Thursday, January 21, 2010

Susan Jablon Mosaics featured

Offered At: $3,599,000 Offered at

Property Status: Active
Date of Listing: 11/7/2008
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Lot Size: 121096 sq. ft.
Interior Size: 3981 sq. ft.

Nestled in the serene hills of Los Gatos less than 10 minutes from town, lies an exclusive Mediterranean resort style estate. This spectacular property is a distinctive exhibition of treasured materials and master craftsmanship of European quality and standard.

The custom gourmet kitchen features top of the line cabinetry, farmhouse sink, professional appliances and abundant storage for the discriminating chef. A black enameled and copper La Cornue stove, a fireplace with built-in pizza oven, separate Thermador refrigerator, freezer and wine storage unit, and Meile dishwasher are all built into the custom cabinetry. Beautifully crafted slab countertops from Brazil finish off the gourmet kitchen. An outdoor atrium just off the kitchen invites you enjoy the city views, take a glass of wine and relax by the gas fireplace, rocked in by natural quarried stone and redwood accents.

The master suite features an arched ceiling with stained beams and a complete walk-in master closet. This closet has custom built his/hers cabinetry and an additional closet in the master hall that provides ample storage for coats, hand bags and your personal luggage. The master bath has a number of contemporary features laid into a classic setting. Underneath the Belgian limestone floors lies a radiant heat system. The stand-alone tub is solid cast iron from Kohler. The large shower offers steam bath, body sprayers, rain flower, hand held shower and an exquisite mosaic from Italy. The two separate sink vanities are custom-built cabinetry and are topped with marble slabs. The wainscoting is sold stone and is inlaid with a glass mosaic from Susan Jablon. The chandelier and ceiling rope lighting accent more glass mosaics from Susan Jablon.

The grounds of the home were professionally designed by a locally renowned landscape architect. The estate’s landscape is an award-winning sight and contains many rare and exotic plants. Featuring palms, cycads and flowers from around the globe, the rear gardens include 2 specimens of an endangered species of cycad imported from Mozambique through Santa Barbara. Usually found in Paris and only seen within 50 mines of the Mozambique coastline, these are a rarity anywhere in the United States.

The swimming pool and spa area features a jetted 10-12 person spa which overflows into a stream/waterfall where it then flows across river rocks, under a small rock bridge and into the pool below. Waterfalls cascade alongside the salt water pool, with approximately 10 separate valves in all. The pool has been completely rebuilt with a beach/wade-in entry, shamu shelf and pebble tech coating.

The gourmet outdoor kitchen has its own propane/wood fire pit, perfect for roasting marshmallows and evening gatherings. Also included are a built in 36” DCS grill, a ceramic charcoal smoker/grill (Green Egg), sink, refrigerator with 2 sections and stainless steel DCS cabinets. The kitchen is rocked in and capped with Italian marble from Umbria.

Each patio has something unique to offer: the upper patio has a custom built Andalusian fountain in a Moorish tradition with hand painted Spanish tile featuring turquoise, ochre and oxblood accents. It is capped with an impressively thick travertine slab. Other exterior features include a large sport court with NBA regulation basketball hoop, 3 lawns, custom iron work fences and gates, and a boulder seating area to view the city lights.

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