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Coming Soon in San Carlos – 2416 Melendy Drive

Posted on 28 July 2013 by vvandervort

Listed at $1,188,000

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, ~2170sf on a lot of ~8,520sf

–2-story / 2-car garage home with great flow
–updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances; recessed lighting and other stylish lighting fixtures
–spacious backyard with decking that takes advantage of natural landscape — delightful upper deck with great views
–downstairs family room
–4 different access points to the back yard space via sliding doors
–loads of storage, including 3 closets in the master suite

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AVAILABLE NOW! 860 Regent Court, San Carlos, CA 94070

Posted on 17 June 2013 by vvandervort

View from the street

860 Regent Ct, San Carlos – Listed at $1,598,000

Tucked away in a peaceful cul-de-sac, with dazzling views above San Carlos, is this 2-story home that combines casual living with formal entertaining, and indoor comforts with outdoor splendor. The 5-bed and 3-bath home offers living quarters of roughly 2,710 square feet on an approximately 8,400 square-foot lot. In addition to the 2-car garage, the south/southwest-facing home sports air conditioning, and Borrego solar panels.

As you enter the home through double doors, you step into a tiled foyer.  Another pair of double doors frame the formal living room, which is at once restful, open, and elegant. It contains a wood-burning fireplace. It is filled with sunlight.

The leisurely transition into the family room off the updated kitchen showcases the home’s second wood-burning fireplace. The unique stone-adorned hearth provides a lovely farmhouse ambience. In addition, the crown molding, hardwood flooring, open space, and large windows all make this family room feel like a “great room with a view!”

You’ll find three bedrooms ––including the master––and two bathrooms on the main level. And the two remaining bedrooms and another full bath are located on the lower level. Bonus storage options throughout.

Did we mention the views? The yard-facing bedrooms give you a glimpse of the stunning vistas that wrap around the rear of the property. The family room and main kitchen area provide separate access points to the back yard.

Outside, the yard accommodates a satisfying blend of areas to lounge in for sun and shade––and a combination of natural foliage with carefully-crafted landscaping. Front and back, you’ll find a variety of trees, plants, flowers, and shrubs complemented by stonework and brickwork that’s pleasing to the eye.


The interior fuses a mixture of hardwood floors, tiled floors (in the entryway and bathrooms), and carpeted areas.

The kitchen has tastefully-finished Corian countertops, cabinets with glass frontage, plenty of storage, an oversized stove-top with an integrated cutting board, a practical chef’s pot rack, recessed lighting, and a dedicated eat-in dining space.

All the bedrooms are roomy and contain extra-large closets. The rooms looking on to Regent Court bask in sunlight, while the rooms facing the rear of the house capture partial or almost-full views.

The big master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom, which contains a separate WC, a vanity nook, and bonus storage. Plus, the master, in particular, takes advantage of the view.

The lower level gives access to the garage, and you could convert one of the bedrooms on this story into an office with ease.


Saunter out onto the extensive patio, comprised of Connecticut Blue paving stones. Its impeccably-laid stonework incorporates a wide set of steps, which leads you to the lower yard areas, along with side yard coverage.

The sweeping deck, against a backdrop of exquisite views, provides ample room for entertaining. The transition from the wooden deck to the flagstone patio––and back again––is beautifully appointed.

The yards pièce de résistance? The water feature. A soothing stream, using recycled pumped water, traverses through three fountain tiers, surrounded by tastefully landscaped plants and stonework. A stone slab acts as a bridge across the stream mid-way.

The back yard contains four levels, accessed easily by steps and other walk-ways.

The huge outdoor space offers multiple seating areas, separate paved sections (brick and stepping stone), a grassy zone, mature trees, and an array of terraced flowers, shrubs, herbs, and hedges.

The yard is composed of distinct outside sections that can be described as exterior “rooms.” So you’ll find at least a couple of spots that are perfect for your hammock, for example! A tapestry of colorful vines divides certain parts of the yard into these separate outdoor living nooks.

A secluded spot at the base of the back yard houses a viewing deck with built-in benches––yet another way to savor this home’s captivating views.

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Totally Remodeled Bungalow in the Alder Manor Area of San Carlos

Posted on 21 March 2011 by vvandervort

Welcome to 115 De Anza Avenue in the Alder Manor area of San Carlos!  If you are looking for a home that you can move right into, this definitely fits into that category of homes.  Rarely do we have homes come on the market that are this completely updated.

This home is just a little over a mile walk to Laurel Street in San Carlos.

One of the highlights of 115 De Anza is the gorgeous kitchen.

It features custom dark cabinetry accented by sleek casearstone quartz countertops and dark slate tile floors.  All of the appliances are stainless steel, including the Wolf gas range with center grilling area.  The kitchen opens to a dining area and family room area.  A table built to match the kitchen countertop is included in the sale.  Surrounding the table are built-in benches that have a large amount of storage under them.  In the dining area there is additional cabinetry that provides an amazing amount of storage, with one cabinet built for a flat screen television which can be closed off to conceal the television.  Beyond the dining area is an additional space that could be used as a family room area or reading nook.   A skylight in this area provides amazing natural light along with the Andersen sliding door out to the backyard.

The backyard is easily access from either the family room area or the master suite.  The layout of the backyard was thoughtfully designed with a plantings area between the patio area off the family room area and the one off the master suite to create  2 separate patio areas.  In addition to the paver patio spaces, there is a grassy area, and flower beds around the perimeter of the yard.  The backyard is fully fenced and has a spacious 2-car garage with additional overhead storage.

The living room at 115 De Anza is rather large and if desired, can be organized into two different sitting areas.  The recessed lighting and large window at the front provide excellent light.  Hardwood floor and a fireplace with beautiful wood mantle graces the room.

The master bedroom has an attached bathroom and Andersen sliding door that opens to the backyard.  The closet has a modular organizer system.

The master bathroom was remodeled in 2007 and is beautifully designed.  Travertine tile was used on the floor.  The vanity includes custom cherry cabinetry and a stylish rectangular sink with a faucet that is wall mounted.  The mirror is a medicine cabinet, providing additional storage.  The bathtub is a Kohler and has a rain-style shower head.  A neat red tile accent at the top of the tile surround gives the room additional panache.

The hallway bath at 115 De Anza is also fully remodeled and has such a cool style.  The countertop is made of a concrete composite and has a round stainless steel sink.  There is a built-in towel bar into the countertop.  The cherry cabinetry has metal detailing around the edges.  A green tile accent gives flair and contrast to the dark tile bath surround and floor.

In addition to the beautiful updates at 115 De Anza, there are many improvements to the home that can be seen… there is air conditioning, a tankless water heater, the interior doors are solid-core, and the landscaping includes a drainage system.  The roof was replaced in 2003 and the sewer line was replaced in 2004.  When the buyer gets the keys to this home, they will not have to be doing home improvement projects and will just be able to relax and enjoy their new home!

Offered at $849,000

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San Carlos Townhouse with Views – 1 Violet Lane, San Carlos

Posted on 13 February 2011 by vvandervort

If you are looking for a San Carlos townhouse with views, look no further than 1 Violet Lane.  At 1 Violet Lane you will discover life at the top in San Carlos with its highly coveted offering of expansive views of the bay, hills, and canyon.  This sophisticated town home has been lovingly maintained and thoughtfully remodeled and by its original owners who acquired it from the developers of Crestview Park Estates in 1986.

You will know you have arrived at a special home when you walk through the entry gate and discover that there is no neighbor to inhibit your rare view of San Carlos’ Vista Park.  The substantial columns and grand arches at the entry patio of Spanish-style tile intimate of the architectural detail that awaits you inside.

Gorgeous hardwood floor is underfoot in the sun-soaked formal entry where you can see into the tastefully remodeled kitchen, which was renovated 6 years ago.  The kitchen features dark granite countertops, maple cabinetry, a Thermador 5-burner gas range with a hood that recesses, Thermador oven (with convection capabilities) and microwave, 18-bottle wine fridge, Bosch low-profile dishwasher, deep farm-style sink, GE Profile stainless steel side-by-side fridge.  The kitchen in theis San Carlos townhome with views provides a breakfast nook with a window out to nature.

The octagonal dining room has windows all along the view side allowing for maximum enjoyment of the spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and the bay from this San Carlos townhouse.  The dining room opens to the spacious living room, which boasts sliding doors out to a deck providing you with another place to take in the stunning views of San Francisco Bay.  A wood-burning fireplace, high ceilings, plantation shutters, and a built-in media center with special storage for speakers all add to the class of the living room.  The owners took special care in updating the wet bar with a copper sink with decorative detail from Mexico, copper faucet and hardware, marble tile, and glass front cabinetry to show off your barware.

On the ground floor there is also an updated guest bathroom, large coat closet, expansive closet under the spiral staircase, and access to the 2-car attached garage.

A grand staircase with plush carpet and a sky light takes you to the 2nd level where you will find two bedroom suites.  The spacious master suite features cathedral ceilings, a gas-log fireplace, spectacular views over the top of San Carlos and out to the bay, a walk-in closet and another large closet with mirrored closet doors.  The bathroom area has a private water closet, large soaking tub, shower stall, double sink vanity, and windows that look out over the green space below.

The laundry room is conveniently located on the bedroom level and has cabinetry for storage, a deep utility sink, and countertop space for folding clothes.

A deck with sunny views out to the west is attached to the second bedroom suite.  The attached bathroom has fantastic lighting from the skylight above.  This bedroom suite also has an office space attached with a built-in desk and cabinetry and windows with plantation shutters that look out to the deck.

If you are looking for a sophisticated San Carlos townhouse amidst nature with stunning views, look no further.  One Violet Lane provides that and so much more!

Offered at $859,000

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