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Effortless elegance in the San Francisco skyline

September 7, 2018

Where: 201 Folsom Street #25A, San Francisco, CA 94105

This condominium in Lumina Tower B with a highly sought-after floor plan is an absolute jewel. With two bedrooms and two baths, this condo has a south facing balcony view of the bay and a panoramic view of the skyline in the East Cut, one of San Francisco’s fastest growing neighborhoods. You can even watch the nightly Salesforce Tower light show from the comfort of the living room. This unit has been fully upgraded, featuring wood flooring throughout, extra cabinetry in both bedrooms, closet installations and motorized window shades. Offering the option to be fully furnished, this gorgeous luxury condo is a rare find in the heart of the Bay Area.

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Our open houses this weekend are the perfect time to take a peek at what luxury living in San Francisco looks like. Stop by either Saturday or Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. to see what all the hype is about.

The property is listed at $2,500,000 by Sophia Ramirez of Alain Pinel Realtors’ San Francisco – Soma office.

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A Mediterranean-style marvel in Santa Clara County

August 17, 2018

Where: 744 Guinda Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

This beautifully renovated, four bedroom, three bath Mediterranean-style home is located in the heart of the community. The first level of the home offers two bedrooms, a retro-style bath, refinished hardwood flooring, formal living spaces and a chef’s kitchen. The second level has a private master suite, featuring two terraces and a connecting bonus space, perfect for an office, nursery, or sitting area. The backyard is designed to be the ultimate entertainers spot, with an outdoor kitchen, six-person hot tub, terra cotta patio, and a detached artist studio or extra office. The basement is fully finished and complete with a great room and kitchenette, high ceilings, new carpeting and easy access to the backyard. Located near top Palo Alto schools with close proximity to the shops and restaurants on University Ave, Stanford University, Town and Country Village, Caltrain, Rinconada Park, and Lucie Stern Community Center, this property is the ultimate place for getting the most out of everything Palo Alto has to offer.

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This property is listed at $4,695,000 by Umang Sanchorawala of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Palo Alto office.

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February 19, 2016

Where: 2068 Biarritz Place in San Jose. (Listing | Virtual Tour)
Presenting the finest bay view estate in Silver Creek Valley Country Club constructed in a unique European design to capture light and views from three walls in every living area. Secure and private setting at the end of prestigious Biarritz Place. Guest quarters with separate entrance. Game room, card room, den/office, three wet bars, solar, vineyard, and two separate garages totaling more than 2,100 square feet that can accommodate eight cars.
This home is listed by Eric Parker of Alain Pinel Realtors San Jose – Almaden Valley
Offered at $6,400,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

FEATURED HOME: 5029 Blackhawk Drive in Danville

January 1, 2016

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Where: 5029 Blackhawk Drive in Danville (listing | virtual tour)
Welcome to 5209 Blackhawk Drive, one of the most recognized and admired homes in Blackhawk Country Club. Located on the Third Fairway of the Lake Course, the home has unparalleled quality and craftsmanship rarely found in today’s market. The attention to detail and quality of workmanship is demonstrated from the tray ceilings to the detail on each and every wall of this home. Numerous amenities are readily apparent as you stroll through the marvelous floor plan designed by Randy Finn, which includes a dramatic entry, media room, billiards room with pub, and huge formal dining room. A guest suite has a private entrance, kitchen, living room and bedroom suite. An truly unique estate of exceptional quality.
This home is listed by Bill Finnegan of Alain Pinel Realtors Orinda.
Offered at: $3,750,000
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Featured Open Homes

OPEN HOUSE: 6793 Elwood Road in San Jose

October 30, 2015

Where: 6793 Elwood Road in San Jose (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Sunday, November 1st, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Exquisite estate in Almaden that has been beautifully remodeled. Flooded with nature light through large picture windows, this five bedroom, five bath home is sure to captivate the most discerning visitor. With mahogany hardwood floors, large family room with wet bar, chef’s kitchen, master bedroom on the first floor, spa-like bath, private office, bonus room, and upstairs laundry, it has it all. The large 1/5+/- acre lot with seasonal creek also has large slate patios, entertainment areas, built-in BBQ area with wet bar, and pool/spa is perfect for indoor / outdoor California living.
This home is listed by Amy McCafferty of Alain Pinel Realtors Los Gatos.
Offered at: $3,425,000
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FEATURED HOME: 16161 Skyline Boulevard in Los Gatos

May 8, 2015

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Where: 16161 Skyline Boulevard in Los Gatos (listing | virtual tour)
This one-of-a-kind Silicon Valley estate is only ten miles from Downtown Los Gatos, but also boasts spectacular views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Situated on 42.42+/- acres of privacy, the stunning contemporary estate designed by Paul Mehus features 8,811+/i square feat of space which includes a separate 1,289+/i square foot guest house. The home takes advantage of its stellar location, with multiple patios, lush landscaping, an infinity pool and spa. The home itself features a home gym, media room, an executive chef kitchen and a designer kitchen.
The home is listed by Joe Piazza of Alain Pinel Realtors Los Gatos. See more at
Offered at: $7,998,000
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FEATURED HOME: 25 Tanglewood Road in Berkeley

May 1, 2015

Where: 25 Tanglewood Road in Berkeley (listing | virtual tour | video tour)
Welcome to 25 Tanglewood Road, a modern masterpiece by distinguished Architect Stanley Saitowitz from the original home by Hans Ostwald. As seen in the pages of  Metropolitan Home Magazine, the home is a 2.5 million dollar renovation with finishes by notable interior design firm Hulburd Design and landscape architecture by Blasen Landscape Architecture.
Uniquely situated on a vast, park-like double lot featuring a 4+ bedroom, 4.5.5 bath main residence and a private, detached 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house with dedicated parking for three. It is a magnificent sanctuary (no neighbors on either side) situated on a quiet dead-end street around the corner from Claremont District shops and restaurants, the popular Claremont Hotel, Spa, Swim and Tennis Club, and the Berkeley Tennis Club. It is an extraordinary location within walking distance of the UC Berkeley campus, College Avenue shopping, the Rockridge BART station, and the Market Hall.
The home is listed by David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf of Alain Pinel Realtors Oakland Hills – Montclair. See more at
Offered at: $4,250,000
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Feature Home: 20 Afar Way in Montara

November 14, 2014

Where: 20 Afar Way in Montara (listing | virtual tour)
Built on a two +/- acre lot in Montara, this beautiful constructed home sits overlooking majestic views of the ocean and hills and an expansive soccer field sized lawn. The home includes four bedrooms and three and a half bath rooms each with ample room. Two of the bedrooms are master suites; one on each level of the home. The home features hardwood floors, a two-story tall, open family room with an impressive fireplace and built-ins, and lots of windows throughout. Three-car garage with expansive parking pad and a large driveway.
This home is listed by Patrick Ryan of Alain Pinel Realtors San Mateo.
Offered at: $2,595,000
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Featured Open Homes

OPEN HOUSE: 75 Rico Way in San Francisco

November 7, 2014

Where: 75 Rico Way in the Marina District, San Francisco (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Sunday, November 9th, from 2:00-4:00 pm and
This luxury Marina residence is an ideal example of elegant chic Mediterranean design coupled with gorgeous period details on one of the most private streets in the Marina. Coved ceilings with decorative moldings and a living room fireplace with classic detailed mantel add to the ambiance. A warm, welcoming and sophisticated home, magnificently decorated and containing amazing modern upgrades. These upgrades include a gourmet kitchen with soaring ceilings, abundant storage, a Viking six burner stove with griddle, plus a small wine cooler. With ample seating for family and friends, it is a perfect place for a Chef to entertain. There is an additional large wine cooler on the lower level next to the Media/Family room for convenience during entertaining. The family room and guest room open to a bright, inviting garden patio where one can grill and relax. A water feature also makes this space a lovely retreat for meditation and healing. On the third floor, the master suite has an office/sitting room and balcony . Plus, there is extra storage in the garage and two car parking.
Additional upgrades include a video alarm system, zoned heating, and Sonos Sound System in the garden and throughout except garage and laundry. The sound system can be controlled from your phone,IPad or computer. Heated seat toilets, operate automatically.
This home is listed by Susie Hughey-Hass of Alain Pinel Realtors San Francisco.
Offered at: $3,650,000
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Featured Open Homes

OPEN HOUSE: 12 El Sueno in Orinda

October 31, 2014

Where: 12 El Sueno in Orinda (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Saturday, November 2nd, from 1:00-4:00 pm
This weekend is probably the only chance you’ll have to see the historic Casa del Sueno. With a $2 million price reduction from when it was first listed, it is being held open this weekend with the help of five agents to cover the massive 10,838+/- sf estate. Built in 1929 on the ninth fairway of the prestigious Orinda County Club, this fabulous private, gated estate integrates an Old World Spanish Hacienda design and finishes with modern conveniences. The main house has a grand living room with 20+ ceilings, a chef’s kitchen, five bedrooms, a stunning turret office, wine cellar, media and game room and much more. The complex also has two apartments a cantina, a carriage house, and beautifully landscaped grounds with a pool, spa, koi ponds and waterfalls. Collectively, the estate totals to over 35 rooms with 10,800 +/- square feet of living space including 9+ bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, 2 powder rooms and 5 kitchens – truly a grand estate.
This estate is listed by Joanna Truelson of the Alain Pinel Realtors Orinda.
Offered at: $4,465,000
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