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Architectural masterpiece has Tuscan-style interior

Tuscan flavor abounds at ‘stunning villa’ in Lafayette

By Jordan Guinn It’s easy to understand why someone would suggest you’ll want for nothing at this de­lightful Lafayette masterpiece. After all, the home boasts sprawling dimensions, an exotic material palette and a decadent pool patio. “It’s a beautifully crafted and stunning villa that leaves no amenity to be desired,” said Dana Green of Eacifu: Union Real Estate. who is listing 648 Glenside Drive for $3.375 million. The home basks in sumptu -ous finishes and fine detail. Artisan Ray Aguano crafted the Mediterranean’s wrought­iron finishes, most notably the interior staircase. This elegant staircase curves seductively toward the foyer and basks beside a chandelier. Built-ins are as abundant as they are thoughtful. Consider the 140-bottle wine alcove or the stately china cabinet in the formal dining room as ex­amples. Speakers within the beamed ceiling tailor the for­mal dining room for entertaining, while plaster walls lend charm and warmth. Alderwood fashions solid interior doors as Brazilian hardwood forms the flooring. The kitchen revolves around an 11-foot polished granite island, as well as a central butcher block. Euro­pean hardware finishes solid wood cabinetry as Walker Zanger Italian tile forms the backsplash. A walk-in pantry pairs with a Thermador range, two Rohl farm sinks, Miele dishwashers and a couple of trash compactors for a kitchen that’s luxurious and function­al. Retire to upstairs in the master suite and relish in rich details at every turn. Here, honed Travertine marble and tumbled marble mingles with Rocky Mountain White Bronze fixtures and heated towel racks. The jetted tub stands near a spacious stall shower, and the bathroom suite culminates with an orga­nized walk-in closet featuring Emtek brass hooks. Architect Ken Hertel de­vised a Tuscan-inspired exterior facade that complements the home’s outdoor spaces. The pool patio stands off the great room and includes an outdoor kitchen with a Mug­naini pizza oven and Dacor barbecue. Multiple sitting areas surround the saltwater pool, spa, sport court and verdant lawn. Learn more at Listing agent: Dana Green, Pacific Union Real Estate, (925) 339-1918, dana@danagreen


Address: 648 Glenside Drive, Lafayette.

Price: $3.375 million.

Features: Sited on 0.43 acres, this five-bedroom Mediterra­nean features landscaping by David Thorne. Architects Ken Hertel and Momsen Construc­tion collaborated on the Tuscan­style interior and its many ame­nities. A 140-bottle wine alcove, Brazilian hardwood flooring, Marvin Windows and plaster walls account for merely some of the fine detail inside.

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