1265 Upper Happy Valley Rd

1265 Upper Happy Valley Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549


Glenn W. Beaubelle


  • 5 BEDS
  • 3 BATHS
  • 1936 BUILT
  • 1 Acres LOT

1265 Upper Happy Valley Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549

An exceptional gated property in Lafayette’s Upper Happy Valley is a dream-come-true for those desiring an exclusive and timeless estate lot. Open the gates to the grand, tree-lined entrance into this extraordinary acre property featuring a custom-built and updated single-level Hamptons-style home. The professional landscaped park-like setting create an ultra-private sanctuary.

Approximately 3,343 square feet of living space showcases refinished and new hardwood floors with custom color, gorgeous millwork, soaring ceilings, updated and new lighting, and a freshly painted interior and exterior.

Five bedrooms and three bathrooms include a two-bedroom/one-bathroom detached and updated guesthouse. Expansive formal living and dining rooms and a gourmet eat-in kitchen with an adjoining sitting area are filled with natural light. Multiple French doors from most rooms open to the inviting outdoor space, sprawling decks, and patios offering many views of the gardens.

Built in 1936, this home once graced the pages of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine with photos of its picturesque breezeway topped with a decorative weathervane. The romantic breezeway still connects the house to the two-car garage. A full basement also offers room for an ideal wine cellar or additional storage.

Today the lush gardens continue to thrive with rolling lawns, a fruit tree orchard, rose and vegetable gardens, and refreshed foliage. Meandering brick walkways connect the outdoor venues from the wrap-around porch and the fenced pool and spa to an expansive brick patio under the canopy of a mature Sycamore tree. Continue to roam among the wide-open spaces and envision a cabana, outdoor kitchen, a play structure, bocce courts, and more.

The Upper Happy Valley address is conveniently located within 20 miles of downtown San Francisco and with easy access to downtown Lafayette shops and restaurants, BART, Highway 24, top-rated schools in the Lafayette and Acalanes school districts, and several outdoor recreation areas, including the Lafayette Reservoir and Briones Regional Park.

Interior Details

An impressive and large living room is bright with natural light and is anchored by floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinetry and a gas fireplace with a marble surround and a carved mantel.  The spacious formal dining room enhanced with crown molding and a bay window can accommodate large gatherings. Open the French doors to extend this elegant entertaining space onto the porch overlooking the gardens and orchard.

A vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and skylights add volume to the already generous-sized gourmet kitchen beautifully appointed with granite slab counters, white cabinetry including a built-in workstation and wine storage, a large island/breakfast bar, and a garden view window. Stainless GE appliances include a five-burner cooktop, refrigerator, microwave, and oven. A casual dining area also has a bay window near a cozy nook with a fireplace ideal for a home office or study space.

Three bedrooms in the main home include a luxurious two-room primary suite with a new bathroom showcasing marble finishes on a dual-sink vanity, a freestanding tub, and an oversized shower. The bedroom features large closets with built-ins and French doors that open onto the brick patio and pool. The adjoining office is richly enhanced with custom cabinetry that flanks a gas fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling brick surround. This room features paneled walls and also has a French door that opens to the patio and gardens and a bay window.

Two additional bedrooms are spacious and feature large closets. One has a bay window, and one has French doors to the backyard.




  • YEAR BUILT 1936
  • TOTAL AREA 1 Acres
  • ARCHITECTURE Traditional
  • AMENITIES Back yard, Front yard, Garden/play, Side yard, Sprinklers automatic, Sprinklers back, Sprinklers front, Entry gate, Garden, Landscape back, Landscape front, Private entrance, Den, Dining area, Family room, Formal dining room, Kitchen/family combo, Library, Storage, Breakfast bar, Stone counters, Eat-in kitchen, Kitchen island, Updated kitchen

Features and Amenities


  • Total Bedrooms5
  • Total Bathrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • KITCHENBreakfast Bar, Counter - Stone, Dishwasher, Eat In Kitchen, Garbage Disposal, Gas Range/Cooktop, Island, Oven Built-in, Refrigerator, Skylight(s), Updated Kitchen
  • Laundry roomHookups Only
  • FlooringHardwood, Tile, Carpet
  • FireplaceDen, Family Room, Gas, Gas Starter, Living Room, Raised Hearth, Wood Burning
  • APPLIANCESDishwasher, Disposal, Gas Range, Oven, Refrigerator, Gas Water Heater
  • other interior FeaturesDen, Dining Area, Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Kitchen/Family Combo, Library, Storage, Breakfast Bar, Stone Counters, Eat-in Kitchen, Kitchen Island, Updated Kitchen

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area3,514 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area1 Acres
  • MLS ID40969378
  • YEAR BUILT1936
  • Architecture StylesTraditional
  • View DescriptionHills
  • School DistrictAcalanes (925) 280-3900


  • Garage Spaces2
  • utilitiesIrrigation Available, All Public Utilities, Individual Gas Meter
  • PoolGunite, In Ground, Spa, Fenced, Outdoor Pool
  • roofShingle
  • lot featuresLevel, Premium Lot, Front Yard, Landscape Back, Landscape Front, Security Gate
  • parkingDetached, Drive Through, Guest, Enclosed, Garage Faces Rear, Garage Door Opener
  • HEAT TYPEForced Air
  • sewerPublic Sewer
  • security FeaturesSecurity Alarm - Owned, Security Gate
  • other exterior FeaturesBack Yard, Front Yard, Garden/Play, Side Yard, Sprinklers Automatic, Sprinklers Back, Sprinklers Front, Entry Gate, Garden, Landscape Back, Landscape Front, Private Entrance


  • Sales Price$4,100,000


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