Brand new construction in desirable Walnut Heights with incredible finishes and impeccable craftsmanship. The nearly 4,000 square foot home wraps around a center courtyard accessed via multiple French doors. Classic architectural details include smooth plaster finished walls, travertine floor tiles, and high ceilings. The details and finishes of the gourmet kitchen balance beauty and function. features an enormous island with breakfast bar illuminated by a pair of pendant lights and skylights, and topped with a quartz counter. Custom soft close cabinetry is cherry wood with a rich walnut finish. Stainless Thermador appliances include a range with double ovens, six burners and grill, refrigerator, dishwasher, and Bosch microwave. A Kohler stainless farm sink with pull down faucet has a view of the backyard. The formal living room is beautifully appointed with multiple arched windows and anchored by a gas fireplace with handmade and custom designed distressed beam mantel with a band of decorative iron. The formal dining room is a spacious room with crown molding, recessed niches with custom lighting, and view of the courtyard. Just steps from Howe Homestead Park and about a two-minute drive to Walnut Creek’s thriving downtown, the location is ideal, quiet and zoned for top-rated schools: Walnut Heights Elementary, Walnut Creek Intermediate and Las Lomas High School.
Lauren Holloway has been an involved member of the local community since 1995 when she and her husband were proud new parents of their first born and began thinking about schools. Lauren describes the area, saying, “It’s such a family-friendly place to live and a great place to be a kid.”
Lauren entered the real estate profession after enjoying a career in the business world, managing an IT group at an elite software company. With a high-tech background, she embraces technology in the real estate business, enabling her to be more effective with tools and marketing. She also utilizes the project management and negotiating skills that were honed in her business career.
She loves working with her clients and making sure they are given first class attention, dedicated service and the best deal whether she represents buyers or sellers. Lauren’s clients appreciate the vitality and compassion that she puts into her work, saying: “Lauren is the consummate professional . . . . She is extremely knowledgeable about housing market trends, finance, local businesses, activities, and schools. . . . She made the often stressful business of selling my home very manageable and pleasant. Lauren is such a delight to work with. Simply the best.”
When asked if she prefers to work with buyers or sellers, Lauren said, “I enjoy both. With sellers, I specialize in helping them prepare the home to maximize their return, selecting low-cost projects that will make a big impact. With buyers, when you can take part in finding a new home for someone, that is incredibly special.”
Lauren has in-depth knowledge of the neighborhoods in Contra Costa County and is able to provide clients with an invaluable perspective on the local market. As a very involved parent, she also has helpful information about the local schools.
Lauren’s client-satisfaction success has made her a top producer in Sotheby’s Danville office. When she’s not showing property, holding an open house, overseeing an inspection or appraisal, she loves to be on the tennis court: she’s an avid player and fan.