Epitome of a California lifestyle home - 5068 Tifton Way, San Jose CA 95118If the California lifestyle home of living outdoors as well as indoors appeals to you, this Cambrian house and yard should not be missed! Clair and I just put a uniquely stunning Cambrian house on the market this evening and we’d like all of our readers to know about it before it’s gone!

  • Want to see all of the photos quickly? Check out the virtual tour at 5068TiftonWay.com!
  • Listed for sale at $1,450,000
  • MLS # ML81909106
  • San Jose Unified schools
  • The listing agents are Mary Pope-Handy #01153805 and Clair Handy #02153633 with Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno
  • The open houses will be Oct 1 & Oct 2, 2022, from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Work from home or entertain in style on a huge covered patio: California lifestyle at its best!

Beautiful pavers cover the patio and walkways in this lovely home, as well as the front porch area. So many choices for enjoying the outdoors!

The covered patio boasts nearly 700 square foot of additional outdoor living space. For most homes, that would be the size of two or more family rooms!

This amazing California lifestyle entertainment area features a high, open beam vaulted ceiling with 4 skylights and area lights, plus a fan light, making it useable at all hours and in just about every weather condition. Curtains on one side can provide extra privacy or weather protection if needed.

Summer kitchen - California lifestyle home in the Cambrian area of San Jose

The summer kitchen  provides granite counters and a wrap around breakfast bar that can seat 11! Additionally, there’s a gas barbecue (plumbed with a gas line, not a tank), an icemaker, and a Kegerator! There’s loads of counter space for meal prep or serving – room for everything!

A flat screen TV sits opposite the summer kitchen, making it easy to enjoy entertainment outdoors alone or with a dozen or two of your closest family and friends!

5068 Tifton Way, San Jose - California lifestyle home and yard


Additionally, there are fruit trees, fresh sod with sprinklers and timer, and a small, uncovered, round patio area in the backyard for those winter days when you want to feel the sun on you!


Uncovered patio and fresh sod in the backyard


The front yard received a makeover in 2021 with low water landscape, pavers, and a cool turf.


View from street of 5068 Tifton Way, San Jose CA 95118


Stunning inside, too!

The interior of this home is pretty amazing, too. It’s been almost continually improved for the last couple of decades by these sellers and the previous owners. Seldom will you find a home where there’s been so much care taken!

California lifestyle kitchen - open to the dining and living rooms and includes a wine fridge!

The indoors also provides a classically California lifestyle, too. The living and dining rooms overlook the expansive covered patio and the kitchen looks out to the front yard. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, there’s room for everyone and everything!

Floor plan for 5068 Tifton Wy, San Jose

Few quick points on the interior:

  • Open floorplan with the kitchen, dining, and living areas open to each other (and all on the same level, no steps down).
  • Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar, gas cooking, stainless steel appliances, and wine fridge.
  • Recessed lights in the living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, and each bedroom.
  • Luxury vinyl plank flooring in most of the home. Tile in entry, kitchen, and dining. No carpet!
  • Dual pane windows, newer heater and ducts, AC, tankless water heater, copper pipes, raised panel doors, high baseboard and many extras from top to bottom!
  • The garage enjoys a gorgeous epoxy floor and painted drywall. It’s a sunny, pleasant place!
  • Removed: step down into living room, old ducts, old heater, popcorn ceiling, old pipes (non copper).

To learn more, please stop by our open house events this weekend, Oct 1 & Oct 2, 2022, from 2 – 4 pm, or check out the virtual tour at 5068TiftonWay.com!


Related reading to California lifestyle and Cambrian

Cambrian neighborhoods (on this site – list of neighborhoods with links to articles about them)

The Cambrian Park real estate market update (on this site)

Oster neighborhood in Cambrian (this site, Union School District)

Scottsdale 2 and Coronado subdivisions in Cambrian area of San Jose (this site)

Location research (this site)

Buying process (popehandy.com)

Silicon Valley Pricing Snapshot (on our relocation site)


  • Mary Pope-Handy

    Silicon Valley Realtor, selling homes in Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and nearby since 1993. Prolific blogger with a network of sites.

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