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Located in the sought after Sleepy Hollow neighborhood, this traditional Orinda rancher offers a classic floor-plan, generously sized bedrooms, private primary suite, mature gracious gardens and tennis court. The formal living room and dining room with vaulted wood beamed ceilings and wood burning brick fireplace is the center of this home. French doors and floor to ceiling windows showcase the extensive gardens and create a great flow for entertaining. The adjacent kitchen with stainless appliances, gas five-burner stove and walk in pantry includes an eat in area with quaint gas stove. A French door guides you out to the patio and over to the separate family/bonus room. This space with brick fireplace and box beamed ceiling is perfect for casual family time and kids play. The office and 1/2 bath are tucked behind the kitchen creating a quiet space to work.
The bedroom wing has three spacious bedrooms, full bath with tub over shower and plenty of hallway cabinets and closets for storage. The primary suite is grand in size with high ceilings, a wall of closets, stall showered bath and sitting area that opens to a private patio.
Step outside to the backyard - a gardener's dream with an established rose garden, boxwood hedges, ferns, elegant maples, raised vegetable beds and meandering brick pathways. A raised patio with ivy backdrop and bumbling fountain is a soothing place to relax. The big surprise is the expansive fenced tennis court on the upper level of the property. This is not just for tennis lovers as it could be a great place for basketball court, badminton or even bike riding for the littles.
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.