Featured home: 6979 Hollow Lake Way in San Jose

A distinguished hilltop estate with sweeping views and room to spare

FoyerWhere: 6979 Hollow Lake Way, San Jose (listing | tour)

Tour this property at our Open House this Sat. Aug. 27 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

The well-designed residence offers luxurious elegance and an intimate atmosphere with integrated common areas including an office, a bonus/entertainment room, and five bedroom suites, all laid out over approximately 5,744 square feet of light-filled living space. Immaculate finishes include soaring ceilings, maple flooring, granite counters, extensive use of crown molding, recessed lighting, a grand circular maple staircase, and oil bronze railings along the patios and exterior of the home.

The finest lot in the development, the approximately 1.04 acre property features a large, flat, fenced-in backyard with a paver patio, lawn area, and an arbor with bench. With Almaden Quicksilver County Park open space set behind the neighborhood, the property is imbued with a peaceful, bucolic ambiance.

A paver driveway flanked by columns leads to the front of the residence punctuated by a front porch and columns. Once inside, the main level of the home offers:

  • Double front doors opening to the marble entryway featuring a fantastic soaring high domed ceiling with skylight.
  • Magnificent living room offering a decorative high ceiling, a chandelier, gas fireplace, a wall of view windows, and sliding glass door to the back patio and yard.
  • Large formal dining room featuring two built-in cabinets with glass fronts for displaying glassware and china.
  • Gourmet chef’s kitchen offering maple cabinets, granite counter tops, garden window, a large fan-shaped center island with sink and space for counter top dining, plus an additional granite counter top built-in seating area. Amenities include a Thermador hood and gas range, KitchenAid 48-inch built-in refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and trash compactor.
  • An adjacent large pantry includes built-in shelves, and a built-in large desk is with granite counter top and cabinets.
  • Open to the kitchen, the breakfast nook surrounded by circular windows, sky limited views and features a decorative circular ceiling, and a sliding glass door to an outdoor patio seating area.
  • Huge step-down family room highlighted by a bay wall of windows.
  • Den/entertainment room offering a coffered ceiling and bay wall of windows.
  • Double glass doors from the entry lead to the well-appointed office featuring high ceilings and tall windows.
  • Downstairs bedroom suite with an entryway, bedroom with sliding glass door to a balcony offering hill views, and an en suite bathroom with marble shower. With a private exterior entrance, this suite would serve well as guest quarters or a multi-generational living area.
  • Powder room conveniently located by front entry.
  • Spacious laundry room with cabinets, sink, washer/dryer, and room for storage.

The central circular staircase leads to the second floor, featuring:

  • Large maple landing and den with built-in desk.
  • Double French doors opening to the master suite offering a bedroom, seating area with a door to the private balcony with stunning views, and two large walk-in closets with cedar lining. The en suite bathroom includes a spa tub with marble surround, large dual-head shower with jets and bench, and dual-sink vanity.
  • Three additional bedroom suites all featuring large walk-in closet and attached full bathroom with tub.
  • Laundry chute to the main level laundry area.

Additional features include:

  • Clay tile roof offering longer usable life
  • Oversized, attached three-car garage with finished floor and built-in cabinets.
  • Ample storage throughout including linen and coat closets (some cedar-lined), plus a large storage room under the stairs.
  • Solid interior doors.
  • Security alarm system, Intercom system, Central vacuum.
  • Award-winning schools: Williams, Bret Harte, Leland.

Offered at $3,580,000 by Joseph Yen of Alain Pinel Realtors – Saratoga

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Featured home: 2351 Winged Foot Ave in Half Moon Bay

Enjoy golf course and mountain views from this bright, spacious home

view of yard from back patioWhere: 2351 Winged Foot Avenue, Half Moon Bay (listing | tour)

Spacious five bedroom, four bath Ocean Colony home located on the fifth fairway of Old Course. Inviting private courtyard entry for outdoor dining opens to formal Dining Room. Living Room and Family Room have two-way fireplace with golf course views and access to yard. The main level bedroom and bath is ideal for guests.

The upstairs includes: a media room with TV and speaker components; office area to Master bedroom suite overlooking the golf course and mountain views; three additional bedrooms and two baths. In 2008, the upstairs Master bedroom was expanded, adding the office area and fifth bedroom and bath (with permits).

Enjoy resort-like lifestyle in gated community offering two 18-hole golf courses, tennis, indoor pool, spa and exercise facilities plus The Ritz on the Pacific Ocean.

Join us for an Open House this Sunday August 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Offered at $1,665,000 by Susie Montgelas of Alain Pinel Realtors – Burlingame and Barbara Williams of Alain Pinel Realtors – Los Altos.

See more homes for sale in Half Moon Bay | Visit our Peninsula (San Mateo County) Community Page

Featured home: 22395 Diericx Court in Mountain View

Mountain View family comfort in a park-like setting

38391771Where: 22395 Diericx Court, Mountain View (listing | tour)

This stunning home on its large cul-de-sac lot is like owning your own private park in one of Mountain View’s most coveted areas, served by popular Huff School.

In addition to the three roomy bedrooms, the home offers an isolated fourth room perfect for guests, home office or family room. The newly remodeled family kitchen boasts gorgeous marble counters (including center island) and stainless steel appliances. A family area includes a gas fireplace, and in the sunny living room, you will find the second fireplace. The formal dining room includes a bay window, which offers a view of the back yard. This expansive yard, shaded by majestic trees, is perfect for private relaxation or epic entertaining.

Close to Stevens Creek Trail access, schools the YMCA, Cuesta Park and more, all tucked away on a serene court that is a joy to live on.

Other amenities include: front entry court, side storage area, garage with epoxy floor, hardwood floors, air conditioning, an impressive formal entry, many skylights, recessed lighting and countless other special touches, inside and out.

Offered at: $2,195,000. Listed by Tori Ann Atwell of Alain Pinel Realtors, Los Altos

See more homes for sale in Mountain View | Visit our Silicon Valley community page

Featured home: 110 Starview Place in Danville

New Danville home offers modern comfort with a touch of classic luxury 37937062110 Starview Place, Danville (listing | tour)

This newly built Westside Danville home offers luxury living with panoramic views of Mt Diablo. The spacious great room is ideal for entertaining, and the epicurean kitchen includes professional-grade, stainless steel appliances. In the master suite relax on the veranda or in the soaking tub. This unique properly also includes a home theater media room, wine room and optional elevator, as well as eco-friendly bamboo flooring.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5 Full,1 Partial
  • Square Footage: (+/-) 4,419
  • Lot Size: 0.92
  • Listed: 7/25/2016
  • Type: Single Family (Detached)
  • Year Built 2016
  •  Attached Garage
  • MLS: 40750717
  • Elementary School District: San Ramon Valley

Offered at $3,149,00.

Join Alain Pinel Realtors listing agent Joanna Berson for an open house on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 2-5 p.m.

See more homes for sale in Danville | Visit our Easy Bay community page

Featured home: 2806 Van Ness Ave in San Francisco

Beautifully detailed Russian Hill property offers abundant opportunities

Van Ness FrontWhere: 2806 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, 94109 (listing)

Here’s a unique opportunity to create a grand-scale home or office on a quiet coveted block in Russian Hill. RC3 Zoning offers mixed use for both residential and commercial. Loaded with endless potentials: a large household, live and work space, remodel or expand. The unique and elegant architecture has a flexible floor plan, boasting a total of 10 bedrooms plus a den and six bathrooms. The first level features beautiful vaulted ceilings, crown moldings, hardwood floors and wainscoting.

This vibrant neighborhood is close to Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square. In close proximity to North Beach, China Town, Downtown, Civic Center, Opera House and Symphony Hall. Current owner has submitted plans to the City for a four-story building addition at the rear of property, pending city approval.

Want to learn more? Join Alain Pinel Realtors’ listing agent Julie Tsai Law for an open house this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Square Footage (+/-): 4,921
  • Lot Size: 3811
  • Year Built: 1906
  • MLS# 447870

Offered at $4,950,000.

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