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Featured home: 21311 Sarahills Drive in Saratoga

February 16, 2018

Phenomenal French country architecture In Santa Clara County

Where: 21311 Sarahills Drive, Saratoga, CA 95070 (listing | tour)
With a custom design by renowned builder David Flick, this stunning French country-style home offers exquisite detail and privacy in Saratoga. The home’s interior possesses a rare elegance and warmth, and includes large picture windows that allow an abundance of light and views of the surrounding sunny gardens and oak tree canopy. Enter the patio and veranda through two large, beautiful French doors and enjoy indoor-outdoor entertaining in your home’s salon.
Inside the home, the exceptional layout creates a seamless flow from the chefs kitchen and dining area into the family room. On the lower level, the home’s office leads to a bonus room with a separate entrance to the backyard. On top of it all, the estate boasts its own temperature-controlled wine room, the epitome of luxury.
The 4,337 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 beds
  • 5 baths
  • Detached garage
  • Gated entry
  • Salon, veranda and patio
  • Temperature-controlled wine room

See all of this and more this weekend during our open house, Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Listed at $3,599,000 by the Nevis and Ardizzone Team of the Los Gatos office.
View more homes for sale in Santa Clara County | Learn more about the Saratoga community.


Notable Listings / Sales

Featured home: 7030 Valley Knoll Road in Carmel

February 9, 2018

High-end finishes in a Monterey County masterpiece

Where: 7030 Valley Knoll Road, Carmel, CA 93923 (listing | tour)
Tucked away in an enclave at Quail Lodge, this must-see property offers its own private courtyard and incredible architectural features. Completely rebuilt in 2014, the spectacular estate offers beautiful touches throughout, including chandeliers, cedar ceilings, numerous windows and French oak floors. The gourmet kitchen features countertops of distressed teak and Spanish leathered stone, a multitude of high-end appliances, and a large butler pantry. If you’re looking to host a night of formal dining and wine, look no further. This prestigious property boasts a wine cellar designed with redwood wine racks, holding up to 2,400 bottles of your favorite vintages.
With gorgeous views, exceptional details, and luxurious amenities throughout, this palatial property in Carmel is easy to fall in love with.
The 6,108 square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths
  • Attached 2-car garage and courtyard
  • Radiant Heating
  • Hardwood and tile flooring
  • 2,400-bottle wine cellar

Listed at $5,580,000 by Cathy Schanderl of the Carmel office.
View more homes for sale in Carmel | Learn more about the Carmel community.

Notable Listings / Sales

Featured home: 341 Coronado Avenue in Half Moon Bay

February 2, 2018

An East Miramar mansion with marine views

Where: 341 Coronado Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (listing | tour)
Just a short walk from Miramar Beach, this San Mateo County home offers an incredible amount of space along with fine, luxurious touches throughout. Enter the two-story living room and you’ll find numerous windows and a cozy fireplace. This home’s sizable kitchen includes granite countertops, a large island and plenty of storage. The great room features newly refinished hardwood flooring, soaring ceilings, a fireplace and huge windows that allow an ample amount of light to shine in.
Upstairs, the master suite provides views of Pillar Point Harbor and the ocean, as well as the home’s third fireplace. The master bath is something you have to see to believe, boasting stunning tile flooring, an extensive vanity and more room than you can imagine. Outside, the substantial backyard, deck and spa are bordered by beautiful redwood trees, creating the perfect space for entertaining guests.
Located in desirable East Miramar, this Half Moon Bay estate exemplifies luxury living by the sea.
The 2,770 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • Attached 2-car garage
  • 3 fireplaces
  • Spa

Listed at $1,499,000 by Robin Kirby of the Half Moon Bay office.
View more homes for sale in Half Moon Bay | Learn more about the Half Moon Bay community.


Notable Listings / Sales

Featured home: 740 Hap Arnold Street in Antioch

January 26, 2018

Contra Costa contemporary comfort with luxurious touches

Where: 740 Hap Arnold Street, Antioch, CA 94509 (listing | tour)
This contemporary home in Antioch offers luxurious touches throughout. The formal living room and dining room stand out with gorgeous plantation shutters. Granite countertops, beautiful cabinetry, and high-end appliances highlight the spacious kitchen, which also boasts its own wine refrigerator. The family room features hardwood flooring and a fireplace, as well as large glass doors that open up to your private backyard. Outside, the sizable pool and patio space with plush landscaping becomes a personal oasis for you and your family.
Designed with an attention to detail and privacy in mind, this distinctive property in Antioch is a wonderful piece of modern real estate.
The 2,077 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • Attached 2-car garage
  • Hardwood and tile flooring
  • Master suite with upgraded master bath
  • Fireplace
  • Back patio and pool area

Listed at $529,950 by Hollie Guillory of the Walnut Creek office.
View more homes for sale in Antioch | Learn more about the Antioch community.

Market Updates

Sonoma County Year-End Market Report

January 19, 2018

As 2017 came to a close, Sonoma County, like its neighbor Marin, saw a ten-year low in inventory, down by 17% year over year. The compound effects of uncertainty around the tax bill and the devastation wreaked by the wild fires in Sonoma County in October impacted both sales and listings, freezing the market in place for a time. The resiliency of the residents and the enduring attractiveness of the area are expected to effect resurgence of activity, bringing with it the liveliness typical of the Sonoma County market. Days on market were reduced further by 6%. Units sold remained nearly flat and the median price in 2017 rose 9%.

Market Updates

Monterey County Year-End Market Report

January 19, 2018

2017 ended well for the Monterey Peninsula. This market does not usually have dramatic spikes, but holds a steady upward trend at a reasonable rate of increase. Overall, the number of sales were up about 3% and the median price went up over 12%, indicating a good, solid, and strong market. As the amount of inventory is diminishing on a steady basis, we are moving in the direction of becoming more of a seller’s market. Although we currently have a decent amount of inventory, it is rapidly declining.

Market Updates

Santa Clara County Year-End Market Report

January 19, 2018

Real estate in Santa Clara County remained a very hot commodity throughout 2017. The early frenetic spring and summer multiple-offer market continued throughout the fall. Buyer demand for properties in the premium areas of the valley caused acceleration to new median price heights before cooling slightly and ending the year at $1,005,000, representing a year-over-year increase of 12% in median price for the county. Sales volume and homes sold just slightly increased 1% over 2016, leaving many buyers wanting more housing inventory. The average days on market pace didn’t slow much over the year, ending 2017 at a scorching 21 days. At year end, the available inventory of all types of housing dropped to new record lows, leaving us to start the year with well less than one month’s supply of unsold properties throughout the entire county.

Market Updates

San Mateo County Year-End Market Report

January 19, 2018

Inventory continues to be scarce, with 2017 ending with less than two weeks of available properties based on closed sales, which is less than half of what was perceived as a very limited supply one year ago. As the new year commences, time will tell if inventory will grow above 2017 levels, however there are expectations that it will not and buyers will continue to face fewer available properties.

Market Updates

San Francisco County Year-End Market Report

January 19, 2018

Similar to other Bay Area counties, San Francisco experienced a drop in inventory, which was down 13% in 2017 compared to 2016. Days on market, median price, and units sold rose slightly but remained similar to the previous year. The Parkside, Bayview, and Bernal Heights neighborhoods saw a significant leap in units sold, rising by over 20% each. Prices in several neighborhoods rose substantially, such as Parkside, whose median price is up by 19%.