120 PROMINTORY LANE
As you enter through the private gates you will discover a magnificent retreat reminiscent of a by-gone era. Situated on over twelve acres in a hidden valley with gently rolling hills and acres of level usable terrain, this residence is private and serene, yet ideally located just minutes from downtown Lafayette and top-rated Lafayette schools. This exquisite estate is the culmination of ten years of meticulous planning, design, and careful attention to every construction detail.
Completed in 2011, the timeless farmhouse is beautifully scaled, authentically detailed, and is a splendid blend of understated elegance and state-of-the-art amenities. A wrap around African mahogany covered porch beckons you to sit, relax, and let the tensions of the day slip away. The interior finishes reflect the owner’s love of fine wood and commitment to old world craftsmanship. Solid mahogany hand crafted doors, interior paneling reflecting the simplicity of the classic Shaker design, white oak quarter sawn hardwood floors discovered at a small specialty mill in South Carolina, and dramatic, traditional Rumford fireplaces add warmth to the grand-scale living areas. The stunning kitchen offers the perfect venue for family gatherings and casual entertaining.
A 3,380 square foot, rarely found basement offers ample room for storage, catering prep or rainy-day play, and houses the control rooms for the high tech home automation and mechanical systems.
Authentic swing out doors are the focal point of the appealing carriage house style garage that also features a beautifully appointed upper level 961 square foot guest quarters. The 3,200 square foot workshop is a marvelous structure that’s use is only limited by the imagination.
Satisfying the California ideal of indoor/outdoor living, the idyllic grounds provide numerous venues for daily relaxing and sophisticated entertaining including an impressive outdoor fireplace, an oversized spa, gazebos, walking paths, raised garden beds and glorious views of the mustard covered hills and Mt. Diablo.
This truly one-of-a-kind property also includes overlapping systems to assure fire protection and ample water supply; EBMUD water service and a 300 foot deep well and three 5,000 gallon water tanks, a fuel cell that converts natural gas into electricity and heat and provides back-up power for some key systems during a power failure. A property of this magnitude is seldom available and irreplaceable at this price.
AT A GLANCE
FARM HOUSE RESIDENCE 6,307 Sq Ft + 3,380 Sq Ft BASEMENT
4 Bedrooms l 4.5 Bathrooms + Office / Billirards Room
MAIN LEVEL 4,430 Sq Ft
· Inviting grand scale living room with Rumford fireplace & reclaimed wood beams
· Family Room with Rumford fireplace & easy access to wrap around covered porch
· Kitchen Great Room with high end appliances, custom cherry cabinetry, honed soap stone counter tops, marble center island & pantry
· Formal Dining Room
· Master Retreat With Luxurious Bathroom, His & Hers Walk In Closets
· Office / Billiards Room with Hearthstone Fireplace
· Oversized Laundry Room/ Mud Room
· Impressive wrap around porch for entertaining or relaxing
· Outdoor Fireplace, Built In BBQ & Oversized Spa
UPPER LEVEL 1,963 Sq Ft
· 2 Bedrooms with adjoining Jack & Jill Bathroom
· 1 Junior Suite with bathroom
· Family / study / game room + second laundry room
BASEMENT 3,380 Sq Ft with Drive-In Access
Consists of retaining walls and a 12” thick matt slab that have been designed to address all the site soils issues and spread the building loads out over a large footprint, reducing the possibility of differential movement.
The largest residential elevator allowed services all levels from basement to upper level and is trimmed in African Mahogany to match the home’s details.
ONE CAR GARAGE With Breeze Way to Main House
THREE CAR GARAGE CARRIAGE HOUSE WITH GUEST QUARTERS 961 Sq Ft
A generous 3 car garage + Upper Level Guest Quarters includes a full bathroom and is plumbed for a kitchen. Perfect for guests, au pair, office or studio.
BARN / THE ULTIMATE WORKSHOP 3,200 Sq Ft
20’ ceilings with electronic crane (which can be inclded in the sale) that runs the width of the building. A half bathroom + dog washing station with raised tub. This is a marvelous structure that’s use is only limited by the imagination.
The theme of the interior woodwork is farmhouse simplicity with roots in the classic Shaker design to achieve an understated elegance.
· Hardwood floors: Quarter sawn White Oak to achieve the striking grain characteristics that are typically not available in structures less than 100 years old.
· Custom handmade doors with an old world master craftsmanship mortise & tenon joinery not seen in over a century.
· Door & Window Trim: Extensive use of solid ¾” & 1” African mahogany hardwood to provide a classic quality.
· Interior Paneling: custom milled from ¾” solid lumber including Poplar, Douglas Fir, Maple & African Mahogany.
HEATING & COOLING
· The main house is heated with radiant floor heat in all the living spaces and is controlled by room for energy efficiency.
· Rumford Fireplaces in the living & family rooms + Hearthstone wood burning fireplace in the Man Cave.
· Air Conditioning in the main house controlled in 3 zones
HOME AUTOMATION FEATURES
The main residence and all of the out buildings have been outfitted with a state of the art home automation system by Control 4: Allows for seamless integration of all audio, video, security cameras and home lighting systems with unlimited expansion potential, allowing for easy customization to the owners’ desires. Touch screens and remote controls provide easy interface throughout the house.
FUEL CELL ENERGY
Clear Edge Power Pure Cell Model 5. This fuel cell converts natural gas into electricity and heat.*
WATER SUPPLY & FIRE PROTECTION
The property has been developed with overlapping systems to assure fire protection and ample water supply. Three 5,000 gallon water storage tanks are used for irrigation.
The property has been developed with an extensive commercial quality storm drain system that rings the developed area with a dozen concrete drain inlet structures and large diameter pipe.
*Plans and detailed system descriptions are available upon request.
Just 24 miles from San Francisco, Lafayette's Mediterranean climate is popular with those seeking sunny weather free from the fog. Low on density, high on greenery, Lafayette offers great weather, excellent schools, and an easy commute to San Francisco thanks to the BART station in the town center that makes it an easy commute to the city.
The Happy Valley neighborhood features rolling hillsides, meandering country roads and showplace estate homes perched on large parcels on hillsides offering panoramic views of the valley. Two minutes out of town on Reliez Valley Road, the living takes on a country feel, with vineyards, cattle ranches, and horse pastures sharing the landscape with gated homes and large estates large estates.
Lafayette is an affluent community, and its central shopping district offers shopping and dining to match. Michelin Star restaurants Postino, Artisan Bistro, and The Duck Club in the Lafayette Park Hotel, the most elegant hotel in Contra Costa County, are thriving. For those seeking organic comfort food Chows is the local stand by and the new burger joint in town is Roam Artisan Burgers.
Nearly in the center of town, Lafayette Reservoir is open year round for boating, fishing, and hiking. After a long day on the water, locals head to the Roundup, an irony-free throwback to rowdy roadhouses.
As you might expect schools here are excellent. The Acalanes School District is consistently rated in at the top of all school districts in California.