Happy Valley estate in a luxurious garden setting
August 18, 2021 | Source: Compass California Real Estate Blog
Tucked behind a private gate, this luxurious custom estate is sited on two acres of lush landscape in the heart of Lafayette’s Happy Valley neighborhood.
Originally designed by Richard Hannum and recently renovated by Hart Howerton, the architecture and design marries the best of Bay Area sensibilities with thoughtful indoor/outdoor connection.
The interiors exude understated elegance and warmth with an abundance of French doors spilling open to expansive and inspiring gardens. The floorplan is divided into three, dual-suite wings connected by light-filled living spaces.
A grand living room with beamed ceilings, sunroom with seating and dining area, family room with lofted library above, separate guest wing with bonus area, and two executive offices complete the main house.
The resort-inspired grounds include an oversized covered pool, cabana with changing room, bocce ball court, play area, pickle ball court, entertaining pavilion, and multiple dining venues surrounded with mature European gardens, lawns, and climbing vines, roses, and arbors.
This home is convenient to award-winning Happy Valley Elementary, top-rated public and private schools, the Lafayette Reservoir, Oakwood Athletic Club, and bustling downtown Lafayette, with a comfortable 20-mile commute to San Francisco.