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Address: 4034 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette.
Asking price: $3.75 million.
Description: Set on 1.3 bucolic acres, this four-bedroom in Happy Valley offers unobstructed views, multiple patios and rich timber finishes. Glazed cabinetry, granite counters, skylights and a walk-in pantry highlight a kitchen standing beside a family room with automated shades, a beamed ceiling and a built-in media center. The listing includes a detached, two-bedroom cottage with a fireplace and French doors opening to a covered patio. The owner’s suite includes a walk-in closet, access to a covered deck and a spa bathroom with a curbless shower. Learn more at www.4034happyvalleyroad.com.
Don’t miss: The grounds. Arranged by Henry Matsutani Sr., the head designer of the restored Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, the verdant grounds feature wisteria vines, redwoods, cedars and spruce trees, as well as dry stream beds and a dry stone waterfall.
Square feet: 3,762
For more information: Dana Green, Pacific Union Real Estate, (925) 339-1918, email@example.com.
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