyard patios and pool. Squared millwork columns define the entry into the spacious family room. This light-filled room is anchored by a gas fireplace and features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
The three en suite bedrooms upstairs include the master bedroom, a private wing with separate sitting room/office/nursery with high ceiling, and built-in cabinetry. The bedroom features plush carpeting, and a French door that opens onto a private terrace overlooking the pool and gardens with access to the patio. There are two large walk-in closets with organizers, and luxurious bathroom features including an oversize walk-in shower with frameless glass entry, dual showerheads and dual-sink vanity.
Additional features include numerous storage closets, a finished three-car garage with additional storage, side access garage, new garage door with battery backup, dual HVAC, one new furnace, slate roof, fresh interior and exterior paint, laundry room with sink and storage cabinetry, and new water heater.
Desired by many for its peaceful setting, this Orinda Downs family-friendly neighborhood is surrounded by picturesque hillsides and the natural beauty of dedicated open space. Its convenient and equal proximity to downtown Lafayette and the Orinda Village make the location particularly appealing. It is also easily accessible from Highway 24, Interstate 680, BART, and top-rated schools in the Orinda and Acalanes school districts and less than 20 miles from downtown San Francisco. This charming community is also nearby many outdoor recreation facilities including Briones and Tilden regional parks, and the Lafayette Reservoir.
Price: $2,999,000Where: 32 Candle Terrace, OrindaWebsite: www.32CandleTerrace.comListing agent: Clark Thompson 925-254-8585, 925-998-7898 email@example.com, www.clarkthompson.com Village Associates
Published at Wed, 03 Oct 2018 08:00:33 +0000