Be swept away by this visionary 4 BR/2.5 BA Vintage Hills two-story with a tropical backyard paradise. In an envied location near top schools, parks and town, you’ll reap the rewards of smart features including owned solar, on-demand hot water, dual pane windows, recessed can lighting and dual heat/air. Lavished with granite & hand-crafted tile, all guided by an artistic eye, the inspired open design of the interior evokes the Mexican Riviera.
The magic begins before you approach the strikingly handsome steel front door with its quintet of glass panels. The front yard extends from the edge of the roomy 3-car garage across a wide swath of lawn, behind which a hidden courtyard offers a whimsical welcome. Inside, the entryway maintains impeccable standards with tile floors & baseboards with hand-crafted inlays.
The refined step-down living room centers around the statuesque fireplace set into a mosaic Travertine tile column. Sophistication reigns supreme with chateau-style carpeting, custom window treatments, and a wood-inlay ceiling. A rustic-chic annex with bay windows and a knotty pine wall wired for TV is the perfect spot for a home office, daybed, or entertainment center. French doors open to the backyard panorama.
The sunny dining room leads seamlessly into the stunning kitchen. With sliding doors, a Dutch door to the yard and a garden window behind the double sink, natural light abounds. Slab granite counters double as utility space and wide breakfast bar, also hosting the sleek in-line stovetop. The knotty pine ceiling complements oak hardwood floors and pecan cabinetry perfectly. Storage options range from Craftsman-style glass cabinets to a restaurant-sized pantry. Nearby, a convenient half bath whispers of mystery with its azure illuminated sink and custom tile.
In the deluxe yard, avoid the resort fees in your own five-star retreat. With an enormous turquoise-tiled pool and attached Roman spa, romance abounds. Prepare a drink at the prep island with ingredients from the outdoor fridge, then take a seat at the tiki bar, cooled by the Bahamian-style fan. Or sun yourself on the broad new redwood deck before rinsing off in the heated outdoor shower. Custom lighting and tropical landscaping set an exotic mood; can you hear distant island melodies?
For views of all this, Mt. Diablo in the distance, head upstairs to deluxe bedrooms ready for sleepy heads. In the carpeted master bedroom, bask in a sunny lounge area surrounded by Plantation-shuttered windows, then head to the bath featuring a room-sized rainshower with wood slat floor. Imagine your way to the Mexican Riviera, inspired by tile accents, an arched window, decorative tile floors and a Talavera sink. The three spacious guest bedrooms are equally posh with views of Pleasanton Ridge and an accompanying bathroom with seashell sink and a shower-tub combination.
Simply put, your dreams of poolside margaritas need not be reserved for vacation anymore—they can be your new after work go-to. Just call Jim Lavey today at (925) 846-3755 and he’ll show you the path to your personal bliss.