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3455 Stage Coach Drive is a sumptuous and immaculate 6BD/4.5BA European-inspired contemporary home in Lafayette’s sought-after Baywood gated community, featuring two spacious and completely separate bedroom wings, expansive day and evening common areas, and a sparkling private pool, spa, and outdoor entertaining area. Nestled against the idyllic backdrop of Briones Regional Park, this irresistible property seamlessly fuses unrivaled elegance with practicality, creating an experience and a lifestyle like none other.

This home’s unparallelled depth of character and attention to detail delight and awe at every turn. Spectacularly expanded and remodeled, the house centers around a series of luxurious common areas that ingeniously separate the two spacious bedroom wings, providing the utmost privacy and making this the perfect home for all stages of an extraordinary life. The house’s subtly curved shape deftly provides pool and park views and patio access from many angles, keeping everyone easily connected. Each room offers countless beguiling practical touches, lovingly anticipating your every need and desire.

Every square inch of this 5,122 square-foot home sparkles with its own distinct and special personality, while the whole brims with solidity and grace. The formal dining room and entry are steeped in antique elegance, from their vintage wall sconces to their sophisticated moiré wallpaper. The wide-open chef’s kitchen, breakfast nook and great room enjoy soaring arched and box-beamed ceilings, a state-of-the-art wet bar, elegant European finishes, and direct access to the pool area. The sublime owner’s bedroom features a built-in bay window seat, gas fireplace, spectacular two-room closet suite, and spa-like owner’s bath. The opposite bedroom wing offers two ground-floor guest rooms ideal for offices or home gym. The upper level: kid nirvana, featuring two large bedrooms, open family/media room, two homework centers, craft area, and walk-in storage. The large windows throughout the bedrooms and covered balcony provide peaceful private views of Briones Regional Park.

This home’s level of detail is truly breathtaking. The kitchen features, in addition to numerous professional-grade and Miele appliances, an extraordinary array of customized inset dovetailed soft-close storage for every conceivable need, plus two central vacuum automatic dustpans for easy cleanup. The wet bar’s sink is extra-deep to prevent tall used wine glasses from marring its clean visual lines. The laundry room’s Shaw farmhouse porcelain-enamel sink doubles as a baby’s bath station, complete with convenient spray arm. The dining room’s suede-painted ceiling subtly accentuates the room’s romantic and enticing evening feel. Every closet has customizable built-in storage, while the bathrooms feature ingenious touches such as toothbrush drawers, built in soap dispensers, concealed pull-out laundry bins, and automatic in-wall dustpans.  Dimmer and alcove lighting throughout the house adds subtle shades to every experience. Elegant architectural elements, such as arched doorways and decorative ceilings, are woven throughout the home.

This home’s exquisite outdoor space and extraordinary proximity to nature perfectly match its interior splendor. Tall redwoods frame the beautifully manicured garden, patio, and pool spaces, while the rear of the property abuts and offers private gated access to Briones Regional Park. A host of hiking and biking options are at your fingertips. On this peaceful private road, cars and noise rarely intrude on the day’s birdsong or the evening’s cricket sounds. With its phenomenal indoor spaces, unmatched level of thoughtful detail, pool and idyllic setting, 3455 Stage Coach Drive is a unique opportunity in a much-coveted location. We warmly invite you to come explore this enchanting home.


Highlights at a Glance:

  • 6BD/4.5BA European-inspired contemporary home in Lafayette’s sought-after Baywood gated community
  • 5,122 square-foot home on a beautifully landscaped 20,640 square-foot lot abutting and offering private gated access to Briones Regional Park
  • Spectacularly expanded and remodeled
  • Spacious chef’s kitchen with box-beam ceilings, breakfast bar, granite countertops, Danish spekva walnut-countered chef’s island, lighted display shelving, and two central vacuum automatic dustpans for easy cleanup
  • Kitchen appliances include built-in Thermador refrigerator and freezer, microwave, built-in Miele steam oven, two built-in Miele dishwashers, stainless-steel dual-compartment sink with Rohl fixtures and cutting-board insert, filtered insta-hot and insta-cold water, additional stainless hand sink, Viking warming drawer, two Miele convection ovens, built-in 6-burner DCS gas range and covered griddle, and commercial 1400-cfm hood
  • Kitchen storage includes custom Plato inset maple cabinetry with dimmer alcove lighting, travertine backsplashes, dovetailed soft-close drawers and pull-out cabinet shelving (including storage for baking pans, cutting boards, cleaning supplies, and spices), slide-out waste bins, built-in drawer dividers,and adjacent walk-in pantry and mudroom with garage access
  • Breakfast nook with arched ceiling and bay window with views of mature oaks and rolling hillside
  • Cathedral-ceilinged great room with cast-stone gas fireplace, wet bar, skylights with remote controlled window shades, wainscoting, and Tudor-style wall detailing and millwork
  • Wet bar has filtered water for bar-quality ice maker, extra-deep stainless sink to keep used glasses out of site, alcove lighting, Marvel temperature-controlled wine storage, refrigerator with ice maker, lighted glass-doored display shelves, and locking liquor cabinets
  • Formal dining room has Russian moiré wallpaper, Ralph Lauren suede-painted ceiling, wall sconces, and recessed lighting
  • Ground-floor interior furnished with lush designer wall coverings and millwork by Wayne Palmer Designs
  • Entry features amber glass chandelier and front door with leaded-glass window panes
  • Two spacious and completely separate bedroom wings
  • Owner’s bedroom is an opulent retreat offering a bedroom with soaring ceiling and box-beamed molding, sitting area, gas fireplace, built-in bay window seat, and patio and pool/spa access
  • Rejuvenating owner’s bath has a custom steam shower for two, two-person lighted jetted temperature-controlled bath with windows on three sides, recirculating hot water pump, hammered nickel sinks, Swarovski crystal Rohl fixtures and handles, limestone surfaces, separate water closet, in-wall automatic dustpan, and ample custom cabinets with laundry hamper pullouts
  • Owner’s custom steam shower for two has six shower heads for hydrotherapy, a rain shower, built-in limestone bench seating, and five tiled wall niches
  • Cavernous owner’s closet and dressing room suite includes custom wall-to-wall wraparound cabinetry and shelving, two built-in dressers, pullouts for belts and accessories, concealed laundry sorting hampers, wardrobe rods for packing, a travel packing station, suitcase storage,  multiple full-length mirrors, granite-topped island with built-in dressers, and hall access
  • Laundry room off owner’s hall with Shaw porcelain-enamel sink, honed granite-topped folding counter and customized under-counter sorting bin area with alcove lighting
  • Additional bedroom (perfect for a guest room, nursery, or home office) with garden views in owner’s wing
  • Owner’s wing hall bath features extensive tile work, custom glass shower enclosure, and Italian Porcher sink and counter
  • Additional lower-level full bath with pull-out laundry bins, dual sinks, glass-enclosed level-in tiled shower, and backyard access and cabinetry for pool storage
  • Vaulted-ceilinged upper level common space has gorgeous view of back yard and Briones Regional Park, closet with floor-to-ceiling adjustable shelving, and two additional storage areas
  • Upper-level bedroom with private flagstoned balcony 
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms attached by an enchanting child’s nook/pass-through (currently configured as a home office and a personal gym with custom rubber flooring and extra equipment storage)
  • Cathedral ceilings throughout, including entry and great room
  • Fireplaces, multi-pane wood-framed windows, crown moldings, plantation shutters, bay windows, arched doorways, European wrought-iron fixtures, and ceiling insets throughout
  • Spacious rear patio and pool area with separate play lawn with play set, swing, and trampoline
  • 3-car attached garage with built-in storage, additional refrigerator and reach-in freezer, and internal access, plus additional off-street parking
  • Pool views and patio access from many rooms within the house
  • Hardwood floors throughout lower level and carpet in upper level and living room
  • Wireless built-in Bose speakers in great room, living room, owner’s bedroom, and patio
  • Wifi/cable-ready
  • Built-in customizable closet storage and walk-in closets throughout
  • Controlled lighting and dimmers in every room and bedroom ceiling fans throughout
  • Solar tubes in upper-level common area and owner’s hallway
  • Attic storage
  • New metal roof (2010)
  • New 75-gallon water heater (2017)
  • Tri-zone central heating and air conditioning
  • Two new furnaces
  • Double-pane divided light windows throughout
  • Skylights have electric blinds
  • New wood fencing around property (2017)
  • New pool resurface, tile, pump, and pool sweep (2017)
  • Built in 1988; remodeled/expanded in 2008 and 2010-11




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.


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