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A Luxury Collection. Issue #006 June 2013

Escape to the Sierra Mountains

What’s Inside:

We Are Back! Insights from Alain Pinel

Contemporary Estate in Portola Valley

Majestic and Elegant Living In Cordevalle Vineyard Estates

We Are

Please repeat after me: “The real estate m Is Back!” Yes, business is looking great and confident enough to actually relax and enjo stay awake at night after being told that we

This is serious discussion friends. We have economic ride that many of us are still gun hearing in recent months, is something like or it is not great. If it is great (and it is - rea in the game!

I am not blind or deaf. I know that millions buy. The crisis we endured from roughly th of many states. However dramatic it may b pockets of distressed areas, country-wide, years when the West Coast market was in and price appreciation… It’s a big country

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market is back!”…..Louder now, please: “The Real Estate Market d healthy again. Are we all finally getting it? Are we finally oy the ride, that is buy & sell without crossing our fingers and e are now the proud owners of a big mortgage?

e been shaken up so bad and for so long by a tumultuous n-shy and afraid to fall in love with housing again. All I have been e “The real estate industry is now great, BUT…” Well, it is great ad my lips), forget about the “But” once and for all and get back

of homeowners are still under-water, unable to sell or unable to he end of 2007 to late 2011, has left its marks in many towns be, this phenomenon is not new or unique. There are always , irrespective of the overall market conditions. I even remember the tank while the East Coast was enjoying a nice bump in sales y.

t the same tempo all over the map, we may be in for a long wait. will miss extraordinary opportunities to benefit from the obvious about the reasons to procrastinate, focus instead on the many wave.

ether you read the newspaper in San Francisco, Miami, New York … You see the same splashing titles: “Hottest housing market in rs!” Same photo on the TV screens. Reporters and editorialists cializing in real estate are now the popular guys. Their papers ke the front page (Time for them to ask for a raise). The hot es cover particularly the metropolitan areas of both the Pacific & ntic Coasts, where the high end market is substantially fueled by owing foreign demand.

he San Francisco Bay Area, a piece of geography of 7,000 square s, spread over 9 counties and home to more than 7 million ple, the median price jumped 30.8% in April, relative to the same nth of 2012. The stats, compiled by DataQuick, also show that the l median price, this year, beat the March level by…17%! Lucky smart) were those who bought when we told them to.

by: Alain Pinel

Sr. Vice President General Manager Intero Prestigio international

The counties that benefit the most belong to 2 categories: those which took the deepest plunge during the crisis (Solano, Alameda…) and those which are traditionally the most stable (and pricey) due mostly to the quality of the work environment and what we call the “quality of life”: Santa Clara (heart of the Silicon Valley), San Mateo,… As an example, Solano county, that took a bath over the previous 6 years, gained 36% in a year. As far as Santa Clara & San Mateo, they jumped respectively 25.6% and 32%. Not bad for any 12 month period, won’t you agree? Much of the appreciation, however, can be attributed to the extreme shortage of listing inventory. A couple of weeks ago, I was checking the number of active listings in Santa Clara county for the same period of 2011, 2012 & this year. Frightening it was. From 2011 to 2012, the number of listings fell more than 50%, while the number of pending sales was nearly identical. This year, the inventory shrunk another 16% or so! Something has got to give. Since unit sales are limited by the extent of the available inventory of homes, at a time when mortgage money is (still, but for how long?) at bottom levels and the pent-up demand is getting impatient…  prices can only go up a bit more. Are the sellers among you listening?


3791 Beckwourth Genesee Valley Road Taylorsville, CA 95983

Genesee Valley Ranch, consists of 1,571 Pristine acres, as the base of the Sierra Mountains, predominately meadow land with awe inspiring views of the pines and Sierras. The ranch is feed by three meandering creeks that offer an abundance of water and habitat for native trout. The ranch is home to nearly two dozen structures including the Town of Genesee. The General store and Genesee are the heart of the Town. These buildings date back to the late 1800’s and were meticulously restored to there former glory. 4 INTERO PRESTIGIO MAGAZINE JUNE 2013

This property is unique in many ways, it serves as a resort for corporate and private retreats, it is a high end cattle ranch with extensive infrastructure to produce organic beef, a hunters paradise. All of this is part of one unique Ranch.

The crown jewel of the ranch is the main house, over 9,000 square feet of exquisite log home construction of dry kiln logs, keep homage to the ranches history no detail was overlooked. This property is offered as a turn key investment, including furnishings, art work, support and recreational equipment. The existing management willing to continue if buyer desires.

Steve Becerra, REALTOR® 408.891.6453 DRE# 00838722

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Option 11 Bedrooms 7.5 Bathrooms Approx. 15,000+ Sq. Ft. 1,249 Acres (Fee Simple) and 260 Acres (Leasehold)


886 Vista Del Roble Place San Jose, CA 95120

This luxurious home has many exceptional amenities and features which set itself apart from other homes in the area. With gorgeous landscaping, a pool and hot tub, many built-in modern conveniences, and high quality materials, this is a rare opportunity in Almaden Valley! • • • • •

4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms Approx. 4,632 Sq. Ft. Approx. 48,351 Sq. Ft. lot Hardwood floors, trey ceiling, gas fireplace, integrated speakers.

• Vaulted ceilings, custom hearth, wood burning fireplace, surround sound. • High end appliances, walk-in pantry, sub zero fridge, granite counters, hardwood floors • Vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, private balcony, loft office

James Shin, REALTOR® 408.355.8364 DRE# 01358693



4234 Chaboya Road San Jose, CA 95148

This property is a unique opportunity for the distinctive buyer to create his perfect mix of luxury, privacy and nature. The 14+ acre lot with large areas of buildable flat land can accommodate a sizeable estate compound with plenty of landscaping and parking space. Perched right above the most desirable area of Evergreen and offering breathtaking views of the valley and city lights, it still offers the serene beauty of the hillside and its abundant wild life. • Unique Opportunity to Build a Private Estate Compound • 14+ acre lot on the Hills of Prestigious Evergreen • Natural Hillside & Abundant Wildlife

• Sweeping View of the Valley & City Lights • Excellent Evergreen Schools • Approx. 1,694 Sq. Ft. Main Home with 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms

Lynne Tran, MBA, REALTOR® (408) 891-7978 DRE# 01293229


10767 Hale Avenue Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Gated and private, this Exceptional Country Estate with over 5,300 Sq. Ft. of living space is situated on a private 4 acre lot just South of Silicon Valley in fastgrowing Morgan Hill. Enter the property through grand gates and up a private driveway lined with panoramic views of serene rolling hills, to a large Motorcourt anchored by a lovely fountain. A lush vineyard greets you as you exit your vehicle, surrounded by grand and mature orchard fruit trees. • • • • • •

4 Bedrooms 5.5 Bathrooms Approx. 5,300 Sq. Ft. Approx. 174,196 Sq. Ft. lot Gated, Private & Exclusive Private Driveway to Large Motorcourt

• Custom Home with Top of the Line Finishes • Grand Double-Door Entry to Light-Filled Formal Foyer • Fully Equipped In-Law Quarters with Separate Entry • Custom 2nd Garage for Recreational Vehicle Storage

Luciano Pinheiro, REALTOR® 408.574.5005 DRE# 00959659



1415 Lakeview Court San Martin, CA 95046

Majestic and Elegant Living In Cordevalle Vineyard Estates. A central gathering place draws family and friends to this exquisite open yet intimate great room inspired luxury estate. Nestled in a vineyard, this home includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms, office, den, media/game room with wet bar, formal dining room, downstairs bedroom suite with separate entrance and a great room open to the kitchen and bar. • Majestic and gated living • Kitchen includes professional adjacent to the CordeValle Thermador, Broan luxury resort. and Subzero appliances, dual • Open yet intimate great room dishwashers & fabulous views inspired luxury estate of the oak studded hills. • Four luxurious bedrooms, • Approx. 6,143 Sq. Ft. 4½ Baths with an additional • Approx. 128,066 Sq. Ft. Lot office, den and media/game room

Katcha Burnett, REALTOR® 408.802.6222 DRE# 01367494


707 Westridge Drive Portola Valley, CA 94028

A Contemporary Estate in Portola Valley. Magnificent, very custom, contemporary estate designed and engineered to the highest levels of technological and design innovation. Unlike any other home, attention to detail is exquisite. Private, yet convenient, the home is on over 2.5 acres, all useable. Open and spacious floor plan features five bedrooms, five full and three half baths, two family rooms, Masterfully designed by Peter Duxbury. Custom Built by renowned builder R.J. Dailey Construction. Portola Valley Schools. • Fully solar powered home • Remodeled chef’s eat-in kitchen • Custom wine cellar • Home theater

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Gym with steam and shower Office with walls of windows Full basement Solar heated pool with large spa Lush mature landscaping

Dana Cappiello, REALTOR® 650.206.6205 DRE# 01343305



1305 Lions Peak Lane San Martin, CA 95037

What a combination of the finest materials, French Architecture, views of a World Class Golf & Country Club, and a functional yet elegant single level floor plan. You can relax outside in either one of the two covered patios, in the pool & spa or meandering through the flourishing and well planned landscape. Inside presents a simple combination of elegance but understated well planned living space. • • • • • • • •

4 Bedrooms • His and her vanities, built in linen 4.5 Bathrooms closet, spacious tub Approx. 5,196 Sq. Ft. • Home gym with sauna Approx. 2.17 acre Sq. Ft. lot • Front & backyard courtyards Elegant single level estate Open & well appointed area Gourmet kitchen with incredible views Truly elegant

Scott Robinson, REALTOR® 408.461.0385 DRE# 01025013


2630 Skyfarm Drive Hillsborough, CA 94010

Views to die for, enjoy the city lights or the 4th of July fireworks, 3 levels of elegance on a level 1.2 Acre of land. Completely renovated with high-end finishes throughout, backyard is perfect for entertaining (including Tennis court, Pool & Spa). Seller is builder who lived in the property for over 30 years and spared no expense to built this home to last for his family*must see to appreciate! • 4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms

• Approx. 5,950 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 48,600 Sq. Ft. lot

Mo Bani-Taba, REALTOR® 408.221.5377 DRE# 01333629



6 Santa Fe St. & S.W. 8th Ave. Carmel, CA 93921

“Sea Sweet” Cottage extensively remodeled & upgraded with new roof, Open floor plan with fireplace, new S/S kitchen applinances, new stucco siding, new copper gutters, stone work, landscaping & newer fencing around the house at the very end of Santa Fe street with no neighbor on one side. great location and within 2 blocks to town or few blocks from the beach very private lot & above the neighbors below. • 3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms

• Approx. 1,588 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 3,920 Sq. Ft. lot

Mo Bani-Taba, REALTOR® 408.221.5377 DRE# 01333629


22 Lane Place Atherton, CA 94027

Magnificent one-story gated property sits on a little over an acre of level lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in a very desirable Atherton neighborhood. Property offers 4 large bedrooms & 4 baths with 2 car attached garage. The lot has plenty of room to expand or add a second level. Kids will have a blast in the backyard’s play-ground with lot of room to add a pool or a tennis court. Must see!!! • 4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms

• Approx. 2,660 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 47,214 Sq. Ft. lot

Mo Bani-Taba, REALTOR® 408.221.5377 DRE# 01333629



768 Lakemead Way Redwood City, CA 94062

Enjoy this stunning 4063 SF Mediterranean style estate in Emerald Hills totally remodeled few years ago. 5 beds, 3.5 baths, bonus room/office. Spacious gourmet kitchen features top quality appliances, granite countertops, large island & breakfast nook. Large Master suite with fireplace,a walk-in closets, sitting area. 3 car garage, 3 fireplaces, 10 min from Stanford, 20 min from Silicon Valley, 30 min from SF. • 5 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms

• Approx. 4,063 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 9,800 Sq. Ft. lot

Mo Bani-Taba, REALTOR® 408.221.5377 DRE# 01333629


14638 Stonebridge Court Morgan Hill, CA 95037

A one of a kind sophisticated estate nestled in a Cul-de-sac. Masterfully crafted with the finest workmanship this home offers 5 luxurious Bedroom Suites, Game Room, Theatre Rooms, Wine Cellar, pool & Spa, Sauna, sport/tennis court. Spacious Living, Dining & Family rooms perfect for entertaining & 6 car garage, gated entry, original owners who built this home 16 years ago. You won’t regret seeing this home. • 5 Bedrooms • 5.5 Bathrooms

• Approx. 6,485 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 69,260 Sq. Ft. lot

Mo Bani-Taba, REALTOR® 408.221.5377 DRE# 01333629



9790 No Name Uno Gilroy, CA 95020

Immaculate Executive Estate that is Energy & Water efficient...with single story main home (4,326 SF) has 4 beds, 4 baths, 3 fireplaces,oversized 4 car garage, along with a single story seperate guest home (1,000 SF) with large master bedroom, gourmet kitchen, LR & 2 baths, swimming pool with spa, regulation size tennis court. 115 panel solar system that is on grid 50. 4 acre orchard, 55 GPM well. • 5 Bedrooms • 6 Bathrooms

• Approx. 5,326 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 270,200 Sq. Ft. lot

Mo Bani-Taba, REALTOR® 408.221.5377 DRE# 01333629


118 Lauren Circle Scotts Valley, CA 95066

One of the most magnificent homes located in sought after Granite Creek Estates! Situated in sunny Scotts Valley on almost 1/2 acre park like setting, this home is perfect for entertaining on a large scale! Enjoy your own relaxing haven! Sparkling pool with 3 waterfalls, diving rock, spa, running stream and fountain plus large patio and sprawling lawns. Absolutely beautiful interior with attention to detail! Grand but comfortable feeling throughout! Perfect commute location, minutes to Highway 17. Minutes to Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. Close to all conveniences. 2 car garage plus an RV garage complete with all facilities. • 5 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms

• Approx. 5,235 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 21,780 Sq. Ft. lot

Debra Frey, REALTOR® 831.465.8300 DRE# 00589335



19110 Sunnyside Drive Saratoga, CA 95070

Living is Saratoga has always been synonymous with a certain quality of life. Acre lots, majestic trees, spacious homes with room to live and room to entertain.  This house, at 19110 Sunnyside Drive, fits this description perfectly.  Rebuilt and expanded on a flat acre lot, this lovely home with fine appointments has a little something for everyone.  Impressive at every turn, this four bedroom home is both formal and family friendly.   The paver walkway welcomes you to the rich tone wooded door and marble tiled entry.  Large windows illuminate the twotoned walls and hardwood flooring in every room.  The kitchen is truly a chef’s delight.  With plenty of cabinetry and counter space and its open proximity to the family room, there is no doubt that this will be the hub of your daily life and the place your family and friends congregate during parties and holidays.   There are so many possibilities with the flat open areas beyond the lush landscaped yard to build tennis or basketball courts or create an expansive playground for your family.  Saratoga Schools and all of the wonderful amenities the Saratoga Community has to offer are a bonus.  You can only imagine a peaceful and serene life when you call this charming an elegant house at 19110 Sunnyside Drive Home!!! • 4 Bedrooms • 4.5 Bathrooms

• Approx. 4,015 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 48,787 Sq. Ft. lot

Kim Connor, REALTOR® 408.807.1541 DRE# 01735816


Understated Elegance Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Designed and built with meticulous detail, nothing was overlooked in this masterpiece. From the moment you step in the door you are surrounded by understated elegance. Brazilian granite counters, limestone floors, Subzero, Fisher Paykel, and Miele appliances create a cook’s kitchen. Five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms including a large master suite with fireplace, TV with surround sound, separate closet room and spa-like bath with steam shower. With a nine seat movie theater, exercise room, game room, wine cellar, Japanese teahouse style guest house with garden, a pool cabana equipped with full outdoor appliances and cabinetry, this estate has everything. • 5 Bedrooms • 6.5 Bathrooms

• Approx. 9,400 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 1.01 Acre lot

David Bergman, REALTOR® 650.948.1100 DRE# 01223189



Crow Canyon Road Castro Valley, CA 94552

Your own Profitable Estate and Country Living Lifestyle is Here! This exceptional equestrian estate located in one of Castro Valley’s finest canyons. Crow Canyon is 10 minutes from East Bay Cities, Freeways and All Bay Area Job Centers. Main estate is 3,500 square feet with exquisite upgrades throughout. Five homes located on the property are currently rented out. Huge potential for a positive cash flow. Panoramic Breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. 123 Acres in total with miles of serene riding trails. ** Plus-Potential to build your custom estate home approximately 12,000 square feet with an attached 5000 square foot garage and storage area. Enjoy Nature at its finest! • 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms • Approx. 3,500 Sq. Ft.

• 120 Horse Boarding Facility • Approx. 123 Acre lot • 5 Houses on Property

David And Matt Wilhite Broker, REALTOR®

510.886.1100 DRE# 00759835, 01828342


652 Westchester Drive Folsom, CA 95630

Enjoy European elegance in this former Dream Home Showcase winner. Folsom’s premier gated community. Dramatic Staircases; Chef’s kitchen w/Thermador appliances; 2 wine-cellars; Sumptuous Master Retreat; Bonus room; Bedroom w/bath downstairs. Outdoor kitchen w/bar & fireplace alongside pool. View this Custom Masterpiece. • 4 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms

• Approx. 4,250 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 0.26 Acre lot

Gillian Long, REALTOR® 916.215.1421 DRE# 01473955



285 Wooded View Drive Los Gatos, CA 95032

Finest gated mega estate in Los Gatos! Millions spent to create the very best! Unbelieveable location moments to downtown with world class sweeping views of Silicon Valley! 6.3 Completely private acres! Huge grand master suite with valley views! Gourmet chef’s kitchen! Oversized great room with views! Home theatre! 2000 Bottle wine room! Private elevator! Huge backyard for 200 guests with amazing views! Room for infinity pool!Los gatos schools! Must see! Call Nicole for private showing 408.888.4499 • 6 Bedrooms • 7.5 Bathrooms

• Approx. 8,249 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 6.3 Private Acres

Nicole Derner, REALTOR® 408.888.4488 DRE# 01758154


7484 Sheridan Road Sunol, CA 94594

An Executive Equestrian Retreat on 84 Acres within the East Bay Area. Acres of pastures, hillside trails, paddocks, arenas, a State-of-the Art Barn with loft office and luxurious 2,200 Sq.Ft. approximate Single-Story home with Fine & Gourmet finishes, boasting the Best of Living Al Fresco with Incredible Veranda Views of the Surrounding Valley. The property is zoned for residential/agricultural and currently has a caretaker unit and onsite retail store. Endless Opportunities Await at a Place that Only Feels As If You’re Far Away. Shown by Appointment. • 2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms

• Approx. 2,200 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 3,659,040 Sq. Ft. lot

Jim Martin & Jill Martin-Scott REALTORS®

510.326.6194 DRE# 00571913 & 01733443



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 bar area allows for appreciating 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. • Approx. 2,007,375 Sq. Ft. lot

Tommee Briggs, REALTOR® 530.409.7264 DRE# 01318725

Kathy Withrow, REALTOR® 530.903.0153

Price Upon Request

DRE# 01357112


24680 Prospect Avenue Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

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s 5 Bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 2 half main house of approximately 10,396 square ar garage. The attached Guest House has a full plus a bonus 2nd story room accessed via a

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lot is perfect for leisure activities. Add a nnis courts or entertaining patios and enjoy degree views of San Francisco Bay, Lake, Valley

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4628 Hill Top View Lane San Jose, CA 95138

Built in 2005, this ex-model will delight and charm both owner and guests alike. From its grand double-door entrance which leads to a brightly lit foyer, to the fine finishes that abound in this magnificent 6,045 square foot home, no detail was spared. Exclusive as it sits atop the prestigious hills of Silver Creek Valley, yet convenient to all that the community has to offer. Welcome home! • • • • • •

6 Bedrooms 5.5 Bathrooms Approx. 6,045 Sq. Ft. Approx. 13,068 Sq. Ft. lot Original Model Home Incredible Panoramic City Views

• Hardwood, Marble, and Carpet Flooring • Marble Counters & Stainless Appliances in Kitchen • Large Master Retreat with Panoramic Views • Custom Study • Each Bedroom has its own Bath

Thy Nguyen, REALTOR® 408.574.5038 DRE# 01260789



28 Oak Creek Lane San Carlos, CA 94070

This elegant, custom-built Eaton Estate has a high level of quality materials found on very few homes. Constructed with comfort in mind, this home exudes warmth and charm. With many amenities and lots of extra storage, this is a rarely available opportunity in San Carlos. • • • • •

4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Approx. 3,880 Sq. Ft. Approx. 11,674 Sq. Ft. lot Custom Wood Paneling, Gas fireplace • Sub Zero fridge, gas range, dual ovens

• Gas fireplace, trey ceiling, ceiling fan • Stall shower and soaking tub • Pool, hot tub, office, extra game room • Jack and jill bathroom

James Shin, REALTOR® 650.283.9770 DRE# 01358693


4701 Hill Top View Place San Jose, CA 95138

G N I D N E P Welcome home! Live the Good Life in The Ranch on Silver Creek. Enjoy amazing unobstructed city lights, golf course and mountain views. This spacious home features five bedrooms, four and one half bathrooms and is situated on an oversized 17,074 sf home site, with 4,639 sf of pure luxury. • • • • •

5 Bedrooms 4.5 Bathrooms Approx. 4,639 Sq. Ft. Approx. 17,074 Sq. Ft. Lot Custom home features throughout • Downstairs guest suite, plus a stately office

• Gourmet kitchen with slab granite counters and stainless steel appliances • Huge master suite with retreat plus bonus room • Luxurious master bath • Unrivaled panoramic city lights, golf course and mountain views!

Grant, Griffith & Jones, REALTOR® 408.239-0990 DRE# 00890691



13800 Watsonville Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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Kathie Kingston, REALTOR® 408.887.0553 DRE# 01262068

Joe Alderese, REALTOR® 408.605.6934 DRE# 01321117

5 Bedrooms & 5½ Bathrooms Approx. 7,651 Sq. Ft. Approx. 6.3 acre lot Spectacular grand staircase sweeps through brilliant limestone entry. • Gourmet kitchen with Quality cherry cabinetry surrounded by gleaming granite countertops and top of the line appliances. • Never lived in custom guest house includes gourmet kitchen and center kitchen island, spacious master bedroom, and family room with fireplace • Swimming Pool & Lush Landscaping


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!

Linda Pond & Kevin Godden, REALTORS® 408.847.5186 DRE# 00827031 & 01838690



10299 Cabrillo Highway Pescadero, CA 94060

Spectacular Ocean front home on the San Mateo County coast. Designed for entertaining with a reverse floor plan, all the living areas of the home face the Pacific Ocean with huge expanses of windows. Three of the four bedrooms, including one of the two master suites, face the ocean as well. • • • • • •

4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Approx. 5,470Sq. Ft. Approx. 43,560 Sq. Ft. lot Ocean Front Gourmet Kitchen

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Full Size Wood Burning Pizza Oven Designed for Entertaining Master Suite Opens to the Ocean Office & Wine Room Care Taker Suite

Allan Bernardi, REALTOR® 650.619.5780 DRE# 00930224


18691 Vessing Road Saratoga, CA 95070

G N I D PEN • 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths and 2 Half Baths • Approximately 5,000 Sq. Ft. • Large private lot on approximately 1.62 acres with flat yard • Saratoga home custom built in 1988 by Paul Mehus • Large kitchen with custom Brazilian granite slab • Large, tall dual-paned windows with views galore

• High ceilings with sculptured soffits • Large downstairs guest room with full bathroom • Private dining room • Adjacent 900 bottle wine cellar • Billiard room • Multi-level Terraced Patios perfect for entertaining • Mountain views from the black bottom pool and spa

CJ Brasiel, REALTOR® 408.406.6035 DRE# 01509579



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

Sharon Smith, REALTOR® 831.809.4029 DRE# 01780563


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!

Linda Pond & Kevin Godden, REALTORSÂŽ 408.847.5186 DRE# 00827031 & 01838690



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

Janet and Joe 408.605.6934 DRE# 01061063 & 01321117


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 and Carpet Flooring Gourmet Kitchen with Center Island

Madlin Betkouchar, REALTOR® 408.476.1413 DRE# 01823174


Price Upon Request

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, totally 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.

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.

Cutty Smith, REALTOR® 650.580.8286

Melissa Lindt, REALTOR® 650.430.2931

DRE# 01441081

DRE# 01469863


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.

Linda Hymes, REALTOR速 415.377.6061 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


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. • • • • • • • •

Rob Godar, REALTOR® 408.655.6457 DRE# 01356357


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


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

Katcha Burnett, REALTOR® 408.802.6222 DRE# 01367494


16721 Madrone Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95030

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.

Susan Fagin, REALTOR速 408.316.9894 DRE# 01068584


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 • 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.



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.

Estate Highlights • • • • • •

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 Movie Theater and Music Room

Joe Velasco, REALTOR® 408.439.3915 DRE# 01309200


• 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 -Auction- Bid online at starting June 21.


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.

Madlin Betkouchar, REALTOR® 408.476.1413 DRE# 01823174


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


Tom Dallas



DRE# 01878208

DRE# 00709019

David Kelsey

650.223.5588 DRE# 01242399 INTERO PRESTIGIO MAGAZINE JUNE 2013 49

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.


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

Tom Dallas


• 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

DRE# 00709019

David Kelsey

650.223.5588 DRE# 01242399


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.

Estate Highlights • • • •

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

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

Sharon Smith, REALTOR® 831.809.4029 DRE# 01780563




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