Sponsored: This custom smart home blends technology with art and dramatic views

Imagine entertaining your guests in the quiet solitude of this custom estate home with its alluring entrance and million-dollar backyard. As they drive down the exclusive cul-de-sac they immediately notice the reflecting pool with infinity waterfall. Greeted at the solid copper double front door, they are welcomed into the grand foyer where they are awestruck by the soaring ceilings, marble tile floors, and an impressive custom-designed chandelier suspended from the two-story ceiling. You lead them through the great room into the enchanting backyard where you barbecue dinner at the outdoor kitchen, which is set on a stunning slate tile patio trimmed with LED glass blocks that light up. Together you enjoy dinner at the adjacent dining table with water flowing through the center as the hill behind you is illuminated from the custom-designed water and fire feature. The evening winds down roasting marshmallows at the outdoor fire pit or sipping brandy in front of one of the several indoor fireplaces.

This estate with more than 5,479 square feet delivers grand views of Greystone Quarry, five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. 

The entire home is controlled by a computer customized to your personal preferences. This smart house is fully wired for Crestron and Alexa compatibility. Wiring was installed and completely integrated as part of the original construction and includes controls for alarm, lights, security cameras, music, landscape, TV, front doorbell, and climate. Every light fixture is “home run wiring” to the garage and can be operated from the control panels throughout the house. Customize or keep it simple and use existing configurations.

After stepping through the solid copper double front door, the two-level foyer and custom-designed chandelier will dazzle guests. 

Completed in 2000, the two-level home features 5,479 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms including a main-level guest suite with a private patio, formal living and dining rooms, a library/office, wine room for about 350 bottles, and an upper-level fifth bedroom or bonus room. A gorgeous gourmet kitchen opens to a spacious family room that has backyard views and a seamless flow to the outdoor amenities.

The beautifully appointed kitchen comes with a Thermador cooktop, granite counters and an oversize island/breakfast bar. 

The formal dining room has a front-facing view window and crown molding. Stately columns define the formal living room with a coffered ceiling and a gas fireplace with a custom-designed mantel.

The library/office is behind glass French doors and features custom built-in cabinetry, a gas fireplace, and a custom mantel. A powder room is nearby.

The large guest suite has a coffered ceiling and French doors that open to a private side patio. Together, the library and guest suite create a fabulous two-room suite ideal for in-law quarters.

Hardwood floors are featured in the expansive family room that features a dramatic vaulted ceiling with skylights and a fireplace flanked by built-in cabinets. This room flows into the kitchen beautifully designed and appointed with KitchenAid appliances including dual ovens, dual dishwashers, and a Thermador cooktop, granite counters and backsplash, and an oversize island/breakfast bar. A …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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