The architectural sensation is unexpected at the end of the cul-de-sac on Alamo’s west side. Its award-winning John Nance design is a celebration of masterful engineering and aesthetics. The design required no grading of the hillside, resulting in its wood-siding exterior inconspicuously blending in with the natural topography.
This beautiful cul-de-sac home with 2,729 square feet of living space blends in with the gorgeous scenery.
But that’s just the beginning of this sensational property at 1642 Las Trampas Road. It is being offered as part of a dual parcel of land, about 2.5 acres in total. This includes about 1.3 acres zoned for two additional homesites.
The dining room is wrapped in windows, enhancing the sensational views.
This home showcases a contemporary style with splashes of midcentury modern design throughout its three levels. Every inch capitalizes on the inspiring east-facing, unobstructed views of Round Hill Country Club and the surrounding Diablo foothills.
Patios provide outdoor spaces to appreciate the private and peaceful surroundings.
Exposed trusses and beams, vaulted ceilings, and loads of natural light from skylights, clerestory, and walls of windows create an amazing 2,729 square feet of living space.
Picture exposed, brightly painted HVAC ducts, clean lines, cantilevered decks, and a circular gas fireplace on a terra cotta tile base taking center stage. Three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms are featured in the main home.
This two-story barn on the property is a great spot for a rustic workplace or retreat.
Located at the base of the property is also an original two-story barn ideal to create a workshop/studio and a detached five-car garage with an upper-level 300-square-foot office space or possible income-producing apartment.
Outdoor venues are equally impressive. A waterfall cascades over boulders and rocks and into the swimming pool and spa, and a lighted pickleball/sports court and patios offer additional outdoor spaces.
Anyone can take a staircase up to a front door, but imagine arriving by a tram that glides up the hill on cables. Talk about a grand entrance. The tram was added about eight years ago.
A waterfall splashes over rocks into the swimming pool and spa.
The first level features a bedroom and bathroom. Climb the floating staircase to the main floor, an open concept design with an expansive living room featuring three sides of floor-to-ceiling windows, a dining room, also wrapped in windows, and a chef’s kitchen featuring custom black cabinetry with a glossy polyurethane coating imported from Italy, maple countertops and island, Sub-Zero, KitchenAid and JennAir appliances including dual ovens, and, of course, hillside views. Its design was featured on the cover of Home magazine in 1983.
Walk through a key-hole-shaped entry into a gallery hallway with a built-in workstation and view window along its entire length. This hallway connects to a step-down media/reading area, additional flexible space with views, and a staircase to a loft bedroom.
The master bedroom is a private suite with a gas fireplace, sliding glass door to a Trex balcony and sensational views.
A dual-sink floating vanity, walk-in shower and oversize sunken tub are also featured with walls of closets.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment