In the case of this 2005 property, dubbed Lake Ridge Estate, we see a modern translation of luxury living. There are 11,447 square feet of living space here.
The main home — or mansion, more accurately — offers a massive media room, 500-bottle wine cellar, and walk-in closets built to store 200 pairs of shoes and 200 handbags.
The property features many outbuildings in addition to the mansion: the one-bedroom carriage house, itself built over a secondary nine-car garage has a full kitchen, while a one-bedroom “tennis house” includes a kitchenette.
The estate’s setting is equally luxurious, set on the Alamo ridgeline and surrounded by views of Mount Diablo. The grounds feature an outdoor kitchen and bar, pool and steam room, tennis court, as well as the primary 14-car garage.
Two gates protect the property, which adds to the “private resort” feel; yet in fact the town of Alamo is actually within walkable distance. “It is rare to see an estate of this quality check all the boxes for today’s lifestyle,” said Dana Green, Compass listing agent. “The ability to retreat to privacy, while remaining part of a true community, less than a mile away, is extraordinary.”
Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.