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Featured home: 6979 Hollow Lake Way in San Jose

August 26, 2016

A distinguished hilltop estate with sweeping views and room to spare

FoyerWhere: 6979 Hollow Lake Way, San Jose (listing | tour)
Tour this property at our Open House this Sat. Aug. 27 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The well-designed residence offers luxurious elegance and an intimate atmosphere with integrated common areas including an office, a bonus/entertainment room, and five bedroom suites, all laid out over approximately 5,744 square feet of light-filled living space. Immaculate finishes include soaring ceilings, maple flooring, granite counters, extensive use of crown molding, recessed lighting, a grand circular maple staircase, and oil bronze railings along the patios and exterior of the home.
The finest lot in the development, the approximately 1.04 acre property features a large, flat, fenced-in backyard with a paver patio, lawn area, and an arbor with bench. With Almaden Quicksilver County Park open space set behind the neighborhood, the property is imbued with a peaceful, bucolic ambiance.
A paver driveway flanked by columns leads to the front of the residence punctuated by a front porch and columns. Once inside, the main level of the home offers:

  • Double front doors opening to the marble entryway featuring a fantastic soaring high domed ceiling with skylight.
  • Magnificent living room offering a decorative high ceiling, a chandelier, gas fireplace, a wall of view windows, and sliding glass door to the back patio and yard.
  • Large formal dining room featuring two built-in cabinets with glass fronts for displaying glassware and china.
  • Gourmet chef’s kitchen offering maple cabinets, granite counter tops, garden window, a large fan-shaped center island with sink and space for counter top dining, plus an additional granite counter top built-in seating area. Amenities include a Thermador hood and gas range, KitchenAid 48-inch built-in refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and trash compactor.
  • An adjacent large pantry includes built-in shelves, and a built-in large desk is with granite counter top and cabinets.
  • Open to the kitchen, the breakfast nook surrounded by circular windows, sky limited views and features a decorative circular ceiling, and a sliding glass door to an outdoor patio seating area.
  • Huge step-down family room highlighted by a bay wall of windows.
  • Den/entertainment room offering a coffered ceiling and bay wall of windows.
  • Double glass doors from the entry lead to the well-appointed office featuring high ceilings and tall windows.
  • Downstairs bedroom suite with an entryway, bedroom with sliding glass door to a balcony offering hill views, and an en suite bathroom with marble shower. With a private exterior entrance, this suite would serve well as guest quarters or a multi-generational living area.
  • Powder room conveniently located by front entry.
  • Spacious laundry room with cabinets, sink, washer/dryer, and room for storage.

The central circular staircase leads to the second floor, featuring:

  • Large maple landing and den with built-in desk.
  • Double French doors opening to the master suite offering a bedroom, seating area with a door to the private balcony with stunning views, and two large walk-in closets with cedar lining. The en suite bathroom includes a spa tub with marble surround, large dual-head shower with jets and bench, and dual-sink vanity.
  • Three additional bedroom suites all featuring large walk-in closet and attached full bathroom with tub.
  • Laundry chute to the main level laundry area.

Additional features include:

  • Clay tile roof offering longer usable life
  • Oversized, attached three-car garage with finished floor and built-in cabinets.
  • Ample storage throughout including linen and coat closets (some cedar-lined), plus a large storage room under the stairs.
  • Solid interior doors.
  • Security alarm system, Intercom system, Central vacuum.
  • Award-winning schools: Williams, Bret Harte, Leland.

Offered at $3,580,000 by Joseph Yen of Alain Pinel Realtors – Saratoga
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APR in the News

Alain Pinel Realtors Agents Rank Among Best in the Nation

June 28, 2012

18 Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals, from all over the Bay Area, were recognized by The 2012 Wall Street Journal / REAL Trends “Top Thousand” which ranks the top real estate professionals in the United States based on 2011 sales data. With 10 individuals and 3 sales teams being honored on the prestigious by-volume lists, APR has the strongest presence of any privately-owned, independent real estate brokerage in the nation.
Topping the Top Individual Agents by Sales Volume is APR’s Mary Gullixson from the APR Menlo Park office, ranked at #4 with a sales volume of $253,485,527. This sales volume represents almost a 12% increase over Gullixson’s volume in 2010. Gullixson has placed in the top five real estate professionals in the nation for the past three consecutive years, and the top 15 each year since the list was created in 2006. This is Gullixson’s fifth time placing in the top five agents in the nation, more than any other REALTOR® since the list was created.
Also on the Top Agent list were Sherry Bucolo, of APR Palo Alto, at #59; Kathy Bridgman, of APR Los Altos, at #65; Judy Bogard-Tanigami, of APR Los Altos, at #93; Debbie Sharp, of APR Burlingame, at #108; Judie Profeta, of APR Carmel, at #178; George Montanari, of APR Los Gatos, at #188; Julie Tsai Law, of APR Palo Alto, at #229; Carol Mauldin, of APR Saratoga, at #244; and Therese Swan, of APR San Jose – Almaden Valley, at #248.
Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, of APR Menlo Park, were APR’s highest ranked on the Top Teams by Sales Volume list at #53 with $95,064,500 in sales. Also on the Top Team list were: David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf, of APR Montclair, at #215; and Jan Majeski and Cynthia Anne Smith, of APR San Mateo, at #216.
“These are truly remarkable agents – and their achievements reflect this,” said Paul Hulme, CEO & President of APR. “With almost a million REALTORS® in the nation, it is an honor for any agent to be among this list. To have so many agents from Alain Pinel Realtors recognized is a testament to their hard work and dedication in providing top quality service to our clients.”
“The Thousand” is based on 2011 data and is divided into four separate lists of 250: top individuals by sales volume, top teams by sales volume, top individuals by transaction sides, and top teams by transaction side. The lists are compiled by REAL Trends, Inc. and published in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.  To see the full lists, visit: http://realtrends.com/products/rt1000

Memo From Paul