18 Charles Hill Circle
Orinda, CA 94563
Enter through an iron gate, down a beautiful tree lined driveway to 18 Charles Hill Circle, a Wonderfully private Enchanting Estate built in 2003 on just under 3 acres in the heart of Orinda. With gorgeous craftsmanship and fabulous conventional two-story floor plan, this stunning Villa is a magical place to call home.
Over 6000 square feet of custom designed spacious living including 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Main floor includes Oversized eat-in Chef@s Kitchen, Formal Dining Room, Formal Living Room, Music Room, Powder Room, Family Room, En Suite Bedroom, and additional Office or Bonus 2nd Family Room (adjacent to the En-Suite Bedroom and could be a fabulous in-law or Au-pair space). Upstairs boasts The Master retreat including fireplace, 2 walk in-closets and balcony with views of Mt. Diablo and a peaceful place to watch the sun rise. There are 3 additional bedrooms upstairs, 2 are en-suites, 1 bathroom off the hallway services the 3rd bedroom and the upstairs bonus family /rumpus room.
This is a fabulous family home and entertainers delight with multiple options for indoor/outdoor entertaining and living. The intimate central Courtyard off the kitchen includes outdoor fireplace and perfect for dining Al Fresco. The house is surrounded by level lawns, beautifully landscaped gardens, patios off the Dining Room, Family Room and balconies off the Upstairs Family Room and Master offer the best of California@s indoor/outdoor living.
The location offers the best of both worlds as it is very close in to Freeway and BART, central to all 12 years of top rated Orinda schools, easy access to downtown Orinda and Lafayette yet wonderfully private with breathtaking views. Welcome Home!
Stunning Entry with custom arched front door, circular patterned floor detail with travertine and hardwood inlay
Formal Living Room features gas fireplace with beautiful mantle and surround, two walls of large, custom arched windows, high vaulted and exposed beam ceiling, built-in bookshelves, built-in speakers
Music Room/Den has built in bookshelves, this room would also work well as an office
Powder Room with lovely granite vanity
Formal Dining Room boasts exposed beam ceiling , two sets of tall glass French doors, one to the central courtyard and the second to a wonderful patio, open to the lawn and gardens
Wet Bar with sink, long counter and great storage
Family Room off Kitchen has built-in shelving & media center, gas fireplace with stone surround and raised hearth, wood mantle, built-in speakers, large windows and glass French door to back yard
Chef's Kitchen features granite counters, beautiful diamond backsplash, large center island with marble, pendant lights and breakfast bar, 2 sinks (one overlooking the yard & views of hills and valley, 2nd on center island), instant hot water, 2 dishwashers (one Bosch and one Fisher Paykel with 2 dishwasher drawers), microwave/convection, warming drawer, Viking gas range with 6-burners + grill + griddle, double ovens, industrial hood, 2 large side-by-side refrigerators with freezer drawers, large wine refrigerator with 2 refrigerator drawers, walk-in pantry
Adjacent Eating Area has wall of glass to central Courtyard (2 sets of tall French doors), built-in desk with cabinetry
Central Courtyard is perfect for Al Fresco dining, enjoying morning coffee, conversation with friends, etc. Fabulous bougainvillea climb the walls, palm and other wonderful plantings, gas fireplace, fountain, charming tile floor
Private downstairs Guest Quarters with Bedroom and Bath
Adjacent Bonus Room/Office/Flexible Living Space features a wall of large windows, built-in speakers, tall glass French doors to Courtyard (This room is also conveniently located near kitchen). Some options are In-Law/Au-Pair living space, rec room, pool table space, office.
2nd Family Room (Upstairs) with built-in media center, coffered ceiling, wall of windows, glass French door to veranda, built-in speakers
Luxurious Master Suite has gas fireplace, coffered ceiling, built-in shelving, two large walk-in closets with built-ins, balcony with views of the hills and valley. Master Bath has Jacuzzi tub, double vanities, large shower with two shower heads, private w.c., balcony.
3 Additional Bedrooms (2 with En-Suite Baths) + 1 Hall Bath. Two bedrooms have walk-in closets, one has a balcony.
Spacious Laundry Room has built-in cabinetry, sink and great counter space
Two 2-Car Garages (4 spaces total), one attached with entry off kitchen, one detached, both have carriage style doors
The home features high ceilings, deep detailed moldings, extra tall Andersen glass French doors, Zanella hickory pecan fumosa hardwood floors, recessed lighting, high raised panel interior doors, custom window coverings and Hunter Douglas blinds, fabulous storage throughout
Exquisite Grounds encompass the estate with beautiful, mature trees and plantings, level lawns, private patios, veranda and balconies, views of the hills and valley, pathways with delightful vantage points
Top-Rated Orinda Schools: Sleepy Hollow Elementary, Orinda Intermediate, Miramonte High School
(please check with districts for availability)