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Sold for $1,775,000 on Feb 20, 2019
"Drop dead gorgeous" doesn't even begin to describe this phenomenal 1931 Spanish style home in the highly coveted neighborhood of Kensington. The property was extensively and lovinglyÂ expanded andÂ remodeled in 2017/18, resulting in a 3,202 esf. single level home that showcases today's standards of luxury with a nod to its Spanish inspired past. Curb appeal abounds starting withÂ the front porch and entryway, which catches the eye with SaltilloÂ and classically colorful decorative tile. Pls read supplement., Bright new stucco, aÂ clay tile roof, and neat landscaping are complemented by exquisite exterior light fixtures that enhance the Spanish charm.Â The entire house feels bright and airy thanks to 9.5' to 12' ceilings and tons of incoming natural light.Â Distressed eco-friendly bamboo flooring throughout the home pose a beautiful contrast to the crisp whiteÂ walls with hand trowel drywall texture. A gorgeousÂ living roomÂ fireplace and several arched doorways add traditional Spanish elements amidst modern amenities, while elegant chandeliers adorn the living, dining, and family rooms. Ideal for any type of living arrangement, three of the four bedrooms feature ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets. The enormous master bathroom is truly impressive with a separate shower and soaking tub, dual sinks, a large makeup vanity, and tons of storage. The laundry room features even more storage and a sink. Double sliding barn doors on the first bedroom/office are a useful and trendy detail. At the heart of the home, the kitchen is the warmly inviting cooking and entertaining space you've dreamed of with new stainless steel appliances, including a 36" Italian stove and drawer microwave, a pot filler faucet, and backslash tile with Spanish flair. The custom maple wood kitchen island is topped with Quartz counters, which are mirrored in the rest of the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. The custom dining room buffet cabinetry is this same beautiful mapleÂ and features two built-in wine coolers,Â while the rest of the kitchen, bathroom, and built-in cabinetry are custom crafted from Alder wood. Sitting on a 8,270 esf. lot, the home's inside is not the only place to entertain -- the family room opens up to a new 260 esf. deck that provides a lovely al fresco dining option. There is also a grass area for kids or pets to play. Additionally, the multi-car driveway leads up to a newÂ detached finishedÂ 420 esf.Â 2-carÂ garage with high ceilings. Every single detail was considered during the renovation process, including these additional features: retrofitted original foundation (installation of new foundation girders/post/piers, installation of new subfloor to foundation wall connectors), all new sewer, all new water lines (copper), all new gas lines (galvanized), all new electrical including new 200AMP electrical panel (one house sub panel & garage sub panel), new tankless water heater, all new insulation (floor, walls and ceilings),Â new dual zone HVAC system. Impressed by the photos? Wait til you take a tour!! **All information is reliable but not guaranteed and should be verified by buyer before close of escrow***