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364 Read Drive

Lafayette, CA
4,134 sqft ±
4F 1H Baths
5 Beds
5 Beds
4F 1H Baths
4,134 sqft ±



    Embrace the possibilities in Lafayette’s desirable Burton Valley. Beautifully designed and crafted 1.8-acre view estate with a fabulous resort-inspired backyard PLUS an adjacent, more-than-an-acre buildable lot. Envision an income-producing ADU, a sprawling vineyard, olive tree orchard, car collection pavilion, and more. Yes, this is where your dreams become a reality.

    Captivating and unobstructed southern and westerly hillside views sweep across the horizon from this exclusive property tucked along a private lane. Built in 1999, its light-filled 4,134-square-foot floor plan offers five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, including a main-level master suite and a private guest suite. Expansive rooms include informal living and dining areas, an executive office, an open, flexible-use bonus room, and a chef's eat-in kitchen with an adjacent family room.


    Enjoy the seamless flow from many rooms to the expansive backyard resort. Entertain in the loggia and nearby outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill, wine refrigerator, and tile counter. Play in the pebble tec pool with waterfall features and separate hot tub, find multiple venues for peaceful and private retreats or gather around the gas fire pit on a chilly evening. Customize the gentle slope with additional terraced gardens or enjoy the beauty of the natural terrain dotted with oaks.

    Behind a grand circular driveway and double door entry are light oak hardwood floors, decorative wainscot, millwork, high ceilings, Milgard dual pane windows and Anderson doors, and two staircases.


    The formal dining room features a custom-painted domed ceiling and wainscot detailing. Open the French doors and extend this elegant entertaining space out to the loggia. The adjacent living room has a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace with a carved mantel. This room also has sliding French doors that open to the backyard.  Behind glass French doors is an executive office customized with built-in cherry wood cabinetry, desk, chair rail molding, and hillside views.

    The chef’s kitchen is beautifully designed with a tongue and groove ceiling, granite and butcher block counters, a glass subway tile backsplash, a large island, and a breakfast bar illuminated with pendant lighting. Custom cabinetry includes upper glass-faced cabinets and pullout shelves. The kitchen is also well-appointed with a Thermador six-burner cooktop and pot filler, a Bosch dishwasher, a SubZero paneled refrigerator, a Fisher Paykel refrigerator drawer, a pair of Thermador WiFi-enabled ovens, and two stainless sinks.

    A casual dining area features two sliding doors to the backyard patios and is a spacious area also featuring wainscot. A fireplace with a stone surround reaches the top of the vaulted ceiling in the adjacent family room and anchors this warm and inviting space.


    A bonus room is located on the lower level and is an ideal flexible-use space to create a learn-from-home area, playroom, media, or game room. The lower level is also dedicated to three additional bedrooms, including one with an en suite bathroom.

    The private master bedroom wing is a sumptuous retreat that features a coffered ceiling and hillside views. Enjoy the convenient access to the pool and spa and a luxurious master bathroom appointed with marble finishes, dual vanities, a jetted tub, an oversized shower, and a large walk-in closet with custom built-ins.

    Additional features include a three-car garage with a workbench, a radiant heat system that doubles as a water heater, a Ring doorbell, a powder room with beadboard wainscot, and a pedestal sink, a butler's pantry area with a granite-topped counter and Vinotemp wine refrigerator. The laundry room is located on the lower level and features a stainless Elkay sink.


    Burton Valley, a sought-after neighborhood near the Lafayette Community Center and Park, hiking trails, is also near the popular Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail. Enjoy easy access to the charming downtown, shopping, cafes and restaurants, BART, and freeway access. The neighborhood is also within walking distance to Burton Valley Elementary and close to other top-rated schools in the Lafayette and Acalanes school districts. 


About The Agent

Chris Swim and Tracy Keaton

00943989 | 01051349


Chris brings over 33 years real estate experience to his clients. With in excess of One Billion Dollars in transactions over the years, Chris is a top producing, award- winning real estate broker, who manages a team of licensed agents, marketing professionals, and exceptionally talented stagers and designers. Chris is particularly skilled in assisting his clients navigate their way through a challenging and competitive market with ease. Chris always puts his clients’ best interest first, and his primary concern is that they have all the information they need to make educated decisions, resulting in completely satisfied customers. Whether it is helping families find their dream home or showcasing a sellers home for incomparable results, Chris Swim offers unparalleled experience and knowledge to his clients year after year. Chris is a University of California, Berkeley graduate, Oakland native and a longtime resident of Lamorinda. He has raised his children in Orinda and is extremely passionate about the community and all that Lamorinda has to offer. Tracy is an award winning Real Estate Agent. Tracy is known throughout our communities as being an extremely talented home presentation expert, as well as a superior marketing professional. Her community knowledge regarding schools, area programs, neighborhoods and culture give her the edge when it comes to intuitively matching properties with her client’s needs. Her core strengths include an impeccable design sense and extraordinary staging skills. Tracy houses a 10,000 square foot warehouse full of on trend furnishings, specifically for staging. When you combine the contemporary furnishings with Tracy’s uncanny sense of design, you have a perfectly showcased home that stands apart. Tracy also attended the University of California Berkeley. She continues to be an active member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority house corporation. Tracy has lived and raised her family in Orinda for over 30 years.