License # 00925213
Property Detail
119 Melody Lane
Orinda, CA 94563
Sold in 7 days!
Offered at $3,250,000

Enter thru the private gates of this elegant estate in the rolling hills of Orinda and emerge on to a circular drive surrounded by a magnificent canopy of green trees, lush landscaping and an island of brilliantly colored flowers encompassing 3.4 acres. Enjoy a park like setting with meandering paths, terraced lawn, a lavish sparkling pool, spa and stunning waterfall. This luxurious 6844 square foot residence with private guest quarters, five bedrooms, four full and two half bathrooms and a 6-car garage is located in one of Orinda???s most prestigious neighborhoods high atop Sleepy Hollow. Its elegance and grandeur place this property in a category of luxury all of its own.

An architecturally stunning entry was designed by the renowned local architect Richard E. Bartlett adding strength of character and an elegant and striking presence to this custom Contemporary estate home built in 1978.

The dramatic two-story entry foyer reveals gracious soaring ceilings infused in sunlight. The breathtaking views are the focal point of the expansive living room with wet bar and cozy fireside seating. Sunbursts of light wash though walls of glass and is diffused through the skylights in the atrium that illuminate the French limestone flooring below.

The exquisite light filled formal dining room with circular glass table creates an elegant atmosphere for refined entertaining. The well-appointed eat-in gourmet kitchen with expansive granite countertops, custom cabinetry and stone floors will satisfy the most discerning epicurean. Well appointed appliances include a Dacor 6 burner gas stove, two Bosch dishwashers and a separate Monogram built in refrigerator. This open kitchen is perfect for entertaining large groups of family and friends.

A luxurious master suite exudes elegance and luxury. A cozy fireplace is well located to enjoy the early morning sunrise over the valley and the opulent hues at sunset. This large and inviting suite with generous walk-in closet, individual his and hers privy, also boasts a unique sunken tub and steam shower. A door exiting the master suite allows for easy passage to the private stone patio that leads to the pool and spa.

This spacious home boasts five bedrooms, four full and two half bathrooms, a large game room, as well as a separate family room. In addition, there is a private office and a two-room au-pair/in-law unit with kitchenette and a private entrance. The sound and electronic component systems in this home are technologically advanced along with an intricate built-in security system. Car lovers will appreciate the ability to house up to six cars.

Beautiful Ipe deck taking in the magnificent views is ideal for alfresco dining or a relaxing glass of chardonnay at the end of a long day. Attractive stone walls and patios overlook lush grounds, a sparkling black-bottom pool, spa, separate waterfall and panoramic vistas. Lush gardens surround the patios and enhance the natural beauty. This rare and wonderful property is on 3.4 acres and is beautiful to behold, while creating a sense of breathtaking privacy and serenity. Many memories have been created with large gatherings, parties and celebrations of friends and family throughout the years.

This secure and private haven is only minutes from downtown Orinda. Close to two International airports and the vibrancy of San Francisco. 12 years of Orinda top rated schools.

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