More than 3 acres of land in Danville’s exclusive El Pintado Loop is the canvas for this amazing European-inspired villa.
The more than 4,500-square-foot home sits at the end of a private drive at the top of the hill. Its design maximizes the unobstructed Mount Diablo views to the east and Las Trampas ridgeline views to the west and offers a vineyard in addition to potential horse property.
Numerous heritage oak trees grace the property, including one whose canopy provides a shady al fresco dining area in the front paver courtyard at 866 El Pintado Loop.
Rich warm colors reminiscent of the lush and sun-kissed French and Mediterranean countryside fill this two-level home that was designed with dramatic arches, 9- to 14-foot ceilings, and elegant and comfortable, livable space that connects to the outdoor venues through multiple French doors. Decorative ironwork inspired by a century-old scroll pattern is featured on multiple balconies. French-stained Saltillo tiles and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors flow throughout the mostly single-level living space. There are four bedrooms, five bathrooms, eat-in chef’s kitchen, sitting room, family room, formal living and dining rooms, and bonus room.
Eight-foot solid mahogany doors, hand-selected marble, Old World textured walls, and French antique accents set this home apart from others you may visit.
About 400 3-year-old grapevines grace a slope on the southeast side and a staircase was recently added to gain access to the lower portion of the property that has a separate entrance from El Alamo. There is a four-car garage and a three-stall barn. There is also room for a riding arena and paddocks.
Also added was an expansive travertine patio with retractable cover that overlooks the swimming pool. Another level of patio wraps around the pool and the built-in outdoor kitchen that features a Lion grill and Big Green Egg.
The massive front door has custom-crafted iron scrollwork set between window panels that open to let in the gentle breezes. The formal living room enjoys front-facing, floor-to-ceiling view windows, tall ceilings and a French antique fireplace mantel. The formal dining room is open and can easily accommodate large parties. An elegant chandelier and matching wall sconces illuminate this elegant room.
Natural light pours into the French country kitchen. The casual dining nook is one of the best seats in the house. Enjoy your morning espresso as the sun rises and reflects off Mount Diablo. The kitchen has granite counters with a marble backsplash, walk-in pantry, Wolf dual-oven range, pot filler, additional oven, microwave and warming drawer, Bosch dishwasher, Sub-Zero ice maker, Dacor refrigerator and a nearby 300-plus-bottle wine closet.
Gather in the spacious family room that is a grand room with a soaring ceiling, and French door access to the outdoor patios and pool. An additional sitting room is a cozy setting with a stunning carved marble fireplace. Two French doors open onto a balcony overlooking the vineyard and hillside.
Four bedrooms on the main floor include two that share a bathroom, and one with an en suite bathroom.
Talk about a grand entrance. The fabulous master suite is tucked behind a pair of about 15-foot tall, 16th century French antique mirrored doors.
The master bedroom starts with a private alcove ideal for a writing desk or reading nook. The bedroom is very spacious and enjoys spectacular front and back views, a walk-in closet, and custom crown molding. Marble slab wainscot adorns the luxurious master bathroom that also has a French door to the patio and pool. There is a dual-sink vanity, large walk-in shower with multiple showerheads and body sprays, and a two-person Jacuzzi bathtub.
Upstairs is an additional bedroom suite with a separate sitting room and en suite bathroom. A bonus room — also upstairs — is a wonderful flexible space to create a private office, playroom, workout room or home theater. Two operable skylights and access to attic storage are located in this room.
El Pintado Loop is known for its beautiful estates and is desirable for its country ambience that also happens to be very conveniently accessible to freeways and commute routes into San Francisco and Silicon Valley, to downtown Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek, BART, top-rated private and San Ramon Valley Unified School District schools, parks, and Mount Diablo State Park.
Vital StatsWhat: Hilltop vineyard estate and horse property in Danville’s exclusive El Pintado LoopSize: Approximately 4,589 square feet on approximately 3.13 acresBedrooms: FiveBathrooms: Four full and one half bathroomFeatures: European character, custom-designed and custom-made ironwork, Saltillo tile floors, surround sound, heritage oak trees, French antique doors, pool with automated cover, outdoor kitchen with grill, Big Green Egg, sink, patio with retractable cover, outdoor shower, marble vanities and showers, mostly single-level living, bonus room with operable skylights, two bedrooms share a bathroom, three with en suite bathrooms, chef’s kitchen, Wolf double oven range, pot filler, additional oven, microwave, warming drawer, Dacor refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Sub-Zero ice maker, casual dining, solar panels for home, laundry with half bathroom, formal rooms, family room, sitting room with fireplace and balcony, 300-plus-bottle wine cellar. 400-vine vineyard, two-car and four-car garages. Horse property, three-stall barn, separate driveway entrance from El Alamo, private drive, hilltop locationPrice: $2,950,000Website: www.866ElPintado.comListing agent: The Agency, Celeste Pacelli, 925-395-1511, Celeste.Pacelli@TheAgencyRE.com, www.CelestePacelli.com
Published at Mon, 08 Apr 2019 18:00:39 +0000