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APR Joins Compass!

March 9, 2019

We have some exciting news to share with you! As you may have heard, Alain Pinel is joining forces with Compass, a national real estate brokerage focused on empowering agents to better serve you.

Alain Pinel’s commitment to the Bay Area community, legacy knowledge of the local market, and decades of experience, combined with Compass’ financial backing, technology infrastructure, and scale, provide important resources, support, and brand reach that we’ll be able to leverage moving forward.

In addition, Compass provides us direct access to a strong network of buyers, sellers, and agents throughout the Bay Area and nationally. The agent network is 10,000 people strong across the top 20 markets in the United States, as well as a global network via Compass’ digital platform, allowing us to reach prospective buyers wherever they live.

Finally, Compass’ agent support is unparalleled. They offer tools and programs to help grow business and better serve clients, as well as an in-house marketing and creative studio, comprised of designers, strategists, and producers from acclaimed brands and agencies.

We’re looking forward to sharing more about Compass with you in the coming weeks and months.

Notable Listings / Sales Uncategorized

Featured home: 5682 Sunset Creek Court in Pleasanton

June 30, 2017

A fantastic location offering quiet and comfort

Where: 5682 Sunset Creek Court, Pleasanton, CA 94566 (Listing | Tour)
Built in 2008, this gorgeous home sits in a quiet location adjacent to the desirable Bridle Creek and Sycamore Heights neighborhoods. The nearly half-acre lot includes an incredible in-ground pool and spa, covered patio, outdoor kitchen and entertainment area as well as marvelous landscaping. Views of the surrounding hills and Pleasanton Ridge are available from the front and rear grounds, as well as from the home’s balconies. Master suites both upstairs and downstairs offer plenty of space and a relaxing ambiance.
Positioned in a highly sought-after area near the exceptional Mission Hills Park and within walking distance of downtown Pleasanton, this home in Alameda County is as fantastic as its location.
The 5,147 square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 beds
  • 5 baths
  • Attached 3-car garage
  • Hardwood and marble flooring
  • Heated in-ground pool and spa
  • Game room

Listed as $2,395,000 by Blaise Lofland of the Pleasanton/Livermore Valley office.

Notable Listings / Sales Uncategorized

Featured home: 14205 Shannon Road in Los Gatos

May 19, 2017

A private retreat set against a rolling hillside
Where: 14205 Shannon Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (Listing | Tour)
Enjoy direct access to stunning views and open space with miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding from this private, 4.72-acre estate in Santa Clara County. The main house includes an open floor plan with spacious rooms and gorgeous finishes. Expansive windows fill the house with natural light while pine casing and accented fir beams decorate the home. A separate apartment with a full kitchen serves as an au pair’s quarters or as a guesthouse for family and friends. The multi-purpose barn of approximately 1,300 square feet is ideal for storage, car collecting and hobbyists. For equestrian enthusiasts, the corral, pasture and two paddocks located on the property are especially useful. Moreover, a beautiful outdoor living area and swimming pool provide a wonderful place for entertaining.
The setting is so quiet and serene that you’ll forget you’re only a simple commute away from downtown Los Gatos and top Los Gatos schools.
The 4,400 square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 baths
  • 2-car garage and workshop
  • Main house and separate living quarters
  • 1,300 square-foot multi-purpose barn
  • Corral, pasture and 2 paddocks
  • Swimming pool and cabana bath

Listed as $3,898,000 by Amy McCafferty of the Los Gatos office



Featured home: 161 Willow Road in Menlo Park

May 12, 2017

An elegant take on the Craftsman-style home
41119021Where: 161 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (Listing | Tour)
This newly-constructed home in San Mateo County offers a contemporary, open floor plan and an ample amount of space. The warm, maple hardwood floors and abundance of natural light create a comfortable environment for you and your family. The flexible floor plan includes a sizable, custom kitchen and an elegant great room built with a modern touch. Throughout the estate, top-shelf finishes accentuate the fine design of this Craftsman-style home. Outside, the spacious back patio creates the perfect place for al fresco entertaining. With access to downtown Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this home is as convenient as it is luxurious.
The 2,766 square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 baths
  • Attached 2-car garage and motor court
  • Gated entrance
  • Vaulted ceilings and hardwood flooring
  • Balcony/patio

Listed as $2,798,000 by Derk Brill of the Palo Alto office



Featured home: 1061 San Raymundo Road in Hillsborough

May 5, 2017

An extravagant estate in San Mateo County
38781897Where: 1061 San Raymundo Road, Hillsborough, CA 94010 (Listing | Tour)
Built in 1923, this classic Mediterranean rests on 3.8 acres of superb real estate in the prestigious town of Hillsborough. You can enter this beautiful property through a magnificent archway that leads to the expansive cobblestone courtyard. Inside the home, vaulted ceilings, pristine hardwood flooring, seven fireplaces and a grand spiral staircase exemplify the luxury design of this beautiful home.
Outside of the home, covered patios provide a perfect space for entertaining or simply enjoying relaxing garden views. Also included is an exceptional swimming pool and your own private tennis court. With a plethora of amenities, abundant space and its wonderful design, this estate in San Mateo County has tons to offer.
The 8,210 square-foot home and property include:

  • 8 beds
  • 7 baths
  • 4-car garage
  • 8-acre lot
  • Tennis court/gymnasium court
  • Swimming pool

Listed as $8,500,000 by Jeff Lang of the San Mateo office

Notable Listings / Sales Uncategorized

Featured home: 191 Indian Road in Piedmont

March 31, 2017

Visual masterpiece filled with original charm
Where: 191 Indian Road, Piedmont, CA 94610 (Listing | Tour)
Built in 1926, this stately Mediterranean revival was designed by renowned Bay Area architects Newsom and Newsom. The home is set above a lovely, quiet street in Alameda County and surrounded by lush gardens. Beautiful hillside vistas create a serene setting for this charming home in Piedmont. Your own personal waterfall, pond and secluded patio provide a relaxing environment, while the home’s spacious rooms welcome guests for entertaining.
With a visually stunning finish and uniquely crafted in 1926, this magnificent Mediterranean is truly an original.
The 4,900-plus square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 beds
  • 6 baths
  • Attached 3-car garage
  • Tile and hardwood flooring
  • Personal pond with waterfall

Listed as $3,250,000 by Lois Caskey Johnson of the Oakland Hills-Montclair Village office

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Featured home: 25021 Hidden Mesa Court in Monterey

March 17, 2017

Custom villa with panoramic ocean views
Where: 25021 Hidden Mesa Court, Monterey, CA 93940 (Listing | Tour)
Resting on 1.4 acres of sun-soaked land, this custom villa and separate guesthouse provide the best scenery Monterey County has to offer. Breathtaking ocean views from Santa Cruz to Monterey Bay highlight the beauty of the area. An outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, and fire pit, make this home’s spacious patio great for outdoor entertaining. The inside of the residence was crafted with exquisite architectural detail and high-end finishes. A gourmet chef’s kitchen and a wine cellar with cork flooring are just a couple of the amenities this home has to offer.
With unbelievable views, extensive living space and prime location in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, this estate makes for a superb family compound, investment opportunity, or car enthusiast.
The 6,378 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 baths
  • 4-car garage attached to main villa
  • 3-car garage with guesthouse
  • High vaulted ceilings
  • Wine cellar
  • Pizza Oven
  • Media Room

Listed as $3,298,000 by Monika Campbell of the Carmel office


Featured home: 921 Dry Creek Road in Campbell

March 10, 2017

A one-of-a-kind, Tuscan masterpiece in Silicon Valley

Where: 921 Dry Creek Road, Campbell, CA 95008 (Listing | Tour)
The sweet life awaits at this Italian-style villa located on historic Dry Creek Road. Designed by world-renowned architect, Salvatore Caruso, this award-winning home is tucked among orange, lemon, and olive trees with manicured lawns and pathways with a beautiful crushed granite expanse. The interior pays great attention to detail, including Venetian plaster finishes and floors made of marble and Brazilian cherry wood.  Terraces in every room extend the living space outdoors, where you can impress your guests with a variety of amenities, including a bocce court, pool, and kitchen with an authentic Neapolitan oven. The indoor kitchen is nothing short of spectacular either, featuring granite from Palermo, Versailles pattern limestone, and a 78-bottle wine refrigerator.
Although this Tuscan masterpiece resides in its own world, the location in Santa Clara County offers the best of both Willow Glen and Campbell.
The 6,257 square-foot home and property include:

  • 6 beds and 6 baths
  • Attached 4-car garage
  • Marble, tile, Brazilian cherry wood, and bamboo flooring
  • High vaulted ceilings
  • Expansive terraces
  • Library
  • Rooftop deck
  • Pool and attached cabana
  • Outdoor kitchen with authentic Neapolitan oven
  • Bocce court

Listed as $3,995,000 by the Sweat Brothers from the Los Gatos office



Featured home: 720 Iris Gardens Court in San Jose

March 3, 2017

Elegant home near downtown Willow Glen
Where: 720 Iris Gardens Court, San Jose, CA 95125 (Listing | Tour)
Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, this beautiful Santa Clara County home was created without sparing any expense. The design creates a refined space with an abundance of natural lighting. High vaulted ceilings, rich hardwood flooring, and Spanish, tile roofing all reflect the upscale nature of the property. A gourmet kitchen, stunning master suite with his and hers walk-in closets, and an extravagant master bath are just a few of the amenities that come with the home.
This glorious listing provides access to schools in the San Jose Unified School District as well as Willow Glen’s fantastic shops and restaurants.
The 3,650 square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 bedrooms and 3 baths
  • 3-car garage
  • High vaulted ceilings
  • Hardwood and tile flooring
  • Spanish, tile roofing
  • Master suite with open retreat and master bath
  • Fireplace

Join us at our open house this Saturday, March 4 from 1:30 to 4:30 and get a glimpse for yourself.
Listed as $1,990,000 by the Nevis and Ardizzone Team from the Los Gatos office


Featured home: 5805 Orvieto Court in San Jose

February 24, 2017

Family living perfected with style and sophistication
Where: 5805 Orvieto Court, San Jose, CA 95138 (Listing | Tour)
Bathed in natural light from the beautiful stone floors to the soaring ceilings, this Silver Creek Valley custom home combines real-world living with indoor-outdoor entertaining. The home sits on more than half an acre of beautifully manicured land, providing quiet seclusion and spectacular views of the Mount Hamilton Range. Enter the home and enjoy the marble-clad great room, formal dining room and den with plush carpeting, and a kitchen worthy of a master chef. From the granite countertops and high ceilings to the custom windows and chandelier, this home was designed with sophistication in mind.
The exterior of this Santa Clara County gem is as impressive as the home’s interior and perfect for year-round entertainment. The outdoor kitchen, 2,400 square-foot synthetic hockey rink, and Pebble Tech pool with three waterfalls will delight both your guests and your children. The luxury property leaves nothing to be desired and features a variety of other amenities.
The 5,896 square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 bedrooms and 8 baths
  • 4-car garage
  • Vaulted ceilings, marble floors, and crown molding
  • Extended kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, granite-slab countertops, and wine refrigerator
  • Master retreat overlooking the backyard, which includes a gas log fireplace, spa-like master bath, and entertainment niche
  • Master bath with jetted tub, dual sink vanity, and walk-in closet
  • A downstairs bedroom suite with full bath
  • Multiple rooms with generous closet space, plush carpeting, and lighted ceiling fans
  • Exercise room and bonus storage room

Listed as $2,988,000 by Eric Parker and Nicki Brown of the Almaden Valley office