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.
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