The Jewel of the Trail
Carmel Valley meets Lafayette Trail. Enchanting 1947 custom-crafted ranch-style home rarely found in the East Bay. Situated on a stunning 2 acre parcel, this solidly built adobe home boasts native California adobe architecture with woodworking details that could only be handcrafted by a master builder. With its a striking curb-appeal, copper roof and heritage oak trees, 655 Glenside Drive radiates pride of ownership. You are greeted by a rustic alternate plank wood front door that opens to stately living room with hand carved wood beams, Spanish paver floors and a handsome stone fireplace. The home exudes warmth and comfort with generous use of shiplap wood ceilings and inlay tile shelved windows.
The inviting country kitchen offers granite countertops, cherry wood cabinetry and a rich wood countertop island. Kitchen appliances include top brands such as a Thermador four burner gas range, stainless steel VentAHood, Miele dishwasher and double door KitchenAid refrigerator.
Prepare special meals and scrumptious deserts in this welcoming gourmet kitchen or enjoy your morning coffee in the cozy breakfast nook looking out to this park-like back yard.
The very private back yard is all fenced in and boasts two mature oaks, large Japanese maples, lemon trees, a rose garden and a variety of native trees. The area outside the fence has mature oaks and other tree species as well. The back area landscaping was completed in 2002 including decomposed granite paths, a fully developed drip irrigation system, and accent lighting.
The side yard garden contains raised planting beds many of which are fully set for drip irrigation and ready to grow flowers and vegetables. Many of the beds already contain roses of various species. The side garden also boasts several fruit trees including apple, persimmon, and orange.
The front yard is framed by mature trees which provide shade as well as comfort. Look for the whimsical frog fountain and girl statue playing in this fairytale-like garden with
meandering flagstone paths and decomposed granite walkways. Other highlights include a professional style synthetic putting green installed in 2017 by Heavenly Greens, landscaped border areas, and accent lighting. The yard is all on water efficient drip irrigation installed in several projects by Gateway Landscaping.
Located in the heart of the Lafayette trail neighborhood and on the fringe of Burton Valley, this 2 acre property fronts the popular Lafayette-Moraga regional walking, biking and jogging trail. The trail offers easy access to local swim clubs, downtown Lafayette, Burton Valley Elementary, and Stanley Middle Schools. Enjoy all that Lamorinda has to offer with its shops & restaurants and natural beauty captured by parks, open space and the Lafayette Reservoir.
Own one of Lafayette most treasured landmark residences in the heart of the trail neighborhood and call 655 Glenside Drive, “Home.”