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Jack and Caroline

The Schlendorf Team

925.788.4303 Jack 925.997.3966 Caroline cschlendorf@pacunion.com TheSchlendorfTeam.com

204 Glenwood Court, Alamo

Private and Quiet Setting! This beautiful single-story home is situated on 1.16¹ acres with stunning views of Mt. Diablo and the surrounding hills. The exceptional floor plan of approximately 5,424 square feet includes 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a bonus/game room, an office/study and a detached guest house. Amenities include a chef’s kitchen, a fabulous master retreat, wonderful formal spaces and a great family room. The gorgeous landscaping, a magnificent Heritage Oak tree, a pool, spa, private patio areas, an outdoor kitchen and a tennis court allows for a truly personal retreat.

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673 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville | pacificunion.com | License #: 01220770 & 00515655

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Sensational Single Story

The Heart of Blackhawk Country Club

This Northridge Hills home is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with almost 2700 sq.ft. of living space including 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Peter Koenig designed yard on over Âź acre lot with pool, spa and waterfalls.  Offered at $1,279,000

A masterful renovation featuring 3200+ sq.ft. home includes 3 bdrms, office/4th bdrm, gourmet kitchen, and 3 baths. There is a full 3 car plus a separate golf cart garage. Close to golf courses and trails, yet minutes from shopping & dining. Offered at $1,475,000

Coming Soon

Tassajara Gem

Danville Stunner

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac with almost 3500 sq.ft., this 5 bedroom 3 bath home includes hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, newer paint, crown molding and a backyard fenced pool, patio and grass area.  Offered at $1,195,000

With over 2800 sq.ft. of living space, this home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a bonus room with fabulous built-ins. Gorgeous upgrades throughout plus a private, expansive yard with views of the hills.  Offered at $1,099,000


Taso Tsakos

Pierce Plam





Broker Associate




www.TASOTSAKOS.com Whether you are thinking of selling today or down the road, Interview the Taso Tsakos Team and find out how we maximize the value of your home to get the highest price in today’s market! Pending in 1 Day!


3351 Quail Walk Lane, Blackhawk Gorgeous 4br, 3 ba on Golf Course with million dollar views. Updated throughout with newer pool and spa, new roof. French Doors lead to backyard for entertaining Offered at $1,149,000


4991 Volterra Court, Dublin This 4br, 4.5ba, 2 story home offers 3,640 sq.ft. home of living space with 3 car garage.  Offered at $1,180,000


4010 Rincon Ridge, Santa Rosa Custom designed Mediterranean style house with views. Kitchen with cherry cabinets, marble flooring, granite countertops. Full bathrooms and walk-in closets in each bedroom. Master bdrms on main and 2nd level.  Sold at $1,625,000

10828 Inspiration Circle, Dublin Large beautiful Executive Dublin home with an Entertainer’s backyard! This 5br, 4.5ba home offers apx, 4,082 sq. ft.. New interior, and exterior trim. Sold at $1,240,000

Sold Record Price!

Represented Buyer & Seller!

3304 Monaghan Street, Dublin This 3br, 3ba, 1,679 +/- sq.ft Is the most popular end unit model at the Courtyards! 3 level updated townhome. 1br, 1ba downstairs and attached 2 car garage. Sold at $620,000


Represented Buyers!

1703 Porcellano Way, Dublin Home offers brand new construction. 5br, 4.5ba, formal living & dining room, fireplaces. Granite counter tops. Sold at $1,179,000

Attention All Agents & Sellers! If You Have a Property That Needs Work (Fixer) and or Development/Expansion Potential in the Bay Area then Please Call Me! We Purchase Single Family Homes, Condos, Townhomes and Apartments that Need Minor to Major Repairs and our deals are all Cash “as is” and 10 day Close in Most Cases. Please Feel Free to Email or Contact Me Directly at Taso@Tasotsakos.com or 925-785-5419

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2 Level Acres!

Alamo Highlands Classic!

Hilltop Rancher with Panoramic Views!

Custom in Magee Ranch!

83 private acres!

Entertainers Delight!

Magee Ranch Stunner!

Tennis Villas at Blackhawk!

Coming Soon in Diablo!

Updated single story down a private country lane, with 5 bdrms, 4.5 baths, bonus room, library, 5003 sf of living. Pool, spa, 2 corrals, private well. 2 car garage. Possibly subdividable! $3,100,000

Elegant 5 bdrm, 4.5 bath, 4000 sf on over one half acre. Extensive updating throughout. Gorgeous rear yard features pool, spa, vineyard, and view of Mt. Diablo. Backs to open space.  $1,975,000

Beautifully updated former model home. 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, plus library, 3483 sf. Gourmet kitchen. Large master suite. Third acre flat yard. Fantastic cul-de-sac location!  $1,599,000

Custom home on 1.47 acre lot. 4640 sf, 5 bdrm, 4.5 bath, + library/office, bonus room, & a large attic space. Landscaped yard with area for pool, spa, fire pit & kitchen. Gated community!  $2,699,000

Charming farmhouse boasting 2165 sf of living space, 3 bdrms, 2 baths. Grounds include, pool, hot tub, large grass area for play, chicken coop, views of the hills, and additional buildings for storage. $1,750,000

Spacious 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, in the popular Tennis Villas! 2721 sf, 3 bdrms downstairs, inside laundry, vaulted ceilings. 2 car garage plus golf cart.  $995,000

Fantastic opportunity for this well maintained 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 2298 sf home on 23 completely fenced acres with barns, stall & seasonal pond. RV Parking & Pool!  $2,395,000

This 5 bdrm 4.5 bath boasts 4409 sf on 1.38 acres. Updated throughout. Possible au-pair/ in-law. Private backyard includes gated pool with spa. No rear neighbors. Private cul-de-sac!  $1,675,000

This fabulous estate sized property features 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, 4160 sf. Very private and serene 1.4 acre lot overlooking first green. Opportunity for expansion! Call for Details 7

Jou jou Chawla

Broker Associate President’s Club 32 years in Real Estate Specializing in the 24/680 Corridor

(510) 406-4836

Jou Jou Chawla j o u j o u c h aw l a . c o m

& A s s o c i at e s

jamey tak REALTOR®

(925) 786-3299



fluent in Hindi, Punjabi

fluent in Korean

Top 1% Nationwide • Top 1% Contra Costa County • Closed 1 Home Every 10 days in 2011-2013

#1 in Blackhawk in Sold and Active Listings for 2013-2014

4230 Blackhawk Meadow Ct., Blackhawk

270 Arency Court, Danville

851 Redwood Drive, Blackhawk COMING SOON

Remodeled exquisitely, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3 car garage custom elegance located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a sweeping driveway. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, gorgeous granite, SS kitchen, and stunning master bath! Private backyard w/salt water pool, BBQ & large play yard! $1,750,000

Wow! Single story profile! Custom Estate! One acre flat! A car collector’s dream garage for up to 10 cars. Exquisite English Conservatory! Wonderful English garden and a rose garden. Private well for landscaping. Vaulted ceilings, granite kitchen, luxurious master suite! You have to see it!!! $2,599,900

Exquisitely remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath single story home. Vaulted ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floor throughout, designer updated kitchen and fabulous master bath. Wonderful back yard with sparkling pool and amazing views. Such an opportunity! (COMING SOON)

3520 Country Club Place, Blackhawk

1807 Mockingbird Pl, Danville

3133 Fox Creek Drive, Blackhawk



Impressive custom estate near the Falls Clubhouse. 6 bedroom, 5 ½ bath, and a 4-car garage home with pool, spa, and eternity swim spa, has breathtaking views, and features numerous upgrades. Large bonus room, first floor guest suite, and library/ 6th bedroom. $2,599,900

Million dollar views of Mt. Diablo. Larger than 3 bedroom model, plus office with skylight and French doors. Stunning remodeled kitchen with granite and SS appliances. Newer furnace and hardwood floors. Wonderful designer touches. Many built-ins, vaulted ceiling. Cul-de-sac location. $714,900

Wonderful bright and sunny layout! Vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, hardwood floors. Stunning granite kitchen, SS appliances and cozy family room. One bedroom/bath on first floor. Phenomenal master suite with enormous closet and gorgeous remodeled bath. Private backyard with patios, decks, lawn and hot tub. $1,189,900

1111 Eagle Nest Court, Blackhawk

80 Windsor Ct., Danville

4036 Eagle Nest Lane, Blackhawk



Phenomenal one of a kind 1.97 acre custom built resort-like estate with panoramic views and private drive. Most awesome outdoor entertaining portico pavilion with pool and spa. Great Room, stunning first floor master suite, Calacatta marble kitchen, coffered ceilings, and furniture like cabinetry. Primary Logo $2,799,900 ®

Sought after Woodranch neighborhood. Wonderful 4 bedroom, 3 bath family home! One bedroom and bath on first floor, hardwood floors, gorgeous granite kitchen with Wolf gas range, Sub Zero and custom cabinets. Private large backyard with patios, grass play area and sport court. Wonderful opportunity! $1,099,900

3880 Blackhawk Road, Suite, 200 Danville, CA 94506 US CalBRE #00890002/ #01866674

Wonderful views! Stunning backyard, Travertine patios, fountains, gorgeous landscaping! Awesome wrought iron staircase, designer light fixtures, tastefully remodeled. Hardwood floors, marble floors, phenomenal kitchen with custom granite, SS appliances. Exquisite master suite, 5th bedroom/bonus room. Wow! $1,424,900

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Jou jou Chawla

Broker Associate President’s Club 32 years in Real Estate Specializing in the 24/680 Corridor

Jou Jou Chawla

(510) 406-4836

j o u j o u c h aw l a . c o m

& A s s o c i at e s

jamey tak REALTOR®

(925) 786-3299



fluent in Hindi, Punjabi

fluent in Korean

Top 1% Nationwide • Top 1% Contra Costa County • Closed 1 Home Every 10 days in 2011-2013

#1 in Blackhawk in Sold and Active Listings for 2013-2014 Featured House: 5486 Blackhawk Dr., Blackhawk

Offered At $2,699,900

Awesome“Tour d’Elegance” showcase home! Custom built by Jeff Behring &remodeled to perfection! Exquisite quality & craftsmanship! Scintillating chandeliers! Mosaic inlay limestone floors! Phenomenal kitchen, family room, master suite, library, bonus, office. Resort-like backyard with outdoor pavilion! 1926 Clover Court, Pleasanton

1625 Campesino Court, Alamo

Gorgeous 7000+/-sq.ft. 5 bedroom, 5 ½ bath, and 4 car garage custom home with spectacular views, wonderful upgrades, and an exquisite backyard in Golden Eagle Estates. Phenomenal swimming pool, spa, rock waterfall, and flagstone patio with lush green lawns. $2,899,900

Phenomenal 2008 custom West-side Alamo estate. Stunning 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, movie theatre, exercise room, bonus room, au pair/ in-laws suite, and a magnificent Peter Koenig designed back yard. Call for details

There are many buyers looking for that perfect home and their agents are using every means possible to secure their buyer’s needs.


With Mulitple Offers

If you have thought about selling your home and wish to know the current Market Value, contact The Blackhawk Team for a Competitive Market Analysis. There is no obligation only a fair and honest evaluation of your home’s potential. The Blackhawk Team specializes in this distinct area of Blackhawk, Danville, Alamo, Diablo and San Ramon. For over 30 years we have worked, played, lived and SOLD our neighborhood homes.


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With Multiple Offers



Charming 1 bdrm/1bath upstairs condo | Updated kitchen has ss appliances and granite countertops | Living area boasts high ceilings & fireplace | Spacious balcony for entertaining | In-unit washer and dryer included | Near The Market Place Shopping Center

4 bdrm, 2 bath | Approx. 1167 sq.ft. on approx. .15 of an acre Extensive upgrades | New roof, flooring, ss appliances, furnaces, granite counters | Beamed ceilings and remodeled baths | Near historic downtown Pinole, Backyard patio | New landscaping


Represented Buyer


Represented Buyer



3 bdrm, 2 bath | Approx. 2011 sq.ft. on approx .16 of an acre | Master Suite with 2 walk-in closets | Finished wine room | Updated kitchen Hardwood floors | RV parking | Walking distance to San Ramon Schools

4 bdrm, 3 bath | Approx. 2361 sq.ft. on approx .12 of an acre | Marble entry with bdrm and full bath downstairs | Walking distance to schools





3 bdrm, 2 bath home | Hardwood floors throughout | Living room with fireplace opening to dining area | 2 finished garages | Approx. .22 of an acre

4 bdrm, 2.5 bath +loft | Updated kitchen | Approx. 2,958 sq.ft. Approx. .31 of an acre | Custom upgrades |Cathedral ceilings | Bonus room 5 11

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Is the #1 real estate team in the San Ramon Valley, continuing to sell more homes at record breaking prices.

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4135 Stone Valley Oaks, Alamo ~ Cover Home Beautiful estate home with serene setting that backs to open space. Gorgeous resort like yard on 1 acre featuring, pool & spa, vineyard, bocce ball court and an outdoor pavilion with a full bath, built in BBQ and fire place! 5 beds, 5.5 baths, +/- 5,336 sq.ft. 4135StoneValleyOaksDr.com Offered at $3,499,000

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3820 Aragon Lane, San Ramon

104 Lucy Lane, San Ramon

Fantastic Twin Creeks home with fabulous floor plan and spacious backyard! 5 beds, 3.5 bathrooms +/- 3,180 sq.ft. 3820AragonLn.com Call for Details

Fabulous Gale Ranch home with guest casita! Resort like back yard with sparkling pool and spa.. 4 beds, 4 baths, +/-2,420 sq.ft 104LucyLane.com Offered at $1,120,000





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2727 Salisbury Way, San Ramon

14 Pinewood Place, Danville

Desirable floor plan features a full bed/bath downstairs. Walking distance to schools! 5 beds, 3 baths, +/- 3,175 sq.ft. 2727SalisburyWay.com Offered at $1,075,000

Light and bright home with over-sized private backyard and a patio perfect for entertaining!. 4 beds, 2.5 baths, +/- 2,347 sq.ft. 14PinewoodPl.com Offered at $949,000

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6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 6661 square feet, 5 car garage Breathtaking golf course views.

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3635 SANDALFORD WAY, SAN RAMON Beautifully upgraded Windemere home

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4 bedrooms+den, 3 full bathrooms, 2507 sq ft., 2 car garage Walking distance to award-winning schools and parks.

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5623 Applegate Way, Dublin REPRESENTED BUYER 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, +/- 2,221 sqft

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® Grove Avenue, Manteca 2650 Maple 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, +/- 2379 sqft

Beautifully updated Dublin Ranch home. Light and bright open floor plan with arches and molding throughout, hardwood floors and fresh paint. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a breakfast bar. Professionally landscaped backyard with spa. $925,200

Updated southside home with remodeled Kitchen, stainless steel appliances, engineered wood floors throughout, french doors and Office. Backyard has beautiful pool with waterfalls and spa. Excellent location near downtown Livermore. Large front porch and extended driveway. $750,000

New construction in Del Webbs’ Woodbridge Community. Our Buyers designed their dream home complete with a den, hearth room, extended garage, granite countertops, maple cabinets, oversized baseboards, 8 foot entry door, carriage style paneled garage doors and an extended patio. $419,839

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4 bdrms, 3 full baths and a 3 car garage with storage. This home has been restored and updated with beautiful designer paint, carpet and fixtures. One bedroom and a full bathroom downstairs. Backing to open space means you have no rear neighbors and only beautiful, serene views. $1,184,000. Won’t last at this price so hurry!

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Stunning 4 bdrm PLUS a bonus room/office. This home features dramatic architectural detailing! The master suite is on the main floor with french doors leading to a magnificent backyard and no rear neighbors! There are 3 additional bedrooms plus an office upstairs. Simply gorgeous and priced right at $1,049,000. This is the one you’ve been waiting for!

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11146 SUN VALLEY DRIVE, OAKLAND Prestigiously located on a private 30,396 sq.ft. lot, a 4 bdrm, 3 bath Oakland Hill’s home combines historic beauty with modern conveniences. This Chabot Park Estates property boasts 3,249 sq.ft. and a detached 2 car garage. It was built in 1966 and retains much of its original charm. You’ll enjoy beautiful trails and the privacy of no rear neighbors, yet benefit from the close proximity of Hwy 580. Downtown Oakland is a short 13 miles North, SF is just 22 miles North/West and Silicon Valley is 38 miles South/West - making this property a perfect location for the commuter. Enjoy the best of both worlds in this spacious and elegant home

416 BRIDLE COURT, SAN RAMON SENSATIONAL OLD RANCH SUMMIT HOME! Main house offers 5 bdrms, 3.5 baths with bonus room. Bright, spacious & open floor plan with custom paint and upgrades thru-out. Gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, custom granite island and cabinets. Large master suite with luxurious bathroom, spa & separate dual showers. Detached Casita offers additional kitchen, living, dining & bedroom. Large private backyard with serene open space setting, custom built-in BBQ with bar, basket ball court, putting green and breathtaking view of hills. A must see!


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239 Pebblecreek Court, Martinez 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath | 1,202 sq. ft. | Sunny & Bright with Open Floor Plan | Two Master Suites | Offered at $335,000

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3030-3 Lakemont Drive, San Ramon 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Bath | 1,474 sq. ft. | Balcony with Lagoon View | Remodeled Throughout | Offered at $635,000


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116 Post Road, Alamo Gorgeous remodeled single story home on a quiet court in desirable Westside Alamo! Over 1/2 acre lot with 4 bedrooms plus office and bonus room, 3 full baths and nearly 2900 sq.ft. Attention to detail throughout the home with remodeled kitchen and baths, custom lighting, upgraded flooring, new roof, new windows and doors and so much more! Walk to downtown WC and close to BART, Iron Horse trail, freeway access!  Offered at $1,599,000

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32 Bottlebrush Court, Danville Sitting on a wonderful corner lot, this beautifully appointed family home boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2400 sqft, upgraded flooring and lighting and more!  Offered at $1,049,000

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250 Rio Grande Court, San Ramon Quite possibly the best location in Canyon Crest! On a quiet court, this fabulous updated home features gleaming hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen, updated baths and backs to open space with a sparkling pool!  Call for Details!

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87 Molokai Court, San Ramon Gorgeous remodel in wonderful Country View! Beautiful expanded kitchen, hardwood floors, all new moldings and baseboards, new light fixtures, fresh interior and exterior paint and more! Call for Details!

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820 Glasgow Circle, Diablo Highlands, Danville

Wonderful 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with approx 1645 sqft of light and bright living space. Featuring high ceilings and a large open floor plan, this casually sophisticated home is ready to move in! The living and dining room, with cozy fireplace and plantation shutters, provide the perfect space for entertaining. The spacious kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space for preparing meals of any size – and the refrigerator stays! The master bedroom, with a spacious walk-in closet and ceiling fan also has a slider leading to the rear yard. Stylish French doors off the foyer lead to the atrium and a perfect spot for morning coffee! The low Homeowner’s Association dues of only $110/ month include front yard maintenance and such features as the community pool and clubhouse! Other amenities include: new interior paint and carpet, two car attached garage with custom cabinets, great location close to I680, community parks & shopping, and part of the award winning San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Offered at $760,000



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10 Melsenna Court, Danville Unique property on ~.68acre. ~4327 sqft with au pair attached, RV garage, inlaw units, shop & pool! Offered at $1,165,000 ! rs! LD ffe SO le O ip ult M

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525 Buttonwood Drive, Blackhawk 4BR/3BA home with designer finishes throughout! Hardwood floors, French doors, vaulted ceilings, two fireplaces & more! Offered at $1,225,000 ! LD rs! SO Offe 10

712 Evelyn Court, Alamo The Trails! 4BR/3BA with updated kitchen and baths, hardwood floors, new carpets, fresh int. & ext. paint on ~.46 acre! Sold for $1,616,720



28 Sky Terrace, Danville Westside Estate! Remodeled 5BR, office, 2BR detached guest house, pool & cabana bar. Vineyard, views, ~1.6 acres! Offered at $4,195,000




4 Sky Terrace, Danville Westside! Remodeled 5BR single story, walls of glass, contemporary design, pool, spa, ~3 acres! Breathtaking views! Offered at $3,000,000

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25 Endinburgh Place, Danville ~ Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this highly upgraded Diablo Highlands home offers the convenience of only minutes to shopping, schools, community offerings and commute access. This spacious home is approx. 4351 sq. ft. of open living space. There are 5 bedrooms ( one is currently an office) 4.5 bathrooms, and a large upstairs Media Room, (currently a home theater) which could be a bonus room.  Offered at $1,799,000

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7 Lonesome Road, Danville ~ This single story home is situated on a private court of two

homes. The very stylish traditional, yet contemporary-feeling home is approx. 2796 sq. ft. of open, light, and bright living space. The graceful, tree-lined driveway sets the stage for the newly painted home on the flat, 1.38 acre grounds. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has a great room and walls of windows showcase the beautiful pool and fully landscaped backyard. Offered at $1,700,000

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5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, #376, Pleasanton, CA 94588

2049 Tarragon Rose Court, San Ramon 4 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 1,729 Sq.Ft. BUYER SALE

4514 Butterfly Creek Road, San Ramon 4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms / 2,547 Sq.Ft. BUYER SALE

195 Arundel Place, Hayward Hills 5 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms / 4,957 Sq.Ft. SOLD for $1,850,000 For more info visit www.195Arundelpl.com

130 Coralflower Lane, San Ramon 3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 1,439 Sq.Ft. SOLD $25,000 Over Asking! Listed at $665,000 and Sold for $690,000

49 Red Cedar Court | Blackhawk Country Club | $2,395,000

Gracious custom home with approx. 5,390 sq.ft. with 4bd/4ba. Library, bonus room, pool/spa. Golf course location and views. COMING SOON

1675(B) El Nido | Diablo Country Club | $1,395,000 Exquisitely remodeled 3-level Chalet. Approx. 2,349 sq.ft. including magnificent custom kitchen. Sotheby’s International Realty’s world-renown approach to Global Property Marketing and worldwide exposure is combined with Susan Bazinett’s 23 years of award-winning experience in representing the finest properties in the East Bay. Specializing in the Blackhawk, Danville, Alamo, Diablo and San Ramon Valley Markets, Susan Bazinett and Sotheby’s International Realty together define an extraordinary brand.

4295 Quail Run Place | Blackhawk Country Club | $1,649,000 Beautifully remodeled approx. 3,371 sq.ft. home featuring 5bd/3ba, pool, views, and 3 car garage.

Susan Bazinett

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Zephyr Circle, Danville

Represented Buyer - Not listed on MLS. A quick transaction and perfect solution for both buyer and seller.







Windchime Drive, Danville

Represented Seller - Seller did not want home on MLS. Due to our connetions, we got the house in contract in only 3 days!



Sutton Court, Danville

Represented Buyer and Seller - Sadly this darling home had been on the market with another realtor for 100 days and did not sell. We were called in and quickly found buyers completing the transaction to the delight of both the buyers and seller.


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La Questa, Danville

Country living... yet only minutes away from downtown Danville, shopping, schools, and the highway! With amazing views of Mt. Diablo, this charming home sits at the pinnacle of Rancho San Ramon on .83 exquisite acres. Call for details (925) 683-3509

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M.J. St. Jean Proudly Present s... 54 Vista Lane, Alamo


Offered at $1,650,000 www.54VistaLane.com This contemporary craftsman built in 2011 provides casual and effortless living with an open floor plan and high end finishes. The approximate 3217 square foot home has great style with its grand great room and amazing chef’s kitchen, wide plank oak hardwood floors, high ceilings, and alder trimmed doors and windows. It features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms on approx. .31 acre lot.



45 Diablo Creek Place, Danville | Offered at $1,375,000

437 El Alamo, Danville | www.437ElAlamo.com

This Lovely Updated Home provides easy and casual living with an informal open floor plan featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 baths (including an in-law wing with its own sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and separate entrance.) The phenomenal backyard with its peaceful parklike setting, pool, spa and built in BBQ, make this an entertainer’s delight. A bonus, this street has its own private tennis court.

French Country Equestrian Estate with Panoramic Views Perched upon a ridgeline amongst breathtakingly beautiful views, Chateau Beauvoir offers the finest of living on 2 acres of land with its own barn and paddocks. Completely remodeled and expanded in 2007, the home of approx. 6300 sq ft. exudes tranquility and style with an open floor plan.

Don’t just list it.. SELL IT with MJ!

Your Luxury Home Specialist!

M.J. St. Jean

MBA, Realtor®

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Frank Advice You Can Trust

Want Your Real Estate Dreams to Take Flight? What You Need Is a Solid Flight Plan! Fly the Friendly Skies of the 680 Corridor

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Realtor® Frank Trifeletti was a former commercial airline pilot for 30 years. A careful flight plan and safety check was something he took VERY seriously with hundreds of people’s lives in his hands. What does that have to do with your real estate transaction? CalBRE #00389840

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Everything! It’s hard to imagine, but he puts even more preparation and planning into every single real estate transaction he manages. He knows what’s at stake for you and your family’s investment. His “flight plan” and safety check for your home sale is INTENSE. You will know you are in good hands. Making a move? Call Frank Trifeletti, relax, and let your dreams take flight.

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Celeste Pacelli CDPE, QSC, Broker Associate

Proudly Presenting...As we begin 2015!







22 Kimberley Place, Alamo

English Country Estate in the Alamo Springs. This custom home offers just under 4800 sq. ft. with 4 large bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Gorgeous office and oversized bonus room. Very open kitchen/family room. Over .50 acres and English style garden. 3 car garage. Offered at $2,349,000.




5401 Penny Lane, Danville

Custom Country Estate on 5+ Glorious Acres! Enjoy views of Mt. Diablo. BackyardretreatwithBBQ,bar,sparklingpoolandspa.Winecellarandtasting room with 1600 bottle capacity! 4 Bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths, 6500+ sq.ft. www.5401PennyLane.com | Offered at $3,999,000.


2445 White Oak Place, Danville

This special home with resort style backyard has a lovely pool and spa and is at the end of the cul-de-sac. Just under 4100 sq ft on a .60+/- acre flat lot! 5 bedrooms with 3 baths. Master on the first floor. Oversized game room includes pool table. 6 car garage! www.2445WhiteOakPlace.com | Offered at $1,685,000.






288 Sherburne Hills Court, Danville

This stunning home with expansive views offers much privacy with its location at the end of a private court. The home has just been extensively renovated and offers just under 5400 sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The decks surround most of the living area. www.288SherburneHillsCourt.com | Offered at $1,999,000.

COMING SOON 2541 Fountainhead Dr., San Ramon – 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, appx. 1100+ sq. ft. Priced in the low $400.000’s

Celeste Pacelli QSC, CDPE Broker Associate


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Highly sought after Magee Ranch. Stunning Danville home on a premium lot offering beautiful views & privacy. Sweeping staircase in grand foyer, spacious throughout, inviting pool & spa!  Call for Additional Details

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Gorgeous Cameo Crest single story 3 bdrm, 2.5 bathroom, 3 car garage home with over 2600 sqft on a 13,000 sqft lot with panoramic views of the hills. The home has a very open floor plan and is perfect for entertaining. The formal living and dining

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Majestic views & a park-like setting nestled within the highly sought after community of Montair…One of Westside Danville’s most admired neighborhoods. This single-story home with 3,850 sqft, pool, private road and graceful driveway leads you to this gem perched upon nearly 2 acres of secluded land.  Call for Additional Details

room have vaulted ceilings, a wet bar and double sided fireplace. Spacious family room opens to the updated large center island kitchen with slab granite, double oven and gas cooktop. Master Suite has a bay window and updated bathroom with heated floors. The yard features flagstone walk ways, large patio with arbor and raised planter.



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60 Valley Hill Drive, Moraga ~ One of a Kind Country Living Situated on 11 acres of stunning, flat land, this Spanish-style estate offers nature lovers optimal country living with unparalleled privacy and convenience. This 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath comes with enormous upside potential.  www.60ValleyHill.com $2,250,000

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1221 Greenbrook, Danville ~ Stunning remodel! 4 bdrm, 2024 sq.ft+230 sq.ft detached bonus room; Open kitchen/ family room combo, Carrara marble, hardwood floors, dual pane windows, , new roof & more!  Sold for $1,015,000

120 Bountiful Court, Danville ~ Great creek side location

down a private lane. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath single story sits on a huge lot at the end of a court. New carpet & paint. Newer roof and dual pane windows. www.120Bountiful.com Call for Details

Homes Sold for our Clients in 2014: Soree Lane, San Ramon Serene Court, Danville Winslow Place, San Ramon Yardley Lane, San Ramon Windsor Way, San Ramon Sherwood Way, San Ramon Greenbrook Drive, Danville Padre Way, Dublin Byron Lane, San Ramon Pownal Ave, San Ramon

Tweed Lane, Danville Silvera Ranch Road, Dublin Toluca Drive, San Ramon Draeger Drive, Moraga Dogwood Ct, Walnut Creek Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette Avalon Way, San Ramon Satin Leaf Way, San Ramon Silver Pine Lane, Danville Cranleigh Court, San Ramon

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Thornhill Road, Danville Deldrin Court, San Ramon Demarcus Blvd, Dublin Kolb Place, Dublin Crestline Way, Pleasanton Bountiful Court, Danville Joree Lane, San Ramon Dormer Drive, Concord Hidden Lakes, Martinez Dublin Meadows, Dublin

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first glimpse of 2015

valerie vicente

low inventory & strong demand will continue to support a strong real estate market

interest rates will remain at historic lows! good news for buyers

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if you call val for value, your 2015 housing outlook will sparkle!

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Cyn Silva THE ART OF LIVING Stunning Westside Danville Estate 489 Del Amigo Road, Danville | Offered for $2,349,000 | www.489DelAmigo.com • Gorgeous Custom Estate • Perfectly Situated on a 1.3 acre lot with picturesque views! • 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths • Approx. 4,315 sq. ft.

101 Leona Court, Alamo | Offered for $1,299,000 @sothebysgirl

• Westside Alamo Rancher • 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths • Approx 2,700 sq. ft.


• Large .59 lot • Storybook Setting on a Very Desirable Court

CYN SILVA 925.580.1430 | cyn@cynsilva.com | CynSilva.com CalBRE# 01158409 Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.

Unique, Hilltop Sanctuary Minutes from Downtown 250 Santiago Lane, Danville A beautiful split-level, contemporary home on five acres provides you the perfect balance of privacy and convenience. Designed by William Wood Architects and built by Mark Scott Construction, this home was custom-built for living in and enjoying the views that surround. Off a private lane and through your own automatic gate, this home offers generously proportioned rooms with soaring ceilings. This home includes three bedrooms and an office or optional fourth bedroom, four and one half baths and a master suite complete with a dressing room and his and her bathroom vanities. Cascade Travertine floors, Creme Bordeaux granite counters, Dacor stainless steel appliances and a pebble-tec pool with a rock waterfall, are just a few of the features that make this property spectacular! Offered for $2,390,000

JUST SOLD - 394 Harper Lane - Westside Danville Residence Represented Buyer - $2,125,000 Stunning and private Westside Danville. Set on over one half acre, flat lot. Remodeled with the finest upgrades and inviting floor plan. Perfect home for entertaining! Four bedroom, three bath main house and one bedroom, one bath casita/guest house/au pair!

Thinking of moving this Spring? Make me your Valentine! I’ll build a robust plan, leveraging the best technologies to market your property, both locally and globally, to ensure optimal results. Call me to discuss your specific needs. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.

Rebecca Burns


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Westside Danville - multiple offers!!

Never saw a day on MLS... if privacy is what you are looking for, and a top sales price, look no further! Call Isabelle, your Westside Danville Realtor and Resident! List your home with Isabelle by March 1, 2015, and receive this revolutionary and incredible state-of-the-art three dimensional marketing video of your property at no cost. A value of up to $6,000!* Scan the QR code using your favorite tablet or visit www.749GlenRoad.com

Coming Soon - 865 Turino Street, Livermore • Four Bedroom Plus Den • Three Bathrooms • Three Car Garage with Built-Ins • Spacious Kitchen with Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances • Master Suite Offers Soaking Tub, Dual Sinks and Walk-in Closet • Custom Upgrades Include, Plantation Shutters, and Hardwood Flooring • Easy Freeway Access and Excellent Schools

Offered for $895,000

Isabelle M.J. Javier


*Value depends on size of home. Subject to listing agreement terms. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.

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Jennifer O’Grady 925.389.2380


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6 Tamalark Lane, Danville | Sold For $2,020,000 | Represented Buyer 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths 3,800 Square Feet Sold For $1,410,000 Represented Buyer

135 Benjamin Lane | Danville

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths 2,867 Square Feet Sold For $1,119,000 215GamayCourt.com

215 Gamay Court | Danville 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths 2,972 Square Feet Sold for $1,085,000 Represented Buyer

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths 2,519 Square Feet Sold For $1,350,000 Represented Buyer

94 Pioneer Court | San Ramon

859 Turrini Drive | Danville

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths 1,730 Square Feet Sold for $642,000 7766StoneLeafRoad.com

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,543 Square Feet Sold For $778,000 17Haven.com

17 Haven Place | San Ramon

7766 Stoneleaf Road | San Ramon 41

Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.

Lauren Holloway Presents... 23 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek

100 Bridges Court, Alamo

New construction with quality details throughout. Elegant single story, four bedrooms, four bathrooms. Luxurious finishes, gourmet kitchen, custom cabinetry, high-end appliances. Light and bright throughout with abundant windows and high ceilings. Backs to park, no rear neighbors.

Entertainer’s delight, featuring over 8600 square feet including a wine cellar, game and theater rooms, and an outdoor kitchen. Spectacular finishes include grand staircase, Brazilian cherrywood and limestone floors, oversized crown molding, and plastered walls.

www.23Eckley.com Offered at $1,900,000

www.100.BridgesMovie.com Offered at $2,588,000

Lauren Holloway 925.285.1728

Lauren@Lauren4Homes.com www.Lauren4Homes.com CalBRE #01393592

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224 Montair Drive, Danville www.224Montair.com Sold for $3,395,000

4035 Stone Valley Oaks Drive, Alamo www.4035StoneValleyOaks.com Sold for $2,000,000

Amy Present...

Greenbrook Charmer on Mustang Drive in Danville

1050 Lehigh Valley Circle, Danville

Charming three bedroom, two bathroom home, 1625 square feet, located in popular Greenbrook subdivision. Large yard with sparkling pool, backs to the Iron Horse Trail.

Remodeled four bedroom, two and one-half bathroom. Spectacular kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite counters. Brazilian cherry flooring and much more.

Offered at $875,000

Sold for $930,000

Norm Stanley 925.413.9116

Norm.Stanley@sothebysrealty.com CalBRE #00580952 Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.

Amy Stanley-Meyer 925.389.2282

Amy.Stanley@sothebysrealty.com CalBRE #01751646

Keeping Up Curb Appeal During the Drought

As California’s drought pushes on through the winter, Danville, Alamo, and Blackhawk homeowners search for new ways to maintain curb appeal. While some watch their once lush lawn fade into brown others look to turf grass and drought-tolerant plants for a front yard revival. It goes without saying that buying a house in the Bay Area is expensive. Consequently, it’s important to set the correct tone from the minute a buyer steps onto the property. First impressions are lasting impressions and curb appeal pays off. For those interested in exploring droughtfriendly landscaping options, we’ve simplified your search with a quick compilation of waterwise alternatives. Off-Set the Brown with Drought-Tolerant Color Homeowners can divert attention from front

yard eyesores by adding attractive hardscaping and vibrant, low-water flowers. Lavender not only attracts butterfly and bees with its purple flowers, but also requires little watering. Ideal for low-maintenance gardening, this perennial can tolerate poor soil quality, as it opts for gravel and sandy conditions over mulch. Spirea, a low-water perennial shrub, serves as an excellent ground cover and grows up to two to three feet high. These lacy flowers come in white, pink, or red, and aren’t particular when it comes to soil or watering. Those looking for a colorful frame to the front yard can also try out Bluebeard shrubs. These bold blue or pink blooms grow to three to four feet tall, providing a drought-friendly anchor to any front yard. Install Low-Maintenance Turf Grass While a new source of color may appeal to some, many prefer the classic allure that comes with a lush, green lawn. While synthetic grasses are up to par with EPA standards, the debate continues as to whether the chemicals found in artificial lawns pose health risks. Alternatively, they require no mowing, minimal upkeep, and effective drainage. Ultimately, the decision

remains with the homeowner. Some locals have already opted for synthetic turf given the area’s dry conditions. Replace Lawns with Native Gardens Those interested in a front yard makeover can implement native grasses, flowers, and succulents. These plants have naturally acclimated to our Mediterranean climate, meaning they require minimal water and make a perfect fit for high sun, low water circumstances. Lewisias, Apricot Mallows, and Wild Lilacs naturally inhabit California climates and need less water and maintenance, yet garner ample wildlife. Western Sword Ferns, Deer Grass, and succulents commonly found in Southern California also make great picks for a waterwise garden. Given the array of options, there’s no need to settle for dried up eyesores. Contact your local master gardener, or synthetic grass company for more information on the above alternatives.  

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