24 Orchard Road
Orinda, CA


Welcome to Orinda


Unforgettable Orinda Estate. Stunning Outdoor Oasis. Incredible Designer Details.

Truly one-of-a-kind home – transformed by the interior-designer homeowner to create a magical property designed not just for beauty but to provide a delightful oasis for daily living.  Custom finishes abound in this estate, as every detail has been thought of.  Each space has been thoughtfully created to fuse the visually appealing design with the maximum in practicality and usability.    

This stunning 5BD/4BA 4187+/- sq foot home is ideally situated on an acre 1.02 +/- park-like oak studded lot in the heart of the sought after Glorietta neighborhood.  This fantastic location offers great proximity to 12 years of award-winning schools, Meadow Swim and Tennis Club, and easy access to shopping, recreation and other amenities of Orinda, Lafayette, and Moraga.

Enjoy the best of the California lifestyle with multiple indoor/outdoor living areas flowing easily to the gardens and patios. This outdoor oasis includes a saltwater pool, lawns, sports and bocce ball courts.

Enter the private front courtyard through iron gates opening up to a long covered porch of Portuguese  tiles.

The entry foyer leads to the gracious living room showcasing a massive custom copper hooded fireplace providing a dramatic centerpiece for the room.  Coffered ceiling with recessed lighting, hardwood floors, and floor to ceiling windows/french doors compliment this room designed to delight for entertaining.

The heart of the home is the huge chef’s kitchen with oversized Italian Carrara marble island lit by hand blow Italian pendants for casual meals plus a more formal dining area overlooking the outdoor patio. The stunning concrete counters provide additional workspace. Abundant storage is provided by the custom dovetail soft close cabinets outfitted with Restoration hardware knobs.  This gourmet kitchen contains Miele appliances, including double dishwashers; and SubZero Refrigerator. Directly adjacent is a massive pantry/mudroom outfitted with a computer work station and easy access to a private side-yard with raised vegetable beds.

Mediterranean style family room with original corner wood burning fireplace, refinished wrought iron detail on ceiling with hand scraped and stained wood beams, and original salvia tile floor with hand painted stair tiles. The indoor/outdoor theme continues in this cozy room with the floor to ceiling windows.

The family game room boasts heated radiant floors, custom walnut entertainment center/library and has access to a lower patio with a built in BBQ and Oak tree covered seating area.

The formal living room is an elegant space to gather and entertain family and friends.

Master Suite is a true retreat with formal entrance and hardwood floors. The luxurious spa-like  bathroom features dual vanities with custom walnut cabinets, Caesarstone counters, custom tile, large walk in shower and radiant heated floors. A freestanding soaking tub overlooks a majestic oak tree. Dual closets are outfitted with cedar floors and custom cabinetry for ultimate organization!

An oversized bedroom with charming reading nook and a view of the park like back backyard includes an ensuite bathroom with mirrored vanity with marble counter, shower over tub with Carrera detailing and radiant heated floors.  

Massive laundry/craft room with incredible amount of storage and counter space. Two workstations are ideal for children doing homework.

1.02 acres +/- of fully landscaped multi-tiered yard featuring old growth Oak & Redwood trees creating numerous seating/entertaining areas throughout the property with extensive lighting to enjoy long after the sun sets. Meandering pathways provide for outdoor exploration and an opportunity to enjoy every aspect of the property – with options for recreation, relaxation and entertaining. This outdoor oasis includes a salt water pool, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, sports court with adjustable basketball rim and bocce ball court.  Truly a magical place to create wonderful memories!


Additional Upgrades and Highlights

Front Yard

  • Complete front yard landscape and design
  • Round about driveway and front patio with stone and Portuguese tile
  • Mature planting
  • Custom wrought iron gates and handrails.
  • Custom metal gate and fence to side yard


  • Saltwater pool and hot tub w/ laser cut and hand painted custom tile
  • Solar heated pool with new heater
  • Custom bocce ball court
  • Gas outdoor fireplace with hand painted tile
  • Color concrete and aged brick detail
  • Basketball 1/2 court with night lighting
  • Play house
  • Over 3500sf +/- of patio hardscape
  • Numerous beautiful vintage oaks
  • Built in Alfresco barbecue with hand painted tile surround
  • Private patio space off bonus room
  • Side yard with vegetable beds
  • 3 Water features (fountain)
  • Irrigated plumbed pots on the patio
  • Landscape is on a full drip system – other than grass areas

Other Features

  • Custom 7 color concrete tile roof: 2008
  • Total home re-plumbed with all copper plumbing: 2008
  • Upgraded electrical panel
  • Custom exterior shutters
  • Custom draperies
  • Wood shutters in bedrooms
  • Nest thermostat
  • Security alarm system
  • Earthquake retrofit
  • Central vacuum
  • Sierra pacific window and doors
  • Recessed lighting throughout the house
  • Custom cabinets throughout the house (paint grade and walnut )
  • Radiant heated floors in lower level
  • 2 zone tankless water heaters: 2017
  • New heater and Carrier air conditioner: 2008.


Sunday, June 2nd: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday, June 4th : 10:00am-2:00pm

About the Agent

Meredith Peterson

CalBre# 01310587

Meredith Peterson

Meredith Peterson brings to Compass a unique knowledge of both real estate marketing and finance that allow her to provide her clients with a comprehensive home buying or selling experience.

  • She is known by her clients and colleagues for her honesty, integrity, trust, performance and discretion.

  • She is passionate about her work and provides unparalleled service, strong negotiation skills and a superb knowledge of the local market.

  • Meredith excels at creating customized innovative targeted marketing strategies to each property she brings to market, resulting in the property selling at the highest price possible and best terms, in the shortest amount of time.
  • She has a creative design eye and combined with her experience in remodeling, helps buyers visualize what can be done with a property, and helps sellers create a compelling presentation of their home to the market.
  • Her past lending experience brings the ability to creatively put together financing strategies to help put transactions together even the toughest lending environment and client financial situation.
  • Meredith is a member of the company’s Innovation Group helping to establish the direction and selection of technology to provide a better experience and result for our clientele.
  • She has invested heavily in creating an unparalleled network of top agents throughout the Bay Area resulting in her becoming the ‘go to realtor’ for potential buyers in Lamorinda and providing her with an exhaustive number of agents with high end buyers/sellers to bring to the table when marketing her properties.

These set of skills, traits, and experiences have helped make Meredith a Top Producer in the Lamorinda Real Estate Community:   In 2018, achieving the Top 10 Individual Agents in Lamorinda sales production and the Top 50 Individual Agents in the County of Contra Costa.  In 2017 she sold the most expensive property in Lafayette.

Meredith was born and raised in the Bay Area with a BA in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

She is both an Lamorinda resident and the parent of two school age children with deep knowledge and ties to the community.  She is proud to call Lamorinda home and is passionate about her love for the area.  Her significant depth of relationships throughout the community have allowed her to successfully market property “off market” as private sales.

Meredith has a passion to contribute to her community near and far.

  • Sponsors multiple events for the Orinda Unified School District
  • Sponsors multiple events for Lafayette Arts Council
  • Home for a Home Member
    • Home for a Home is driven by the belief that the security of a safe, solid home, provides hope and can be the catalyst for dramatic change in people’s lives. —  As a member, she joins a group of socially conscious real estate professionals who donate a portion of their commissions to sustainably fund the construction of homes for people in need. Currently, we are providing homes and building community in Guatemala.



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