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What’s Inside: Dressing Up The House For The Win By Alain Pinel 280º views of San Francisco in Portola Valley and more... Issue #028 February 2017


Dressing up the house for the win It’s a no-brainer: Picture the same fancy house with a) shabby furnishings and then with b) gorgeous furnishings. Which version do you think is more likely to catch your interest, make you salivate with envy and hurry up to make a great offer if the house is for sale? Yes, “b” is the right answer. If it was yours, sorry, you don’t win anything because it was just too easy. There is no magic (or is there?) about staging a home: if it looks spectacular (and the price is palatable), it sells the house. It pays to be pretty, even if only for a day…. Or at least until you achieve the goal. The idea is of course to enhance the saleability of a property by dressing it up with select furnishings that accentuate the home’s positive attributes (while downplaying its weaknesses) and create an emotional connection with a homebuyer, whether visiting the house physically or window-shopping on the Net.

and the large & eclectic inventory of furnishings which are needed to compete with the big guys and get results. As for the price, it varies greatly. The listing agent and the seller better do their homework.

Sure you can bring furniture and accessories and, in doing so, add a touch of charm, interest and even class to a home or a couple of rooms for a couple thousand dollars if the house is empty or furnished/decorated poorly. Depends on the stager, the price range of the house and the expectations. If you have a multi-million dollar property, best to avoid Fly-By-Night “experts” and large furniture stores so-called design consultants. Staging is a growing profession which counts very few legitimate professionals.

In the luxury market, where it is always a marketing option to consider very seriously, staging not only can be the expected recipe for a fast sale, but also the best way to generate top price. It takes only one admirer to buy the house and there is often serious competition for the trophy. That’s the value of dressing up nice for the part. Of course, there is “staging” and there is “staging”… Don’t be confused. In the mix, there is the exceptional, the good, the bad and even the ugly. Not all stagers are the same, and not all homes are the same. At the high-end, everything is customized to best fit the architecture, the style and the personality of a subject property. One dress does not fit all. It takes taste to be sure but it also takes means. The size of the staging company does not necessarily matter if the company has both the financial power

I know many (MANY) stagers. Some are better than others. Some are good. A few are amazing. Very expensive too but, as the L’Oreal commercial says, they are “worth it”. The best ones get the job done fast and as advertised. No gimmicks, no BS, no non-sense. Results.


By Alain Pinel General Manager of Intero Prestigio international Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate

At the top end of the market, in those pricey and prestigious neighborhoods, one firm has become the usual suspect, the reference in this highly competitive business. Its name? “Meridith Baer Home”. If you see this street sign, you know that a luxury home is hiding behind the gate.

Meridith Baer Home is the largest and arguably the premier home staging company in the country. It reigns in its field with a handful of offices in upscale markets, from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York and Miami, from Beverly Hills to the Hamptons. The success story of the company reads like a fairytale and would be a good case-study in business schools. It started in the late 1990s. At the time, Meridith was not looking for a home to dress up, she was looking for a place to… store her own excessive furniture and plants. She found an empty house, listed for some time by an anxious developer/seller. You might call this providence. Both needs were satisfied in a hurry. The furniture found a temporary home and the house sold quickly, leading the way for more of the same successful opportunities. Fame followed. HGTV’s quickly tagged her to guarantee the success of “Staged to perfection”. Today, some 20 or so years later, Meridith’s company stages nearly 150 homes a month, from one coast to

the next. Big business. Thirty full time designers are on the team, each one specializing in certain styles. They have an amazing inventory of goodies to choose from. Take a look: the company has a ….200,000 sq ft warehouse, full of its very own furniture and accessories (rare in this industry). And you know what? If the house they work on cannot be dressed properly with the existing inventory, no sweat, they can custom-build the right piece(s) by hand to fit the specific needs. For that purpose, Meridith has a separate 100,000 sq ft production warehouse in the LA area! The company’s batting average is at the level of its reputation among the rich & famous. Last October, a $18.75 million Beverly Hills home Meridith staged sold quickly for… $21 million, better than $2M over the asking. Nice bonus. The examples are many illustrating overnight sales at listed price or more. My favorite success story is “Fleur de Lys”, the Los Angeles mansion at 350 N. Carolwood Dr. that sold for $120M, thanks largely to Meridith’s magic touch. The design process starts with a visit to assess the space, the floor plan, the volumes and any accessibility issues. Depending on the architectural style, the color scheme, etc., and once the mission accepted, a designer is assigned to the project. The challenge is to make the chosen furniture/artwork/ rugs/accessories/plants to custom-fit the home and transform it into a masterpiece. I wish I could give you a few hints about the cost of such an enterprise and the payment schedule. I can’t. Every mission is unique and the fee is confidential. While some stagers use the rule of thumb of 1% of the sales price, Meridith Baer Home has no preconceived idea as to what the cost might turn out to be. Custom all the way.


State of the Art Contemporary Farmhouse Estate

Located on one of central Woodside’s most exclusive private roads, this stunning  newly constructed country estate is framed by over 4 acres of lush landscaping in a private park setting. Custom designed to enhance family life with relaxed sophistication, this unique property is simultaneously equipped for large scale entertaining, combining elegance and comfort in quintessential Woodside style. Spanning three levels, the fully automated main residence offers state of the art convenience with top of the line finishes for timeless appeal. Five bedrooms, a separate office, all en-suite, have been designed with careful thought to multigenerational living. A main level master suite and two bedrooms upstairs offer enchanting views of the property’s heritage oaks, fruiting olive trees, and expansive back yard, while two bedrooms on the lower level are accessible by both stairs and elevator. Completing the estate is an additional 3-car detached garage, a 3 stall barn, large level grassed yard, and a 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest cottage.

45 Roberta Drive Woodside, CA 94062


45 Roberta Drive Woodside, CA 94062 Formal living and dining rooms, and a spacious open family room offer ample space for entertaining, facilitated by a gourmet kitchen and separate prep kitchen, kitchen office and mud room. A detached ensuite office secures privacy and convenience just a few steps from the main residence, with a temperature controlled wine room with 2000+ bottle capacity beneath catering to the serious collector. At the lower level, two bedrooms offer flexibility as guest suites, multi-purpose rooms or a gym. A spacious sound-proofed movie theatre is just off the main entertaining room, and a pool bath opens to a heated outdoor living room overlooking the pool, spa, barbeque station and patio.

$24,995,000

www.45Roberta.com


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5 Bedrooms 7½ Bathrooms Approx. 12,500 Sq. Ft. Approx. 4.08 Acre Lot

Listing Provided by Linda Hymes Lic.#01917074


200 Alamos Road Portola Valley, CA 94028 Silicon Valley’s finest location! Enjoy a luxurious life style with irreplaceable 280º views of San Francisco, SF Bay, Felt Lake and overlooking thousands of acres of Stanford open space natural preserve. 11,500 SqFt European Villa includes 4.42 acres with 7-Bedroom floor plan option & now has 5-bedrooms w/ en suite bath. Master craftsman details throughout the estate: main level master suite, 10” walnut floors, outdoor kitchen, radiant heated floors inside & outside including 2,000 SqFt veranda, equestrian complex which can be a guest house or winery + infinity pool, theatre room with stage, spa & fitness retreat with separate entrance. Au pair apartment with separate kitchen & laundry. Expansive gardens ideal for entertaining up to 500 guests. Award winning Portola Valley schools.

$18,800,000

www.200Alamos.com


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6 Bedrooms 7½ Bathrooms Approx. 11,500 Sq. Ft. Approx. 192,400 Sq. Ft. Lot

Listing Provided by Greg Goumas Lic.#01878208


5 Betty Lane Atherton, CA

Welcome to the 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.

$24,800,000 www.5BettyLane.com

• Approx. 14,000 Sq. F • Main residence with 6 3 half bathrooms • Elevator service to all • Approx. 1.25 acres w outdoor kitchen, firepi • 26-zone geothermal c • Crestron home autom climate control, audio • Theater, spa room, 1, • 19kW photovoltaic arr • Menlo Park Schools


Ft. 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms,

three levels with pool, spa, sportcourt, it climate control mation: lighting, alarm, o, video ,500-bottle wine cellar ray & solar water heating Listing Provided By: Greg Goumas, Lic.#01878208


730-760 Adobe Canyon Road Sonoma Valley La Vid is nearly 160 acres of rare beauty nestled in the foothills of the Mayacamas overlooking the Valley of the Moon. Located in Kenwood, a small, scenic community with exceptional vineyards and wineries. This exquisite property is about now and the future. The estate offers four home sites, two with completed homes where you will live in luxury with room to grow. The views from La Vid are spectacular, stretching out over the vineyards and across to Sonoma Mountain. From here you have the privilege of watching the sunset each day perhaps while enjoying a glass of Cinq Cepages from your neighbor, Chateau St. Jean.

$22,000,000

www.LaVidSonoma.com


• Approx. 160 Acres • 4 Home Sites

Listing Provided by Tim Murray Lic.#00630078


26880 Elena Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Exquisite Amenities under One Roof. New Construction. Contemporary architecture meets exquisite elegance in this stunning home. Restful sleep comes naturally in this 5 bedroom retreat, equipped with 2 magnificent Master Bedrooms in the west and east wings. A designated office with a view and built-in furnishing makes working feel luxurious. A convenient elevator brings you to all 3 levels of this 8,232 square foot home.

$10,988,888

www.26880ElenaRoad.com


• 5 Bedrooms • 7½ Bathrooms • Approx. 8,232 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 51,309 Sq. Ft. Lot

Listing Provided by Dan Kroner Lic.#01790340


Bella Terra Los Altos Hills, CA 94024 Entertaining Masterpiece! Family and friends will enjoy Bella Terra’s 3-tier kitchen with honed granite and professional appliances. Arched counter seating is complemented by the coordinated ceiling outlined in mahogany moulding. Seamless contemporary design opens to the family room with stone fireplace, transform windows and French doors that lead to the outdoor living areas and pool.

$11,488,000

www.AlbertsworthLn.com


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8 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms Approx. 9,200 Sq. Ft. Approx. 1 Acre Lot

Listing Provided by Greg Goumas & John Reece Lic.#01878208 & 00838479


2215 Liberata Drive Morgan Hill, CA 95037 The elegance and stature of this 7,490 sq. ft. mansion is immediately apparent with its two sweeping front staircases leading up to a dramatic front entrance. This 5 bedroom 6 bath estate sits on 11+ acres of vineyard conveniently located minutes from Route 101 in Silicon Valley. Its far-reaching panorama of vineyards and wellappointed grounds make this palatial home an artful and opulent gem. The moment you step inside, the breathtaking high ceilings and dark wood trim give this home unparalleled sophistication.

www.2215LiberataDrive.com

$10,889,888


• 5 Bedrooms • 6 Bathrooms • Approx. 7,490 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 481,338 Sq. Ft. Lot

Listing Provided by Joe Velasco Lic.#01309200


27466 Sunrise Farm Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Sunrise Farm Estate is nestled in the perfect setting surrounded by Western Hills and expansive views of the Bay. The main residence is gorgeous with over 7,700 square feet and includes 1.38 expansive acres. Every room is well integrated for a family to enjoy Los Altos and the indoor outdoor luxury lifestyle it offers. Encompassed within Los Altos Hills best neighborhood, Sunrise Farm Estate offers a beautiful setting with nearby soaring redwoods, heritage oaks, hiking and cycling trails. Los Altos Village is nearby and the award winning Palo Alto schools are also conveniently located.

$9,500,000

www.27466SunriseFarm.com


• 6 Bedrooms • 7 Bathrooms • Approx. 7,700 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 1.38 Acre Lot           Listing Provided by Greg Goumas Lic.#01878208


40 Firethorn Way Portola Valley, CA 94028 This stunning Portola Valley estate sits atop Firethorn Hill in a private, peaceful location. Situated on 10.4 acres of land, this home features 6,200 square feet of living space including 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, and several rooms perfectly designed for all of your entertainment needs. With 5 outdoor terraces, a greenhouse, and a pool and spa, this luxurious property is the perfect place to appreciate the expansive mountain views its hilltop location provides.

$6,888,000

www.40Firethorn.com


• 3 Bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • Approx. 6,200 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 10.4 Acre Lot

Listing Provided by Greg Goumas Lic.#01878208


NEW PRICE

51563 Los Gatos Road Coalinga, CA 93210 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TROPHY RANCH: Wanting a slower paced way of life without sacrificing modern amenities? Come home to this authentic log cabin. Over 3,300 sq. ft. of living area nestled on over 11,760 acres of prime ranchland. There are 2 additional homes, each 2,400 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The guest home has been recently updated and the ranch managers home includes a shop and barn. Along with the wide open spaces, there is a trap and skeet shooting range, 2 sets of working corrals, miles of trails, wildlife and year round springs and creeks. Truly a Sportsman’s Paradise!

$5,990,000

www.LosGatosCreekRanch.com


• 11,600+/- acres • Trap & skeet shooting range • Year-round springs & creeks • Just 2½ hrs from Silicon Valley

Listing Provided by Valerie Smith Lic.#01254521


618 Beach Drive Aptos, CA 95003 Astonishing interior is designed with stylistic emphasis on the white sandy beaches nestled outside. The living area is adorned with polished concrete, natural lighting, fireplace, and virtually hidden ceiling speakers perfect for entertaining. Expansive windows throughout the entirety of the living room offer a panorama of exceptional ocean views. The living and dining areas extend out to a wide outdoor patio with unique glass railing, further emphasizing the picturesque landscape. Bask in a true work of art.

www.618BeachDrive.com

$5,950,000


• 4 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Approx. 2,192 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 9,888 Sq. Ft. Lot

Listing Provided by Mark DeTar Lic.#01156251


106 Sacramento Avenue Capitola, CA 95010

Your rare opportunity to own 125 feet of unobstructed ocean frontage overlooking the Monterey Bay with comp Eichler style home including a guest house spans over 3,116 sq. ft. and is situated atop a cliff on approximately provides the opportunity to entertain large parties or to simply enjoy the spectacular panoramic ocean views an quintessential mid-century-modern home remains fully intact as the architect intended for this picturesque locat otters, whale watching, sunsets, & star gazing from your own back yard. The Village of Capitola is just steps fro tide walks, fine dining, shopping, live music & more. Take advantage of the Architectural plans provided for a ne story home which also includes a guest house, remodel the existing home or split this large parcel into 3 ocean

$4,999,999

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plete privacy! This classic Cliff May/ y a half-acre. An expansive back yard nd the sounds of crashing surf. This tion. Experience dolphins, seals, sea om home to the beach, surfing, low ew craftsman style 4,445 sq. ft. 2 n front lots. The possibilities are many!

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Listing Provided by Jennifer Cosgrove Lic.#01334273


24316 Monterra Woods Road Monterey, CA 93940 Ascot Manor is meticulously maintained and situated on 2.32 acres at Monterra Ranch, one of the Monterey Peninsula’s most prestigious and private communities. The magnificent home includes 4 en-suite bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with 2 half baths. A spacious and elegant home, the custom coffered ceiling details, and beautiful lighting create a bright and airy atmosphere. A private rear patio is surrounded by pine and oak trees which is ideal for entertainment and a fire pit that is perfect for those cool Monterey evenings.

$3,749,000

www.24316MonterraWoodsRd.com


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4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms & 2 Half Baths Approx. 7,782 Sq. Ft. Approx. 2.32 Acre Lot

Listing Provided by Sharon Smith Lic.#01780563


7965 Pool Station Road Angels Camp, CA 95222 Within the heart of the Sierra Foothills and the famed California Gold Rush country, these 31.5 acres of meticulously maintained property are comprised of 9 acres of professionally managed vineyards with 7 European varietals, a 5,000 sq. ft. custom built home, and a 1,500 sq. ft. red steel barn. The surrounding beauty of the foothills and Sierra Nevada Mountains adds the finishing touches to the idyllic country lifestyle for the serious wine connoisseur.

$2,250,000

www.7965PoolStationRd.com


• 31.5 Acres • 5,000 Sq. Ft. Home • 9 Acres of Managed Vineyard           Listing Provided by Mia Park & Heather Victoria Lic.#01390597 & 01401841


225 Double Bogey Drive Boulder Creek, CA 95006 This Gorgeous, Gated Estate is located on the Boulder Creek Country Club on over an acre of land. Located on the 3rd Tee, this Sunny property consists of a Well Appointed Main Home w/6 Oversized Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, approximately 5,000 Square Feet of Living Space. The Guest Quarters Consists of 2 Huge Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, a Great Room with Spectacular Views, approximately 2,700 Square Feet of Living Space.

$1,795,000

www.225DoubleBogeyDrive.com


• 8 Bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • Approx. 7,700 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 46,609 Sq. Ft. Lot

Listing Provided by Rob Godar Lic.#01356357


19 Grove Street Los Gatos, CA 95030

4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • Approx. 4,417 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 9,900 Sq. Ft. Lot This one-of-kind craftsman home is perched above downtown Los Gatos with dramatic views of the Valley. Custom designed and beautifully constructed, this 4 bedroom 4 and a half bath home has nearly 5,000 square feet living space. The quality craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident throughout with unique features and upgrades around every corner.  The Chef’s kitchen features a large center island with stainless steel appliances and breakfast nook.   Perfect for entertaining with theater, bar, outdoor patio.  The master bedroom suite includes a fireplace, separate bathtub and shower with a custom walk in closet.     This beautiful home is just a short stroll from award winning Los Gatos schools, downtown restaurants and shops.

Listing Provided by Jess Wible & Kristine Meyer Lic.# 01077539 & 01443520

$3,700,000

www.19GroveStreet.com


5647 Wylderidge Drive Murphys, CA 95247

3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Approx. 3,200 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 3 Acre Lot This 3 bedroom, 3 bath, single-story luxury home is located in the Heart of the Sierra Foothills in California’s scenic Gold Rush Country. The xeriscaped grounds offer a handsome, rustic appeal. Large native trees flank the curved pathway that extends from the front of the large three-car garage to the covered front patio and welcoming entryway. The 1600 sq. ft. stamped concrete deck make this the ideal space to entertain any time of year. The large den could be 4th bedroom. Enjoy your favorite music through the integrated sound system or simply enjoy some solitude in this inviting and beautiful living area.

Listing Provided by Darlene Brinkerhoff Lic.#01435047

$1,500,000

www.5647WylderidgeDrive.com


0 Spanish Ranch Road Los Gatos, CA 95033

A truly once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the largest privately owned parcels in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the majestic and historic Spanish Ranch. Encompassing 338.72 acres of pristine land overlooking the Soquel State Demonstration Forest, with distant views of the Bay and abutting the Soquel Creek, this jewel of the Santa Cruz Mountains is a nature lovers delight. A setting with breathtaking views, abundant heritage redwood groves, and beautiful meadows. A spectacular venue to build an estate home or a private retreat and the ultimate playground for the discerning buyer. The property is just minutes from downtown Los Gatos and a short drive to the Santa Cruz boardwalk and beaches.

Listing Provided by Matthew Pakel & Craig Gorman Lic.#01957213 & 01080717

$9,187,000

www.0SpanishRanchRd.com


4541 Comstock Road Hollister, CA 95023

This 4,250 sq. ft. contemporary ranch is situated on 341 acres of pristine open space. With 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the modern yet rustic-feeling main house features vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and a wide open floor plan. All natural wood accents throughout give the home a welcoming feel while maintaining an air of quiet dignity. The adjoining 1,050 sq. ft. guest house adds plenty of extra space for overnight guests or as an in-law suite. Additional amenities to this substantial property include three rustic barns, a 40-panel solar system among others and a fire pit. The fenced-in yard and well-maintained grounds create an environment of comfort and beauty. Located minutes from downtown Hollister, this property would make a great home for a growing family or even someone eager to begin raising horses, farming, or exploring the surrounding natural flora and fauna.

Listing Provided by Don Barnes Lic.#01791580

$3,250,000

www.4541ComstockRd.com


8685 Larkspur Lane Gilroy, CA 95020

5 Bedrooms • 3½ Bathrooms • Approx. 4,672 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 1 Acre Lot One of a Kind, Exclusive resort style estate, custom built, single story, Mediterranean architecture on 1 acre in prestigious Country Estates. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 12-14’ ceilings, huge kitchen and family room area. Master Suite includes balcony with views, gas fireplace, sitting room, spacious master bath with marble floors. Complete outside Paradise of landscaping, hillside terraced walkways, patios and stairs, and year round flowering gardens. Exquisite Salt Water Pool inspired by Hearst Castle including water falls, marble patios, marble gazebo and statues. Oversized 3 car garage with custom floor and cabinetry.

Listing Provided by Joe Alderese Lic.#01321117

$2,195,000

www.8685LarkspurLane.com


4207 Quartuccio Way San Jose, CA 95148

5 Bedrooms • 4½ Bathrooms • Approx. 4,500 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 2.67 Acre Lot Breathtaking views that you’ll enjoy for a lifetime! In this Classic Custom Mediterranean Estate on the top of Evergreen Hills, you’ll love the spectacular panoramic views of the Valley and beyond, every minute of the day from wherever you are, inside or outside. The new Jelwen Plank Cherry double doors with dual sidelight glass open to the impressive formal entry with 17-ft high vaulted ceiling, marble floors and to the grand staircase. The In-Law suite and large recreational room will entertain your guests with marble floors, wet bar, views and patio deck access, and host them in the two en suite bedrooms with high 9ft-ceiling, marble floors, bathrooms, walk in closets and patio access.

Listing Provided by Lynne Tran Lic. #01293229

$2,099,000

www.4207QuartuccioWay.com


0 Comstock Road Hollister, CA 95023 Approx. 57 Acres Prime location in growing San Benito County. Rare opportunity to acquire 56 acres of some of the best agricultural land, perfect for farming, building your dream home or future development potential. This property offers breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains and is surrounded by upscale residential estates.  It is centrally located within 45 minutes from Silicon Valley (to the north) and Monterey Bay (to the west). Along with being close to Hollister Airport, it has its own approved airstrip along the west side of the property. San Benito County offers name brand wineries and vineyards, outdoor venues, country club golf courses and much more…

Listing Provided by Lisa Scagliotti Lic.#01760967

$2,240,000


Año Nuevo Ranch Davenport, CA 95017

Approx. 658 Acre Lot • 7 Parcels • Spectacular Views of the California Coast Surrounded by Open Space and California State Parks, these seven parcels overlook Ano Nuevo State Park. Rare, old growth Redwood trees inhabit a beautiful section of the land and constitute nearly 8 million board feet of wood. Perfect for a private residence, a few homesites, a retreat center or a donation to the state which would create the largest coastal trail in California. A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to own approximately 658 pristine acres on the California Coast.

Listing Provided by Dana Cappiello Lic.#01343305

$19,800,000

www.AnoNuevoScenicRanch.com


15701 E. Alta Vista Way San Jose, CA 95127

6 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • Approx. 4,496 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 13,503 Sq. Ft. Lot This 4,496 sq. ft. custom home with Tuscan columns and towering vaulted ceilings include 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 oversized car garages. It is situated in a secluded area in the hills above the San Jose Country Club, this stunning Executive home with panoramic view of the downtown and hillsides from every room is a short walk to the historic Alum Rock park and golf course.

Listing Provided by Prashant Vanka Lic.#01898362

$1,778,888

www.15701EAltaVistaWay.com


300 Tanner Heights Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95060

4 Bedrooms • 3½ Bathrooms • Approx. 4,105 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 15,769 Sq. Ft. Lot Stunning home with jaw dropping, panoramic views overlooking the City of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay! Originally built in the 1930’s, this home was taken down to the studs and essentially rebuilt in 2006. Thatcher & Thompson designed with the finest taste & quality used throughout. Hardwood floors & two fireplaces add to the warmth & charm! Gorgeous island kitchen is a chef’s dream with Quartz counters, stainless appliances and 2 ovens! Elegant formal dining room with custom built-ins. Luxurious ground floor master suite with an incredible bathroom, it is a perfect place to retreat and restore! Additional junior suite is fantastic! Large glass block accent wall & amazing views from most rooms!!! Light & bright with lots of windows. Fabulous gated courtyard entry gives a wonderful sense of privacy. Pelican soft water/filtration. Over 1/3 acre parcel with expansive decking, patios, lush landscaping and a sport court make this perfect for outdoor entertaining! Immaculately maintained!

Listing Provided by Debra Frey Lic.#0589335 Intero Santa Cruz, this office is independently owned and operated.

$2,425,000

www.300TannerHeightsDr.com


Hwy 88 240 Acres Woodfords, CA 96120

Carson River acreage! 240 acres with a variety of zoning types, including mostly Ag, some residential neighborhood and some residential estate. Includes a large, spectacular pasture area lined with mature trees and the Carson River flowing through. There is some high desert type terrain, as well as a small home built in 1852 (?) on other side of Hwy 88 that is tenant occupied. The home has its own well and septic and beautiful yard with numerous mature fruit trees and lawn. It’s a perfect location for ranch and the views are breathtaking!

Listing Provided by Teddy Carlson-McKone Lic.#01000684 Intero Gardnerville, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,690,000


1765 Cochrane Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037

5 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Approx. 4,596 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 0.95 Acre Lot Don’t let the address fool you*This elegant executive dream estate is towards the end of Cochrane Road before you head up to the hills towards Anderson Lake*Luxury features throughout with about an acre of flat land with Pool, Spa and plenty of room to add a sport court or tennis court*Incredible home office on the first level with separate entry*Gourmet kitchen opens up to an inviting family room and informal dining room*Fully landscaped acre of serene outdoor living with Pool & Spa*Large master bedroom with two way fire-place, retreat, wet bar and huge walk-in closet*Only a few minutes from Lake Anderson, perfect for water & jet skiing activities*Top Morgan Hill Schools (Nordstrom Elementary), easy freeway access, close to downtown Morgan Hill, shops, services and restaurants*Short walk to coyote creek Trails.

Listing Provided by Mo Bani-Taba Lic.#01333629 Intero Lincoln, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,888,000


12947 Willow Valley Road Nevada City, CA 95959

4 Bedrooms • 6 Bathrooms • Approx. 4,000 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 27 Acre Lot From the time you drive through the stone pillars and electronic gate, you will know you have entered a very special estate w/quiet private lake,3 detached guest quarters and space for 17 cars! This is 27 prime acres that make an ideal family compound or corporate retreat. Main house is 4 bed/5.5 bath (most en-suite),all remodeled w/gourmet kitchen and views galore!Guest house #2 has 2 bed/1 bath with its own outdoor kitchen and BBQ pit and detached 2 car garage. Guest unit #3 is a 3000 sf 2 story barn w/apartment and approx. 1500 sf bonus room. Guest unit #4 is a romantic 1 bed/1 bath cabin that looks like it fell out of the pages of On Golden Pond! Sellers spared little expense in creating this awesome tribute to a bygone mining era w/mini ore carts as planters,antique covered wagon,covered bridge,totem pole and a menagerie of add’l artifacts. The pis de resistance is the recreation of a working mine on the property including gold mill, mine shaft, functioning ore cart and more!

Listing Provided by Edie Miller Lic.#01835167 Intero Penn Valley, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,940,000


5652 Algonquin Way San Jose, CA 95138

5 Bedrooms • 5½ Bathrooms • Approx. 4,726 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 11,342 Sq. Ft. Lot This wonderful family home in Silver Creek Valley Country Club is located on a quiet & prestigious cul-de-sac street. The desirable southeastern exposure to the spacious back yard creates a light & bright interior that features a remodeled gourmet kitchen, extensive marble & hardwood flooring, crown moldings & crystal chandeliers in the entry & formal dining room. This magnificent home also features a large recreation room & library with full bath that accommodates the needs of a large family perfectly. Recently repainted, the new colors outside complement the large specimen trees and gorgeous flowering plants. Move-in condition. Exquisite!

Listing Provided by The Kliewer Team - Pam & Scott Lic.#0938871

$2,230,000

www.5652AlgonquinWay.com


405 Old Oak Court Los Altos, CA 94022

4 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Approx. 3,562 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 0.25 Acre Lot This newly remodeled 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home sits majestically on a park like lot in a beautiful private cul-de-sac just a short distance to Bullis Elementary and close to the Village and Lincoln Park. The 3,650 sq. ft. home offers vaulted ceilings, large skylights and windows providing a bright open environment* Five sets of French doors lead to a courtyard, balcony, and a 1350 sq ft. Travertine terrace enclosed by a meandering stone wall allowing for comfortable day to day living as well as hosting large events* A formal dining room, separate living room, great room and a gourmet eat-in kitchen with Viking professional cook top, Viking double ovens, Sub zero, and Bosch appliances add to this homes endless amenities* Beautifully appointed master bath and hall bathrooms with Calicotta slab marble counters, exclusive plumbing fixtures, Restoration Hardware mirrors with LED and Halogen fixtures throughout the home.

Listing Provided by Mo Bani-Taba Lic.#01333629 Intero Lincoln, this office is independently owned and operated.

$3,298,000


2965 Paseo Robles San Martin, CA 95046

5 Bedrooms • 4½ Bathrooms • Approx. 5,318 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 448,250 Sq. Ft. Lot Exquisite luxury custom estate on private 10+acres with panoramic views with both Sunrise and Sunset! Enter this home to the grand double Juliette staircase entry with new Jerusalem stone in Versailles pattern. Enjoy the Master Suite with it’s own fireplace, balcony, sitting area and wet bar. This home boasts a first level Au Pair suite, 3 fireplaces, 4 balconies, 4 car garage, Shear Wall and 2x6 construction. Entertain outdoors and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds, pool/ spa, Pergola covered outdoor kitchen and stunning playhouse and gazebo. Seasonal creek in center of property, two security gates and a nearly 300’ driveway, this is truly a one of a kind estate.

Listing Provided by Jeremy and Kimberly Daviner Lic.#001318144, 01924864

$2,995,000

2965paseorobles.com


18188 Wagner Road Los Gatos, CA 95032

5 Bedrooms • 5½ Bathrooms • Approx. 4,994 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 3 Acre Lot This executive Los Gatos custom-built gated home was built 4 years ago and is ideal for buyers who prefer a modern style. Perfect for the high-tech executive who wants the latest features but with privacy surrounded by nature. The home has an open floor plan with high ceilings and a stunning chandeliers. Other amenities include: elevator; walnut flooring; Imported Italian windows & doors; sustainable green building; smart lighting controlled from your smart phone; professional chef’s kitchen with high end appliances; built-in espresso maker; electrical vehicle charging; multi-zone climate controls; built-in audio/visual controls; outdoors pool; water slide; sports court; climbing wall; gazebo & patio for outdoor cooking & entertaining. The pool house is not included in the square footage. Only 4.5 miles from the Village or 13 minutes.

Listing Provided by Mo Bani-Taba Lic.#01333629 Intero Lincoln, this office is independently owned and operated.

$3,888,000


5043 Bryant Road

Shingle Springs, CA 95682 4 Bedrooms • 4½ Bathrooms • Approx. 3,225 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 5.51 Acre Lot Sunridge Meadows equestrian paradise offers resort-style living on 5.5 virtually flat acres with picturesque local views! Casual luxury abounds in this impeccable home featuring an open concept design with an extended outdoor loggia making this beauty a year round entertainers dream! With a salt water, heated, pebble tech pool, outdoor kitchen with gas bbq, smoker and charcoal bbq, 2 fireplaces, regulation bocce ball court and horse shoe pit you will want to entertain every day! Superior craftsmanship abounds throughout the entire property with an impressive, fully fully finished 3,500 square foot barn with 3 stalls, large tack room hay storage, hot water wash station, full bath and much more. Completely fenced and cross fenced with an arena, round pen and 4 pastures this is a rare opportunity only 12 minutes from El Dorado Hills Town Center.

Listing Provided by Mela Fratarcangeli Lic.#01396069 Intero El Dorado Hills, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,399,000

www.5043BryantRoad.com


4715 Mountaire Court San Jose, CA 95138

5 Bedrooms • 4½ Bathrooms • Approx. 4,172 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 8,600 Sq. Ft. Lot Situated in the exclusive Silver Creek Ranch Community with 5 bedrooms, 3 full suites and 4½ Bathrooms at 4,172SF. A Provence Maison Mediterranean home with sheer warmth and elegance. Exquisite great room combines family and kitchen with granite counters, abundant cabinetry, top of the line appliances with French doors leading to entertainment courtyard. Designed for outdoor entertaining, outdoor kitchen and fire pit. Oversize driveway and 3 car garage offer expansive private parking. Top rated schools and more!

Listing Provided by Gema Smith Lic.#01128805

$1,925,000

4715mountairect.thebestlisting.com


5411 Country Club Parkway San Jose, CA 95138

4 Bedrooms • 3½ Bathrooms • Approx. 5,205 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 14,702 Sq. Ft. Lot Grandeur exudes throughout this magnificent custom home inside prestigious Silver Creek Valley Country Club. Built in 2009 by a premier builder as his personal residence, every detail is carried out to exquisite perfection. The relaxed sophistication of the interior is highlighted by beautiful views to the 18th fairway & waterfall. A downstairs master suite is perfect for the adult lifestyle. The 356 sq.ft. covered patio with BBQ & fireplace is adjacent to the gourmet kitchen. An oversized 5 car garage boasts 1,373 sq.ft. Meticulously maintained, this enchanting custom estate home is in premier condition and ready for the most discerning.

Listing Provided by The Kliewer Team - Pam & Scott Lic.#0938871

$3,188,000

www.5411CountryClub.com


19681 Rabon Valley Road Grass Valley, CA 95949

5 Bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • Approx. 5,000 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 40.72 Acre Lot Private 41+/- acre property with 5000 sf high end log home, 2400 sf shop and LONG RANGE VIEWS! Floor plan lays out great for multi family!! Open great room floor plan includes an immense gourmet kitchen with high end appliance package and custom stone counters, formal dining area and separate breakfast nook. Formal living room too and kept cozy by the river rock fireplace. There are a potential of 6 bedrooms, 4 en-suite. High end window packages enhance the views through nearly every window. There are also dual units that control heating and air conditioning in the home. The home sits on a knoll top with 40.72 gently rolling acres. The land is nearly entirely usable! Views galore and plenty of privacy. 2400 sf shop built on cement slab with electrical and water plumbed to the building. Lg fenced garden and plenty of sunny exposure. The home is located just a few min from Bear River HS and within 10 min of the Auburn airport. Well plus NID irrigation water... gardeners private paradise.

Listing Provided by Edie Miller Lic.#01835167 Intero Penn Valley, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,200,000


5212 Hawkstone Way San Jose, CA 95138

4 Bedrooms • 6 Bathrooms • Approx. 5,432 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 17,423 Sq. Ft. Lot This magnificent custom estate with expansive grounds & wonderful long distance views is one of the finest in Silver Creek Valley Country Club. Capturing grace & style with custom amenities throughout the interior, this dream home is the perfect sanctuary to enjoy the Country Club lifestyle. A large bonus room upstairs with bar area & full bath is accessed through a secondary staircase & is perfect for entertaining. The stunning & private grounds provide an oasis of beauty with a sparkling pool, spa, gazebo with built-in BBQ, multiple stone patios, play structure area & fire pit. Extraordinary & ready for the most discerning buyer!

Listing Provided by The Kliewer Team - Pam & Scott Lic.#0938871

$2,995,000

www.5212HawkstoneWay.com


17622 Chaparral Drive Penn Valley, CA 95946

4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • Approx. 3,637 Sq. Ft. • Approx. .40 Acre Lot Beautiful family home on the lake ready to be filled with your family memories! Don’t let the sloping driveway fool you..... there is a ton of parking and could easily accommodate a second shop on the tiered parking pad! Lovely Tuscan architecture greets you from the curb. Formal tile entry leads to a huge living room and formal dining room adorned w/columns to enhance a formal ambiance. The master and 1 secondary bedroom are on the main floor and master includes dual vanities, walk in closet, separate tub and shower and exterior access. Great views too! The gourmet kitchen is spacious and has a LOT of cabinetry for storage and counter space for working. Downstairs are an additional 2 bedrooms, bathroom, family room and bonus room that could be completed as a secondary master or guest quarters. Plenty of basement for wine storage too! Large decks overlooking the lake view. Lake Wildwood is a 24 hr gated community with 325+ ac lake, golf course, tennis and more....

Listing Provided by Edie Miller Lic.#01835167 Intero Penn Valley, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,250,000


1857 Dolphin Place Discovery Bay, CA 94505

5 Bedrooms • 3½ Bathrooms • Approx. 3,121 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 7,200 Sq. Ft. Lot Gorgeous Custom Deep Water Home with Breathtaking Water Views! Boasts Gourmet Kitchen w/Stainless Steel & Granite Slab, Sit Up Bar, 1 bed/bath on Main Level, Dramatic Dual Staircase w/Wrought Iron, Stone Flooring, Custom Lighting & Plumbing Fixtures through out, Large Back Deck with Huge Outdoor Bar Plus a U-dock & Side Yard access.

Listing Provided by Randy Prince Lic.#01234036 Intero Discovery Bay, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,050,000


1087 Broadway Avenue San Jose, CA 95125

4 Bedrooms • 3½ Bathrooms • Approx. 3,597 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 8,568 Sq. Ft. Lot Amazing property within walking distance to downtown Willow Glen for this gorgeous 5 years old home that looks brand new. Nestled on a tree-lined street in the heart of Willow Glen. Two-story Mediterranean Villa, with classic Spanish tile roof and wrap-around stone patio, featured stylish details throughout. Elegant living room with grand fire-place and Formal dining room. Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Slab counter-tops, large center island with sink, butler’s pantry and open floor plan concept to the family room and breakfast nook. Dramatic foyer, vaulted 10’ ceilings, Triple Crown, Acacia Solid wood flooring, Bronzed iron railings, Stunning family room area leading out to Veranda style patio that makes it perfect to Entertain family and friends. Private Guest room/ bath, Large Master Suite with deck. Separate two car garage with plenty of storage and gated driveway.

Listing Provided by Mo Bani-Taba Lic.#0133629 Intero Lincoln, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,998,000


1722 The Point

Meadow Vista, CA 95722 5 Bedrooms • 3½ Bathrooms • Approx. 4,382 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 1.3 Acre Lot Spectacular Transitional-style newly built home located on The Point in the prestigious Winchester Country Club. This rustic, yet refined, luxury custom home boasts 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, & several balconies overlooking 1.3 forested acres. Hand-scraped birch wood floors, extensive built-in cabinetry, custom lighting fixtures; handsome fireplaces in the main floor luxurious master suite & downstairs bonus room. Enjoy the legendary Winchester Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr & Jr & delight in Old Auburn’s antique stores, micro-breweries and eateries close by.

Listing Provided by Gillian Chichester-Long Lic.#01473955 Intero Folsom Lake, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,499,000


1792 The Point

Meadow Vista, CA 95722 4 Bedrooms • 4½ Bathrooms • Approx. 4,126 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 2.3 Acre Lot Fabulous Tahoe style home located on The Point in the spectacular Winchester Country Club. Conveniently located above the fog, & below the snow, views are paramount here. This magnificent home was designed for entertaining in the spectacular great room and stunning chef’s kitchen. The main floor features the master suite, plus 2 en-suite bedrooms, wine room, private office, and covered outdoor bbq-accented balcony. Downstairs you find a media/game room, guest bedroom & full bathroom. Your 2.3 acres of Tahoe-like forest provide a tranquil, private setting without the crowds. Enjoy a round of golf on the challenging course, or dine minutes away in charming downtown Auburn!

Listing Provided by Gillian Chichester-Long Lic.#01473955 Intero Folsom Lake, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,324,000


5733 Leonardini Road Stockton, CA 95215

4 Bedrooms • 7 Bathrooms • Approx. 6,628 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 19.76 Acre Lot Tailored & Pristine define this Delicious Country Villa. Acres of walnuts & cherries surround a gated landscaped area that feels like an artist’s rendering of a fabulous resort! Interior is refined with granite, slate, travertine, hammered finish railings, exposed wood beams, & Tuscan style stone. Brazilian cherry, Mexican tile, and cork flooring. Edgy spaces include critics kitchen, 860 bottle climate controlled wineroom, master suite w/his & hers bathrooms, CEO office and guest suite.

Listing Provided by Phil Rodriguez Lic.#01947396 Intero Elk Grove, this office is independently owned and operated.

$2,875,000


1161 Lomond Drive El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

4 Bedrooms • 3½ Bathrooms • Approx. 4,408 Sq. Ft. • Approx. .85 Acre Lot Welcome to Highland Hills. This charming 4408 sq ft single story 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath home will captivate you from the moment you arrive. From the idyllic courtyard to the large stone fireplace in the great rm this home will not disappoint. A very large master suite with a fireplace and private courtyard that is secluded from the rest of the home. Entertain your family and friends in the great room that includes a large kitchen, family room and wet bar. Private .85 acre lot. with NO MELLO ROOS OR HOA’S!

Listing Provided by Bud & Christina Carroll Lic.#01947707 Intero El Dorado Hills, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,175,000

1161LomondDrive.com


2651 Sierra Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95864

3 Bedrooms • 2½ Bathrooms • Approx. 2,546 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 21,445 Sq. Ft. Lot Sierra Oaks Vista inviting single story remodel offering luxury and comfort.Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances and functionality. Meticulous design and craftsmanship throughout this flowing floor plan. Gorgeous red oak hardwood floors. Fabulous master suite. Spacious family room addition with vaulted ceiling and plentiful windows that overlook an inviting and private backyard. Outdoor resort living with pool and custom cabana. Sought after three car garage. Owned solar. Newer HVAC. Two tankless water heaters. Attention to every detail. Outstanding community, best restaurants, and pride of ownership.

Listing Provided by Jackie Merchant Lic.#01322198 Intero Sacramento, this office is independently owned and operated.

$1,195,000


471 S. Clark Avenue Los Altos, CA 94024

6 Bedrooms • 5½ Bathrooms • Approx. 5,200 Sq. Ft. • Approx. 21,060 Sq. Ft. Lot Stunning Modern Contemporary Masterpiece, Designed by renowned Elevation Architects! Custom Built with High End Components,  Workmanship  and Professional  Appliances. This Extremely Efficient Home was constructed   with Numerous Echo Friendly Amenities that will Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save on Your Energy Bill! Entertainer’s Dream Home with Amazing Chef’s Kitchen and Large  Wall of Accordion Style Glass Doors for True Indoor Outdoor Living. Outdoor Kitchen, Pool,  Separate Cottage, Radiant Floor Heating, 7500W SunPower Solar Array, Buderus Boiler w/Solar HW Integration, Night Breeze Ventilation System, Indoor/Outdoor Audio System with Surround Sound and Many More Features That Make This Home Absolutely Unique!

Listing Provided by Vahe Baronian Lic.#01373114

$5,988,000


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