Timeless Traditional on a Grand Scale. Listed $1,880,000
If you appreciate a home with traditional style, elegant finishes and plenty of charm, prepare to fall in love with 10 Oak Drive. This is one of south Orinda’s grandest homes that has been beautifully maintained by the same family since 1971.
With 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and 4,907 square feet, 10 Oak Drive offers large-scale spaces to live, play and entertain. At every turn you will discover lovely pre-war touches such as beautifully preserved hardwood floors, rich crown molding, wood-framed box paned windows, schoolhouse light fixtures, French doors and charming built-ins. The home’s major systems (roof, heating, etc.) have been updated and modernized.
10 Oak Drive has a classic floor plan with approximately 3,000 square feet on the main level and an additional 1,900 square feet downstairs. The bright main-level master retreat features plenty of privacy and space to get away from it all. The large master bedroom opens through french doors to a private study with a wood burning fireplace. Two more flexible rooms could be used as a nursery, second office or hobby room. The master bath has dual vanities, a large jetted tub and shower. Two walk in closets offer all the space you could need.
Also on the main level is the charming kitchen, freshly painted with a butcher block island, Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, pantry and casual breakfast nook with room for all. The kitchen opens out to a dining and barbecue patio nestled in the trees.
Also on the main level are two more bedrooms and a hall bathroom / powder room. The grand scale dining room and formal living room open to one another. Crown moulding, box paned windows and gleaming hardwood floors are stunning.
Downstairs is a warm wood-paneled den with space to cuddle up and watch a movie, play games or relax. There is a full hall bath, followed by two more bedrooms. Laundry and storage closets are downstairs too. Continue through a kids play room with built in bookshelves to the large rumpus/billiards room complete with a wet bar and 9 built in storage lockers for toys or sports gear. The entire downstairs could be converted to an in-law suite.
Set on .89 wooded acres, there is tons of room to explore and enjoy the fresh air. The highlight of the outdoors is a large all-weather sport court with basketball hoop that is lit for nighttime games. A level rock patio is perfect for serving lemonade to thirsty kids or setting out a picnic lunch. The seller is an expert gardener who took pride in her beautiful patios and landscaping - mature plantings include large oak trees, japanese maples, azaleas and magnolias. Meandering pathways criss cross the property and old stone walls lend an historic, charming feel. 10 Oak Drive is long on curb appeal, with an inviting red brick front patio and wide porch with eaves. The home has an attached two car garage, plus additional parking on the driveway and on Oak Drive.
10 Oak Drive is located in south Orinda, a short drive from downtown and BART and conveniently located near 12 years of California’s top-ranked public schools. This home is in the Del Rey Elementary*, OIS and Miramonte attendance areas. (*call school for availability).