278 Birchwood Drive (Recently Sold)

Beautifully situated on one of Moraga’s most coveted streets, 278 Birchwood Drive is an ideal family home in the heart of Rheem Valley Manor. With four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lovely open floor plan, the 2268 square foot home (per assessor record) is well suited to both entertaining and daily living. The exceptional .66 acre private knoll property features a sparkling fenced pool, level lawn, large side yard, and panoramic views. Children attend top-rated Moraga schools, including Campolindo High in the Acalanes High School district, which is the top-rated district in the state of California. The home is close to charming Rheem Valley shopping, Moraga Trails, and the Moraga Commons Park.

This delightful one-level home offers great curb appeal. The tiled entry foyer with high ceiling leads to the spacious living room. Awash in natural light, the living room has vaulted ceiling, raised hearth brick fireplace with gas logs, and a wall of windows affording magnificent views. The adjacent dining room has convenient built-in cabinetry, including a wet bar.

The heart of the home is the open kitchen/family room. With its white wood cabinetry, tile floor, and granite counter tops, the kitchen is perfectly situated for large gatherings. The inviting breakfast area has a bay window overlooking the pool. The adjacent large family room features an Andersen wood sliding door to the yard, as well as fabulous views.

The main bedroom wing includes three inviting bedrooms, each with spacious closet. The convenient hall bathroom is compartmented, with a tiled combination tub/shower and a door to the patio, allowing for access to the swimming pool. Completing this wing is the laundry room, with ample storage cabinets and closet. The private master bedroom suite features a vaulted ceiling, three closets, pastoral views, and a sliding door to the garden. The en suite bathroom is compartmented, with an updated sky-lit tiled shower.

The backyard is an oasis for entertaining and play. The free-form pool has an attractive safety fence, which can be removed. The adjacent level lawn is perfect for ball games, while the side yard could be developed by the creative gardener. Additional features of the home include an attached two car garage with interior access and remote controlled door, central heat and air conditioning. 278 Birchwood Drive is a genuine find in the heart of Moraga, and represents a lucky family’s perfect introduction to the joys of the California lifestyle.

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