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SF East Bay and Surrounding Areas

The Felton Estate in Oakland Hills, Presented by Steven Mavromihalis & Carla Buffington. See Pages 2-3.



his 14,000 sq. ft. architectural masterpiece sits atop 20 acres and enjoys panoramic views that stretch from Wine Country to Silicon Valley. Designed and built from 1996-1999, this spectacular 16-room manor, with its stunning architecture, unparalleled views, lush gardens, and intoxicating vineyards, is the culmination of years of planning and execution by its owner, Robert W. Felton.

Steven Mavromihalis 415.345.3030 | 415.999.1113 CalBRE# 00888824

Carla Buffington 510.735.6605 CalBRE# 01344049

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DUBLIN • 2731 E. Cog Hill Terrace • $1,569,900

DUBLIN • 6025 Turnberry Drive • $1,725,900

6 BEDROOMS + LOFT • 4.5 BATHS • 4,886 SQ. FT. • 0.22 ACRE LOT

5 BEDROOMS • 5.5 BATHS • 5,032 SQ. FT. • 0.25 ACRE LOT



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SAN RAMON • 243 Lyndhurst Place • $1,599,900 5 BEDROOMS • 4.5 BATHS • 4,510 SQ. FT. • 0.34 ACRE LOT


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Walnut Creek’s most exclusive address is now available. Luxury residences priced from $925,000 - $1,195,000 • • • • • • • •

Two bedroom/two bathroom 1,260 - 1,490 square feet Siberian oak hardwood floors European cabinetry Caesarstone countertops Miele kitchen appliances Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures LED lighting

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Tankless hot water heater Private balcony Gated parking garage Secure building Hills, city & Mt. Diablo views New construction Downtown location One block to BART

Tyler Hargan & Julie Fiske

925.247.4454 (T) 925.360.2620 (J) BRE # 01852844/01905401

the timeless elegance and tradition of quality you expect from generations of builders.

coming soon in Wilder

23 Frogs Leap Way, Orinda • Five bedrooms • Four bathrooms + powder room • 3,845 square feet • 400 square foot loggia • 0.49 acre lot 25 Frogs Leap Way, Orinda • Five bedrooms + office • Four bathrooms + powder room • 4,026 square feet • 400 square foot loggia • 0.51 acre lot Nestled on a side street off of a court location, 23 and 25 Frogs Leap Way offer the best of Wilder living. Unhindered views, incredible privacy and spectacular flat yards make these ideal family homes. Just completed by Branagh Development, these homes are luxuriously finished and provide a sophisticated yet family friendly floor plan blending the hallmarks of traditional design with today’s modern needs. Call for pricing and additional information Tyler Hargan & Julie Fiske

925.247.4454 (T) 925.360.2620 (J) BRE # 01852844/01905401

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Custom Luxury Home in Fair Oaks Ranch Gated Community | tracy

Offered at $1,399,000 Custom Home Built in 2006 • Over 5,400+ 800 SF Home on 1 acre flat lot • Gated Community Fair Oaks Ranch First Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Office • Extra Large 3 Car Garage • 4 Bedroom Suite & Multi-purpose loft Bonus 800sq ft gym, office or media room • PebbleTech Pool, fountain and spa

Anil Wadhwani

Luxury Home Specialist for the Tracy & Mountain House

209.815.4877 CalBRE 01378041

“Simply Stunning! Anil helped us sell our current home and buy our new home on the same day.” Mohammad Farhan Abbasi, 2015 Masters Club: 2010 to Present | 9


2011 THROUGH 2015 Lamorinda's Best Realtor

Revered Sleepy Hollow Ret�eat • 4 Ridge Lane, Orinda

This architecturally significant 5BR/4.5BA, 4750± sq. ft. Sleepy Hollow retreat was built by notable architect,William Turnbull, and showcases incredible indoor/ outdoor design, superior construction, high level fit/finish, and exceptional minimalist characteristics. Tucked on a 2.53± acre parcel, surrounded by protected EBMUD watershed lands, this magnificent property features a rare combination of level land, stunning gardens and panoramic Eastern and Western facing views.

Offered at $3,850,000 •

Coveted Happy Valley Traditional • 1231 Rose Lane, Lafayette

Beautiful 4BR+/3BA, 4710± sq. ft. traditional in a sought-after, flat Happy Valley neighborhood. Interior features include Carmel-like charm and updated finishes, inviting living spaces including a remodeled kitchen/family great room and formal living and dining rooms, 2nd family room, office, and expansive master retreat. The nearly-level 1.1± acre lot provides wonderful privacy, pool, spa, lawn, gas fire pit, entertaining deck, and detached guest house with full bath.

Offered at $3,275,000 •

Call me for an appoint�ent to view these ex��aordinar� listings!

Dana Green 925.339.1918 License #: 01482454

Luxury Defined

4436 Deer Field Way

9565 Velvet Leaf Circle

Elegant Blackhawk Country Club home

Stunning single-story home in The Bridges

4 bedrooms+office+bonus, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,935 square feet, 3 car garage

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,727 square feet, 2 car garage

Backyard oasis with pool, spa and kitchen for grand scale entertaining

Rear yard oasis with vineyard, built-in BBQ, patio and lush lawn

12 Woodr anch Circle

3421 Deer Ridge Drive



Offered at $2,349,000


Offered at $1,135,000

Offered at $1,250,000


Price Upon Request

Highly Upgraded Home in Prestigious Woodranch Neighborhood

Extraordinary estate in Blackhawk Country Club

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2,896 square feet, 3 car garage

6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 6,661 square feet, 5 car garage

Bed & full bath down. Distressed wood floors, wrought iron staircase

Beautifully remodeled and breathtaking golf course views

Linda Williams The Platinum Group

925.413.7003 CalBRE # 01386949

Elin Matter

The Platinum Group

925.640.2717 CalBRE # 01332507

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.

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his gorgeous approximately 4541 sqft custom hilltop estate is in prestigious Round Hill Estate North, with a premium over an acre lot, enjoying breathtaking views from every room. Offering 4 Bedroom suites, 4.5 Luxurious Bathrooms, Large Bonus/Game room and an Executive Office. Large living room can accommodate a grand piano and has a walk behind bar and a fabulous fireplace. Gracious formal dining rooms is perfect for entertaining. All the rooms on both floors open to a large deck with views of the valley, golf course, Las Trampas hills with unforgettable sunsets. This fabulous floor plan with an elegant master suite and another guest/au pair suite on the main level is ideal for entertaining on a grand scale.

Floria Nafei Hakimi

Partner | Realtor® | (925) 623-6234 | © 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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40 Tanbark Lane Alamo Priced at 1,698,000


xclusive Round hill Estates North Home with breathtaking panoramic views from every room.

This custom luxury home is approximately 4,467 sq ft is sits on a 40,820 sq ft lot — just shy of an acre. A stunning home with high vaulted ceilings and custom millwork and walls of windows that are a delight to the eyes. Sitting on top of the highest knolls of a coveted community with all the country club amenities. 4 large bedrooms (2 master suites) plus a den and 3.5 baths. Additionally, there is a bonus solarium, a second office, an unfinished basement and natural connective wine storage. Designed to entertain with a gorgeous open floor plan. Main floor features one master suite and a large den/man cave along with breathtaking living room, gourmet kitchen overlooking the decks, family room and formal dining room. This home is a must see!

“We are experiencing strong interest for similar properties in your area. I know your neighborhood and I know what it takes to sell your home. I can get you the highest sales price with the best terms. Over 20+ years of experience and proven results”

Ruhi Alikhan

925.361.7449 • 408.582.3202 2 |

CalBRE# 01423713

Marilee Headen PROUDLY PRESENTS...

7210 Johnston Road, Danville

CASA CON LA BELLA VISTA | Classically designed executive home in the Tuscan tradition. Absolutely Stunning Views! 5 bedrooms | 4 Full baths, 2.5 baths | Approx. 5700 sq. ft.| Approx. 7.91 acre lot. Offered at $3,190,000 |

6 Tyler Court, Danville NEW CONSTRUCTION! Beautiful, energy efficient Monterey style home in the heart of Danville. 5 Bedrooms | 4.5 full baths | Approx. 4206 sq. ft. Offered at $1,799,000 |

Marilee Headen Realtor®

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MJ St. Jean, Jeanie Hess and Peggy Whalen PROUDLY PRESENT... This Dream Estate Compound


320 Iron Horse Court, Alamo | Offered at $5,950,000 | In a highly-desired neighborhood is a unique opportunity of a 2 home dream ESTATE COMPOUND designed with family, entertaining and casual elegance in mind. This combined one and a half acre parcel is a gorgeous and serene retreat. The estate is comprised of two exquisite homes together enjoying a sparkling pool and spa, a 400 sq.ft. fitness pool cabana, a 600 sq.ft media cottage, tennis courts, fire pit area, two complete outdoor kitchens and outdoor dining spaces, sprawling lawn area, gardens, fountains, majestic oaks all with indoor/outdoor surround sound. Possibility to purchase homes separately as well. 320 Iron Horse Court, Alamo | 4+bedroom, den, 4.5 bath, approx. 5,411 sq.ft 409 Horsetrail Court, Alamo | 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, approx. 3,625 sq.ft

MJ St. Jean

Jeanie Hess

Peggy Whalen

MBA | Realtor速 CalBRE #01440057

Realtor速 CalBRE #00873923

Realtor速 CalBRE #00686588

(925) 984-6466

(925) 984-5254

(925) 212-1900

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Exquisite Mediterranean-style Home, Horse Facility & Family Compound

5530 Johnston Road, Danville Gated 3.0Âą flat acres, zoned for multiple uses, single level 5,000Âą sq. ft., 4BR/4.5BA, huge gourmet kitchen, custom designed travertine floors, fabulous office and separate guest house. Lavish your horses in this 7-stall custom designed barn complete with rubber paver flooring throughout, covered/indoor lighted arena. Ample water with a private commercial water system. For more pics and full property details please visit

30 Years of East Bay Real Estate Experience!

Serafino & Pat Bianchi 925.858.0649 License #: 01032324 | 01460551

Offered at $5,400,000

The Kehrig Team

From Our Family to Yours

Joe Kehrig

Steve Kehrig

License #: 00679296

License #: 01410377

Jim Kehrig

Mike Kehrig

License #: 01849471

License #: 01823194



150 Wayne Avenue, Alamo | Offered at $2,398,000

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.



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3287 Blackhawk Meadow Drive, Blackhawk | Offered at $2,488,000

Spectacular 6000± sq.ft. custom estate. 5 bedrooms with separate apartment above garage. Huge bonus room. Expanded and remodeled high-end kitchen with triple French doors for indoor/outdoor living. Stunning rear yard with pool and sauna backing to creek. 5-car garage.

Certified International Property Specialists Certified Residential Specialist


1124 Blue Spur Circle, Danville

222 Murcia Court, Danville | Pending

Stunning Wendt Ranch Estate home with amazing upgrades! 5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4074± sq.ft. 2 stone fireplaces. Shutters. Fountain courtyard. Fantastic lot with complete privacy, grass area & patios. Gourmet kitchen, glass cabinetry, marble countertops, mosaic tile backsplash. Hardwood floors. Master bathroom remodel.

Stunning remodeled Northridge Hills home. 4 bedrooms plus teen room, 3013± sq.ft. Light and bright with remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Private rear yard. Court location. Bright and open living and dining room. Separate family room with access to rear yard. Sunny nook. Downstairs bedroom and full bathroom.

Offered at $1,419,995

Offered at $1,450,000

Pat Burgess

Paul Burgess

Hoping to sell your home, but don’t want to be on the market forever? Learn how The 10 P’s of Successful Selling with the Pat Burgess Team can help you sell your home successfully too!


Starview Drive, Danville

represented buyer

Pat & Paul Burgess

CalBRE # 01827636/01944305 925.683.3509

“Local Knowledge, Global Reach!”


At Taylor Morrison, we believe your home should be a direct reflection of you—a perfect blend of all the things you love most—and that’s why we build homes that are created and designed specifically for you. Come discover your new home at Alhambra Estates in Martinez and start living your trademark today. Your home is your trademark, so what’s your TM?

Alhambra Estates

Well-appointed master suites with luxurious soaking tub

By appointment only Alhambra Valley/Reliez Valley Road Martinez, CA 94533 (925) 557-2074

Gourmet kitchens with expansive center islands and butler’s pantry

3,280 – 4,757 sq. ft. 4 – 5 beds • 3.5 – 5.5 baths

From the 1.25M

Covered outdoor living spaces Room options include wine rooms, libraries, garage space and guest casitas


This is not an offering in any state where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Prices may not include lot premiums, upgrades and options. Community Association and other fees may be required. Prices, promotions, incentives, features, options, amenities, floorplans, elevations, designs, materials and dimensions are subject to change without notice. Square footage and dimensions are estimated and may vary in actual construction. Actual position of house on lot will be determined by the site plan and plot plan. Floorplans and elevations are artist’s conception and are not intended to show specific detailing. Floorplans are the property of Taylor Morrison, Inc. and its affiliates and are protected by U.S. copyright laws. For further information, please see a Taylor Morrison Sales Associate and review our Terms of Use. Taylor Morrison Services, Inc., BRE # 00968975. ©2015, Taylor Morrison of California, LLC. August 2015

Luxury Get Away Retreat…R ancho Tor ales!

SONORA Offered at $2,400,000


scape to luxury and your own Tuscan style olive grove. Custom built Main and Guest House 4,600+ sq. ft. total on ~38 acres. Surroundings evoke the beauty of Italy’s Tuscany region yet only 2.5 hours from the East Bay See all the details and video tour at • Architect designed, custom built 2,264 sq. ft. Main House with Master Suite • Architect designed, custom built 2,422 sq. ft. Guest House with 2 BRs

Steve Nagy (925) 407-7853 CalBRE# 01863790

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44098 Linda Vista Road


Offered at $ 4,198,950


nique Modern Custom Home secluded in a desirable community of 12 custom homes. Urban amenities and architecture in a suburban setting! ½ Acre lot, 5943 square foot home has it all, gourmet kitchen , palatial master suite with retreat, 4 car garage, breathtaking bay views from virtually every room! This home’s grand curb appeal is highlighted by stunning Modern Design, which accent its exterior both front and back. Step inside to its rich Italian porcelain tiled entry and one can only appreciate its uplifting feel and light and extensive trim throughout its fantastic floor plan. Gourmet Kitchen offers large granite island with Thermador Professional series stainless steel gas range and custom designed hood complete as well as with close convection ovens and grill, microwave, Three dishwashers, Stainless steel fridge. Wet bar adds a wine fridge for all of your entertainment needs. The large Master Suite and Master Bath have sweeping views of the Bay, cozy fireplace (remote lit). Large walk in closet (his and hers), his and her crackled glass vanities, a multi-head shower and gorgeous Italian porcelain tiles throughout! For the movie lover, make it a movie night EVERY night with your own luxury home theatre with accent lighting that is an additional part of the home not included in the square footage!

Joesph Sabeh Jr. C: (415) 385-6442 O: (510) 438-0700 CalBRE# 01295925 | 25


Estate Living in Lovely Lamorinda Estate Living in Lovely Estate Living in Lovely Lamorinda Lamorinda

25 Rustic Way, Orinda 25 Rustic Way, Orinda 25 +/Rustic 8.14 acres | 8514 sq. Way, ft. |Orinda Offered at $ 3,695,000 8.14 acres | 8514 +/- sq. ft. | Offered at $ 3,695,000 8.14 acres | 8514 +/- sq. ft. | Offered at $ 3,695,000

23 Sessions Road, Lafayette 23 23Sessions SessionsRoad, Road, Lafayette Lafayette 12.18 acres | 6000 +/- sq. ft. | Offered at $ 3,696,000 12.18 3,696,000 12.18acres acres || 6000 6000+/+/-sq. sq.ft. ft. || Offered Offered at at $ $ 3,696,000

Office: CALBRE# 00903367 Office:925-254-8585 925-254-8585||| ||| Email: Email: |||CALBRE# Office: 925-254-8585 Email: CALBRE#00903367 00903367


224 L A E SPI R AL , O RI N DA O FFERED AT $1,375,0 0 0 1939, remodeled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, tri level 2,540 sq. sf. home is on a gated .5 acre lot, close to Orinda Country Club and minutes to Hwy 24 and BART. Beamed ceilings, oversized windows and skylights, Spacious master retreat, master bath and Jacuzzi tub. Chef’s kitchen has top of the line Thermador range, Subzero, Bosch appliances, granite countertops, and large center island perfect for family gatherings and entertaining.

50 D ON G ABRI EL WAY, O RI N DA O FFERED AT $ 1,250,0 0 0 Updated 2044 sq. ft. ranch home in Orinda’s Del Rey neighborhood, has 4 bdrms, 2 baths, on a landscaped .41 sf lot, walking distance to Del Rey Elementary School, close to downtown Orinda, Hwy 24 and BART. The living room with fireplace, formal dining room and family room/kitchen. Hardwood and travertine flooring throughout. Kitchen has granite counter tops, upgraded stainless steel appliances. Enjoy entertaining in this picturesque backyard and spacious patio.

10 C RESTA B L AN CA , O RI N DA PRI CE U P O N REQ U EST 1878 sq. ft., 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths on a quiet cul-de-sac. Walk to Orinda Village and BART. Great commute location, with award winning schools. Built in 1992, this open floor plan with high ceilings, huge windows, hardwood floors, new carpets, and shaded deckwith views, perfect setting for relaxing and entertaining. Updated kitchen has custom white cabinetry, granite tile countertops, hardwood floors, spacious family room. Second floor master suite has large walk-in closet, private deck, and luxury bath.

Ann Sharf 925.253.2525 CalBRE #01156966 | 27

41 Hagen Oaks Court • Alamo


ewly constructed Mediterranean custom executive home with spectacular views! Vineyard, pool, pool house, wine cellar. Great flow, light and bright, with high ceilings. Appointed with eight foot doors, exquisite mill work, marble, travertine tile & white oak flooring. En suite bedroom on main level. Price available upon request

The Combs Team Professionals You Can Count On

Call The Combs Team 925-989-6086 Nancy

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Bengali Street

Beautifully maintained home in wonderful neighborhood of Alamo Creek in Danville offering 2,509 (approx) square feet of custom living space and offers prime lot that backs to trail. Just a short walk from the main Alamo Creek park, this home features 3/4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, large dining/living room, upstairs loft/retreat area, spacious master bedroom and bathroom and beautifully landscaped front and backyard. The loft area could easily be converted for use as a 4th bedroom (space for closet already exists) or a retreat to the master bedroom.




CalBRE# 00790663



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Gorgeous Georgian Masterpiece


Offered at $2,275,000


ocated in the beautiful Brookside Country Club, this home is built with intricate detail, historical accuracy and matched with every modern luxury. Boasting five en-suite bedrooms, plus a 1/2 bath, the home has rare marble floors, wine room and wood-burning fireplaces. Situated on a sought after street, surrounded by expansive golf course views, minutes from private jetway and marina access.

Rebecca Burns (925) 788-1203 CalBRE# 01952765 | 31




POTENTIAL VINEYARD OR HORSE PROPERTY Custom Country Estate on 5+ Glorious Acres! 4 Bedrooms 4 full baths and 2 half baths , Approx. 6500+ sq.ft. Offered at $3,999,000 |

GORGEOUS CUSTOM HOME EXQUISITE FRENCH CHATEAU with the ultimate in luxury! 6 Bedrooms, 5 full baths & 1 half bath, Approx. 7440+ sq. ft. Offered at $3,350,000 |

Just Listed And More Coming Soon Properties! 34 KIMBERLEY PLACE, ALAMO LOCATED IN THE EVER POPULAR ALAMO SPRINGS! 5 bedroom | 4.5 bath | approx. 4850 sq. ft. on half an acre with pool and spa.

50 VISTA LANE, ALAMO LOCATED CLOSE TO WALNUT CREEK AND BART! GREAT LOCATION. 5 bedroom | 4 bath | approx. 3150 sq. ft. on one third of an acre with pool.


Bringing business acumen to your home sale or purchase. Whether buying or selling, you’ll want Celeste on your side of the negotiating table. Exceptional service | Exceptional results | Exceptional experience!

Celeste Pacelli QSC, CDPE, Broker Associate | REALTY ASSOCIATES

(925) 395-1511 |

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4 bedroom | 4 bath | approx. 5200 sq ft + Detached in-law cottage. SOLD OVER ASKING at $2,800,000 |

4 bedroom + office | 2 bath | approx. 1568 sq. ft. SOLD OVER ASKING at $911,000 |



4 bedroom | 2 bath | approx. 1850 sq ft. SOLD ~ REPRESENTED BUYERS

4 bedroom | 3 bath | approx. 3687 sq. ft. SOLD ~ REPRESENTED BUYERS

Please contact me today...It would be my pleasure to share with you my strategy designed for selling and buying homes in this unique market. Regardless of the price, I go the extra mile for every client.


Realtor速 | (925) 817-7818

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Magnificent...truly a one of a kind T

his gated and very private estate was custom designed and constructed for this spectacular subdivided, double lot of approximately 2.25 acres. Nestled among Heritage Oaks and Sycamores, this premier estate offers spectacular golf course views of the lake and water feature of the 4th and 7th fairways of the Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club.

The large circular driveway welcomes guests to this fabulous entertainment home. The interior rooms and outside areas are designed or both family fun and large entertainment options. The main house is approx. 5,800 square feet with 5 spacious bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 powder baths and a game room. The additional guest house offers approximately 1,200 square feet and features a fully appointed kitchen, bedroom, bath, laundry facility and sauna. Enjoy the amazing grounds with mature landscaping, colorful plantings and lush lawn showcasing the sparkling pool and spa, large entertainment loggia with fireplace and food preparation station, full guest house, second food preparation area on rear shaded patio by the kitchen, custom story book playhouse, creekside gazebo, numerous private creekside patios and decks with large patio entertainment area. Both parcels priced together at $4,980,000

MARY ANN SCHULTZ When Only the Best Will Do...

(925) 648-5447 CalBRE# 00692566

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9608 Crosby Drive PLEASANTON

OFFERED AT $1,900,000

The Preserve at its Best LUXURY BEGINS HERE in this 5 bedroom, plus office – 1 bedroom with private bath and office downstairs and 4 ½ bathrooms (1 ½ bathrooms downstairs). Exquisite, updated kitchen with granite slab counters, tumbled tile backsplash and Travertine Tile flooring. Park like setting backyard… This home is perfect for entertaining, inside and out.

Joyce Jones (925) 998-3398 CalBRE# 01348970 | 31

Exclusive Diablo Estate with Incompar able Views! 2234 Caballo Ranchero Court • Diablo


njoy 180 degree pastoral views of tree-lined hills from the privacy of this peerless estate brimming with luxury from its resort-quality backyard with lagoon-inspired pool featuring waterfall, slide and spa to its decadent master wing, inviting in-law suite, gourmet/chef 's kitchen with gorgeous Carrara stone and light-filled casual & formal living spaces. Plus finished garages with 8 car capacity. Offered at $4,175,000

Marvin Remmich Broker 925.837.0199 CalBRE #00530491

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DANVILLE Exclusive Diablo Estate with Incompar Luxurious Living in Blackhawk Country Clubable Views! Offered at $3,989,888

2234 Caballo Ranchero Court • Diablo

Private Setting with Beautiful Views


mpeccable quality and craftsmanship are present throughout this estate which is tucked away on a manicured acre providing both views as well as privacy. Tastefully remodeled and updated over the last few years, no detail has been overlooked. Luxury finishes abound and with over 6600 square feet of living space this home is perfectly designed for everyday living as well as elegant entertaining. Just a few of the noteworthy touches are the custom millwork throughout, extraordinary fixtures from Walnut Creek Lighting, an abundance of builtin cabinetry by Precision Cabinets and recently retrofitted LED lighting. This high-tech residence also features a fully integrated Crestron automation system which enables the control of audio, video, lighting, climate as well as security wherever you may find yourself. The versatile floor plan features six bedrooms and five and one half baths. Two bedrooms with en suite bath are located on the main level. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen is outfitted with Wolf, Sub Zero, Bosch and Fisher Paykel appliances and is fit for the most discerning Chef. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the family and game rooms creating an inviting indoor environment for entertaining. The grounds are also an entertainer’s paradise with extensive patios, deck, lighting, pristine landscaping as well as a large pool and spa area. Years of thoughtful planning and execution have created a masterful design for hosting gatherings from 200+ to an intimate dinner for eight adjacent to the outdoor fireplace.

Doug Anderson

(925) 570-0611 CalBRE# 01165309

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Hill Top Estate Vineyard Home in Silicon Valley 15 Hilldale Court • Orinda

OFFERED AT $2,995,000

Paul & Virginia Ratto 925.998.9501 | 925.899.9536 License #00900621


his 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 5,270 square foot home is sited on 1.53 acres of park-like grounds featuring lush lawns, fountains, floral gardens, mature trees, numerous patio spaces, an outdoor kitchen, a swimming pool, a tennis court and nearly 200 Merlot grapevines. Expansive indoor and outdoor spaces flow with grace and are a perfect canvas for entertaining small and large crowds with sophistication. Just minutes to freeway/BART.

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One-of-a-Kind El Pintado Country Estate


ecluded entry. Remodeled with all the bells & whistles. Gourmet kitchen with wine fridge, top-of-the-line appliances, huge great room with river rock fireplace & full bar, separate office with fireplace & bath, wine cellar, master suite on main level, marble bath with steam shower, Pebble-Tec pool and spa. Outdoor BBQ, room for horses and all your toys, and so much more.

• 4 bedrooms plus office • 4.5 bathrooms • Approx. 4,900 sq. ft. • Approx. 1.7 Acres • 4 gas burning fireplaces • Formal dining room for 12 • Home office with separate entrance • Hardwood and stone floors • Million dollar views • Finished 3 car garage • Offered at $2,600,000

René Ferland | Re/Max Accord Happily Served over 900 Families Since 1989 Top 5% Nationally | Top 1% Re/Max Accord

925.683.0112 CalBRE# 01043887

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

(510) 406-4836

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(925) 786-3299 fluent in Korean

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4 1 0 Cliff side Dri ve, D a nville

94 1 E agle Rid ge Dri ve, Bl a ck hawk

Magnificent Westside Danville gated French country estate with spectacular Mt. Diablo views! Fully updated with remodeled kitchen, stained floors, many designer upgrades. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 offices, loft, exercise area, wine cellar. Stunning master bath. Resort-like grounds and pool! $3,992,388

Gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4 and 2 half bath, with 5 car garage gated estate on a premier hill-top Blackhawk lot. Panoramic 360 degree views. Stunning formals, exquisite family and patio rooms, luxurious master suite, fully paneled office. Fenced pool, spa, trellises, gazebo, outdoor kitch, and much more. $5,998,238

7 3 5 Blue Spru ce Dri ve, Bl a ck hawk

333 6 Deer Hollow Dri ve, Bl a ck hawk

Awesome contemporary masterpiece created by Gary Hutton and Young & Burton to capture the breathtaking views of Mt. Diablo. Remodeled to perfection. Hanging staircase, private elevator, designers’ light fixtures, many built-ins, and master suite to die for. $1,792,388

Phenomenal 6 bedroom, 6 full and 2 half bath contemporary Mediterranean gated estate on a fabulous lot. Marble and hardwood flooring. Exquisite first floor master suite, library, and media/bonus room. Light and bright chef’s kitchen. Whole house solar, stunning backyard, pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen. Call Agent Primary Logo

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Pleasanton 399 Oak Lane Historic Castlewood Country Club location on a large 27,556± sq. ft. private golf course lot. Spacious 2,492± sq. ft. one-story 3BR/3BA floor plan, updated chef’s kitchen with center island, two master suites, gorgeous cherry hardwood floors, vaulted wood beam ceilings, and beautiful used brick fireplace. Pleasanton schools, close to town, and ideal commute location.

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Alamo 808 Miranda Creek Court Represented Buyer Sold for $1,650,000

Panoramic Views of Pleasanton Valley! This Happy Valley neighborhood Estate with panoramic views of Pleasanton Valley and Callippe Golf Course is a custom built single story home and an entertainers dream. It offers 3,961 SF of living space on 3.5+ acres, 4 bdrms, 3.5 baths. Private hilltop setting with one acre flat land and a detached garage/possible in-law unit. Call for private tour and viewing.



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2 Sky Castle Road

“This was our third Real Estate transaction with Phyllis and Peter, and once again it was a total success, and we couldn’t be more pleased. They were patient and knowledgeable, and found us the perfect new home. We appreciated their honesty, sincerity and professionalism every step of the way, and look forward to working with them again someday. Phyllis and Peter are awesome and make a great team! We highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.” Scott and Donna McKibben, Chateau Heights, Pleasanton Pleasanton

Offered at $3,480,000

Exquisite Mediterranean Hill Top Estate with Panoramic Views!  5 Bedrooms, 7 1/2 Baths, with 4 Kitchens and Bonus Apartment. Call For a Private Showing.

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70 DE SABLA ROAD, HILLSBOROUGH Offered at $5,380,000

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439 NEAL STREET, PLEASANTON Sold for $1,885,000

7888 GOLDEN EAGLE DRIVE, PLEASANTON Sold for $1,858,000

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“Prior to putting our home on the market we interviewed several well respected realtors. After our first meeting with Peter and Phyllis we knew we had found the team with a great marketing plan and strategy for representing our home. Peter and Phyllis were exceptionally hands on and professional in every detail. They were very and capable negotiators, and always worked to protect our overall interests. Our goals were their first priority, not the sale. We set a new sales record in terms of price for our area and feel this is due to the effective marketing and representation offered by Peter and Phyllis. They are a great team and we are happy to recommend them to anyone looking to sell their home.” Bob and Kathleen Holmgren, Kottinger Ranch

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