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Jim Lavey
Phone: 925.846.3755
Office: 925.846.3755
License #: DRE #00452168
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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Interior Size: 1813 sq. ft.
Property Description

Didn’t win the lottery jackpot last month? You have another chance with this champion of a home, nestled on a prime 10,056 square foot stretch of property in Pleasanton’s premier Stoneridge neighborhood. Your aspirations and dreams will take flight within the dignified walls of this 3 bedroom, single-story beauty, which features recently remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, a sprawling showpiece backyard, and updates galore.

Cash in with this perfect location, in the shadow of Pleasanton Ridge, with panoramic views of the foothills, yet near enough everything that the smallest kindergartner can get there on foot. Commuters will rejoice in close proximity to interstate corridors and BART, while students can walk easily to nationally acclaimed Lydiksen Elementary School. Languid weekends can include trips to beautiful Muirwood or Moller Park, both within blocks, strolling through the streets of downtown with their retro charm, or meandering by bike through the vineyards of Tri-Valley Wine Country.

First impressions are important, and this home makes a grand entrance with its hushed court location and extra-wide driveway which leads to the double front gates that sequester the paved side patio, plenty roomy to park even the largest boat or RV. The drought-resistant front yard, displaying river rocks interspersed with hardy perennials, softens the profile and ushers guests to the front door with its crescent cut-glass insert. Just on the other side lies the gateway to this magnificent home, the welcoming entryway with its sun-splashed new tile floor.

With its many comprehensive updates, this home is in prime move-in condition, eliminating any need for you to buy scratch-off tickets hoping to win big money to invest in upgrades. One stellar addition is rooftop solar panels that will minimize your energy costs, as will the dual pane windows. The interior walls have been freshly painted, and new baseboards and raised panel doors installed. The ceilings throughout are textured for acoustic and aesthetic appeal.  All of this conspires to create a bright, clean-lined canvas just waiting for the next owners to add their personal stamp.

Invite friends and family to celebrate your good fortune in the main living spaces: a formal living room, separate dining room, and restful family room. The step-down living room centers around two large windows which offer a vista of the quiet street and hills just beyond. When cocktails and hors d’oeuvres aren’t enough, invite up to eight guests to join you in the huge dining room, also with a front-facing window and overhead lighting. After a large meal, the cozy new carpeting and firelight flickering on the brick hearth may lure you into the family room. Kids, with their boundless energy, can access the backyard through the sliding glass doors while you enjoy an aperitif and the warmth from the wood-burning fireplace.

When your lucky number is up, making it your turn to prepare meals and clean dishes, you’ll keep a spring in your step owing to this beautiful kitchen, completely overhauled in 2012. This glowing room deserves its stature as the heart of the home, with rosy quartz countertops which perfectly complement the delicate hue of abundant white oak cabinets, their stainless steel pulls glinting in light from the recessed can fixtures. If you’re a culinary packrat, this is your Mecca with not one, but count ‘em, two full-height pantries. And premium appliances, including a Maytag smooth-top range and built-in microwave and a KitchenAid dishwasher, prevent kitchen tasks from seeming like chores. Twelve-inch tile floors extend beyond the well-planned work area into the spacious kitchen nook, large enough for a full-sized dining table, an ideal location for after-school cookies and homework. And while rinsing pots in the sink with its gooseneck faucet, the chef can train his gaze on the backyard, keeping a watchful eye on small children or simply daydreaming the minutes away. The window ledge extends to a tiled outdoor shelf, the natural choice for a chef’s herb garden. And for the virtuoso multitasker, there is a nearby indoor laundry room with overhead storage.

When it’s time to redeem a busy day’s work for some much deserved rest and relaxation, the luxurious master suite extends its caressing arms. Again appealing to the resident who has everything and wants to get rid of nothing, multiple wide mirrored closets furnish bountiful storage. Overhead lighting casts a pleasing glow, supplementing the natural light from the dual sliding doors that open onto the most cheerful of spaces: a private porch raised a step above the backyard, just perfect for sipping a cappuccino and greeting the dawn of a new day. The adjoining bathroom, completely remodeled five years ago with custom tile floors, projects an air of red carpet elegance with its separate vanity area with blush-colored granite countertop and backsplash complete with a seated area for makeup application or shaving. The wall-sized oak-trimmed mirror and flattering recessed can lighting will reflect back your smile of contentment after a long, hot shower in the glassed-in enclosure, the bathroom’s dividing door keeping the steam at bay.

The final elements of this winning ticket of a home are two sunny guest bedrooms and another updated bathroom. Each serene bedroom has a large closet and a picture window with a view, until the Levolor blinds are drawn. The accompanying bathroom eliminates quarrels over storage space, with an abundance of vanity drawers supplemented by a full-height white oak storage cabinet perfect for toiletries or linens. Granite countertops and ten-inch tile floors give this oasis the same dignity as its counterpart in the master suite, while delicate stainless steel fixtures and a decorative mirror lend it an innocent note.

As lovely as the interior living spaces are, this property’s Powerball number is its spectacular backyard, truly earning its place among the best yards in all of Stoneridge. Redesigned and landscaped in 2012, this multi-featured paradise has something for everyone: a swath of grass for toddlers to romp, sweeping expanses of stamped cement patios perfect for al fresco entertaining, and stepping stone pathways for meditative daydreaming. The water-conscious landscaping includes river rock features, shrubs, and attractive perennials. Meanwhile, the paved side yard with double front gates is a fantasy brought to life for the boat or RV owner, providing a safe and secure storage area for large vehicles with room to spare for the ambitious tricyclist or skateboarder to practice stunts. Stash bikes and other gear in the generous free-standing storage shed or in the spacious two-car garage when you’re finished for the day.

Skip the lines of hungry lottery hopefuls at 7-11 and go with this guaranteed grand prize instead. There is more than one way of making your dreams come true. Call Jim Lavey today at (925) 846-3755 today to arrange a private showing. You won’t even have to buy a ticket.