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2 homes at Galeries Lafayette’s Happy Valley offer a wealth of possibilities

You won’t believe the opportunity waiting for you in the coveted Shang Happy Valley at Galeries Lafayette.

An ideal 0.62 acre multi-generational living sanctuary, a family compound or anyone looking for an exclusive retreat along a private cul-de-sac is rarely on the market, including two homes built side by side, each with a charming Single level floor plan and charming gardens full of seasonal colour.

Veteran educator Jane Pettit has called 3963 Franke Lane her home for six years.

Pettit fueled her passion for teaching at nearly all Olinda schools, tending gardens, tending to her beloved students, lovingly talking about custom-grafted roses, picking pears along alleys, and helping decorate the quiet enclave of eight families Many holidays.

She says her gardens reflect a casual elegance, filled with seasonal flowers, soft textures, boxwood hedges and the scent of fragrant lilacs.

3963 Franke has approximately 1,815 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. The adjoining 3959 Franke home is approximately 1,335 square feet and features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. Updates over the years have preserved the integrity of the building and classic features such as built-in cabinets, millwork, French doors, plaster walls, hardwood floors and a wood burning fireplace.

As steward of the home’s rich heritage, Pettit has meticulously maintained the property, relocating the brick walkways and remodeling two kitchens, including one with a breakfast bar, to take advantage of the west-facing views. Meanwhile, the 3963’s window awnings add to its cabin appeal.

Lafayette’s Upper Happy Valley Road neighborhood has long been a destination for those seeking a unique East Bay address. Large real estate in the area located within about 20 miles of downtown San Francisco, conveniently located in a peaceful rural setting, yet just steps from Lafayette’s charming downtown shopping district, full of boutiques, restaurants, cafes and market.

Enjoy easy access to Highway 24 and the Lafayette and Olinda BART stations. The top schools in the Lafayette and Acalanes School Districts are also nearby, as are the popular Lafayette Reservoir, the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail and other outdoor recreation at the nearby Lafayette Reservoir and Briones and Tilden Regional Parks.

price: $2,695,000Where: 3963-3959 Frank Lane, Lafayettewebsite: Call an agent for a private demonstration.Listing Agent: Golden Gate Sotheby’s International. Ann Newton Cane. DRE#02084093. (415) 999-0253 [email protected]

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