1217 Juanita Drive
Lafayette, CA 94595
$1,399,000 | Sold $1,425,000
1217 Juanita Drive, Lafayette, CA 94595
14,365 SF Lot
About 1217 Juanita Drive
The Best of Lafayette Saranap
Welcome to 1217 Juanita Drive, an unbelievably special and unique home nestled in the heart of Unincorporated Contra Costa's most sought after neighborhood. You can't get any better than Saranap for both Lafayette and Walnut Creek living! Ideal access in truly all directions via both freeways and backroads, highly acclaimed Lafayette Schools, and virtually flat neighborhood makes for easy ambling to downtown Walnut Creek just a mile away.
This gorgeous 4 bedroom 2 bath home features 1615 sf, an 0.33 acre lot, and seclusion & privacy rarely found anywhere else in the area. A spectacular Chinese Elm tree in front, huge spans of clerstory windows filling the home with dappled green light, and original built in features like cove & soffit lighting and hidden bookshelves will all make your heart soar at the never-to-be matched unique beauty. Spans of Low-E safety glass dual pane windows, gorgeously remodeled kitchen, complete interior & exterior paint, 2016 sewer lateral replacement, and wraparound outdoor living spaces are just a few of the great features this home offers. Ideally suited to homeowners who are looking for an entertainer's paradise, fantastic schools, an ideal commute location, or a rare architectural treasure.
You will love this enormous park-like front yard bordered by graceful mature trees and shrubs creating a natural private amphitheater, while patios and decks wrapping around the entire home offer multiple opportunities to live a dreamy Indoor-Outdoor California lifestyle. This peacefully private paradise offers a retreat-like welcoming charm that will ﬁt all your needs whether it be gardening, relaxing or playing with family.
Inside, the home features beautiful expanses of large windows that immediately define the space as extraordinarily and rare. The fabulously updated kitchen enjoys Japanese porcelain tile backsplash, Quartz counters, a gas range, and upgraded stainless steel appliances. Both bathrooms have carefully chosen updates and details, while four bedrooms plus a bonus playroom all combine to make the space functional and fun in the meantime with endless possibilities for the future. Every room in the home wows with tons of natural light and original accents. The convenient inside laundry makes wash day a snap, and the rear brick patio and enclosed yard just begs for a big barbecue on a warm summer day.
The excellent location at 1217 Juanita just over a mile to downtown Walnut Creek hotspots like Va de Vi, Teleferic Barcelona, Flemmings, Tiffany's, and Broadway Plaza . Want to go to San Francisco? This home is only 2 miles to B.A.R.T and less than a mile to freeway access for the whole Bay Area, while the highly acclaimed Lafayette lower education schools assigned to this address are all just 4 miles away (Burton Valley Elementary, Stanley Middle) while Acalanes High is just 1.5 miles away -- although Acalanes Union High School District is a "Choice" district, so your student also has the fabulous options of Miramonte, Campolindo, or Las Lomas.
This Mid Century Modern masterpiece was designed in 1948 by renowned architect Francis Joseph McCarthy for the Graves family, and original plans and photos are housed in the Berkeley Environmental Design Library as one of the earliest residential examples in the Bay Area of the California Modern/International style. Multiple older residents of the area remember this home being featured in Sunset Magazine circa 1950 with a large planting bed shaped like the State of California in the front yard!
Features & Updates
- 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1615 sf home, 14,365 sf lot
- Spectacular Mid Century Modern design by famed Architect Francis Joseph McCarthy
- Lovely original features including cove & soffit lighting and built-ins
- Rare secluded location set back from the street
- Detached garage, shed storage, and endless possibilities
- Excellent reports and 2016 Sewer Lateral
- Recently replaced Clerstory Low-E safety glass dual pane windows
- Absolutely filled with beautiful natural light
- Park-like large, front yard surrounded by mature trees and shrubs
- Excellent reports and complete disclosure package
- Just over a mile downtown Walnut Creek and easy access to all freeways and backroads
- Wonderful neighborhood and fantastic location
- Highly acclaimed Burton Valley Elementary, Stanley Middle, and Acalanes High School District are assigned to this home (buyer to verify schools and availability)
Take a Tour of 1217 Juanita Drive
The excellent location at 1217 Juanita just over a mile to downtown Walnut Creek hotspots like Va de Vi, Teleferic Barcelona, Flemmings, Tiffany’s, and Broadway Plaza. Want to go to San Francisco? This home is only 2 miles to B.A.R.T and less than a mile to freeway access for the whole Bay Area, while the highly acclaimed Lafayette lower education schools assigned to this address are all just 4 miles away (Burton Valley Elementary, Stanley Middle) while Acalanes High is just 1.5 miles away — although Acalanes Union High School District is a “Choice” district, so your student also has the fabulous options of Miramonte, Campolindo, or Las Lomas.