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Featured home: 18 Marsh Drive in Mill Valley

February 17, 2017

Craftsman style home with canyon views
Where: 18 Marsh Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Listing | Tour)
Constructed just last year, this custom craftsman home was built with only the finest materials and meticulous attention to detail. Inside the home, a great room with hardwood floors, high ceilings and a fireplace awaits. The kitchen is dressed to the nine, with a sprawling center island and luxury appliances. The master suite attaches to a bonus room, giving the owner a variety of options, and a stunning master bath with a spa tub. Stained glass windows, oak floors with inlaid wood trim, and high cathedral ceilings are just a few of the features that showcase the home’s exceptional design.
Sitting on a large corner lot near Blithedale Park, views of redwoods and Blithedale Canyon await the owner of this beautiful property in Marin County.
The 3,390 square-foot home and property include:

  • 3 bedrooms and 3 baths
  • 2-car garage
  • Hardwood and tile flooring
  • High cathedral and open-beam ceilings
  • Stained glass windows
  • Master bedroom and master bath
  • Luxury kitchen and great room
  • Flagstone patios
  • Gorgeous views of Blithedale Canyon

From the redwood verandas and sprawling landscape to the expert craftsmanship in the design, this property offers the best of both indoor and outdoor living. Pictures alone can’t do it justice. See the property firsthand this Sunday, February 19 from 2-4 PM at our open house.
Listed as $3,250,000 by Jean Spaulding


Featured home: 19493 Burgundy Way in Saratoga

February 10, 2017

Stunning home built for family and entertainment
Where: 19493 Burgundy Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 (Listing | Tour)
Built in a prime Saratoga location, this tastefully modeled home was designed with space and comfort in mind. The formal entryway opens up to a gorgeous living room, leading to the spacious, gourmet kitchen. The grand family room includes the luxury of a custom wet-bar. Lined with beautiful hardwood and tile flooring, dual pane windows, and high vaulted ceilings, this property is as aesthetically pleasing as they come.
Located within driving distance of award-winning Saratoga schools, the grounds of this property are as impressive as the home, featuring sprawling lawns and gardens, an in-ground pool, and much more.
The 3,972 square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 bedrooms and 3 baths
  • Attached garage and off-street parking
  • Hardwood, marble, and tile flooring
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Custom wet-bar
  • Massive master suite with his and hers walk-in closets
  • Custom master bath attached to suite
  • Fireplace
  • In-ground pool

A superb place for both family life and entertaining guests, this extravagant home provides a relaxing atmosphere with an elegant touch.  Tour the incredible property and see for yourself tomorrow at our open house from 1-4 PM.
Listed as $3,489,000 by David Welton



Featured home: 181 Brandywine Place in Clayton

February 3, 2017

Executive living with sweeping views of Mt. Diablo
Where: 181 Brandywine Place, Clayton, CA 94517 (Listing | Tour)
Located in the sought after subdivision of Peacock Creek, this home offers high-end living in Contra Costa County surrounded by panoramic views of the valley, hills, and Mt. Diablo. With high ceilings, picturesque windows, custom millwork and molding, and recessed lighting, this spacious home has all the aspects of luxury you need.
A quick drive away from award-winning schools and the rest of downtown Clayton, this home offers executive living in an area with canyon views perfect for outdoor entertainment.
The 3,820 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 bedrooms and 3 baths
  • Attached garage
  • Hardwood and tile flooring
  • Grand foyer with crystal chandelier and French doors
  • Kitchen with tile countertops, island, stainless steel appliances, and ample space
  • Various dining and family areas
  • Multiple fireplaces
  • Master suite with balcony
  • Master bathroom with dual vanities
  • Versatile upstairs areas for potential in-law suite or movie theater
  • Lush landscape with redwood fencing and private patio
  • Stunning views of Mt. Diablo as the home sits with its back to the hills

Sitting in a private cul-de-sac, the endless amenities and expansive views make this home the epitome of lavish living. Come see for yourself tomorrow, February 4, at our open house from 2-4 PM.
Listed as $1,099,500 by Wendy Moore


11 Alain Pinel Realtors Agents Rank as Best in the U.S.

June 29, 2016


We are proud to announce APR agents and teams that have been included in The Wall Street Journal 2016 Top 1000 Real Estate Professionals rankings, and published in The Wall Street Journal.

This is a remarkable achievement for these agents. Through their focused efforts and determination, they earned incredible results and are among the elite agents of the nation. We are proud that they represent Alain Pinel Realtors in providing the highest level of quality service to our clients. 

Click here to view the full list of the 2016 Wall Street Journal Top 1000 Rankings.




June 17, 2016

Brick patio, pool, grey house in backgroundWhere: 130 Stacia Street in Los Gatos (Listing | Virtual Tour)
Built by Dave Flick, premier builder in Los Gatos. This custom-built, Tudor-style, stunningly appointed and exceptionally designed home offers uncompromising quality and amenities.
From the moment you enter the arched front door, the craftsmanship and detail is everywhere, from the hardwood accent inlaid floors to the white washed exposed beam ceiling. This builder’s personal home has the perfect combination of comfort and modern luxury on all three levels from the basements private office & outside entry to the large entertaining room.
The main floor offers a formal living & dining rooms, gourmet kitchen & great room with custom built-ins. The upstairs has three spacious bedrooms, one has its own private bathroom. The master suite has high ceilings, gas fireplace and French doors leading to a private balcony with a spectacular view of the pool and lush landscaping. The backyard offers a gas fire pit seating area, spacious open area for entertaining.
Just minutes from downtown Los Gatos and its top-rated schools.
This home is listed by Michael Drljaca of Alain Pinel Realtors – Los Gatos
Offered at $4,400,000
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April 18, 2016

Where: 128 Winding Way in Ross (Listing)
Imagine pairing European elegance with California casual, level indoor-outdoor living with sweeping views, and Maybeck-influenced architecture with updated, contemporary living. It’s rare that a home combines all these qualities, yet Treehaven is just such a home — a truly unique and timeless property in the highly desirable town of Ross, with its abundant hiking and biking trails and award-winning Ross K-8 school.
Built in 1927 by architect Albert John Evers, a protégé of renowned California architect Bernard Maybeck, the house retains the authentic character of a 1920s home, with Gambrel-style ceilings, mahogany custom-built paned windows, batten board wainscoting, tongue-and-groove detailing, and an exquisite living room fireplace, surrounded by original redwood. The home is drenched in sunlight and offers stunning views of the Ross Valley, Mt. Tamalpais, and Bald Hill, all benefits of this home’s truly special and private park-like site.
While the house reflects a European sensibility with features such as the 18th century Rococo panels gracing the entry steps, it also has a distinctly California vibe in the way it seamlessly blends formal and informal, indoor and outdoor living. Both privacy and serenity emanate throughout the home, surrounded by more than an acre of majestic oak trees, gardens and level lawn. From every room, every deck, every window, nature makes herself known.
A covered entry porch leads to the home’s main level, which offers a formal living room, inviting great room, private library, separate den, exercise room and well-appointed mudroom. The sleek kitchen is stunning, with floor to ceiling custom cabinetry in a Farrow & Ball gray palette, an antiqued-mirror backsplash, and Statuario Venato marble island and countertops.
Just off the kitchen and great room are two substantial outdoor living areas. From the great room, two sets of French doors lead to the west balcony, a great place to dine and enjoy the dramatic sunsets or the ever-changing scenery of Mt. Tamalpais. The kitchen opens directly onto expansive Ipe deck with its sparkling pool, hot tub, covered cabana and built-in BBQ. A random ledger wall of Corinthian granite from upstate New York surrounds the pool area, anchored by a large stone fireplace. Meander just a few steps below the pool area and you find an organic garden bursting with vegetables and herbs as well as citrus, figs and nectarines.
The home’s sizeable lower level, which also has a spacious covered veranda, features four bedrooms and two baths. Numerous built-ins can be found throughout the lower level, and throughout the entire home (yes, there’s a staggering amount of storage.)
On the top level, there is a master suite to rival any five-star hotel. With ten-foot tall windows and French doors opening onto a private balcony, the suite offers expansive views. It also exudes luxury and intimacy, with soaring ceilings, custom-finished herringbone oak floors and a European-style master bath of quartz countertops, Waterworks fixtures and a hand-painted tile. A roomy walk-in dressing closet, just off the bath, provides abundant storage.
The oak-studded grounds, valley setting and forever views are reminiscent of a private wine country estate, making it easy to forget the home is just minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and in the middle of everywhere—San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Wine Country — or yet just a stone’s throw from the charming downtown of Ross.
While the home was originally built in the 1920s, it underwent a comprehensive 2-year renovation project from 2013 to 2015, including undergrounding all utilities in addition to extensive site work.
5+ Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
2 Fireplaces (indoors)
Handcrafted mahogany windows and doors
Oak floors throughout the main residence
12’ +/- tongue and groove ceilings in the great room, master bedroom and library
Extensive use of batten board wainscoting
Kitchen includes:
· Subzero side by side refrigerator and freezer, each 36”
· 2 side by side Miele dishwashers
· Wolfe 8 burner, 48” range
· Wolfe Microwave drawer
· Statuario Venato marble island and counters
· Antiqued mirror backsplash
· Walk-in pantry
· Handcrafted cabinets
· Rohl fixtures & apron sink
Solid brass mesh wire in the great room custom cabinets
Custom cabinets throughout
Master bath features Waterworks fixtures and custom hand-painted tile
Radiant floor heating in all bathrooms
High efficiency HVAC
Large laundry room with custom cabinetry and Miele washer & dryer
Plentiful storage
Views of Mt. Tamalpais, Bald Hill and Ross Valley
New in-ground 18 x 36’ swimming pool and spa
Pool & spa equipment sub-ground
Covered Cabana
Stone fireplace
Level lawn
Random ledger stone walls, made of Corinthian granite from upstate New York
Custom Ipe balconies, decks and veranda
Decorative 18th C Rococo iron panels with little cherubs
Bluestone front entry stairs and entry porch
Significant ancient Oak grove
Vegetable and herb garden
2-car garage
Balconies off the great room and master bedroom, covered front porch, and lower level veranda
Circular driveway
Views of Mt. Tamalpais, Bald Hill and Ross Valley
Guest Cottage:
Full bath
Patinaed fir floors
This home is listed by Donna Goldman of Alain Pinel Realtors Ross
Offered at $8,875,000
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April 11, 2016

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Tranquil Outdoor Living in Tiburon
Where: 2457 Mar East Street in Tiburon. (Listing)
This elegant, thoughtfully designed 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath home boasts light-filled rooms with expansive Bay views of Keil Cove, Angel Island and East Bay city lights. Located in the coveted Mar East neighborhood, this home includes tranquil outdoor spaces, 3 garages, additional off street parking and a 470 square foot bonus room perfect for additional storage, an office, a gym or a music room.
This home is listed by Hazel Carter of Alain Pinel Realtors Tiburon.
Offered at $4,150,000
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