This stunning estate home in exclusive Orindawoods offers an air of elegance combined with the utmost in convenience. Within walking distance of downtown Orinda, with its shops, restaurants, park and library, 650 Kite Hill is nevertheless a quiet and private enclave. Orindawoods amenities include fabulous lighted tennis courts with teams and lessons for both adults and children, swimming pools, clubhouse, and complimentary commuter shuttle to BART. 650 Kite Hill is also in close proximity to picturesque Lake Cascade with its popular walking path and the prestigious Orinda Country Club. Children attend top-rated Orinda schools, including Wagner Ranch Elementary, Orinda Intermediate, and Miramonte High. With 2854 square feet of living space and an expansive .38 acre site, this home is well-suited for anyone from a growing family to empty nesters.
The inviting foyer features a high ceiling and recessed lighting. It opens to the light-filled formal living room, with its wall of windows framing views of the oak trees and hills beyond. A vaulted ceiling, elegant gas fireplace, and French doors to the expansive deck all contribute to the inherent drama of the space. Adjacent is the spacious dining room, also offering panoramic views. At the heart of the home is the showcase kitchen, with unique architectural interest, custom recessed and accent lighting, high ceiling, central island, and marble countertops. Stainless steel appliances include Thermador oven and microwave, Thermador gas cooktop, Subzero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher. Additional amenities are filtered water and heated water on demand. The delightful sunny eating area features French doors to the deck. Steps from the kitchen, the spacious family room is awash in light from floor to ceiling windows. A fireplace with gas starter and raised hearth and a glass door to the deck contribute to the appeal of this inviting space.
The romantic master bedroom suite features a vaulted ceiling with skylights and windows fitted with plantation shutters. The en suite spa bathroom has dual sinks with Caesarstone counter, a Bain Ultra jetted tub, and separate tiled shower. Wardrobe organization will happen easily, thanks to a large walk-in closet with custom shelving. There are three additional well-appointed bedrooms, all with plantation shutters and custom closets. The front bedroom is currently utilized as an office. Two beautifully renovated bathrooms also occupy this wing of the house. One has limestone tiling and a combination tub/shower. The other compartmented bathroom has a designer raised bowl sink and a reed glass door separating the shower room. With a door to the garage, the conveniently located laundry room has a tile floor and a sink as well as ample storage space.
With spectacular indoor/outdoor flow, the home is an entertainer’s dream. The expansive Trex deck with custom wrought iron railing rivals that of a luxury resort, and has been the site of numerous large gatherings including as many as 100 guests. Surrounded by mature trees and offering serene views and exceptional privacy, the deck also lends itself well to quiet relaxation. The terraced yard below provides ample terrain for children to explore or play or nurture a garden.
Additional features of the home include rich hardwood flooring throughout, dual pane wood windows and doors, extensive recessed lighting (in every room except master) as well as custom art lighting, two zones of central heating and air conditioning, and security alarm system. The three car garage has remote openers and level-in interior access to the home. For the busy family who wants a light-filled turn-key house with easy access to town, schools, and all of Orindawoods’ amenities, 650 Kitehill Road is truly the dream home.