175 Villanova Drive
This Mediterranean inspired custom home is set on a level lot in the Montclair Hills, offering the feeling of a wine country escape with incredible outdoor living and filtered views of both Mt Diablo and the Bay.
As you enter the home you are immediately drawn to the high ceilings, spacious rooms, and warm wood detailing throughout. The sensible layout has all of the right rooms in all of the right places, making this home incredibly easy to live in. This home is both comfortable and gracious.
The kitchen is really the heart of the home and the focal point, with the gracious dining and living room on the right of the kitchen and the family room on the left. Ideal for entertaining small intimate gatherings or large parties that can flow seamlessly from the public rooms to the inviting outdoor spaces.
This dream kitchen is not only spacious but well equipped with everything a cook desires- spacious stone counters, cabinets galore, a great work island with storage, 6-plus burner Thermador gas stove with double ovens, and a Monogram 48-inch refrigerator. It’s also the perfect place for people to gather with a built-in desk, bookcases, display cabinets and hardwood floors. The kitchen flows to the family room making it spectacular for casual entertaining. The family room has French doors that open to a deck that leads to the amazing gardens.
Embrace California living at it’s best with true outdoor living spaces that flow from the kitchen and family room to the numerous pebble and flagstone patios, lush mature gardens and raised veggie beds that are overflowing with fall vegetables and herbs- enough for your home cooked meal, as well as gifts to family and friends. The trees in the garden include: pomegranate, olive, persimmon, pineapple, guava, kumquat, oranges and lemons. As well as blueberry bushes and lush grape vines.
The gardens were designed by Stefani Bittner of Homestead Design Collective. The garden was long-tended by Mike Irvine, now Senior Garden Editor at Sunset Magazine. Homestead is the design team behind the new Test Gardens for Sunset Magazine, the edible garden for Marin Art & Garden Center, and the community garden for Bay Meadows. Their gardens can be found in commercial properties, public spaces, and private residences, and their work has been featured in San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Sunset Magazine, Food & Wine, Time Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Modern Farmer, Food52, and Gardenista.com
The other outdoor spaces are the kitchen with a deck that leads to the flagstone patio and level yard, the formal dining room with filtered Bay views and the master bedroom deck that looks outward to Mt Diablo.
The romantic Master Suite Retreat has a lovely deck that not only overlooks the wine country inspired gardens, but also has views of Mt Diablo and beyond. There is a spacious walk-in closet and luxurious master bath with two separate vanities, sunken spa like tub, spacious shower and separate water closet.
Down the hall are two spacious bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room.
On the lower lever is a private 4th bedroom or home office with full bath. There is a plus room that measures approx. +/- 300 sq ft of additional living space that works well for a children’s play room, wine cellar or just a good storage room.
There is an easy circular driveway in front, with a two-car garage that is accessed from Villanova Lane below. The two-car garage is fully equipped for two electric cars and has additional storage.
Wonderful Montclair location with easy access to Skyline Regional Parks, Skyline Blvd that offers some of the best cycling the Bay area has to offer, and within minutes of award winning Montclair Elementary, Montclair Village, Hwy 13 to 24 that leads to College Ave, Rockridge BART and the commerce of San Francisco, South Bay and Contra Costa.
The ideal blend of lifestyle, serenity and convenience !
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths approx. + /- 3284 sq ft of living space
Plus room measuring +/- 300 sq ft
Extraordinary Level Land +/- 7000 sq ft lot
Filtered Mt Diablo and San Francisco Bay Views
Two Car Garage w/Interior Access
Custom Home Built in 2000