Luxury living in your own gorgeous mountain retreat! Arguably the finest house in the most coveted subdivision in the Summit Area of the Santa Cruz Mountains; this home combines contemporary comfort with the casual aesthetics of Tahoe knotty alder trim. Soaring ceilings, expansive windows and oversized patio doors offer a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living as every door flows to the surrounding 2900 sq ft of immaculately maintained heart redwood decking. Every window and door displays a picture of nature - natural gardens, redwood forests, fruit orchards and long-range mountain views. The fully fenced and gated 0.88-acre lot is completely landscaped, primarily with drought tolerant native plants. Many paths traverse the beautiful park-like setting. The 2596 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath main house adjoins a fully finished, oversized 2 car garage with workshop and a 231 sq ft office/guest suite with its own ½ bath.
Sparing no expense, this home was recently renovated – top to bottom, inside and out! The $400,000+ makeover incorporates the highest quality materials and appliances. The attention to detail and craftmanship is apparent everywhere. If you are searching for a project home, this isn’t it. If you are looking to move into a beautiful, comfortable home that is ready to enjoy, you won’t find better! Although priced a bit higher than typical comps, it is anything but typical and a bargain for what it is. The feature list is long and can be downloaded from the Files section below.
Summit Woods is an exceptionally friendly subdivision of 44 homes where neighbors regularly walk the street together, kids safely play outdoors and everyone looks out after each other! Well maintained, primary roads lead to Los Gatos or Soquel in about 15 minutes. Top rated Loma Prieta Elementary and CT English Middle Schools provide a local, nurturing learning environment before feeding into nationally ranked Los Gatos/Saratoga High School District. The “mini-Whole Foods” Summit Center is a local, friendly source for everything you need as well as being a community hub.
Message from sellers:
When we first walked into this house 35 years ago the “wow factor” was amazing. The towering ceilings, windows and views grabbed us and never let go. The house, lot, neighborhood and community were perfect for raising our family. In 2016 we decided to make this our forever home, upgrading and improving every aspect with the philosophy of doing it right so we would never need to redo anything. Unexpectedly, we decided to move out of state and now sadly give up this piece of paradise.
The openness and high ceilings in the upper level make the already large living space feel even bigger. From every angle you look out massive glass windows and doors and enjoy beautiful nature scenes. The large gourmet kitchen layout is ergonomic, functional, spacious and inviting as it flows unobstructed into the eating and family room area. The A-frame, with its 20’ ceiling is as versatile as it is beautiful. It has served as a formal dining and living room as well as the children’s playroom, home gym and more. The open beam ceilings give the bedrooms a spacious feel. The office/guest suite is ideal for working from home and for providing an inviting space for guests. The garage easily fits 2 cars without crowding the work space. Storage is everywhere: ~50 sq ft of kitchen pantry shelving, oversized upstairs closet, full complement of laundry room cabinets, massive storage/wine cellar area beneath the dining room, cabinets throughout the garage and a large tool shed.
The decks provide a year-round clean, comfortable transition from the house to yard and a great platform for relaxing, entertaining, watching wildlife or soaking in the hot tub. With the many large seating areas, it’s easy to find sun or shade! The front yard has a mini orchard with 13 varieties fruiting over a 5-month window. The large concrete driveway and turnaround is maintenance free and makes a great play area with lots of parking. A terraced hillside with 9 large raised bed garden boxes is great for vegetables or flowers. Walking paths are throughout, inviting you to enjoy the year-round blooms. Beyond the lawn and small redwood grove is a perfect play area for youngsters. The entire lot is fenced and gated keeping kids and pets in while keeping deer out. In ground irrigation is in place for the portion of landscaping that requires watering.