Blending in with the oak-dotted hillside and natural terrain, and nestled in at the end of a cul-de-sac, this more than 1-acre property just off Miner Road also enjoys captivating views of the Orinda Highlands.
This home at 17 Valley View Lane exudes a charming cottage ambience, and features a lush setting and about 2,435 square feet of living space.
A masterful second level addition brilliantly preserves the integrity and beauty of this 1938 custom-built home that showcases original old growth redwood beams in the living room and kitchen. A redwood front door was also preserved and creates a warm and welcoming entry off a gated brick front patio with outdoor fireplace.
The home at 17 Valley View Lane has a charming cottage ambience with generous-size rooms and about 2,435 square feet of exceptionally styled living space. There are three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Lovingly maintained by only two owners during its past eight decades, the interior is richly layered in a neutral color palette enhanced with quarter sawn oak floors, vaulted ceilings, custom built-ins, custom-made original dual-pane divided windows, and artfully crafted trims and moldings. Each room enjoys a view of the natural terrain and each is infused with natural light.
A 1996 renovation added a lower level and two bedroom suites awash in natural light and each with French door access to private outdoor space where natural beauty thrives.
The spacious living room features an exposed-beam tongue and groove vaulted ceiling and view windows.
A wood-burning fireplace with a beam mantel anchors the spacious living room that also features an exposed beam, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling and view windows. The adjacent dining room has two walls of windows including French doors that open onto a fabulous outdoor patio. The private setting offers hillside views and lots of room for outdoor dining, entertaining or quiet reflection.
The remodeled and updated chef’s kitchen features a center island and breakfast bar.
Dual pocket doors can separate the remodeled and updated chef’s kitchen that offers a center island and breakfast bar, quartz counters, tumbled-stone tile backsplash with decorative accents, stainless farm sink, and custom cabinetry. Stainless appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Thermador five-burner cooktop, dishwasher, and built-in microwave and oven.
On the main level is a spacious bedroom/office featuring custom built-in cabinetry and view windows. A half bathroom on this level has been updated with tile wainscot and a single-sink vanity.
The two bedroom suites downstairs include …
Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle