Extraordinary opportunity to own a true mid-century modern gem in the heart of Orinda! This beautiful 2277 square foot home, designed by renowned modernist architect Robert Klemmedson, offers high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the panoramic views of surrounding oaks and hills. Located on a popular tree-lined cul de sac just minutes from downtown Orinda, BART, commute routes, and shopping, 165 Canon epitomizes a sophisticated yet family-friendly lifestyle. Children attend top-rated Orinda schools (Miramonte High School, Orinda Intermediate, and Wagner Ranch–check with district for grade level availability). The home has been thoughtfully renovated, retaining the original 1962 character, and occupies a prime .84 acre knoll with gorgeous grounds, mature oaks, and redwoods. Walk to town and Orinda Park Pool, a private swim club offering wonderful family programs!
The broad driveway features ample space for guest parking. A wide front deck leads to the foyer, which opens to the main glassed-in sky-lit entry, connecting the two wings of the house. The formal living room offers breathtaking views of the majestic oak trees from two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. A stone fireplace, high beamed ceiling, built-in bookshelves, and sliding door accessing the deck all contribute to the inviting ambience. The adjacent dining room also enjoys verdant views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Tastefully updated while preserving the architectural integrity of the space, the kitchen includes quality stainless steel appliances (Viking Professional gas range, Miele Platinum dishwasher, Electrolux refrigerator), granite counters, double stainless steel sink, and a sunny informal eating area overlooking the back yard.
With Shoji screened sliding doors opening to a secluded deck, the private master suite also has a large walk-in closet with ample built-in cabinetry. The en suite bathroom includes a jetted tub and separate tiled shower. A second bedroom, with two closets, offers views of the surrounding oaks. The adjacent bathroom has a tiled shower and pedestal sink. A striking glassed-in breezeway/lanai connects to the rear versatile family/play room, along with two additional bedrooms, a spacious laundry room with sink, and third bathroom featuring tiled soaking tub and shower.
Among the unique and captivating elements of this special home is the marvelous indoor/outdoor flow, with sliding glass doors opening from all wings. These combine with abundant windows to create a sense of natural light and incorporate the serenity of nature into the interior living spaces.
The sheltered back yard is an oasis for relaxation and play. Currently landscaped for minimum maintenance, there is a large level patio (which could become a lawn or play area) surrounded by gorgeous oaks, which furnish shade and privacy. The large side yard provides another play space. Additional features of the home include two zones of central heating and air conditioning, dual pane windows and doors, security alarm system, abundant built-in storage, new fire-retardant roof, and many original architectural finishes such as wet bar and custom cabinet hardware. The two car garage can be controlled remotely via a panel in the entry hall closet, and also features a spacious workshop/storage room at the rear.
165 Canon is a showcase for mid-century architectural vision, while also providing functional family living, a breathtaking setting, and an ideal close-in location. This is the home for the discerning buyer who has been awaiting a unique and beautiful mid-century living space, rarely found in Orinda.