18790 Blythswood Drive, Los Gatos
Listed for $3,189,000
4 bedroom • 3.5 bathrooms • 2,775 sq. ft. living space • 44,032 sq. ft. lot (+1 acre)
CLASSIC PRIVATE SANTA BARBARA-STYLE HOME ON A USABLE ACRE IN A SPECTACULAR ESTATE SETTING
Enchanting private Santa Barbara Mission style home on a rare predominantly flat usable acre, nestled on private estate grounds that include an expansive lush lawn surrounded by gardens and mountain views, numerous brick patios and a well maintained sparkling pool. Built in 1920, many original architectural elements of this historic home showcase its rich character and charm, highlighted by the hand painted beam and plank cathedral ceilings, old-world textured walls, millwork and solid wood doors. Highlights include formal and informal living and dining rooms, a spacious kitchen with an island, a secluded first floor Master retreat with an adjacent sitting room/office, incredible views, large walk-in closet and en suite bath, and two additional en suite bedrooms. The well-proportioned living venues and layout are oriented to capture the breathtaking views, and offer a solid framework to enhance, update and create your dream home in a gorgeous estate setting!
Secluded gardens with soaring oak and maple trees, a rose garden and private patios frame the home’s charming façade with textured stucco, traditional clay tile roof and iron accents.
A double glass-paned door entry leads to the authentic formal living room highlighted by a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by decorative wall niches and shelving, hardwood floors and highlighted by the impressive cathedral ceiling with beautifully hand-painted beams, planks and corbels.
Enter the sunroom-style formal dining room through a wall of windows from the living room. Dine in this virtual outdoor setting while enjoying the surrounding views from the walls of windows topped with decorative corbels and ceiling skylights.
Bright and airy kitchen and casual dining space features a vaulted and planked ceiling and skylights to enhance natural light. An exterior door offers a secondary entry from the driveway, and French doors connect the dining area to a quaint covered backyard patio. The kitchen features a large island, built-in desk, walk-in pantry, and stainless steel appliances including a Subzero refrigerator, GE Profile double-oven, Miele dishwasher, GE trash compactor and Dacor 4-burner gas cooktop.
Conveniently located powder room and indoor laundry closet with shelving are accessed through the kitchen.
Inviting step-down family room with a beam and plank vaulted ceiling offers a large venue to gather and relax, a wall length of built-in media and storage cabinets, and a sliding glass door to its own patio along the backyard lawn.
Spacious, bright Master retreat is another highlight with its cathedral, exposed beam ceilings and multiple floor to ceiling windows including a sunburst and French doors capturing some of the most beautiful views offered at the property. An adjacent sitting room/office offers a private place to relax and features a gas log fireplace, and the retreat includes a large walk-in closet and an en suite bath with a jetted tub, double sink vanity and shower stall.
Two additional main level bedrooms feature exposed beam ceilings, walk-in closets and en suite bathrooms, one with a shower stall and one with a tub/shower combo.
Converted closed porch offers a cozy second level fourth bedroom with built-in cabinets, three walls of windows offering incredible views and a non-permitted bathroom.
The grounds surrounding the home offer the fabulous estate-like feel. The front features a majestic oak, walkways and a patio in front of the living room. The extraordinary backyard presents an expansive lawn with automatic sprinklers as center stage and surrounding mature landscaping and views as a backdrop with multiple covered and uncovered brick patios for huge family gatherings.
Meandering paths lead to the side yard patio and steps lead down to the lower terraced well maintained sparkling pool with automatic cover and surrounding deck providing plenty of space to lounge and relax.
Detached 2-car garage and sweeping driveway provide ample parking space, and the backyard shed offers additional storage space.
Convenient to lively downtown Los Gatos and Saratoga shopping, dining and amenities.
Distinguished schools – Saratoga Elementary School, Redwood Middle School and Saratoga High School (to be verified by buyer).