Almaden Valley home with $250,000 in recent upgrades and top-performing schools

Posted on November 20, 2023

Views of Mount Umunhum, a spacious backyard for play and entertaining, and about $250,000 in updates are a winning trifecta at this Almaden Valley home.

About 2,167 square feet of single-level living space showcases a contemporary, light-filled interior with freshly painted walls, hardwood floors, dual-pane windows with new blinds, new doors and hardware, new electrical with added interior and exterior outlets, updated plumbing, new gutters and guards, Nest doorbell and thermostat, and security cameras.

Featured are four bedrooms, two-and-a-half updated bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a family room, and an eat-in kitchen. An expanded laundry/mudroom, the ultimate drop zone, with shiplap walls and laminate flooring, is behind a frosted glass barn door and offers custom storage cabinetry, a concrete utility sink, room for a full-size washer and dryer, access to a half bath, the garage, and backyard.

Behind the inviting curb appeal and front porch entry is a spacious foyer. To the right is the formal living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace with a painted brick surround and a large recessed picture window. The formal dining room on the left of the foyer can accommodate large gatherings and features a front-facing bay window framing picturesque mountain views.

An exposed-beam vaulted ceiling in the family room adds volume to the spacious room that also has a sliding door access to the backyard.

The kitchen has a bay window over the sink, granite counters with a tile backsplash, a peninsula island/breakfast bar and maple cabinets. Appliances include a GE convection oven and microwave, a four-burner cooktop, and a new dishwasher.

The primary suite at the end of the carpeted hallway has been expanded and features a bay window with a seating area, recessed lighting, and crown molding. A walk-in closet and a reach-in closet have built-in organizers. The en suite is behind a pocket door, and features recessed lighting and crown molding, an extended vanity, dual mirrors, a soaking tub, a stall shower, and a new Toto Washlet.

Three additional bedrooms have ceiling fans, large closets and blackout blinds. Two bedrooms have carpet. One bedroom has hardwood flooring and a sliding glass door that opens to the backyard.

These rooms share a full bathroom, updated with a dual-sink vanity with a quartz counter and a tub/shower combination with a tile surround, new fixtures, and a sliding glass door.

Towering shade trees including oak, pine, cedar and ash, at least a dozen fruit trees, new sod, a spacious patio, a new pergola with lights and a ceiling fan, and new fencing create a fabulous backyard retreat. A 6-by-14-foot garden shed offers the ideal studio, home gym or office space. A second detached studio with windows and transoms provides an additional opportunity to create a studio or ADU.

More updated features include a new tankless water heater, a new furnace and central air conditioner, smooth textured walls, and a two-car garage with new doors. A drop-down ladder to lighted attic storage was also added in the hallway.

The ideal location is within a half-mile of Williams Elementary and Bret Harte Middle schools and about a half-mile from Leland High School. Enjoy the proximity to shopping, restaurants and parks, including Quicksilver County Park’s trail system and access to freeways.

Price: $2,199,000

Where: 1117 Allston Way, Almaden Valley area of San Jose

Website: More photos at Buyers may also schedule appointments directly by contacting the listing agent.

Listing agent: VFlight Real Estate. Therese Swan, (408) 656-8240. DRE# 01355719. Therese is consistently among the Top 100 agents in the S.F. Bay Area and has also been nationally ranked in The Wall Street Journal.

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