There are buyers who want traditional comfort, and buyers who want a modern, open flowing design. And, there are buyers who want a little bit of both. This refined single-story residence in Lafayette blends the best of both worlds with 2,714 square feet, classic architectural details and wide open spaces designed for the way modern families want to live. The great room stuns with gorgeous views from large picture windows. The beautifully updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances and unique touches, such as “leather” finished quartz counters.

“The house works as a five-bedroom or four-bedroom plus family room, since there are four bedrooms on one level with an au pair or in-law suite with a separate entrance down below,” according to listing agent Kelly Crawford of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orinda.

The outdoors flow seamlessly into the living space – with the outdoor setting just as magical as the interiors, thanks to a new pool and spa, generous patios and gardens that balance privacy with a resort-like quality. The future owner may also appreciate the value of having a flat, undeveloped portion of the lot, which could be ideal for the construction of a future guest house, sport court, orchard or more. The views, combined with privacy, make this home a rare find. 1493 Rancho View is offered for $2,350,000.