Featured home: 977 Snyder Lane in Walnut Creek

A newly remodeled entertainer’s dream

Where: 977 Snyder Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (listing | tour)

Ideal for effortless entertaining, this home in Contra Costa County features an open floor plan and gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, quartz counters, walk-in-pantry, gas range and center island breakfast bar. LaCantina folding glass doors allow for a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living, opening onto an oversized deck and built-in barbecue overlooking a lush backyard. Inside, white oak hardwood floors accent other luxury features, including new, plush carpeting, dual pane windows and skylights appearing throughout. A wet bar and wine refrigerator accompany the spacious family room, which is highlighted by vaulted ceilings.

Located close to major highways and BART, buyers have easy access to pristine biking and hiking trails, stores, restaurants and schools, creating the perfect opportunity for non-stop entertainment. Full of new and updated amenities, this estate in the highly sought-after Northgate neighborhood won’t be on the market for long.

The 2,649 square-foot home and property include:
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 baths
• Attached 2-car garage
• Hardwood and tile flooring
• Wine cooler
• Gourmet kitchen

Listed as $1,250,000 by Melanie Kozak of the Walnut Creek office.

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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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Featured home: 4338 Quail Run Lane in Danville

Hilltop escape with million-dollar views

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Where: 4338 Quail Run Lane, Danville, CA 94506 (Listing | Tour)

Located on 1.6 acres of incredible hilltops in Danville, this contemporary estate sits in a small enclave of only six homes, providing complete privacy. The landscape offers beautiful panoramic views and is an ideal spot for a large vineyard or olive orchard. Inside the home, hardwood floors, wall-to-wall carpeting, and high vaulted ceilings accentuate the home’s luxury design. An enormous game room and impressive swimming pool are just a few of the amenities that add to this exceptional property.

With access to schools in the highly-recognized San Ramon Valley School District, it’s tough to beat this Contra Costa County gem.

The 5,400 square-foot home and property include:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 baths
  • 3-car garage
  • Master suite and master bath
  • Hardwood/tile flooring
  • High Vaulted ceilings
  • Swimming pool

Listed as $2,399,000 by Lou Plummer of the Danville/Blackhawk office

Alain Pinel Realtors Launches Back to School Program in East Bay

Back to School 2014 The Danville Alain Pinel Realtors Office is collecting donations of backpacks, supplies and monetary donations to assemble backpacks for local children in need. All completed backpacks will benefit foster children and other clients supported be VESTIA in Contra Costa County (Volunteer Emergency Services Team in Action). Donations may be dropped off until August 15th, but the greatest need is between July 15th and July 30th. Please note: All items must be new and may consist of fully assembled (new) backpacks, empty backpacks, supplies and monetary donations to fund the purchase of supplies for local children in need. High school and college-age backpacks are in especially high need. Click here for a list of suggested items.

Please bring your donations to Alain Pinel Realtors, 601 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville. You may also make donations a www.GoFundMe.com/b80cgw.

Last year, the Danville office donated over 80 backpacks and $400 for VESTIA in Contra Costa County. This year they are hoping to exceed this benchmark.