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28 Lost Valley Drive
Suburban Comfort, City Convenience
This stunning 4+bedroom/2.5 bath home at 28 Lost Valley Drive off Moraga Way in Orinda was built c.1973. It is located in a neighborhood with a meandering country road beloved for its scenic views of grass-covered hills, gracious Coastal Live Oaks, San Pablo Creek, with an old barn and horse-riding school along the way. This area is known for its natural beauty and abundant hiking trails including one nearby which goes up to Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve.
This lovely retreat property provides ~2397 sqft of near-level living space with easy indoor/outdoor access to a large deck in the front and back patio and a landscaped hillside with a stone wall separating it from the level grassy area on a large 1.48-acre lot. Stroll up the winding hillside stairs past a variety of interesting flora. At the top is a leveled area with a covered 240 sqft gazebo which overlooks the house and dramatic surrounding vistas.
Upon entering the home from the front deck, you notice the beautiful hardwood floors with an elegant dining room and living room. The living room features cathedral ceilings, built-in bookcases, and large windows which capture the hillside vistas and wonderful natural light. The adjacent dining room is a couple of steps away and includes convenient access to the kitchen or slider doors to the back yard for al fresco dining and afternoons of fun!.
The kitchen features abundant storage and counter space with new flooring and painted cabinets. There is a back door providing more access to the patio with an adjacent laundry room, half bath, and a mudroom which opens in the large two-car garage with an installed high voltage car charger.
The home has a thoughtful floorplan with three bedrooms off the main hallway each with large closets and built-ins, a luxurious hallway bath with marble floors and walk-in closets. There are two additional rooms useful as a den, home office, additional bedroom or guest quarters. Both are set up with built-ins and one has a fireplace. The primary bedroom suite at the end of the hallway has two large walk-in closets with built-ins and a primary bath.
The home interior has been freshly painted with a newly installed HVAC system, Tesla solar roof panels with a newer roof, 2 water heaters, updated lighting, and a kitchen water filtration system.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to own a wonderful property on a large lot in an incredibly scenic area so close to Moraga, Orinda Village, BART, and freeway access to San Francisco, Walnut Creek and beyond.
Great schools, weather, and access to San Francisco thanks to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), as well as comfortable suburban living make Orinda a desirable place to live in the Bay Area. Large lots house lovely Spanish, Mediterranean, and Contemporary-styled homes. Orinda's open spaces attract road and mountain bikers and hikers along the extensive network of trails. The proximity to Tilden Regional Park, San Pablo Reservoir, Briones Regional Park, and the Lafayette Reservoir offer plenty of options for nature lovers. Orinda's small-scale shopping district is home to enticing boutiques, restaurants and entertainment venues. Orinda Books in Village Square offers a reading series featuring local poets and literary notables. At the center of Orinda nightlife is the revitalized Orinda Theatre Square, anchored by the renovated, Art Deco-styled Orinda Theater. The theater is home to the California Independent Film Festival, hosts independent films and conversations with actors and actresses, and presents comedy nights and live theater performances. The California Shakespeare Theater, located in Bruns Amphitheater, presents live shows in a gorgeous outdoor setting.