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Welcome to a unique opportunity to own a piece of architectural history designed by renowned mid-century modernist architect, Roger Lee. Commissioned to design this custom-built home in 1958, it has become available for the very first time in over 59 years. Known for glass and post-and-beam construction to showcase surrounding verdant views, this one-level home will not disappoint. A long driveway from Tara Road leads to the house built on an expansive 1.3+ acre lot. From this vantage point, one can enjoy tranquil views and unique privacy from surrounding homes. With the abundant use of glass walls & oversized sliders, the outdoors become a part of the living experience. The "hardscape" designed by landscape architect, Robert Cornwall, continues the mid-century aesthetics through the use of patios, low profile benches, & built-in planter boxes to create "outdoor rooms" to enhance this fabulous venue for entertaining.  

The seamless flow continues with the open floor plan of the living-dining area where one has the freedom to define the space to suit their needs. There is also an enclosed atrium for a more intimate setting. For the mid-century enthusiast, the kitchen retains many original features and offers an inviting breakfast area, convenient laundry/utility room, and an outdoor service court w/a built-in counter and separate utility sink for easy clean up. Additional storage is available with a large integrated storage unit adjoining the 2-car carport.

The master suite has many amenities that one can appreciate even today. There are built-in drawers, 2 wardrobe closets, a dedicated shoe closet, & a built-in prep center in the bathroom vanity, paying homage to a minimalist's approach. 2 additional bedrooms are available w/the front bedroom opening to a den/office that can be easily separated by the built-in accordion screen for maximum flexibility.

The location couldn't be more attractive or convenient. Within approximately a mile, one can enjoy an array of shops, restaurants, theater, school, bus, Orinda BART, & Hwy 24 access. A special home for those wanting a piece of architectural history, privacy, land, & convenience!


3 bedrooms           2 baths           1,946 sq.ft.           57,920 sq. ft. lot             (According to public records)


We received 10 offers on this lovely home!



Great schools, weather, and access to San Francisco thanks to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), as well as semirural country living makes 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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Karen Lum

Karen Lum

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