This newly listed home is an extraordinary find! Located in the coveted multimillion-dollar Orinda Country Club neighborhood, 3 El Gavilan Road, built in the early 40’s, is a two bedroom and one bathroom, light-filled treasure. RICH in architectural detail, BIG on style and a 5-STAR location. This charming Carmel style home is close to BART, highway 24, unique shops, top-rated schools and excellent restaurants.

Period detailing accents the exterior, with beautiful brick steps, a covered entry, six-panel door with original hardware and classic multi-paned wood windows. The handsome fireplace brickwork provides a Carmel cottage touch. 

Once inside, you find a beautiful entry brimming with period detail.  It opens to an attractive light and airy living area.  Take in the newly refinished hardwood floors stained in a soft, luxurious color, sophisticated neutral walls, period detailing and updated lighting. 

The living area features a wood burning fireplace with a traditional wood mantle and brick surround. The classic wood multi-pane windows add to the character and allow the sun to stream in. The dining area opens to the covered back brick patio and the yard beyond. From the living area, up a graceful staircase, you will find two charming bedrooms and an updated traditional bathroom. 

The kitchen features period wood cabinetry and hardware, solid counters, updated lighting, stainless steel sink & informal dining area.  Off the kitchen is a large dedicated laundry room with outside access to the garage and yard.

Outside, the large backyard is a beautifully landscaped and well-defined open space bordered by mature trees and flowers and offering a mix of brick patio, covered brick patio, lawn, spacious yard, and garden beds. The long driveway leads to a significant two car detached garage. 

The location offers close-in city living with easy access to the freeway coffee shops, excellent restaurants, and BART.

This charming home is ready for you to discover. With rich period architectural details and modern amenities, 3 El Gavilan is a small jewel on a big lot in a premier neighborhood. 

Highlights at a Glance:

  • Charming traditional Orinda home off Highway 24
  • Two Bedrooms
  • One Bathroom updated in 2018
  • Beautiful entry brimming with period detail
  • Stunning living room with traditional fireplace
  • Dining room opening to quaint covered brick patio
  • Sunny kitchen with informal eating area
  • Dedicated laundry room
  • Big, beautifully landscaped back and front yards are bordered by mature trees and flowers, offering a mix of brick patio, lawn, open yard, and garden beds
  • Detached two car garage
  • Roof replaced March 2018

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Great schools, weather, and access to San Francisco thanks to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), as well as semirural country 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 enticing boutiques 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.



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