48 Charles Hill Road
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Offered at $3,998,000
5953+/- SF | 0.77 Acres | Built in 1941
Main House: 4850 +/- SF | 5 Bed | 2.5 Bath
Guest House: 1103 +/- SF | 2 Bed | 1 Bath | Family Room/ Kitchen | 1,230 SF - 6 Car Garage
Additional Garage: 1100+/- SF for Cars | Storage | Art/Music Studio | Workshop | Yoga Studio
Swimming Pool | Large Level Lawns | Expansive Gardens & Outdoor Entertaining Venues | Solar Owned
The beauty of a classic New England- style home graces Orinda’s desirable Charles Hill neighborhood and celebrates a stately architecture brimming with masterful millwork, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. Updated features thoughtfully designed with attention to every detail retain the integrity of the traditional style while appealing to a modern lifestyle that includes multigenerational living in a fabulous guest house. Meanwhile two six-car finished garages, carefully and meticulously maintained, will thrill any car enthusiast, hobbyist or anyone seeking a private showroom, music or art studio, workshop, gym - you decide!
Built in 1941 by Mr. Charles who went on to develop the surrounding area, this special home boasts spacious formal living and dining rooms and accommodates grand yet comfortable gatherings. These spaces easily flow into a redesigned and beautifully updated gourmet kitchen, and an expansive family room that celebrates indoor/outdoor living with walls of windows with a seamless flow to the adjacent stone patios and gorgeous gardens
Relish the tranquility of the park-like private setting dotted with age-old oaks, the professionally landscaped and manicured gardens bursting with seasonal color. Fire up the built-in barbecue and pizza oven and entertain on every level. Newly added and perfectly designed to mimic the home’s style, an outdoor fireplace with a beam mantel also creates a cozy spot to gather and come to realize the unique charm of this amazing property ideal for those seeking an exclusive East Bay residence.
The quiet and peaceful setting tucked along Charles Hill Road offers easy access to the Orinda Village, the historic Orinda Country Club, BART, downtown Lafayette, and commute routes. Less than 20 miles east of San Francisco, Orinda is a favorite East Bay town known for its charm, top-rated schools, and the surrounding natural beauty of rolling hills, open space, and nearby Tilden and Briones Regional Parks.
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Great schools, weather, and access to San Francisco thanks to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), as well as semirural country living makes Orinda a desirable place to live in the Bay Area. Large lots house lovely Spanish-, Mediterranean-, and contemporary-styled homes. Orinda's open spaces attract road and mountain bikers and hikers along the extensive network of trails. The proximity to Tilden Regional Park, San Pablo Reservoir, Briones Regional Park, and the Lafayette Reservoir offer plenty of options for nature lovers. Orinda's small-scale shopping district is home enticing boutiques and entertainment venues. Orinda Books in Village Square offers a reading series featuring local poets and literary notables. At the center of Orinda nightlife is the revitalized Orinda Theatre Square, anchored by the renovated, Art Deco-styled Orinda Theater. The theater is home to the California Independent Film Festival, hosts independent films and conversations with actors and actresses, and presents comedy nights and live theater performances. The California Shakespeare Theater, located in Bruns Amphitheater, presents live shows in a gorgeous outdoor setting.