Welcome to 1350 Juanita Drive, nestled in the heart of the sought-after Saranap neighborhood of Walnut Creek. Ideally located minutes from the fabulous shopping and restaurants of downtown, yet maintaining a friendly rural character, Saranap is also part of the top-rated Lafayette School district. Truly the best of all worlds!
With curb appeal galore, this home will capture your heart from the minute you first drive up. The cheery orange front door and new distinctive garage door set the tone for the sunlit interior. With 2485 square feet (per appraiser measurement), wonderful open floor plan, and four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, this home has space for all the family. The entry foyer opens to the inviting great room, with dark wood floors and recessed lighting throughout. The living room and dining room areas boast huge picture windows running the length of the space, framing incomparable views of distant hills, including Mt. Diablo. Both dramatic and functional, the bioethanol ventless fireplace provides an exciting focal point. The versatile office/reading area with plantation shutters provides a comfortable space that is connected yet defined. There is a natural flow to the state-of-the-art kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, including the Italian Bertazzoni gas range and vent, Haier refrigerator and dishwasher, built-in Sharp microwave, and wine cooler. The sleek quartz countertops provide ample prep space for the most ardent chef, as well as a convenient breakfast bar. Completing the main level is an inviting bedroom, with mirrored closet door. Adjacent is a stylish guest bathroom, with tiled combination tub/ shower and raised bowl sink.
Downstairs there are three additional bedrooms, including the private master suite accessed through double doors. With French doors to the patio, sweeping views, and recessed lighting, this is a retreat to rival a boutique B&B! The en suite spa bathroom features two sinks, tiled rain shower, jetted tub, mirrored vanity area, and compartmented toilet. Custom outfitting with extensive drawers and shelving completes the large walk-in closet. Two additional sunny bedrooms have mirrored closet doors and lovely views. The stylish hall bathroom has a tiled combination tub/shower. A large versatile open space in this bedroom wing could be used for play, study, or media viewing (currently utilized for drum practice!) Conveniently located adjacent to the bedrooms, the well appointed laundry room has extensive cabinetry.
The .38 acre prime lot offers level lawns in both front and back yards. The front deck evokes peaceful images of sitting on the front porch and chatting with neighbors at the end of the day. In back, there is ample room for a large play structure as well as a trampoline. Further, there is a huge undeveloped lower level site that could be ideal for swimming pool or sport court. Additional features of the home include attached two car garage with interior access to the home and a striking new garage door, central heating and air conditioning, dual pane windows. Here is a prime opportunity to enjoy the “city” life of Walnut Creek, proximity to the soon-to-be-built Saranap Village, fantastic Lafayette schools, coupled with one of the friendliest family neighborhoods!