Make Neil Armstrong jealous as you alight upon the celestial majesty of this one-of-a-kind find in peaceful Discovery Bay. Between its enviable country club location bordering a heavenly lagoon and its eye-catching design, this property impresses with every detail throughout its expansive 2,762 square foot interior and its magical, resort-like backyard with a pool flanked by palm trees. Featuring an elegant chef kitchen with the best of everything, an indulgent master suite reminiscent of a signature room at the Four Seasons, and bright and welcoming informal and formal living spaces, this estate is one you’ll yearn to come home to every day. And be sure to tell Mr. Armstrong about your easy commute to work and to Discover Bay’s nearby golf, schools, and amenities: far more convenient than the arduous 238,900 mile trip to the moon.
The exclusive environment of the Discovery Bay Country Club is renowned for its hushed serenity as well as uniquely beautiful surroundings near the California Delta with Mt. Diablo towering in the distance. The centerpiece of this luxury development is an 18-hole championship golf course, designed by famed architect Ted Robinson, situated on 225 acres, accented by scenic lakes and ponds. Enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the full-service clubhouse with its restaurant and bar or picnic with neighbors on the beautiful grounds. Schools, parks and shopping are all a stone’s throw away, even taking gravity into account, and the quiet streets resonate only with the whisper of palm fronds and the joyful sounds of kids playing outdoors. This is truly one of the Bay Area’s only remaining sanctuaries, where only a short commute from major cities, you can take refuge in “you-pick” orchards, hidden gem wineries, and Delta boat tours.
Take it easy or dress to impress, but the facade of this splendid home makes an impact every time. With backyard palms peeping over the eaves, arched windows echo the majestic peaked rooftops. The broad front lawn and wide driveway in front of the three car garage protect the private entrance where the captivating narrative truly begins to unfold. One hallmark of this exceptional residence is its universal sense of almost limitless air and light, evident immediately in the entryway with its soaring 20 foot ceilings, delicate arched windows and glossy hardwood floors.
From here, a few gentle steps segue into the formal entertaining suite, where the sun-splashed living room and elegant dining room flash as a lighthouse’s beacon to invited guests. These two grand spaces are united by 20-foot ceilings and other signature touches found throughout the residence, including new plush carpeting, double-height designer windows, paneled doors, and pristine custom baseboards. With great pride in the picturesque surroundings, the architect has seamlessly integrated indoor and outdoor design: the magnificent yard, visible and easily accessible through French doors, provides the inspiring backdrop for daily family life.
Recreate an astronaut’s pride in discovery as you conduct your own exploration into the backyard, appreciating for the first time the deck, pool, and lawn areas, allowing your gaze to wander just past the fence to one of the country club’s distinctive secret lagoons. An enormous dual-level Trex composite deck functions both as patio and sundeck with plenty of space for outdoor dining, lounge chairs, even a cabana if that’s your style. Swaying palm fronds conjure images of a distant island paradise, even as the cool touch of the durable deck is more user-friendly than searing sand. And the azure water in the free-form, resort-style pool undulates sensually, daring you to come just a bit closer. Underneath the cloudless sky, why not? Meanwhile, children can cavort safely on the softly cushioned lawn areas, staging garden tea parties or fierce battles between mutant alien armies.
Once the moon rises and the evening breezes draw you inside, prepare some kindling and light a fire in the handsome brick fireplace in the homey family room. Rest your gaze upon the soft flicker of firelight, or gather for a movie in the spacious environs of your personal family refuge. The blonde wood mantel draws the eye, a worthy focal point with its inset arched backdrop and twin windows flanking it on each side. And should your view of the crescent moon suddenly conjure an unexplained hankering for a croissant, spill into the adjacent kitchen nook and open that tempting pink bakery box perched on the cottage-style counter atop the long bank of cabinets beneath Plantation-shuttered windows. Illuminated by natural light from the sliding doors to the backyard and the five lights of the ceiling fan fixture, this cheery kitchen nook is bound to be a beloved gathering place for your favorite people. If someone is a sleepyhead, summon them to the table using the Nu-Tone intercom, cleverly installed by someone wary of losing their voice calling to family members clear on the other side of this expansive residence.
Since the moon isn’t actually made out of cheese (alas!), hors d’oeuvre preparation will need to take place in the home’s handsomely outfitted kitchen. Gleaming white tile countertops harmonize with glossy black appliances to make a perfect chord. The top-rated appliances carefully chosen for their efficiency and utility include a bottom-freezer Samsung fridge, Maytag dishwasher, Whirlpool oven, and Jenn-Air gas range with exhaust fan, as well as a built-in microwave. The double kitchen sink boasts a gooseneck faucet and is set into the counter bordering the nook, making dishwashing a conversational activity. Aesthetically, this kitchen is also a champion, recessed can lighting and overhead box lighting shining upon the fashionable grey-washed stained cabinets and durable linoleum floors.
Completing the downstairs floor plan is a convenient full bathroom, roomy bedroom and a state of the art laundry room. If your toddler needs freshening up after his imaginary foray into outer space (what exactly IS that space slime?), the tiled bathroom tub’s proximity to the washer and dryer is a minor miracle. With plenty of space even for the largest industrial appliances, the laundry area also has a window and a counter for easy folding, tons of storage, plus a stainless steel utility sink. The floor-level bedroom with large closet is a perfect sanctuary for a teenager in need of additional privacy, a charming office with corner windows facing the front yard, or even a playroom or yoga studio. We encourage you to explore the limits of your imagination.
And when you’re ready to yield to your dreams, follow the blonde wood banister of the staircase to the upper level, yawning and stretching, and discover a treasure trove of serene and welcoming spaces devoted to rejuvenating you from day to day. Describing the master suite only as ‘a paradise’ is a vague insult, owing to its exceptional amount of space, unequalled floor plan, and artistic integration with the beautiful backyard views. The master bedroom, accessed through regal double doors, is not just a place for sleeping, but a library, sitting area, and spa-inspired refuge as well, perhaps better described as ‘a masterpiece.’ Crowning touches include vaulted ceilings, mirrored double closet doors, and a raised loft-like area brightened with double stacked arched windows overlooking the yard. The master bath has a decadent profile with a hotel-quality oval tub and separate glassed shower, a crisp white tiled vanity with double sinks, and flattering spot and recessed can lighting.
You’ll want to be sure the rest of your crew also enjoys some R & R, which is all but guaranteed in the remaining retreats: two sunny bedrooms and a gleaming guest bathroom. One inviting bedroom has sky blue designer paint to echo the view outside the front facing corner windows and paneled closet doors the exact color of cumulus clouds. The other bedroom has been traditionally used as an office, handsome with its vaulted ceilings and neutral color scheme, but is easily adaptable as another homey guest bedroom with its large closet or used for another function entirely, such as a deluxe studio or gym. The complete guest bathroom charms with extended countertops, dual sinks, and pendant lighting over artistically framed twin mirrors.
So don’t rely on the man in the moon to show you the way home. Instead, please contact Jim Lavey today at (925) 846-3755. He’ll show you every phase of this amazing development and lead you on an exploration of this pristinely well-kept and incomparably deluxe estate, which can be yours before the next full moon if you play your cards right.