Featured home: 230 Lark Lane in Alamo

An astonishing estate with endless amenities

Where: 230 Lark Lane, Alamo, CA 94507 (listing | tour)

Nestled in a gated community on more than two acres of perfectly manicured grounds, this luxurious estate offers old Hollywood charm along with sweeping hillside views. Inside the home you’ll find spacious bedrooms and two master suites, beautiful tile and hardwood flooring, your own personal library and a wine room for all your favorite vintages. Outside, the home offers an ideal space for entertaining friends and family. This includes a pool and spa as well as a sizable seating area with views of the surrounding hills.

An additional guest house provides an exemplary space for a live-in nanny, in-laws or whatever fits your needs. Just a few minutes away from restaurants, shopping, schools, walking trails and freeway access, this private property in Contra Costa County is something you won’t want to miss.

The 7,285 square-foot home and property include:

  • 6 beds
  • 6 baths
  • Attached 3-car garage
  • Additional guest house
  • Pool and spa
  • Wine room
  • Library
  • Hardwood and tile flooring

Listed at $3,595,000 by Janna Chestnut of the Pleasanton/Livermore Valley office.

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Featured home: 1707 Las Trampas Road in Alamo

A private retreat that embraces nature

Where: 1707 Las Trampas Road, Alamo, CA 94507 (listing | tour)

Located on a 1.14-acre lot in Westside Alamo, this charming retreat offers plenty of privacy in one of the area’s most highly desired neighborhoods. The updated and remodeled estate is set amongst trees, creating a serene setting with beautiful views of the surrounding woods. Hiking and biking trails are only a short distance away, as well access to all the activities downtown Alamo has to offer.

High ceilings and walls of windows accentuate the open floor concept in the family room, kitchen and dining room, offering homeowners an abundance of space. This layout also allows the opportunity for expansion. With a patio, deck and fully fenced yard, this home offers several spaces made for entertaining.

The 1,368 square-foot home and property include:

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2-car carport
  • Electronic entry gate
  • Deck, patio and fully fenced yard

Listed at $1,149,000 by Shelley Ruhman of the Orinda office.

See this gorgeous property for yourself this Sunday, October 1 at our open house, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Featured home: 1599 Hillgrade Avenue in Alamo

A historic home with sweeping views

Where: 1599 Hillgrade Avenue, Alamo, CA 94507 (listing)

Set atop 2.1 acres and built in the early 1900s, this home has been impeccably maintained and undergone a beautiful restoration. Rumored to have been the site of a hunting lodge built by one of President William Taft’s cabinet members, this home’s rustic roots are shown in the original architectural features that still highlight it. These features include hewn log posts, rock walls, stone and hardwood flooring, and other artisan-crafted accents. Though rich with history, this home has been smartly transformed with state-of-the-art art amenities such as the sound system wired throughout the home and exceptional security system.

The “log cabin” living room, as it’s been called, is the warm and inviting heart of the home, offering a 12-foot wood-burning stone hearth fireplace for friends and family to gather around. The kitchen offers an ample space and is the perfect place for chefs to entertain guests, who will also approve of the impressive wine and tasting room.

A major bonus to this home is its layout, which includes private spaces and public areas perfect for social gatherings. The four en-suite bedrooms each open to their own balcony or patio and serve as their own personal getaway. With views spanning across Mt. Diablo to the Delta, an abundance of amenities, its convenient location near Alamo and Walnut Creek and its historic background, this resort-like estate is a standout in Contra Costa County.

The 4,288 square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 baths
  • 3-car garage and carport
  • 3 fireplaces
  • Wine and tasting room
  • Demonstration kitchen and pizza oven

Listed at $2,200,000 by Debra Trevarthen of the Orinda office.

Experience this stunning property for yourself at our open house this Sunday, September 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Featured home: 76 Bunce Meadows Drive in Alamo

A cozy Craftsman with optimal indoor and outdoor living space

Where: 76 Bunce Meadows Drive, Alamo, CA 94507 (listing | tour)

This beautiful single-story Craftsman home sits on .96 acres in Contra Costa County. Recently remodeled, the clean style carries throughout the home with features in the kitchen such as Carerra-look stone counters and authentic tiled backsplash, farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, and large walk-in pantry with a sliding barn door. Hardwood floors extend throughout the open living room, comfortable dining room, and bedrooms giving the home a finished and coherent feel. The owner’s suite rests in its own wing and includes a spacious walk-in closet and newly remodeled en-suite with backyard access. Homeowners who love the outdoors will enjoy the home’s large pool, spa and horse barn with a paddock and separate entry. A quaint shed and plenty of space in the yard for play and entertaining make outdoor living an ideal way for homeowners and guests to spend their time.

The 3,208 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 baths
  • Attached 2-car garage
  • Separate horse barn and paddock
  • Swimming pool and spa

Listed at $1,699,900 by Andrea Scott  of the Danville/Blackhawk office.

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12 Bay Area Pools on the Market Now

Luxury comes in all shapes and sizes – different things appeal to different people. But as the Bay Area is reaching record temperatures as we enter May, I think most us can agree – it certainly would be nice to have a pool. We’ve taken a look at our current inventory and found our favorite Bay Area pools from homes that are currently on the market. It’s worth taking a look and perhaps a warm day dream.

PENINSULA

1 Faxon Road in Atherton
1 Faxon Road in Atherton

91 Isabella Avenue in Atherton
91 Isabella Avenue Atherton

166 Olive Hill Drive in Woodside
166 Olive Hill Drive Woodside

SOUTH BAY AND MONTEREY

9548 Estates Drive in Gilroy
9548 Estates Drive Gilroy

499 Aguajito Road in Carmel
499 Aguajito Road Carmel

11640 Jessica Lane in Los Altos Hills
11640 Jessica Lane Los Altos Hills

19711 Canon Drive in Los Gatos
19711 Canon Drive Los Gatos

MARIN

94 Laurel Grove in Ross
94 Laurel Grove Ross

117 Laurel Grove in Ross
117 Laurel Grove Ross

EAST BAY

25 Macomber Road in Danville
25 Macomber Road Danville

5239 Blackhawk Drive in Danville
5239 Blackhawk Drive Danville

1632 Via Romero in Alamo
1632 Via Romero Alamo