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Erin O'Brien

Notable Listings / Sales

Awe-inspiring aesthetic in Avanti Heights

December 14, 2018

Where: 3019 Montbretia Way, San Ramon, CA 94582

Exquisitely designed and decorated with more than $600,000 worth of upgrades and furniture, this property is situated on a generous and professionally landscaped 9,719 square-foot lot in Contra Costa County. Outside of the home you’ll find a magnificent pool, elevated spa, intimate outdoor kitchen and a patio with a fire pit lounge area. Inspired by and envisioned for the most discerning buyers, this one-of-a-kind residence redefines elegance in the highly sought-after Avanti Heights neighborhood and offers the ultimate in California living.

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The property is listed at $1,995,000 by Stephanie Tice of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Danville / Blackhawk Office

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An astounding four-story condo in San Francisco

December 7, 2018

Where: 3233 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Four levels of luxury await at this elegant San Francisco condo. With an impressive facade and gorgeous formal entry, this space features ornate crown molding, beautiful oak paneling and numerous rooms remodeled with the finest details. The kitchen includes marble countertops, a large center island and plenty of space for storage. The upper level of the home offers breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, while the lower level is highlighted by your own personal wine cellar. From top to bottom, this astounding space is the epitome of luxury and located near some of the best the city has to offer.

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Check this property out for yourself during this Sunday’s open house, running from 2 to 4 p.m. And keep an eye out for a feature of this incredible condo in this Sunday’s issue of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Listed at $6,695,000 by Annie Williams of Alain Pinel Realtors’ San Francisco-Marina office.

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Exclusivity and elegance in a Los Gatos estate

November 30, 2018

Where: 18612 Decatur Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030

This five bedroom, five and three half bathroom Monte Sereno estate tucked away in one of Silicon Valley’s most exclusive neighborhoods is the epitome of luxury living. The resort-like iron gate entry, surrounded by large palm trees and lotus flower, is right past the gorgeous marble fountain. Inside, the foyer has high ceilings and a custom wrought iron door, as well as railings with etched glass. The interior also hosts five separate custom marble electronic ignition fireplaces and an elevator connected to all three fabulous floors of the home. The formal living room has been beautifully carved with imported marble.

 

Each of the five generously-sized bedrooms comes with its own balcony, custom closets and full bathroom. The master bedroom has a private fireplace and French doors that open to the large patio, overlooking the entire backyard. Its bathroom boasts a sunken tub, a custom vanity with dual sinks and matching French doors that open to the balcony. Containing an endless number of amenities and offering supreme craftsmanship and architectural details, this home offers the best of high-end living in Santa Clara County.

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The property is listed at $8,999,000 by Lisa Sgarlato and George Montanari of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Los Gatos Office.

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Striking detail and design in San Mateo County

November 23, 2018

Where: 570 Remillard Drive, Hillsborough CA 94010

Built with striking craftsmanship and design, this home ideal for both formal entertaining and comfortable everyday living. The stunning property boasts Craftsman details from top to bottom, as well as Australian spotted gum hardwood floors, Italian Murano glass lights, and onyx countertops. Other designer details in the custom home include tiles from Ann Sacks, Venetian plaster walls and high-end Rohl fixtures. Outside, an expansive deck and two patios unfold on this beautiful setting of one-half acre with stunning park-like grounds. Built with privacy in mind, this incredible property reflects the best of living in San Mateo County.

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See the custom Craftsman home for yourself during this weekend’s open houses, running Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The home is listed at $3,788,000 by Julie Baumann of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Burlingame office.

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An elegant escape nestled in Novato

November 16, 2018

Where: 5 Savanna Court, Novato, CA 94947

This incredibly elegant, executive style home sits in the beautiful Pacheco Ranch Estates. The first thing you notice when you walk in the door is the gorgeous formal entry and dramatic winding staircase leading to the second floor. Three fireplaces throughout the home add charm and comfort to this Marin marvel. The family room opens up to a spacious deck designed for outdoor entertaining. Set against a wooded hillside with a patio area and dog run, this property is both close to nature and near some of the best conveniences Novato has to offer.

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Stop by this Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. to tour one of the finest homes in all of Novato during our open houses.

The property is listed at $1,399,000 by Wayka Bartolacelli of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Corte Madera – Central Marin Office.

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A country estate in Saratoga

November 9, 2018

Where: 19400 Saratoga Los Gatos Road, Saratoga, CA 95070

Privately located in Saratoga’s premier platinum triangle, this stunning “Green Gables” country estate blends seamlessly with beautifully manicured grounds. The home offers a gracious interior with fine architectural craftsmanship and details, including stately rooms, hardwood flooring, expansive picture windows, luxurious mill work, salon-style picture moldings, soaring ceilings and an abundance of natural light. This incredible estate also features an abundance of unique spaces, including a sunroom, wine cellar and tasting room, and a charming one-bedroom and one-bath guest house.

Outside, 1.95 acres boast lush lawns and trees, mature shrubs and colorful terraced gardens, as well as a gorgeous pool, tennis court, sport court, and multiple terraces. All of the above rest in a serene setting ideally located close to schools, shopping, dining and freeways in Santa Clara County.

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See the country estate for yourself at our open house this Sunday, November 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The property is listed at $5,950,000 by the Nevis and Ardizzone Team of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Los Gatos Office

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Premier design in a prestigious Palo Alto property

November 2, 2018

Where: 706 Matadero Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home built in 2010 is spectacular, offering incredible design and build quality in the Barron Park community. Its large living room opens to the enclosed front patio, making it great for entertaining. The atrium in the center of the home cascades in natural light, brightening every space. The contemporary kitchen, complete with granite counter tops sleek cabinets, custom ventilation hood and center island, is fit for a chef. The spacious master suite opens right to the backyard. A Jack-and-Jill bathroom connects two of the bedrooms. The fourth bedroom and bathroom can be closed off as a guest suite or study, with its own separate entrance. The yard is low maintenance and sports a gorgeous waterfall. This location is a private sanctuary, close to all the conveniences in the Bay Area such as parks and excellent schools, and is just a short drive to the weekly California Avenue farmer’s market.

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Tour this Santa Clara County stunner this Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. during our open houses.

The property is listed at $3,498,000 by Sophie Tsang of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Palo Alto Office.

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Spanish style and old-world charm in San Mateo

October 26, 2018

Where: 109 Seville Way, San Mateo, CA 94402

This charming Spanish-style home located in the beautiful San Mateo Aragon neighborhood offers endless old-world charm. Its spectacular living room includes a vaulted ceiling, dramatic front window, mahogany doors and wood floors throughout. The formal dining room is located adjacent to the kitchen, which is decorated with Mexican Saltillo tile floor and includes a handmade countertop space. A deck outside connects to the kitchen and is a great place for barbecues and lounging, making it an ideal spot for entertaining family and friends. The bedroom on the ground floor has its own bathroom and serves as a perfect in-law unit or as a room for an au-pair. Outside, the exterior of the home has a welcoming gated courtyard that offers the privacy you seek.

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Stop by this Saturday or Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. to take a tour of this luxurious home during our open houses.

The property is listed at $ 2,195,000 by Robert D. Hughes of Alain Pinel Realtors’  San Mateo Office.

Looking for homes in San Mateo? See more here.

 

Market Updates

Sonoma County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

Sonoma Q3 - 2018

Comparing the third quarter of 2018 to the same period in 2017, new sales are down 2%, new listings are down 4.3%, and the average sales price is up 11%. So, with inventories dropping twice as fast as sales, prices have skyrocketed. The soaring prices in this deteriorating market are due to lack of inventory – when supply is low and demand high, prices increase.

Market Updates

Santa Cruz County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

Santa Cruz Q3 - 2018

Prices in Santa Cruz County rose 12% from the same period in 2017, with Capitola having a particularly active period. Prices there increased by 39% compared to the third quarter of last year, while months of inventory rose by 83%. Overall, inventory in the county loosened significantly, up by 24% compared to 2017, but continued to sell quickly, with days on market decreasing by 8%.