License # 00925213
Property Detail
816 Solana Drive
Lafayette, CA 94549
Sold with 5 offers!
The One You Have Been Waiting For!
Offered at $1,725,000

Located in the heart of Lafayette, on a premium .34 acre corner lot, lies this delightfully charming traditional home with a dreamlike white picket fence, expansive front lawn (soccer anyone?) and semicircle driveway. Neighbors wave to each other as they pass by giving you the sense of friendliness and safety of a small-town neighborhood. Extensively remodeled in 2013, this four bedroom and two and a half bath residence has designer finishes, natural earth tone colors and the quality you are looking for. This is a special home that represents the best of our California indoor/outdoor living.

A comfortable covered porch greets you as you approach the front door with two comfortable Adirondack chairs just inviting a neighborly chat or two. Rich dark wide plank flooring leads to a stunning interior with a single story open floor plan that opens to a magnificent view of the pristinely manicured yard and gardens beyond. At the heart of this 2309 sq ft home is a generous eat-in kitchen with soft close cabinetry, marble countertops, beveled backsplash and striking stainless steel appliances. A convenient pantry is close at hand with a grand island and breakfast bar.

Adjacent to the kitchen is an oversized dining room overlooking pastoral gardens. The Great Room features a lime stone fireplace with a custom mantle, built-in cabinets and room for a big screen. Crown molding adds an elegant touch to an already highly desirable home. White solid core doors with oil rubbed bronze hardware create a quality statement. Soft recessed lighting sets the tone for this wonderful family home. French doors open to a well-appointed back yard and BBQ area with terraced garden, fragrant flowers and several fun bird feeders.

Double Dutch doors are just one of the many features in the mud room/ laundry room combination with an adjacent convenient powder room. A fun feature is a custom built-in dog door and dog house that is disguised as part of the laundry room with a hidden dog food and water setting that looks like a drawer from inside the laundry room. Just one of the many exciting features. A two-car garage enters into the home.

In the bedroom wing the bedrooms are light and bright with ample built in closet spaces. One contains a private reading room, another an ideal setup for two and there is a hall bath with marble, dual vanity, shower and bathtub. The appealing master suite located down the long hall boasts a walk-in closet, private master bath and doors leading to the backyard.

The WOW factor continues as the current owners redesigned an outdoor area that many may argue is the highlight of the home. The fun begins outside in a wonderland for the family and guests complete with one of the best play houses and loft you have seen, a large climbing structure with swings and slide, a vegetable garden and an oversized sand lot with paths to ride tricycles and trees to climb. This is topped off with a chicken coup for the pet hens. There are two lawns, a spacious BBQ area, and an array of fruit trees and gardens. Lemons, limes, oranges, apples, watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, herbs and a mature hydrangea garden. Need I say more?

This special home on a special lot offers an opportunity for a lifestyle we all can appreciate. Great updated living spaces and outdoor areas we can only dream about. Filled with love and warm memories of the current owners, it is situated just a short distance to Lafayette's top award winning schools, hiking and bike trails, downtown Lafayette and BART. It's the one you have been admiring and passing by for years. Now you get to call it your very own.

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