Step into luxury in this breathtaking Country French Estate inspired by homes from the late 1800’s found in places like Normandy, Bourges and Cote D’Or. The magnificent estate features a 5416 square foot main house with a single car garage and a carriage house with a 3 car garage and a fully appointed 855 square foot guest apartment. After 2 years of meticulous attention to detail this 6271 square foot custom home was completed in 2006 with authenticity and unrivaled high-end finishes.
The charm of this 5+ bedroom, 5.5 bath home is evident at first glance. The old world copper details, trickling fountain peaking through the ivy covered stone walls, deep recessed windows, and richly stained mahogany garage doors will catch your eye as you approach the grand main entrance. It’s just your first taste of the quality you’ll find throughout the property.
On the main level you’ll marvel at the gloriously appointed kitchen with a beamed vaulted ceiling, custom cherry cabinetry, a marble breakfast bar and island, an oversize eating area, and a walk-in pantry. Both the kitchen and the adjacent formal dining room, with its copper patina ceiling, open to the magnificent pool and patio area for grand entertaining.
An expansive arched entry leads you from the kitchen to the adjacent family room featuring a cozy fireplace, built-in entertainment center, and a wet bar with a copper sink, built-in refrigerator and dishwasher. The elegant formal living room is also on the main level and features a lovely Isokern wood burning fireplace with custom limestone hearth and mantel.
The main level master suite is large and inviting, with a trellis-covered exit to the pool through french doors. The master bath features a claw foot air jetted tub, which wraps charm and modern luxury into one, and the oversize walk-in shower features an arched tiled entry, dual heads and beautiful custom tile work.
Another truly unique feature is found in the library - the gorgeous bookcase opens to a hidden spiral staircase which leads down to the wine cellar and vault. The cellar remains at a constant temperature and is ready for the new owner to add their own personal touches.
The upstairs is designed with the younger family members in mind. It features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fantastic central entertainment room with an attached study area. A charming Juliet balcony overlooks the family room below.
The extensive travertine patio area and sparkling pool are sure to be a favorite entertainment oasis. An outdoor trellis-covered kitchen and adjoining dining area overlook the gorgeous pool which includes an attached spa and a unique water feature. This space also includes a yard, play area, playhouse, and a convenient full outdoor bathroom. The area behind the home is open space which adds to the natural beauty and secluded feel of the 1.26 acre, mostly level parcel. A gate from the back of the property leads to a meandering trail and a 2 minute walk to Dalewood Park in Orinda Downs.
This fantastic property has all of the warmth of a family home with the charm and quality of an old world estate. Built by Bayview Builders, a highly regarded local custom home contractor, the attention to detail and over-the-top custom features is unsurpassed. It is truly special!