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7-bedroom Tudor showcases warmth, stunning craftsmanship and character

7-bedroom Tudor showcases warmth, stunning craftsmanship and character

The landmark estate sits along Orinda Country Club, and Roaring ’20s grandeur is on full display inside the charming Tudor.

“It has been extensively updated and showcases incredible warmth, stunning craftsmanship and character,” said Dana Green of Pacific Unjon Real Estate. who is listing 27 La Noria for $4. 75 million.

Heritage oak trees pepper the bucolic land­scape. The grounds afford panoramic vistas of the surrounding region, a verdant oasis of tree-studded hills.

Architect Stephen Sooter and interior designer William Anderson renovated the home in 2005. “They brilliantly captured the essence of the home and elegantly enhanced it with their design,” Greens said. Leaded glass French doors and windows welcome sunlight into the charming estate.

Rich woodwork is found throughout. Solid-core doors and hand-hewn open-beam ceilings represent some of the fine Douglas fir finishes found throughout the home.

Other examples of fine woodwork include multi-framed window millwork and custom cabinetry. The quarter-sawn oak hardwood floors are original.

Both upstairs and downstairs enjoy their own sound system, as does the detached guest house.

Dual seating areas offer the oversize living room plenty of space for gathering and entertaining. A Rumford gas fireplace warms the space graced by a hand-hewn Douglas fir ceiling. Glass panels accent the room capped off by a wet bar with custom accents.

Brazilian slate counters finish a chef’s kitchen equipped with a six-burner Wolf range. A mini brick backsplash rests behind the range, and the kitchen hosts a built-in spice rank, dual dishwashers and a pair of sinks.

Custom cabinetry accents the eat-in kitch­en as the adjoining media area includes a built-in desk. Leaded glass windows frame the landscape as original masonry borders an Inglenook wood-burning fireplace. Bench seating beside the fireplace offers a romantic spot to curl up with wine and a book.

Leaded glass also appears in the master suite, this time in a French door opening to a
private deck. A spa bathroom draped in mar­ble finishes the suite. Upgraded last year, the bathroom offers dual vanities, a soaking tub and a stall shower with rainfall head.

Built in 2005, the pool house is fashioned after the main home with both structures offering a similar material palette. Connecti­cut Bluestone floors line the great room, while Brazilian slate counters accent the kitchen.

Learn more at Listing agent: Dana Green, Pacific Union Real Estate, (925) 339-1918, dana@dana


Address: 27 La Noria, Orinda. Price: $4.75 million.

Features: Built in 1928, this seven-bedroom with more than 5,000 square feet of living space sits atop a 0.8-acre estate. Connecticut Bluestone patios surround the listing that includes a detached pool house with a similar design and material palette. Rich woodwork like custom cabinet­ry, solid-core doors and hand-hewn open-beam ceilings are found throughout. Architect Stephen Sooter and inte­rior designer William Anderson renovated the Tudor.

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