Watch the sun rise on your future with this newly updated four-bedroom Vintage Hills ranch-style home with a spectacularly versatile backyard and completely renovated quartz-lined kitchen, all in one of Pleasanton’s most sought-after locations. Stroll to the Farmers’ Market, savor the newest offerings at a trendy restaurant in historic downtown, or get the kids to class promptly without the hassle of the drop-off queue: this neighborhood is walking distance to almost everything yet extraordinarily peaceful. This signature residence’s interior design is at once subtle yet thoughtful, elegant yet family-friendly. However, this is no study in opposites: themes of light and space punctuated by careful detailing play counterpoint to the property’s unforgettable setting, forming underlying motifs that tie everything together.
The horizon is bright when you wake up each morning to hushed surroundings and a sense of safety and security in a prized community near schools, parks and shopping. Just beyond, the Tri-Valley’s renowned scenery and award-winning wineries are a call to adventure. Students of all ages benefit from top-rated Pleasanton public schools, with K-12 schools all located within a convenient 2.5-mile radius. On leisurely days, if you can tear yourself away from the backyard spa, you might meander a few blocks to the park or enjoy mimosas over brunch in historic downtown Pleasanton. Easy access to highways and public transportation to the major cities is one of the many attractive highlights of life in Vintage Hills; you’ll arrive at work before you even finish the sports section (or your podcast—we endorse safe driving!).
Like the dawn of a new day, this stellar home displays its immense possibility before you ever set foot inside. First, feast your eyes upon the creative (and water conscious) landscaping of the front yard with its fairytale cottage stone steps, stately front columns and warm invitation to step inside. Once you’ve arrived, tiled floors in the entryway wink a fond greeting, calling you to explore further.
Featuring a sprawling single-story floor plan, this generous 1,766 square foot residence feels larger than life. Every space segues seamlessly into the next, offering each family member space to express their individuality while remaining connected to the others. The seller’s just-completed extensive renovations are evident throughout—newness abounds in new baseboards, fresh interior paint, raised panel doors with shining lever handles and plush new carpeting.
Descend the single gentle step into the timeless living room and discover a dignified yet bright entertainment suite crafted to embrace distinguished guests and family alike. Windows extend nearly the length of one long wall, including sliding glass doors to the backyard flanked by twin picture windows, both custom outfitted with cheerful Plantation shutters. Premium Koa laminate floors gleam with a handsome, warm finish, providing a worthy counterpart to the firelight from the wood-burning fireplace with its clean, traditional lines, wooden mantel and tile façade. The formal dining room seats six comfortably under the understated yet striking pendant lighting and the neighboring kitchen makes gourmet multi-course meals a breeze. Classic crown molding extends around this entire living space, lending sophisticated overtones.
Greet each day with breakfast in the inviting yet casual nook that connects the kitchen with the convivial family room, underneath the cheery lighting fixture that supplements natural light from the side-facing window. Use the long kitchen peninsula as a handy pass-through or pull up some stools and set it up coffee bar style. At day’s end, sink your toes into the plush carpeting and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail. Here you can unwind and relax, or pay your bills, smiling as you recognize the savings you’ll reap on electricity costs with this home’s energy-efficient dual pane windows and solar panels.
Like preparations for a sumptuous dinner party, effective home remodeling begins in the kitchen, and this completely reimagined oasis is a stellar example. No expense has been spared in preparing this kitchen for its new owners: countertops have been swathed in luxe quartz, cabinets repainted with sparkling new pulls, and premium stainless steel appliances added. These updates, alongside the kitchen’s existing first-rate design, create a truly special atmosphere, one where you can almost smell love simmering in a pot on the stainless steel range. And the simplest culinary tasks become a joy when you let your gaze trail outside as you rinse dishes in the new stainless steel sink, find more storage than you’ve dreamt of in a full-sized pantry, or wipe up spills easily from durable linoleum floors. Recessed can lighting shines down on it all like a benevolent star, illuminating the way to inspired meals and gourmet discovery.
When you’re craving the sound of silence, head to the fabulous multi-featured backyard where you are guaranteed absolute solitude and privacy (at least until your kids’ Xbox tournament ends). Given Pleasanton’s enviably temperate climate, you’re sure to spend plenty of time outdoors, whether dining al fresco, watching the stars appear one by one, or basking in the sun like a satisfied iguana. There are few boundaries to the possibilities afforded by this magical yard. Swim laps, splash with kids, or play Marco Polo in the huge free-form pool. Looking for something more low-key? Slip into the adjoining spa and allow the jets to massage the cares of the day away, perhaps adding a glass of bubbly to the equation. If you’re a social creature, throw the pool party of the century, inviting guests to sunbathe on the wooden spa deck or partake in a BBQ competition on the wide patio while children frolic nearby on the cushiony patch of lawn that ensures falls won’t result in tears. When night descends, teach astronomy firsthand from your very own observation deck atop the terraced and landscaped hillside, where fruit trees bloom alongside stone stairs that climb to the lofty perch at the top. Store garden tools and toys in the gated side yards, or head to the attached two-car garage for all the room you’ll need for projects and hobbies.
Integrating this playground for all ages with the home’s sun-splashed interior, sliding doors lead back inside from the yard directly to the luxurious master suite, making an outdoor morning sun salutation before kids are afoot a real possibility. The softly carpeted sanctuary of the master bedroom is a secret yet spacious lair, introduced by regal double doors and featuring a dream closet with organizers, drawers, and shelving hidden behind attractive louvered doors. In its bed-and-breakfast-charming companion bathroom, a frosted glass and tile shower pairs with a smooth-top vanity with newly painted cabinets, expanses of mirror and counter space underneath a fascinating geometrical lighting fixture.
When it’s time to awake your little sunshines, follow the carpeted hall with its trio of rain glass windows that allow cheerful brightness from the interior courtyard. In each of the three remaining roomy and newly painted bedrooms, mirrored closets refract the natural light from large windows, creating the illusion of endless space. The scraped and textured ceilings found throughout the home are acoustically friendly, keeping even your teen’s stereo volume within environmentally friendly limits. Any of these well-equipped rooms could easily double as a home office, gym, studio, or playroom, depending on your family’s unique needs. And if what you need right now is a bubble bath, head to the guest bath, where you’ll find a tempting glass-enclosed shower/tub combination awaiting your bliss. Tile floors and custom cabinets with stainless steel fixtures evoke a spa experience, without the distinctively unrelaxing price tag.
Set your goals and aim every morning to open your eyes, breathe deeply, and marvel at your good fortune. Not every family is lucky enough to live in a home that is not only exceptionally livable, but memorable. Contact Jim Lavey today at (925) 846-3755 for an introduction to this magnificent property that is just waiting to be the light of your life and the apple of your eye.