|Two-story home in the Old Almaden Winery’s Tresor neighborhood with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1756+/- sf of living space. Spectacular Merbau hardwood floors throughout living area. Soaring ceilings. Immaculate kitchen with plenty of cabinets. Newer light fixtures. Dual pane windows. Backyard with patio. Guadalupe Elementary with API of 930. Dartmouth Middle with API of 900.
- Three bedrooms / Two and one-half baths. 1756+/-sf.
- Step into this superb home and immediately notice the bright and open floor plan as well as the eye-catching Merbau hardwood floor which is very durable and termite-resistant.
- Living room / dining room combination:
- Living room has a soaring angled ceiling, plus a multitude of windows for plenty of natural light.
- Dining area has contemporary light fixture and large window that provides natural light. Great for dinner parties.
- Merbau hardwood floors continue into the Great Room consisting of Kitchen, Dining Area and Family Room:
- Kitchen has tile counters, plenty of beautiful maple cabinets, recessed lights and a large window overlooking the courtyard. Appliances include a new Kenmore 4-burner gas cook top, Whirlpool dishwasher, microwave and self-cleaning oven.
- Contemporary light fixture illuminates the adjacent breakfast area and a slider provides access to the back yard.
- Family room has an alcove to house television and/or electronic equipment and a cozy fireplace.
- Bi-fold doors conceal the laundry area which has room for a full sized washer and dryer plus built-in overhead cabinets for extra storage.
- Transcend the staircase which is illuminated by recessed lights. Landing area has a built-in cabinet.
- Spacious master bedroom suite has plenty of windows for natural light. Adjacent master bath has beautiful marble floor, dual sinks, tile counter, maple cabinets, a deep soaking tub, separate shower stall and a walk-in closet.
- Two additional bedrooms upstairs share a Jack and Jill bathroom.
- Amenities: Dual pane windows, central air conditioning, security alarm system plus much more.
- Two-car garage with an automatic opener plus built-in cabinets and overhead ceiling mounted racks for storage.
- Very quiet and serene backyard has aggregate patio. Sprinkler system keeps grass area and landscaping lush and green.
- HOA is $83/month
- Community structures include an administrative building which is also used as a community center and the original 1850’s winery building – one of the first adobe buildings in the area.
- Landscape features of this 5.26 acre site contains a mid section green belt which has mature vegetation, an extensive rose garden and two play grounds. There are also two lacy iron gazebos that overlook the Almaden’s Louis Benoist Gardens designed by Thomas Church.
- Close to parks, trails, shops, restaurants, schools and library.
- Top Schools: Guadalupe Elementary (API 930), Dartmouth Middle School (API 900) and FREE ZONE 2: Branham or Leigh High School.
On Almaden Winery
The Almaden Winery site is a designated California National Landmark and is the second oldest winery in the state of California. In the 1850’s, Charles LeFranc began cultivating vines on the site and importing varietals vines from France to begin the commercial wine industry in the Santa Clara Valley. The wines he produced included Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Semillon, and others. For his contributions, Charles LeFranc is considered the “Father of Commercial Wine Making in the Santa Clara Valley”. LeFranc employed a young immigrant from France, the Burgundy-born Paul Masson, who, in 1888, married LeFranc’s daughter. Lefranc and Masson became partners and, for a time, marketed their wine under the name Lefranc & Masson. Later, Masson started his own winery.
The Almaden Gardens incorporates many of the elements of the original Almaden Louis Benoist Gardens, designed by Thomas Church. This includes the original adobe wine cellar used by Le Franc, two lacy iron gazebos, mature oaks, olive trees and grape vines. Hedges from the Thomas Church design of the original Almaden Louis Beoist Gardens are an integral part of the park.
The park was designed to reflect “the needs of the neighborhood, the historic character of the winery, and the spirit of Thomas Church”. As stated in the plan document, “It has a foundation laid by a time and lifestyle of another era, a time that is remembered in the beauty and elegant simplicity of gardens serving the Le Franc family.”