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Cape Cod-style stunner in Lafayette seeks $2.79M

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Featured in “Better Homes and Gardens” in 1946

Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Compass

A rarity in Northern California, this Cape Cod-style homes seems more fitting on the East Coast hosting a gaggle of Kennedys rather than sitting smack dab in Lafayette. But here we are. And here it is, a gorgeous circa-1942 home asking $2.795 million.

Featuring a whopping six bedrooms, five bathrooms, 3,921 square feet, 3354 Springhill Road comes with wide-plank hardwoods, French doors and windows, planked ceilings, built-ins, stone fireplace, farmhouse accents, and ceiling beams that came from old chicken farms in Petaluma.

The house was built not to have any step leading up to it. The original owner, who also designed the house, lowered the foundation so people could walk right up and into the front door without stepping up. According to the realtor, he did this for his kids.

The grounds are also a daydream come to life: The flowers and colors from the dogwood, apple trees, pear trees, tulip tree, maples, daffodils, and rose bushes means that there’s always something blooming each season. There’s even a creek running nearby, as well as a little cottage.

Originally owned by the founders of Lafayette’s famed Orchard Nursery, this house was featured in a 1946 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. And if that isn’t enough, the home paid tribute to American troops following World War II. The cottage out back, originally intended as a garage once the house was built, housed soldiers coming home overseas.

The listing is through Dana Green of Compass.