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FOR SALE

18420 HERNANDEZ AVENUE | MONTE SERENO, CA 95030

offered at

$7,750,000

5 BD | 5 FULL/3 HALF BA | 6,400 SF | 2.3 AC LOT
CHARMING GUEST COTTAGE | 1 BD | 1 BA | 1,380 SF

Exquisite newly constructed Northern European estate completed late 2017 and located in one of Monte Sereno's most desirable areas. Situated on a private, gated 2.3 acre property and only ½-mile walking distance from beautiful downtown Los Gatos.   Drive down the 300-foot maple-lined driveway to discover a luxurious oasis blending European refinement with serene natural beauty and the utmost privacy.


Captivating upon entry, this impressive manor boasts impeccable quality and craftsmanship, using only the finest materials. The sophisticated design exudes modern elegance and invites relaxation with generous living spaces and a seamless flow allowing for integrated indoor and outdoor living.


Custom skylights and large windows throughout the home allow for an abundance of natural light. The stylish finishes and distinctive features include Venetian plaster throughout the home, dramatic high ceilings, custom European masonry, rich walnut mill work, imported Beaumaniere limestone floors, and top of the line Smart technology.  The home offers a stunning entry, Great Room with living and dining areas open to gourmet kitchen.


Other outstanding features include a unique temperature-controlled wine room, gorgeous walnut finished office overlooking tranquil setting and a private home gym to stay fit! There is also a separate guest house with full kitchen, bedroom suite and open loft.

The spectacular setting affords you multiple entertainment areas surrounded by serene wooded hillside. Perfectly designed for both grand entertaining as well as intimate family living.  Owners have a pool design and contract signed and ready to build for those wanting a pool. Truly one of a kind.



Outstanding features:


  • Approximately 7,780 sq sf of living space (6400 main / 1380 guest cottage)

  • Main House includes 5 Bedrooms and 8 bathrooms (5 en suite, 3 half baths)

  • Striking 300-foot maple-lined driveway (wide enough for two cars to pass) with circular drive and substantial turn-around at main house. On-site parking for approximately 24 cars without double stacking; > 30 cars max)


Dramatic entry features:


  • Custom carved limestone arches and key

  • French limestone pots (all with irrigation)

  • Custom designed and fabricated iron front doors with Rocky Mountain hardware

  • Three-story custom iron staircase (84-foot solid piece)

  • Magnificent Custom 27’ x 30’ skylight w/ 16 panels including 4 automated vent louvers. Illuminates entire 3 story stairwell with natural light

  • Four Louis XVI style wall sconces in staircase imported from Matthew Upham Antiques in London

  • Elevette 200 Hydraulic 48”x56” Elevator to all three levels, with maple interior, walnut flooring and custom shelf


Expansive Great Room offers:


  • Large cut limestone block floor with inlay

  • Walnut built-in display and bar area

  • Ceiling wood beams are approximately 120 years old, reclaimed from the earliest lumber mills in the John Day Oregon area

  • Hand-built herringbone gas fireplace with hand-carved limestone mantel

  • French doors to outdoor limestone patio with seating area and four French pots

  • Surround sound and TV on swivel arm


Extraordinary gourmet kitchen boasts:


  • 10’ x 5’ custom built walnut center island with polished Calacatta marble top and sink with Waterstone faucet

  • Perimeter counters with leathered Ming granite and backsplash

  • Custom 84” brushed stainless steel hood with brushed brass bands

  • Large stainless-steel sink with Waterstone faucet

  • Sub Zero refrigerator with built-in water dispenser

  • Wolf double oven unit, Wolf 48” range, Wolf steam oven

  • Miele coffee unit in pantry with built-in water line

  • Three Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawers

  • Sub Zero beverage fridge

  • Instahot water dispenser

    

Other main level features:


  • Kitchen extends to casual dining/den area with built-in desk

  • L’Arcadia door system in kitchen recesses into wall and opens to Kitchen Patio

  • Entertain or dine on the private kitchen patio featuring remote control screen system, 3 recessed ceiling heaters, audio system, both dining and lounge seating, and outdoor grill with vent hood, cabinetry and counter space

  • Wine room w/ custom 8’ x 5’ glass door, limestone floor, art niche, security camera & 800 bottle capacity plus 26 large format bottles

  • Office with Walnut built-ins and desk, sitting area, limestone fireplace, secret compartments and French doors to patio

  • Guest Suite off of Library with balcony and views

  • Safe Room with custom shelving and Colonial 30 / 60.5”x36”x25” safe with 60-minute fire life


Upstairs:


   Spacious Master Suite features:

  • Large bedroom with gas fireplace

  • Sitting room that opens to covered limestone patio with serene views

  • Spa-inspired Master bathroom offers soaking tub, two marble-topped walnut vanities and oversized shower

  • His & Her closets with custom built ins


   Additional rooms:

  • Bedroom Suite 1 features 120-year-old ceiling beams

  • Bedroom Suite 2 with vaulted ceilings

  • Bedroom Suite 3 + Loft

  • Fantastic Family Room with vaulted ceiling, gas/wood burning fireplace, stone mantle and raised hearth. Surround sound and French doors

  • Covered porch off of the Family Room plumbed with outdoor BBQ kitchen and lounge area as well as open air dining with serene views of the arroyo

  • Laundry room with cusom built ins, sink, and in-wall ironing board


Downstairs:


  • Home Gym offers full mirror wall, built-ins, Cable/audio/Cat 6e wired, TRX ceiling mount and custom cushion floor

  • ½ bath

  • “Control room” and storage under stairs

  • “Costco room” or additional room for storage

  • Mechanical Room

  • Mud Room with built ins and walnut bench.

  • Garage, workshop, hanging shelving (w/utility sink)


Home Automation:


  • “Smart home” system using Control 4 & Sonos. 13 Audio zones, 2 theater surround sound rooms. Home security, complete exterior video surveillance (8 cameras)with video back-up ~4-week memory for replay and remote live viewing, heating and cooling. Security System includes sensors on all windows and doors, glass break and motion detection

  • Complete system control via embedded/dedicated iPads, smart phones & other wireless devices. Available on any personal device.

  • Single switch all-home exterior flood lights for additional exterior illumination

  • 7 TVs (4K) wired for additional 2 TVs

  • Four zone HVAC 


Solar Panels:


  • 90 panels (270 watt) providing complete electric coverage

  • Received rebate from PG&E on annual true up

  • System designed with optional battery back in mind for complete off the grid capability in case of blackout


Other Features:


  • Hard-wired Cat 6e Ethernet cable to 9 rooms

  • Commercial Grade wireless internet system by RUCKUS with zone director for seamless transitions

  • Beaumaniere Limestone imported from Versailles quarry in France.  Each piece (exterior columns, accents, window lintels & sills, interior floors & mantels) measured & custom cut from 3,500 sf of slab by European masons on property. Hand crafting for 5 months.

  • Venetian plaster walls

  • Custom iron work for railings and gate

  • Wide Plank Walnut Floors

  • Walnut custom cabinetry and stairs

  • 6 additional sky lights (4 w/remote control sun shades)

  • Outdoor fountain with Italian bronze fixture and French limestone basin

  • Automated sprinkler system throughout landscaping via Rachio control system

  • Northern European Slate Roof - Classic Strata Grey and Forrest Green blend

  • Elegant stone blend and hand smoothed stucco exterior

  • Outdoor shower

  • Approximately 1,380 sf Guest House with bedroom, full bathroom, fireplace, full kitchen and large loft

  • The beautiful grounds are a blend of manicured landscaping and natural beauty including colorful, tiered gardens, multiple lawn areas, majestic trees, a stone-lined creek, lighted walkways, and multiple entertainment areas

  • 2,000 square feet of patio (covered and open) for optimal California indoor/outdoor living

  • Distinguished Los Gatos Schools


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Head Office

750 University Avenue

Los Gatos, CA 95032

 

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Tel: 408-827-3100

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