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Almaden Valley homes for sale and real estate market conditionsThe Almaden Valley real estate market is still in a stable sellers market. Winter brought about a steep drop in inventory, and summer failed to bring enough new listings to fulfill demand. There must be either a lot more inventory, or significantly less demand, before we see anything close to a balanced market. The Almaden Valley market is noticing minor warming, with homes selling, on average, above list price at 102.7%. Turnover has fallen to an average of 17 days on market (or DOM). This tells us that while there may be slight cooling since the month before, Almaden Valley is in a sustained, hot sellers market.

Please find the current statistics for single family homes (houses & duet homes) from my Almaden Valley real estate report (click on link for more info).

Almaden Valley San Jose 95120 Real Estate Statistics At A Glance

The data shows a strong sellers market remaining fairly consistent despite increasing inventory over the summer. The best homes will see multiple offers, a response to low inventory and high demand.

Altos Research charts for houses in Almaden (San Jose 95120)

Please note that Altos Research uses list prices of Almaden Valley homes for sale, not sold prices.

An overview:

90-day stats for Single Family properties in
SAN JOSE, CA 95120 as of November 10, 2017
Median List Price:$1,762,380Average List Price:$2,011,655
Total Inventory:23Price per Square Foot:$599
Average Home Size:2,725Median Lot Size:11,324
Average # Beds:4.22Average # Baths:3.25
Homes Absorbed:6Newly Listed:6
Days on Market:57Average Age:39

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com

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211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos  is an updated, remodeled, and sunny home with gorgeous valley views!

211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos

Will be on the MLS as of Thursday, September 7th.  First showings to be Saturday Sept 9th at the open house.

Offered at $2,280,000, this is an incredible opportunity to purchase a Los Gatos view home at an incredibly good price and value. There are fabulous vistas from all of the main living areas of this single story Los Gatos home as well as the large deck leading to the front door!

Quick facts for 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos:

offered at $2,288,000

4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
3112 SF of living space: 2856 Square Ft (appx.) + office (appx 256 SF)
2 car garage, currently used as gym (appx 512 SF)
13,939 Lot Sq. Ft. (appx.)
Year Built: 1977

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE for 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos:
Saturday, Sept 9th  2 – 4
Sunday, Sept 10th  2-4
Wednesday, Sept 13th  9:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday, Sept  16 2-4
Sunday, Sept   17 2-4

Welcome to 211 Westhill Drive! Panoramic view from the front Long front deck Front door Sunny entryway Grand living room at 211 Westhill Drive Elegant formal dining room Open kitchen A kitchen with a view A spacious family room The heart of the home, the open kitchen and family room of 211 Westhill Drive Master suite with fireplace Master bedroom opens to patio Skylit master bath Separate shower and bath in master bathroom Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 with pool access Updated hall bath Bedroom 4 Third full bathroom Garage with surprisingly level driveway. Bright three car garage Windows help make this garage a great home gym Home office Backyard 211 Westhill Drive Pool and yard from upper patio Lush garden, spa, pool, and lots of useable patio Dining under a canopy by the pool Side patio Aerial shot of the back Twilight Twilight view from the front Twilight at the front door Sundown at the pool The home is bright even at night. Aerial top down view The open space behind 211 Westhill Drive

Beautiful house, view, and setting

Come home to beauty inside and out at 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos! Enjoy gorgeous views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, and spacious front deck.  Scenic location next to Belgatos Park & open space.

The interior and exterior have been extensively updated and remodeled.  You will immediately appreciate the striking Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors which grace the bedrooms, hallway, and living areas.  The home is filled with nice extras: plantation shutters, dual pane windows, recessed and fan lights, skylights, fantastic access to the back yard, built ins, air conditioning, solar power by SunRun, high and vaulted ceilings.  Iron girders in front provide extra hillside support.

Located just steps from Belgatos Park, this home’s location offers easy access to great outdoor opportunities. The park includes a playground, picnic areas, restrooms, grassy meadows, and trails for people on foot, on horseback, or mountain bikes. The trails connect with those of the nearby Heintz Open Space Preserve and other nearby trails. Optional membership in the Belwood Cabana & Pool.

Details on 211 Westhill Drive, Los Gatos

The unique, step down formal living room is shaped as an octogon and provides a wood burning fireplace, plantation shutters, and tall ceilings.

Formal dining is adjacent to the entry hall and kitchen, and features built ins and plantation shutters.

The spacious kitchen will delight you with a vaulted ceiling, recessed and pendant lights, slab granite counters, maple cabinets, gas cooking, a large pantry and breakfast area – all open to the family room & overlooking both the valley on one side and the back yard and pool area on the other.

Relax in the family room, the heart of the home with enlarged windows looking out over both the valley and the back yard and pool.  This comfortable space enjoys a gas burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling, fan light, a wet bar with a wine cooler, and a full bath that services the back yard, also.

The bedroom wing includes all 4 bedrooms, a beautifully remodeled hall bath, laundry room & back yard access, and a large skylight in the hallway.

The luxurious master suite is a true retreat! It boasts an inviting gas fireplace, French doors to the pool and patio, a second door to the side patio, transom window, a fan light and tons of natural sunlight.  The private bath includes a double vanity, large jetted tub, spacious stall shower, private closet for the toilet, a good sized skylight and 2 walk in closets.  A linen closet and one more clothes closet can be found at the beginning of the suite.

Garage / Gym / Home Office:

The 2 car garage area is approximately 512 SF and has been upgraded with all the amenities of living space: heat, air conditioning, lighting, drywall, etc., and is currently being used as a gym. This room features a large carriage style garage door and electronic opener, so usable today as a garage if so desired.

Previously there had been a 3rd car garage area. That part has been changed into a comfortable and useful home office with appx 256 SF.

Backyard

The backyard is a stunning, private oasis with a large pool, spa, and loads of area for dining and lounging just off the family room. On the right side of the house there’s another patio area and planting beds, which offers room for other hobbies as desired.

Schools:

Noddin Elementary
Union Middle
Leigh High

Virtual Tour Link: http://www.tourfactory.com/1838948

211 Westhill DR, LOS GATOS, CA 95032 (MLS # ML81676779)

(all data current as of 11/21/2017)
Price $2,315,000
Beds 4
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,856 sq ft
Lot Size 13,939 sqft
Listing provided by Mary Pope-Handy, Sereno Group
Updated, remodeled & sunny home with valley views and close in location next to Belgatos Park! Gorgeous views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, and spacious front deck. Stunning interior with Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring in all living areas, hallway, and bedrooms. Kitchen remodeled with vaulted ceiling, recessed & pendant lights, granite counters, gas cooking, & stainless appliances plus breakfast nook & pantry. All baths remodeled. Luxurious master suite with fireplace, French doors to pool & patio, large bath featuring jetted tub, stall shower, double vanity, 2 walk in closets and skylight. Many extras: solar power, plantation shutters, dual pane windows, recessed and fan lights, skylights, built ins, air conditioning, high and vaulted ceilings, 3 fireplaces, elegant carriage style garage door, wine bar & enlarged windows in fam rm. The backyard is a stunning, private oasis with a large heated pool and spa, and loads of area for dining and lounging.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 10/24/2017 Tract
Year Built 1977 Community Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Santa Clara
Total Parking n/a

Schools

School District Campbell Union High
Elementary School Noddin Elementary
Jr. High School Union Middle
High School Leigh High

Additional Details

Lot 0.32 acre(s) Area Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
Pool Description Pool - Heated,Pool - In Ground,Pool - Sw Sewer Sewer: Sewer - Public
Stories 1 Utilities Water: Public; Sewer: Sewer - Public;
Water Water: Public

Features

Air Ceiling Fan, Central AC
Air Conditioning Yes
Basement Concrete Perimeter and, Foundation: Concrete Block
Exterior Back Yard, Balcony / Patio, Deck, Fenced, Sprinklers - Auto, Storage Shed / Structure
Fireplace Yes
Garage Attached Garage, Yes
Heat Central Forced Air - Gas
Interior Bay Window, Hardwood, High Ceiling , Marble, Open Beam Ceiling, Skylight, Tile, Vaulted Ceiling , Walk-in Closet , Wet Bar; Floors: Carpet
LotDescription Grade - Hillside, Views
Pool Yes
Style Ranch

Location

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(view all details for MLS #ML81676779)

Related reading:

Los Gatos Real Estate Market Trends and Statistics

The Luxury Real Estate Market in Almaden, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga

How do prices compare between Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino and Palo Alto?

 

 

Cambrian Park homes for sale - learn more signLooking to buy a home in San Jose’s popular Cambrian district, with zip codes 95124 or 95118?  This is a great part of Silicon Valley! Browse a list of Cambrian Park homes for sale below.  Or use this link to view a “map search of Cambrian listings“, which you can customize with criteria such as home size, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, and so on.

A major driver in Cambrian real estate values are the public schools.  The Cambrian area is partly in the Union School District (seems to be the most in demand – 95124, a little in 95118), partly in the Cambrian School District (also very highly regarded schools – 95124), and partly in the San Jose Unified School District (in 95118).

On this site you will find many articles on the various Cambrian Park neighborhoods (from menu bar:  neighborhoods –> San Jose (all areas)–> Cambrian Park).  There are also many posts on community spots, such as Houge Park, the real estate market, and much more – please take a look around.

Cambrian Park homes for sale: houses & duet homes (single family)

Houses,  single family homes, detached and attached in San Jose’s 95118 and 95124 zip codes currently available or under contract (pending).  These are presented in order of newest listings first. Condominiums and townhomes for this community can be found below.

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,584 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,793 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,601 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,298 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,233 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,710 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,280 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,401 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,210 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,059 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,364 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,037 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,792 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,058 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,947 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,998 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,206 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,817 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,876 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,198 sqft
  11. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,080 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,146 sqft
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,438 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,841 sqft
  13. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
  14. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,816 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,801 sqft
  15. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,272 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,670 sqft
  16. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,460 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,035 sqft
  17. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,298 sqft
  18. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,401 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,216 sqft
  19. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,305 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
  20. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,115 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft

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1512 Santa Monica AVE San Jose CA 95124 - front right viewTastefully updated & remodeled throughout! 1512 Santa Monica Ave boasts hardwood and tile floors only! This beautiful and sunny Cambrian home sits along the Willow Glen Border and enjoys an open floor plan, ideal for entertaining! And it is move-in ready!

1512 Santa Monica Avenue, in the Cambrian area of San Jose:  Offered at $850,000

MLS # ML81670041

QUICK FACTS:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 updated bathrooms
  • 1144 SF of living space (per county records)
  • 5882 SF lot (per county records)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Many dual pane windows
  • Hardwood & tile floors throughout
  • Raised panel interior doors
  • Attached 2 car garage with extra wide driveway
  • Washer, dryer, and refrigerator all stay
  • Built 1954

1512 Santa Monica Ave – Virtual Tour Link: http://www.tourfactory.com/1642868

Living Room & Open Floor Plan 1512 Santa Monica Ave SJ 95118

OPEN LIVING, ABUNDANT NATURAL LIGHTING!

The living room offers a wood burning fireplace, built in bookshelves, hardwood flooring, recessed lights, and access to the front porch – a welcoming, comfy place to relax in a friendly neighborhood.

The kitchen overlooks the back yard and features younger cabinets, stainless steel appliances, slab granite countertops, a sun tunnel, tile floor, and a door to the garage.

The spacious dining area is open to both the kitchen and living room, and it also provides a tile floor & view of the inviting back yard.

Outside there’s plenty of room for everything with both a spacious deck – like an outside “family room” – and a flagstone patio with an exquisite pergola, which makes for a fabulous outside dining area. A lawn, fruit trees, and planting area complete this space. (Fruit trees include apple, peach, and orange.)
BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS

The bedroom wing enjoys hardwood floors, fan lights in each bedroom, and cedar floors in the closets with custom “Elfa” organizers and shelving.

The large master suite includes 2 closets, hardwood floors, and a fan light. Located at the rear of the home, it enjoys a wide view of the beautiful back yard.

The updated master bathroom provides a stall shower along with a toilet and vanity. The hall bath is also nicely updated with a pedestal sink, toilet, and shower over tub.

SCHOOLS for 1512 Santa Monica Avenue

Schallenberger Elementary
Willow Glen Middle
Willow Glen High

See also:

http://popehandy.com/san-jose-cambrian-park/

http://www.valleyofheartsdelight.com/Property/1512-Santa-Monica-Ave-San-Jose-California

Sale pending with 7 offers!  Absolutely stunning views of the coastal foothills in the distance and a verdant orchard at your feet at 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070, a charming knoll top cul-de-sac in the Quito Road neighborhood.   From this home and yard you’ll see the peaks of El Sombroso on the left and El Sereno on the right – a nearly impossible to find panoramic view!  This wonderful ranch style home is for sale, listed at $2,400,000. Read on to learn more! (On the MLS by Tuesday April   4 at noon & can be shown after that time.)

18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070 with stunning view of the mountains and orchard

18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath Saratoga home enjoys 2346 square feet of living space and boasts newly refinished hardwood floors, dual pane windows, air conditioning, and loads of room for entertaining  between the living room, enlarged dining room, and family room – which sits at the back of the house and enjoys the best views.  The kitchen, too, overlooks the yard and the Santa Cruz Mountains, as does the master bedroom.   The home was built in 1964, but the bathrooms were remodeled since that time.

Very livable now, move in and enjoy your own resort!  Or further improve the home or build new – the option is yours!

Front of 18632 Woodbank Way

 

Interior features of 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070 include:

  • Formal entry
  • Spacious living room overlooking the front yard, with gorgeous hardwood floors and brick fireplace
  • Enlarged dining room, also with hardwood floors and bathed in natural light
  • Family room with wood burning stove facing the enormous yard and coastal mountain range – a stunning view
  • Kitchen and nook also have southern, back yard vistas
  • Laundry closet just off the breakfast nook
  • Master bedroom suite at rear of house with hardwood floors, double closets and fabulous sunlight & views
  • Master bath with stall shower (Jack and Jill style, also opening to hallway)
  • Two other bedrooms, also with double closets, facing the front, and hardwood floors
  • Hall bathroom with big shower stall
  • Dual pane windows – the house is drenched in natural sunlight!
  • Air conditioning
  • 3 car garage – extra storage over the 2 car portion with pull down ladder to attic

Living Room - 18632 Woodbank Wy, Saratoga CA 95070

Exterior features:

Outside, enjoy both a deck and patio for entertaining or relaxing.  The orchard hearkens to an older, more rustic time and primarily consists of prune trees but there are also orange, persimmon, and apricot trees.  Additionally, there are some oak and other trees on the property.

18632 Woodbank Way Saratoga CA 95070 - stone wall behind garageThe exterior rear wall of the 3 car garage is covered in a exquisite gray stone.  The two car side of the garage can be opened electronically.  That section also features a pull down ladder with attic storage access. The third may be manually opened.

The front yard of the property features pavers for the semicircular driveway and beautiful landscaping and wooden walkways to the home’s front door.

It may be possible to have a horse, or to build a tennis court, pool, or guest house on the grounds.

Schools for 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070:
Marshall Lane Elementary
Rolling Hills Middle
Westmont High

 

This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to enjoy your own Saratoga orchard, an oasis of tranquility and beauty in the hustle and bustle of busy Silicon Valley,  along with one of the most stunning views anywhere.

Open house and offer info:

On MLS  Tuesday 4-4 before 12 noon; disclosures available the following day  MLS #  ML81645093

Open house schedule:

Wednesday, April 5  9:30am to 12:30pm

Saturday April 8, Sunday April 9, and Saturday April 15   2 to 4 pm

Offers, if any, April 18th or later  – no pre-emptive offers, please.  Allow 48 hours for response.

 
Front of 18632 Woodbank Way View from left, showing 3 car garage at  Woodbank Wy. Closeup of front walkway and entry on Woodbank Living room at  Woodbank Way, Stga, Calif. Dining room Woodbank Way, Stga, Calif. Dining room alternate view on Woodbank Family room with windows overlooking the orchard and coastal range Kitchen and breakfast nook with spectacular views.  Laundry is nearby but not shown. Kitchen Kitchen Master bedroom on Woodbank Wy, Saratoga Master bedroom on Woodbank Wy, Saratoga Master bathroom on Woodbank Wy, Saratoga Front right bedroom Front left bedroom - lovely hardwood floors Hall bath Stunning views at  Woodbank Way - view from lower patio Expansive view from the deck at  Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA Gorgeous land, gorgeous views on Woodbank Way A peaceful oasis in Silicon Valley along a quiet cul-de-sac in Saratoga Spacious deck, great for entertaining! Beautiful stone facing on back of garage wall Aerial view...so much land! Room for ... what can you imagine here? A horse? Pool? Tennis Court? Guest house? The lot has a very gentle slope at 18632 Woodbank Wy. So much room... Another aerial view of 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 Beautiful ranch style house with acreage and views in Saratoga. What more could you want?

2510 Yerba Hills Ct, San Jose, CA 951

A beautifully sun drenched end unit townhouse in the Yerba Buena Villas complex, 2510 Yerba Hills Court features  vaulted ceilings and gorgeous wood laminate floors!

If you’re looking for a home with a perfect setting, this is it!  In one direction there’s an expansive greenbelt. In another, the lovely east foothills. Sit in your front deck at at this lovely home and soak in the views and the serenity.

This home has it all, including an open floor plan with tons of natural light.

Features at 2510 Yerba Hills Ct, San Jose CA 95121

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus loft, appx 1050 SF. One car garage.  Inside laundry, Air Conditioning, washer, dryer and fridge to stay. Lovely community. Extra parking on the public (non through) street nearby.  Offered at $570,000.

Stunning wood laminate flooring is found in most of the home (living, dining, kitchen, hall, and bedrooms) provides a beautifully contemporary feel. it also unifies the space, and makes it feel bigger still with the uninterrupted flow.

The living and dining rooms offer a tall, vaulted ceiling with additional windows near the peak, bathing these rooms in natural light.

The Master bedroom suite is luxurious and boasts private bath and large walk in closet as well as a big window and a vaulted ceiling.

A good sized loft gives extra room for an office, playroom, workout or hobby space. It includes a big closet for loads of extra storage, too.

Nice deck off living areas expands entertaining options and boasts beautiful views of the east foothills in one direction and a large greenbelt area in another. You will love taking in the peaceful scenery from here!

Extra parking available on nearby Yerba Buena Avenue, too. This home features an inviting gas log fireplace, inside laundry, a one car garage, central air conditioning, and extra storage with oversized closet in loft. Washer, dryer, and fridge to stay with the property.

Showings to begin Monday Oct 3rd.

Open Wednesday 10-5 9:30-12:30,  Saturday Oct 8  2-4pm and Sunday Oct 9 2-4pm. Please stop by!

 

  • Front: 2510 Yerba Hills Court, San Jose CA 95121
    Front: 2510 Yerba Hills Ct., San Jose CA 95121

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The Almaden Winery neighborhood, just off Blossom Hill Road in San Jose, has a rich and interesting past, dating back to the mid 1850s when the site was first planted with grape vines.  It was the first winery in Almaden Valley and one of the oldest in the state of California.  (It survived the prohibition period by getting licensed to make sacramental wine and by bottling grape juice.)

In this post I’ll share some photos of the neighborhood with you, explain about the three different builders/developers and show you where to find each one.

With a bit more than 300 houses, the Almaden Winery area is quite popular, with its homes selling quickly.   The community centers around a lovely park, and additionally there’s a newer library adjacent to it – the Vineland Branch of the San Jose public library system.
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Los Gatos Homes for sale - Charter Oaks townhome neighborhood offers a great valueLos Gatos is a very spread out town, covering about 10 square miles. If you are looking online for Los Gatos homes for sale, it can help to narrow the field by zip code, school district, or proximity to something important, such as commute routes or restaurants.  As a starting point, though, browsing the inventory of available properties on the market can help tremendously This can give you a feel for home prices in town and how much real estate your budget can buy. Please note that the Los Gatos real estate market varies by many things, including price point and high school district.

Where can you find Los Gatos homes for sale?

The vast majority of Los Gatos houses, townhomes and condos on the market will be found in the multiple listing service, or MLS, and nearly all (99%?) of those will be visible on the feeds below.  These are part of the internet data exchange, or IDX.  Some listing agents or brokers (or sellers) may “opt out”, but that reduces the visibility, so is uncommon. I work with my clients to scour 100% of the listings on the MLS as well as the privately shared “coming soon” opportunities (not for public view).  Often I will also reach out to my colleagues to see if any of them have pocket listings, which means not publicly advertised on the multiple listing. Networking is an old skill and yet another reason why home buyers do better if they have a buyer’s agent rather than try to go it alone.  Sometimes I end up needing to really beat the bushes for a particular kind of property, and in those cases I will research and move on expired, cancelled, or withdrawn listings, as well.

One more note: Los Gatos has two “in town” zip codes, 95030 and 95032.  The Los Gatos Mountains is the hilly, coastal range area between this town and Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County and it’s generally an unincorporated region. If you do a web search for “homes for sale Los Gatos CA” you could be looking at listings in the remote nooks and crannies of the Santa Cruz Mountains, so please be aware of zip codes. (95031 is just post office boxes, by the way.) Continue reading

Remodeled, expanded Saratoga home with guest cottageLooking for a beautifully remodeled, young-feeling home with fantastic curb appeal, an open floorplan,  a stunning kitchen, and a gorgeous back yard? How about one that features a guest cottage, pool and spa and has energy efficient elements throughout? Would you love to have a neighborhood park on a quiet street just steps from your front door? It’s available now and you can view it this weekend!  13841 Ravenwood Drive in Saratoga will be open tomorrow, Saturday Jan 23, 2016, from 1:30 to 4pm and Sunday, Jan 24, 2016, also from 1:30 to 4pm.  Please stop by!

This lovely property has been meticulously expanded, remodeled, and improved down to the smallest details.  The stucco on the exterior of the house was redone in 2011 to match the addition, which has permits and finals.  The beautiful pool is a salt water pool with solar heating.  The house enjoys solar electricity and an endless hot water tank, newer insulation, and water efficient toilets.  The interior features hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, recessed lights, and crown moulding and baseboard throughout.  Both full baths were remodeled and include floor to ceiling tile.

The front door was custom made and the remarkable entry enjoys a limestone tile floor, tall ceilings with a barrell vault, and at the entry to the living areas you’ll see the open living spaces: living, dining, family rooms and the kitchen’s breakfast bar.

QUICK FACTS

  • Total living space appx 2349 (per plans), including cottage
  • Lot size appx 10,259 (per appraisal)
  • Built in 1955. Permitted & finalled expansion of kitchen and entry, addition of new bedroom, upgrades to both full baths completed in 2011
14381 Ravenwood Drive, Saratoga CA 95070 MLS #ML81547144 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA front view - note the lovely pavers Paver walkway, bistro patio and driveway (not shown) Custom front door at 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA 95070 Foyer with limestone tile flooring, custom door, and barrell vaulted ceiling at 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA Open floor plan at 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA Living room at 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA with a view to the salt water pool and spa 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA - entry, living, kitchen and dining rooms 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA kitchen and breakfast bar Stunning kitchen expansion & remodel from 2011 - 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA - Dining room 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga CA - Family Room Master Suite Master bath at 13841 Ravenwood Dr. , Saratoga Lovely front bedroom with windows on two sides Bedroom overlooking the yard and pool Bedroom with Murphy Bed Beautifully remodeled hall bath with shower over tub Saratoga CA home with guest cottage The inviting guest cottage offers a high ceiling and flat screen TV Bathroom in the guest house Fabulous laundry room with gas dryer, loads of storage and more! Great for rainy days and hot ones both, the expansive covered patio is very useful! The salt water pool and spa at 13841 Ravenwood Dr., Saratoga Spa and Pattio at 13841 Ravenwood Drive 13841 Ravenwood's Salt Water Pool, 13841 Ravenwood Drive - Outdoor Shower & Sandbox Ravenwood Park, Saratoga, CA 95070 Ravenwood Park in Saratoga CA Ravenwood Park's play area Ravenwood Park's play area 13841 Ravenwood Drive, Saratoga - front view View from the corner with Raven Court - 13841 Ravenwood Dr. Saratoga CA 95070

INTERIOR AREAS

Welcome home! Your first view into this gracious home is of the striking front door, composed of wood, translucent glass and wrought iron. Step inside to the formal entry with its barrel-vaulted ceiling and classic limestone flooring, which is echoed in the laundry and bathrooms, as well. Walk through the foyer to the living areas, with a vista the pool and back yard beyond.

Fantastic KITCHEN expansion includes:

  • Slab granite countertops
  • Marble tile backsplash
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Stainless steel appliances, including
  • Five Star professional grade gas cooktop and Cavaliere range hood
  • KitchenAid fridge with water and ice dispenser
  • KitchenAid dishwasher
  • Kraus stainless steel farmhouse sink
  • Hardwood floors
  • Large skylight and two windows
  • Recessed lighting and high, coffered ceiling
  • Breakfast bar
  • Hot water filter

The adjoining LIVING and DINING areas feature coffered ceilings with recessed lighting and hardwood floors. The living room has a skylight, custom display shelves and cabinets, and a large sliding glass door which leads to the stunning back yard. The dining room features a custom made, stained glass window by noted local artist Thomas Kincade. Continue reading

Silver Leaf Park in the Santa Teresa area of San Jose

Silver Leaf Park in the Santa Teresa area of San Jose

A scenic, more affordable part of San Jose with excellent freeway access is the Santa Teresa region, which is perhaps the southernmost part of the city. The east foothills and the Santa Teresa foothills create pleasant views and some areas are still rural. Price ranges have a wide gap between lowest and highest, with some luxury properties in some of the hilly eastern side. Most of the homes for sale, though, are less than the median or average for San Jose as a whole.

Where is the Santa Teresa area?

The Santa Teresa district of San Jose spans a few zip codes (part of 95123, 95119, 95138, and 95139). An easier description might be the area close to where Highway 101 and Highway 85 intersect in South San Jose, or the area through which Santa Teresa Boulevard runs. It is north of the Coyote Valley, it  borders on Blossom Valley and the southern part of Evergreen, and is just over the hills from the Almaden Valley. It truly is South San Jose, and part of it even has Morgan Hill Schools, though most of the area is served by the Oak Grove School District.

The Santa Teresa foothills include gorgeous, large open space, the Santa Teresa County Park. It’s a wonderful place to walk or hike, and for suburban dwellers, easy access to rural or natural space, even within the city.

Some of the better known neighborhoods in Santa Teresa are these (per the city of San Jose’s map – link takes you there but it’s a very slowly loading page):

  • Edenvale (kind of a sub-district)
  • Sunspring
  • Silver Leaf (near Silver Leaf Park, between Monterey Highway & Hwy 101)
  • Basking Ridge (newer homes on a small hill just over 101 – one of the last subdivisions you see before hitting the open countryside)
  • Los Paseos
  • California Maison
  • Avenida Espana
  • Chantilly
  • Burning Tree
  • Martinvale Vineyard
  • Rancho Santa Teresa
  • La Colina (think Curie Drive next to the hills)
  • Oak Ridge
  • Makati
  • Anderson
  • Miner
  • Oak Grove
  • Deer Run
  • Great Oaks

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