Move into this place and you can wish on all the stars you want—just climb the staircase and raise the retractable roof of your private observatory to gaze upon the galaxy. Not that this fully loaded mega-property leaves much to wish for; the Orinda home overlooks the East Bay's most postcard-worthy views.

Located at the top of Tappan Lane in Sleepy Hollow, this luxury home is an outdoor entertainer's dream, with views of all the drop-dead gorgeous scenery from its 1,200 square feet of deck space and multiple al fresco hang spots spanning its four verdant acres. You'll be free to tiptoe through those double French doors and across the Vermont bluestone walkways in your bathrobe to enjoy the lush gardens and rolling hills. Of course, each member of your household will be able to find their own pocket of peace, whether in the outdoor kitchen, equipped with a Viking grill, or at the kids' wooden playground. When you're ready to broaden your scope, climb up to the observatory, where a 16-inch computerized Meade telescope (apparently the second-most powerful in the East Bay) brings views from Mt. Diablo all the way to Mt. Tamapalais into focus.

The inside is also stellar: With six bedrooms and four bathrooms, there will be no end to weekend guests. High ceilings and oversized skylights bring warm natural light flooding in, highlighting the home's detailed craftsmanship. Oak floors and Douglas fir moldings give the house that classic California flair, while luxury adornments (Ann Sacks tiles, anyone?) and 100 percent solar-powered energy give it modern appeal.

There really isn't anything this estate doesn't have. But if you do find yourself in need of still something more, there's an adjoining retreat space, which opens out to a terrace, just waiting to be remodeled as your reading room/home gym/writing studio/extra closet. What more could you want?



Location: 111 Tappan Lane (Orinda)

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 4

Asking Price: $5,750,000

Square Footage: Approximately 6,428 sq. ft.

Property Size: Approximately 3.95 acres

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