A meticulous attention to detail in the design and construction created a spectacular hillside estate that sprawls atop a 14.25-acre lot offering panoramic views of Mt. Diablo.
About 7,478 square feet of living space wraps around a lavish indoor pool and spa with a two-story waterfall that rivals any luxury resort while the grounds provide an ideal horse property with room to roam.
Designed by architect Jan Hamby of Danville, the home at 1401 Dutch Mill Drive in Danville took more than a year to build in 1986. A $450,000 recently completed, floor-to-ceiling remodel included a 50-year stone-coated, steel roof; tri-color paver driveway, custom wrought-iron balustrades and railing, stone tile flooring, new kitchen appliances, updated bathrooms, exterior and interior paint, custom lighting, epoxy garage flooring and refreshed landscape.
A multitude of large windows invite an abundance of natural light including two-story windows in the expansive foyer overlooking the pool and a stunning front door with leaded glass inset, side panels and arched transom.
At the center of the home is an enclosed four-season, solar-heated swimming pool and spa with a soaring, two-story ceiling, five 8-foot sliding glass doors along its backside and a waterfall cascading down boulders. Additionally there is a stone two-sided fireplace, built in barbecue, and lots of room to entertain poolside amidst lush, tropical foliage.
There are five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms in the main part of the house including one poolside. The attached guest/in-law quarters has two bedrooms and one full bathroom in addition to a living room, dining area, full kitchen and private covered deck with views of distant hillsides.
In addition to the formal living and dining rooms that showcase stamped steel ceilings and decorative millwork, there is a separate paneled game room with boxed beam ceiling and adjacent media room that opens to the pool area and shares a two-sided fireplace with the pool area, and an additional private office space that overlooks the pool from upstairs.
Expansive decks span the back of the home and provide perfect vistas of Mt. Diablo and rolling hillsides. A private covered deck is off the guest quarters.
The massive gourmet kitchen is well appointed with GE Profile appliances, stunning granite counters and island, decorative tray ceiling, breakfast bar with pendant lighting and custom cabinetry. The kitchen flows into the adjacent casual dining and spacious family room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, exposed beam ceiling and fully equipped bar with stunning wood and stone detailing, views and pass through to the pool area.
The bedrooms are upstairs and include the master bedroom suite with a coffered ceiling, private covered deck with breathtaking views, dual facing fireplace with raised hearth, sitting room, wet bar and luxurious master bath with sunken jetted tub and tossed marble surround, double sink vanity and walk-in closets.
Two secondary bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and window seats with views. Two additional bedrooms have access to a balcony along the back of the home with views of the hillside property and horse arena.
The property is only one of four estates along the private, gated road. Its circular paver driveway provides plenty of off-street parking around a decorative fountain and pond.
Room for horses, vineyard, sports or tennis court, horse arena and more all with tranquil privacy, yet only five minutes to downtown shopping and dining.
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What: Expansive estate in gated enclave of four custom homes with panoramic views and horse property.
Size: Approximately 7,478 square feet in addition to a pool room and garage for a total of 10,002 square feet of living space under one roof on approximately 14.25 acres.
Bedrooms: Five in main house, two in guest/in-law quarters
Bathrooms: Five full and one powder room in main house and one full bathroom in guest/in-law quarters.
Features: Barn, numerous mature oak trees, seven-car tandem garage with built-in storage, four stone detailed fireplaces, built-in, art niches with custom lighting. horse arena area or ATV area, private trails, indoor pool and spa and waterfall, custom wrought iron work, detailed millwork, huge gourmet kitchen, room for expansion, two gates, private decks, custom ceilings, beautiful finishes.
Information believed accurate but not verified.