This estate offers the best of Happy Valley living: It is proximate to Lafayette’s amenities, and yet 200 yards removed, on a private cul-de-sac through mature trees and foliage, from Happy Valley Road.
Enter the home to a grand hallway, with a curving stairway leading upward. A formal living room lies to the right, under a peaked ceiling, featuring the first of the home’s several wood-burning fireplaces. To the left is the dining room, adjacent to the spacious and well-appointed kitchen. It enjoys natural lighting from a skylight, and features wide granite counters, a spacious island, two dishwashers, and a wet bar. The kitchen flows into a comfortable breakfast nook (overlooking the outside deck and back yard grass and garden), and then down two stairs to the comfortable family room (with another wood-burning fireplace). A sitting room, with its own garden views, lies further down the hallway. Three bedrooms complete the lower floor, each with a large walk-in closet, and one with an en-suite bathroom. Refinished oak hardwoods grace the entire floor.
The primary suite is found up the grand staircase, assuring seclusion and privacy. That suite features a spacious office adjacent to the bedroom (with still another wood-burning fireplace serving both rooms), all under high peaked ceilings. The office offers a custom desk and library shelving. The bedroom adjoins a large walk-in closet, which complements an even-larger walk-in closet further down the hallway. The bathroom features custom-tiled floors and shower, with a separate bath and dual sinks at either end of the bathroom. Down the hall (with custom cabinetry throughout and large closets adjacent) is another large room with extensive natural lighting, which could be configured as a gym, playroom, or even another bedroom.
An additional bedroom, ideal for use as an au pair suite, sits over the garage. It features its own en-suite bathroom and can be accessed through the garage without entering the home.
Outdoors, the estate offers the best of entertaining opportunities. The private back yard includes a 40-foot pool and adjacent Jacuzzi, with plenty of surrounding deck space and yet another wood-burning fireplace for evening warmth. A chipping/putting green sits adjacent. Guests will enjoy the convenience of the pool house, which offers two private changing rooms, and a full bathroom.
A new Class A fire retardant shingled roof covers the dwelling, and the three-car garage and curved driveway can accommodate residents and guests.
Happy Valley is the preeminent neighborhood in Lafayette, and this estate offers the best of Happy Valley living.