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A Luxury Collection. Issue #004 February 2013

“ZEN RETREAT” Truly A Work Of Art!

What’s Inside:

2012 Results and 2013 Trends

Live The Ultimate Country Club Lifestyle in Monterey

Breathtaking Country Property in Gilroy


A luxury collection from Intero Real Estate Services of the finest and most exclusive homes. An Intero Prestigio home is given an elevated level of exposure through its carefully crafted marketing portfolio set up to showcase your home to relevant markets locally, nationally and globally.  Customized to the unique style of each luxury property, Prestigio will expose your home through the most influential mediums reaching the greatest number of qualified buyers wherever they may be in the world.

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W

e said it before a good many times but let’s say it again, just because we all like so much the sound of it: 2012 was a pretty good year in the real estate business! After 5 years or so of misery, we finally made an upswing turn in the 4th quarter of 2011 and trotted all year long at a pace that many pessimistic Realtors thought they would never see again. If 2011 was the end of the end, 2012 was indeed a new beginning. How long will it last? Before the crisis, it was typical to assume that a cycle, whether good or bad, would last about 3 years. Then we learned with pain the definition of “new normal”…. Some want to believe that the upswing will last as long as the downswing. Wishful- thinking. Most would be happy with a cozy 3 year warm-up, but who would bet on it? Going forward, it is more reasonable to assume that we are going to ride this economy like brand-new drivers who push the brake pedal and the accelerator at the same time, jerking the passengers back and forth.

2012 Results and 2013 Trends

by: Alain Pinel Sr. Vice President General Manager Intero Prestigio international

Before we hastily call 2013 the “Renaissance,” a “Boom year,” the “End of the beginning,” or the “Beginning of the end,” let’s look at the year we just left behind and learn the lessons that will drive the trends. For this exercise, I will put the projector on the California Silicon Valley (mostly Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties), which led the real estate business out of the dark days and started a growth momentum which progressively spread between the two coasts. Numbers don’t lie: the mid-range market, or breadand-butter as it is often called, was on fire last year. The distressed sales, at the low end, have shrunk big time and the true luxury market made a timid reappearance, but everything in the middle (roughly $600,000 to $2,500,000

depending on the location) came and went like in the heydays of the late 90’s or around 2004. Too bad we did not have enough of the stuff to satisfy all buyers-to-be. In Santa Clara County, year-over-year, sales units edged up 7.3% and the sales volume jumped 22%, fueled by an average price increase of 13.7%. Similar photo in San Mateo County that caught fire a few months later: sales were up 11.8% and the volume up 20.9%, thanks to an appreciation of 8.2%. When the mid-range market is hot, those which benefit the most of course are those towns which enjoy a high median price (in the neighborhood of $2M). Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos, in the mid-Peninsula, prove the point with respectively 16.1%, 13.5% and 12.6% increases in average sales price, as per MLS).

The luxury market came alive mid-year and, as we went deeper into summer, fall & winter, a new flurry of multi-million dollar properties surfaced, as if suddenly freed from the ice. Many sold and just as many are still active on the market waiting for wealthy buyers who, too, resurface from a 5 year winter. Atherton, one of the most –if not the most- expensive towns in the US, got a lot of wind last year and promises to be a great market in the first half of 2013, and probably well beyond. In 2012, unit sales jumped 18.5% in relation to the year before, and the volume of sales jumped an amazing 37.6%! The average price, at $4M, is likely to appear “small” compared to what it promises to be at the end of this year! As it is, it shows a 16.1% appreciation over 2011. I am willing to bet that all markets which enjoyed a significant revival and price appreciation last year will enjoy a similar ride this year, especially if Washington does not make too much mess in the months to come. The segment of the market which should get 1st prize for improvement is the top end. Trophy homes are back! Buyers & Sellers beware! INTERO PRESTIGIO MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2013 3


“Zen Retreat” - Truly a work of art! Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Listing Provided by Dawn Thomas DRE# 01860743

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Welcome to the “Zen Retreat” that was completed in 2011 and recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. Truly a work of art that is sure to place your heart and soul in perfect symphony! Offering top Palo Alto schools, this home has approximately 6,054 square feet of total living space. It is elegantly designed and arranged on a 46,609 square foot flat lot. A beautiful blend of serene retreat and every modern high-end convenience that offers topof-the-line finishes for today’s discerning buyers. The Zen Retreat possesses the unique quality of a warm, inviting home environment yet is eloquent by nature. Whether it’s the outdoor cabana that invites you to stay or the view of the backyard oasis beyond the sliding walls; this home has to be seen to be truly appreciated for what it is - A Masterpiece!

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00 West Billie Wright Road Los Banos, CA 93635

Just 1.5 hours from San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas, this Rare and Scenic 5,700 acre Ranch is ideal for Country View-site Residential, Recreation, Hunting, Cattle and Horses! Oak-studded Slopes offer Multiple Exquisite Home Sites on 19 Legal Parcels. Extended Family or Corporate Retreat possibilities with unlimited recreational opportunities and fly-in possible! Abundant year-round water and varied terrain provide great habitat for game with brushy canyons, treedotted slopes, open grazing land---offering “home� to statuesque elk, wild pig, deer, dove, quail and bass fishing in the lake. Offer those you love the absolute privacy, security and healthy lifestyle that country living can afford, either as a nearby weekend getaway destination or permanent residence. Create memories to last a lifetime!

$6,999,999 Listing Provided by Linda Pond & Kevin Godden DRE# 00827031 & 01838690

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702 Tesoro Road Monterey, CA 93940

The Ultimate Country Club Lifestyle. A beautiful 2 story custom home situated high above Pasadera County Club, home of Monterey County’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. • • • • • • • •

3 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms 4,450 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space Gourmet Kitchen Grand Entry Spacious Master Suite Panoramic Views Beautiful Patios with Hammered Iron Trellises

$2,295,000 Listing Provided by Sharon Smith DRE# 01780563

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1238 Hillcrest Drive San Jose, CA 95120

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4 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms 3,368 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space Approx. 11,250 Sq. Ft. Lot

Enjoy spectacular fairway views, master craftsmanship, tasteful and elegant appointments throughout. Vaulted ceilings and a spacious floor plan invite intimate gatherings and spectacular entertaining alike. Let this be your personal retreat, here in the heart of Silicon Valley.

$1,599,999 Listing Provided by Gabe Gabrielson DRE# 01424888

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www.1238HillcrestDrive.com


Casa Del Sol Gilroy, CA 95020

Enjoy a Spectacular Tuscan Lifestyle at CASA DEL SOL, situated on a 5 acre Cabernet and Syrah vineyard, overlooking 400 acres of neighboring vineyards and South County wineries. The stunning Villa is 4,500 Sq. Ft. with over 2,000 Sq. Ft. of loggias and outdoor covered additional living areas. There are 4 sumptuous Bedrooms with en suite Baths and an upstairs Guest Suite. Country elegant design is ideal for entertaining with the Great Room, Living Room and Kitchen all open. Custom designer finishes: travertine flooring in the main living areas, hardwood teak floors in the private areas, slab granite, top-of-theline appliances. 20’ Canary Island Date Palms highlight the extensive landscaping with salt water swimming pool and outdoor kitchen. Picturesque setting and exquisite architectural design offer a great Lifestyle for the fortunate Owner!

$2,498,000 Listing Provided by Linda Pond & Kevin Godden DRE# 00827031 & 01838690

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12285 Watsonville Road Gilroy, CA 95020

This breathtaking country property was designed by the famous Scott Stotler, and built by Larry Roberts. The home is nestled in 5 incredibly beautiful acres of native trees, expansive lawn, and year round creek. It is surrounded by views of countryside, hills, custom homes and vineyards. The property is in excellent, move-in condition! • • • • • • • •

4 Bedrooms & 3½Bathrooms 4,000 Sq. Ft. (Main House) 870 Sq. Ft. Guest House with Bedroom and Full Bathroom Approx. 5 Acre Lot Park like backyard with year around creek Large windows-lets the light and scenic views in Upstairs entertainment room Permitted 4,000 Sq. Ft. Building Pad with hookups, can be completed for several uses

$1,790,000 Listing Provided by Janet and Joe Alderese DRE# 01061063 & 01321117

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www.12285WatsonvilleRd.com


159 Ranch Road Evergreen, CO 80439

Estate Highlights • 4 Bedrooms • Approx. 7,345 Sq. Ft. • 6 Bathrooms • Approx. 12.89 Acre Lot

This gorgeous redwood estate is sited on 12.89 acres in the gated community of Bear Creek Ranch Estates. Home to only 8 owners with 16 acres of open space, the community offers private access to Upper Bear Creek, its gold medal fly fishing and gorgeous views of snowcapped Mt. Evans. The exquisite home, designed and built by architect Austin Siegfried, has a fabulous exterior and porte-cochère entrance with a magnificent handcrafted stairway and solid rock wall and water feature. A wonderful 7,340 square-foot main home with four bedrooms and six baths. In addition to the 750 square-foot guest quarters.

$1,595,000 Listing Provided By Mark Footer and Rita Hansen

DRE# 40030180

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32300 Woodland Drive Evergreen, CO 80439

Come visit this Colorado masterpiece and become absorbed in its warm mountain lifestyle. The house is decorated throughout with one of a kind finishes. From camel bone inlaid pillars in the great room to monastery doors entering the theater, details capture your attention in every room of the 8,000+ square foot floor plan. The main living space wraps around a courtyard water feature and garden with a restful studio for four-season enjoyment. A welcoming master suite flows through to a comfortable lounge area and access to the courtyard. The equestrian minded will be taken by the impressive 12,000 square foot indoor riding arena and 3,400 square foot barn situated on a grass meadow. The countless amenities to appreciate includes the finished 8 car garage. Consider moving in right away as the home is offered in turn key condition including furnishings all the way to kitchen implements! The 11 acre site consists of two buildable parcels which allows for an additional residence.

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6 Bedrooms 7½ Bathrooms Approx. 8,529 Sq. Ft. Approx. 11.00 Acre Lot

$4,795,000 Listing Provided By Mark Footer and Rita Hansen DRE# 40030180

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12101 Oak Park Court Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Views to forever from this gorgeous Los Altos Hills home built in 1999! 1.6 acres and gated for privacy, this home is very close-in to the village of Los Altos.

Estate Highlights • 4 Bedrooms • Approx. 4,081 Sq. Ft. • 3½ Bathrooms • Approx. 69,000 Sq. Ft. Lot

$3,695,000 Listing Provided By Craig Pellegrini DRE# 1400656

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33139 Woodland Drive Evergreen, CO 80439

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5 Bedrooms 7½ Bathrooms Approx. 6109 Sq. Ft. Approx. 7.06 Acre Lot

Welcome to this stunning Mountain Contemporary in desirable Soda Creek, affording you a lifestyle that is uniquely Colorado. Only twenty minutes east to Metro Denver with world class amenities and less than sixty minutes to world class skiing to the west. Built in 2002 with 5 bedrooms, two master suites and 9 bathrooms, a Master Suite, family room, study and laundry are all thoughtfully located on the main level of the home. The luxury home is situated on 7 private acres with abundant room to roam and scenic high country views to enjoy. The stucco exterior, a porte-cochere entry, wrap around deck, and polished mountain style interior finishes come together to make this a warm inviting destination. Top of the line finish work with knotty alder flooring, custom cabinetry and woodwork throughout. Special attention to detail along with expert craftsmanship is evident in every room of this home. Radiant in floor heat and a private media room are just some of the many upgrades making this a wonderful place to enjoy life and make this an ideal home for many lifestyles.

$1,595,000 Listing Provided By Mark Footer and Rita Hansen DRE# 40030180

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6887 Timbers Drive Evergreen, CO 80439

This house is a true mountain sanctuary in one of the most private neighborhoods in Evergreen. The backyard features dramatic waterfalls surrounded by beautiful rock out cropping’s, creating a truly natural environment to relax. A total renovation was completed in 2007 by the very talented Visage Designs. Reclaimed chestnut and natural limestone is incorporated throughout the house. A chef’s dream kitchen is well suited to the gourmet cook and is exceptional for entertaining. The private and spacious master suite features access to a private patio with waterfall, large walk-in his and her closets and a gas fireplace. The lower level includes a fabulous theater room with ten comfy, reclining upholstered chairs. Whether a collector or casual connoisseur, the 600 bottle wine cellar is sure to please. The whimsical playroom and art studio comfortably holds up to 6 for a private art class. Denver is only a short 35 minute drive, even in inclement weather.

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5 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms Approx. 8664 Sq. Ft. Approx. 3.79 Acres Sq. Ft. Lot

$2,500,000 Listing Provided By Mark Footer and Rita Hansen DRE# 40030180

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5407 Bear Mountain Drive Evergreen, CO 80439

Stunning iron-gated and enclosed 2.4 acre estate surrounded by native Colorado rock out- croppings. Enjoy the unencumbered Mt Evans snow cap views from this 5,818 square foot home which features 4 bedrooms, 4½ baths, 4 car garage and 6 fireplaces. Beautifully crafted with 100 year old antique fir beams, plank flooring, distressed knotty alder doors and hand hewn cabinetry. Stone and stucco exterior with extensive decking and patio areas.

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4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms Approx. 5,439 Sq. Ft. Approx. 2.4 Acre Lot

$3,695,000 Listing Provided By Mark Footer and Rita Hansen DRE# 40030180

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210 Bear Meadow Trail Evergreen, CO 80439

Be among the few owners in this exclusive gated community limited to six luxury residences. Ideal privacy and natural beauty surround this custom masterpiece. The designer employed the finest finishes on this elegant mountain contemporary residence. Features include a large open great room, floor to ceiling windows, an eye-catching rock fireplace and countless luxury features. Sitting on 18 acres this residence has 10,000 finished square feet, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a four car attached garage.

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5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms Approx. 10,311 Sq. Ft. Approx. 18.51 Acre Lot

$2,700,000 Listing Provided By Mark Footer and Rita Hansen DRE# 40030180

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3394 Greenview Drive El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Luxurious living awaits you in this stunning Serrano residence. Every attention to detail was put into this magnificent former Model Home. As you enter, the dramatic rotunda creates an elegant backdrop to highlight the beauty and quality you would expect in a home of this caliber. Featuring 5 oversized bedrooms - including a romantic Master Suite and charming downstairs guest quarters - a formal Library/Office, Chef’s kitchen with Butler’s Pantry, large Bonus Room, and a resort-at-home backyard.

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5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms Approx. 4,889 Sq. Ft. Approx. 16,379 Sq. Ft. Lot

$1,098,000 Listing Provided By Jeff Camp DRE# 1920422

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23291 Mora Heights Way Los Altos Hills, CA 94024

Stunning Contemporary Home Captures Breathtaking Views From Its Elevated Hilltop Position. Gated Home Offers Privacy, Yet Only Minutes to Loyola Corners, Open Space Preserve & Major Commute Routes. Unique Architectural Elements Blend With Chic Finishes To Create A Sleek And Sophisticated Look.

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4 Bedrooms 3½ Bathrooms Approx. 4,070 Sq. Ft. Approx. 55,321 Sq. Ft. Lot

$2,995,000 Listing Provided By Sophie Tsang and Ethel Green DRE# 01399145 & 00631757

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40969 Ferreira Place Fremont, CA 94539

This spacious and elegant cul-de-sac 5-bedroom home is walking distance to all award-winning Mission San Jose schools in Fremont: Gomes, Hopkins & Mission SJ HS. The extra large & private lot has ample space for kids & playtime. Ground floor has full bath & bedroom: great for in-laws and guests! Freshly remodeled: new gourmet kitchen, new top-grade appliances, granite countertops & cherry wood cabinets; brand new bathrooms throughout the home.

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5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Approx. 3,410 Sq. Ft. Approx. 10,018 Sq. Ft. Lot

$1,799,800 Listing Provided By Daphne S. Lau

DRE# 01879890

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www.FerreiraPlace.com


5431 Country Club Parkway San Jose, CA 95138

Located inside Silver Creek Valley Country Club....Silicon Valley’s premier golf gated community. This fabulous custom built home has spectacular unobstructed golf course views! Approx. 5,602 sf of pure luxury including: 5 beds, 4 full and 2 half baths, a large bonus/media room, a stately mahogany office, a huge gourmet kitchen, extensive woodwork and marble throughout and much more. Enjoy morning coffee on the large master bedroom balcony perched right over the golf course. Live the good life at Silver Creek Valley Country Club.

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5 Bedrooms 4½ Bathrooms Approx. 5,602 Sq. Ft. Approx. 13,000 Sq. Ft. Lot

$2,400,000 Listing Provided By Grant, Griffith & Jones DRE# 00890691

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40572 Canyon Heights Drive Fremont, CA 94539

This gorgeous historic Mackintosh Estate, nestled in the Mission Foothills, is in the Mission San Jose school area of Fremont. Tucked against the hills, this Estate offers country living at its best, and without the commute! Perfect for multi-generation families. Three living structures offers 6 bedrooms and 4 baths. An in-law one-bedroom unit sits atop the 6-car garage. The historic granary has been recently remodeled as a studio.

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6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Approx. 3,333 Sq. Ft. Approx. 52,111 Sq. Ft. Lot

$3,288,800 Listing Provided By Daphne S. Lau

DRE# 01879890

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www.MackintoshEstate.com


699 Ann Place Milpitas, CA 95035

Gorgeous Shapell home which was remodeled and expended in 2005. Iron fence around home, formal marble entry, spiral staircase, high ceiling, open floor plan, and double gourmet kitchens! One bedroom and one full bath downstairs. Luxury master suite with retreat room, french door leads to the balcony, view of the mountain and wild animals bring you peace and quiet. Landscaped yard with lots of fruit trees.

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6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Approx. 4,453 Sq. Ft. Approx. 10,800 Sq. Ft. Lot

$1,568,000 Listing Provided By Lydia Wang DRE# 01418801

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The Castle at Willow Brook Farm

451 Portola Road

Portola Valley, CA 94028 Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the historic Castle at Willow Brook Farm was originally built by former Fairmont Hotel owner Herbert E. Law. Stunningly renovated with meticulous attention to artistic and historic detail, the estate spans approximately 1.2 level acres in prime Portola Valley. One of the most unique and recognizable properties on the Peninsula, this enchanting estate offers the best of both worlds as an intimate family home and the perfect backdrop for entertaining.

Listing Provided by Linda Hymes DRE# 01917074

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4 Bedrooms 4 Full Bathrooms 2 Half Bathrooms 5,800 Sq. Ft. of Living Space 52,000 Sq. Ft. Lot Historic Castle Estate

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Top of the line appliances Stone guest cottage 1,200 Sq. Ft. workshop Pool, Bocce Court Bonus Space, Wine room and finished attic

$5,595,000

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6794 Graystone Lane San Jose, CA 95120

This contemporary architecture home reigns as one of the finest homes in Almaden Valley, built in 1997 with elegance! Enter through the Iron Gate to the enchanting front yard with palatial settings of expansive manicured stonework grounds. The three car garage, with stone façade, has a built-in work station and built-in maple cabinetry throughout. • 5 Bedrooms, plus a Game Room with Wet-Bar (Additional Bedroom #6) • 4½ Bathrooms • 3 Car Garage with Built-In Cabinetry • 4,231 sf of living space

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12,632 sf lot size Grand Foyer, High Ceilings Hardwood Flooring Gourmet Kitchen with Center Island

Listing Provided by Madlin Betkouchar DRE# 01823174

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$1,729,000

www.6794GraystoneLn.com


10800 Magdalena Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94024

First time on the market in over 50 years, this amazing property is made up of 3 separate, 1.00+ acres, totalling 3.26 acres. Incredible 180 degree, panoramic views of the Bay. Surrounded by all the beauty that nature has to offer, yet still only 1 mile from 280.

Opportunity Awaits Build your own “Villa Natura�, up to 12,000 sq. ft., with room for your private vineyard. Or develop the 3 separate parcels with a 5,000 sq. ft. home allowed per parcel according to new Survey Reports.

Listing Provided by Cutty Smith & Melissa Lindt DRE# 01441081 & 01469863

The Possibilities Are Yours To Imagine! These conceptual, architectural renderings are for illustration purposes only and are not to be construed as approval of plans by the town of Los Altos Hills planning department.

$8,000,000

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1285 Lions Peak Lane San Martin, CA 95046

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4 Bedrooms 5 ½ Bathrooms Approx. 4,132 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space Approx. 2.9 Acre Lot Large Entry Courtyard with Reflective Pond Two Private Suites with Private Entry Master Suite with His & Her Baths and Outdoor Garden Shower Antique Hand Made French Tile Roofing Private Vineyard Setting at Cor de Valle 6 Car Garage Large Detached Gym / Office / Art Studio with Full Bath

$2,200,000 Listing Provided by Bill Harrigan DRE# 000544107

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www.1285LionsPeakLn.com


27411 Altamont Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

This beautiful home is nestled in the Los Altos Hills yet just minutes from town. Enter through the private wrought iron gate and up the drive to this spectacular home where every detail has been considered. • • • •

4 Bedrooms plus an Office 3.5 Bathrooms Approx. 3,517 Sq. Ft. of Living Space Approx. 1 Acre Lot

Listing Provided by Dominic Nicoli & Jackie Nicoli DRE# 01112681 & 00486031

$2,995,000

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1655 Scottsdale Road Placerville, CA 95667

Prestigious El Dorado County gated estate. Private location on 46 acres with soaring views. Crafted by premier builder Daniels Construction, this Tuscan style home features artistic, hand-crafted detail. Imported stone floors grace a gourmet kitchen with top quality granite. This magnificent home includes a perfectly climatized wine cellar and custom theater. Impressive indoor pub with custom copper inset ceiling and matching bar top overlooks the dramatic views. Experience outdoor living at it’s finest under the majestic pergola with outdoor kitchen, bar, fireplace and putting green, all complimented by the sparkling infinity edge pool & spa. • 4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms

• Approx. 4,677 Sq. Ft. of Living Space • Approx. 46.08 Acre Lot

$1,499,000 Listing Provided by: Tommee Briggs and Kathy Withrow DRE# 01318725 and 01357112

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15231 Quito Road Saratoga, CA 95070

Casa Tierra is an Exquisite Estate of over 7,500 square feet of living space, situated on a Beautiful Acre+ of lush gardens and wondrous landscape. Upon entering the estate through your Private Gated entrance, you will notice an unmistakable sense of calmness while being surrounded by such natural beauty. • • • • • • • •

5 Bedrooms & 5 ½ Bathrooms 7,532 Sq. Ft. of Living Space Approx. 51,400 Sq. Ft. Lot Hacienda Adobe House built in early 1940’s Rough cut solid redwood beam ceiling Lush Gardens, Pool, Spa & Waterfall into Pool Hand-crafted artisan tile work Separate Wing w/Guest Quarters and Game Room

$2,950,000 Listing Provided by Rob Godar DRE# 01356357

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5 Betty Lane Atherton, CA

Pure Elegance of a French Manor Newly built and perfectly situated on a cul-de-sac in the heart of Atherton, this estate features many desired amenities plus guest house, pool, sport court, wine cellar, state of the art theater/media room, spa and fitness room, 26-zone climate control, and Crestron home automation.


• Approx. 14,000 square feet • Main residence with 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 3 half-bathrooms • Elevator service to all three levels • Hickory floors • Guest house with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen • Approx. 1.25 acres with pool, spa, sportcourt, outdoor kitchen, firepit • 26-zone geothermal climate control • Crestron home automation: lighting, alarm, climante control, audio, video • Theater, spa room, 1,500-bottle wine cellar • 19kW photovoltaic array & solar water heating • Menlo Park Schools

PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Listing Provided By: Greg Goumas, Tom Dallas & David Kelsey DRE# 01878208 | 00709019 | 01242399

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14055 Uvas Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Stunning Executive Escape This gated peaceful retreat is just a short drive from the Cinnabar Hills Golf Course and Silicon Valley. Perched above Uvas Reservoir, this inviting private reserve provides the beauty and serenity those seek to enjoy themselves, with family, or friends. The main home and guest quarters provide the flexibility and convenience for intimate gatherings all will enjoy. • • • • • • • • • • • •

5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 5,171 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space Approx. 10 Acres of Land Unsurpassed views Home theatre and game room areas Subzero, Viking & GE appliances Veranda, large private office off master Steam shower, spa tub Steam shower in guest bath, dry sauna Gated, extremely private 2 bedrooms are in guest quarters with its own full kitchen, bath & large living room

$2,450,000 Listing Provided by Katcha Burnett DRE# 01367494

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21680 Calero Creek Court San Jose, CA 95120

Situated on 3.10 flat acres in the city nicknamed; “Capital of the Silicon Valley”. This luxury custom built home features top craftsmanship and the finest imported materials from Italy, Australia and Brazil.

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5 Bedrooms & 9 Bathrooms 7,533 Square Feet of Living Space Chef’s Gourmet Kitchen w/butlers pantry Large Master Escape with Marble Fireplace 2 Bars

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Movie Theater and Music Room Approx. 1,200 Sq. Ft. Guest House 450 Sq. Ft. Cabana w/bar bath & full kitchen 7 Car Garage Spa Tub and Shower Jets Grand Staircase

$2,888,888 Listing Provided by Joe Velasco DRE# 01309200

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2425 Old Calaveras Road Milpitas, CA 95035

Virtually 80 Acres of Prominent Land With Amazing Opportunities

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL! Timeless Property that Commands Magical Views! Perfect to build Custom Estate Homes, Bed & Breakfast, Other Developments (buyer to verify). Stunning Panoramic Views, City Lights, Spring Valley Golf Club and Ed Levin County Park. Distinctive Setting and Location. Private and Tranquil Lake/ Pond with Dock to build a Fine Waterfront Custom Estate Home. Existing 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms accommodation with private entry on almost 1 plus acre flat lot with Striking Views.

$5,000,000 Listing Provided by Madlin Betkouchar DRE# 01823174

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www.2425OldCalaverasRd.com


356 Santana Row #319 San Jose, CA 95128

Villa Cornet, the small exclusive community of Santana Row Villas offers all of the luxuries of home along with the amenities, shopping, dining and social scene that the Row has to offer. • • • • •

3 Bedrooms 3 ½ Bathrooms Approx. 2,300 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space Marble Bathrooms Gourmet Kitchen w/High End Appliances

• Spacious Rooms w/High Ceilings • Quiet Side of “The Row” • Private Balcony • 2 Car Garage • 3 Deeded Parking Spaces

$1,599,000 Listing Provided by Lisa Lyons DRE# 01501433

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3235 Paseo Vista Avenue San Martin, CA 95046

Location, location, location! This exceptional equestrian estate is nestled against the eastern foothills of San Martin. Just a 5 minute trailer ride to Harvey Bear trail head to go riding and conveniently located just 20 minutes south of San Jose. An Amazing one of a kind property for you and your horses!

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4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3,500 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space One of a kind 10 acre State of the Art Equestrian Estate! • 40’x100’ Castlebrook barn with 10 stalls • 50’X100’ arena for all your horse disciplines. Enjoy year round riding in 180’x90’ arena with covered portion 70’x70’ • Additional 3 stall MD barn with paddocks with Equiterre footing, and much more!

$2,900,000 Listing Provided by Karlene DiNapoli DRE# 01799916

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16721 Madrone Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95030

4 SEPARATE LIVING QUARTERS Classic 19th Century 6,000 Sq. Ft. Victorian Mansion, Large Caretaker’s Cottage  2,800 Sq. Ft. View Home Guest Home w/2 Rental Units

Classic multi-residential gated estate nestled on 21 acres with four homes including a classic Victorian dating back to 1884. The estate has gorgeous valley views, walking trails, seasonal creek, picnic grounds, Koi pond, fenced vegetable & flower gardens, green house, work shop & more. • 6,000 Square Foot Victorian Mansion • 6 Bedrooms & 6 Bathrooms • 21 Acres Of Lush Land • Suited for multi-generational extended family living or a magnificent corporate retreat. • Koi Pond, Outdoor Kitchen, Gardens, Green House and more.

$9,500,000

Listing Provided by Susan Fagin DRE# 1068584

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3 Massol Court Los Gatos, CA

Exquisite Queen Anne Victorian Dream Home Steps from Downtown Los Gatos in Almond Grove • • • •

5 Bedrooms plus Bonus Room 3½ Bathrooms 4,141 Sq. Ft. of Living Space 14,375 Sq. Ft. Lot

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100% Custom Built Rare downtown cul-de-sac location River rock fireplace with slate hearth High end appliances Bevelled edge granite counters

$2,875,000 Listing Provided by Dominic Nicoli DRE# 01112681

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12705 New Avenue San Martin, CA 95020

Grand and inviting, this exceptionally constructed 2 story home sits on 2.2 acres of manicured lawn in the “Benson Division” and looks out over the foothills of San Martin. • • • • • • •

4 Bedrooms 4½ Bathrooms 5,627 Sq. Ft. of Living Space Hacienda Style Home 2.2 Acres of Land Grand Staircase Tile Floors

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Stainless Steel Appliances Granite Countertops Large Fireplace Balconies at Every Bedroom Pebble Tec Pool Outdoor Kitchen

$2,300,000 Listing Provided by Lisa Faria & Peter Fleming DRE# 01895863 & 01749812

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721 Orange Avenue Los Altos, CA 94022

This Tuscan home was beautifully re-designed and completely rebuilt in 2011. Masterfully crafted with the finest workmanship and materials and an attention to detail. This inviting home is situated on a highly desirable tree lined street within walking distance to town and top Los Altos Schools.

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3 Bedrooms plus Office 2½ Bathrooms Approx. 2,700 Sq. Ft. of Living Space Approx. 6,600 Sq. Ft. Lot Gourmet Kitchen Beautiful Hardwood Floors Mature landscape Energy Efficient Solar Panels

$2,550,000 Listing Provided by Dominic Nicoli & Irene Reed DRE# 01112681 & 01879122

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18715 Glen Ayre Drive Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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5 Bedrooms & 4½ Bathrooms 5,479 Square Feet of Living Space 4.2 Acres of Land Country Estate with Breathtaking Views 2 Acres of Pinot Noir Vineyards

In a secluded spot at the end of a country road, there is a spot for new beginnings. A country estate that honors gracefulness, livability and craftsmanship while integrating truly breathtaking views. This home provides an interesting mix of wide open spaces, a larger secondary bedroom, and a nice sized game room that could be turned into a kids or upstairs family room. All of the bedrooms utilize the incredible views and a 1,720 Sq. Ft. deck of newer Trex decking.

$1,869,000 Listing Provided by Scott Robinson DRE# 01025013

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A Legendary Estate For Generations To Come. Brilliantly designed and masterfully crafted, this breathtaking Italianate Villa is unequivocally one of the most exquisite luxuries on the Peninsula.  Enviably situated in the heart of Atherton, the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prestigious address, the 2.5-acre property marries a lavish main residence with equally impressive guest house and resortworthy amenities. The result, an estate retreat that is truly without equal.

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Bella Sera Atherton, CA

• Masterfully Crafted Italianate Villa completed in 2002 • Architectural design by Stephen Arnn of Arnn Gordon Greineder, construction by Lencioni Construction, interior design by Wheeler Design Group, decorative painting by Evans & Brown, landscape architecture by Chandler & Chandler

• Two-level main residence with 5 bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms • Guest house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom plus 2 pool bathrooms • Pool Cabana with barbecue kitchen • Approx. 13,672 sq. ft. of living space • Garage parking for 5 cars • Approx. 2.5 acres of professionally landscaped grounds • Pool, spa and tennis court • Menlo Park public and private schools

Price Upon Request Listing Provided by Tom Dallas & David Kelsey DRE# 01242399 & 00709019

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3360 Kingsley Court Pebble Beach, CA 93953

This luxurious property features 10,000 sq. ft., 8 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms plus 2 half bathrooms, sauna, game room, wine cellar, office, maid’s quarters, guest house and garage space for 14 cars. One of the highlights of the property is the custom theater designed by Kirkegaard Associates of Chicago. They are a renowned acoustics design firm that created the acoustics in Davies Hall, San Francisco, Boston Conservatory of Music and Carnegie Hall.

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8 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms Approx. 10,000 Sq Ft Modern Architecture

• Showcase Kitchen • Home Theatre • Car Enthusiasts Dream with Garage space for 14 cars

$5,750,000 Listing Provided by Sharon Smith DRE# 01780563

www.3360Kingsley.com

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