Pacific Union's Chris Swim, Tracy Keaton Represent Award-Winning Home


 4 Ridge Lane in Orinda Boasts Unique Indoor/Outdoor Compatibility

Orinda, CA – May 14, 2009 – Award-winning indoor, outdoor living at its best is now available on a 2.5-acre site at the end of the western ridge above Sleepy Hollow in Orinda. A spectacular level knoll, remarkable views and a unique William Turnbull architectural design, that gives every room in the home a companion outside room, are among the many features that make 4 Ridge Lane in Orinda a most intriguing property. Pacific Union Real Estate agent team Chris Swim and Tracy Keaton are the representatives of the property listed for $5,300,000.

“We are thrilled to market this very special property. The owners replaced the original 1950s ranch style property with this timeless home that captures 240 degree views and exquisitely compliments the exterior living environment,” said Swim, who works from the firm’s Orinda office. “The owners built their dream home.”

Designed by Turnbull and Associates AIA, with landscape architect William Peters, the house and gardens were completed in 1994. Ridge Lane is the recipient of the prestigious Merit Award from the California Council of the American Institute of Architects. The Merit Award is given to homes that exhibit a distinct, modernist aesthetic that reflects the regional style of the Bay Area.

orindaThe two-story wood frame home includes five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms plus 700 square feet of open porches, covered verandas and walkways that are surrounded by a small forest of oak trees. Perfectly suited for gracious entertaining as well as everyday living, the home artfully integrates space with function. The dramatic living room and library share an authentic Rumford fireplace and soak up the serenity of panoramic views. A contemporary kitchen is designed to accommodate large gatherings and the adjoining family room and breakfast area are warmed by a Rais wood stove and visually enhanced by the extraordinary outdoor setting. The master bedroom retreat is the perfect place to revive the spirit and celebrate nature. It also enjoys a gas fireplace, sitting area and a lovely master bath.

The exquisitely designed landscape appropriately reflects the aesthetics of the home’s interior to create a natural transition between inside and outside. Highlights include a stately 250 year-old Valley Oak tree around which the home was constructed, a 60 foot lap pool with spa, lush lawns, planting gardens and the privacy and serenity a true estate should offer.

To contact Swim, call 925.253.6213 or email To reach Keaton, call 925.253.6214 or email

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