Gorgeous renovations and sweeping views sure to impress at 1.1-acre Orinda property – The Mercury News

What’s there not to love in this completely renovated Orinda home, from its exceptional interior and light-filled floor plan to the resort-inspired backyard and the unobstructed sweeping views of the gorgeous hillsides and the greens of the Moraga Country Club in the distance.

Open the door to more than 4,500 square feet of living space on about 1.1 acres at 23 La Fond Lane, tucked off Valley View Drive. In like-new condition, this two-level home features four bedrooms and three updated bathrooms, including a luxurious primary suite with a private view balcony plus a main-level guest suite.

Relish the flex-use loft, a 1,000-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar, spacious family room, a formal dining room and an open-concept great room with a redesigned chef’s kitchen. An additional room off the two-car garage is ideal for a home gym, private office, hobby room and more.

The total renovation completed in 2013 included new finishes, a roof, exterior siding, central air conditioning and new appliances.

More than 3,400 square feet of redwood deck and patio are the beginning of the fantastic outdoor sanctuary with optimal southern exposure. The entertaining mecca features a pool with a new cover, spa, built-in barbecue and gas firepit, all installed in 2016. An expansive cabana features built-in heaters, speakers, ceiling fans, recessed lights, a nearby bathroom and an outdoor shower .

Multiple outdoor settings include front and side patios surrounded by drought-tolerant and environmentally sensitive landscapes. The gentle slope offers additional room to enjoy the majestic oaks and natural terrain.

The home showcases Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, fresh interior paint, contemporary brushed-nickel door hardware, smooth textured walls, recessed and gallery lighting, new carpet in the bedrooms, and Andersen doors and windows.

A sustainable whole-house solar panel system was installed in 2015. There are three Tesla powerwalls and a new water heater.

Step into the great room drenched in natural light with two sliding glass doors that open onto the deck. A Rumford inset fireplace with a to-ceiling tile surround anchors a casual “family room” area adjacent to a large casual dining area.

The kitchen features dual-tone cabinetry and quartz counters, a decorative marble-tile backsplash, a large island/breakfast bar, and two Elkay stainless sinks. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, dual KitchenAid oven, a six-burner cooktop with grill and stainless hood, a Bosch dishwasher, and a wine refrigerator.

The family/game room is behind a sliding barn door and features a sleek walk-around wet bar with a quartz waterfall counter, an elevated glass bar, and a hammered copper backsplash. Slide open the glass doors for a seamless flow onto the backyard deck and access to the pool and cabana.

A wall of window echoes the pitch of the vaulted ceiling and frames the garden and tree-top views from the expansive formal dining room.

The primary suite is behind a double-door entry on the upper level. This luxurious room has a high ceiling, space for a sitting area and a sliding glass door that opens onto a private and large view balcony. The en suite is beautifully appointed with a dual-sink vanity with quartz counters, a jetted tub and a steam shower with multiple showerheads. A huge walk-in closet has natural light from two windows and was redesigned with built-in furniture and new fixtures. One more closet offers additional storage space ideal for luggage and more.

Two additional bedrooms on this level share a bathroom beautifully updated with a dual-sink vanity, a tub/shower combination with a subway tile surround and custom built-in cabinetry.

Additional features include a two-car finished garage with an epoxy floor, an attached workout room, a circular driveway, a garden storage shed with power and water, a tree fort, a reverse osmosis water filter, an instant hot water system, Nest thermostats , and an upstairs laundry room.

Orinda, one of the East Bay’s more exclusive cities east of the Caldecott Tunnel, is a charming city surrounded by the beauty of open space and rolling hillsides. Enjoy the convenience of being less than 2.5 miles to Orinda Village, BART and access to Highway 24. This south Orinda location is also close to the top-rated schools in the Orinda and Acalanes school districts, including less than 2 miles from Miramonte High School .

Prices: $3,995,000
Where: 23 La Fond Lane, Orinda
Websites: www.23lafond.com
Shown by appointment only.
Listing agents: Coldwell Banker Realty, Melanie Snow, DRE #01908304 (925) 360-0344 [email protected]

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