An opportunity to own a custom contemporary and ultra-luxurious home in Lafayette is coming Sunday, November 1.
THE NINES, located in Lafayette’s Reliez Valley off Gloria Terrace, is a planned retreat-home-style neighborhood on a fabulous 7.5-acre site for nine homes designed to capture today’s lifestyle with sweeping views of Mount Diablo and Briones open space.
Renowned local developer David Langon of Langon Construction in Alamo says the development of this community of homes is inspired by the ambience of the city of Lafayette with its great East Bay location, its highly rated schools, and the warm-hearted community. Langon Construction is working closely with Lindsay Owen, its in-house designer, “to drive the current design trends in both architecture and interior finishes to create well-designed healthy homes.” Each of the nine homes will be custom-designed to respond directly to its lot. The goal is to create that retreat home, a “true sanctuary” to call home. Construction of the homes is expected to start in early 2021.
“We took a deep dive into each lot to see how we can best carve out space with minimal impact on the site. Then we developed each floor plan,” Langon says. “This (process) has allowed us to open up each home to their exterior spaces, creating seamless transitions of indoor and outdoor living.” All the lots can accommodate pools, outdoor kitchens and other amenities.
The homes, between 4,000 square feet and 5,400 square feet, showcase floor plans that are flexible to meet the needs of today’s lifestyle, whether that is a multigenerational family, live-in help, returning college students, and more.
“Now, more than ever, we want to build homes that you feel safe, healthy and happy in,” Langon says.
These homes are designed for wellness with flexible floor plans, multiple offices/guest rooms, home fitness areas, indoor-outdoor living, filtered air and water systems, and oversize garages. Additionally, the homes are designed with lots of natural light, optimizing the views and privacy, and are built with healthy and sustainable building materials.
The concept of flexible living spaces was “a natural segue for us when we turned the conversation toward the amount of home office space now needed, plus breakout spaces for the kids, and home fitness,” Langon says.
Air quality is also a significant factor these days and having the ability to have the air continually filtered is essential. “You can shut your doors and windows knowing the air your family is breathing is clean,” he adds.
Leaning toward a more contemporary design, the homes will also give “a nod to transitional architecture,” Langon says. “Having the opportunity to develop a pocket community allows us to push the boundaries of ‘typical’ and elevate these designs to something truly unique.” According to Langon, the homesites will be sold with the plans, materials and finishes already selected “to take the burden away from buyers.”
“We are finding that our buyers know what they want but don’t have the time to go through the process of building a custom home and make all the decisions required along the way,” Langon says. The buyer will still have the opportunity to understand, see and feel the finished product through virtual renderings and LookBooks, illustrating the hard finishes such as lighting, flooring, hardware, and more.
He adds that buyers will have input on minor architectural changes.
“We can even help them select soft finishes like furniture, window coverings, rugs, and decor,” says Langon, to make it a completely turnkey home.
THE NINES, located just off Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette is conveniently close to the charming downtown district, BART, freeway access, and the top-rated schools in the Lafayette and Acalanes school districts. It is also within walking distance to miles of trails and open space at Briones Regional Park.
Price range: From $3,000,000 to $4,000,000Where: Surrounding area of Gloria TerraceWebsite: www.LiveTheNines.comListing agent: Dudum Real Estate Group, Mary Piscitelli, DRE#01426129, 925-765-9095, email@example.com, www.maryseastbayhomes.com