12 Descanso Drive - Orinda - Dana Green Team - Real Estate


Pristine Orinda Traditional

12 Descanso Drive

Orinda, CA


4 Bed / 2.5 Bath
2724 Sq. Ft +/-
.60 Acres

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Pristine Orinda Traditional


Location, location, location!  Tucked in the heart of Orinda, this beautifully updated traditional is perfectly positioned between all 3 top-rated schools (Del Rey Elementary, Orinda Intermediate and Miramonte High – check availability) and Moraga Valley Swim & Tennis Club.  Designed for casual California living, the interior boasts a well-balanced floor plan with an ideal marriage between public and private space. Tucked on a quiet cul-de-sac and backing to Orinda Oaks Park open space, the .60-acre parcel provides a private and serene setting in a convenient, old-fashioned neighborhood where front yard play and borrowing a cup of sugar is encouraged.  Due to the rarely-available, flat nature of the street, it is the perfect space for neighborhood families to congregate, ride bikes and play games of kickball and basketball!


The light-filled formal entry welcomes you to this well-appointed home (built in 1990).  Interior highlights include an impressive eat-in chef’s kitchen (remodeled in 2011) with marble counters, sea-grass limestone flooring, Ann Saks tile backsplash, high-end stainless appliances (Sub Zero fridge, Wolf gas range, Meile dishwasher), and island with beverage fridge, pendant lighting and breakfast bar.  The kitchen/family great room is the “hub” of the home and also includes a large dining space perfect for casual family meals or more formal gatherings.  The family room features notable craftsmanship with a pitched tongue and groove ceiling, built-in entertainment center, and built-in corner bench seat for added charm along with surround-sound that is wired for outdoor entertaining.  The home’s second family room is accessed through a custom, sliding barn door and can easily be used as an office, media room, play room, or homework space – you decide!  Venture upstairs through the circular staircase wrapped in crisp, white molding to the private bedroom wing.  The master suite has a double-door entry and includes a walk-in closet, pitched ceiling, private balcony, and remodeled en suite bath with modern flair including gorgeous marble finishes, dual sinks, soaking tub, stall shower, and intricate tile work.  The three secondary bedrooms are well-proportioned and share the updated hall bath.  Other features sure to delight include rich hardwood floors, remodeled bathrooms, beautiful natural light through perfectly placed windows and skylights, Emtek crystal hardware, interior laundry room, oversized under-house storage space, wonderful expansion capabilities, fire-resistant concrete roof, and dual zone HVAC system (with newer thermostats and added insulation). 


Set above the street, with amazing curb appeal, the exterior of this home includes a level front lawn, play structure, back patio, Wisteria covered arbor, garden beds, and meandering paths that take you to the upper yard featuring a zip line, tree fort and access to the open land beyond for year-round exploration.  There is an amazing variety of trees and plants to admire year-round (oak, birch, deciduous Chinese redwood, Capital pear, apple, plum, olive, and magnolia trees, roses, creeping fig, and strawberry and artichoke plants, to name many).


The cul-de-sac location provides an extended area for play with various age ranges dotting the street in addition to trailhead access at the end of the road.  This home is conveniently located minutes from Hwy. 24, BART and downtown. We encourage you to explore the lifestyle this home, property and A+ neighborhood present!


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Learn more about this property on Dana Green's blog:

"Coming Soon: This Beautiful Orinda Home Has Lots to Savor - Budget Extra Time When You Tour!" 


"Tour Tips: Orinda's 12 Descanso Drive - Wonderful Inside and Outside, and With Trail Access, Too!"


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