This home’s distinctive elements are apparent with one step through the front door. Just past the serene courtyard and to the right of the entry, design gems can be spotted throughout the combination living and dining room – built-in niches, custom made glass-topped shelves, tall ceilings, wood flooring, recessed lighting and a hand-created, seashell-covered drum chandelier.
Further down the entry hall, guests are welcomed with dramatic views of the backyard and swimming pool thanks to large sliding glass pocket doors. Working on hydraulics for easy opening, they tuck away to create a nearly seamless indoor-outdoor space that blends the living room and backyard entertainment spaces.
Just off the family room, through a set of soundproof swinging doors, is a theater room with a 120 inch screen, projector and blackout curtains. Also in this wing, are an office, bedroom, one full and one half bathroom.
The spacious kitchen is one of the main highlights of the home. It boasts two large islands (one topped with concrete and another with granite), stainless steel appliances including a double restaurant-quality refrigerator and two dishwashers, warming drawers glass-tiled walls, butler’s pantry, multi-functional trough sink, plenty of storage and dual skylights. Perhaps the most stunning features are the views of Mount Diablo framed in large windows throughout the room and nearby breakfast area.
Upstairs, just off a bonus room, are four additional bedrooms and three full bathrooms, one of which includes a steam shower and heated towel bars. The light and spacious master bedroom features built-in dressers and storage solutions, views of Mount Diablo and a balcony overlooking the front courtyard. The master bathroom is a delight all its own. The separate whirlpool bathtub and shower, complete with a computerized shower system by Kohler, are located in the center of the room. There is a walk-in closet with two entrances, dual sinks, and a kitchenette that offers a place to prepare a morning cup of coffee.
An outdoor kitchen is located between the home and four car garage. The infrared Viking bar-b-que, fridge and bisque Corian Counter tops allow for convenient outdoor food prep. Above the garage is a one bedroom guest house with kitchenette and full bathroom.
The home wraps around a pool courtyard creating a spectacular and private outdoor oasis offering the amenities of a five-star resort. The sparkling pool is complemented by stylish checkerboard tile and is highlighted by several fountains. The entertainment options are plentiful with a large sports court, spa, fire pit, fireplace and many dining areas. The dramatic landscaping including a grove of olive trees and colorful gardens add to the lovely grounds and complete this extraordinary residence.
In Alamo, a rural town in an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County, you can still see kids riding their horses along the sandy streets of the outer neighborhoods. Large custom homes on half-acre lots define this tranquil town off the beaten path in quintessential California oak countryside. In 2007 Alamo was named by Money Magazine as one of its top 100 places to live.
At the foot of Mt. Diablo, Alamo is the smallest town in Contra Costa County, and offers seclusion, serenity, and tranquility. Parks and trails here are extensive. The Iron Horse Trail, enjoyed by hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians, is a 33-mile multi-use pathway built on the Southern Pacific right of way. The trail runs through Alamo as it connects the towns of Concord and Dublin.
Downtown Alamo is anchored by the Alamo Feed & Grain store, sporting a fiberglass statue of a life sized Palomino on its roof at the corner of Danville Boulevard and Stone Valley Road. Locals hang out at the Yellowwood Coffee Shop, the Alamo Cafe, and Bagel Street Cafe, which usually have a line out the door.
Four elementary, two middle, and two high schools serve the students of Alamo. Both San Ramon and Monte Vista High School are high performing, and each score in the upper 800s on the California API.