Lafayette, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2012
Award-winning Lafayette real estate agent Dana Green is excited to present Bella Vista Estate, a stunning Bob Swatt-designed estate featured in numerous home design publications. The secluded retreat is located in Happy Valley, one of Lafayette's most exclusive neighborhoods, and has many attractions, including famous architectural elegance and panoramic views.
“Buyers will love Bella Vista’s spectacular features—from its high-end interior amenities to the incredible views of the valley and private vineyard—but I expect a big draw is going to be the fact that it’s a Swatt home,” says Dana Green.
Swatt, a resident of Lafayette, is an award-winning California Modern architect at Swatt-Miers Architects in Emeryville. In addition to multi-family residential projects, Swatt has designed over 100 single-family residential projects, including new homes and significant remodels—which he calls “transformations.” Ten of these architectural gems are located in Lafayette, and include his own home and the Bella Vista Estate transformation.
“Every transformation project has its own goals. Sometimes the new design matches the old, becoming architecturally invisible. At other times, that transformation can be a dramatic contrast to the existing architecture,” said Swatt. “Both attitudes can be successful, depending on the nature of the existing architecture.
“In this case, something very special happened. The architectural language (design) of the addition is very new and different from the original home—yet, while much of the existing home was not changed, the overall look and feel of the house is unified composition that seems very modern.”
The second floor addition, combined with subtle changes to the entry and extensions of the architecture into the garden (in the form of garden walls), transformed virtually everything that a visitor sees when entering the property.
“An architect once mentioned to me, after visiting the owners, that he was excited to see this new home that we had designed in the Lafayette hills,” said Swatt. “I smiled, explaining that this in fact was an older home that we transformed.”
The grounds of this Zen-like retreat contain a pool, tennis court and 1000-vine Petite Syrah and Zinfandel vineyard known as Happy Valley Cellars. Clean, crisp minimalist details, high ceilings, natural light from well-positioned windows and skylights give the contemporary 5+ bedrooms and 4.5 bath home a light and peaceful atmosphere.
For more information about Bella Vista Estate, Lafayette real estate for sale, or other real estate advice or services, please call Dana at (925) 339-1918 or visit her online at http://www.DanaGreenTeam.com.
About Dana Green Lafayette
Dana Green's deep connection to [Lafayette drives her professional success. As Lafayette’s top-producing agent for several years running, she brings the same pride to her career as she does to being a resident of a Lafayette family-friendly neighborhood. She finds it extremely rewarding to help others find their dream home and discover the unparalleled quality of life Lafayette has to offer.
With over 250 million dollars in transactions closed, a 15-year tenure in marketing and having owned her own highly successful staging company, Dana offers both buyers and sellers a unique perspective on how to make the most of their home purchase or sale.
Every home Dana Green represents is staged to sell, a service she offers free to her clients. Driven, determined and passionate about her craft, Dana loves challenges and thrives on helping clients with their Lafayette real estate needs.