16 E. Altarinda Drive
Orinda, CA 94563
Sherrie B. Perlstein

(925) 766-3030

Updated Character and Charm in Orinda
Offered at $1,650,000
Status: Sold
Type: Residential
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3
Lot Size: .64 Acres
Enjoy this striking 4 bedroom and 3 bath home up a private drive with clean lines and an architectural flair to please the senses. This updated 2611 sq ft ranch-style home has all the comforts of home combined with a style that will impress even the most discerning buyer. During the day it is quiet with sun filled rooms and at night it takes on a dazzling elegance with a well-lit yard and mature landscaping. The open floor plan is an elusive combination of daring design and the best of our California lifestyle.

The openness the spacious living room to the formal dining room allows for grand entertaining and intimate dining. A striking living room with tongue in groove ceilings, rich hardwood floors, a stunning white brick fireplace and large picture windows that frame a magnificent view. The dining room faces out to the outdoors and lawn area and has ample room for hosting the holidays and special occasions.

The open floor plan look and feel continues as the remodeled kitchen flows into the adjacent family room. The eat-in kitchen, which is the heart of the home, overlooks the meticulously landscaped backyard. This delightful kitchen also features honed caesarstone counters with a skirt edging and a large center island with built in wine rack and spice rack. Stainless steel appliances and generous farm sink with white subway tile backsplash give it a wine country feel. A generous family room featuring a built in entertainment center and buffet are anchored by a lovely breakfast area. A well-placed L-shaped fireplace adds to the warm ambiance of a family gathering. Just off the kitchen one can find an east coast "mudroom" and laundry with connecting door to the outside patio.

Down the hall are twin rooms side by side creating all things equal for the siblings. One bedroom is currently being used as an office at home. Across the hall is a stylish Junior en suite bedroom complete with full bathroom, dressing area and walk in closet. A large sunny Master Suite has walls of closets and storage with soaring ceilings and double sky lights. The Master Bath retreat with over-sized stall shower and dual vanity makes for a great respite at the end of a long day.

On a wonderful .64 acre property, the outdoor areas are ripe for entertaining guests, athletics, playing with friends, letting dogs run free, alfresco dining or just plain relaxing with a chilled glass of your favorite chardonnay. A well-placed basketball hoop is offset by a delightful patio area for a BBQ, while talking around the fire pit. Two well placed lounge chairs create a spa like environment for sunbathing and a level lawn area is ideal for play. A well placed elevated patio allows for enjoying evening sunsets and quiet reflection.

This is a special Orinda home filled with warmth, charm and character.Prime location near both downtown Orinda and Lafayette shopping, restaurants and outdoor activities. Easy access to BART and Hwy 24. Twelve years of top rated schools.


Light and Bright

Dining Room


Family Room

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom



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