Single Family Home

351 El Toyonal, Orinda

Sale Price$2,085,000
List Price: $2,195,000
  • 2,991 Square Ft
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Bonus space(s)
  • Deck
  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Office
  • Patio
  • Possible au pair or guest suite
  • Solar electricity
  • Updated bath(s)

Tucked away in the serene woodlands of the Orinda Hills, this sophisticated 4BD/4.5BA custom contemporary is rich with space for family, work, and entertaining. Custom sculptures and a tranquil water feature welcome you at the entry of this 2991 square foot home. Inside an attractive foyer, a wall of windows displays views of the hills and Briones reservoir. Polished wood flooring with an intricate inlaid design creates a refined atmosphere that flows throughout the house. The great room enjoys cathedral ceilings, a gas fireplace, windows galore, a nearby powder room, and an expansive deck that places you high in the trees. The adjoining dining room allows for comfortable entertaining and immediate access to the brilliant cook’s kitchen with newer appliances and vertical-grain Douglas fir cabinets.

Off the kitchen sits a family room with a cozy wood-burning stove and a large office area with additional fir woodwork and inspiring windows. A flexible bonus room with a full bath and French doors leads onto the back patio–ideal for an office, gym, or guest room.

To the left of the great room is an impressive primary suite with a split bath featuring double sinks, step-in shower, soaking tub and access to the upper level deck. Multiple closets provide storage including a walk-in with ample space. The lower floor consists of two more spacious bedrooms–one of which has its own en-suite bath, plus multiple oversized closets, a sitting area, giant hidden storage, and another deck with views.

Solar panels help power the home as well as Tesla Powerwalls and an EV-compatible outlet in the two-car garage. The grounds have multiple seating areas, raised beds, and mature landscaping for privacy all around, and additional driveway parking. Sought-after K-12 schools, BART, Highway 24, swim & tennis clubs, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment are just down the hill, while parks with hiking and boating are right out the door. The home is also situated so you can easily drop down to Berkeley without the freeway. Easy living and access to both sides of the East Bay!

Floor Plan