Elegant Italian Villa
Villa Veneziana Al Verde Di Twelvth Situated on the 12th fairway of Round Hill Country Club, this elegant, nearly new Italian Villa features innovative architecture and the highest in building and design standards with exquisite craftsmanship in 6,326Âą square feet. A careful use of color, texture and scale recalls the essence of an Italian Villa. Beautifully appointed throughout, there is extensive use of marble and granite, custom-built furniture-quality cabinetry, hand painted murals and custom-designed faux finishes, Cantera iron, Venetian chandeliers, Venetian plaster, Walker Zanger tiles, Andersen architectural series windows and doors, Baystone cast interior columns and arches, and extensive use of Napa Valley Cast stone on the exterior. Water jet cut marble medallions enrich the stone flooring of the entry, the powder room, breakfast room and master bath.
The impressive foyer sets the tone for this superb masterpiece. The elegant living room to the right is anchored by a custom-built fireplace, Venetian chandelier and built-in seating lining the perimeter. French doors open to the secluded covered veranda and tranquil flag-stone garden. To the left of the foyer is the grand wine tasting room with Baystone cast columns and ceiling moldings. A wall of arched windows and doors look out to the spacious covered veranda, with built-in BBQ, and golf course beyond. Ideal for entertaining, there is an elegant built-in bar with custom-designed faux finished cabinetry. Adjacent to the bar a Cantera iron door leads to the 1200 bottle wine cellar. There is a full bath downstairs with walk-in shower, dazzling Walker Zanger glass tiles, hand painted cabinetry and vanity knobs.
The dramatic staircase with elegant, detailed hand-forged Cantera iron railing leads to the second floorâ€™s main living area. Upon ascending the staircase, you pass through the gallery featuring stunning Italian frescos. A wonderful spirit prevails throughout the house. On the main floor: an open arrangement of the family room, kitchen and formal dining room invites planned events and eases everyday functions.
The formal dining room, with Venetian chandelier and sconces, is great for large scale entertaining or intimate dinners. Three sets of French doors in the dining room create a fluid boundary with the â€œoutsideâ€? which includes space for alfresco meals. Mahogony finished paneled walls, hardwood floors and built-in desk and bookcases add character to the office. A personal retreat, the office has French doors to a secluded covered balcony overlooking the peaceful golf course setting.
The chefâ€™s kitchen benefits from modern-day style and appliances, while still embracing old-world elegance. Features include: a large center island with granite counter top, Franke prep sink, Wolf 36â€? oven, Sharp Insight Pro microwave, Fisher & Paykel drawer-style dishwasher, Thermador warming drawer, U-line refrigerator with icemaker, Wolf range with glass covered fresco backsplash and Tartaruga hood, Miele dishwasher, separate Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer with drawers. Self-closing custom-built finished cabinetry features pull-outs and glass cabinets for display. The well-equipped butlerâ€™s pantry includes a built-in Miele espresso coffee maker, U-line refrigerator and GE Monogram Advantium oven. The adjoining breakfast room/parlor features a dramatic water jet cut marble medallion brightened by daylight from the four large windows.
The family room opens to the kitchen
and enjoys an Ambella fireplace, rows of arched windows and glass door to secluded balcony and custom-made hand-painted cabinetry to conceal entertainment needs. The family room features built-in drop down speakers and recessed lighting.
Double arched sliding doors lead to the master suite with a fireplace featuring stunning Ambella mantle, intimate seating area and lovely vanity area. The bedroom has a wall of Andersen windows including French doors framed by alabaster sconces that open to the second floor patio area , pool and fabulous views of the golf course beyond. The bathroom features marble flooring with medallions, custom faux finished cabinetry, jetted tub, dual vanity with marble top, and water closet with bidet and pedestal sink. There is a French door leading to the spa and flag-stone patio area. The well planned master closet features built-in maple organizers and has a convenient door to the adjacent laundry room. There are three en-suite bedrooms on the third level, reached by staircase or elevator. Two of the suites are finished with crown molding, ceiling fans and French doors to the balcony. The first bedroomâ€™s en suite bath has alabaster counters, jetted tub and Venetian light fixtures. The second bedroom features a built-in vanity in addition to bath counter and large walk-in shower with glass tiles. The third bedroom features marble floors, 3 large windows, and ensuite bath with large walk-in shower with bench and Walker Zanger marble vanity with brass legs.
The secluded backyard is the ultimate retreat for recreation and relaxation with gorgeous views of the golf course and hills beyond. Prominent features of the rear elevation â€“ covered decks, upper level balconies and arched bridge â€“ share their place in the sun with three magnificent pools and a dramatic outdoor fireplace. Designed to draw people outdoors, the rear elevation offers transitional spaces between the first and second floors. With extensive use of glass tile, the main pool has a cantilevered deck with water curtain feature, along with a shear descent from lap pool into the main pool. There is a cascading fountain at the end of the lap pool and from the spa into the pool. The spa features four Haddenstone dolphin fountains. Flower beds, native shrubs and trees line the more intimate courtyard adjacent to the living room. The over-sized three-car garage offers abundant storage and work spaces and provides easy access to the convenient three-story elevator. For the golf enthusiast, there is a separate golf-cart garage on the opposite side of the motorcourt area. The wine cellar could be easily expanded into the large storage room in the garage.
Additional Amenities Include: • 9.3KW solar electric system by SkyPower Systems • HomeWorks system for light control on first and second floors • Pool has in-floor cleaning system and salt water chlorination • Round Hill Country Club Golf Membership included (buyer to pay transfer fee)
Round Hill Country Club, Alamo and Surrounding Valley Communities Alamo is located in the San Ramon Valley in Contra County, an hour east of San Francisco. An enclave of green and encompassing 9.7 square miles, Alamo is ideally situated in the valley between Mt. Diablo and the Las Trampas foothills. With a population of just over 14,500, the community is home to top execs, all-star athletes and other notables who call Alamo home. Round Hill Country Club, an upscale community with golf, tennis and swimming, was originally founded in 1959 as a combination golf course and luxury housing community. The new clubhouse, completed in 1996 is a beautiful setting to entertain family, guests and clients.
newly remodeled championship par-72 course spread over the gently rolling hills of Alamo, has attracted numerous organizations, businesses, clubs and golf tournaments including the LPGA. Top professionals recognize Round Hill as one of the most complete tennis facilities in Northern California. The new 4,000 square-foot tennis club features a 2,800 square-foot viewing deck to all of the upper courts. The Club presents fifteen championship tennis courts with nine lighted for evening play. Alamo offers its residents one of the best education systems in California. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District provides elementary, intermediate and high school education to Alamo residents and is currently ranked 6th among all unified school districts in California.
The adjacent Town of Danville has the ideal blend of upscale amenities and small town charm. Danville is known for its small town atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life. The historic downtown features shops, restaurants and art galleries. Contra Costa County is a recreational hub with Mt. Diablo State Park literally in the backyard along with many East Bay Regional Parks ideal for walking, hiking, picnicking and sports. The neighboring communities have wonderful shopping centers for day-to-day needs. The renowned Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, 10 minutes north of Round Hill Country Club, has everything – from Tiffany’s, Nordstrom and the Container Store to Apple (and a Neiman Marcus under construction!). Weekly Farmer’s Markets are a part of all the surrounding communities and excellent highly rated and neighborhood restaurants are found throughout the valley. There is also outstanding community theater, along with the Lesher Regional Theater in Walnut Creek where national productions are a regular event, and the highly acclaimed California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda. The San Francisco East Bay enjoys year-round favorable weather. In addition, its close proximity to Napa, Sonoma, downtown San Francisco and Marin make day and evening trips easy. Carmel is only two hours away and Tahoe is three hours.
230 Biltmore Court, Alamo www.230BiltmoreCourt.com
This elegant, nearly new Italian Villa of approximately 6,326 square feet features innovative architecture and the highest building and design standards with exquisite craftsmanship. Price Upon Request
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Published on Sep 14, 2011