Ge Monogram

09 Jun 19
Jamie Steele - Blog

  Hello, everyone! How great is it to start a brand new week?! Today is here to be taken! Let’s start it by getting inspired by yet another gorgeous home on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series. Andrea, from @lifeoncedarlane (someone you should be following if you’re on Instagram), and I have waited for months […]

09 Jun 19
Jeremy Welch - Blog

  Hello, everyone! How great is it to start a brand new week?! Today is here to be taken! Let’s start it by getting inspired by yet another gorgeous home on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series. Andrea, from @lifeoncedarlane (someone you should be following if you’re on Instagram), and I have waited for months […]

09 Jun 19
Samuel Marcus - Blog

  Hello, everyone! How great is it to start a brand new week?! Today is here to be taken! Let’s start it by getting inspired by yet another gorgeous home on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series. Andrea, from @lifeoncedarlane (someone you should be following if you’re on Instagram), and I have waited for months […]

03 Jun 19
BLOGCEA

Summer is almost here, and there are discounts in the air! Check out these highlighted June deals and discounts from NEA Member Benefits! NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for June 2019 Celebrate grads, Dads, weddings and more! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each […]

05 Jun 19
The Mercury News
The rhythmic sound of water cascading from the wall fountain in the front courtyard of this Los Gatos home immediately creates a relaxed and comforting ambience. The Mediterranean-style home was completely renovated on a large corner lot in 2006 and sits in a picturesque neighborhood. The single-level home at 16337 Shady View Lane showcases a warm and inviting interior with beautiful architectural details, millwork, Old World textured walls, travertine tile and cherry wood floors, and high ceilings. This single-level Mediterranean-style home comes with a front courtyard with fountain, tall ceilings and lovely architectural details. Almost 2,900 square feet of living space features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, and a fabulous great room with a beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen open to a spacious family room and casual dining nook. Across the street from Blossom Hill Park (including tennis courts) and an elementary school, its prime location is less than a mile to shopping and many dining options near Whole Foods and Lunardi’s markets and about 2 miles from the charming Los Gatos downtown filled with boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. More top-rated Los Gatos schools nearby include Fisher Middle School and Los Gatos High School. Enjoy the easy access to the popular Vasona Lake County Park and the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Hop on nearby Highway 17 for commute routes into the rest of Silicon Valley and San Francisco with less than a 13-mile drive to San Jose International Airport. The living room features a beautiful fireplace, gleaming floors and outdoor access. Glass tile accents enhance the travertine tile flooring that begins in the entry. Columns define the formal rooms that also feature cherry wood floors. A formal dining room has an elegant coffered ceiling with custom lighting, medallion molding and front-facing window with courtyard view. A trio of arches and columns defines the living room that also has a coffered ceiling and gas fireplace with a marble surround. Two single French doors open to the garden and backyard access. Custom lighting, a six-burner cooktop and a grand granite-topped island make the kitchen functional and fabulous. Granite counters with a decorative tumbled stone tile backsplash wrap around the gourmet kitchen and complement the custom cherry cabinetry with brushed nickel pulls, custom lighting and upper glass-faced cabinets. A granite-topped island/breakfast bar with a prep sink is illuminated with a pair of stylish pendants and natural light pours in through a garden window over the double stainless sink. Beautiful and functional, the kitchen features stainless appliances including a GE Monogram six-burner cooktop with Zephyr hood, and KitchenAid dishwasher, built-in microwave and oven, refrigerator, and wine refrigerator. The outdoor space delivers privacy, a fire pit and plenty of grass for play or pets. The adjacent family room is a spacious room with a vaulted ceiling, built-in window seat and garden views. Enjoy a casual meal in the dining nook that also features a coffered ceiling. Slide open the two glass doors and retreat to the inviting patio and gardens. Gather around the gas fire pit on the built-in bench or relax and dine on the spacious covered and open patios. There are lush garden beds and lawns, a trio of towering redwoods that offer privacy. The front corner garden is additional outdoor space ideal for play on the sprawling and fenced lawn under the canopy of a mature shade tree. The private bedroom wing features the luxurious master suite that features a vaulted ceiling, stone-faced fireplace, front-facing windows and a walk-through closet with custom cabinetry. The master bathroom has a dual-sink vanity, jetted tub and frameless glass-enclosed shower with dual showerheads. A single French door opens to the front courtyard patio. One bedroom has a built-in window seat, garden view, and en suite bathroom with a furniture style vanity and tub/shower combination. An additional bedroom has sliding mirrored closet doors and is near a full bathroom. The fourth bedroom can also be a convenient office located just off the entry and behind leaded glass French doors. A wall of oak cabinetry stained with a rich cherry finish fills an entire wall opposite a front-facing window. Additional features include a two-car finished garage with an epoxy floor and storage, paver driveway and front walkway, security alarm, dual pane Milgard windows, Silhouette shades, additional closet space, and laundry nook. Price: $2,695,000 Where: 16337 Shady View Lane, Los Gatos Website: www.16337ShadyView.com Listing agent: Compass, Aimee Smith, 408-981-8167, aimee.smith@compass.com
05 Jun 19
East Bay Times
The rhythmic sound of water cascading from the wall fountain in the front courtyard of this Los Gatos home immediately creates a relaxed and comforting ambience. The Mediterranean-style home was completely renovated on a large corner lot in 2006 and sits in a picturesque neighborhood. The single-level home at 16337 Shady View Lane showcases a warm and inviting interior with beautiful architectural details, millwork, Old World textured walls, travertine tile and cherry wood floors, and high ceilings. This single-level Mediterranean-style home comes with a front courtyard with fountain, tall ceilings and lovely architectural details. Almost 2,900 square feet of living space features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, and a fabulous great room with a beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen open to a spacious family room and casual dining nook. Across the street from Blossom Hill Park (including tennis courts) and an elementary school, its prime location is less than a mile to shopping and many dining options near Whole Foods and Lunardi’s markets and about 2 miles from the charming Los Gatos downtown filled with boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. More top-rated Los Gatos schools nearby include Fisher Middle School and Los Gatos High School. Enjoy the easy access to the popular Vasona Lake County Park and the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Hop on nearby Highway 17 for commute routes into the rest of Silicon Valley and San Francisco with less than a 13-mile drive to San Jose International Airport. The living room features a beautiful fireplace, gleaming floors and outdoor access. Glass tile accents enhance the travertine tile flooring that begins in the entry. Columns define the formal rooms that also feature cherry wood floors. A formal dining room has an elegant coffered ceiling with custom lighting, medallion molding and front-facing window with courtyard view. A trio of arches and columns defines the living room that also has a coffered ceiling and gas fireplace with a marble surround. Two single French doors open to the garden and backyard access. Custom lighting, a six-burner cooktop and a grand granite-topped island make the kitchen functional and fabulous. Granite counters with a decorative tumbled stone tile backsplash wrap around the gourmet kitchen and complement the custom cherry cabinetry with brushed nickel pulls, custom lighting and upper glass-faced cabinets. A granite-topped island/breakfast bar with a prep sink is illuminated with a pair of stylish pendants and natural light pours in through a garden window over the double stainless sink. Beautiful and functional, the kitchen features stainless appliances including a GE Monogram six-burner cooktop with Zephyr hood, and KitchenAid dishwasher, built-in microwave and oven, refrigerator, and wine refrigerator. The outdoor space delivers privacy, a fire pit and plenty of grass for play or pets. The adjacent family room is a spacious room with a vaulted ceiling, built-in window seat and garden views. Enjoy a casual meal in the dining nook that also features a coffered ceiling. Slide open the two glass doors and retreat to the inviting patio and gardens. Gather around the gas fire pit on the built-in bench or relax and dine on the spacious covered and open patios. There are lush garden beds and lawns, a trio of towering redwoods that offer privacy. The front corner garden is additional outdoor space ideal for play on the sprawling and fenced lawn under the canopy of a mature shade tree. The private bedroom wing features the luxurious master suite that features a vaulted ceiling, stone-faced fireplace, front-facing windows and a walk-through closet with custom cabinetry. The master bathroom has a dual-sink vanity, jetted tub and frameless glass-enclosed shower with dual showerheads. A single French door opens to the front courtyard patio. One bedroom has a built-in window seat, garden view, and en suite bathroom with a furniture style vanity and tub/shower combination. An additional bedroom has sliding mirrored closet doors and is near a full bathroom. The fourth bedroom can also be a convenient office located just off the entry and behind leaded glass French doors. A wall of oak cabinetry stained with a rich cherry finish fills an entire wall opposite a front-facing window. Additional features include a two-car finished garage with an epoxy floor and storage, paver driveway and front walkway, security alarm, dual pane Milgard windows, Silhouette shades, additional closet space, and laundry nook. Price: $2,695,000Where: 16337 Shady View Lane, Los GatosWebsite: www.16337ShadyView.comListing agent: Compass, Aimee Smith, 408-981-8167, aimee.smith@compass.com
24 May 19

When I was a kid, this was my Sweet Suite: It was an appliance (note the tie in) that you could put a Tootsie Roll in, press down, and make an edible whistle.  It was an amazing product that, in retrospect, I can imagine added indelibly to my waist line, and my mother’s level of aggravation.  I […]

22 May 19
The Mercury News
Luxurious homes along Blackhawk Road in Danville grace both the gated and open neighborhoods with exceptional-looking and fine-crafted designs. When you arrive at Wood Creek, one particular home takes high-end luxury a step further, a step outside to an amazing backyard also brimming with amenities and possibilities. This high-end six-bedroom home delivers a backyard of creative and delightful amenities. Welcome to 1305 Still Creek Place located along a quiet cul-de-sac of stately homes that are embraced with mature landscaping and towering trees. Updated finishes and a meticulously maintained open concept floor plan on the almost half acre level property create a stunning turnkey property. The more than 3,900 square feet of living space drenched in natural light is on two levels with six bedrooms including a main-level guest room/office, three full bathrooms, expansive formal rooms and an over-the-top gourmet eat-in kitchen that is open to the enormous family room. Come for the surrounding tranquility and stay for its convenient proximity to top-rated schools, downtown, freeway access, the Blackhawk Plaza and Country Club, walking trails, and Mount Diablo State Park. As the temperature cools, cozy up by the stacked stone fireplace. Friends and family will delight in gathering in this amazing backyard that offers multiple venues for a variety of activities. Relax on the slate tile patio by the stacked stone fireplace with a raised hearth, or grill up a feast at the built-in barbecue designed with a granite counter under the vine-covered arbor. The built-in barbecue under a vine-covered arbor is just the right spot to dine and chat the night away. Play at the in-ground trampoline or sports court, relax in the hot tub, or practice your putts and long shots at the putting green complete with a sand trap and net. Pathways meander throughout the lush gardens filled with colorful foliage, a dry creek bed, mature shade trees, redwoods and a variety of fruit trees. Enjoy as is or customize with a pool, or a detached guest cottage. Whitewashed red oak floors flow throughout this home that also features decorative crown molding, Milgard dual-pane windows, a Pella sliding glass door and high ceilings. Spacious formal living and dining rooms flank the elegant foyer and each showcase a front-facing window seat. Flexible space in the large casual dining area includes a built-in workstation and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry ideal for backpacks, shoes, and sporting equipment. The generous-size family room features a high ceiling and oversize windows including a sliding glass door to the backyard. Anchored by built-in cabinetry, the family room also features a dual-sided gas fireplace that it shares with the outdoor patio. The gourmet kitchen is filled with an abundance of updated amenities and includes a charming stone fireplace. Two-tone cherry wood cabinetry including upper glass front-paneled cabinets and an appliance garage wraps around the kitchen. There is an apron sink, walk-in pantry, and an oversize island/breakfast bar with a hammered copper sink. The kitchen stands out with two-tone cherry wood cabinets, an oversize island and a stone fireplace. Granite slab counters are complimented by a beveled diamond patterned tile backsplash. Stainless appliances include a GE Monogram range with six-burners, griddle, and dual ovens, and custom tile backsplash, Miele dishwasher, dual Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a GE microwave. Six bedrooms include a main-level bedroom/office space with built-in cabinetry and backyard garden view. The adjacent full bathroom features convenient access to the backyard. The sumptuous master bedroom retreat on the upper level is complete with a vaulted ceiling, chair rail molding, plush carpeting and walk-in closet. A stylish bathroom includes a radiant-heated travertine tile floor, built-in dresser, dual vanities with granite tops and rubbed bronze fixtures, makeup vanity, and oversize steam shower including multiple showerheads and body jets. Four additional bedrooms feature sliding mirrored close doors, closet organizers, crown molding and wood blinds. A full bathroom features a dual-sink vanity area with a coffered ceiling separate from the tub and shower combination. Additional features include a three-car garage with an electric car charger, work bench and storage cabinets, surround sound in the family room and kitchen, Ring doorbell, owned solar panels, and water well on the property. A gated side yard is ideal for RV or boat parking. There is also new fencing, LED lighting and fresh interior paint. Close to top-rated San Ramon Valley Unified School District schools including Green Valley Elementary, Los Cerros Middle and Monte Vista High School. Price: $1,998,000 Where: 1305 Still Creek Place, Danville Website: http://www.frazzanoteam.com/ Listing Agents: J. Rockcliff Realtors, The Frazzano Team, Alex Tse, 925-7881432, Alex@FrazzanoTeam.com; Joe Frazzano, 925-8900285, Joe@FrazzanoTeam.com.
22 May 19
East Bay Times
Luxurious homes along Blackhawk Road in Danville grace both the gated and open neighborhoods with exceptional-looking and fine-crafted designs. When you arrive at Wood Creek, one particular home takes high-end luxury a step further, a step outside to an amazing backyard also brimming with amenities and possibilities. This high-end six-bedroom home delivers a backyard of creative and delightful amenities. Welcome to 1305 Still Creek Place located along a quiet cul-de-sac of stately homes that are embraced with mature landscaping and towering trees. Updated finishes and a meticulously maintained open concept floor plan on the almost half acre level property create a stunning turnkey property. The more than 3,900 square feet of living space drenched in natural light is on two levels with six bedrooms including a main-level guest room/office, three full bathrooms, expansive formal rooms and an over-the-top gourmet eat-in kitchen that is open to the enormous family room. Come for the surrounding tranquility and stay for its convenient proximity to top-rated schools, downtown, freeway access, the Blackhawk Plaza and Country Club, walking trails, and Mount Diablo State Park. As the temperature cools, cozy up by the stacked stone fireplace. Friends and family will delight in gathering in this amazing backyard that offers multiple venues for a variety of activities. Relax on the slate tile patio by the stacked stone fireplace with a raised hearth, or grill up a feast at the built-in barbecue designed with a granite counter under the vine-covered arbor. The built-in barbecue under a vine-covered arbor is just the right spot to dine and chat the night away. Play at the in-ground trampoline or sports court, relax in the hot tub, or practice your putts and long shots at the putting green complete with a sand trap and net. Pathways meander throughout the lush gardens filled with colorful foliage, a dry creek bed, mature shade trees, redwoods and a variety of fruit trees. Enjoy as is or customize with a pool, or a detached guest cottage. Whitewashed red oak floors flow throughout this home that also features decorative crown molding, Milgard dual-pane windows, a Pella sliding glass door and high ceilings. Spacious formal living and dining rooms flank the elegant foyer and each showcase a front-facing window seat. Flexible space in the large casual dining area includes a built-in workstation and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry ideal for backpacks, shoes, and sporting equipment. The generous-size family room features a high ceiling and oversize windows including a sliding glass door to the backyard. Anchored by built-in cabinetry, the family room also features a dual-sided gas fireplace that it shares with the outdoor patio. The gourmet kitchen is filled with an abundance of updated amenities and includes a charming stone fireplace. Two-tone cherry wood cabinetry including upper glass front-paneled cabinets and an appliance garage wraps around the kitchen. There is an apron sink, walk-in pantry, and an oversize island/breakfast bar with a hammered copper sink. The kitchen stands out with two-tone cherry wood cabinets, an oversize island and a stone fireplace. Granite slab counters are complimented by a beveled diamond patterned tile backsplash. Stainless appliances include a GE Monogram range with six-burners, griddle, and dual ovens, and custom tile backsplash, Miele dishwasher, dual Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a GE microwave. Six bedrooms include a main-level bedroom/office space with built-in cabinetry and backyard garden view. The adjacent full bathroom features convenient access to the backyard. The sumptuous master bedroom retreat on the upper level is complete with a vaulted ceiling, chair rail molding, plush carpeting and walk-in closet. A stylish bathroom includes a radiant-heated travertine tile floor, built-in dresser, dual vanities with granite tops and rubbed bronze fixtures, makeup vanity, and oversize steam shower including multiple showerheads and body jets. Four additional bedrooms feature sliding mirrored close doors, closet organizers, crown molding and wood blinds. A full bathroom features a dual-sink vanity area with a coffered ceiling separate from the tub and shower combination. Additional features include a three-car garage with an electric car charger, work bench and storage cabinets, surround sound in the family room and kitchen, Ring doorbell, owned solar panels, and water well on the property. A gated side yard is ideal for RV or boat parking. There is also new fencing, LED lighting and fresh interior paint. Close to top-rated San Ramon Valley Unified School District schools including Green Valley Elementary, Los Cerros Middle and Monte Vista High School. Price: $1,998,000Where: 1305 Still Creek Place, DanvilleWebsite: http://www.frazzanoteam.com/Listing Agents: J. Rockcliff Realtors, The Frazzano Team, Alex Tse, 925-7881432, Alex@FrazzanoTeam.com; Joe Frazzano, 925-8900285, Joe@FrazzanoTeam.com.
16 May 19
BLOGCEA

Summer is almost here—don’t forget to check out the savings available to CEA and NEA members before you head on vacation or make your next big purchase! NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for May 2019 NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check […]