This delightful home, situated in the heart of sought-after Sleepy Hollow, one of Orinda’s most exclusive neighborhoods, exudes old world charm while offering up-to-date amenities. The 2880 square foot (per appraisal) house and cabana include four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a beautiful open floor plan with fabulous indoor-outdoor flow to maximize the California life style. The professionally landscaped .34 acre estate property is fully fenced and includes serene patios, inviting pool, and graceful lawns.
Artfully screened by a thick hedge, the front garden will captivate you with its winding front path, abundant foliage, and flowering vine draped over the front porch. From the traditional foyer, one enters the dramatic living room, with its vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, brick fireplace, and wall of glass with a door beckoning to the rear patio. Adjacent is the formal dining room, also with a brick fireplace and a door to the patio, ideal for al fresco dining.
The heart of the home is the gorgeously renovated kitchen and adjacent family room. With sparkling white cabinetry, granite counters with Carrera marble backsplash, recessed lighting, and an inviting breakfast bar, this room will please the most particular chef. Appliances include stainless steel Viking six burner gas cooktop, Thermador stainless steel double ovens with convection, GE Monogram built-in refrigerator, Miele dishwasher. The sunny breakfast area, flanked by garden windows, invites guests and family to linger. There is a convenient door to the back yard. With a Carrera marble gas fireplace surrounded by extensive built-in bookshelves and wood mantel, vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, and a charming bay window seat, the family room is a welcoming haven in every season. Also in this wing, the guest bedroom, with built-in bookshelves, could serve as a well-located office. Adjacent is a bathroom with tiled shower and marble counter.
There are three spacious bedrooms in the bedroom wing, including the renovated master suite. The master, privately located at the end of the hall, also features a door to the rear yard and the pool, for midnight swims! It has recessed lighting, his-and-her reading lights, and three closets. The en suite bathroom has been tastefully updated, with two sinks, granite counter, and oversized shower with frameless glass door and custom Italian tile work. The additional two bedrooms are both spacious and light, and one has a bay window. The hall bathroom features dual vanities and a tiled combination tub/shower. The laundry closet is conveniently situated in the bedroom wing as well.
Everyone will fall in love with the delightful cabana building. Use your imagination…man cave, teen hangout, ice cream soda bar, or family retreat. With its indoor/outdoor granite counter and colorful awnings, this space will be the focal point for gatherings, large and small. The extensive patio is great for outdoor relaxing or training ground for toddler tricycles. Separately fenced off, the gorgeous free form black bottom salt water pool was recently refurbished and is solar heated. Other outdoor gathering places include the gas fire pit or the breezy gazebo, complete with overhead fan and lighting. A separate spacious level play area is ideally located under a magnificent ancient oak tree. There is a detached two car garage with remote door opener.
Additional features of the home include dual pane wood windows, hardwood floors, Lutron lighting with dimmers, three zone heating and air conditioning system. Children attend sought-after Orinda schools, including Miramonte High, in the number-one rated district in California. 129 Lombardy Lane is the home you have been waiting for…exuding character and warmth, but with all the modern amenities you expect, and an unparalleled outdoor living experience. Truly a property the entire family will embrace, epitomizing the sense of Home.