Property Details

4 Beds | 3 Baths | 1 Partial Baths | $2,195,000 Price

33 Southwood Drive Orinda CA 94563

Rich in historic interest and the fine craftsmanship of yesteryear, this 1938 home in Orinda has been lovingly tended to and nurtured into a modern day classic. It was just after the first two bores of the Caldecott Tunnel opened in 1937— to a lot of pomp and circumstance— that many of the first homes in Orinda were being built. The tunnel more easily connected the city dwellers with the rural country life, and the development of many of the first subdivisions took place.

We welcome you to 33 Southwood Drive. Step into timeless elegance with this meticulously maintained 1938 Orinda home basking in southern exposure that bathes every corner with natural light, and conveniently located next to town and minutes to BART. With over 3,500 square feet and situated in a park-like setting.

This modern classic blends original charm with tasteful renovations, maintaining many original features highlighting the home’s singular appeal. The home has gleaming quarter-sawn wide planked oak floors and four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one half bathroom. The first floor has a generous sized living room with a dramatic vaulted ceiling, arched entries, and a fireplace. Every detail exudes luxury.

The large primary suite features French doors opening to a Juliet balcony that reveals beautiful views of the hillside. There’s also an updated bathroom that includes a private dressing room creating a serene oasis.

A large dining area next to the kitchen and breakfast room overlooks the garden. The lower level boasts a spacious family room with built-in bookshelves, a fireplace, a fourth bedroom and office with access to a tree shaded deck. Also, on this level is a yoga/exercise studio, a wine stock and lots of storage. Outside you’ll find several patios, a sport court, spa waterfall and plunge pool. The built-in barbecue and tranquil pergola are ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The yard contains landscaping that is drought resistant, beautiful cascading wisteria that frames the front entrance, Japanese maple trees, dogwood trees, a pomegranate tree, lemon and lime trees. Orinda is home to award-winning schools. Visit and be swept away by its allure.