Venture through the hand-forged iron gates to this magnificent, secluded estate and you will be overwhelmed by the extraordinary amenities this hilltop property affords its owners and guests. Three buildings, totaling more than 23,000 square feet, are thoughtfully positioned among the nearly 9 acres of secluded, fully fenced, hilltop property adjacent to open space with walking trails, rolling hills, oak trees and lush landscaping. Large automated solar panel array provides an abundance of electricity to the estate's three main structures, and is further bolstered by an emergency backup generator, ensuring the property always has access to power. Sophisticated, remotely accessible, computer controlled security system with 22 cameras throughout the property. Lighting for the entire property is controlled by a Vantage system, allowing complete control of all lighting from any control panel on the property.
The Main House: The 14,200 square foot main house has a beautifully handcrafted custom copper roof & offers spectacular views in all directions. Once inside the grand foyer, hand-forged railings & countless other rich architectural details will delight your senses at every turn. A luxurious 2,100 square foot master suite with lounge area & fireplace commands views of the sparkling pool & the rolling Orinda Hills. Adjoining the master suite, a multi-room 855 square foot closet. The grand living room, with intricate woodwork & its adjoining richly paneled library are places for both gracious entertaining & quiet retreats. Abundant natural light bathes the richly textured millwork of the luxurious office. The opulent open plan kitchen, family room & dining alcove all enjoy views of the pool & surrounding countryside. A billiard room, theatre, wine cellar, pool & spa, pool-house with wood fired pizza oven, walking trails & even an old-fashioned tire swing will keep guests & family endlessly entertained. And with six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms & three powder rooms, there is plenty of room for friends & extended family.
Carriage House: Across the courtyard, a Koi pond & cascading waterfall separates the Main House from the Carriage House. Constructed using wood beams recovered from a century old bridge in the Great Salk Lake, this beautiful building serves to both entertain & preserve. The upper floor, a stunning 1,500 square foot banquet room, has vaulted, open-beam ceilings & a catering area with full kitchen, featuring copper cabinets & stainless steel countertops. Below the banquet room, an immaculate five-car garage, with adjacent car wash station, protects an automobile collection in style.
Sports Complex: A short walk from the Main House, athletes & entertainers alike will delight in this spectacular one-of-a-kind sports & leisure facility. Completed in 2008, this complex was carefully & meticulously designed by the current owners as the ultimate leisure center & gathering place for family & friends. Boredom is simply not an option for those lucky enough to spend time in this center, where you can find an activity to please everyone. Tennis, racquetball & squash courts, a bocce center, rock climbing wall with self belay system, putting green complete with bunker & pitching area, a $100,000 indoor full-swing golf simulator, yoga area & video game center. Afterwards, luxuriate in the dry sauna or steam room. Then, soak in the huge infinity-edged spa complete with waterfall & adjacent fire pit. Shower & change in the separate men's & women's fully-equipped locker rooms. When refreshed, relax by the indoor or perhaps the outdoor natural stone fireplace, & enjoy a meal prepared in either of the indoor or outdoor kitchens.
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