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12 El Sueno, Orinda, CA 94563  |  MLS #40627913  | Virtual Tour #1041264

Welcome to 12 El Sueno

Welcome to 12 El Sueno

9+ Bedrooms + Office l 9.5 Bathrooms l 10,858 Sq Ft +/- Per Appraisal l 1.02 Acres Built in 1929 & Renovated 2001 l Landscaped Grounds l Resort Like Pool Area Masterfully designed to replicate a Spanish Hacienda this Old-World Estate includes the Main house, two adjoining Apartment Villas & the Carriage House. There are a total of 35 rooms including 5 kitchens, a majestic office and a playful Cantina. This extraordinary property is situated on more than an acre in the heart of the coveted Orinda Country Club. Fronting on the ninth and sixth fairway of the OCC Club Golf Course with extensive views of the hills , this private serene setting is truly incomparable. The gardens are magnificent, with mature plantings, a greenhouse, a secluded hot tub and pleasant terraces for outdoor entertaining.. The water garden incorporates 3 ponds, 3 fountains and flowing streams that provide the sound of tranquil water all year round. The pool and spa are situated below the main house and enhance the impressive golf course views. The City of Orinda has requested that it be placed on the register of historic places. Own a piece of Orinda history and make this property part of your own story. MAIN HOUSE MAIN FLOOR 2,814Sq ft Front door opens to charming foyer, Ancient throne room (1/2 bath), Archive room and Palatial Living Room. This majestic room has hand painted beams supporting a 24 ft ceiling where decorative Monks are embedded into the rafters and hand forged wrought iron Dragon motif light fixtures line the walls and fireplace hearth. Enormous formal dining room easily fits 30 flows into the remodeled Chefs kitchen featuring 2 sub-Zero refrigerators, 8 burner commercial stove, 2 dishwashers, warming oven, butcher block island and breakfast area overlooking covered patio. The west side hallway leads to the butlers pantry/kitchen office, guest bedroom and bath, laundry/mud hallway and side entrance. The outside corridor leads to the apartment villas with a downstairs staircase. Marvelous in/outdoor entertaining areas throughout this level and the home. SECOND LEVEL 2,640.5 Sq Ft 4+bedrooms l 4.5 baths l Majestic Office on Third Level 408 Sq Ft Major remodel in 2001 reconfigured bedrooms and baths: front and rear balconies with views of gardens, pool and golf course. A built in pipe organ sits on the balcony overlooking the living room. Turret alcove stairs leads to office/study with almost 360 degree views of grounds. LOWER LEVEL 2,935.5 Sq Ft includes Cantina which is 799.5 Sq Ft A closeted staircase in the living room winds to lower level of the entire house. Enter near the rustic wine cellar past the storage rooms and proceed to the gracious wood-paneled Family room/Den which opens to the Pool room and patio overlooking pool/gardens and golf course. The Cantina contains a full kitchen, enormous fireplace and plenty of room to host casual gatherings. Exit through the rear balcony overlooking the green house and grassy gardens, koi ponds and picnic areas. The lower level also houses a full bath, electrical room, large laundry/utility room and a vault room. TWO ADJACENT APARTMENT VILLAS & CARRIAGE HOUSE Villa 1: 964 Sq Ft l Villa 2: 1081 Sq Ft l Carriage House: 405 Sq Ft Almost mirror images of each other, these 2 level Villas are accessed on the on the west side of the Main house and property. Each unit enters into a living room with fireplace and wrought-iron staircase to bedroom/bath second level. Villa #2 has a sunroom that also serves as a second bedroom. There are balconies off the bedrooms with views of the picturesque gardens. The Carriage House is above the garage and contains one bedroom /bath, a living space and full kitchen. It is behind the green house and readily accessible to the magnificent grounds. -Architect's plans are available for review upon request

  • $5,500,000
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 9.5 bathrooms
  • 6 Garages
  • 10,838 sq. ft.
For more information, contact:
Joanna Truelson

Joanna Truelson

Alain Pinel Realtors
Spectacular Setting & Location
Situated on over an acre in the heart of the coveted Orinda Country Club.

9+ Bedrooms 9.5+ Bathrooms

10,858 +/_ Square Feet

Old World Charm
Masterfully designed to replicate a Spanish Hacienda it includes a main house, 2 adjoining Apartment Villas & a Carriage House.

Enter Into The House of Dreams

Masterful Wrought-Iron Fixtures
Hand forged on the property including a magical dragon motif.

Grand Sized Living Room

Whimsical Architectural Details

Soaring 24 Ft Ceiling

Living Room Patio

Views Of Pool & Golf Course

Gracious Dining Room

Fits 25-50 Guests

Chef's Kitchen

Eat In or On Patio

Casual Dining

Stainless Steel Appliances
Two sub-Zero refrigerators, 8 burner commercial stove, 2 dishwashers & a warming oven.

Kitchen Patio with Fire Place

Courtyard off Kitchen

Custom Tile Staircase

Magical Dragon Motif Throughout

Master Bedroom Suite

Spacious Yet Comfortable

Master Bathroom

Vanity to Spa/Shower

Spa/Shower Room

Master Closet

Custom Remodel

Nursery Off Master

Original Built-in Pipe Organ

Stairs To Turret Office

Majestic Turret Office

Bedroom with Dragon Bathroom

Custom Dragon Tile Bathroom

Guest Bedroom


Artful Tiled Bath

UpstairsPowder Room

View off Rear Balcony

Lower Level Ancient Wine Cellar

Spacious & Elegant Family Room

Hidden Closets Behind Panels

Game Room

Opens to Patio & Gardens

Cantina & Kitchen

Butler's Pantry

Rear Balcony Leads To Villas

Apartment Villa

Fireplace Room


Venetian Style Bathroom

Guest Bath

Patio Fountain

Sparkling Pool

Golf Course Views

Orinda Hills View

Garden Beds & Golf Course View

Lily Pond & Bridge



Gardens surrounging Ponds

Tranquil Setting

Wishing Well


Front Balcony Views

Front Lawn & Gardens

Magnificent Historic Estate
Fondly named Casa Del Sueno, House of Dreams

Located In the Heart of OCC

Shown By Special Appointment
Call Joanna Truelson to make an appointment to see this truly one of a kind property.

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