4 BR, 3 BA Orinda Home for Sale: $1,175,000
This attractive 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Orinda home was built in 1972 and is now on the market for this first time in forty-one years. Residential architecture in the 1970s was very innovative with respect to the use of light and space, and in many ways the concept of open-plan living was first introduced during that time. The interior spaces of 30 Moraga Via have been wonderfully preserved since 1972, and offer an extraordinary example of fabulous early 1970s architectural design and aesthetic. Located in Orinda’s desirable Glorietta neighborhood, the house is conveniently situated just minutes from Orinda’s top-tier schools and offers easy access to the Orinda Theater Square, Orinda Village Square, Lafayette, and the Lafayette Reservoir. The 2,486 sq. ft. house offers an open living room/dining room, a family room, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a laundry room, and an attached two-car garage.
From the front of the home, a pair of solid raised-panel front doors opens to an entry hall that leads to the family room straight ahead and the open living/dining room to the left. The spacious family room has rare pecky cypress wood paneling on the walls and the wet bar; a brick fireplace; new carpeting; and sliding doors that open to the backyard patio. The living/dining room combination is L-shaped with large picture and sliding windows that provide plenty of natural light and views of the backyard and the newly landscaped front yard. Bamboo floors contrast beautifully with the vintage grass wallpaper and pecky cypress panel over the brick fireplace, and the wood-planked cathedral ceiling with exposed wood beams brings height and openness to the dramatic room.
The large eat-in kitchen has a bamboo floor and granite counters with a full-height granite backsplash. The kitchen connects with the dining room on one end, and four Carrara marble stairs go down to the family room on the other end. Sliding doors open to a fenced backyard patio making indoor/outdoor entertaining a breeze.
The home’s bedrooms and two of the bathrooms are located on the second floor and reached via an open staircase with a large wall cut-out that is a typical 1970s architectural design feature. The master bedroom suite is at the far end of the upstairs hall and features new carpeting, cedar-lined closets, and windows that offer views of the extensive backyard. An en-suite bathroom has a double vanity and stall shower. Three additional bedrooms are also on this hallway and are comparable in size and details with roomy closets and new carpeting.
A special feature of this home is the expansive size of the lot, most of which is behind the house and is nearly one-half acre in total. The property has many large, beautiful California oak trees as well as other native drought-tolerant plants and vegetation. The front of the house is sheltered by magnificent Italian cypress trees that act as a hedge and has new drought-tolerant landscaping.
30 Moraga Via provides the opportunity to own an Orinda property that has been loved by the same family for more than forty years, owners who have managed to preserve the home’s 1970s aesthetic during their stewardship. With this special home, you can take advantage of Orinda’s top-tier schools, lovely village, and close proximity to BART, Lafayette, Oakland, and San Francisco. This is truly a gem.
• 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
• 2,486 sq. ft of living space on 0.47 acre lot (20,473 sq. ft.) per public records
• Built in 1972
• Open living/dining room with fireplace
• Eat-in kitchen
• Family room with fireplace
• Bamboo floors in living areas, new carpet in bedrooms
• Cedar-lined closets
• Cypress paneling
• Wood plank cathedral ceilings
• Laundry room with washer and dryer
• Fresh interior and exterior paint
• Front yard and expansive backyard with new drought-tolerant landscaping
• Attached 2-car garage
• Close to Orinda top-tier schools
• Easy access to Orinda Theater Square and Village, Lafayette Reservoir, Hwy 24, BART
Sold On: Dec 06 2017
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