Walk to town! This delightful wooded cul-de-sac is Lafayette’s best-kept secret! Rarely does a home come available on Cerritos Court…close to all that downtown offers, including charming restaurants, shops, and BART, yet tranquil and private. The 2609 square foot residence, built in 1973, has been meticulously maintained and updated by the long-time owner and occupies a prime .34 acre site.
The broad entry steps wind through greenery to reach the front door, which opens to the foyer. Immediately you are greeted by panoramic views of the distant hills. The open floor plan merges the gracious living room, anchored by a gas fireplace with granite surround, to the adjacent dining area. The space is unified by the vaulted beamed ceiling, wall of windows, and multiple Andersen French doors opening to the terrace.
Designed for the serious chef, the updated kitchen boasts top stainless steel appliances, including Viking Professional six burner gas cooktop, Miele dishwasher, Kitchenaid French door refrigerator, and Dacor oven. Wood flooring, quartz counters, a greenhouse window, and a walk-in pantry contribute to the inviting space. The sunny eating area is perfect for family meals. A convenient laundry closet houses washer, dryer, and built-in storage.
The master bedroom is well-located on the main floor. This private suite features a large sitting area, which was formerly a separate bedroom, and could be converted back. There are two sets of Andersen French doors opening to the veranda, taking advantage of the pastoral views. The master bathroom has a tiled shower, and there is a large walk-in closet. An additional sunny bedroom and a tiled hall bathroom with double sinks and jetted tub complete this wing.
Downstairs, the versatile family room has a wet bar, recessed lighting, and Andersen glass door leading to the private deck and gardens. There are two more bedrooms with recessed lighting and large windows overlooking the garden. The full bathroom on this level has a stall shower.
Additional features include attached two-car garage with interior access, dual pane Andersen wood windows and doors, security alarm system, central heating and air conditioning, professionally landscaped gardens with year-round blooms and automatic irrigation. Children walk to Lafayette Elementary and Stanley Intermediate and attend Acalanes High School – all within the highly rated Lafayette school district. This stellar property is both ready-to-move-in and low maintenance combined with the best location in town. A rare opportunity indeed!