3 Owl Hill Court (Recently Sold)

Owl Hill Court is a picturesque cul de sac of highly individualized custom homes located in a very exclusive close-in neighborhood of Orinda. This sought after area, boasting many multimillion dollar properties, combines rural tranquility with easy access to shopping and transportation. The Theatre Square, restaurants, and coffee shops of downtown Orinda are within ready walking distance, as is the bus line to the BART station. Children attend top rated schools–Glorietta Elementary School, Orinda Intermediate School, and Miramonte High School. The property at 3 Owl Hill Court is a prime .64 acre site—a lovely private oasis of tranquility graced by magnificent centuries old oak trees.

The home at 3 Owl Hill Court was originally built in 1956 and, per assessor record, consists of a 1519 square foot residence. The original architecture of the home, with soaring ceilings and walls of glass designed to incorporate the outdoor setting, enhances the sense of space and volume. All the principal rooms of the residence have vaulted open beam ceilings, and the three dual pane sliding glass doors contribute to the easy indoor/outdoor flow. Upon entering the front door one is immediately struck by the natural beauty of the setting. The handsome tile flooring is carried through much of the public area. The step saver kitchen has an electric cooktop, dishwasher, refrigerator, trash compactor, and microwave. The adjoining dining room has a barbecue built in to the brick wall, and a large operable skylight/roof window. Adjacent is the inviting great room with floor to ceiling, raised hearth brick fireplace.

The three well appointed bedrooms all are accessed from the sunny, glass lined hallway. The master bedroom has two closets and its own en suite bathroom. The main hall bathroom does double duty as a convenient laundry space, housing the washer and dryer. It has been beautifully updated with a combination tub/shower. The master bathroom has been tastefully renovated as well. Wood blinds and shades provide attractive and nonintrusive window treatments. The carport housing two vehicles has easy, step free access to the residence. The fire resistant composition shingle roof is a relatively recent replacement. There are roomy outdoor storage closets along the northeast wing of the home.

The outstanding aspect of this property, of course, is the glorious parklike setting. The patio and deck provide excellent vantage points for leisurely dining al fresco, or simply enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book. The gentle rear slope could be developed for play yard or additional garden. The oak trees are wonderful, particularly the spectacular graceful tree at the heart of the property, which possibly served as home many years ago for the original owls of Owl Hill Court, in the centuries before mankind discovered this natural paradise.

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