This is a rare opportunity to own two spectacular custom-built homes nestled in a private and gated sanctuary on Danville’s coveted west side at the foot of the Las Trampas Ridge.
The forested sanctuary, wrapped in oak-studded hillsides and more than 2.24 acres, features two custom homes designed by Tim Ward. Classic Old World features blend with a fresh contemporary design that extends to peaceful outdoor spaces including a meditation/yoga terrace under the canopy of majestic oaks.
Located at 483 and 485 Montcrest Place, the ideal multigenerational compound includes the main home, built by Ken Blaise in 1999, which features 3,850 square feet of living space with four bedrooms including an amazing master “in a treehouse feeling” suite with private balcony. The second home, completed in 2015, was built by Erik Lundgren. This two-level home features three bedrooms with an elevator from the two-car garage to all levels.
Both homes feature outstanding outdoor terraces and space for entertaining or quiet reflection in the forested setting.
Travels to Florence, Greece, Mexico and France inspired the palette of colors on the outside stucco walls. The hues are matched with the flagstone on the front steps and loggia, and the stacked-stone terraced garden beds. The rich stonework and thick plaster is juxtaposed with custom-made galvanized sconces, gutters, downspouts, and the functional, yet decorative, roof support brackets.
Inside are hand-troweled Old World plaster walls, and soaring tongue and groove ceilings with exposed beams in just about every room. There are galvanized steel and cable stair banisters and matching door hardware, Brazilian cherry hardwood and travertine flooring.
Antique stained-glass windows add a touch of whimsy in unexpected clerestory or between rooms. Oversize wood-framed and dual-pane windows frame views of the many oak trees and natural terrain while also welcoming an abundance of natural light into the rooms.
The four bedrooms in the main home include the master and master bathroom that also has a vaulted ceiling and clerestory, travertine floors with marble accents, sauna, freestanding bathtub, shower with band of decorative marble tile, and two pedestal sinks. There is an additional private en suite bedroom with a balcony, and two bedrooms on the main level that share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
The living room features custom built-in media cabinetry, and the adjacent dining room also features built-in display cabinetry and windows that offer a glimpse of Mount Diablo through the oak tree branches.
The artistically designed and well-appointed kitchen features a casual dining nook and is filled with maple cabinetry, granite counters, and island with a pair of custom pendant lights, and see-through, glass-paneled display cabinets.
The adjacent family room features a large gas fireplace with raised hearth and French doors that open onto the front loggia and French doors that open onto the back terrace.
The flagstone terraces create spacious outdoor dining venues. They feature galvanized steel and cable railings and are bordered by stacked stone planters filled with lush foliage. An “endless” current pool on another private level offers complete solitude among the oak trees.
A breezeway connects the detached three-car garage.
The second home is filled with natural light and a contemporary design that features a great room with gourmet kitchen and dining area, dual-sided fireplace it shares with the backyard patio, French doors to the back patio, and a sliding glass door to the front view terrace.
On the main level is the master bedroom, powder room, and study/nursery or additional bedroom. Upstairs is a spacious flexible loft area ideal for playroom or family room, two bedrooms, and full bathroom with radiant-heated floors.
The home also features hardwood and travertine flooring, ceiling fans, and skylights. The elevator serves the two-car garage and both floors.
The secluded and tranquil setting is also very conveniently close to downtown Danville, the popular Iron Horse Trail, and access to Interstate 680, Walnut Creek BART and the top-rated schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
Vital StatsWhat: Gated west-side compound with two custom-designed homes in forested sanctuarySize: Approximately 5,700 square feet (3,850 square feet and 1,850 square feet) on approximately 2.24 acresBedrooms: Eight (four in main home; four in second home)Bathrooms: Five-and-a-half (three in main home; two-and-a-half in second home)Features in main home: Hand-troweled plaster walls, tongue and groove and exposed beam ceilings, gourmet kitchen, antique stained glass windows, galvanized steel and cable stair banisters, travertine and Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring, master “treehouse” bedroom with private balcony, sauna, custom built-ins, skylights, security alarm, flagstone terraces, endless current pool, detached three-car garage, 75-gallon water heaterFeatures in second home: Elevator, storage/wine room, main-level master, loft/bonus room, gourmet kitchen, dual-sided fireplace, front terrace, additional nursery/study on main floor, full bathroom with heated floors, hot tub on backyard patio, hillside views, outdoor meditation/yoga retreatPrice: $4,239,800Listing agent: J. Rockcliff Realtors, Jou Jou Chawla, 925-648-5423, 510-406-4836, JouJouC@aol.com
Published at Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:05:41 +0000