Ideally situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the exclusive Country Club neighborhood of Orinda, 99 La Cuesta is both a delightful family home and an elegant venue for entertaining. The spacious 2,720 square foot (per assessor record) residence features four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, spacious family room and beautifully remodeled kitchen. This custom home, built in 1979, is situated on an idyllic .24 acre site with gorgeous views of the Orinda hills and Lake Cascade. The charming garden has a level lawn for play and a deck for quiet contemplation. Children attend highly acclaimed Orinda schools (including Miramonte High School, in the number one rated high school district in the state). Close to shopping, transportation, and walking distance to the Orindawoods tennis club, this is the architecturally exciting home you have been seeking.
Immediately upon entering the home, one is struck by the light and wonderful sense of volume created by the vaulted ceilings and panoramic views. The inviting sky-lit entry provides the perfect introduction to the gracious living room. With its high beamed ceiling and wall of windows overlooking Lake Cascade, this room is truly stunning. The adjacent formal dining room also shares the breathtaking view. Beautifully updated, the chef’s kitchen features granite counters, cherry wood cabinetry with fully extendable drawers, stainless steel appliances including GE Monogram double oven, Jennair gas cooktop, dishwasher, and refrigerator. The focal point of the spacious family room, with vaulted beamed ceiling and door to the deck, is the raised hearth gas fireplace, which conjures visions of cozy family evenings at home. There are wood floors throughout these rooms. A tasteful powder room with marble flooring and counter completes the main level of the home.
The bedroom level has four lovely rooms, all with views, including the private master suite. The master bedroom features recessed lighting, skylight, glass door to the deck, and plantation shutters. The elegant master bathroom has marble floor, double vanities, tiled shower, jetted tub, and a large walk-in closet. One of the secondary bedrooms, with wood floor, is currently used as an office. Another bedroom has access to a large storage space. The updated hall bathroom has a tile floor and tiled combination tub/shower. The laundry closet is conveniently located on the bedroom level.
The lush gardens are invitingly landscaped with a level lawn surrounded by greenery, including a lemon tree. The deck is a maintenance-free composite designed for long life. Additional amenities include a three car garage with remote openers and interior access, under-house storage area with a 10’x14’ raised wood platform, central heating and air conditioning, dual pane windows throughout the home. With its end-of-cul-de-sac location across from open space owned by the Orindawoods homeowners association, 99 La Cuesta affords sought-after privacy and seclusion while only minutes from all amenities. This is a unique opportunity to own a traditional family home with the grace and charm of one of Orinda’s finest addresses.