Sponsored: Indulge yourself with this hillside retreat’s resort-inspired backyard and Mt. Diablo views

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Sponsored: Indulge yourself with this hillside retreat’s resort-inspired backyard and Mt. Diablo views

Sponsored: Indulge yourself with this hillside retreat’s resort-inspired backyard and Mt. Diablo views

Every room of this single-level remodeled home opens to beautiful outdoor spaces.

Play and entertain in the amenities of a resort-inspired backyard and hillside retreat, meditate in the tranquility of a peaceful front garden or sit and savor the view of Mount Diablo perfectly framed between mature redwoods in a masterfully designed secret garden.

Located on Danville’s coveted west side, the home at 251 Montair Drive features walls of windows and a contemporary and sophisticated interior that harmonizes with its natural surroundings. The private, more than 1.5-acre property is bordered by sheltering evergreens and offers even more room for raised garden beds or play structure.

The extensively remodeled home features about 4,465 square feet of living space, grand open rooms, six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and a three-car garage. The inviting entry features a slate walkway floating above a pond with nearby pebble stone front garden and infinity-edged waterfalls with custom lighting.

This west-side Danville home's backyard is a sprawling oasis with paved patios, Pebble Tec swimming pool and spa, Lynx kitchen and koi pond.
This west-side Danville home’s backyard is a sprawling oasis with paved patios, Pebble Tec swimming pool and spa, Lynx kitchen and koi pond. 

Richard Matsutani, son of the late Henry Matsutani, chief designer of the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, created an award-winning view garden that wraps around a 13,000-gallon koi pond with light features and bridge, a three-level rock waterfall, and Zen-inspired pebble stone sitting area with gas fire pit.

The backyard is a sprawling venue complete with paved patios, Pebble Tec swimming pool with beach entry, 10-person spa, and rock waterfall cascading into the pool. Programmable multi-colored pool and spa lighting was also added. There are lush lawns, mature landscaping and a Japanese teahouse tucked under a canopy of evergreens.

A complete outdoor Lynx kitchen features Caesarstone counters, built-in barbecue, smokers, pizza oven, infrared rotisserie, double burners, bar sink, fireplace, flat screen TV, under counter stainless storage and refrigerator.

The home was virtually taken down to the studs and rebuilt with richly stained hardwood flooring, double-paned windows and sliding glass doors, and updated with chic bathrooms.

An expansive formal living and dining room are filled with natural light from walls of windows and views of the front and back gardens. A vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace are in the living room. An exposed beam ceiling and floor-to-ceiling stacked stone wall are featured in the dining room.

The home’s contemporary kitchen features windows on two sides with views. 

Natural light from walls of windows on two sides illuminate the open, contemporary kitchen design that encompasses three islands with slab waterfall Caesarstone counters, and pendant light fixtures. A wall of cabinetry hides the double SubZero refrigerator and freezer. Additional features include a Bosch dishwasher, Wolf six-burner cooktop, double ovens, icemaker and wine refrigerator.

One island features a wet bar, stunning cut glass raised serving counter for six and sunken chilled trough for liquor bottles running the length of the counter.

Conveniently located just off the kitchen is a temperature-controlled 500-bottle double door wine vault.

The kitchen has windows on two sides with views and is open to the family room with its volume ceiling and stone fireplace.

Six bedrooms include a guest suite with en suite bathroom just off the family room. The luxurious master bedroom suite is at the end of the opposite wing. It features an exposed beam ceiling, marble surround fireplace, and sliding glass door access to the backyard.

A sliding glass barn door opens to reveal a remodeled master bath with skylights, radiant heated floors and hot coal steam sauna, a Victoria and Albert freestanding bathtub, his-and-hers vanities with marble counters, his-and-hers glass-enclosed tiled showers and two walk-in closets.

Four additional bedrooms also include access to the front or back gardens. Two bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

Additional improvements include a new roof with insulation and fascia boards, Borg Fencing, low E skylights, newer drainage systems, multiple tankless water heaters, two new HVAC units, and security lighting. Outdoor pool equipment was also upgraded including drainage, plumbing and filtration.

The west side Danville location is within walking distance to the downtown, and the popular Iron Horse walking and jogging trail. Walk to San Ramon Valley High School and Montair Elementary and enjoy easy access to Highway 680, Walnut Creek BART and commute routes to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Price: $3,388,800 Where: 251 Montair Drive, Danville
Listing agent: J. Rockcliff Realtors Jou Jou Chawla 510-406-4836 JouJouC@aol.comjoujouchawla.com

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Published at Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:37:35 +0000