1258 Panorama Drive (Recently Sold)

Beautifully situated on one of Lafayette’s most coveted streets, 1258 Panorama Drive is an ideal family home in the heart of Happy Valley. With four bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, and a gracious flowing floor plan, the home is well suited to both entertaining and daily living. Originally built in 1953, this 1864 square foot residence (per appraiser measure) has been tastefully expanded and updated throughout. The exceptional .42 acre site features a professionally landscaped fenced yard, with private patio and expansive level lawn. The amazing location is just a short walk to Happy Valley Elementary School, in the sought-after Lafayette school district. Children also attend Stanley Intermediate School and Acalanes High School, in the Acalanes High School district, the top-rated district in the state of California. Panorama Drive is a tree-lined cul-de-sac ending in inviting walking trails.

This charming one-level home exudes curb appeal. The covered front porch overlooking the front lawn is a peaceful spot to relax. The tiled entry foyer leads to the living room, with vaulted beamed ceiling, raised hearth brick fireplace, and large windows overlooking both front and rear yards. There is a sliding door for easy patio access. The spacious kitchen is the heart of the home, with granite counters, and a center island/breakfast bar. The delightful brick hearth exemplifies the warmth of the home. The large eating area could also be used as a play area or sitting room, with access to the back yard.

The main bedroom wing has three inviting bedrooms, including the master suite. The secondary bedrooms are both light and sunny, with well-appointed closets. The luxurious master suite features a gorgeous updated sky-lit bathroom with granite counters, dual sinks, jetted tub with shower. There is a large walk-in closet and a sliding door to the patio. The hall bathroom has been elegantly updated with custom tile work and a Kohler jetted tub with shower. The fourth bedroom is on the opposite side of the house for privacy, and offers views of the yard. This wing also has a convenient half bath with granite counter.

The .42 acre site includes a fully fenced rear yard, easily accessible from all the main rooms of the house. The private patio is ideal for al fresco dining, and the lawn invites play time. There is an attached two-car garage, with remote control door, and interior access to the kitchen. Additional features include forced air heating and air conditioning, dual pane windows throughout, fully irrigated front and rear landscaping.

This meticulously updated idyllic retreat is a genuine find in the heart of Lafayette, and represents a lucky family’s perfect introduction to the California lifestyle.

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