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Published May 24th, 2023
Lafayette Juniors Lifestyle Tour showcased incredible remodels
Photo Sora O'Doherty

The Lafayette Juniors' Lifestyle Tour was its most successful yet, allowing the Juniors to distribute over $80,000 among their beneficiaries.
This Happy Valley estate in Lafayette (pictured left) is the pinnacle of luxury entertaining and year-round family interaction. The home pays tribute to California modernism and boasts an incredible indoor-outdoor flow, with countless full-length windows that showcase the homeowner's crown jewel: a beautiful backyard filled with greenery and foliage. Here, the wine storage features the same floor to ceiling glass, allowing an uninterrupted view from any angle.
Sports Courts (lower left):
This backyard in Happy Valley was designed by landscape architect Randy Thueme. The 1.5-acre estate features a large pool, accompanied by a pool bath, shower and shaded fire pit area. Play areas include the sports court, bocce court, and a large expansive lawn for soccer and football. The grounds also house a large vegetable garden and a detached guest house and studio.
Outdoor Oasis (upper right ):
This Old Jonas Road home is owned by the founder of the Lafayette Juniors Lifestyle Tour. The exterior landscape was recently reimagined and designed by the homeowners with Ecliptic Landscapes and Aqua Pool. The family finds themselves increasingly drawn to dining in the all-season loggia and enjoying wine around their fire pit. Custom swim jet pool provides the family with a swim-in-place option when a rigorous workout at home is desired. Outdoor dining (lower right):
This Gloria Terrace home in Lafayette was built in 2021 by Reliez Valley Builders and boasts a sprawling 1.1 acre terraced lot. The kitchen opens seamlessly to the natural beauty of the backyard, where an outdoor kitchen is perfect for entertaining. A variety of materials are used to filter water through the permeable areas, including compacted decomposed granite, pebbles and gravel. The result is a patio that is able to keep generally free of debris, and is also varied and provides a minimalistic foundation for the surrounding garden and terraces.

Photo Sora O'Doherty
Photo Sora O'Doherty
Photo Sora O'Doherty

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