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August 7, 2013

Sold: 663 Glenside Drive, Lafayette

August 7, 2013

Sold: 663 Glenside Drive, Lafayette

Offered at $2,095,000

Stunning custom-built farmhouse with exquisite finishes and features throughout. This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath (3600± sq. ft.) Napa-style home offers a fabulous floor plan including great room, family room, formal dining, mudroom & oversized laundry room and simply gorgeous master retreat. The kitchen is an entertainer’s delight with its light-filled spaces, natural stone countertops, custom-built cabinets, six burner gas cook top, double ovens and side-by-side 5-foot refrigerator & freezer. The professionally landscaped flat 1/2± acre lot combines a newly installed driveway, stone patio, lawns, fences and flower & vegetable beds with mature oak, redwood and fruit trees. Enjoy your own private gated access to the popular regional trail. 663 Glenside Drive is a one-of-a-kind dream home not to be missed!

Home Details

  • Custom-built “Napa style” farmhouse with designer finishes completed on a flat ½ acre.
  •  5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, approximately 3600 square feet of interior living space with a fabulous floor plan. Large entertainer’s kitchen, formal dining & living rooms, media/game room & large master retreat.
  • Oversized two-car detached garage with large 9’x8’ wood carriage-style doors. Designed for SUV parking, one extra long bay (24’). Interior of garage finished and painted.
  • Chef’s kitchen includes:
    • Inset shaker-style cabinets. Stainless appliances; Dacor slide in six burner cooktop, 5’ Electrolux Icon side-by-side refrigerator freezer, Electrolux Icon double ovens, Vent-A-Hood exhaust hood, Bosch dishwasher. Hansgrohe Axor faucets.
    • Carrara marble kitchen island; Rohl fireclay prep sink with disposal.
    • Dedicated microwave shelf at island.
    • Honed granite counter tops; Rohl fireclay sink with disposal.
    • Polished nickel knobs and pulls.
    • Imported backsplash tile.
    • Dining nook, food pantry and butler’s pantry.
    • Built-in desk with file cabinets and built-in USB charger.
    • High efficiency lighting.
  • Master suite is a large gracious room with Andersen 10′ double slider doors leading to back yard.
  • Master bath includes:
    • Neptune freestanding tub.
    • Spacious shower with two showerheads and imported tile.
    • Double vanity with Carrara marble countertops and Carrara flooring.
    • Water closet – Porcher
    • Mirrors by Restoration Hardware
    • Phylrich faucets and shower fittings in bathrooms.
  • Great room includes wood burning fireplace updated with distressed mantel, stone facing and stone hearth, Andersen French doors leading to back yard, and reading nook.
  • Kid’s bath, guest bath and half bath include double vanity with Carrara countertop or pedestal sink, tub/shower combo, wainscoting, and tile or wood floors.
  • Mudroom with built-in cubbies and bench seating.
  • Laundry room with zinc countertops, gas & electric hookups for dryer.
  • Welcoming covered front porch with tongue and groove fir deck.
  • Vaulted ceilings in great room, master bedroom, upstairs guest bedroom and upstairs family room.
  • Professionally designed landscaping includes:
    • Newly installed lawn, plants, trees (plum, cherry, lemon).
    • Mature trees – persimmon, pear, apple, pomegranate, fig, large mature oaks, redwoods and various flowering trees.
    • Connecticut Bluestone patio and crushed granite paths.
    • A&J Fencing, and a 14’ double swing automatic steel and redwood driveway gate with remote access.
    • New irrigation system with timer, sprinklers and high efficiency drip emitters.
    • Downspouts lead to either onsite vegetated retention basin or storm drain.
  • Additional improvements:
    • New Milgard Tuscany double-paned windows throughout.
    • New exterior doors with Emtek hardware. Front door has fully mortised lockset and antique-style glass.
    • Shaker style interior doors with Emtek hardware.
    • New hardwood floors and carpet throughout.
    • Two new high-efficiency furnace/air conditioning units.
    • Two new high-capacity instant water heaters.
    • Cable and phone throughout, including all bedrooms, great room & family room.
    • Built-in speakers in great room, dining room and back yard. Great room pre-wired for 5-channel surround sound.
    • “Smurf tubing” installed at great room, family room and master bedroom for future television installations.
    • All new lighting throughout the interior and exterior. Light fixtures by Hudson Valley and others.
    • New wainscoting and tall baseboards.
    • Top-grade Benjamin Moore paints interior and exterior.
    • New roof, gutters & downspouts.
    • Skylights at great room, kitchen nook, master bath and kids bath.
    • Fully insulated. Additional insulation at bathroom and laundry walls for sound dampening.
    • New gas line and higher capacity electric service installed by PG&E.
    • Gas line stub at backyard for future outdoor kitchen.
    • New waterline from street to house.
    • All new plumbing piping and electrical wiring.

Property Location Features

  • Lafayette Trail – private gated access
  • Las Trampas Swim Club
  • Burton Valley School and Merriewood Children’s Center
  • Rancho Colorados Swim and Tennis Club
  • Lafayette Community Center
  • Lafayette sports fields and Open Space
  • St Mary’s College
  • Buckeye Fields

Builder Information

  • Designed and built by Twelve Wildwood LLC (Beth Soto and Bob McClain partners)
  • Architect- Jim Wallace (Orinda)
  • Framer – Sean LaPointe (Concord)
  • Tile & trim by Morgan Farrocco (Oakland)
  • Landscape designer – Amie McPhee of Cultivate LLC (San Francisco)
  • Landscape contractor – Native Sons Landscape/Mike Hertel (San Ramon)