Unobstructed panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Hamilton’s observatory and the city lights, are just the beginning of the spectacular amenities at this magnificent Mediterranean estate in the private Country View Estates neighborhood of Almaden Valley.
The ultra-private, almost half-acre property is across from the gorgeous Almaden Quicksilver County Park’s more than 4,000 acres of open space, walking and equestrian trails.
Custom finishes, soaring ceilings and attention to detail create this elegant, two-level home at 7330 Glenview Drive. It features about 5,136 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, stunning formal rooms, an updated gourmet eat-in kitchen open to an enormous family room, plus that coveted flex-use space in the upstairs bonus room. A ground-floor office with a full bathroom could be used as a sixth bedroom. Two staircases offer access to the upper floor.
Behind the inviting courtyard entry with a fountain, decorative balustrade, limestone steps and a double glass and iron front door is an impressive two-story foyer with a sweeping staircase showcasing custom iron railing and a chandelier suspended from a domed ceiling with dramatic lighting. A mosaic floor medallion stands out on the travertine tiled floor. Beautiful millwork is featured in the arched interior entries throughout the home, including the formal living and dining rooms. The living room has a soaring tray ceiling with double crown molding, a cast stone fireplace and French doors that open to outdoor patios. The formal dining room, with a dramatic tray ceiling, is an elegant room designed to accommodate large dinner parties. Open the French door to extend the party out to the patio.
New quartz slab counters, backsplashes and lighter custom cabinetry were added to the gourmet kitchen when it was remodeled about two years ago. There is little to be desired in this well-appointed kitchen that also features crown molding, recessed lighting, fabulous views from the window over the double stainless sink and an island/breakfast bar illuminated by a trio of pendants. Appliances include a Viking four-burner plus griddle range, a Viking refrigerator, two Bosch dishwashers, a GE microwave and a GE conventional/convection oven. The adjacent casual dining nook also enjoys a view of the backyard gardens and is bright with natural light.
The spacious family room highlights the exposed beam ceiling, a wall of built-in cabinetry, a fireplace with a carved mantel and a raised hearth. Three sets of French doors open for a seamless flow to the outdoor space.
Take outdoor entertaining to many levels in the beautifully designed backyard oasis. Sprawling patios off the formal dining room, kitchen and family room offer expansive outdoor dining and lounging areas. Roses, fruit trees and lush foliage surround a spacious turf area ideal for a children’s play structure or even a putting green. Steps on the terraced slope offer access to additional levels for relaxation, a possible bocce ball court and to enjoy the fantastic views.
The main-level executive office enjoys a front-facing view of the open space and a French door that opens to a private patio. This room features built-in bookcases, wainscot and an oak hardwood floor. Complete with a full bathroom, this space could also be used as another guest suite.
The primary bedroom suite is a luxurious retreat with a sitting area near the dual-sided gas fireplace it shares with the en suite. Enjoy the views of Mt. Hamilton from this room that also features gorgeous millwork, a tray ceiling and hardwood floors with a carpet inlay, a wet bar, and access to a balcony with custom iron railings where you can enjoy the views. The en suite features two custom height vanities, a jacuzzi tub with a travertine tile surround, and a shower behind a frameless glass door with a rain showerhead, body jets, and bench.
Four additional bedrooms are on this level, one with a private full bathroom. Also included is a spacious bonus room, anchored by a gas fireplace and built-in cabinetry.
Additional features not to be missed include dual-pane windows, copper gutters and downspouts, a security alarm system, a one-year-young water heater, three-zoned HVAC, and a three-car garage with a gated driveway.
Top-rated schools are also within 1.2 miles and include Williams Elementary, Bret Harte Middle, and Leland High School.
Where: 7330 Glenview Drive, San Jose
Website: More photos at www.tswan.com. Buyers may schedule appointments directly by contacting the listing agent.
Listing agent: Compass. Therese Swan (408) 656-8240. DRE# 01355719. firstname.lastname@example.org. Therese is consistently among the Top 100 agents in the S.F. Bay Area, and she has also been nationally ranked in The Wall Street Journal.