This exquisite, modern craftsman is ideally located behind gates and centered on a beautifully landscaped .86 acres. Built by Mark Becker and recently elegantly updated by Jim Gray, this home feels like new. Immediately upon entering you feel the quality of the meticulously designed details, European white oak floors, unique light fixtures, solid doors, speakers throughout, custom drapes, grass cloth shades, and soaring ceilings. Highlights include formal living and dining rooms; a large kitchen/great room boasting custom bamboo cabinets and limestone counters, a dining area and family media space; an office with quality built-ins, and a large wine cellar. The tranquil master retreat has a fully updated spa like bathroom, vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and views. The upper floor includes the master as well as three additional spacious bedrooms. The lower level has a gracious family room, bedroom, and bathroom - the ideal set up for guests or an au pair. The numerous patios provide a variety of options for entertaining or relaxing and enjoying the views. End the day by the fire pit while you enjoy the sunset. The beautiful natural surroundings provide wonderful privacy, yet this home is just minutes away from downtown, BART, and freeway access.
Orinda Great schools, weather, and access to San Francisco thanks to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), as well as suburban living makes Orinda a desirable place to live in the Bay Area. Large lots house lovely Spanish-, chraftsman-, and contemporary-styled homes. Orinda's open spaces attract road and mountain bikers and hikers along the extensive network of trails. The proximity to Tilden Regional Park, San Pablo Reservoir, Briones Regional Park, and the Lafayette Reservoir offer plenty of options for nature lovers. Orinda's small-scale shopping district is home enticing boutiques and entertainment venues. Orinda Books in Village Square offers a reading series featuring local poets and literary notables. At the center of Orinda nightlife is the revitalized Orinda Theatre Square, anchored by the renovated, Art Deco-styled Orinda Theater. The theater is home to the California Independent Film Festival, hosts independent films and conversations with actors and actresses, and presents comedy nights and live theater performances. The California Shakespeare Theater, located in Bruns Amphitheater, presents live shows in a gorgeous outdoor setting.