237 Glorietta Blvd
237 Glorietta Blvd, Orinda, CA

$2,395,000· House (Recently Sold)
New Listing

Originally built in 1948 by the President of Bank of America for his daughter’s family, 237 Glorietta Boulevard has had only two owners in its 75 years of existence. Nestled on a private lane sheltered by towering redwoods, the prime .35 acre site was professionally landscaped by Matsutani and features parklike outdoor spaces. The 3013 square-foot residence is accessed through a private exterior courtyard and opens onto a formal entryway. The grand-piano-sized living room has a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and soaring clear heart redwood ceiling. The gracious dining room looks out onto the back garden and has ample built-in cabinetry. Chefs will delight in the beautifully renovated kitchen featuring a central island, two sinks, quality appliances including a Subzero refrigerator plus two refrigerator drawers, Bosch dishwasher, and trash compactor. There is a built-in desk and window seat overlooking the courtyard plus a spacious sunny breakfast area opening to the back yard. An airy sitting/media room houses built-in bookcases and cabinetry for television and sound system.

 The primary bedroom is a true retreat with its dressing area opening to two huge walk-in closets and spa-like bathroom beautifully finished in marble with dual vanities, jetted tub, separate water closet and bidet, and oversized shower with two shower heads. Shoji screen accents contribute to the Zen ambience. There are two additional well appointed bedrooms in this wing and an elegant hall bathroom. The fourth bedroom is found in a separate wing of the home with a huge closet, built-in cabinetry, and adjacent bathroom.  The fifth bedroom/office/hobby room is a versatile private space adjacent to the dining room. The residence features hardwood flooring in all public areas plus four of the bedrooms, custom built-ins throughout the home, and twelve double layer skylights providing ambient natural lighting.  Added amenities include dual pane doors and windows, two zone central heating system, air conditioning serving public areas, tankless water heater, and double car garage with step-free interior access and built-in shelving. The gorgeous fully fenced wrap-around yard features meandering paths through beautiful flowering gardens, expansive patios, and mature trees including redwoods, Japanese maple, and copper beech.

Ideally located within steps of top rated Glorietta Elementary School, the home also abuts Heather Lane—generations of children have followed the Heather Lane bridge over the little creek to arrive at popular private club, Meadow Swim and Tennis. The club offers a wealth of opportunities–great instruction and competitive programs plus a wonderful summer camp program.

In all, this is a legacy property that will be cherished by its next lucky owner for many years to come.


Linda Friedman & Peggy Harmatz

Linda Sonnenschein Friedman grew up in Orinda, was in the second graduating class at Campolindo High School, and graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School. After practicing law briefly, Linda made a career switch and has been a real..


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