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Lafayette

648 Glenside Drive

Lafayette, CA

$3,375,000

5 Bed / 4.5 Bath
5716 Sq. Ft +/-
.43 Acres

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Perfectly positioned across from Lafayette’s prized bike trail, this notable residence has been admired by many since its completion in 2004. Prominent local architect, Ken Hertel, alongside Momsen Construction, beautifully crafted this stunning villa that leaves no amenity to be desired. Every element of design was carefully thought out during the creation of this special property. The level of quality is instantly evident and hand-selected materials and distinctive features combine to provide incredible warmth and old-world charm. 

The Tuscan-inspired exterior of this level property includes venues for all ages creating an incredibly private, indoor-outdoor lifestyle. There is an outdoor kitchen featuring a Mugnaini Italian pizza oven, Dacor BBQ and bar seating, saltwater pool (with automatic cover), spa, sport court, lawn, multiple sitting areas, and pristine, professionally-designed landscape.

This coveted pocket of Lafayette is steps from the Lafayette-Moraga trail, with easy access to top-rated schools (including a path to Burton Valley Elementary), town, commute routes, Rancho Swim and Tennis Club, Las Trampas Pool, and the Lafayette Community Center and Park.

 

  • The gracious foyer leads to the dining room which showcases rustic barn wood beams imported from Bologna, built-in with marble countertop, chandelier, and two sets of beautiful French doors to the veranda. Adjacent to the dining room is the charming wine alcove
  • The exceptional kitchen-family great room includes a wood-burning stone fireplace and hearth, intricate coffered ceiling, built-in media center, and wall-to-wall Marvin sliding doors to the backyard. This expansive chef’s kitchen, showcased on the loved Lafayette Juniors’ Annual Kitchen Tour, is the core of the home and provides an inviting atmosphere ideal for daily family living while being completely equipped for grand-scale entertaining
  • The private master retreat is preceded by an executive office with built-in desk and library. The tranquil master bedroom features a Town & Country gas fireplace, pitched and planked ceiling and luxurious en suite full bath and walk-in closet with organizational system
  • Also featured on the lower level is a guest suite with full bath, “pool” bath with door to the exterior, powder room, and soundproof gym which could transform into a music room, play area or art studio – you decide!
  • The home’s second level features a central media room with three connecting secondary bedrooms (one a spacious Junior Suite with en suite full bath) each with walk-in closets and built-in desks

 

Hand-Selected Materials and Custom Finishes:

~ Interior and exterior custom stone work by Napa Valley Cast Stone

~ Brazilian Walnut hardwood floors

~ Marvin clad wood windows

~ Marvin clad exterior doors providing phenomenal year-round indoor/outdoor living

~ Top-grade solid Alder wood 3-panel interior doors

~ Handcrafted wrought-iron finishes, including custom interior staircase by artisan Ray Aguano

~ Handcrafted custom built-ins throughout

~ Plaster walls and custom high-grade paint

~ High ceilings

~ Recessed LED lighting

~ Fully Appointed Chef’s Kitchen:

  • Custom solid wood cabinetry with corresponding European-style hardware
  • Walker Zanger Italian tile backsplash
  • 11’ Polished granite arched island with breakfast bar seating and second central butcher block “working island”
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Top-of-the-Line Appliances
    • (2) SubZero Professional side-by-side refrigerators with custom paneling 
    • Thermador Professional 6-burner gas range with stone-wrapped Vent-A-Hood
    • (2) Professional Miele ovens
    • Miele warming drawer
    • (2) Rohl farm sinks with Grohe Ladylux Café faucets
    • (2) Miele dishwashers
    • (2) Trash compactors

~ Luxurious Master Bathroom:

  • Honed Travertine Marble and Tumbled Marble finishes
  • Rocky Mountain White Bronze fixtures and hardware
  • Expansive stall shower with dual showerheads
  • Jetted soaking tub
  • Heated floors and towel racks
  • Dual sinks
  • Walk-in closet with organizational system including Emtek brass hooks

~ Two laundry rooms (one on each level) with sink and custom storage

~ 140-bottle wine alcove with temperature-controlled refrigerator

~ Surround sound set-up (main living spaces and exterior)

~ 3-Zone HVAC (downstairs, master/gym, upstairs) with Nest thermostats

~ Fire sprinklers

~ Large paver driveway leads to a spacious 3-car garage with massive storage capabilities including mud area lockers and attic space

~ Hand-crafted front yard fence and drought-tolerant front yard landscaping by David Thorne