20280 Via Santa Teresa

  • 2,435,000
  • Property Type:
  • Location:
  • Beds: 5
  • Baths: 4
  • Sq Ft: 3,907
  • Lot Sq Ft: 114,063
  • Acres: 2.619

Views, views, views.  The current owner chose this home because of the beautiful views of Almaden Valley and the surrounding Santa Cruz mountains, not to mention the spectacular resort-like property. The owner is relocating for business and never expected to sell this home now. In their five years of ownership, they have spent more than $275,000 carefully upgrading this property with beautiful finishes. Their attention to detail and fine selections will now be the next owner’s gain. This home is truly turnkey featuring newly refinished hardwood floors, a freshly painted interior, updated kitchen with newer appliances, skylights, smart home automation, LED lighting, fully owned solar electric system, fully fenced property, a sparkling pool and so much more! Combined with the academically acclaimed Almaden Valley schools, this is a dream home and a Silicon Valley executive retreat.


~Extensively updated & meticulously maintained 5 bedroom, 4 bath home.

~Coveted location within minutes of schools, parks, shopping, Los Alamitos Creek Trail System, Almaden Library & Community Center.

~Fully fenced 2.5 acre property with a combination of deer-proof wood, wire, & iron fencing, with large, custom-made front gate with Homelink compatible remote & automatic post lighting.

~Hardwood floors, designer paint colors, LED lighting throughout, French doors & dual pane windows.

~Abundance of natural light with multiple skylights, large windows & vaulted ceilings.

~Grand formal entry with leaded glass door, hardwood floor & 2 large skylights.

~Welcoming formal living room showcases a gas fireplace with stone tile surround, vaulted ceilings, recessed lights, hardwood floor, French doors and large windows capturing the surrounding landscape. French doors lead to a spacious deck with expansive views of Almaden Valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains and beyond.

~Formal dining room features recessed lights, new chandelier, hardwood floor & vaulted ceilings bathed in natural light from large skylight.

~Beautiful executive office adjacent to the dining room with glass paneled French doors, ceiling fan, hardwood floor, and wrap around windows with spectacular views.

~Updated gourmet kitchen immersed in natural light from two skylights features granite slab counter, stone slab backsplash, dual basin stainless sink with automatic faucet, stainless dishwasher, induction cooktop, KitchenAid stainless refrigerator/freezer, two built-in stainless KitchenAid convection ovens, KitchenAid built-in stainless microwave, center island perfect for baking, prep and buffet, custom cabinetry with pull out shelves & Lazy Susan, under cabinet lighting, newer garbage disposal, hardwood floor, & large bay window overlooking the sparkling pool.

~Convenient large breakfast nook wrapped by windows overlooking the lush property with a French door to lead you there.

~Three sizable main level bedrooms, two of which share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Bedrooms all have spacious closets and hardwood floors, and one bedroom has a sliding door to the backyard.

~Jack-and-Jill bathroom features tub/shower combination with tile surround and glass enclosure, hand-held shower, vanity with tile counter and ample storage, & skylight for natural light.

~Adjacent main level full bath with stall shower with tile surround, hand-held shower, corner seat & glass enclosure, pedestal sink, tile floor, large linen cabinet & skylight.

~Lower level great room features recessed lighting, ceiling fan, wrap around windows, new plush carpet, and French doors to the outdoor patio, pool area and backyard.

~Spacious master bedroom retreat welcomes you with coffered ceiling, two walk-in closets, new carpet, & step-down retreat area with ceiling fan, recessed lighting, large windows & French door leading to large private patio.

~Spa-like master bathroom offers dual sink vanity with tile counter, large jetted soaking tub for relaxation, walk-in shower with tile surround & glass enclosure, separate water closet with washlet-style toilet & floor to ceiling linen cabinets, recessed lights, & tile floor.

~South facing upper level rooms have exterior rolling sun screens (with manual mechanics, which could be converted automated mechanics).

~Additional secondary bedroom on lower level with two sliding two-door closets, new carpet, & large window.

~Lower level full bathroom features walk-in shower with tile surround and glass enclosure, tile vanity, extensive cabinets, recessed lights, and tile floor

~Private resort-like backyard with sparkling pool, outdoor shower, & large walk-in storage closet perfect for storing pool floats & outdoor furniture in the off-season. Pool has multi-speed, low energy pump & newer filter.

~Professionally landscaped property offers 400+ plants including fruit trees, grapevines, rose bushes & herb gardens, LED lighting, & two Rachio-powered smartphone-controlled irrigation systems. 100% of the property can be reached via built-in irrigation, & there is a specially engineered flat area designed for a sport court or other structure with water source.

~Laundry room adjacent to lower level bedrooms with extensive cabinetry, white porcelain laundry sink, laundry folding counter & hanging space, custom laundry-themed cabinet knobs & pulls, & tile floor.

~Attached two-car garage finished with built-in metal garage cabinets and workbench, large storage loft, automatic opener & roll-up door. Wired for EV charger.

~Lighted workshop under garage with approximately 7-foot ceilings.

~Extensive professionally monitored security system (every door and window is wired) with panels at front door & master bedroom. In addition, there are 4-6 Power-over-Ethernet (POE) HD Cameras with Internet Access and streaming recorder with TV (in garage) to watch home using smartphone app. There is one wired Ring Front Doorbell camera and one wired Ring Security Light Camera on garage.  There are also motion activated floodlights through the driveway area & AC power to the other side of the gate for wireless cameras or intercom, if desired. There is a Wemo Smart light fixture on front door (lights go on at sunset and can be controlled via smartphone).

~Home has a fully-owned 12.2KWh solar farm (40 LG panels with SolarEdge Inverter) & 220V outlet in garage for any electric vehicle, installed in 2015. This system is invisible to homeowner or neighbors & is capable of powering more than 100% of the whole home’s energy needs. The system comes with a 15-year production guarantee, as well as a 25-year system warranty, both transferrable to new owner, from CleanSolar.  Since it was installed, PG&E has paid current owner for the surplus of energy the system has provided back to the electric grid – even with air-conditioning, electric dryer, electric pool pump & one EV. It is likely that the owner will never pay an electric bill again (or pay for gas for their car if an electric vehicle is owned)!

~Additional comfort provided by dual-zone furnace & air conditioner, & automatic sun/security shades in master bedroom which can be remotely controlled with smartphone app, Alexa & remote control. All south facing windows on main level have manual rolling shutters.

~Approx 3,907 sq ft of living space & 114,063 sq ft lot (2.5 acres +) per County Records.

~Academically acclaimed Almaden Valley schools: Graystone Elementary, Bret Harte Middle, Leland High (Buyer to verify with San Jose Unified School District)

~Setting provides easy access to hiking, biking & walking trails

Price: 2,435,000
Address:20280 Via Santa Teresa
City:San Jose
Zip Code:95120
Year Built:1969
Square Feet:3,907
Lot Square Feet:114,063

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