Nostalgic for a classic East Coast traditional home? Welcome to 14 Valley Court! This gracious 3950 square foot home of timeless design was custom built for the current owners in 1985 by renowned architect-builder William Remick on a prime .51 acre knoll with tranquil views and an incredible level yard. At the end of a quiet cul de sac and just steps to popular Meadow Swim and Tennis Club, with a walking trail to Glorietta Elementary School and minutes to town and BART, the location just does not get any better.
The dramatic two story foyer sets the tone for this estate property. The imposing staircase, with two large skylights above, dominates the entry, and is worthy of a bride’s grand entrance. The spacious living room features a vaulted ceiling and numerous windows with garden views, as well as a fireplace with marble surround and raised hearth. The adjacent formal dining room, with its tall windows flanking French doors to the terrace and gardens beyond, is the perfect place to host an intimate dinner party or a reception for dozens of guests. The heart of the home is the gourmet kitchen. While the family will enjoy grabbing a snack at the breakfast bar, flooded with sunlight from the well-placed windows and skylights, the chef will delight in the Viking Professional gas cooktop, Dacor stainless steel double ovens, Dacor microwave, and Viking Professional wine refrigerator. Assistants to the cook can utilize the separate prep area with second sink. Cherry wood cabinetry, granite counters, and recessed lighting complete the classic look. The sunny informal dining area has a sliding door to the patio and also accommodates a built-in desk with bookshelves and storage. The convenient laundry room has a sink, built-in ironing board, and ample storage. Open to the kitchen, the family room features a fireplace with gas starter and heater insert, a glass door to the back yard, and a back staircase to the upper level so kids can come and go with ease. The delightful office on this level has built-in bookshelves and French doors to a private terrace. A powder room for guests completes the downstairs.
Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms, including the luxurious master suite. This private retreat features a vaulted ceiling, wood flooring, a delightful deep window seat, and wonderful pastoral views. The updated en suite bathroom includes two sinks, compartmented toilet, jetted tub, and separate shower. Even the most committed shopper will have space for all their clothes in the oversize walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry and a window. Three additional spacious bedrooms all have lovely views. The two bedrooms facing the front of the home have vaulted ceilings and walk-in closets, while the third enjoys views of the garden. There is an additional little play room or second office at the end of the hall, as well as an open communal area with built-in cabinetry, perfect for reading, homework, or playing games. The cheerful compartmented hall bathroom has two sinks and a tiled combination tub/shower.
Perhaps most compelling, the incredible back yard embodies a rare blend of intimacy and space. The patio areas circle around an outdoor kitchen with built-in grill and feature various seating spaces to accommodate large or small groups. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax after a long day. For games of soccer or volleyball, the expansive green lawn invites play. There are plenty of garden beds to satisfy those with a green thumb, and the flowering trees and roses alert you to springtime. Towering redwood trees circling the perimeter of the property provide ultimate privacy.
Additional features of the home include an attached three car garage with interior access, gleaming hardwood flooring throughout the main level of the home, dual pane wood windows, two zones of central heating and air conditioning, one year old roof, security alarm system. 14 Valley Court is the best of all worlds…combining East Coast grace and charm with the ease of the California indoor/outdoor lifestyle, this is a home to please all generations.