Sold $1,500,000 SOLD (List: 1.295M) - Single Family Home
Single-level Palm Springs Chic in the Exquisite Neighborhood of Orinda Country Club
Built in 1954, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath, single-level hillside retreat is rich in Mid-Century flare. Tasteful, classic touches enliven its thoughtful design, while poolside gardens and an atmosphere of quiet seclusion make 412 Camino Sobrante a remarkable place to call home.
Above a yard of mature oaks, the front sitting porch takes in forested views of Orinda’s Tiger Tail neighborhood and the Orinda Country Club. In the home’s entry and main living area, a walk-around white brick fireplace creates a textural centerpiece and partition to the nearby dining room, while hardwood flooring brings added warmth throughout.
The room opens fully to an adjoining den/lounge area, ideal for entertaining guests and leisure time. Here, picture windows provide wonderful back yard views and generously illuminate the interior. Wood-paneled walls, checkered parquet flooring, and caned cabinet doors give the room a fabulous vintage feel. A hidden wet bar and shelving wired for electronics also feature, as well as direct patio access.
Light fills the home’s kitchen, where a broad above-sink window looks out across the pool. Expansive wood and partially-tiled countertops (including a built-in cutting board) offer plentiful prep stations, while cabinetry is simple, stylish, and abundant, with multiple shelved pantries. A unique set of double-doors open to the dining room, enlarging the kitchen space and creating a convenient serving window, as well as allowing in additional light. Appliances include a two-door refrigerator, stovetop range, dishwasher, and double wall oven.
The home is anchored at each end by two spacious master suites. One opens directly onto the back patio; this sunny room boasts dual vanity niches—each with respective closet and cabinet space—and a darling master bath with walk-in shower. The other enjoys woodsy front views, exposed beam ceilings, a closet-lined wall, separate reading areas, and master bath with tub and water closet. A third bedroom off the main hallway features impressive closet and cabinet space, and is next door to another full bath.
Perhaps the pinnacle of this property is its rear patio and garden—at the center of which is a lovely teardrop-shaped swimming pool and diving board. Surrounding the water is a wide concrete patio perfect for sunning and seating. Citrus trees line the periphery of the house, while the rising hillside beyond flourishes with diverse greenery. Imagine moseying along pathways amid rose beds, ivy, chamomile, lavender, oleander, Japanese maple, mosses, and ferns. This fully-irrigated space, with its mulched beds and artful stone walls, is a haven of delight and possibility.
Other notable attractions of the home are its sizable workshop space and laundry room: with washer, dryer, and utility sink, four tall cabinets offer substantial storage, while two workbenches supply areas for personal craftwork. An attached two-car carport provides additional storage cabinetry. New interior and exterior paint protects the home, and central AC is available for the warmer months.
412 Camino Sobrante is a special find: with nearby sought-after schools, quick access to BART, downtown Orinda, and the Orinda Country Club, this single-level home offers convenience, style, and wonderful solitude.