Twice recognized as ‘builder of the year,’ the Toll Brothers Company is synonymous with building luxury homes and communities across the nation. In 2015, they built a collection of unique, architecturally aesthetic estates located in Gale Ranch, Sam Ramon surrounded by scenic vistas and rolling hills.
501 Crocus Hill Court named the Alvarado is one of their proud achievements. This two-level single-family corner home measures 2,181 square feet (per tax detail) and blends old-world charm with contemporary lines. The home exterior is a Victorian façade exuding period elegance. Traditional and scalloped siding frames the plethora of double-hung, colonial style grid windows. The entry porch has decorative pillar columns. The gable and shed pitched rooftops are covered with long-lasting, fancily colored-stained concrete tiles. Side-by-side 2 car garage plus long driveway.
Enter the home to find a modern, bright, airy interior with soaring 9-feet ceilings and built-in Cat 5 wiring for high speed cable and internet.
The house has a total of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and plenty of windows streaming in natural light. Windows are dressed with either tasteful wood plantation shutters, curtains, Hunter Douglas roller shades and blinds.
Walk inside to the first floor to find the home’s centerpiece, the gourmet kitchen featuring numerous upgrades elected by the original owner. Appliances are sleek stainless-steel by Kitchenaid and LG refrigerator. The 30” Kitchenaid five-burner cooktop allows a chef to achieve that perfect sear and rapid boil . There is ample granite counter-top space and a pantry. The opulent cabinets of beechwood have inset trimming and custom finishes painted with an old-World glaze reminiscent of a European kitchen. The series of wall hanging see-through towering glass cupboard cabinets are wired with ambient interior lighting. The backsplash of tiles selected from the Design Center starts behind the stove wall, borders the glass cabinets and rises all the way up to the ceiling.
The floating granite island has the KitchenAid dishwasher and a Kohler double sink basin. Island also serves as counter dining and is adjacent to the dining room. Custom pendant light fixtures drop from the kitchen and dining room ceiling. The floor plan from the kitchen opens-up to the family room, where there is a built-in media niche, recessed dimmable lighting, a ceiling fan to maximize the cooling effects of the built-in AC unit. The impressively tall and wide stacking sliding glass doors system remove the boundary of indoors and outdoors creating spectacular spaces for relaxing and entertaining. It also opens to a landscaped patio yard enclosed with 6-feet high privacy fencing. The first floor contains a bedroom with double hung windows, a hall linen closet, a full bathroom with marble stone sink vanity with oval beveled mirror and a standing shower.
Stairs lead to the second level, located upstairs are the master bedroom and master bathroom, two additional bedrooms, a full hall bathroom, a laundry room plus a bonus loft space next to the staircase that can serve as a television gathering hub or a family activity mezzanine.
The Master bedroom entry is off the wing end of the upstairs and has its own hallway entry for added privacy. The hallway walls have carved niches for artwork and/or framed photos. The master bedroom has a gorgeous tray ceiling with recessed dimmable lights and a ceiling fan. The lavish master bathroom has oversized closet mirror doors, a standing shower with Piedrafina marble walls, a separate soaking Kohler tub with Piedrafina framing, dual sink vanity with marble countertops and an enclosed door to the toilet room. The palatial master bedroom walk-in closet has a customized built-in shelving and finishes performed exclusively through Closets by Design.
All bathrooms have vanity tops featuring either Botticino or Arena marble stone. The floors are a combination of designer tiles, engineer wood and specialty carpets.
The attached, enclosed garage walls and ceilings have additional insulation and is painted to match the interior of the house. Door to garage is accessible from the house and fits two cars side-by-side. The outdoor driveway can fit up to four cars side-by-side and tandem. Keyless entry remote is included for the garage door.
Current and original owners purchased the home new in 2015 with an additional $100,000 premium upgrades and extras to include ceiling fans, pendant lights, dimmable recessed lighting, exquisite and custom tiled floors, glass cabinets, a water filtration system with an additional line extending to the landscaped yard, extra designer cabinetry in the kitchen, in master bathroom, in garage and laundry room. House is painted with two-toned paint colors, upgraded baseboard trim, Design Center selected stones and much more. The quality craftsmanship and exquisite finishes are very evident in this highly desirable Toll Brothers’ designed home in Gale Ranch.
Distinguished Blue Ribbon schools of the San Ramon Unified School District surround the area: Quail Run elementary is only a block away and Coyote Creek Elementary, Gale Ranch Middle School and Dougherty High School. UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay are a 40-minute drive away. Bishop Ranch is a business park hosting corporate offices such as Chevron, PG&E, Bank of the West, Ford Motors, JP Morgan and General Electric.
San Ramon Regional Medical facility is within 5-minutes, Kaiser Permanente and Palo Alto Medical offices are 15-minutes away.
The Gale Ranch Plaza, a five-minute drive offers grocery shopping, banks, dental and beauty services and dining.
The Dougherty Valley centers offer performing arts and entertainment to the community year-round. The neighborhood recreation aquatic center features a meeting room, a park and an Olympic-sized indoor pool. Recreational activities abound for outdoor enthusiasts within the serene tree-lined community of Gale Ranch. There are mini parks, sports fields, picnic areas, children’s playground and preserved wide outdoor space with trails for hiking, biking and running. The Bridges Golf Club featuring 18-holes is only five minutes away. Multiple golf courses and country clubs are within neighboring areas.
San Ramon is part of the Tri-Valley region next to cities such as Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin. Neighboring towns of Danville, Alamo, Diablo, Blackhawk and Walnut Creek are easily accessible by car for their variety of seasonal festivities and activities, department stores, specialty shopping, open-air farmer’s market and fine dining. Wine country in the Livermore region boasts more than 40-wineries.
San Ramon is located 18-miles southeast of Oakland and 33-miles from San Francisco. It is a 30-minute drive to Oakland Airport and 1-hour to SFO. BART into SF within the hour via local bus to the Dublin-Pleasanton station.
Tina C. Wong (黃寶楨)
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*CREAA 2014 President
*Co-founder of BetterHousingPolicies.org
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