Visitors have consistently commented, “This place is a slice of heaven, yet so close to town, who knew!”
A crown jewel in Lafayette’s Upper Happy Valley shines brilliantly on 2.73 acres of pristine land with a masterfully crafted and complete remodel by R & J Construction, sweeping scenic views, and an ultra-private entertaining mecca.
No detail was overlooked at this exceptional property that sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with two gated entrances with sprawling, professionally landscaped gardens, a soccer-field-size lawn, mature trees, and plenty of room still available to further customize with a guest cottage, ADU, and more.
Feel the embrace of the peacefulness surrounding this extraordinary property, a treasure for those seeking one of East Bay’s more exclusive neighborhoods without compromising the convenience of downtown amenities. Less than three miles to downtown Lafayette’s shops and restaurants, BART, and freeway access, it is also near walking trails and outdoor recreation areas, including the Lafayette Reservoir, and close to the top-rated schools in the Lafayette and Acalanes districts.
Remodeled to take full advantage of the spectacular views, the fresh, contemporary, and open floorplan connects effortlessly with multiple outdoor venues from Ipe decks, patios, and intimate garden settings with custom planters designed by Lafayette Ironworks and a fabulous infinity pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen.
Behind the custom walnut, Antigua front door is about 4,299 square feet of light-drenched living space, soaring ceilings, multi-zoned radiant-heated hickory floors, walls of windows, custom walnut open shelving and built-ins, Andersen dual pane doors and windows, custom forged iron staircase railing, and recessed lighting. The 1,800-bottle, temperature-controlled wine cellar features custom storage and display shelving, a marble counter, custom lighting, imported reclaimed French stone tiles on the floor, and an Antigua walnut door entry.
The great room deserves its title and is a generous space anchored by a linear gas fireplace with a sleek porcelain slab surround and walls of sliding French doors and windows. A casual dining area with custom built-in cabinetry and a beautifully designed gourmet kitchen also leaves little to be desired. Among its many features are Taj Mahal quartzite counters, subway tile backsplashes, custom painted Shaker-style cabinetry with upper frosted glass doors, a stainless farmhouse sink, a walk-in pantry behind a reed glass door, and an oversized island/breakfast bar illuminated by a contemporary chandelier. Stainless appliances include a Wolf range with a custom-designed hood, a Miele steam oven, a warming drawer, dual Bosch dishwashers, a Thermador microwave drawer, and a 48-inch glass front SubZero refrigerator. A ideal coffee station is in the charming alcove to the right of the kitchen – perfect when entertaining!
A formal dining room, a generous yet warm and intimate room, is designed to accommodate large gatherings. Open the French doors to extend this beautiful entertainment venue onto a private patio and a garden bordering synthetic turf. Think garden party extraordinaire.
Five bedrooms and four bathrooms include a main-level guest bedroom/office with a private front entry, plush carpet, skylight, and a nearby full bathroom updated with a marble tile floor, Carrera marble countertop, and polished nickel fixtures.
At the top of the sweeping staircase are three additional bedrooms and an office/5th bedroom or flexible-use space ideal for media room or playroom, and another flex space room currently being used as a home gym. Walk into the sumptuous primary suite that features two walk-in closets outfitted with custom California Closet organizers and cedar floors and a wall of custom built-in dresser drawers. A sliding glass door opens to a fabulous balcony overlooking the sprawling gardens. Limestone floors in the spa-inspired en suite bathroom enhance the Victoria Falls quartzite counters and two separate vanities, the free-standing bathtub, steam shower, and marble tile accents.
The two additional bedrooms include one with French door access to the view balcony and a bedroom with a hillside view, and a walk-in closet behind a barn door. A full bathroom on this level has a marble tiled floor, a vessel sink with custom walnut cabinetry, a quartz counter, and a large shower with a subway tile surround.
Welcome the morning sun and relish the unobstructed sweeping views from the expansive patio and IPE deck that wraps around the infinity-style, solar-heated pool and spa. Gather around the linear gas fireplace and dine al fresco near the outdoor kitchen, complete with a built-in Firemagic grill, Perlick refrigerator, and kegerator. Stroll down the walkways and among the gardens artfully designed by local landscape architect John Montgomery and arrive at the soccer-field-sized lawn ideal for a private golf course, putting and chipping green.
Real Estate Specialist / Designer