27 Ivy Drive $1,098,000
Airy Hill-View Haven
In Orinda – "One of America's Friendliest Cities"
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The Story of 27 Ivy Drive
Idyllically sited for equal parts convenience and connection to nature, Ivy Drive lies just off Moraga Road, a conduit to everywhere, and adjacent to Orinda Oaks Park, a 12-acre preserve for picnics and recreation with ridgeline outlooks spanning Lamorinda and Diablo Valley. This three-bedroom, two bathroom airy aerie sits elegantly elevated above Ivy Drive, also near Orinda’s renowned schools, elementary through high school.
Floor-to-ceiling glass illuminates the open-plan living area and showcases a backdrop of hillscapes, picturesque, in textural shades of green. Merging visually and physically with outdoor surroundings, the living room’s broad glass doors open to a deck that wraps around it, exalting indoor-outdoor entertaining and everyday enjoyment. The main entry, kitchen-adjacent, opens level in and out, further extending living space to a garden-outlined paver-stone courtyard for al fresco dining, sun worshipping and star gazing. Park-like hardscaping includes a walking path to a view-savoring bench and a stepping path to the undeveloped knoll that buffers the property.
Graced with lofty ambiance, the interior’s single-level layout is tented throughout by a wood-beam vaulted ceiling awash in white. Resting on angular picture windows, ceilings give the illusion of floating above the home. Under foot, variable-width hardwood floors harmonize with natural stone flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms. A polished space, the kitchen’s dappled granite in striking ebony integrates with stainless appliances, including a wine refrigerator and double ovens. A peninsula forms a gathering place for joining the chef around a Dacor five-burner gas cooktop, and, stretching toward the dining area, provides a well-placed buffet. Within the living room, the airy aesthetic is complemented by a fireplace nook at one end that forms an intimate space.
An open arrangement of the kitchen-living-dining triad affords easy interaction between dwellers and guests, while bedrooms, along a separate corridor that may be closed, are granted privacy. Bedrooms are endowed with expansive closets, the master suite with two, plus en suite bathroom.
Approaching the home, the driveway gracefully escalates then levels, offering a flat expanse with treed surround for recreating or multi-car parking. A carport with built-in storage shelters multiple cars and lies in close proximity to the home’s private courtyard-facing entrance. Further plentiful storage and utility include a well-equipped laundry room with built-in cabinetry, linen and hall closets.
Sunday, August 19th, 2-4:30 pm
Sunday, August 26th, 2-4:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21st, 10 am-1:30 pm
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