Fabulous single level living in a stunning totally renovated mid-century contemporary, with bonus fourth bedroom/family room on lower level! Situated in the sought-after Glorietta neighborhood of Orinda, within easy walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants and BART, 23 Overhill is the epitome of easy living. On a prime .41 acre site, with panoramic views and surrounded by majestic native oak trees, this 2535 square foot home (per assessor measurement) has been beautifully remodeled to reflect today’s life style. Watch the sunset from your private deck or from the spacious open living/dining area, and you will realize that you have achieved the ultimate in California living!
Upon entering the custom double front door with beveled glass, it becomes immediately clear that this is a home of superlative design. The contemporary open floor plan with vaulted ceiling and recessed lighting lends itself to entertaining or family gatherings. The focal point of the great room is the wall of windows framing views of the oak trees and hills beyond. Architecturally significant ceiling detail with focused recessed lighting defines the comfortable seating area and highlights the granite fireplace. Adjacent, the dining area enjoys the view and offers a sliding door to the recently expanded deck. With space and privacy and serene views, the deck is equally enticing as a sanctuary for an afternoon of quiet relaxation or as a site for a great party.
Truly the heart of the home, the fabulous kitchen features a multilevel center island with curved breakfast bar, prep sink, and ample storage. The stainless steel appliances include the Kitchenaid refrigerator, GE Profile wine cooler, and the chef’s delight – a Dacor range with six burner gas cooktop and two ovens. With granite countertops and recessed and under-cabinet lighting, this is a space that is superb for both cooking and entertaining.
The bedroom wing hosts three bedrooms including the gorgeous expanded master suite. The wall of windows at the far end of this spacious room offers verdant views. A sliding door opens conveniently to the deck. Beautifully updated, the en suite spa bathroom has two sinks, granite countertop, and walk-in shower with two shower heads. There is a large well-appointed walk-in closet. The additional two bedrooms both have mirrored closet doors and attractive Hunter-Douglas Duette window coverings. The stylishly updated hall bathroom has a tiled combination tub/shower. The conveniently located laundry room has ample storage and doubles as a mud room with access to the garage.
Downstairs, the spacious family room offers a wall of built-in bookshelves, media storage, and a fireplace. The adjacent wall of windows assures that this is a sunny light-filled room, and the sliding door affords easy access to the back yard. Landscaped for low maintenance, this level area would also make a great play yard. A full bathroom with shower and large utility area complete this level. Optionally, the downstairs would make a wonderful private bedroom suite. Additional features of the home include central heating and air conditioning, two car garage with built-in cabinets and epoxy floor, security alarm system, dual pane windows and doors.
23 Overhill is a wonderfully unique home that incorporates all the most sought-after features of homes today…an open floor plan with walls of windows and vaulted ceiling to create a light and airy living space, a seamless blend of indoor/outdoor living, privacy and views, a gourmet kitchen, master bedroom sanctuary with spa bathroom….all this combined with an easy walk to town. Having been in the same family for decades, this jewel of a home is now ready for the next delighted owner to enjoy!