This .47 acre property presents a rare opportunity to own a slice of paradise, a spacious 2935 square foot “tree house” home with large level yard tucked away by a creek bed and surrounded by majestic towering oaks. Enjoy a magical wilderness retreat coupled with resort living just steps away…the lovely private Woodland Hills swimming pool and tennis court, available to only a few select families. As one approaches the home, the flower-lined garden path beckons entry through the vintage double doors with transom window. Inside, the foyer offers views, high ceiling, and beautifully preserved hardwood floor. The grand living room, also with vaulted ceiling and hardwood floor, is awash with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the yard and the magnificently sculpted ancient oaks. Built-in bookcases with under-cabinet lighting and a slate fireplace with gas starter contribute to the warmth of this dramatic room. The adjacent formal dining room shares the high ceiling and views, with the surprise addition of a vintage tiled floor, reminiscent of those created by Portuguese artisans. The heart of the home is the spacious kitchen/family room, with tile floor, high ceiling, skylight, and Heath-inspired tile counters. Ample cabinetry includes pantry with pull-out shelving, built-in desk, prep area with second sink and recessed lighting, and large center island. The open design encourages flow into the inviting eating area and family room, with sliding door to the front patio for ease of al fresco dining and entertaining.
The bedroom wing is accessed via a hallway with unusually high ceiling and skylight. The first two inviting bedrooms both have vaulted ceilings, large windows, and hardwood floors. The third bedroom could be arranged as a combination bedroom/sitting room or play room, also with lofty ceiling and lovely views. The master bedroom features new double-paned windows to frame the views of the towering oak trees, high ceiling with skylight, sliding door to deck, and two closets. The master bathroom shower is situated to take advantage of the pastoral view. There are two attractive tiled hall bathrooms – one has a toilet and sink, the other has a sink and tiled combination tub/shower. Both are light and airy, with vaulted ceilings.
A broad hardwood staircase, dramatically positioned to face a two story window, leads to the lower level of the home. The large versatile downstairs family room features two French doors with true divided lights leading to the back yard, fireplace with gas starter, and a built-in alcove bed sure to delight children and adults alike. A small office overlooking a garden path provides a cozy retreat. There is a full bathroom downstairs, with pedestal sink and tiled shower. The utility room with refrigerator and sink has the potential to be converted to a full kitchen, should the downstairs be utilized as an in-law apartment. Adjacent laundry area has washer and dryer and a door to the yard. A large area under the house has sub-floor and cabinetry, for extra storage.
The amazing .47 acre site is the empty palette of which dreams are made! With a large private level yard, pathway to the creek with a shady clearing for meditation, and room to explore, this outdoor Eden will adapt to the needs of the new owner. Walk down the pathway to the lovely Woodland Hills swimming pool and tennis court. Exclusively available to a limited number of members, these amenities provide a country club atmosphere right in the neighborhood. Despite the serene setting, 14 White Oak is just minutes from freeway access, downtown shopping, and BART. Children attend sought-after Lafayette schools, including Happy Valley Elementary, Stanley Intermediate, and Acalanes High School, in the top-rated high school district in the state. This is an extraordinary opportunity to own an estate property in one of the most desirable areas of exclusive Lafayette. Enjoy this marvelous home as is, or create the dream house that will delight your family for years to come.