Own Award-Winning Architect Greg Faulkner's Home For $4.9M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Just 20 miles from San Francisco, nature and design merge in this masterfully sculpted, modern masterpiece.

Located in the exclusive Upper Happy Valley neighborhood of Lafayette, California, this brilliantly crafted home by award-winning architect Greg Faulkner—whose work has been featured on the cover of Dwell Magazine—has just hit the market. 

With a visually stunning façade that juxtaposes the rich, oxidized patina of Cor-ten steel to the deep, earthy tones of reclaimed redwood beams, the architect's residence also features five bedrooms, four and a half baths, as well as stunning, unobstructed views of Mt. Diablo.

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 The hillside home is nestled into its surroundings and enjoys breathtaking views of Mt. Diablo.

 The hillside home is nestled into its surroundings and enjoys breathtaking views of Mt. Diablo.

The entrance of the home stands out against the blue California sky. 

The entrance of the home stands out against the blue California sky. 

Fully integrated into its setting, the home boasts seamless connections between its indoor and outdoor spaces. Faulkner's warm material palette ranges from rich wood grains and board-formed textured concrete to muted metals and vast plates of glass, which create quiet transitions between the structure and its environs.

The façade juxtaposes the rich oxidized patina of Cor-ten steel with the deep, earthy tones of reclaimed redwood beams. 

The façade juxtaposes the rich oxidized patina of Cor-ten steel with the deep, earthy tones of reclaimed redwood beams. 

The spacious, airy interiors maximize the use of natural lighting that seems to flow throughout the home's 5,135-square-feet of living space, spanning across three levels.  

Floor-to-ceiling slats of walnut define the main rooms while allowing natural light to permeate the spaces. The floors are concrete with a metal reveal. 

Floor-to-ceiling slats of walnut define the main rooms while allowing natural light to permeate the spaces. The floors are concrete with a metal reveal. 

The open-plan interiors are flooded with natural light, which streams through a wall of east-facing windows to the clerestory that step up and down with the design.

The open-plan interiors are flooded with natural light, which streams through a wall of east-facing windows to the clerestory that step up and down with the design.

The sun-drenched dining nook. 

The sun-drenched dining nook. 

The built-in buffets are a standout feature of the dining room.

The built-in buffets are a standout feature of the dining room.

The open-concept living plan includes a well-appointed chef's kitchen. 

The open-concept living plan includes a well-appointed chef's kitchen. 

The kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, a granite island with a breakfast bar, and a butler's pantry. 

The kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, a granite island with a breakfast bar, and a butler's pantry. 

The staircase provides a smooth transition to the lower level. 

The staircase provides a smooth transition to the lower level. 

Outside, there are almost 1,400 square feet of Ipe decks in addition to terraced patios that wrap around a pool and spa, offering plenty of outdoor entertaining spots to enjoy the views. 

Outside, there are almost 1,400 square feet of Ipe decks in addition to terraced patios that wrap around a pool and spa, offering plenty of outdoor entertaining spots to enjoy the views. 

A slice of light artistically highlights the staircase. 

A slice of light artistically highlights the staircase. 

The lower level features a bonus family room with a wall of built-in media cabinetry.

The lower level features a bonus family room with a wall of built-in media cabinetry.

There are five bedrooms, including a main-level master suite.

There are five bedrooms, including a main-level master suite.

A light-filled bath with a deep soaking tub. 

A light-filled bath with a deep soaking tub. 

The dedicated office features a built-in workspace and a wall of built-in cabinetry. 

The dedicated office features a built-in workspace and a wall of built-in cabinetry. 

The solar-heated pool and spa enjoy spectacular scenery. 

The solar-heated pool and spa enjoy spectacular scenery. 

Pathways meander around the property, which is filled with oak and fruit trees. In fact, the expansive, gently sloped hillside would be an ideal spot for a future vineyard or olive trees grove.  

Pathways meander around the property, which is filled with oak and fruit trees. In fact, the expansive, gently sloped hillside would be an ideal spot for a future vineyard or olive trees grove.  

3983 Canyon Road, Lafayette, California, is currently being listed for $4,895,000 by Stella Tskonas of Pacific Union. 

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