73 Tara Road
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)