Sold $1,810,000 Sold Price (List 1.798M) - Single Family Home
Situated behind a private gate in Orinda’s exclusive Bear Ridge Community, sits this spectacular and playful 4+ bedroom, 2.5 bath masterwork by Architect David Boone with its dramatic open spaces, soaring ceilings, and fine appointments throughout.
Bathed in natural light through frameless corner windows and skylights, the home’s grandeur begins to unfold upon entering the foyer with its vaulted ceiling and striking glass staircase. It is a first impression signaling that this is an entertainer’s paradise with its open, circular floor plan, intimate spaces, wonderful indoor/outdoor flow and ample off-street parking.
The main floor features a dramatic, sunken living room opening to a formal dining area with sleek built-in sideboard and cabinetry. The modern island kitchen is a cook’s dream with walls of storage and all new modern appliances, all oriented toward a cozy built-in breakfast nook overlooking the sparkling pool beyond. Completing the main level is a powder room and large family/media room with rich slate floor and entertainment center. It is delightful to imagine wonderful pool parties with friends and loved ones wandering through the many common spaces.
The master bedroom suite occupies an entire wing of the second story and includes a spacious bedroom area with built-ins and gas fireplace. From there, one enters a transition space that leads to one of four rooms: a walk-in closet, a sink and vanity room, the spa room with standing shower and jetted tub, and last but not least, a private home office with a wall of built-in bookshelves and a balcony that not only overlooks the pool and grounds, but also provides convenient access to the second story outdoor hot tub and the thrilling 30-foot waterslide.
The remaining three bedrooms on the second level also occupy their own separate wing, sharing a common split bath and central hallway. Two of the bedrooms are especially spacious enjoying a large alcove, sizeable closets and wonderful views. The fourth bedroom includes a walk-in closet that can provide extra storage or perhaps a child’s magical, secret hideaway. The second level is completed by an impressive transition landing with office nook and commanding view of the downstairs – an ideal gallery for displaying art and personal treasures.
The exterior spaces add to the playful enchantment of 109 Bear Ridge Trail — the star attraction being the sparkling L-shaped pool that integrates beautifully with the home’s dramatic architecture. A recirculating waterfall accompanies you down a flight of steps to the pool surrounded by approximately 1800 square feet of patios, decking, and a built-in barbeque. It is an ideal (and completely private) setting for dining al fresco, entertaining, or watching a parade of wildlife frolic in the woodlands on the opposite side of the completely deer-fenced property. Another set of exterior stairs leads you to the top of the 30-foot water slide, the outdoor spa, and another hidden lot that might serve as a dog run, micro vineyard or private vegetable garden.
Other noteworthy amenities include a large two-car garage with internal access, an outdoor parking arena, driveway with interlocking pavers, new European white oak hardwood flooring throughout, custom window coverings, fresh interior paint, air conditioning, and dual-zone heating . The home also enjoys a private road (across a charming wood bridge), two beautiful tennis courts shared exclusively by the 18 Bear Ridge homeowners, as well as close proximity to BART, the Orinda Country Club, Sleepy Hollow Elementary, and the Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis Club.
It is a rare home that can cater to the many moods and moments of our complex lives. 109 Bear Ridge Trail delivers with its gracious, gently changing floor plan; providing grand scale and intimate spaces in equal measure. It is a home in concert with a beautiful natural setting and a wonderful backdrop for an extraordinary life.