Saturday, March 29, 2014

California Dreamy - A Los Gatos Home for Sale

Happy Saturday everyone. Just wanted to share a beautiful California home with you all today.

Panaoramic view anyone? Hot tub too. The little lights of Saratoga and Los Gatos twinkle at night.

My talented and lovely friend Barbara is selling her home in one of the most gorgeous spots in Los Gatos, here in the Bay Area. It's one of those homes that takes your breath away when you walk in, with floor to ceiling windows and views straight out to the Santa Cruz Mountains.




I interspersed the photos from the listing with a few of my own.

These a from a lovely evening last year at Barbara's home.



Barb setting a fun girls' dinner alfresco.

She also is a sought after floral designer who works independently.



Amazing sunset she sees every night.


The first time I walked in I remember thinking living here is the California dream!




The home's main floor takes in all the views with open living and a large decks that extend the living space to the outdoors.


Barb works on her computer here in the kitchen and has breakfast with a view!





Trees grow through the decks and you really feel like you are in your own paradise when you are there. Wine and dinner on her deck have been some of the most memorable times ever.






 The sunsets are divine with the clouds creeping over the mountains from the sea. I told her I'd love to have my morning coffee with that view and frankly, I'd have a hard time leaving the house. It's that gorgeous. These pictures are beautiful, but don't even do it justice.

Barb has made this house cozy and charming with her special touches and sense of humor, which made this house a real home, not just a showplace. Though it's quite large it always had a warm feeling to it that I love!


Yes that is a salt-water fish tank built into the wall !
The other side of the fish tank is in the sunny dining room. Love all the windows and French doors.

Barb and her love, Jim are off to new places and adventures. Her three kids are grown and she is ready for a change. I get that. She kindly offered to let me share this beautiful spot of Northern California with you all.



Lots of windows which I love in all the rooms, office and baths too.










If all this wasn't already enough, it's on Hollywood Avenue!!


The realtors did a fun spoof on the street name and hired a Marilyn Monroe to come -red carpet included!

I adore her front porch too. (Behind Marilyn!)


Who says you can't live like the stars?

There is an Open House this weekend ! Schools are the top in California here. The home feel like it's in the mountains, but is a 5-10 minute walk to the quaint town of Los Gatos with it's shops, restaurants and very close (5 minutes), from all the main hiking and biking paths and trails here.

 You get the best of in town living, but feel like you are away from it all... Full house tour is here.


Thanks Barb for letting us see what life is like on Hollywood Avenue!

Kim

18 comments :

  1. Oh wow what a fabulous home Kim.....I would be in heaven:) Enjoy your weekend!
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne! Me too. I have visions of having my morning tea on the deck! xx

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  2. Stunning home - and very warm. I am sure she will get her asking price as there isn't much to do to it and is ready to move in! Thanks for the tour - I love looking at homes :) xx

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    1. Naomi, It is all recently done and in perfect shape. Love home tours too! x

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  3. Hello! I've been friends with Barb since we were practically children and she told me about this post. I got such a kick out of seeing all the pictures of her beautiful home. I've had the pleasure of visiting many times and it truly is a gorgeous home. I agree, it would be hard to leave!

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    1. Valerie, isn't Barb the best? Love her and felt lucky to get to hang out there!!

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  4. So much to admire here but it's the outdoor spaces with those stunning views which I'm attracted to. I'm sure someone will very quickly snap up your friend's property! A great family home.

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    1. Miss b, I think it's going to get sold quick too. The outdoor spaces and views aren't matched around here!

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  5. Great one Kim! I really enjoyed reading all your personal reflections. It will sell.

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  6. Beautiful house, it is huge! The views are amazing too.

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    1. The views are stunning Pam...from almost all spots in the house. I love that too!

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  7. Hi Kim, Such a lovely home and I like the dinning area outside.. very cozy and with such a gorgeous view. My brother lives in Santa Cruz so I know the area well. The area is beautiful with the beaches close by. The Marilyn Monroe photos are really fun! Great idea:) Hope you've had a nice weekend. xxL

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    1. Thanks Leslie! Oh you know this area and it's location well than. It's about a 25 minute drive to Santa Cruz...Another great spot. xo

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  8. Gorgeous views Kim. I have Barb envy!

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  9. Gorgeous home! Wow! Ask your friend if I can take a bubble bath in the that tub with a view before she sells! ;)

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  10. How very fun with the Marilyn, that is so clever. That house is so cool, like going on a vacation every day

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  11. That is so beautiful, Kim. I love it.

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