Ideally situated in the heart of the sought-after Glorietta neighborhood of Orinda, 120 Glorietta Boulevard is just minutes from downtown Orinda, shopping, BART, commute connections, and top-rated Orinda schools. This charming home has been well-loved and maintained by a single owner for the past 40+ years. Upgrades include 8 year old fire-retardant composition roof, 4 year old furnace, and 4 year old sewer line. With its convenient floor plan, traditional architectural features, and lovely gardens, this is a property to enjoy as is or imbue with your own personal style.
Set back from the road, with a wide covered veranda porch, the home beckons visitors inside, where they will find a formal entry opening to a sunny spacious living room. With its vaulted ceiling, picture windows, hardwood flooring, brick fireplace, and sliding door to the rear yard, this space is ideal for relaxing or entertaining. The formal dining room also has hardwood floors and convenient built-in corner storage. Both these rooms have custom Hunter Douglas duette window coverings.
The cheerful kitchen provides ample storage, sparkling white tile counters, and even an original Wedgwood stove. Enjoy it or sell on ebay! The delightful eating area offers views of the garden. A convenient ante room could be a well-located central command post for the busy family. The large pantry supplements the kitchen cabinetry. There is a half bath in this wing as well. The laundry room doubles as an East coast-style mud room, with a door to the back yard. The spacious family room also offers access to the yard and features a huge storage closet, always in demand for a play room.
The bedroom wing has three inviting bedrooms. One, currently used as an office, has wood paneling and built-in book shelves, but with its closet can also serve as a bedroom. The two additional bedrooms are both spacious and bright with garden windows. One has a large walk-in closet. The hall bathroom has a tiled combination tub/shower.
Offering all the outdoor space desired by a growing family, the back yard has an expansive flagstone patio leading to a large level lawn. Paths lead to a series of terraces, with endless possibilities for play areas, vegetable beds, or gardening. Other amenities of the home include storage room/workshop with built-in cabinets, carport, central forced air heating. 120 Glorietta is imbued with a sense of warmth and invokes the charm and character of previous decades, while offering families the location and indoor/outdoor flow desired for today’s lifestyle.