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Sponsored: Majestic trees frame this captivating, modern French farmhouse on 1.12 acres in Los Gatos - The Mercury News

Posted on 25 March, 2018 by Laverne G. Bell
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A newly renovated modern farmhouse sits prominently on a quiet, level property with incredible privacy in one of the premier neighborhoods of Los Gatos.

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 16240 Brooke Acres Drive in Los Gatos features approximately 3,300 square feet of living space. 

Spreading over 1.12 acres, the home at 16240 Brooke Acres Drive is located in a private enclave of exclusive properties off Kennedy Road.

The home was designed by Los Gatos architect Eric Beckstrôm, who is known for his high-end residential and commercial designs not only locally but also nationally and internationally.

Richly layered and detailed, the approximately 3,300 square feet of living space renovated within the past six months, includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms with walls of glass framing the views of its parklike surroundings.

A grand front porch is perfect for relaxing or welcoming in guests. 

A welcoming front porch is only the beginning of the warm and inviting ambience that flows throughout the home that features wide French oak plank floors, decorative molding and trim, recessed lighting, and a timeless appeal with fresh contemporary accents. French doors and walls of windows create a seamless flow to the outdoor space and frame the views of the property. The backyard is a private oasis of tranquility with sprawling lawns, mature trees and landscape. Let its natural beauty inspire you to further customize the outdoor areas with an outdoor kitchen, add a pool and spa, and create an entertaining mecca. The property is also well suited for a barn and horse. The possibilities are endless.

The open floor plan is illuminated in natural light with refined, yet comfortable entertaining spaces including more formal dining and living rooms. Adjacent to the dining room is a library/music room with a contemporary chandelier and garden views. An additional office has sliding glass door access to the backyard patio.

The chef’s kitchen, featuring honed marble counters and custom cabinets, is a lovely space to cook together. 

The spectacular eat-in chef’s kitchen is ideally designed for a gourmet cook or the ideal gathering space where multiple people can prep or just enjoy a snack. A 48-inch Pro Viking Range also includes a pot filler and double ovens, stainless hood, and marble backsplash. Gorgeous honed marble counters and backsplash complement the custom cabinetry with glass-paneled doors and custom in-cabinet lighting.

A mounted linear gas fireplace is a highlight of the family room, which provides French doors to access the yard. 

A striking light fixture hangs over the generous-size island and breakfast bar. The kitchen is open to a casual dining area and an adjacent family room that features a mounted linear gas fireplace. Two sets of French doors open onto to the back patio.

The bedrooms are spacious and the full bathrooms feature porcelain, marble and quartz finishes with stylish dual- and single-sink vanities, decorative tile accents, and contemporary fixtures. One bathroom has a shower/bathtub combination.

The luxurious master suite is large and comfortable with a barn door access to the master bathroom featuring a dual-sink vanity in addition to a makeup vanity, marble tile flooring, curbless shower with marble surround and tile floor, and rain showerhead.

There is also a separate playroom/bonus room, and an oversize laundry room with utility sink and cabinetry, and access to the backyard. Plus there is an oversize two-car garage with plenty of room for parking a boat.

The home is less than 2 miles from downtown Los Gatos, where you can shop in the charming boutiques, enjoy fine dining, casual pubs, and the many parks including Vasona Lake. The location, just off Kennedy Road is also easily accessible to Highway 17 into Silicon Valley or south to Santa Cruz.

Price: ,498,000
Where: 16240 Brooke Acres Drive, Los Gatos
Listing agents: Lucy Wedemeyer, 408-891-6861, [email protected]; Keith Andry, 408-891-4151, [email protected], www.lucyandkeith.com, Sereno Group

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