3983 Canyon Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549

5 Beds      4.5 Baths      5,135 SF      1.02 Acres      Pool      Mount Diablo Views      $4,895,000    SOLD

Awarding-winning and highly acclaimed Bay Area architect Greg Faulkner looked no further than the natural characteristics of this gorgeous 1.3-acre Lafayette hillside property to inspire its modern design tucked in Lafayette’s exclusive Upper Happy Valley.

Unobstructed views of Mt. Diablo looming on the horizon dictated a design focused on creating a collage of rooms each finding its own place on the site and achieving an ideal view. 

Brilliantly crafted and masterfully sculpted, this modern work of art achieves a quiet transition between the actual structure and its surroundings. The juxtaposition of Cor-ten steel’s rich oxidized patina and the softer texture of reclaimed redwood beams create a quiet and subtle façade. Indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly connect and feature the warmth of natural finishes from rich wood grains and board-formed textured concrete to muted metals and vast plates of glass while a

temperate palette of hues harmonizes with its surroundings

About 5,135 square feet of living space on three levels is drenched in natural light from walls of east-facing windows to the clerestory that step up and down with the design to capture the optimal light. There are five bedrooms including a main-level master suite, four and a half baths, open concept entertaining spaces, a well-appointed chef’s kitchen, family/bonus room, and an expansive office conducive to creativity and collaboration. Floor-to-ceiling slats of walnut define the main rooms while allowing natural light to permeate the spaces.

Almost 1,400 square feet of Ipe decks in addition to terraced patios that wrap around a pool and spa offer amazing outdoor entertaining and relaxation venues enhanced by the magnificent views. Pathways meander around oaks and fruit trees and connect to an expansive, gently sloped hillside ideal for a future vineyard, grove of olive trees or your own unique vision.

The private and secluded property, located in an exclusive Upper Happy Valley neighborhood is also just moments from the charming downtown Lafayette shopping district, boutiques, and restaurants with easy access to Highways 24/680 and BART and less than 20 miles to downtown San Francisco. Top-rated schools in the Lafayette and Acalanes school districts are conveniently close by as are many outdoor recreation opportunities like the Lafayette Reservoir, the Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail, and Briones and Tilden Regional Parks. 



  • Pivot front door with walnut boards on edge 
  • Concrete floors with metal reveal
  • Band of clerestory


Dedicated Office

  • Large built-in work spaces
  • Wall of built-in cabinetry
  • Wall of built-in seating with custom leather-covered cushions
  • Large view windows


Living Room

  • Custom designed Rumford-style wood burning and gas firebox
  • Custom iron and glass fireplace French doors 
  • Walnut mantel
  • Ambient lighting
  • Walls of windows 
  • Automated shades


Dining Room

  • Front-facing windows
  • Built-in buffets 
  • Leathered granite counter
  • Anigre wood cabinetry
  • Two SubZero wine refrigerators


Chef’s Kitchen

  • Honed Absolute Black granite island/breakfast bar
  • Leathered Absolute Black granite counters
  • Anigre wood cabinetry with custom steel pulls
  • Gaggenau five-burner cooktop 
  • Gaggenau oven
  • Two Bosch dishwashers
  • Two hammered copper farmhouse sinks
  • Two Thermador refrigerator drawers
  • Thermador paneled refrigerator
  • Wolf built-in microwave
  • Miele coffee station
  • Two sky lights
  • Butler’s pantry with Anigre wood cabinetry and ice maker


Master Bedroom

  • Private wing
  • Wall of window
  • French door to private view deck
  • Built-in wardrobe and cabinetry
  • Walk-in closet with built-ins
  • Two vanities
  • Rectangular vessel sinks
  • Leathered granite counters
  • Brushed nickel European fixtures
  • Free standing soaking tub with garden view window
  • Walk-in shower
  • Ann Saks glass tile surround
  • Access to private outdoor shower with two showerheads



  • Two bedrooms with private decks and view windows
  • Walnut closet doors
  • Inset rugs
  • Built-in dressers
  • Full bathroom 



  • Bonus/Family Room with wall of built-in media cabinetry
  • View windows
  • Access to decks, terraces and pool
  • Built-in work stations
  • Storage closets
  • Two en suite bedrooms


Outdoor Amenities

  • 1,391 square feet of Ipe decking 
  • Upper level covered deck
  • Terraced patios
  • Solar-heated pool and spa
  • Glass paneled and stainless steel deck bannister
  • Custom outdoor lighting
  • Citrus trees
  • Exposed granite walkways
  • Oak trees, garden beds, natural terrain
  • Gentle slope for vineyard, olive tree grove


Additional Features

  • Spacious motor court with off-street parking
  • Concrete floors with metal reveals
  • Ambient lighting
  • Reveal construction
  • Baldwin and European hardware
  • Lutron lighting system, LED lights
  • Automated window shades hidden in custom cornices
  • Dual pane, Jarrah wood-trimmed windows and French doors
  • Radiant heated floors
  • Additional HVAC
  • Attached three-car garage, extra deep and wide, and detached one-car garage
  • Venetian plaster walls
  • Laundry room with sink, storage and Miele washer and dryer
  • Lower level wine storage closet, naturally cooled
  • Skylights
  • Solid wood doors
  • Ann Saks glass mosaic bathroom tile
  • Vessel sinks


Saturday, October 13, 1-4pm Sunday, October 14, 1-4pm