214 Glorietta Blvd
This exceptional 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house was first built in 1947 near the sleepy farming town of Orinda. Today, Orinda has become a sought-after residential community, and the house has been given a new life. Masterfully expanded and updated with modern design and superior amenities, the house is situated on a large corner lot with easy access to all three Lamorinda towns. This lovingly re-imagined property offers four bedrooms (including two master suites), three bathrooms, and a great room that includes a family room, kitchen, and dining room. In addition, plans for an additional 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 987 sq. ft. house on this nearly half acre of buildable land have been approved by the City of Orinda and offer income potential.
Attention to detail is evident in the home’s thoughtfully conceived floor plan. A leaded glass front door opens to a spacious great room that features plenty of open, yet intimate, public spaces that are ideal for today’s contemporary lifestyle. The great room has an appealing yet functional design and has classic crown moulding, wide baseboards, plenty of recessed lighting, and a contemporary, durable laminate floor that continues throughout the living areas and bedrooms. Sliding doors open to a spacious three-sided courtyard patio, and the many energy-efficient dual-pane windows provide an abundance of natural sunlight in addition to views of the expansive backyard.
The large, sunny kitchen is a cook’s dream with a quartz-topped center island that is large enough for both food prep and casual meals. A gray/white/black mosaic tile backsplash wall perfectly complements the sleek white cabinets, gray quartz counters, and new top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is open to the great room, making this the heart of the home.
The home’s bedrooms are situated off of the great room, strategically placed to maximize separation while optimizing space. The larger of the home’s two master bedroom suites sits behind the kitchen and includes sliding doors that open to a centrally located entertainment deck and the backyard. The spa-like en-suite bathroom has sophisticated textured white wall tiles; a Jacuzzi soaking tub; a generous vanity with a quartz counter in Italian Waves; and a glass-enclosed stall shower with state-of-the-art controls. A spacious walk-in closet is easily large enough for more than one wardrobe.
A second master suite is at the opposite end of the great room, making it perfect for guests, visiting family, or even an office. An en-suite bathroom features brilliant white subway wall tiles, a large stall shower, and a sleek white vanity with a gray and white Silestone top. Two other generously sized bedrooms are located next to each other on a dedicated hallway and are separated by a shared bathroom.
The attached garage has a washer and dryer and parking for 2 cars, and the circle driveway offers abundant additional space for guest parking.
Although no longer a sleepy farming town, Orinda still offers a small-town feeling within a thriving community of great schools, parks, and trails in an environment of natural beauty. Just minutes to schools, BART, and freeways, this home also offers easy access to Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco’s vibrant dining and cultural offerings.
It doesn’t get any better than this.