This charming expanded ranch home has been in the same family for over fifty years. Located in the sought-after Glorietta neighborhood, the property is at the end of a cul-de-sac and enjoys spectacular views across the valley. Although situated only a few minutes from downtown Orinda, with its restaurants, theater, shopping and BART, the home exudes the aura of a peaceful country retreat. The versatile 2406 square foot (per appraisal) floor plan could accommodate a growing family, a home office, or an au pair suite. There is great potential to create your dream home here. Children attend top-rated Orinda schools, including Glorietta Elementary, just down the road.
The entry foyer opens directly to the wonderful living room, with high beamed ceiling, brick fireplace, and gorgeous pastoral views. The adjacent dining area also enjoys the same tranquil views and has a sliding door to the back yard. The well-situated kitchen includes a sunny breakfast nook and opens to the spacious family room, which has ample storage cabinetry and sliding doors to the yard.
The primary bedroom wing offers three inviting bedrooms, including the master. All bedrooms have verdant garden views and are light and bright. The master has its own tiled bathroom with shower and opens to a delightful enclosed porch. The hall bathroom has a tiled combination tub/shower. Solid hardwood flooring runs through all the formal areas as well as the bedroom wing.
Beyond the family room, another bedroom wing awaits. This versatile space includes an open wood-paneled space with a door to the back yard. Three adjoining bedrooms all have built-in desks and storage. Let your imagination run wild… reconfigure this private space for in-laws or adult children, or open it up for a giant play room or home office. A full bathroom with shower and the laundry room complete this wing.
The .39 acre property occupies a prime level knoll. There is ample space for an expansive deck or patio as well as lawn or play areas. The gently sloping hillside below could be terraced for gardens or even grape vines, or just enjoyed as a private nature reserve. 45 Meadow View Road was home to a young family who raised four children, creating many memories in this welcoming space over the decades. Those children are now long grown and the rare opportunity arises for another young family to create their own memories over the next fifty years.