119 Melody Lane

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6 bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, 7,851 Square Feet, 3.4 Acres

Nestled in the picturesque hills of Orinda lies a captivating estate that defines modern luxury and sophisticated living. 119 Melody Lane is a sprawling 7,851 square-foot residence meticulously transformed to create a unique blend of opulence, artistry, and functional elegance that is ideal for both living and entertaining. From the rustic wood boards that adorn the exterior to the expansive windows that frame the stunning views, every architectural element has been thoughtfully chosen and masterfully executed. The residence sits on a 3.4 acres lot, offering privacy, tranquility, and a connection with nature that is unrivaled.

With the help of Butler Armsden Architects, the visionary owners embarked on an ambitious journey to create a sanctuary that encapsulates the essence of California resort-living with seamless flow between the interior and exterior spaces while also providing distinct spaces for work, creativity, and leisure. The home’s interior design features a rich palette of weathered white-oak floors, concrete tiles, leather-wrapped handrails, built-in log-shaped consoles, and blackened-steel hardware, creating an ambiance of tactile luxury. The visual opulence of the home is matched by the functional luxury of a smart home with solar, batteries, and remote systems. 

Entertainment and Leisure:

Skillfully designed to celebrate the quintessential California lifestyle, the kitchen, living, and dining rooms on the main level exist in perfect harmony, interconnected yet distinct. Each space flows effortlessly into the next, allowing for grand-scale entertaining. For moments when intimacy is desired, innovative pocket doors transform the open layout into secluded spaces, perfect for smaller gatherings or private conversations. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors reveal a sprawling deck, creating a seamless transition from the indoors out and framing the verdant views of Sandhill. A perfect place to enjoy the morning sun or an evening glass of wine while stargazing. 

The stunning Baxter Q3 Chandelier in the dining room serves as a dazzling focal point to the home, casting a warm and inviting glow. The living room includes a bar with Fox Marble Pink Onyx counter, a sixty inch Ortal Fireplace, and an expansive temperature controlled wine room with capacity for 1,200 bottles. 

The kitchen combines luxury and practicality with high-end appliances, sophisticated finishes, and features that are as beautiful as they are functional. Every element was meticulously chosen to ensure that it served the needs of a bustling family while never compromising on style. The stunning Neolith Black Basalt countertops and backsplash add sophistication and durability to the space, being highly resistant to heat, scratches, and stains. In addition to the abundant counter spaces are three walk-in pantries to ensure a clutter-free and inviting space, where family and friends can gather, cook, and create memories.

The Parlor, which opens to the courtyard, provides another distinct space to relax and gather with an upscale billiards table, built-ins, and custom artwork. The home also features two bespoke home offices that ensure working from home is nothing short of inspirational. There are also a plethora of spaces designed to ignite creativity and foster play, including a dedicated playroom, art corner, theater room, and a fully equipped gym with a Powerlift hydraulic door that opens to the back lawn and play area. For guests, there is a guest suite with its own entrance and a separate apartment with its own patio. 

A Tranquil Oasis:

The exterior of the residence provides more indulgent spaces for relaxation and inspiration. Rousseau Landscape Architecture transformed the surroundings into a tranquil oasis, boasting a stylish swimming pool and an extensive pool deck that are modern yet complement the greater landscape of mature olive and oak trees. Artistry pervades the outdoor space with elements like a Fnnch Poppy Mural, a verdant living wall, 3 Form colorful guardrails, and meticulous landscaping. The outdoor living room is versatile, offering comfort during hot days with cooling misters and warmth during chilly evenings with a Flare Fireplace and heat lamps. Additionally, the external kitchen is outfitted with a Fontana Forni Marinara Wood Fueled pizza oven, an ice maker, and a 42-inch Lynx Professional Grill.

Whether basking in the resort-living atmosphere of the home, reveling in the serenity of the surrounding nature, or entertaining guests in grand style, 119 Melody Lane offers an unparalleled living experience. With a comprehensive renovation that spared no expense and a design that exudes timeless elegance, this extraordinary estate is an architectural gem that stands out in the prestigious hills of Orinda.


Notable Features


  • Fleetwood windows 
  • White Oak flooring 
  • Custom front door 
  • Tom Kundig door hardware 
  • Metal roofing 
  • Baxter Q3 Chandelier in Dining Room
  • SuiteNY Pendant in Living Room
  • Ortal Fireplace in Living Room
  • Archiproducts Wink Light Chandelier in Office
  • S.H. Frank Leather Wrapped Handrails
  • Powerlift Hydraulic Door in Gym
  • Wall-mounted log-shaped console by Nobuto Suga 
  • 1,200 Bottle Temperature Controlled Wine room 
  • Extra tall hidden pocket doors on main level
  • Timothy Oulton “Hustle" Artwork in Parlor
  • Custom Elevate Pool Table in Parlor
  • Roll & Hill Antler Chandelier in Parlor
  • Montigo Fireplace
  • Fireplace Xtrordinaire Wood Burning Fireplace in Theatre Room
  • Epoxy Flooring in Garage
  • Custom Kast Concrete Sink 
  • Custom It’s Concrete Trough Sink 
  • Signature Hardware Double Ended Clawfoot Tub
  • Rejuvenation Fixtures 
  • Pink splatter-painted curtains by Kamperett 
  • Caroline Lizarraga hand-painted Resin Drips wall in powder room
  • Floating Gallery Walls

Exterior & Pool

  • Fontana Forni Mariana Wood Fueled Countertop Pizza Oven
  • Lynx 42-inch Professional Grill
  • Scotsman Brilliance Ice Maker
  • Flare Ventless Fireplace
  • Split Face Stacked Basalt Water Fountain
  • Outdoor Living Room Misters & Heat Lamps
  • Sunbright Television
  • Play Yard Misters
  • Play Yard Turf Lawn with Self-Cleaning Sprinklers
  • Custom Fnnch Poppy Mural 
  • Verdant Living Wall
  • 3M Colored Guardrails 


  • Dacor 6 Burner Modernist Range
  • Miele ADA Dishwasher
  • Neolith Black Basalt Countertops and Backsplash
  • Two Subzero Refrigerators with Two Freezer Drawers
  • Wolf Convection Oven
  • Wolf Steam Oven
  • Dacor Built-in Microwave
  • Zipwater Hydrotap with instant hot water and sparkling water
  • Flush doors hide children's office and entertainment pantry in kitchen
  • Italian Boffi Custom Cabinetry 

Primary Suite

  • Two walk in closets
  • Ortal Fireplace
  • Aleksandra Zee built-in headboard
  • Thermasol Steam Shower
  • Dornbracht Fixtures
  • Vola Towel Warmer
  • Two Water Closets

Smart Home (all systems are remotely controllable and programmable):

  • 44 Solar panels
  • 4 Tesla 2.0 Powerwalls  
  • Lutron Lighting System 
  • Control 4 Home Automation (a/v, gate, and locks) 
  • Interior and Exterior Speakers
  • Syncing Televisions and Speakers 
  • Smart Pool / Spa
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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.