260 BLISS COURT, WALNUT CREEK, CA
Architectural treasures of this magnitude are rarely available. Designed by noted architect Claude Oakland as the Model 14-Space Age English Cottage, this house evokes emotion that pulls at your heartstrings.
Much larger than earlier models, this circa 1969, 4 bedroom/2 bath, 2,294 square foot (per public records) has all the beloved mid-century greatness like floor to ceiling glass, globe lighting, and post/beam design but is next-level with a large central atrium enclosed in glass walls, clerestory windows and a dramatic soaring ceiling with huge skylight panels. It’s a bonus-protected space perfect admiring the grandness of the dramatic natural wood cathedral ceiling that spans the entire home.
You will always feel one with nature in this home with a masterfully designed floor plan that separates entertaining from sleeping quarters and almost every room opening to the outdoors. The kitchen/casual purpose room is perfectly central for entertaining both indoors and out and is completely updated with walnut paneled cabinetry, quartz counters, tile backsplash and a large island with seating. One of the best features is the fantastic lanai right off the kitchen seamlessly connected with glass walls, level step out and continuous ceiling details. There’s also a large pantry and hobby/laundry room for additional storage.
The master suite is separate from the guest rooms and features a split bath with modern fixtures and a tiled Roman spa shower with a glass slider to the gardens. The guest rooms are refreshed and updated with new carpet and the secondary bath, also stylishly appointed, is central to the bedrooms with access to the poolside area for easy cleanups before entering the home.
The private yard is a lush wonderlandwith mature foliage, a sparkling solar heated resort pool, spa, and several unique gathering areas connected with pathways. The prime, cul-de-sac, .27 acre (per public record) lot features, level, panoramic rear and side gardens and adjacent open space for additional privacy. Efficiency upgrades include solar electric and pool heating, tankless water and radiant heating and foam insulated roofing. There’s really no reason to leave this paradise!
Walnut Grove is a small enclave of Eichlers in the Northgate area of Walnut Creek and is a highly desirable community with architectural preservation, wide, low traffic sidewalk lined streets, highly regarded schools, nearby parks and trails, and Mt. Diablo State Park. The new Whole Foods Plaza with several eateries, pharmacy, and a hardware store is practically walking distance and Downtown Walnut Creek, John Muir Medical, BART, and major commuting routes are minutes away.