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Where: 132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton (listing | property site)

Presiding over 3+ acres with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, sits this modern high-tech home. The home’s abstract contemporary architecture immediately draw you in to a world of luxury. The home features a 2-story living room with walls of glass looking out to the Bay, an extraordinary staircase, customized library and office, four bedrooms and two multi-room apartments. Luxury features include an elevator, 21kw solar system, underground garage, 12’ ceilings in basement with tremendous unfinished commercial grade space ideal for the “maker” culture, infinity pool, putting green, fire pit and terraces.

The home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.

Offered at: $18,350,000

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Nick Granoski
Palo Alto

Question: When should I stage and professionally photograph?

Answer: The speed at which our market moves makes it critical to get everything right from the start.

Many times buyers need to make up their minds about whether or not to make an offer after seeing a home just one time. With only one chance to make a first impression, I always recommend staging and professional photography.

The degree of staging will vary based on the home. The condition of the interior and exterior along with the price range are all factors in making a decision regarding how much staging to use.

If the house is barely inhabitable and needs all new electrical, plumbing, roof, etc., it doesn’t make sense to stage. You want to make the home look livable, but no need to overdo it.

On the other end of the spectrum, a high-end home may already have custom furniture and paint colors picked by an interior designer, but it will still need some degree of staging to make it shine. The art of staging and photographing a home to sell is unique to each transaction, but all homes will benefit.

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Where: 1750 Moon Mountain Road in Sonoma (listing | virtual tour | video tour)

One-of-a-kind private retreat nestled atop Moon Mountain overlooking the Valley of the Moon this 6 bedroom and 5 bathroom arts and crafts style quintessential family home built in 1940 has a deep wrap-around porch, beautifully landscaped gardens, terraced stone patios, walkways, pool. Vineyard View cottage, studio, hot tub, adorn this spacious 148+/-acre ranch with redwood grove and 2 seasonal creeks. Gracious space for large gatherings or intimate getaways.

This home is listed by Mark Stornetta of Alain Pinel Realtors Sonoma.

Offered at: $6,400,000

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Where: 1284 Portola Road in Pebble Beach (listing | virtual tour)

Nestled back from the street, entered through private gates and spacious circular drive, Carnoustie Manor presents a rare opportunity to own an estate that evokes the classic grandeur of elegant European estates. Set on over an acre, located just minutes from the prestigious Pebble Beach Lodge, boasting an extraordinary 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, impressive marbled 2 story foyer, large formal dining room with fireplace, library, majestic living room with fireplace with over 7000 sq. ft. of living space suitable for a diplomat. Characteristic of Europe’s finest homes 8 marble fireplaces, coiffured ceilings and stained glass windows are only a few of the superb details displayed. French doors lead to balconies and patios and walls of floor-to-ceiling bay windows grace the formal entertaining rooms. The classic floor plan revels in great rooms bathed in natural light and stylish symmetry. Replete with game room, wine room, enormous kitchen and family room, and a nicely sited pool, it is a singular property. Generously proportioned rooms with soaring ceilings encircle the grand two story staircase, combining European elegance with refined Pebble Beach living.

This home is listed by Marta Karpiel of Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel.

Offered at: $4,495,000

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Where: 3383 Oak Knoll Drive in Redwood City (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Saturday, April 4th, from 2:00-4:00 pm and
Sunday, April 5th, from 2:00-4:00 pm

Newly built in 2007 this home is the perfect expression of contemporary style with modern lines. High ceilings with expansive windows throughout home including patio doors that open fully.Grand scale common rooms, lavish master suite including dual closets,wood and stone flooring throughout the common rooms, 2 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, chef kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Resort inspired rear grounds with firepit, built in BBQ center, spa ,stunning gardens on over 2 acres.

This home is listed by Judy Citron of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.

Offered at: $3,198,000

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