Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is This Weekend!

Don’t forget that the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is this weekend!!! Over 50,000 people attend this wonderful & FUN event each year.

•More than 275 fine arts and crafts booths.
•Restaurants, food vendors, wineries & microbreweries.
•Continuous musical entertainment presented on 3 stages.
•Kids area w/entertainment & activities for kids of all ages.
•Special exhibit & sale of work by local artists

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Downtown Lafayette Trail Neigborhood Charmer

3318 Beechwood Drive

3318 Beechwood Drive

Don’t miss this delightful home located in one of Lafayette’s most sought after neighborhoods. This charming turn-key 3 bedroom  / 2 bath home also enjoys a one bedroom cottage.  It is situated on a flat .17 acre lot with a wonderful stone patio, grass area, sports court, play structure & a garden.  To top it off, the Lafayette Trail can be accessed from the back gate.  K-8 schools can be accessed from this trail. 

We will be open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00
Offered at $995,000

Call the Lisa Brydon & Kristi Ives Team for more information, 925.788.8345



Yummy~ New home/made kitchen in Moraga

homemade kitchen

We’ve heard nothing but good things about home/made kitchen in Moraga. Everything on the menu at home/made is authentic and is made in house using organic, local, sustainable ingredients. Current hours are Tuesday – Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm (food service until 2, coffee until 4). Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 2:00pm. Future plans include a menu of take-home and heat items.
We are looking forward to trying it out! Have you been?


Coming Soon: Happy Valley Treasure

Happy Valley Traditional!

Happy Valley Traditional!

Beautifully crafted 4BD/3BA New England traditional style home on a picturesque .7 +/- private acre lot. This exquisite 2,833 +/- sq. ft. home has grand yet intimate appeal. Step through the gate under a rose covered arbor and walk down a brick-lined path to the front door. The interior of the home matches the exterior with a grand, but warm entrance and a fluid floor plan that accommodates daily living as well as entertaining. Enjoy the wonderful yard that includes a custom cabana, great flat grass area, separate play spaces and majestic views.

Call the Brydon & Ives Team for more information, 925.285.8336

Coming Soon – Delightful Burton Valley (Lafayette) Home!

514 Silverado, Lafayette 514 Silverado LR

Don’t miss this absolutely charming Burton Valley home with a wonderful floor plan including an open kitchen & family room set-up. Enjoy 2,377+/- square feet that includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus an optional 4th bedroom/bonus room downstairs. Located on a .77+/- acre lot with fantastic flat grass area, patio, private deck space and gardening beds.

Located only a couple of blocks from Burton Valley Elementary, Merriewood Preschool, Rancho Colorados Swim and Tennis Club and a great trail that can drop you off at Lafayette Community Park & Lafayette Community Center.

Offered at $1,299,000
Open Sunday July 6th & 13th from 1-4pm

Rare Happy Valley, Lafayette Opportunity

Sunnyhill View
Fantastic opportunity to build your dream home or remodel the current 3BD / 2BA, 1,400+/- sq. ft. home on this stunning 5+/- acre parcel just minutes from the freeway and downtown Lafayette. Great flat area as well as some with gentle slope.  Create a beautiful vineyard and/or watch horses graze on this private Happy Valley lot. Enjoy unparalleled views of Mount Diablo, Happy Valley and beyond.

APN # 249-140-001

217,800 square feet lot

Zoned R-20

Possible subdividing opportunity (buyer to verify and confirm)

Potential horse property (buyer to verify and confirm)

Offered at $1,099,000

Call the Brydon & Ives Team for more information, 925.285.8336

Storybook Charm in Burton Valley

We have absolutely fallen in love with this Burton Valley home that is pure storybook charm inside and out! This lovely turn-key 3BD/2BA home with 1,636sf is situated on a fantastic flat .23ac lot with large grass area, expansive paver patio & a great play area. We will be open this Sunday 5/25 & on 6/1 from 1-4pm if you want to come by and check it out.

Storybook Charm in Burton Valley
Offered at $995,000

Moraga Community Faire This Weekend

Don’t miss the Moraga Community Faire this Saturday, May 10, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Rheem Valley Shopping Center, 570 Center St., Moraga. The event will include a classic car show, music performances, wine tasting from Lamorinda wineries, Moraga-owned food trucks, art and jewelry for sale, local merchants, and a dunk tank with local celebrities. For kids there will be a climbing wall, carnival games, Bricks 4 Kidz Lego experience, and a bounce house. A fire truck, and County Connection bus will round out the attractions. For more information visit

Moraga Community Faire
Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Rheem Shopping Center

Keeping Lamorinda Schools On Top

Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda are fortunate to have strong Education Foundations to ensure our students are receiving top notch education programs…even when California school budgets are getting cut. 

Lafayette Partners in Education
For more than 33 years LPIE has been supporting Lafayette’s public schools to ensure students always receive an education rich in science, math, music, art, technology, foreign language, electives and humanities. LPIE also provide funding for support services such as instructional aides, counseling, professional development, and more. Working with the Lafayette and Acalanes school districts, they identify areas for investment in core academics and enrichment, supporting programs and efforts that might otherwise go unfunded.

Education Foundation of Orinda
Building on a tradition of strong community support for educational excellence in Orinda’s schools, the Educational Foundation of Orinda provides financial support for quality programs and enrichment opportunities which directly benefit students in the Orinda Union School District and at Miramonte High School.

Moraga Education Foundation
Moraga Education Foundation (MEF) is a nonprofit organization that funds programs in Moraga schools. These programs benefit the students attending Camino Pablo, Donald L. Rheem and Los Perales Elementary Schools, and Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School in the Moraga School District and Campolindo High School in the Acalanes Union High School District. MEF’s goal is to support and enrich the educational experience of all Moraga school children in kindergarten through twelfth grade (including students from Lafayette who attend Campolindo).