The Marquis complex of twenty-three luxury townhomes was built in 2013 by well respected builder Taylor Morrison, whose stellar reputation was forged in building custom quality crafted homes. The homes are designed around a central green belt “village square” recreational area, readily accessible to all residents. 3 Shreve Lane, at 2031 square feet, is one of the largest residences. Its functional floor plan of 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths adapts well to families, home office, or multigenerational living. Low monthly dues of $265. include exterior and common area maintenance.
The street level has a roomy bedroom and full bathroom, ideal for guests or au pair. (Note the large closet/ bonus storage space accessed through the bathroom). The main level boasts an open floor plan with an inviting great room that opens to the spacious dining area (please exclude fixture) and state-of-the-art kitchen. The kitchen is a gourmet’s delight with granite counters, sparkling white cabinetry, a double stainless steel sink, and stainless steel appliances including a five burner gas range and refrigerator. Owners customized with added pendant lighting, built-ins for trash and recycle, pullout shelving in lower pantry. An attractive balcony is accessed from the dining area. A powder room and sunny laundry room, with built-in wash basin and cabinetry, complete this level.
Tall windows bathe the stair landing in sun light en route to the bedroom wing on the upper level. The spacious master bedroom suite has 3 closets (one added by owner)–all outfitted with custom closet organizers. The beautiful master bathroom has an oversize stall shower, plus dual vanities. The two additional well appointed bedrooms also have closet organizers and share the hall bathroom, with its combination tub/shower. Owners have created a built-in office/work area in the central hallway, complete with file cabinets and under cabinet lighting. Additional features are dual pane windows, three zones of central heat and air conditioning for energy efficiency, interior fire sprinklers, and a fire resistant composition roof.
Original owners have installed a security alarm and custom window treatments throughout. Owners also epoxied the floor of the immaculate two car garage, which has convenient interior access and sectional door with remote openers. Residents of this prestigious new complex enjoy the central commons, with its expansive grassy area and picnic tables for informal gatherings or social get-togethers for the home owners (wine and cheese evenings have been very popular). The high ratio of owner occupants (82%) at the Marquis helps insure future upkeep and home owner involvement.
One of the most appealing features for residents of Shreve Lane has been the great central location with its easy freeway and BART access and walk ability to the popular Trail, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center with its wonderful array of programs for all age levels, shopping, Starbucks, and restaurants. Children attend top-rated schools– Burton Valley Elementary (subject to grade level availability), Stanley Intermediate, and Acalanes High. (The Acalanes High school district has been ranked number one in the state of California). In all, 3 Shreve Lane presents a fortunate buyer the unique opportunity to enjoy a maintenance free, beautifully upgraded spacious new home, combining functionality and aesthetic appeal, in desirable downtown Lafayette.