Beautifully situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, 21 Ruth Court occupies a private .66 acre in a prime close-in location. Minutes from downtown Lafayette, with its charming shops and restaurants, as well as the dazzling array of stores in Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza, Ruth Court is convenient to all amenities while retaining the illusion of a peaceful weekend retreat. Children attend top-rated Lafayette schools, including Burton Valley Elementary (check grade level availability) and Acalanes High, in the number-one ranked district in California. Within walking distance, the popular Sun Valley Swim Club is a gathering place for neighborhood families. The 2122 square foot home (per appraiser measurement) offers a coveted open floor plan, ideal for taking best advantage of the unparalleled views.
A meandering path surrounded by lush landscaping leads to the secluded front courtyard patio. The entry, with marble flooring and recessed lighting, opens to the spacious living room. Andersen wood windows frame spectacular views of the distant hills. The room is anchored by a distinctive stone fireplace with wood mantel, and has recessed lighting. The adjacent dining area also enjoys the views, and has a convenient Andersen sliding door to the deck, perfect for al fresco dining. Open to the great room, the tastefully updated kitchen is ideal for the cook who also likes to be part of the social gathering. Stainless steel appliances include Jennair refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Vinotemp wine refrigerator, and Royal Range commercial stainless steel gas range, boasting 4 burners as well as a griddle. With tile floor and granite counters, the kitchen is visually appealing as well as a joy for the gourmet chef. A convenient Andersen glass door leads from the pantry area to the deck, connecting to the garage.
There are two bedrooms on the main level, including the spacious master. With its fabulous views, this room will entice the occupants to spend the entire day in bed! For functionality, there is recessed lighting as well as two closets with cedar flooring. The en suite bathroom features dual vanity sinks, granite counters, a jetted tub, and separated tiled shower with frameless glass surround. The second bedroom is light and airy, and overlooks the front garden. The charming updated hall bathroom has a Kohler pedestal sink, tiled shower, and wainscoting.
A sky-lit staircase leads to the lower level. The large family room boasts a vaulted ceiling with recessed lighting, sliding door to the yard, and wood flooring. This versatile room has space for a myriad of activities, whether home office, media room, play room, or au pair. The third bedroom has a high ceiling and recessed lighting and its own delightful en suite bathroom with tiled floor and shower.
The gorgeous outdoor area includes an expansive level lawn for play, easily accessed from the family room, a spacious deck off the kitchen and dining room featuring an attractive built-in barbecue with granite counter, and professional landscaping both front and rear. Beyond the developed yard, use your imagination…vineyard? terraced play areas? pool? Or just enjoy the serenity and privacy of your very own open space.
Additional features of the property include a two car garage with built-in storage cabinetry and LG Tromm washer and dryer, two zone central heating and air conditioning, security alarm system. This is truly a “move-right-in” property, with an extraordinary location, amazing views, and impeccably finished home.