2014 BIA Bay Area Excellence in Home Building Awards
Orinda Grove is nestled into the hillsides just east of the Berkeley Hills in the semi-rural and family oriented City of Orinda. Replacing an underutilized property and vacant school site with a vibrant new neighborhood, Orinda Grove will provide first time buyers an opportunity to call this upscale community home. The neighborhood design carefully balances a variety of uses from 73 for-sale residences to City owned ball fields and a 10,000 square foot Orinda Union School District office building. With a pedestrian friendly emphasis, a network of paseos connect to a variety of on-site amenities. These amenities include the more passive ‘outdoor rooms’ featuring a gazebo and generous landscaping to the more active tot lot and ball fields. The residential component provides a ‘meaningful mix’ of one, two and three-story market rate single family homes as well as 8 below market rate duets. Home sizes range from 1,533 square feet to 2,672 square feet with up to five bedrooms and three baths.