Walk to town and BART! Situated in the most coveted location in Orinda, 7 Overhill Road occupies a serene and private .84 acre site, while only steps from all we love about our town…shops, restaurants, Peet’s coffee, Orinda Theater. And of course, no need to join the wait list for a parking space at BART! This charming 3227 square foot home was originally built in 1945 and is being sold by its second owner. With a great family floor plan, space for everyone’s hobbies, a gorgeous level yard and beautiful views, this is truly a unique property. Children attend top-rated Orinda schools, including Glorietta Elementary.
With a gently curving circular driveway and additional off-street guest parking, it is clear that this house was made for entertaining. The friendly brick front porch extends a warm invitation to enter the spacious foyer. A grand piano sized living room, with brick fireplace and plantation shutter-clad windows, is the perfect place to gather with guests. Sunny and open, with verdant views, the kitchen offers a taste of the home’s history combined with today’s functionality, including a new stainless steel refrigerator paired side by side with a vintage Wedgwood stove. The sunny eating area is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or a family dinner while gazing at the magnificent oak trees. The glass door to the terrace provides access for al fresco dining. Adjacent to the kitchen is the formal dining room, with plantation shutters and lovely millwork.
The bedroom wing on the main level offers three spacious rooms, including the private master suite. With a glass door to the terrace and large corner windows with beautiful views, the master bedroom is an exceptionally airy and light space. The gorgeously updated skylit en suite bathroom features Carrera marble counter tops, two sinks, oversize shower with bench, heated floors. The walk-in closets have cedar floors. Two additional bedrooms both have walk-in closets and pretty views. Vintage charm is on display in the hall bathroom, with original tile work.
Downstairs, the spacious family room has as its focal point the imposing brick fireplace with raised hearth and also features French doors to the back yard for easy indoor/outdoor access. The fourth bedroom has a walk-in closet and garden views. The adjacent full bathroom includes a tiled shower. Opening up the possibility of a full in-law or au pair suite, the downstairs kitchen has a sink, vintage appliances, and a door to the deck. Doubling as a hobby or crafts room, the unusually spacious laundry room also has its own door to the back yard.
This amazing property has it all…upper terrace with magnificent views for entertaining, lower covered porch for lazy summer afternoons in a rocking chair with a book, expansive level lawn for soccer or croquet, basketball court overlooking the creek for those with extra energy, planting beds to inspire the gardener, and multiple fruit trees for summer snacking or pie baking.
Additional features of the home include attached two car garage with interior access, dual pane windows, beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main level, central heating, fabulous storage space (large workshop/storage room accessed from laundry room, under-house space adjacent to family room, deep under-stair closet), potential wine cellar. 7 Overhill Road has been lovingly maintained by only two families over the past seven decades. It is time for another family to create lasting memories and treasure this special property for many more decades to come.