751 Miner Rd
Orinda, CA 94563
Live the way you'd like in this stunning 4+ bedroom, 3.5 bath home built in 2001 with an open floor plan. The home boasts breathtaking views of the Orinda hills and majestic oaks. Surrounded by redwoods and deodars, the yard features a sparkling pool, a grassy flat lawn, and patio areas positioned to watch spectacular sunsets. The property is an approximate 1.15 acres with approximately 3906 square feet of living space. Located on the less traveled part of Miner Rd., 751 Miner Rd. is near award-winning Sleepy Hollow Elementary, Orinda Country Club, Highway 24, BART, downtowns Orinda & Lafayette.
Designed by Jarvis Architects of Rockridge and built by renowned local builder, Scott Cameron, this contemporary craftsman nestles into the upper ridge of Miner Road. You can practically predict the weather by watching the fog spilling over the hillside in waves as the sun sets, offering a vibrant show each night. With an eye towards sustainability, the house is built to make the most of the natural sunlight and its surroundings. The light from the skylights on the main floor naturally illuminates the hallway downstairs thanks to the frosted glass accent squares in the hardwood floors. Designed to bring the garden into the home, expansive windows and wood-framed glass doors in the kitchen, bedrooms, and at the base of the stairwell invite the peaceful surroundings in.
Unlike most homes in the area, each room has high ceilings; there are formal living and dining rooms, 4 gas fireplaces: one in the kitchen/family room, one in the formal living room, and another in the master bedroom suite. Downstairs there is an extraordinary bonus/library/music room/'man cave', also with a fireplace and featuring terrific 'warehouse' windows that literally place you under the oak tree. The home also features 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 ensuite bedroom and the master bedroom suite with large walk-in closet, and another bonus room that could be a darkroom or wine cellar. The home has dual-paned Sierra Pacific windows and doors, gleaming Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring, chef's kitchen with Italian granite counter tops, stainless appliances including: a Wolf gas cook top, Subzero refrigerator, new Bosch dishwasher, and Dacor double ovens. The kitchen has a huge walk-in pantry. The kitchen/family room is the hub of the home and yard with sliding glass doors leading to the balcony overlooking the inviting pool and grassy backyard. Stairs from the balcony lead down to the pool and yard area. You can literally hear the owls and hawks soaring overhead as you sit around a cozy fire pit for those summer nights that invite family and friends to share fun conversations.
There are 2 garages; one for 2 cars and another for a single car. The single car garage leads to inside the home and kitchen/family room. Not to be forgotten is the workshop/office or safe room with its entry and HVAC around to the back of and below the 2-car garage.