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The Estate

OWN ALL OR PART of this magnificent Happy Valley compound. This estate is being offered 2 ways: ONE:The ultimate triple play - two homes on three legal parcels being sold together form this spectacular 6.88-acre estate:  a 13,757 square foot Main Residence on 3.6 acres with guest cottage; a 8,064-square foot Guest Home on 2.3 acres with a dramatic pool; and a 0.98 Orchard lot adjoining the other two properties, listed at $25,000,000. Or, TWO: Own the Guest Home and Orchard Lot at 3941 Happy Valley Road as a stand-alone estate, listed separately at $13,500,000.

Even before arriving at the main gate on Happy Valley Road, you realize something extraordinary awaits.  A winding rural road leads you from the charming town of Lafayette through an exclusive neighborhood to this stunning oasis - one of the San Francisco Bay Area's finest and most valuable real estate properties.

Beautifully set on highly desirable leve, lush and private grounds overlooking Happy Valley Creek, this home presents limitless luxury inside and out. 

Originally built by a renowned San Francisco Bay Area property developer and his family, the Main Residence was specifically designed and constructed to showcase an extensive art collection.  Today, the Main Residence remains a work of art itself, thanks to the preservation of original unique features - including curved walls, dramatic balconies, and open walkways - and enhancements made by the current owners. Across the grounds, the Guest Home, built in 2012, offers an array of entertaining and recreational activities, including a large theater, an oversized recreational pool, a full-sized sport court for tennis and basketball, and much more.  The Orchard lot, owned by two generations of master gardeners, offers a serene oasis for family and guests. 

This incredible property sits just minutes from the area's highly acclaimed schools, upscale shops and restaurants, immense arts and entertainment, and diverse recreational activities, with the on-going excitement of San Francisco and Silicon Valley just a short drive away.

Qualified buyers please contact agents for additional photos and property information. 

Main Residence At-a-Glance:

  • Situated on 3.6 beautifully maintained acres
  • Built in 1991 by Remick Associates Architects + Master Builders
  • 13,757 square feet of functional, flowing living space
  • 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, and 3 half bathrooms
  • Coveted kitchen with butler’s pantry, opening to dining room on both sides
  • Expansive living room with dramatic fireplace and built-in media cabinet
  • Additional family/media room, playroom, powder room, and library
  • Large entertainment space with fireplace (former art gallery)
  • Full wet bar and separate wine storage
  • Executive office and smaller office/craft room, both overlooking yard
  • Finest finishes and appointments throughout 
  • Private, secure grounds with gated entrance
  • Attached three-car and one-car garages with storage
  • Large downstairs laundry room with built-in lockers
  • High-efficiency interior and exterior mechanical systems 
  • Detached 640-square-foot guest cottage (1BR/1BA, full kitchen)
  • Outdoor entertainment pavilion with full kitchen, bar, and barbecue island
  • Oversized recreational pool with two spas, shared with guest villa
  • Lush landscaping with large, distinct water features and lavish gardens
  • Overlooking beautiful Happy Valley Creek and hillside
  • Easy access to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment
  • Picturesque hiking, biking, and running trails
  • Top-ranking public and private schools
  • Located in Lafayette, CA (Contra Costa County):
    • 20 miles from San Francisco
    • 50 miles from Silicon Valley
    • 180 miles from Lake Tahoe

Guest Home At-a-Glance:

  • Designed as a stand-alone estate, 3941 Happy Valley Road is sited on 2.3 acres, adjacent to main residence property
  • Built in 2012 by Young and Burton; designed by Joseph Gorney
  • 8,064 square feet of living and recreation space
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom plus the gym can be converted to 3 additional bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Large open kitchen with adjoining great room, separated by distinct ceilings
  • Finest finishes and appointments throughout *
  • Captivating 1,800-gallon saltwater aquarium in great room
  • 15-seat projection theater and stage with wet bar
  • Separate massage room, parlor with hair salon station, and laundry room
  • Fully equipped gym with hardwood flooring (second-level)
    • Gym area is wired and plumbed for 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Dramatic pool with two spas, a grotto, cascading waterfalls, and waterslide
  • Covered poolside lanai and seating area with fireplace and television
  • Media/game room with large glass doors opening to pool and loggia
  • Expansive loggia overlooking sport court and hillside
  • Outdoor patio with full kitchen overlooking pool
  • Fire pit with rock bench seating atop grotto
  • Full-sized sport court for tennis and basketball, with batting cage
  • Mature landscaping, including fruit trees and shrubs
  • Private gated entry with long driveway and extensive parking

Orchard Lot At-a-Glance:

  • Nearly full (0.98) acre situated in front of entertainment villa
  • Shared gated entry and driveway with guest villa
  • Wide asphalt path circling entire orchard
  • Fully connected crushed granite interior walkways
  • Mature landscaping, including desirable trees and shrubs
  • Multiple raised beds for flowers, vegetables, and herbs
  • Climbing wall
  • Greenhouse and garden shed buildings
  • Efficient irrigation system throughout, including well
  • Plumbed for fountains and other water features
  • Bocce ball court and large putting green



Low on density and high on greenery, Lafayette offers rolling hillsides, excellent schools, and an easy commute to Oakland and San Francisco thanks to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in the town center. The Happy Valley area features meandering country roads and showplace estate homes perched on large hillside parcels that offer panoramic views of the valley. Mediterranean, English, and French Country architecture populate the landscaped neighborhoods. Lafayette’s central business district offers quality shopping and dining for locals and visitors alike. Restaurants such as Artisan Bistro, Chevalier, and Metro Lafayette are thriving. For those seeking old-fashioned comfort food, Millie’s Kitchen is a popular breakfast and brunch restaurant with large portions and modest prices. Lafayette Reservoir is open year-round for boating, fishing, picnicking, and hiking. After a long day on the water, locals head to The Roundup Saloon, a throwback to the days of rowdy roadhouses.


Showings by appointment only.

Additional photos and property information are available for qualified buyers and agents. Please contact:


Contact Susan Peterson

Contact Nancy Rothman


Susan O. Peterson

RealtorCompassDRE# 00992024(925) 381-2211 office(925) 381-2211 mobile

Nancy Rothman

RealtorPacific Union International# 01016626925.258.0090 mobile

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