Charm abounds in this expanded traditional 1856 square foot one level home, tucked on a .4 acre private knoll with views, gardens, level lawn, and pool. Located in the sought-after Glorietta neighborhood of Orinda, 49 Scenic Drive is in close proximity to downtown and BART, and within walking distance to Glorietta Elementary (walking path from end of Valley Drive) and Meadow Swim and Tennis Club. Children also attend top-rated Orinda Intermediate and Miramonte High schools. Just minutes from shopping and commute routes, but with a sense of a private country retreat, 49 Scenic Drive is truly a gem.
A wrought iron gate opens to a delightful front courtyard, abundant with flowering plants. Step into the tiled foyer and be greeted by a room awash in natural light from large windows and skylights. The vaulted ceiling contributes to the open feeling of the great room. With a brick fireplace and two sliding doors to the yard, this expansive living area will be the center of family activity and entertaining. The adjacent cheerful kitchen has a view to the terraced garden and a lovely sun-filled casual eating area with a sliding door to the yard. Conveniently adjoining the kitchen, the laundry closet has space for side by side washer and dryer.
There are four bedrooms, including the large master suite. The front bedroom, currently used as an office, has a lovely view of the garden and hills beyond. The two rear bedrooms are both bright and light and overlook the pool. The hall bathroom has been tastefully updated with a skylight and combination tub/shower. Occupying its own private wing, the spacious two- room master suite has infinite possibilities. Whether utilized as office, nursery, or cozy sitting room, the front room has a closet and view. The rear bedroom has a closet, a sliding door to the patio and swimming pool, and enjoys a pastoral view. The en suite master bathroom has a tiled shower with frameless glass door.
Outdoor living is at its best at 49 Scenic Drive. The expansive Trex deck is perfect for relaxing or enjoying al fresco dining, or watching the kids play on the sweeping level lawn under the shade of the gracious native oaks. Separately fenced and occupying a prime sunny space, the inviting swimming pool is perfect for hot summer days. The terraced gardens are lush with flowering plants and feature raised vegetable beds ready to be planted with your seasonal favorites. Additional amenities include two car garage with remote control door, forced air central heating and air conditioning, dual pane windows. With its prime location and exceptional privacy, as well as a spacious and versatile floor plan, 49 Scenic Drive will delight the buyer who has been seeking individuality and character in one of Orinda’s most popular neighborhoods.