2474 Harvard Circle

Built in 1990, this spacious 2881 square foot executive home occupies a private .21 acre knoll on a coveted street. Harvard Circle is an exclusive cul-de-sac of newer homes with excellent proximity to commute connections (freeway and BART), fabulous downtown restaurants, and shopping. The home at 2474 Harvard Circle combines the convenience of a family floor plan with the drama of vaulted ceilings and pastoral views. The ease of access to the lovely back yard allows for maximum enjoyment of the California life style. Children attend highly rated Walnut Creek school district and Acalanes Union High School district. Put a gate in the back fence and stroll down School Lane to Buena Vista Elementary!

Brick accents define the curb appeal of this lovely home. A level walkway leads to the entry, which opens to the architecturally significant living room, awash with light from transom windows. Featuring hardwood floors, elegant fireplace, and high ceilings, this room is ideal for large gatherings. A few steps lead to the formal dining room, also with two-story ceiling and hardwood flooring, as well as a dramatic Palladian window. Glass-paned French doors lead to the kitchen.

The spacious kitchen, with recessed lighting, lighted glass-front cabinets and large pantry, is truly the heart of the home. The enormous side-by-side Subzero refrigerator and freezer are perfect for keeping the family well-stocked. Appliances also include stainless steel DCS double ovens, Thermador gas cooktop, and stainless steel Fisher/Paykel dishwasher drawers. The sunny breakfast area accommodates a large table and offers a pastoral view. Open to the kitchen, the family room features a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves, recessed lighting, and a sliding door to the patio. Completing the main level is a convenient bedroom (currently used as office) adjacent to a full bathroom.

Upstairs, there are three additional inviting bedrooms. The master suite is a lovely romantic retreat, with a large sitting room (could serve as nursery) and two-way stone fireplace serving both bedroom and sitting room. The en suite bathroom has his and hers sinks, a jetted bathtub, and separate shower. The two spacious children’s bedrooms on this level are bright and cheerful. The compartmented hall bathroom has dual sinks and a combination tub/shower. Completing the upstairs level is the conveniently located laundry room, with ample storage space.

The beautiful stone patio is reminiscent of an Italian terrazzo, with leafy trees providing shade for al fresco dining. The level lawn invites children’s play, while the lower level yard could be developed for further gardening or play, as desired.

Additional features of the home include attached three car garage with interior access and remote door openers, tile roof, two zone central heating and air conditioning, dual pane windows throughout. 2474 Harvard Circle is a rare find – in the heart of Walnut Creek, with access to all the town’s amenities, yet maintaining a rural country feeling. This home, with fabulous indoor-outdoor spaces and architectural interest, will capture your family’s imagination and provide the perfect setting for creating years of happy memories.

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