3485 Monroe Avenue
3+ Bed / 2.5 Bath
2236 Sq. Ft +/-
Tucked in the heart of downtown Lafayette, on a sought-after street in the well-loved trail neighborhood, this turnkey property is perfect for casual living indoors and out! Oozing with character, the genuine warmth of this delightful home evokes a sense of small-town living. The short jaunt to Lafayette Elementary and Stanley Middle School, downtown, BART, Hwy. 24/680, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, and the bike trail, reflects its ideal, central location!
The interior of this updated, charming traditional boasts a spacious floor plan complete with a living/dining room combo, eat-in kitchen/family great room and flexible 3rd story loft. The welcoming living/dining room combo provides a fireplace and beautiful front and rear yard views through French windows and a French door to the back deck. The light-filled kitchen/family great room features recessed lighting, a built-in breakfast nook with bench seating and French door to the backyard. The updated kitchen features beautiful wood cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances (including a gas stove). The upstairs bedroom wing features a master suite with dual closets (one that is a walk-in), bay window with bench seating, amazing tree top views, French doors to a private balcony, and updated en suite bath. The two secondary bedrooms are generously sized with built-in desks and cabinetry and share the hall bath. The third level loft features built-in desks and cabinetry and Daikin heat/air system and is an added flexible space that can be used as a 2nd family room, play/homework room, guest suite, or dedicated home office – you decide! Other features sure to delight include an interior laundry room (perfectly positioned in the bedroom wing), newly-refinished hardwood floors, recessed lighting, custom closet built-ins throughout, incredible walk-in attic storage, and newer hot water heater (2015).
Tucked behind a quintessential white picket fence, the premium, mostly-level exterior is perfect for daily living, entertaining and dining alfresco. Highlights include incredible curb appeal, charming flower boxes, front and rear level lawns, wonderful cottage gardens, large entertaining deck with bench seating and garden box, patio, hot tub, impressive lemon tree, and serene Creekside backdrop. To top it off, there is a detached studio with hardwood floors, pitched ceiling and built-ins for added flexibility!
Whether moving up or down, we encourage you to explore the lifestyle this home and location present!
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