2 Carmen Court
Orinda, CA 94563
Sherrie B. Perlstein

(925) 766-3030

Architecturally Stunning in Orinda
Offered at $1,475,000
Status: Active
Type: Residential
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3
Lot Size: 1.02
Situated on over an acre on a private cul de sac in Orinda, this magnificent approximately 2400 sq ft, three bedroom and three-bath contemporary home is a stunning collaboration of architecture and design creating the perfect marriage of form and function. Created in 2011 and completed in 2012 by famed local designer and builder Jerry Texdahl, this captivating residence is nestled back from the street creating the perfect secluded retreat.

Entering through an inviting entrance gate, one is met with an antique custom door from Luciano Antiques in Carmel with steel surround fabricated by Jensen Ironworks. A gentle path leads you to an exquisite front door of flaming copper skins from 1stdibs. Berkeley Mills created a surround and back made of mahogany and ebony with side lighting, finished off with an antique Asian door pull.

Once inside, you are intoxicated by the perfect blend of elegance and grace with the peace and tranquility of Asian influence. A stunning custom built Berkeley Mills kitchen features a surface of vertical grain bamboo with walnut inset finished off with a caesarstone counter, creating a balance of the warmth of natural materials with the exceptional craftsmanship of European technology. Top of the line appliances such as Miele dishwasher, oven and cook top, sub-zero refrigerator, island with eat-in counter and pantry are just a few of the quality features found in this attractively designed open kitchen.

An elegant dining area opens to an expansive Ipe deck showcasing the unsurpassed valley views, inviting your guests to celebrate life's most memorable moments. A great room with high ceilings, rich color, bamboo floors and defused light create the rare luxury and tranquility of this Zen-like retreat.

Double wide Fleetwood sliding doors open to a level lawn, expansive decks and entertainment area with built in barbeque and wet bar area set in an Asian inspired garden with gentle water feature enhancing the ambiance of total relaxation and rejuvenation.

The master suite with recessed pocket door to the sun-drenched deck is the ideal location for a morning cup of coffee, morning paper or iPad The generous master bath with oversized shower and dual vanity sinks features custom cabinetry and opens to a walk in closet and a private office space with a picture window framing one of the most magnificent views of the vista beyond.

A spacious second bedroom with shower and bathtub complete the main level living spaces.

Downstairs of this exceptional home is a completely separate in-law/au-pair suite with exterior entrance featuring one bedroom, one full bath, a full kitchen complete with custom cabinetry, caesarstone counter tops, gas range, stain glass art feature, built in washer and dryer and so much more.

Whether you are looking for a "starter home" or an "empty nester home", this home celebrates the natural beauty and serenity of unsurpassed quality and design. If it is "WOW" factor you are looking for, this is truly a one of a kind for the discerning buyer.

Close to downtown Orinda restaurants, shopping and BART.
Twelve years of top rated schools.

Custom Berkeley Mills Kitchen

Sunset Dining

Main House

Master Retreat

Master Bath

Back yard

Panoramic views

Au Pair/ In-Law unit


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