1211 Upper Happy Valley Road
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3+ Acres of Total Privacy in Lafayette's Happy Valley
Traditional One-Level Living Elegance
Executive, family living at its finest comes alive in this spacious approximately 5000 square foot home of 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths (including an annex with useful in-law/office/recreation space) all on one level. Enjoy easy access to this unparalleled compound from a private drive and experience the enchanting property of well-defined spaces. Outdoor living provides solitude and tranquility on this delightful 3.35 acre knoll parcel with a welcoming front courtyard, meandering walkways and paths to the lovely veranda porch with spectacular views of Happy Valley and Mt. Diablo. This classic, stunningly-styled home of incredible distinction consists of exquisite design and quality features all perfect for comfortable living of all ages. The ideal separation of space from the large, open living and dining rooms with an abundance of windows to the comfortable family room/den focusing attention to the inviting patios, graveled pebble terraces, picturesque hillsides and gardens of unmatched beauty.
The open Chef ’s kitchen has a center island, high-end stainless steel appliances (including a top-end Sub-Zero refrigerator) and an inviting eat-in area. Conveniently set nearby is the spacious combination scullery pantry/ laundry room. A truly incredible ‘Provence in Lafayette’ feeling of culinary enjoyment is apparent and provides an ideal gathering space inside with easy access to the outside for viewing the captivating vistas. An ever-popular bedroom wing includes four bedrooms, a full bath and highlights the private master suite which views the side yard and pool and enjoys a spa-like bathroom. The bonus in-law/guest annex (with bedroom, living area and bath) also features a fabulous game or recreation room with double glass doors to the front court which adds to the appeal of this spectacular one-of-a-kind property.
This home of by-gone quality craftsmanship features lovely hardwood flooring, fine wood moldings accented by white palette wall surfaces as well as a distinctive array of tiles and textures (custom designed); all lovingly well-maintained over the years of ownership. This stunning property provides welcoming, comfortable spaces for entertaining or relaxation building an energizing retreat. The home celebrates gracious style with an informal flair in well-appointed rooms ideal for large-scale entertaining and family functionality.
The magnetic appeal of the home’s positioning on this unparalleled site is evident as you approach the property from the canopied lane. It is a serene retreat with beautiful mature trees, a swimming pool, a viewing deck and brick & gravel walkways (even a special chicken coop, raised-bed gardens and a bocce ball court). Outdoor living is just a step away adding an element of ease for play or a place to unwind. The majestic towering oaks, native trees and tranquil setting make for a park-like environment that provides family enjoyment year-round.
Truly, nature and convenience at your doorstep in the exclusive enclave of Happy Valley with some of Lafayette’s finest Estate properties. Total privacy, panoramic views and convenience to school, shopping, commute and the allure of downtown Lafayette, Oakwood gym and the Lafayette Reservoir.
Additional Showings by Appointment:
No Open Houses and No Broker Tours. According to CCAR guidelines, residential viewings may only occur virtually, or if virtual viewing is not feasible and the residence is unoccupied, by appointment only with no more than two visitors from the same household and one person showing the unit. All parties to sign Coronavirus Property Entry Advisory and Declaration prior to any showing and all parties to follow suggested sanitation guidelines.
Contact Clark Thompson for an appointment.
Low on density and high on greenery, Lafayette offers rolling hillsides, excellent schools, and an easy commute to Oakland and San Francisco thanks to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in the town center. The Happy Valley area features meandering country roads and showplace estate homes perched on large hillside parcels that offer panoramic views of the valley. Mediterranean, English, and French Country architecture populate the landscaped neighborhoods. Lafayette’s central business district offers quality shopping and dining for locals and visitors alike. Restaurants such as Artisan Bistro, Chevalier, and Metro Lafayette are thriving. For those seeking old-fashioned comfort food, Millie’s Kitchen is a popular breakfast and brunch restaurant with large portions and modest prices. Lafayette Reservoir is open year-round for boating, fishing, picnicking, and hiking. After a long day on the water, locals head to The Roundup Saloon, a throwback to the days of rowdy roadhouses.