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One-of-a-Kind Custom Alamo Estate, Presented by Peggy Cortez. See Pages 2-3.


Welcome Home to this Amazing Alamo Estate

335 L A K EV I EW PL AC E , A L A MO Spectacular single story custom estate. Situated on 1.16 flat acres at the end of a cul-de-sac; this property has it all. Five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, (5th bedroom currently used as a home gym), media and game room, 3 bars, garden/sun room, tennis court, pool/spa, vast lawns, multiple patios, and beautiful, park-like, tree-studded setting! Close to prestigious Roundhill Country Club. Entertain on a grand scale! Traditional elegance with stunning mill work, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, walls of large windows and French doors bringing the outside in! Coming Soon! By appointment.

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COVER HOME

335 L A K EV I EW PL AC E A L A MO

Peggy Cortez (925) 209-3451 pcortez@rockcliff.com www.peggycortez.com CalBRE# 00815470


Peggy Cortez was ranked #13 in the nation by the Wall Street Journal, Real Trends, and Lore Magazine out of more than 1 million agents nationwide. Lifetime member of “Who’s Who in Real Estate” Photography: Joe Hawes Tourfactory.com

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3266 Blackhawk Meadow Drive 5 BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 3,826 SQ. FT. .36 ACRE LOT 3 CAR GARAGE

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DUBLIN

5937 Turnburry Drive 5 BEDROOMS 5.5 BATHS 4,921 SQ. FT. .36 ACRE LOT 4 CAR GARAGE

$1,698,900

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MANEL SOUSOU

Gorgeous Blackhawk Custom Home Contemporary custom home on level .36 acre lot. One of the prettiest backyards in Blackhawk with a sparkling pool, spa and fire pit. Full bedroom and bath on main level. Open design with many special features including a remodeled kitchen & master bathroom.

The Exclusive Gated Community of Pinnacle at Dublin Ranch Golf Club This stately “Santa Barbara” model is the most sought after floor plans with its dramatic dual staircase and free flowing floor plan. Situated on a large flat lot, with multiple patios, mature landscaping and built-in BBQ.

Call: (925) 735-SOLD (7653)

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243 Lyndhurst Place 5 BEDROOMS 4.5 BATHS 4,400 SQ. FT. .34 ACRE LOT 3 CAR GARAGE

$1,798,900

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Stunning Norris Canyon Estates Beautifully situated “mostly single level living” home with views! This magnificent home offers the utmost in luxurious splendor, loaded with upgrades. Large backyard with decks overlooking the scenic hills.  Norris Canyon Estates is a gated community.

2783 E. Sugar Hill Terrace

Turnberry at Dublin Ranch Golf Club

5 BEDROOMS 5.5 BATHS 5,205 SQ. FT. .19 ACRE LOT 2 CAR GARAGE

Dramatic floor plan with two story entry with spiral staircase in highly sought after Dublin Ranch Golf Club location.  Loaded with desirable upgrades, this home also boasts golf views course views!

$1,519,900

WWW.2783ESUGARHILLTERRACE.COM

J. ROCKCLIFF REALTORS • 4105 BLACKHAWK PLAZA CIRCLE • DANVILLE, CA 94506


2873 Brezza Court • Pleasanton • “Ruby Hill”

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njoy your own beautiful custom built castle located on the prestigious Ruby Hill Golf Course in Pleasanton. Over 8,000 sq ft. 5 bedroom, 6 bath, theater room, and wood paneled office with fireplace. Downstairs guest room with bath has private entrance. This home features an elevator and a 10 car garage for car lovers! Entertain and play in the pool with a sheer descent waterfall, water slide and spa. Definitely one of a kind! Offered at $3,795,000

Debbie Davis 925-918-3093

www.debbiedavisrealtor14.com debbiedavisrealtor14@gmail.com CalBRE# 01071011

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13O S i lv e r O a k Te r r ace O r i n da OFFERED AT $3,395,OOO

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traditional with 5404 sf, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 3 car garage all at the end of a cul-de-sac on a 1.65 acre lot in one of

Orinda’s most sought after neighborhoods. The amazing chefs kitchen opens to a private eating area and a large family room. Other rooms include living room and office, exquisite wine cellar, fabulous foyer with dramatic staircase leading to the bedroom level, media room, and master suite with spa bath. Outdoor entertaining and play areas include a pool/ spa, waterfall, waterslide, pergola covered outdoor kitchen and barbecue, sport court, fire pit, terraced patios and decks, and professional landscaping.

www.130SilverOakTerraceOrinda.com

Ann Sharf 925.253.2525 Ann@AnnSharf.com www.AnnSharf.com CalBRE #01156966

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The Kehrig Team

From Our Family to Yours

Joe Kehrig

Steve Kehrig

License #: 00679296

License #: 01410377

Jim Kehrig

Mike Kehrig

License #: 01849471

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925.487.6838

925.487.6819

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925.548.4132

37 Years Licensed Experience Over 1 Billion Dollars of Real Estate Sold Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

150 Wayne Avenue, Alamo | Offered at $2,695,000

One of Westside Alamo most sought after streets lined with multi-million dollar estates. 1± acre level lot. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2350± sq.ft. main house with beautiful remodeled open floorplan includes 2-car garage. 800± sq.ft. guest house and additional 1050± sq.ft garage/shop. Built-in pool and plenty of room to expand.

Elite Agent (LuxuryHomes.com) Certified International Property Specialists Certified Residential Specialist

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3760 Deer Trail Drive, Blackhawk | Offered at $1,749,000 One of the best view homes in all of Blackhawk with picturesque views bordering the 2nd fairway and lake on Blackhawk’s Falls course. 4 bedrooms + Bonus room, 3 bathrooms, 4120± sq.ft. all on .30± acre view lot. 100k in recent remodeling including kitchen, bathrooms and full interior paint.

1700 Diablo Vista, Alamo | Offered at $1,599,000 Picturesque setting for one of Alamo’s original homes built in 1923. 5 bedrooms, 3173± sq. ft. Stunning 1± acre oak studded homestead down a private Lane. Traditional ranch style home. Updated throughout the years including electrical and HVAC. New roof and resurfaced pool. A piece of Alamo history!


ISSUE 2.2 PUBLISHERS Tammy Smith 925.984.4804 • tammy@lhmeb.com Tim Crenshaw 650.996.6549 • tim@lhmsvp.com ART DIRECTOR Jeff Clinton • info@lhmeb.com Luxury Home Magazine Contra Costa and Alameda Counties LHMEB, llc 101 First Street, #313 Los Altos, CA 94022 Phone: 650.559.9200 Fax: 650.559.9202 info@lhmeb.com LuxuryHomeMagazine.com Cover Photography The Joe Hawes Team at Tourfactory.com The information contained in Luxury Home Magazine® is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Contact each individual agent to verify information, which is subject to change.

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Lake Front resort Home

Tracy & Mountain House Luxury Home Specialist!

209.815.4877 realtor@anilwadhwani.com www.AnilWadhwani.com CalBRE 01378041 Masters Club: 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013

POOL, DOCK, DECK, BOAT – RESORT LIVING AT IT’S BEST! 3,700 sq ft Pulte Home 9,000 sq ft on 0.2 lot Panaramic Lake View 5 bedrooms, 3 baths

“Simply Stunning! Anil helped us sell our current home and buy our new home on the same day.” Mohammad Farhan Abbasi, 2015

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Jou jou Chawla

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

(510) 406-4836 JoujouC@aol.com

fluent in Hindi, Punjabi

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(925) 786-3299

JTak@rockcliff.com fluent in Korean

Top 1% Nationwide • Top 1% Contra Costa County • Closed 1 Home Every 10 days in 2011-2014

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

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Stunning 5 bed, 4.5 bath home in Northridge Estates! Phenomenal resort-like backyard created in August 2013; pool, spa, patios, and outdoor kitchen. Light & bright with marble entry, hardwood floors, and crown molding. One bed/bath, study, and game room on 1st floor. $2,179,888

Panoramic views! 15 minutes from Blackhawk Plaza. Builder’s own home with all the bells and whistles. 40 acres, room for pool, vineyard, heli-pad, equestrian facilities and more. Special features include 1,000 sq. ft. entertainment room + 3,000 sq. ft. covered porches. Seeing is believing! $2,895,000

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Phenomenal contemporary Mediterranean gated estate on a fabulous lot. Marble and hardwood flooring. Exquisite first floor master suite, library, and media/bonus room. Light & bright chef’s kitchen, 2 dishwashers and 3 ovens. Whole house solar, stunning backyard, pool, spa and outdoor kitchen. $3,799,900

Awesome “Tour d’Elegance” showcase home! Custom built by Jeff Behring & remodeled to perfection! Exquisite quality & craftsmanship! Scintillating chandeliers! Mosaic inlay limestone floors! Phenomenal kitchen, family room, master suite, library, bonus, and office. Resort-like backyard with outdoor pavilion! Wow! $2,599,900 Primary Logo

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5946 Annandale Way

5638 Signal Hill Drive

multiple offers

5 days with multiple offers

PENDING

5172 Grayhawk Lane

8 days with multiple offers

ACTIVE

2973 Innisbrook Way MONTE VISTA MANOR 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, office/den and loft. Approximately 4,083 square feet on a premium lot of approximately 6,173 square feet.

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5072 Grayhawk lane

5312 Eaglebrook Terrace

5 days with multiple offers

Your Dublin Golf Ranch Course Specialist.

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6 days with multiple offers

SOLD

6012 Kingsmill Terreace

2 days for $70,000 over asking


STILL #1 FOR A REASON

2008 THROUGH 2014 Lafayette's Best Realtor

Coming Soon…A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!

3915 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette

L uxury, quality and function combine to create this one-of-a-kind dream retreat tucked in Lafayette’s premier neighborhood! Lafayette

is located just 25 minutes East of San Francisco and is known for award-winning schools, Michelin-rated restaurants, outdoor amenities and old-fashioned charm. Enter through private gates to this quintessential 5BR/4.5BA, 5527± sq. ft. single-story Happy Valley estate on a rare, 2.31± acre level parcel with resort-like amenities. Stunning exterior features include stately grounds, incredible privacy, formal and informal entrance gates, pool, full-sized tennis court, detached 729± sq. ft. pool house, detached 684± sq. ft. tennis cottage, lawns, and immaculate landscape.

Price Upon Request

Call me for an appoint�ent to view this exciting new listing!

Dana Green 925.339.1918 License #: 01482454

www.DanaGreenTeam.com


Floria

Master in the Fine Art of Luxury Real Estate

DANVILLE ~ NOT ON MLS ~ BY APPT. ONLY Minutes from Downtown Danville and Downtown Walnut Creek and Bart, this gated estate offers amenities unlike any other. Situated on approx. 1.51 acre on top of the hill with magnificent sunrises and breathtaking sunsets. Within approx. 4652 sqft of living space with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, two of the five bedrooms on the first floor. Large kitchen with center island and an extra large breakfast nook. Grand formal living and dining rooms. Extra large family room with walk behind bar. Large pool and spa with heating solar panels. Gated community of 3 custom built homes. Rural setting with country atmosphere surrounded with wild life, horses, goats, soaring eagles & more!! A multiple collector car garage/workshop with epoxy floors, lots of windows, extended roof height, electrically plumbed for a car hoist, and by the pad outside for a compressor/bead blast cabinet, an attached office/den/study, custom fitted storage cabinets and a full bathroom. $265,000 cost of building this magnificent Shop Circa in 2010.

Floria Nafei Hakimi Partner | Educational Director |

(925) 623-6234

Floria@HomesByFloria.com | www.HomesByFloria.com Š Empire Realty Associates. This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed, is subject to change, and is provided for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use.

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Cyn Silva

REPRESENTING LUXURY ESTATES 135 Lark Court • Westside Alamo

CYNTHIA SILVA 925.580.1430 cynsilva.com cyn@cynsilva.com

www.135Lark.com

Offered at $2,349,000

Gorgeous Estate, new to market! Approx 4,200 sq. ft., 1.05 AC Lot size. 5 bedrooms, plus office, 3 baths. Lots of privacy at the heart of the court. Close to Ironhorse Trail & Las Trampas Ridge

489 Del Amigo Road • Danville

CalBRE# 01158409

Sports and Corporate Relocation 25 years of full-time Real Estate experience Consistently a top producer Five Star Award

sothebygirl @sothebygirl

www.489DelAmigo.com

Offered at $2,275,000

SOLD | 25 Edinburgh Place, danville | $1,825,000 SOLD | 101 Leona Court, Westside Alamo | $1,299,000


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M.J. St. Jean ~ Proudly Presents... 24 LURMANN COURT, ALAMO ~ Villa de Pallecanestra

Situated above the fairway of Roundhill Country Club, this estate has it all including an inside basketball court. This Tuscan beauty is over 14,000 square feet featuring grand foyer with double staircase, expansive family room, gourmet kitchen, fabulous dining room with glassed in wine cellar, magnificent master, 5 additional en-suite bedrooms, exercise room, arcade, pool room and observation gallery above the basketball court. The resort backyard with huge pool and spa has 17 palms reminiscent of the finest Hawaiian resorts and includes the ”Zone,” an appx. 450 sq ft cabana with Benihana style cooktop and grill, pizza oven, ice maker, 2 refrigerators and built-in BBQ with fabulous bar and fireplace. It is the perfect place to watch the “Big Game” on 4 jumbo flat screen TV’s! Gated and private on appx. 1.8 Acres. This offering is a once in a lifetime opportunity… www.24LurmannCourt.com | Price upon request.

Your Luxury Home Specialist!

M.J. St. Jean, MBA, Realtor® (925) 984-6466 MJStJean@EmpireRA.com www.MJStJean.com

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16 Sky Terrace, Danville Magnificent Mediterranean Estate with majestic views of Mount Diablo and the Valley. Open family room, kitchen with top of the line amenities. Just under 6600 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 2 half baths. Outdoor area with loggia, fireplace, infinity edge pool, spa.

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1625 Campesino Court, Alamo

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Exquisite French Chateau with the ultimate in luxury! This one of a kind home exudes warmth and casual elegance as you enter through the arched wrought iron doors. There are 6 Bedrooms, 5 full baths and a half bath within approx. 7440+ sq. ft.

Offered at $3,600,000 www.1625CampesinoCourt.com

Celeste Pacelli QSC, CDPE Broker Associate

www.CelestePacelli.com

(925) 395-1511 Celeste@CelestePacelli.com

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ELIN MATTER & LINDA WILLIAMS T H E

4436 DEER FIELD WAY, DANVILLE

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Elegant Blackhawk Country Club home 4 bedrooms+office+bonus, 4.5 bathrooms, 4833 square feet, 3 car garage Backyard oasis with pool, spa and kitchen for grand scale entertaining

5716 STOCKTON LOOP, LIVERMORE 925.640.2717 Luxury living at The Private Reserve in Livermore or 925.413.7003

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2913 square feet, 3 car garage 15 Railroad Former Avenue model home with unparalleled upgrades throughout.

Danville, CA 94526 Cal BRE#01332507/ 01386949

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12 WOODRANCH CIRCLE, DANVILLE Highly Upgraded Home in Prestigious Woodranch Neighborhood

3421 DEER RIDGE DRIVE, DANVILLE Extraordinary estate in Blackhawk Country Club

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2896 square feet, 3 car garage Bed & full bath down. Distressed wood floors, wrought iron staircase. Private rear yard.

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

LINDA WILLIAMS (925) 413.7003

ELIN MATTER (925) 640.2717

Linda@LindaWilliamsRealtor.com CalBRE# 01386949

Elin@ElinMatter.com CalBRE# 01332507

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Ruhi Alikhan BROKER ASSOCIATE

30 Trish Lane Danville Offered at $1,259,000 This European style home has vaulted ceiling it has four bedrooms three baths and is approximately 3600 ft.² including a 500 square-foot bonus room on a 17,728 ft.² oasis of the backyard. This gorgeous home has a fantastic central location walking distance to shopping close to award-winning San Ramon Valley schools, restaurant, theaters and freeways. Natural stone f loors high ceilings and granite fireplaces adorn this home. The architectural details and the design and color palette make this stunning home a rare find.

Eddie Oberoi 408.771.4088 eddie@eddieoberoi.com eddieoberoi.com CalBRE# 1323567

925.361.7449 • 408.582.3202 ruhirealestategroup@gmail.com www.RuhiRealEstate.com 2 | LuxuryHomeMagazine.com

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7749 Country Lane Pleasanton Offered at $2,800,000 This stunning Pleasanton Mahel has approximately 8000 square feet on a 2.5 acre lot. The expansive cobblestone grounds and manicured garden are iridescent of old world charm & elegance. The designer pool, tennis & basketball court are set against the backdrop of nature and beauty. The balconies, patios and multiple outdoor kitchens make this home ideal for hosting & entertaining. The home features a large central living room with a formal stage ideal for a baby grand piano or an artist retreat. The formal dining room looks onto the perimeter fountains. The large granite gourmet kitchen has soaring ceilings and looks onto the large family room, patio & bar. The second floor loft is the ideal place for a pool table/cigar lounge featuring a large Mediterranean bar overlooking the interior as well as the exterior of the home.The large library also serves as home theatre with hand detailed built ins. The ground floor has a private area for an au pair suite or can serve as a home gym. Featuring a full bathroom and sauna ready to be enjoyed. This Estate is truly unique with its design, land and unbeatable Pleasanton location. To schedule a private showing please call Ruhi Alikhan.

925.361.7449 • 408.582.3202 ruhirealestategroup@gmail.com www.RuhiRealEstate.com BRE# 01423713

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R E A LT O R ®

PA B LO CELA

I LIVE, LOVE, AND SELL

THE EAST BAY

C.415.633.6930

PA B L O @ PA B L O C E L A . C O M | C a l B R E # 0 1 8 0 5 4 5 9

$10,950,000 ALAMO, CA

Experience the home at www.9countryoak.com

8,817 sqft William Wood designed masterpiece on seven acres. Inspiring 7 bed/9bath trophy home offers unobstructed views, ultimate privacy and ideal space for entertaining.

With over $50M in personal sales, Pablo Cela is recognized as one of the youngest, most successful real estate professionals in Northern California. He is inspired by the Real Estate business and loves serving his clients. From Danville to San Francisco, Pablo has promoted and sold some of the Bay Area’s most unique properties.

Jim Walberg & Ann Marie Nugent The Bay Area Team

925.260.8800 | 925.260.8883 ww.TheBayAreaTeam.com

The Most Extensive Luxury & Global Marketing Offered

Swallow’s Nest Ranch

COMING SOON! Rarely available gated 20 acre custom estate situated at the base of Mt. Diablo State Park with over 150 miles of hiking and riding trails. This property features a 5,175 SF home including 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, a 2 stall barn with tack room, corral, solar heated pebble tec pool, spa and panoramic views from the expansive deck and almost every room in the home. Peace and solitude, yet minutes to shopping and OFFERED AT $2,495,000 top performing schools.

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Exquisite Estate in Orinda

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ocated in the rolling hills of Orinda, and a short drive to San Francisco, is this magnificent estate. Located on over 2/3 of an acre, the property consists of a Mediterranean style home, originally

built in 1929 and totally renovated from the ground up in 1996. The main home has 5 bedrooms, 5+ baths, a solarium, resort style pool, pool “house� and unbelievable views. There are beautiful gardens, and a vintage one bedroom guest home. VIRTUAL TOUR at: OrindaMasterpiece.com

PRICE UPON REQUEST

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his spacious home is located in the Montclair Hills of Oakland, and close

to all of the vibrancy that this region offers, yet feels a world away. There are 5 bedrooms and 4 baths on two levels. The home has been remodeled and features expansive views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. VIRTUAL TOUR at: 6425SnakeRoad.com OFFERED AT $1,350,000

Mary Dresser

Bill Boze

510-325-2124

510-414-0213

mdresser@prodigy.net

billboze@prodigy.net

CalBRE# 01073292

CalBRE#01141953

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his remarkable Lafayette residence is surrounded by ancient oaks and extraordinary views. Private and serene, this custom-built home features functional living spaces and a stylish open design. The casual elegance of this home lends itself to comfortable everyday living, while the grand spaces and expansive deck accommodates gracious entertaining and provides the ultimate spot for relaxation. An incredible retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle, located www.3284Surmont.com

only minutes away from upscale shopping, town, and top rated schools.

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STELLATSAKONAS

925.878.6603 Stella@pacunion.com www.StellaTsakonas.com CalbRE# 01363574

$2,500,000


21 Twelve Oaks Drive PRICED AT

Pleasanton

$3,188,000

• Private, Gated Custom Contemporary Craftsman in Desirable Westside Location on 1.2 Acres with Quality Craftsmanship and High~End Details Throughout. • Perfect For Entertaining, with Mt Diablo and Valley Views, Gorgeous Infinity Pool and Spa with Natural Stone Waterfall, Covered Outdoor Dining w/ Gas Fireplace, Professionally-Landscaped Grounds & More. • Approx. 5,255 Sq.Ft featuring 5 Bedrooms and 5.5 Baths + Office, Game Room with 2nd kitchen and 650-Bottle Wine Room, Two Master Suites and Giant 2.5 Story Great Room. • Cook's Professional Kitchen, Spacious Spa Master Suite, 4-Car Garage, Workshop and Solar Power. • Permitted for Separate Address Guest House/In-law Unit. • Prime Westside Location with Easy BART and FWY Commute Access.

CAREYBROKER@AOL.COM CalBRE# 01055545


Breathtaking Mediterranean Estate 5 Owl Hill Court, Orinda

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Almost 5,000 sqft of paradise in the prestigious Glorietta vicinage. This is a Custom built masterpiece. A rare and seductive newly built home. The bedrooms are spacious and inviting with beautiful pastoral views. Wrap around decks provide a vantage for viewing the vibrant vista of wooded hills and a landscaped secret garden with fruit trees and a water fall. Hiding in the garden is a separate cottage ala Hansel and Gretel with a loft and basement.

Vlatka Bathgate International Presidents Elite

Vlatka@BestLamorindaHomes.com www.BestLamorindaHomes.com CalBRE# 01390784

925-597-1573


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25 Ross Court, Danville Elegant and distinctive home nestled in an enclave of five luxury residences comprising Diablo Highlands Estates. Designed and built by premier local builder Lenox Homes in 2006, this gracious home offers exquisite detail and architectural design. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and approximately 3,958 square feet on a peaceful cul-de-sac. www.25RossCourt.com | Price upon request.

Tracy Pisenti, Partner (925) 487-4436 | TPisenti@EmpireRA.com | www.TracyPisenti.com © Empire Realty Associates. This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed, is subject to change, and is provided for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use.

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Just Listed - Exquisite Westside Alamo Estate

5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths plus Guest House

35 Claypool Court, Danville

129 Linhares Lane, Alamo Offered at $2,979,000

www.129LinharesLane.com

Offered at $1,625,000 – Pending with Multiple Offers

Jennifer Hatter

(925) 389-0489 www.jenhatter.com • jen@jenhatter.com CalBRE# 0139451

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4760 Bel Roma Road, Livermore | $1,645,000 | Alfredo Ledesma | 510.406.2274 | CalBRE# 01727652

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Elite Contemporary in Desirable Orinda Downs Coming In May

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his home is one of Orinda’s most impressive and livable contemporary residences. Beautifully updated with spectacular custom designs, it enhances nearly 2 private acres. Themes of sleek modern elegance unite with a flair for entertaining through-out over 5,000 sq. feet. Highlights include an enormous family room adjacent to the custom kitchen, elegant dining and living rooms, easy access from the kitchen/ family room to the outdoors through majestic glass doors, a private master suite, an additional family room, built-in office space, a separate guest/au pair space, 5 additional bedrooms and 4.5 additional bathrooms. The yard is landscaped with established drought tolerant plants, a beautiful patio and a large gently sloped area awaiting grapevines, gardens, infinity pool or more. The 3 car garage offers abundant storage. The flexible floor plan will satisfy the most discriminating buyer. price upon request

It’s April In Lamorinda for Real Estate April Matthews 925.253.2147 aprilmat@comcast.net Consistently Representing Buyers and Sellers in Successful Transactions CalBRE# 01221153

Giving Dreams an Address


An Elegant Luxury Home in Norris Canyon Estates

Sharon He

OFFERED AT $2,868,000

925.922.2055 www.sharonherealty.com sharon.he@cbnorcal.com CalBRE# 01810593

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mazing Santa Barbara Elite home in Norris Canyon Estates! This Magnificent home offers the utmost in luxurious splendor, over 6,800 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms/7.5 baths. It’s loaded with upgrades — mahogany flooring, solid cherry wood cabinets, high-end surround sound speakers, professional designed landscapes. It’s light and bright with inspiring views from every windows. Absolute a 10+!

RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE

Top of the World Estate

OFFERED AT $2,400,000

Susan Schlicher susan.schlicher@camoves.com www.susanschlicher.com (510) 220-2034 CalBRE# 01395579

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his serene updated California Mission style home combines history, character and modern comfort with one of the most stunning 300 degree views in the Bay Area. Privacy, and elegance abound in this wine country style estate conveniently located above Burton Valley in the desirable community of Lafayette known for its excellent schools and vibrant downtown. The owner/designer, an expert in adobe construction, created this masterpiece in 1991. Additional photographs of this unique property are available at www.2001Hunsaker.com

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199 Whispering Trees Lane, Danville

J ust minutes from downtown yet tucked away on a flat lot below Las Trampas on Danville’s Westside! w Custom home with expansive open floor plan with dramatic vaulted ceilings and abundant natural light

w Master bath includes all the amenities of a health spa: heated floors, steam shower, self-heating jetted tub and a fireplace

w 5BR, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, four-car garage, ~6,385 feet of living space, ~.88 acre (well water for irrigation), solar energy

w 2nd Master Suite with a private sitting area, a spacious bath and French doors to the loggia

w Family room features an entire wall of glass doors that open up to an ~1,100 square foot loggia

w Oversized secondary bedrooms

w Marble flooring, brazilian walnut flooring, plush carpeting, fine finishes w Master suite with separate office and French doors to private courtyard

w Hall bath with jetted tub, separate shower, heated flooring and dual vanities

Offered at $3,795,000

w Serene parklike setting with lush lawns, gardens, trees, privacy and multiple dining/entertaining areas

w Private gym (can be converted into another bedroom suite)

Pat Cox License # 00635222

TheCoxTeam.com Pat@TheCoxTeam.com 925-963-6404


598 Justin Morgan Drive • Alamo

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onveniently located across from Roundhill Country Club, this Mediterranean estate evokes both a sense of understated elegance and easy living. The grand courtyard is immediately visible from the stunning foyer. Beautiful stone surrounds the pool which is inlaid with a mosaic rendition of Bottecelli’s Venus di Milo. Ancient oaks and views of Mount Diablo can be viewed from the corner loggia. Adding to the entertainment is a putting green, built in barbeque and spa. This solar-powered home was built by Branagh development in 2006. With a fabulous floorplan including a main level Master Suite near the wood-paneled study. There are 4 fireplaces and a gourmet kitchen which opens up to a large family room. Upstairs boasts over-sized bedrooms and a Media/Bonus Room. 598JustinMorgan.com

offered at $4,398,000

Kathy McCann 925.351.7012

mccanncan@aol.com CalBRE# 00946092

Kathryn O’Donnell 925.330.1449

kathryn.odonnell@camoves.com CalBRE# 01916576

www.EastBayHomeTeam.com


Life ABOVE It All!

41 Van Tassel Lane

New Listings!

4161 Coralee Lane

CalBRE # 00903367

Office: 925-254-8585 Email: ct@clarkthompson.com www.clarkthompson.com View property online


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Luxury Homes Specialist

925.577.1196 www.SharonKingHomes.com CalBRE# 0149052

Realtor®, CLHMS, CRS Multi-Million Dollar Producer Million Dollar Guild Top Agent Network Member

Masterfully Connecting Exceptional People with Compelling Properties Danville, Alamo, San Ramon, Dublin & Pleasanton

CindyDuffyChase

Selling Real Estate in the San Ramon Valley since 1998 

7028 Via Quito | Pleasanton

Offered at $1,135,000

Seamless Real Estate Every Step of the Way

Cindy Duffy Chase, Realtor    925.577.0913 askCindy@ymail.com www.SanRamonRealEstate.com

View innovative interactive floorplan at www.7028ViaQuito.com

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty

360 Diablo Road, Danville


Sunol Eagle Ranch

Private Luxury Country Resort Living

Sunol • $2,699,888

SunolEagleRanch.com

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agical views secluded private gated 5.7 acres estate country style living surrounded by thousands acres of untouched EBRPD park land. Famed Castlewood Golf Country Club nearby. Totally remodeled with luxury and top line appliances. 7.5kw solar array + 4.5Kw power generator. Half mile long Nile Canyon view entry drive way. Part of Sunol Tyler Ranch once owned by financial mogul Charles Crocker. Grand Greek Pergola Theatre deck and Huge vista view deck. Create your own legendary family estate with vineyard and guest house, etc. Lot: 5.7 Acres | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 Full | Garages: 6

Sharon Lawson 408-806-8668 Sharon.lawson@cbnorcal.com www.SharonAllstars.com CalBRE #01199990

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1 Y E A R , 6 ISSUES, 10 0 + LU X URY AGENTS Thank you for making our first year a great one! Below are the agents that made it happen. When you are looking to buy, sell, invest in Luxury Real Estate look to Luxury Home Magazine and the Luxury Specialists and Professionals that make it happen! Alex Gailas  Alex Tse

AG Realty

Gene Williams 

Keller Williams Realty

J Rockcliff Realtors

Gerarda Stocking 

Stocking Realty

Intero Prestigio Real Estate

Glenn Beaubelle 

Coldwell Banker

Andrea Gordon 

Coldwell Banker

Jack Schlendorf 

Pacific Union

Anil Wadhwani 

LivMore Properties

Alfredo Ledesma 

Ann Marie Nugent  Ann Sharf 

Pacific Union Village Associates

Jamey Tak  Jeff Snell  Jennifer Hatter 

J Rockcliff Realtors Village Associates Re/Max

Mel Copland 

Alain Pinel Realtors

Michael Hatfield 

Re/Max

Mike Carey 

Investment Real Estate

Mike Kehrig 

Pacific Union

MJ St Jean 

Empire Realty Associates

Monique Martin 

Better Homes & Gardens

Naomi Keiffer 

Keller Williams Realty

Anthony Cassel 

Bay Sotheby’s Realty

Jim Essick 

Pacific Range Realty

Pam Schultz 

Coldwell Banker

Anthony Riggins 

Bay Sotheby’s Realty

Jim Kehrig 

Pacific Union

Pat Burgess 

J Rockcliff Realtors

April Matthews 

Village Associates

Barbara Wilson 

Coldwell Banker

Bill Boze  Blaise Lofland  Bonne Wersel 

Highland Partners Alain Pinel Realtors Alain Pinel Realtors

Cara Milgate 

Intero Prestigio Real Estate

Carole Cline 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Caroline Schlendorf  Cela Pascal 

Pacific Union Keller Williams Realty

Celeste Paceli 

Empire Realty Associates

Chris Callahan 

Jim Walberg 

Alain Pinel Realtors

Pat Cox 

Joe Frazzano 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Pegge Trail 

Joe Kehrig 

Pacific Union

Alain Pinel Realtors Keller Williams Realty

Peggy Cortez 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Josh Kaplan 

Alain Pinel Realtors

Peter Nicolopoulos 

Jou Jou Chawla 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Peter Polce 

Julie Fiske 

Branagh Realty

Metro Realty

Randy Prince 

Intero Prestigio Real Estate

Kathryn O’Donnell 

Coldwell Banker

Rita Dhillon 

Kathy McCann 

Coldwell Banker

Ruhi Alikhan 

Coldwell Banker

Rula Masannat 

Kellie Beaubelle 

Alain Pinel Realtors Intero Prestigio Real Estate Mazzei Realty

Kelly Gargiulo 

Keller Williams Realty

Sammy Hastings 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Kevin Keiffer 

Keller Williams Realty

Sharon He 

Cindy Chase 

Bay Sotheby’s Realty

Khrista Jarvis 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Sharon King 

Cindy Williams 

Keller Williams Realty

Kristy Peixoto 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Sharon Lawson 

Clark Thompson  Dan Gamache 

Village Associates

Linda Anderson 

Windermere Real Estate

Pacific Union

J Rockcliff Realtors

Sophia Gellon 

Dana Green 

Pacific Union

Loray Hawkins 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Stella Tsakonas 

Daphne Lau 

Intero Prestigio Real Estate

Lori Legler 

Alain Pinel Realtors

Steve Kehrig 

Lynda Snell 

Debra Davis 

Keller Williams Realty

Maggie Paul 

Diane Gilfether 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Manel Sousou 

Donna Madden 

Alain Pinel Realtors

Maria Cassel 

Doug Anderson 

Executive Brokers

Eddie Oberoi  Elin Matter 

Marilee Headen 

Village Associates

All State Investment Cushman & Wakefield Pacific Union Pacific Union

Steve Maurer 

Keller Williams Realty

Intero Prestigio Real Estate

Sue Flashberger 

Keller Williams Realty

J Rockcliff Realtors

Susan Schlicher 

Coldwell Banker

Bay Sotheby’s Realty Empire Realty Associates

Terrylynn Fisher Tom Kreidler



Marvin Remmich 

Ram Properties

J Rockcliff Realtors

Mary Ann Schultz 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Tracy Pisenti



Tyler Hargan



Re/Max

Mary Dresser 

Highland Partners

Floria Haikimi 

Empire Realty Associates

Mary Robbins 

Empire Realty Associates

Alain Pinel Realtors

Meg McCarthy 

J Rockcliff Realtors

Traci Butler

Dudum Real Estate



Intero Prestigio Real Estate

Flavio Armaral  Fonia Humphries 

Coldwell Banker

SK Dan Ghoshall 

Linda Williams 

Keller Williams Realty

HRG Realty Group Coldwell Banker

Alain Pinel Realtors

Dave Flashberger 

Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker



Keller Williams Realty Empire Realty Associates Branagh Realty

Vlatka Bathgate



Coldwell Banker

Wendy Moore



Alain Pinel Realtors

TH A NK YOU! To have your home in the next issue of Luxury Home Magazine, contact anyone of these Luxury Home Real Estate Agents!


Felix “FJ” Boston

Farmers Insurance Agency owner for over 24 years Numerous achievement clubs — Toppers & Masters Club Rotary member for over 20 years California General licensed B contractor Texas Auction Academy graduate Retired USAR Lt. Colonel, pilot and airplane owner Deployed to Iraq, 2007 - 2008 B.A. Business Management, M.A. Political Science Over 10 different markets for Homeowners Insurance.

Protecting What Matters Most Thelma Boston

5 year old English Labrador ARF Therapy pet Visits Kaiser and John Muir hospitals Weighs 85lbs on diet dog food

Scenic Smith Oaks 189 Oak Road, Alamo PRICE UPON REQUEST

Pegge Trail CRS, SRES

510.381.6514 pegge@peggetrail.com www.PeggeTrail.com CalBRE# 01139811

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ot a cookie cutter! Extensively updated, new kitchen/family room, four bedrooms, hobby room, five car garage. Views, barn, paddocks and pasture, Could be guest house! Many upgrades, beautiful finishes!

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