Happy Valley Glen Estate
3695 Nordstrom Lane
Price Not Disclosed
4+ Bed / 4.5 Bath
4963 Sq. Ft +/-
Impressive Happy Valley Glen Estate
Tucked perfectly in the heart of Happy Valley, in one of Lafayette’s most coveted neighborhoods, this sophisticated 1930’s estate was designed by American architect, Frederick Confer. The 1930’s charm, combined with recent renovations, sets the tone for this stylish retreat. The rare, pancake-flat 1 acre exterior provides year-round recreation, entertainment and play with fabulous outdoor spaces and amenities.
The home’s classic foyer welcomes you with grace and beautiful natural light. The adjacent formal living and dining rooms include French bay windows to enjoy beautiful garden views, high ceilings, intricate moldings, and provides the ability to entertain on a grand or intimate level. The spacious kitchen/family great room provides wonderful space for daily living. The stunning chef’s kitchen is anchored by 2 decorative pillars and features detailed maple cabinetry, rich granite counters, high-end stainless steel appliances (Thermador professional gas stove, dual Bosch dishwashers and wine fridge), breakfast bar, casual dining nook, built-in China cabinet with buffet, and a built-in desk. The family room features an L-shaped fireplace and built-in media center. The nearby butler’s wing provides enormous convenience with 2 storage closets, laundry center (with built-in cabinetry), and a full bath. The master retreat is located on the main level and is accessed through a double door entry that leads to a private home office with built-in bookcase and French doors to the exterior. The hotel-like sleeping quarters feature a drop down screen television and an abundance of storage and closet space including a built-in dressing vanity and walk-in closet. In addition, the room’s French doors provide garden access to a private stone patio with hot tub creating the perfect space for tranquility and relaxation. The luxurious master bath is complete with dual sinks, a stall shower and soaking tub. The staircase with custom ironwork will lead you to the upstairs landing and two oversized secondary bedrooms that share the Jack and Jill bath. Each bedroom has private access to the wrap-around balcony and is well-equipped with walk-in closets and homework rooms that can double as additional storage space, exercise areas, media rooms, play rooms, or reconfigured to add additional bedroom space. Other highlights include hardwood floors, newer carpet (July 2014), interior/exterior sound system, a +/- 400 sq. ft. basement with workshop, an attached 3-car garage, along with an oversized driveway for overflow parking.
The country club inspired exterior was extensively remodeled in 2011 and leaves nothing to be desired! Features include a +/- 500 bottle detached wine cellar, tennis court, pool, 2 hot tubs, terracotta tile walkways, stone patios, fountain, level lawn, fire pit with glass burning rocks, beautiful gardens, and newer fencing. The +/- 620 sq. ft. guest house includes a bedroom nook, living area with built-in media center, full bathroom, and attached space with separate entrance that can be used as an office, gym, art studio, or music room – you decide!
The ability to retreat to privacy while remaining part of a true community is rare! Conveniently located just 25 minutes east of San Francisco with easy access to Hwy. 24, BART, Oakwood Athletic Club, the Lafayette Reservoir, town and trails. In addition, this estate is situated with close proximity to top-rated Lafayette and Acalanes Unified School District schools (Happy Valley Elementary, Stanley Middle School and Acalanes High School – check availability) along with many private school options.
We encourage you to explore the private lifestyle this property presents.
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