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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.

 
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The Saratoga holiday season begins this Saturday, November 26, 2016, with the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Wine Stroll followed by Tree Lighting & Celebration of Light.

Tickets for the Wine Stroll are on sale now online or by phone for $40 and will be available day-of for $45. The Stroll goes from 2pm to 5pm. Visit the website or call 408-867-0753 for more details.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 5:30pm. For more information, visit the website at saratoga.ca.us/treelighting

2016winestroll - Saratoga Holiday Wine Stroll Tree Lighting Flyer

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,051 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,354 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,085 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,336 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,960 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,338 sqft
  5. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,107 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,001 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,337 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,518 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,155 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,301 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,530 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,072 sqft
  9. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,094 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,376 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,777 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,774 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Saratoga.
(all data current as of 10/20/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Did you know that locals in Saratoga  once had a two-day long party to celebrate a road? Those party animals!

Saratoga Toll Rd

Congress Springs Road is the name given to a stretch of Highway 9 as it passes through Saratoga, where it is also called Big Basin Way. East of 35, the road follows Saratoga Creek between the Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve and Sanborn County Park to the edge of downtown Saratoga, or Saratoga Village, near the intersection with Ambric Knolls Road (as indicated on Google Maps).

The origins of Congress Springs Road (and this portion of 9) came from a committee of private investors in 1863 who wanted to build a road into the Santa Cruz mountains to access the expansive lumber resources around the San Lorenzo River and Pescadero Creek. Constructed between 1865 to June, 1871, the five-year project was a significant engineering feat, built by Chinese laborers through dense forest and undergrowth on steep valley slopes. The final track stretched from downtown to Saratoga Summit and was a road named the Saratoga and Pescadero Turnpike and Wagon Road.

The project was highly anticipated and its conclusion was met with a two-day, overnight celebration. Over two-hundred attended the festivities, where colorful wagons paraded up to the Summit before stopping at a picnic and camp site to spend the night with music, speeches, and a lavish trout dinner before the trek home next morning.

Within a year, the road was collecting tolls ranging from 25 cent to 1 dollar (based on vehicle and capacity), and had an established stage route.

The road was purchased by the county for $5,000 on December 29, 1879 and re-named Congress Springs Road on Feb 2, 1880 after the famous Pacific Congress Springs.Congress Springs

Don’t know this landmark? Saratoga is home to natural mineral springs, about a mile out of town, which have a similar composition to the renown Congress Springs in Saratoga, NY. A resort was built on 720 acres around the springs and opened the summer of 1866. By the 1870s, the resort was the place to be – popular with the famous, wealthy, fashionable, and elite, the resort also bottled and shipped Congress water internationally as a healthy beverage and cure for numerous maladies. The hotel featured private rooms and cottages with lush lawns, hiking, fishing (the Saratoga Creek was abundant with fish), hunting, and picnicking on the grounds, and by 1872, hot and cold mineral baths, connections with the Southern Pacific Railroad, and its own dairy, orchard, and vineyard.

On June 15, 1903, a fire broke out in the kitchen during dinner. Despite attempts to control the fire, the hotel was decimated by the blaze. The hotel was never rebuilt and the resort slowly stagnated until it was diminished to a picnic ground and the property was purchased by the San Jose Water Works and closed to the public in 1942.

So what is left of this many-named mountain road? Portions of it have been widened, re-engineered and paved to be a part of highway 9. Sections of the road were not used to build the highway and have since been repurposed as Saratoga Toll Road and Saratoga Toll Road Trail in Castle Rock State Park. (citation: http://www.trailstompers.com/castle-rock-state-park-trail-runs.html)

Toll Gate in Saratoga 1850Something to clarify is that a “closer in” stretch of this road already had a toll booth on it, and a sign in Saratoga Village marks that one as having begun in 1850 – 1851. The City of Saratoga has a little historical background on that earlier toll road (see http://www.saratoga.ca.us/about/history.asp), explaining that Saratoga began as a saw mill (Los Gatos has a parallel in Forbes Mill), and that

“In 1848, William Campbell set up shop on the banks of what is now Saratoga Creek. His sawmill was destined to be the seed of a new community, but before he could complete it, gold was discovered at the western base of the Sierras, touching off the California Gold Rush and delaying Campbell’s plans.Martin McCarty leased Campbell’s mill in 1850, and began improving access to the site by building a toll road.”

Related reading:
Saratoga California neighborhood map

Want to learn more about Saratoga’s history?  Information for this post was collected from a variety of interesting sources, including these:

Signposts II by Patricia Loomis  (wonderful book with short articles on local, Santa Clara County history, particular road and place names)

Blog Posts:

Online archival newspaper resources: http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC19030616.2.35

And online book, Pen Pictures from the “Garden of the World”

For an interesting article on the Springs: http://www.fohbc.org/PDF_Files/Saratogas_BGrapentine.pdf

Saratoga Foothill Club - designed by Julia MorganThe Saratoga Foothill Club, designed by Julia Morgan, is a Silicon Valley architectural landmark. It is located in a residential neighborhood near the Big Basin Rd and Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd intersection, a block away from the downtown area. If you’ve never been, it’s worth a trip!  Go for a couple of hours and enjoy lunch in downtown Saratoga Village, too.

Basic Info

Saratoga Foothill Club
20399 Park Place
Saratoga CA 95070
info@foothillclub.org    (408)867-3428

Availability:   Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM (per this writing)

http://www.foothillclub.org/    (disclaimer: events listed on this page are from 2014 and earlier)
http://www.saratogafoothillclub.com/
National Register of Historic Places – Registration Form

History of the Club

I’ll post a very detailed history below.  Generally, though, this club was part of a trend of women getting involved in their communities to both improve the places where they lived but also to improve their influence.  This took place before women were permitted to vote and can be seen as part of the broader, growing civic influence of women.

The Building and Grounds

The architect: Julia Morgan

Today what may be more compelling than the movement behind the building is perhaps the building itself. Fittingly, it was designed by the most prominent female architect in California, Julia Morgan, an graduate of the University of California (Berkeley – it was the only UC at the time) and the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Art in Paris.  She was a sorority sister with Grace Fisher Richards, one of the founding members and the then-current president of the Club.  She was also the first licensed female architect in the state. (She is best known for her gorgeous work at Hearst Castle.)  This certainly was not lost on the women who hired her!  Nor on many other clients – “Of the 480 Morgan projects listed in Boutelle’s Julia Morgaa Architect, 1995, from 1896 to 1946, more than one third were for women clients or for women’s organizations…. Even more impressive is the fact that Morgan also hired-women professionals. By 1927, six of her fourteen employees were women, a remarkable number for an established business.” (Per the register)***

The Saratoga Foothill Club was built out of redwood (outside and in, though the floors are hardwood) with a wood shake roof in the Craftsman or Arts and Crafts style in 1915.  As with many of her designs, it is simple, understated, and made ample use of natural materials.  Julia Morgan was inspired by the local Bay Area School of design.  The bungalow feel fits in nicely with the neighborhood.

The structure itself is a one story building that’s 74′ wide across the front and 60′ deep, plus some pop-out areas around the sides. Inside there’s redwood paneling (redwood is a soft wood), hardwood floors in most of the area (carpeting in the entry).  The kitchen has sheet vinyl and paster walls – more practical. In addition to the kitchen there’s a main room measuring 33’9” x 40’3 and a dining room with an open fireplace – the last two are joined by two sets of accordian doors. There’s a storage room and also a projection room. And of course there are restrooms.  The building is set on a 7409 SF lot, nearly level, with a beautiful courtyard and pergola.  (More info below slideshow.)

Saratoga Foothill Club Julia Morgan designedSaratoga Foothill Club Julia Morgan architectSaratoga Foothill Club side viewSaratoga Foothill Club doorSaratoga Foothill Club facadeSaratoga Foothill Club plaqueSaratoga Foothill Club pan

 

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Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CaliforniaThe beautiful estate of Villa Montalvo in Saratoga is home to one of the oldest artist residencies in the United States, and this year the program is celebrating two big anniversaries. With 75 years of residency and the ten year jubilee of the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program, this calls for a celebration. This past February began the year-long celebration that Montalvo has simply titled 75/10.

With program alumni from across the globe, festivities are being held internationally and locally.

Local celebrations, such as A Toast to the Residency in March, opened the resident building for tours and special exhibit. Annual events are also getting special treatment this year. The Artsplash Celebration in April also hosted a special open studio with the artists-in-residence in addition to its regular schedule of events. More recently, Rock the Garden joined the festivities  this past Friday, July 24th, by going big with more multidisciplinary alumni performances, food and drink, than before.

An ongoing feature of the 75/10 celebration is the rejuvenation of a monthly events series, now titled Open Access: Inside the Lucas Artist Program. The work of artists-in-residence will be showcased with presentations and activities that will exhibit the multidisciplinary approach of the program. This event series is designed to give audiences the unique opportunity to engage in the creative process with current Fellows.

It is a great time for locals to come and enjoy all of the features of Villa Montalvo.

There is always a great array of artistic styles to be enjoyed at the Villa, and most are open to the public. As a part of their ongoing program of arts there will be, and have been, a number of new temporary and semi-permanent exhibits and installations opening throughout the year for public reception. Theatrical performances include many opportunities for families with small children to engage in the creative environment – from puppet theatre to unique fairytales and summer theatre camp. The outdoor amphitheater is known for hosting the concerts of many famous artists, and is popular with music lovers throughout the bay. If you want some natural beauty, the grounds have gardens and hiking trails with wooded paths and spectacular views of the valley up into the Los Gatos foothills, and are open daily.

 

Read more about the celebrations on the Montalvo website:

http://montalvoarts.org/residencyanniversary/

or check out the anniversary blog with the latest information on all anniversary celebrations:

http://blog.montalvoarts.org/7510-anniversary.html

  1. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,788 sq ft
    Lot size: 11.37 ac
  2. 6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 12,285 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.05 ac
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7.52 ac
  4. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,416 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.06 ac
  5. 6 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 10,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.15 ac
  6. 6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,470 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,560 sqft
  7. 6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.95 ac
  8. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,255 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.07 ac
  9. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.63 ac
  10. 6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,179 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.00 ac
  11. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,114 sq ft
    Lot size: 42,854 sqft
  12. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,135 sq ft
    Lot size: 42,444 sqft
  13. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,964 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.32 ac
  14. 6 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,397 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.13 ac
  15. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,154 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,914 sqft
  16. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,308 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,010 sqft
  17. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,781 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,186 sqft
  18. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,399 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,560 sqft
  19. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,272 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.06 ac
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,863 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,348 sqft

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(all data current as of 10/20/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Back in December, when we actually enjoyed a bit of rain, my family and I trekked over to Hakoke Gardens in Saratoga to introduce a visiting relative to the beauty of this park-like setting.    I’ve been meaning to share the images ever since but am motivated especially now because of upcoming events there

Hakone Matsuri Japanese Festival
Sunday May 17th. 11am – 4pm
There are more events to consider, which I will post below the slideshow.  Hakone is lovely year round, but even more stunning now in spring – so if you have never seen it, please go take in the sights!

Hakone Gardens slideshow – images from December 2014

  • Hakone Fall Pathway
    Lovely pathways lead visitors through the garden
  • Hakone Bamboo
    Bamboo types on display at Hakone garden
  • Hakone Garden
    Views across Hakone
  • Hakone Keep Out
    Some areas have sensitive habitat
  • Hakone Fish
    Inviting Koi poind
  • Hakone low water useage
    Interesting and unusual plants stir the imagination
  • Hakone plants
    Views beyond Hakone and into the rest of Saratoga
  • Hakone
    Lovely tea house with enchanting garden views
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Today on my “Live in Los Gatos” blog, I included 5 images with graphs of the historical sales date for Los Gatos (zips 95030, 95032, and the mountains, zip 95033) and Saratoga 95070. Below is one of the five – to see all, please continue to this article:

Los Gatos & Saratoga real estate sales statistics 2005 – 2014

http://liveinlosgatosblog.com/los-gatos-saratoga-real-estate-sales-statistics-2005-2014/

Saratoga median price and average DOM

Los Gatos

  1. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,093 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,234 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,224 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,501 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,646 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,137 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,178 sqft

See all Real estate in the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno community.
(all data current as of 10/20/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Saratoga

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,051 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,354 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,085 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,336 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,960 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,338 sqft
  5. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,107 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,001 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Saratoga.
(all data current as of 10/20/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Cupped Hardwood FloorsIn Almaden, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and anywhere near hills in Silicon Valley, there are homes with cupped hardwood floors.  Cupping is when the sides of the plants curl upward a little.  If you view cupped floors in lighting at an angle, the “lines” between the pieces of wood are more prominent, as shown in the photo to the right. Should you walk across them barefoot, you will feel the elevated sides.  When it is severe, there are very distinct ridges.

What causes cupping?  It can be caused by installing hardwood that hasn’t cured or sat in the home for a few days first.  But often that’s not the issue.  Most of the time, it seems to result from water in the crawl space below. As the moisture evaporates, it moves up through the home and through the hardwood flooring.

This doesn’t happen everywhere, but is most common in hillside locations, places that are flat but have hills nearby (as water can travel underground and then pop up, potentially under your house), locations with high water tables (such as Willow Glen, many areas of Almaden such as Almaden Springs, or Los Gatos), or properties where the grading is wrong and water gets pulled toward the home instead of away from it. Although in many parts of the U.S. the soil is sandy and the water drains through, in most of Santa Clara County, we have expansive clay soils.  With clay it’s harder for the water to soak through, but also when the soil gets wet it, it expands and pushes on the foundation and anything else in its way.

Are your floors beginning to cup?  If so, it’s a red flag to pay attention and find the cause of the cupping before the damage is permanent, or much harder to fix.  Check your crawl space for dampness and efflorescence (this requires going all the way into the crawl space).  If you aren’t able or don’t want to go into the crawl, make sure to hire someone competant to evaluate the situation.  Having a damp crawl space is not good (and if you find it in summer after a 3 year drought you do have an issue!).  I would suggest getting an ASHI or CREIA certified home inspector to check it out and advise you on the cause of the cupping and what to do to remediate it.  It may be that a hardwood flooring professional would also address this very well – I cannot speak to that but it may also be worth considering.

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,451 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,729 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,998 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,356 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,955 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,866 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,149 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,899 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,238 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,215 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,416 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,945 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,822 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,655 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,282 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,528 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,998 sqft
  10. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,137 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,711 sqft

See all Real estate in the Almaden Valley community.
(all data current as of 10/20/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Appreciation by west valley zip code for July median sale priceHome values in Silicon Valley have been rising over the last few years, and in some segments the appreciation has been incredibly steep.  This happens when a big influx of home buyers want to purchase but the supply of real estate inventory is too limited for the demand.  This is happening in the most popular areas especially: those with either short commutes, great schools, a vibrant downtown, or some combination of these three.

Today I wanted to look at the median sale price of houses which closed escrow in July 2014 and the preceding few years for the same month only in a handful of zip codes in San Jose and Los Gatos along the west valley areas.  Considered for this study are 95070 – Saratoga, 95030 7 95032 – Los Gatos & Monte Sereno, 95008 – Campbell, 95124 – Cambrian area of San Jose, and 95120 – Almaden Valley area of San Jose.  The only month plotted is July for each year.

When charted, it appears that most of these west valley areas are appreciating somewhat steadily, though 95032 came down in the month of July 2014 as opposed to 2013 (one month does not make a trend, and please remember that ONLY July for each year was considered here).  At the other end of the spectrum is Campbell, 95008, which has been immensely popular in recent years.

Next let’s take a look at the numbers themselves for July in the years 2010 – 2014.

Median sale price for west valley zip codes

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