Property Type: SFD
125 Stephanie Lane
125 Stephanie Lane
Alamo, CA 94507
Offered at $5,898,000 - Status: Pending
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Main house is over 9700sf with 5 bedroom suites (one on main floor) library or office, media/game room, climate controlled wine storage, elevator, laundry, second stair case and two powder rooms on main level
Property is fully landscaped and irrigated with well water, approximately 1.04 acres with PebbleTec lap pool, two pool houses, firepit, and outdoor kitchen.
Enter the arched double front doors and take in the dramatic suspended staircase flooded with natural light through 138 panes of true divided light wood windows. The 20’ ceiling (approx.) is spectacularly detailed and the gracious proportions of the home become immediately evident.
This home embraces the contrast between Brazilian cherry hardwood floors with inlaid African wenge, and the divine creamy millwork and extensive wainscoting that is a hallmark of this spectacular property. The living room, with 10’ exquisite tray ceiling with rope lighting, gorgeous divided light windows and fireplace flows into the indescribable formal dining room with double high windows and fabulous step ceiling cased in multiple crown moldings and rope lighting. This room is a work of art.
The adjacent climate controlled custom 500 bottle wine room is conveniently located for entertaining, along with powder room. Beveled glass French doors lead to the paneled library or office with box beam ceiling, low voltage lighting and lovely fireplace.
Off the dining room is the butler’s pantry with slab granite countertops and water-cut marble backsplash, U-line refrigerator, large walk in pantry and custom finished cabinets with beveled glass fronts.
The kitchen, with timeless cabinetry, is flooded with natural light from the double high windows and no less than 330 panes of glass with views to the spectacular grounds. The kitchen boasts abundant storage and plenty of workspace for two chefs. At the center is the enormous island with triple edge granite slab, two sinks with disposals, instant hot water, convenience frig, garbage compactor, two dishwashers and tons of storage.
Additional appliances include a paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator, stainless Thermador six burner gas cook top with griddle, stainless Thermador double ovens, warming drawer, GE Profile Microwave / convection oven, and Miele expresso maker. The adjoining breakfast room, topped with a fabulous 16’ coffered ceiling (approx) cased in multiple crown molding is simply the most spectacular setting for enjoying a meal or simple cup of coffee. Step outside to the patio with firepit and beautiful fountains custom made for this property.
The kitchen is open to a spacious family room with 18’ coffered ceiling (approx), surround sound, and incredible views and access to the yard via double French doors. Beyond the family room through the beveled glass doors, the billiards or media room is perfectly suited for play. Pre-wired for projection theatre with surround sound system, or perfect for a pool table.
The main level hallway with Brazilian cherry wood floor and wainscoting throughout has abundant storage and leads to the first floor guest suite or aupair. Close by is the laundry room, second powder room and secondary staircase. An exterior French door leads to the motor court and two garages.
The second level, with three additional spacious en-suite bedrooms all with walk-in closets also hosts a master suite like no other. Boasting its own foyer, the private master suite with adjoining sitting room and wet bar offers a retreat away from it all. Enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the beautiful pool and architecture of this fine estate.
The master bathroom was designed with pure luxury. Extensive use of marble, custom finished cabinets, his and her sink areas and corner jetted tub with fireplace are just the beginning. A focal point of the bathroom is the large shower with dual heads and multiple body sprays. Two walk in closets and a flexible space suitable for an exercise room, nursery or office round out this master retreat fit for a king or queen.
Exterior Details The grounds were designed with sustainability and symmetry in European style by Christopher Lines. The focal point is a dramatic raised arch and bridge with a running stream underneath. Four columns flank each side of the arch, and the entire scene is framed in Napa Valley Cast Stone balustrades, piers and urns.
The Pebble Tec lap pool is equipped with a bottom cleaning system and safety cover, and is flanked in perfect symmetry by two fully conditioned pool houses with large arbors, each boasting box beam ceilings and three sets of divided light double French doors. The north pool house with fireplace opens to the outdoor BBQ and kitchen area. The southerly pool house with full bathroom and Finnish sauna offers endless possibilities for guests and indoor/outdoor entertaining. The structures are finished on the interior in venetian plaster.
The separate spa is framed by two formal pools of water with multiple fountains and LED lights that dance on the water at night.
Huge potted citrus trees, arches lined with roses and strawberries, two large grassy areas, delightful Roman “ruins” and statuary throughout, custom fountains and real gas lamps (with safety shut off) make this property an entertaining bonanza. The entire property is irrigated with well water.