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The Most Extraordinary Estate Property In Orinda

Casa Serena

Orinda, CA
$8,500,000
1 half-bath
5 bath
5 bed
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 bed
5 bath
1 half-bath
 
 
$8,500,000
 
 

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Features

So much to admire. So little to desire.

Discover an exceptional level of luxury and indulge your senses in the

architecturally stunning, almost two-acre Casa Serena vineyard estate nestled

within Orinda’s Country Club neighborhood.

Behind the grand and gated circular driveway is a private sanctuary

showcasing a masterfully crafted single-level interior. A team of talent including

architect Bruce Teel, interior designer NICOLEHOLLIS, and award-winning

landscape designer Katherine Spitz brilliantly harmonizes an

unsurpassed sophistication with ultimate comfort.

Smart as well as beautiful, this home has also received the highest LEED

(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, a platinum level of

achieving a healthy, highly efficient, cost-saving, and environmentally friendly home.

Walls of windows and multiple French doors open to a variety of outdoor

amenities in a park-like setting that rival a five-star resort and offer the

quintessential California lifestyle. Stroll along the pathway that borders a koi pond

and waterfall, artistically designed displays of foliage under canopies of towering

shade trees, sprawling lawns, cutting and vegetable gardens, and a grove of olive

trees imported from Spain and more that have been a highlight of the

prestigious Orinda Garden Club tour.

Entertaining on every level is a must on the expansive loggia and patio of

white travertine tile imported from Peru, near the outdoor kitchen and living room

with a fire pit, and around the pebble tec pool and spa. Or opt to create an intimate

setting in front of the cabana's fireplace and appreciate the romantically

illuminated scenery.

Natural light permeates the open floor plan that showcases almost 5,800

square feet of living space designed with dramatic vaulted and exposed basswood

beam ceilings that add volume to the already generous sized rooms, distressed

French oak floors, and smooth textured walls.

Five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a great room anchored by a chef-

worthy gourmet kitchen, formal living room with three walls of glass, formal dining

room with a 1,000-bottle custom wine display cabinet, a high tech media room, and

an executive office are thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted with acute

attention to every detail. Additional flexible-use space allows room to customize and

create a private in-law/guest suite, home gym, and more.

Celebrate living in Orinda, one of the most sought-after communities to call

home, and an absolute treasure for those seeking an exclusive East Bay residence

surrounded by rolling hills and open spaces. Within 20 miles to downtown San

Francisco, enjoy a short drive to the historical country club, charming Orinda

Village, Theater Square, BART, top-rated schools in the Orinda and Acalanes School

Districts, convenient freeway access, and proximity to Tilden and Briones Regional

OVERVIEW

·        1.69 level acres

·        Flat, level property

·        5,800 square feet

o   Single level living

·        National Home Builders Association’s Excellence in Home Building Award

o   Parade of Homes “Best Home” (2017)

·        LEED, platinum rated home

o   Highly efficient

o   Cost saving

o   Energy conserving

·        Icynene premium insulation

o   Home

o   Garage

·        Front courtyard fountain

o   Fiber optic lighting

·        Pinot Noir vineyard that produces 12-15 cases a year

·        Circular driveway

o   Dual electric gates

o   In ground actuators (4)

§  Open gates automatically when exiting property

o   One manual gate

·        Backup generator

·        Photovoltaic solar panels

o   13 megawatts

o   Sell unused power back to PG&E

·        Geothermal system

o   HVAC

o   Wine cooling

o   AV equipment

·        Under-house fans

o   Thermostatically controlled

·        Crestron control system

o   22 sensory points

o   Lighting

o   Sound

§  Interior and Exterior

o   Energy consumption monitoring

·        Lifetime roof

·        Copper gutters

·        Reverse osmosis water system

·        Two-car garage

o   Power lift to upper level storage

o   Sound system

o   Slat wall storage system

·        Fire sprinklers

·        25,000-gallon reserved water storage tank

·        Permitted plans for additional two-car carriage house

o   Upper level living quarters

 

BACKYARD AMENITIES

·        White travertine tile imported from Peru

·        Sound system

·        Tuuci mounted sun umbrellas (6)

·        Vanishing edged pool, spa

o   Salt generated

o   Internal cleaners

o   Baja shelf

o   Tuuci mounted sun umbrellas (3)

·        Outdoor kitchen

o   Honed granite counter

o   Double burner cooktop

o   Gas grill

o   Smoker

o   Double stainless sink

o   Viking wine refrigerator

o   Beer tap

o   Pizza oven

o   Counter seating

·        Texas Limestone walls

·        Plumbed for additional natural gas connectors for portable heaters

·        Loggia

o   Infratech quartz heaters

o   Pulldown 14-foot screens (4)

·        Fire pit

·        Millstone fountain

·        Cabana

o   Wood-burning fireplace with gas starter

o   Vaulted exposed beam ceiling

o   Bedroom with a built-in bunk bed

o   Bathroom

o   Basement

·        Bocce Ball court

o   Lights

·        Sports Court

·        Koi pond

o   Motion detecting sprinkler

o   Waterfall

·        Flower garden

·        Vegetable garden

·        Olive trees imported from Spain

·        Play structure

o   Two-levels

o   Redwood

·        Low voltage landscape lighting

·        Decomposed granite pathways

·        Outdoor shower

·        Dog kennel with shade

 

INTERIOR

·        French oak floors

o   Radiant heated

o   Coated in French oil

·        Basswood exposed beam, vaulted ceilings

·        Executive Office

o   Double pocket door entry with reed glass

o   Built-in walnut cabinetry

o   Front-facing French door and vineyard view

·        Formal Dining Room

o   Vaulted, exposed beam ceiling

o   Front-facing French doors and vineyard view

o   Crystal chandelier

o   Rumford fireplace

§  Wood burning with gas starter

·        Wine cabinet

o   18-feet long by 8-feet tall

o   Temperature controlled

o   1,000 bottle capacity

o   Glass-faced doors

·        Formal Living Room

o   Exposed beam ceiling

o   Three walls of windows

o   Two French doors to backyard

·        Great Room

o   More than 40-feet long

o   Accordion walls of glass by Quantom Window (three 14-foot walls) open to

·        loggia

o   Automated skylights (4)

o   Family Room

§  Linear gas fireplace

§  Exposed beam ceiling

§  Built-in media cabinetry

·        Casual dining

o   Built in walnut buffet

o   Upper glass-faced cabinets

o   Recessed niches

·        Gourmet Kitchen

o   Island with bookshelves

o   Island/breakfast bar

§  Pendant lighting

o   Ceasarstone “Desert Limestone Honed” counters

o   Marble tile backsplash

§  Sliding doors to spice racks in backplash

o   Custom cabinetry

§  Upper glass-faced cabinets

o   Six-burner Dacor gas, dual oven range

o   Miele built-in coffee station

o   Miele microwave

o   Dual Bosch dishwashers

o   SubZero refrigerator

o   Wine refrigerator

o   Dual sinks

o   Walk-in pantry room

§  Icemaker

§  Dacor warming drawer

o   Built-in workstation

·        Media Room

o   Cowhide walls

o   Fireplace

o   Mounted flat screen

o   Built-in cabinetry

o   Tray ceiling

o   Two pocket-door entries

·        Master Bedroom

o   Vaulted ceiling

o   Dual French doors to private patio with garden view

o   Walk-in closet

§  Built-ins and safe

o   Dual-sided gas fireplace

§  Floor-to-ceiling textured Walker Zanger tile surround

o   Built-in desk

·        Master Bathroom

o   Imported tile flooring

o   Crystal chandelier

o   Dual sink vanity

o   Dual mirrored-faced cabinets

o   Polished stainless Dornbracht fixtures

o   Freestanding bathtub

§  Floor mounted tub filler with handheld

§  Mirror is flat screen TV

o   Steam shower (Mr. Steam)

§  Thermostatic water values

§  Three showerheads

§  Bench seating

o   Bidet

o   French door to private patio

§  Copper spa

·        Secondary Bedrooms in bedroom wing

o   Carpet

o   French door access to backyard

o   High ceilings

o   Double French door closets

o   En suite bathrooms

§  Polish nickel fixtures

§  Crema marble-topped vanities

·        Additional bedroom with en suite bathroom in opposite wing

o   Adjacent to flexible use room/possible home gym

o   Connecting hallway with sink and counter-level refrigerator

o   French doors to backyard

·        Powder room

o   Bronze vessel sink

o   Aged brass faucet

·        Mudroom

o   Front access

o   Garage access

o   Laundry

o   Built-in cabinetry, sink

·        Pool bathroom

o   Outside access shower

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Location

Casa Serena

Orinda, CA

About The Agent

Chris Swim and Tracy Keaton

00943989 | 01051349

chris@chrisswim.com | Visit our website

925.766.1447

Chris brings over 33 years real estate experience to his clients. With in excess of One Billion Dollars in transactions over the years, Chris is a top producing, award- winning real estate broker, who manages a team of licensed agents, marketing professionals, and exceptionally talented stagers and designers. Chris is particularly skilled in assisting his clients navigate their way through a challenging and competitive market with ease. Chris always puts his clients’ best interest first, and his primary concern is that they have all the information they need to make educated decisions, resulting in completely satisfied customers. Whether it is helping families find their dream home or showcasing a sellers home for incomparable results, Chris Swim offers unparalleled experience and knowledge to his clients year after year. Chris is a University of California, Berkeley graduate, Oakland native and a longtime resident of Lamorinda. He has raised his children in Orinda and is extremely passionate about the community and all that Lamorinda has to offer. Tracy is an award winning Real Estate Agent. Tracy is known throughout our communities as being an extremely talented home presentation expert, as well as a superior marketing professional. Her community knowledge regarding schools, area programs, neighborhoods and culture give her the edge when it comes to intuitively matching properties with her client’s needs. Her core strengths include an impeccable design sense and extraordinary staging skills. Tracy houses a 10,000 square foot warehouse full of on trend furnishings, specifically for staging. When you combine the contemporary furnishings with Tracy’s uncanny sense of design, you have a perfectly showcased home that stands apart. Tracy also attended the University of California Berkeley. She continues to be an active member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority house corporation. Tracy has lived and raised her family in Orinda for over 30 years.

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