Happy Valley Estate
4045 Happy Valley Road
5 Bed / 7 Bath
6041 Sq. Ft +/-
East Coast meets West Coast in this alluring Happy Valley estate. Impressive living spaces including a dream kitchen, executive office, second family room, game room, and pool house, as well as incredible finishes, combine to create this rebuilt retreat tucked along one of Lafayette’s most desirable streets! Located just 25 minutes East of San Francisco, Lafayette is known for award-winning schools, Michelin-rated restaurants, outdoor amenities, and old-fashioned charm.
This custom 5 bedroom/6 full bathroom (+ 2 ½ baths), 6041± sq. ft. Happy Valley estate is beautifully positioned behind gates on a rare, 1.58± acre level, street to creek parcel. Exterior features include incredible privacy, garage parking for 10+ cars and stately grounds with multiple entertaining and dining venues including pool, outdoor fireplace, expansive level lawns, vegetable garden, and fresh landscape.
~ Rebuilt in 2008, this custom estate is perfectly positioned behind private gates at the end of a dramatic, tree-lined driveway along one of the East Bay’s most prestigious streets
~ The light-filled formal entry and grand living room combine to set the tone of notable design and quality with custom Mahogany pillars, a stone and Mahogany wrapped wood-burning fireplace, incredible millwork, and a soaring ceiling
~ Elegant formal dining room with coffered ceiling and beautiful exterior views of the surrounding trees
~ Kitchen/family great room with spectacular views showcasing the dramatic rear elevation along with multiple sets of Marvin French doors leading to the upper China Green slate patio overlooking the estate’s grounds
~ State-of-the-art custom kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances (Wolf six-burner gas range with grill, industrial-sized double-door refrigerators, Marvel wine fridge, warming drawer, Dacor microwave and double ovens, three dishwashers, ice maker), massive island with breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, and adjacent sun-lit casual dining space with built-in bench seating
~ 415-Bottle custom wine cellar with wood organizers (wired for temperature controller)
~ 2nd Family/bonus room with stunning Mahogany paneling and woodwork, built-in media center, sophisticated seated bar with ice maker and refrigerator, and French doors to the rear patio
~ Flexible game room which can be used as a second home office, home theatre, play room, or fitness studio - you decide!
~ Executive office overlooking the front entry with rich Mahogany paneling, built-in bookcases and Lennox gas fireplace
~ The luxurious master retreat is surrounded by French doors and windows and includes an inviting sitting area with a stone, wood-burning fireplace along with a well-appointed en suite bath with Esmeralda granite finishes, oversized stall shower, jetted soaking tub, and lavish walk-in closet with custom wardrobe organizers
~ Generously-sized secondary bedrooms consist of 3 junior suites along with a 4th secondary bedroom with adjacent hall bath
~ Additional impressive interior finishes include 9’ Antigua Mahogany doors (including front door and rear Dutch door), custom Marley cabinetry throughout, stunning use of Marvin double French doors and windows, custom Hunter Douglas Silhouette window coverings, electric Velux dormers and skylights with shades, rich hardwood flooring throughout, smooth walls, high ceilings, custom millwork, and designer fixtures
~ High-end construction elements include 86 foundation piers, 17 radiant heat zones (including five bedrooms with separate zoned bathrooms), two forced air furnaces, three AC units, two tankless Nortiz water heaters, Vantage home automation system, Sonos sound system with built-in speakers, wired alarm system and motion detectors, steel-framed kitchen and master bedroom, copper plumbing, and a cast iron waste line
~ The awe-inspiring, level 1.58-acre parcel exemplifies resort-style outdoor living and entertaining with sprawling grounds, China Green slate staircase and decking, black slate patio, Connecticut Bluestone planters, cobblestone outdoor fireplace, pool with external cover, raised vegetable gardens, and gated potting shed mirroring the home’s exterior design. In addition, a landscape well provides irrigation
~ The exquisite grounds are adorned with fresh landscape, expansive level lawns and mature trees creating an idyllic backdrop and welcomed privacy
~ Attached pool house with double French doors leading to the rear patio, kitchenette with ice maker and mini fridge along with a convenient full bath
~ Garage parking for 10+ cars is provided by an attached four-car garage along with two additional detached structures (all with Marvin windows and doors along with custom garage doors) each able to accommodate three cars (consider the ability to convert these structures into guest accommodations or bonus living spaces)
~ Happy Valley is a highly desired Lafayette neighborhood, offering some of the most prestigious addresses in town, if not the entire East Bay. And though it is the locale of choice for several titans of varied Bay Area industries, their decisions to live in Happy Valley are often made based on the neighborhood’s understated elegance and it’s ‘under-the-radar’ nature. In addition, Happy Valley is centrally located to – everything! Each end of the main thoroughfare connects you quickly and easily to the freeway. In Happy Valley, you are close to BART, the beloved Lafayette Reservoir, hiking and biking trails, the luxurious Oakwood Athletic Club, and downtown retail
~ The ability to retreat to privacy while remaining part of a true community is rare! We encourage you to explore the lifestyle this one-of-a-kind property and prestigious neighborhood present.