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.


  • 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



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.


The FAMILY/MEDIA ROOM has slate flooring, a fireplace, windows and a built in desk.

The LAUNDRY ROOM includes the washer and gas dryer, pantry, half bath, and custom built seating and storage.

BEDROOMS can be found in the private end the house. The first bedroom is located off the living room. It makes an ideal office and/or guest room with its custom cabinetry, built in, queen-sized wall bed, and bay window with additional storage under the bench.

The other three bedrooms are found around the corner, off the hallway, and are separated from the living areas by a clear glass pocket door providing additional privacy and soundproofing. One room enjoys a corner location while the other has a view of the pool and back yard.

The remodeled hallway bathroom boasts floor to ceiling marble tiled walls, skylight, shower over tub with clear glass enclosure, custom-built cabinet with a granite countertop and large Kraus rectangular vessel sink.

Finally, the Master Suite at the end of the hall has beautiful crown molding and baseboard, and an en suite bath. The bathroom also has floor to ceiling marble tiled walls, a skylight, glass enclosed stall shower, and custom-built cabinets.


With a breezy front lawn, beautiful driveway and front walk pavers, landscaping comprising of California native and drought tolerant plants, plus new stucco exterior, this lovely Saratoga home has fantastic curb appeal. Gopher wire hides under the front lawn to protect it from destructive wildlife. Beautiful fruit trees flank the front and left side, including a seedless orange and two Meyer lemon trees.

A 175 sq ft GUEST COTTAGE with en suite bathroom is located in the back yard.

A beautiful, saline-based, natural pebble rock-lined pool and spa are the focus of the back yard. Timer automated, the pool/spa employ solar heat to extend the swim season, while its waterfall feature adds a soothing melody. An outdoor shower, which run hot and cold water are conveniently placed nearby. And plenty of covered patio space makes entertaining easy!

Ravenwood Park, a neighborhood magnet, is diagonally across from this home! The adorable park features a new play set, large sand box, grassy picnic area, and access to the creek and trail.


  • Dual pane windows (except custom stained glass window in dining room)
  • Endless hot water unit with recirculating pump and timer feature
  • Energy efficient air conditioning and heating
  • Solar electricity for the house
  • Solar heating for the pool
  • Fully automated irrigation
  • Energy efficient pool pump
  • Insulation replacement and upgrade throughout attic
  • Attic fans


  • Wired for internet
  • Wireless throughout
  • Interior and exterior sound system
  • Hardwood and tile floors
  • Copper plumbing throughout
  • Crown molding, door trim and baseboard throughout
  • Attic has pull down ladder
  • Four skylights and two sun tunnels
  • Electrical upgrades have been made to switching and lighting
  • Raised panel doors with new hardware
  • Landscape lighting


  • Marshall Lane Elementary
  • Rolling Hills Middle
  • Westmont High


Disclosures and inspection reports available online.

MLS Information to follow

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  • 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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