Featured home: 119 Sunkist Lane in Los Altos

Chic open-concept home, just a mile from top-rated schools

119 Sunkist Lane Los AltosWhere: 119 Sunkist Lane, Los Altos (listing | tour)

This like-new home has been transformed by West Valley Ventures into a contemporary chic residence. Modern, clean, lines define the open concept floor plan, no where more apparent than in the great room, where all the public spaces flow seamlessly together. A towering cathedral ceiling expands the dimensions, and European oak floors unify the entire floor plan. The ambiance is sophisticated, stylish, and perfectly designed for indoor/outdoor living. There are five bedrooms, including a private guest suite and lavish master suite.

Behind the scenes, numerous high-performance features work together to provide for energy-efficient and eco-friendly living (a signature of a West Valley Ventures home). Adding the finishing touch is the home’s ideal location: less than one mile to the Los Altos Village and top-rated schools.

Listed at $3,795,000 by Tim Anderson of Alain Pinel Realtors – Los Altos.

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Featured home: 9 Summit Road in Woodside

9 Summit Road, WoodsideWhere: 9 Summit Road, Woodside (listing | tour)

Newly listed, this contemporary home is a unique must-see. The beauty of the design and the quality of the construction is sure to impress. The open floor plan, soaring ceilings and beautiful finishes make this special property the perfect quiet getaway and the ideal place to entertain friends and family.

The 2,650 square foot home has two bedrooms, one elegant and airy master bedroom and an spacious second bedroom, plus two well-appointed baths. A massive, gourmet kitchen makes prepping family meals a joy and entertaining easy. Tackle projects in the sun-lit study with built-in cabinets or the large workshop above garage, then relax in front of the family room’s fireplace. Enjoy panoramic views of the redwoods and Silicon Valley from one of the home’s tree-shaded decks—and don’t miss the view from the meadow.

Listed at $4,195,000 by Loren Dakin of Alain Pinel Realtors – Menlo Park Downtown.

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Second annual coat drive helps people in need stay warm

Nearly 50 million Americans are currently living in poverty. For these families and individuals, a warm coat is a budget extra they simply cannot afford. Alain Pinel Realtors® invites Marin County residents again this year to make a difference in their neighbor’s lives by donating coats and dollars during our upcoming coat drive!

Alain Pinel Realtors® is working again with One Warm Coat® to collect clean, gently used, warm coats to support the coat drive program, between November 30, 2016 and January 30, 2017. The process is simple: you drop off your extra coat(s) and Alain Pinel Realtors® takes care of the rest. All donated coats will be given to a local agency for distribution to local children and adults in need. Our goal is to collect 300 coats during our coat drive!

Clean, gently worn coats can be dropped off at the Alain Pinel Realtors’ Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Ross and Tiburon offices any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day (excluding major holidays).

“For more than 20 years we have been working to provide a warm coat to anyone who needs one. We are so thankful for our many coat drive ambassadors, like Alain Pinel Realtors® who volunteer their time, resources and energy to help their neighbors in need. Together, we can reach our goal of warming one million people each winter, one community at a time!” commented Jennifer Stockard, President and Chief Executive Officer of One Warm Coat.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Since its inception in 1992, One Warm Coat has worked with its volunteers to give away over four million coats.

Featured home: 7200 Cougar Lane in Santa Rosa

Enchanting, secluded farmhouse overlooking the Valley of the Moon

38225173Where: 7200 Cougar Lane, Santa Rosa (listing | tour)

This private, gated, 30-acre estate overlooks Sonoma County’s gorgeous Valley of the Moon. The custom home, with expansive vistas, sports three (or more) bedrooms, three bathrooms, two fireplaces—plus an exercise room and loft family room.

The lush, multi-level gardens feature decks, a built-in spa, and an adjacent entertaining area with unobstructed views of the valley and beyond. The separate vegetable and fruit tree garden, with its own greenhouse, has been fenced for deer along with a large part of the acres. The detached, 4-car barn, has a charming 336 square foot studio above, reached via its own private walkway.

There is a high-output solar electric system and newer well. Combined, they reduce this property’s energy dependence by over 70 percent. The secluded location is perfect for an extended family home, vacation getaway, or retreat/conference center— all only 20 minutes to downtown Santa Rosa.

Listed at $1,995,000 by Lance Fulford and Dan Marshall of Alain Pinel RealtorsSan Francisco.

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Featured home: 11 Jewel Court in Oakland

The crown jewel of the court

TwilightsB_18Where: 11 Jewel Court, Oakland (listing | tour)

This Phillip Perkins-designed 4 bedroom/ 3.5 bathroom house impresses with contemporary sophistication, from its stylish street presence to its airy atmosphere to its luxurious amenities. Thoughtfully arranged with a unique, horizontal floor plan, it is part of on newly developed cul-de-sac neighborhood in the Montclair Hills that has become a showcase for custom homes from a select group of architects and home builders.

Two garages on either side of the house and different tones of stucco make a statement of balance and symmetry. Inside, the foyer welcomes you with an Italian Cambria tile balcony overlooking a canyon and dramatic bay view. The home opens to gracious spaces with high ceilings, recessed lighting and an open layout.

The chef’s kitchen includes a large island with waterfall edges, refined quartz surfaces, high-end appliances, two sinks, LED lighting and a polished, European design. Imagine enjoying your coffee in the breakfast nook surrounded by bay and canyon views. The living room has several oversized windows on either side of the fireplace, creating an incredible panorama.  In the formal dining room, two walls are formed by sliding glass doors that open onto the central patio, extending the living space and creating seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining opportunities.

The mezzanine bedroom suite is a private refuge replete with gorgeous views, a modern fireplace, generous walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom. Up a flight of stairs is a reading nook with views of city lights in one direction and hillside lights on the other.

Down the hall, the luxurious, comfortable master bedroom provides a sanctuary. A fireplace creates a cozy retreat for winter nights, while an overhead fan and access to the wraparound balcony cools down summer evenings. The sleek bathroom has fabulous details: a glassed-in shower with six jet sprays, beautiful glass tiles and vessel sinks, a free-standing tub in front of a picture window framing Sibley Park, a large walk-in closet and a separate WC with toilet and bidet.

A convenient laundry room and an office or nursery complete this level. Downstairs there are two more guest bedrooms with a full bathroom.

One of Montclair’s newest streets, Jewell Court is perched high on the hill and conveniently located equidistant from Oakland and Orinda. Privacy and quiet, comfortable level-in living, deluxe detailing and bright and modern style make this home a sparkling gem.

Listed at $1,895,000 by Rick Richetta of Alain Pinel Realtors – Oakland Hills.

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