HOUSE HISTORY: This spectacular house was designed in 1948 for Maynard and Katherine Buehler.The home is situated on an estate size (2.3) acre property in the prestigious community of Orinda, California (Easy Bay, very close to San Francisco) featuring two streams and extensive Japanese gardens designed by Henry Matsutani, designer of the Japanese Gardens at Golden Gate Park. This large home (over 4,300 s.f. in the main house) has two bedrooms, three baths, large TV/recreation/bonus room plus a wine tasting room. The large daylight basement is suitable for a variety of uses. The living space has been described as one of the most spectacular of this period in Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. Built of concrete block and redwood the house sits gracefully on its spectacular site with views of the koi pond and the extensive gardens.All original Wright-designed furniture and documentary information included in the purchase. The estate has just undergone an extensive restoration with no expense spared.
The property includes two bridges across the stream in the Japanese garden, a greenhouse, and a guest house designed by Wright apprentice Walter Olds and a Japanese tea house.The purchaser of this estate will also have first right of refusal on an adjacent three bedroom house with large bonus room, swimming pool and two car garage suitable for additional guest space, staff quarters or, as the Buehlers used it, a rentalproperty providing additional privacy for the estate.