Sponsored: One of a Kind: Lucas Ranch provides a rare opportunity to own acreage in Lafayette and build the home of your dreams

Sponsored: One of a Kind: Lucas Ranch provides a rare opportunity to own acreage in Lafayette and build the home of your dreams

An opportunity to own rarely available acreage in Lafayette’s Burton Valley is also your chance to make a dream come true.

Eight pristine home sites that range from about 2 to 6 acres sprawl over the 87-acre Lucas Ranch development at the end of Lucas Drive. Each parcel tucked among the rolling hills dotted with heritage oaks features amazing views, including three parcels that have panoramic views.

The Lafayette city-approved custom home site plans range from 7,500 to 9,000 square feet and each is adjacent to undisturbed stretches of picturesque ridgelines and a peaceful atmosphere overlooking the verdant valleys, East Bay Regional Park District open space, and Mount Diablo.

Developers have spent the past two decades crafting the private enclave of homes. A buyer can take advantage of the approved home designs, customize it to his/her unique lifestyle, or take advantage of the blank canvas and start visualizing an original dream home.

The city-approved designs afford potential homeowners an opportunity and the flexibility to build a luxury estate of grand proportions with features such as formal living and entertaining spaces, vaulted and exposed beam ceilings, gourmet kitchens, butler pantries, wet bars, media rooms, luxurious master retreats, home gyms, elevators, executive offices/libraries, au-pair/guest quarters, wine rooms, and high-tech home automation systems.

Exterior decks and balconies will also take advantage of the commanding views.

The designs also capitalize on the concept of indoor/outdoor California living and incorporate plans for incredible level-out exteriors with swimming pools, outdoor dining areas and kitchens, fireplaces, fire pits, and even bocce ball courts.

Additionally, most parcels are approved for pool sites and secondary structures depending on your vision and needs, and can include a guesthouse, pool house, cabana, art studio, exercise room, and on one site, a possible barn and corral.

featurehome0513EBOneofaKindOwnership in an exclusive Lucas Ranch development also includes a one-eighth share of the adjoining, almost 52-acre Lucas Ranch nature preserve. This private and protected land will include walking and equestrian trails with the signature breathtaking panoramic views. (Any additional amenities would require approval from the city, county and homeowners association.) Lots 1 through 3 are the first to be released. To confirm current status and conditions of approval, check with the city of Lafayette. The plans for these sites will convey with purchase and may be used or changed as desired by the buyer.

featurehome0513EBOneofaKindWillows Preserve: Lot 1 is a 1.97-acre parcel. The city of Lafayette approved construction drawings for a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home with more than 7,680 square feet of living space in a main house and a 720-square-foot detached pool house, an infinity-edged pool, bocce court or lawn. Or opt for a detached 384-square-foot studio, workshop or horse stall. Stamped construction drawings for this lot are available from the city of Lafayette.

Oaks Ridge: Lot 2 is a 2.95-acre parcel of land perched against the ridge with western-facing views. Bordered by a wildlife corridor and privacy buffer, the site has approved plans for a 7,843 square-foot home with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, plus a detached 310-square-foot pool house, and 553-square-foot guesthouse. The city of Lafayette’s Design Review Commission has approved plans for this lot.

featurehome0513EBOneofaKindValley Vistas: Lot 3, is a terraced site with views of the Lafayette foothills. Plans are approved for a 7,791-square-foot home with five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, pool, and detached 1,040-square-foot, two-story pool house and gym. The city of Lafayette’s Design Review Commission has approved the plans.

Located about 25 miles east of San Francisco, Lucas Ranch is just minutes from downtown Lafayette and downtown Walnut Creek, featuring an abundance of shopping and dining options, and award-winning schools in the Lafayette and Acalanes school districts.

The neighborhood is also close to Rancho Colorados Swim and Tennis Club, Henson’s Equestrian Center, the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail for walking and biking, the Lafayette Reservoir, the Lafayette Community Center and Park, and St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Several recreational clubs are nearby as well, including the Oakwood Athletic Club, and the historic Orinda and Moraga Country Clubs.

Enjoy convenient access to commute routes including Highway 24 and Interstate 680 and BART, in addition to Buchanan Field Airport, and the Oakland International Airport.

Vital Stats

What: Lucas Ranch, an exclusive hillside enclave of home sites in Lafayette’s Burton Valley
Size: Parcels range from 2 to 6 acres with Lafayette city-approved plans for homes ranging from 7,500 to 9,000 square feet.
Bedrooms: Five to six
Bathrooms: Six to seven
Features: Curbside utilities, panoramic views, adjacent open space, nearby 52-acre nature preserve, potential luxury estate features including vaulted, exposed beam ceilings, balconies, decks, indoor/outdoor living, outdoor kitchens, pools, secondary structures like cabanas, guest and pool houses, possible barn and corral.
Price: Lot 1: $1,695,000; Lot 2: $1,695,000; Lot 3: $1,495,000
Listing agent: Pacific Union International, Dana Green, Dana Green Team, 925-339-1918, www.DanaGreenTeam.com. Visit www.LucasRanchLafayette.com.

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