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21 La Noria | Orinda

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD

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MLS#
40780489
Price
$3,400,000
Type
Single Family Home
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Partial Baths
2
Sq. Ft.
4,150
Year Built
1950
Lot Size
0.53 acres
Pool
N
Garage
N
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Date Sold
Jun 9th, 2017
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DESCRIPTION:

This exquisite Tuscan villa style home was designed by John Malick AIA, an award-winning and published architect who embraces construction methods that revive the lost art of craftsmanship utilizing time-tested materials.

The gracious, bright and airy interior was designed for indoor/outdoor California living with exterior access from almost every room on the main level. Arched passageways lead to soaring rooms with dramatic ceilings of box beam and coved detailing. The extraordinary fireplace in the living room is made of cast concrete from molds of a carved fireplace in an Oakland home lost in the 1991 fire. The hand troweled plaster walls, wrought iron light fixtures, designer hardware, solid oak hardwood floors, and custom windows make this home a rare work of art.

The exterior has classic features including a variegated tile roof, smooth stucco walls, copper gutters & downspouts, spacious tiled patios, and custom crafted wrought ironwork throughout.

The large lot is situated on a hillside with tiered outdoor living spaces ideal for entertaining. The private rear yard on the bottom level features a heated swimming pool with wraparound patio and an outdoor bar with sink, refrigerator and ice machine (a gas line is capped for bbq installation). Mature oaks and buckeyes grow throughout the wooded area beyond. The next level features an elegant loggia, patio with built in seating, level lawn, lush rose garden and a small, fruiting orchard. Following the steps up another level and directly off the family room is another patio with lush plantings, a fountain and a covered cabana with a Mumford wood-burning fireplace. The deck off the living and dining rooms offers yet another place to watch the sun go down and the fog roll in over the distant hills.

Orinda is known for its incomparable public school system. Wagner Ranch Elementary, Orinda Intermediate and Miramonte High schools all receive a GreatSchools score of 10/10. Miramonte is widely regarded as one of the Bay Area’s top 10 high schools and was ranked in 2017 as the East Bay’s best public high school by the San Francisco Business Times.

La Noria is one of the most beautiful, quiet streets in Orinda. It is just a seven minute walk to Orinda Country Club and a little over one mile to Orinda Village, featuring a grocery store, restaurants, post office, library, community center & park. San Francisco is just 17 miles away and a thirty minute ride on BART.

Main Level: The main level accessed from the front travertine courtyard features an open living and dining space with arched French doors to a wraparound patio. The kitchen has a 6-burner Viking range, built-in GE Monogram refrigerator, pantry, and large island with Carrera marble top & prep sink and is connected to the informal living room. The spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom and pocket door to the adjoining den with exterior French doors provides a private getaway for guests or an au pair. An elegant office and two powder rooms complete the main level.

Upper Level: The beautiful hand crafted, curved staircase leads to the upper level with a master suite with Juliet balcony & expansive views of the Orinda Hills. The master bathroom includes separate vanities, deep soaking tub, large marble shower, and radiant floor heating. The walk-in closet with built-in extra deep dressers and cedar lined shelves is conveniently accessed through the bedroom and the bathroom. Two additional bedrooms with golf course views, a large two vanity marble bathroom, a laundry room, and a large linen/storage closet are also on the upper level.

Lower Level: The lower level features a carpeted family room with full bathroom. It can be used as an exercise room, media room, or an in-law with private access to rear yard. Three doors lead to extra storage areas, one with a full-size refrigerator.


Updated On: March, 22 2019
 
CONTACT
 
Andy Read

Andy Read
510.594.2400 x222
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Ana O'Byrne
510.761.8480
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Additional Features Include

-Views over Orinda Country Club golf course to Grizzly Peak
-Clear Douglas fir beams
-New carpeting in upper bedrooms
-Potential for in-law / au pair unit
-Air conditioning (upper level only)
-Attached two car garage
-Driveway with hand-laid travertine tile and room for additional parking
-Small orchard with apple, cherry & plum trees
-Irrigated landscaping includes rhododendron, irises, daffodils, ferns, ground covers and Japanese maple, dogwood, citrus & thuja trees
-Patio and deck plantings include sego palms, wisteria, bougainvillea, jasmine, geraniums, roses, hydrangeas, lilies, clematis, penstemon, and lilac