Award-winning custom hacienda-style design at vineyard estate in Orinda – The Mercury News

A custom sanctuary designed to pay homage to the family’s Venezuelan heritage was spared little expense. The Orinda home is situated on a cul-de-sac with endless views and endless opportunities to enjoy those views.

This 1.01-acre property features a front courtyard entry, a fountain, gardens and a backyard vineyard.

Berkeley architect Fred Hyer transformed the 1950s rancher at 10 Crestview Court into a hacienda-style home showcasing thick stucco and Old World textured walls, a cooling tower, imported tile flooring, wood-trimmed windows, and an open floor plan that seamlessly connects to extraordinary outdoor venues.

The exposed beam ceiling adds ambience to the breakfast room.
The exposed beam ceiling adds ambience to the breakfast room.

Gather around the outdoor fireplace on the expansive patio and pergola overlooking the vineyard and distant hills, or stroll down a staircase with custom iron railing to the bocce ball court.

The single-story design easily accommodates formal entertaining with a comfortable casualness ideal for today’s lifestyle. Its design with exceptional finishes, magnificent southern-facing views, and oversize picture windows taking advantage of those views was recognized with a 2011 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Architecture.

The chef's kitchen features a decorative-tile backsplash, a stained alder cabinetry island and a gorgeous window with views.
The chef’s kitchen features a decorative-tile backsplash, a stained alder cabinetry island and a gorgeous window with views.

The generous acre property is inviting with its front courtyard entry, fountain and gardens. The backyard also offers a vineyard of syrah, zinfandel and sauvignon blanc grapes that annually yields about 90 cases of wine. There remains plenty of additional room to further customize with an ADU, an outdoor kitchen, a fruit tree orchard and more. It’s also a potential candidate for a lot split under Senate Bill 9.

About 2,317 square feet of living space includes three bedrooms and three full bathrooms.

The primary bedroom comes with a vaulted ceiling, French door access to spa terrace and a luxurious en suite with views.
The primary bedroom comes with a vaulted ceiling, French door access to a spa terrace and a luxurious en suite with views.

Enter the spacious foyer, a cooling tower by design with a band of windows at the top of the soaring tongue-and-groove exposed beam ceiling. The light-filled interior and views are immediately captivating. The exposed beam ceilings continue throughout the rest of the home, including in the formal living room, a formal dining room, a casual dining area with a wall of window, a La Cantina door that opens to the backyard patio and in an adjacent family room anchored by a corner fireplace.

The extensive patio includes a sitting area with fireplace and a pergola with views of the vineyard.
The extensive patio includes a sitting area with fireplace and a pergola that overlooks the vineyard.

The fabulous chef’s kitchen is beautifully designed with granite counters, a decorative-tile backsplash and a richly stained alder cabinetry island. The kitchen also features a pot filler over the Wolf four-burner cooktop plus grill and Bosch, Sub-Zero, and Thermador appliances. Enjoy the view from over the stainless sink.

The property's syrah, zinfandel and sauvignon blanc grapes produce about 90 cases of wine a year.
The property’s syrah, zinfandel and sauvignon blanc grapes produce about 90 cases of wine a year.

Vaulted ceilings continue in each bedroom, including the luxurious primary suite that features hardwood floors, French door access to a spa terrace, a walk-in closet with custom built-ins and an additional deep closet. The en suite features limestone counters on a dual-sink vanity, a jetted tub with a view and an oversize shower.

Two additional bedrooms are generous in size and each have a full custom bathroom nearby.

Additional features include a two-car garage and a laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer.

Tucked in the beautiful Orinda hills with convenient access to Orinda Village, Highway 24 and BART, the neighborhood is close to top-rated schools in the Orinda and Acalanes school districts, and several outdoor recreation areas including the Lafayette Reservoir and Briones and Tilden regional parks . Orinda is located about 20 miles east of downtown San Francisco and is one of the more exclusive East Bay communities many desire to call home. Oh, and did we mention the view?

Price: $2,290,000
Where: 10 Crestview Court, Orinda
Website: 10crestview.com Shown by appointment only.
Listing agent: Compass. Diane Dwyer. DRE#: 02043010. 925-997-7555, diane.dwyer@compass.com

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