Cricket Hill


     Wrap yourself in the sophisticated comfort of a modern day farmhouse and country living right here in the East Bay’s scenic Tassajara Valley. Twenty-six verdant acres of rolling hillsides and sprawling pastures embrace this 2011 construction. New yet rustic, and expansive but with a cozy ambience, this 6,228 square-foot, two-level home features five bedrooms including a main level master suite and guest suite, three en suite bedrooms upstairs, a first floor dedicated office with rich knotty alder cabinetry, and upstairs gym, and bonus/game room.

     The masterfully designed chef’s kitchen, the heart of this farmhouse, showcases fine finishes and appliances with honed marble counters and two islands, entire full room pantry, a climate controlled 800+ bottle wine cellar, and an adjacent casual dining room that spills out onto a spacious front porch. Natural light pours into the great room through a wall of windows that echo the pitch of its vaulted exposed beam ceiling. Behind a sliding barn door, the dining room offers a generous space for entertaining with access to the backyard and the pleasure of hillside views.

     Classic and thoughtfully selected farmhouse amenities chosen for their beauty, durability, function and basic country comfort, include reclaimed barn wood hardwood floors to the soaring exposed beam ceilings and a fresh palette of neutral colors accented with warm natural wood tones.

     Stroll along the country drive to the newer constructed two-level barn, an ideal abode for horses with its trio of stalls and paddocks, and tack room, and the ultimate party venue or “man cave” in the private second level. There is a bathroom on both levels. An arena and the “little barn” with room for two more horses are also nearby.  There are two high producing wells on this property.

     Relish the privacy and tranquility of the surroundings that include six pastures, an organic vegetable garden, chicken coop, fruit tree orchard, and a fabulous backyard primed for a cookout at the built-in grill or pizza night at the wood fire pizza oven.

     Cozy up in front of a roaring fire in the great room or master suite, bask in the sun near the oversized spa, dish up a family supper, gather with friends for the ultimate game night, and saddle up for a ride with direct access from the property to 100+ miles of trails in Mt. Diablo State Park. This property is your opportunity to create the quintessential homestead without compromising the convenient proximity to freeways, shopping and dining options in Blackhawk, downtown Danville and San Ramon’s new City Center to historic downtown Pleasanton, and top-rated Danville schools.

 



Neighborhood


Danville
Tucked into the foothills of Mount Diablo and surrounded by majestic oaks and miles of open space, Blackhawk is one of the Bay Area's most prestigious enclaves. Blackhawk’s homes offer valley views, lush landscaping, and plenty Danville is an upscale town with a population of more than 40,000 residents. It contains some of the most expensive houses, affluent demographics, and exclusive country clubs in the county. Hartz Avenue is home to a lively shopping district of retail and dining establishments. Bridges Restaurant & Bar, made famous in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire, is located in the heart of downtown. Shopping and alfresco dining are popular, as is the twice-weekly farmers market. Locals bring their families to grab a burger at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash. The old railroad station, which once connected the farmers of San Ramon Valley to San Francisco markets, is now the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. The Village Theatre serves as a movie house and performing arts center. In the hills above Danville, Nobel Prize-winnIng playwright Eugene O'Neill wrote his famous works in Tao House, now preserved as the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site. Guided tours of the home, part of the National Park Service, are offered year-round. Popular with hikers and bikers, Iron Horse Trail runs past the center of Danville.



Features


Beautifully appointed gourmet country kitchen offers spacious room for cooks of all levels and an open flow to casual dining and great room. Large butlers pantry is ideal for additional storage and food prep.

 

  • Honed Calacatta marble counters and expansive island and pendant lighting
  • Breakfast bar
    • Walnut counter
    • Blanco Silgranit prep sink
  • Extended island with butcher block
  • Custom dual toned cabinetry
  • Marble subway tile backsplash
  • Dual side-by-side Wolf six-burner + grill range
  • Pot filler
  • Shaws farmhouse sink
  • Dual KitchenAid dishwashers
  • GE Monogram Advantium microwave/convection oven
  • Polished nickel faucets
  • Side-by-side full size SubZero refrigerator and freezer
  • Full room pantry
    • Open shelving
    • Additional Electrolux refrigerator/freezer
    • Sink
    • Honed marble counters
  • Casual dining room
    • Floor-to-ceiling custom plate rack cabinetry
    • French door with sidelights to 650-square-foot front porch with heater
  • Climate controlled 800+ bottle wine cellar with glass paneled door

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The ultimate light-filled gathering space for family and friends and celebrations of life’s everyday moments

 

  • Dramatic vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and trusses
  • Built-in entertainment unit and shelving
  • Floor-to-ceiling plaster fireplace with reclaimed wood beam mantel shelf and surround
  • Wall of windows and French door access to backyard patios and gardens
  • Automated custom Roman window shades

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Custom millwork adds a decorative accent to the formal dining room

 

  • Sliding barn-door entry
  • Speakers
  • Plate-rack wainscoting
  • Hillside and oak views
  • French door to backyard patio

 

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A main-level executive-style office showcases custom wood detailing

 

  • Knotty alder built-in cabinetry
  • Workstation
  • Walk-in closet
  • Front garden views

 

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Sink into the comfort of the luxurious master suite on the main level with private garden access and sumptuous master bath

 

  • Vaulted, exposed beam ceiling
  • Ceiling fan
  • French door to garden and patios
  • Transoms
  • Gas fireplace
  • Walk-in closet
    • His and her sides
    • Custom built-ins, shoe shelves
    • Automatic entry light
  • Master Bathroom
    • Radiant heated marble tile floor
    • Dual sink vanity with marble top
    • Free-standing bathtub
    • Marble wainscoting
    • Oversized spa shower with subway tile surround

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A sumptuous guest/main floor bedroom offers a private entry and front garden views

 

  • Ceiling fan
  • Double door closet
  • French door to trex deck and front porch
  • Nearby full bathroom
    • Decorative hexagon tile marble floor
    • Pedestal sink
    • Oversized frameless glass shower with marble tile surround

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Light-filled bedrooms create restful spaces on upper level

 

  • Junior master suite
    • Vaulted ceiling
    • Ceiling fan
    • Walk-in closet with custom built-ins
    • En suite bathroom behind dual pocket doors
      • Bead board wainscot
      • Dual sink vanity
      • Oversized shower, beveled subway tile surround
      • Freestanding bathtub
    • Two en suite bedrooms
      • Walk-in closets
      • Beautifully appointed bathrooms
      • One bedroom with loft
      • Plush carpeting
      • Vaulted ceilings
    • Built-in desk on upper floor landing
    • Open catwalk with view of great room

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Exercise in style in a private home gym

 

  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Mirrored wall
  • Beverage refrigerator
  • Custom rubber flooring

 

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Get the gang together for game night or a big game watch party

 

  • Two-room bonus/game room
  • Vaulted, exposed beam ceiling
  • Built-in cabinetry
  • U-line beverage refrigerator
  • Bar with granite counter, cabinetry and glass-front upper cabinets
  • Walk-in storage room
  • Game room that accommodates a pool table
  • Built-in seat with storage
  • Views on two sides
  • Roman shades

 

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Surrounding gardens offer inviting venues for entertaining, play and quiet retreat

 

  • Backyard paver patio
  • Dining pergola
  • Traeger wood pellet grill
  • Bravo Formo wood-burning pizza oven
  • Wood storage
  • Granite counter with seating for four
  • Olive trees (annually produce about five gallons
  • 150 8-year-old grape vines from Concannon Vineyard stock
    • 75 Cabernet
    • 75 Cabernet Franc
  • Bridge to charming gazebo
  • Seasonal creek
  • Pebble tec oversized spa
  • Gas fire pit
  • Decorative rock walls and raised garden beds
  • Outdoor living room
  • Organic vegetable garden beds, fenced
  • Heritage oak trees
  • Citrus trees
  • Bee hives
  • Gated paver driveway
  • Exterior speakers
  • Front 650-square-foot porch

 

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Horse property or Ultimate Entertaining Venues

 

  • Two-level Sand Creek post and beam barn
    • Three stalls
    • Paddocks
    • Tack room
    • Full bathroom
    • Office
  • Private “man cave” on upper floor
    • Vaulted ceiling
    • Exposed siding walls
    • Walk-around saloon-style bar
      • Stainless sink
      • Refrigerator
      • Open shelving
    • Full bathroom
    • HVAC
    • Ceiling fan
    • Three flat screen TVs
  • Santa Maria style barbecue
  • Six pastures
  • Lighted open-air exercise arena
  • “Little Barn”
    • Two stalls and turnouts
  • 16-foot automated gate
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Speakers
  • Outdoor shower

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Additional features enhance the beauty and comfort of this home.

 

  • Front entry parlor
  • Two oversized two-car garages connected by a breezeway
  • Three electronic vehicle (EV) charging plugs
  • Reclaimed, hand scraped oak floors, restaurant grade finish
  • Jenn Weld dual pane windows and French doors
  • Automated custom Roman shades on clerestory
  • Laundry rooms
    • Downstairs laundry room
      • Julien bowed apron front sink
      • Folding table
      • Storage cabinetry, mudroom
      • Marble counter
    • Upstairs laundry room
      • Built-in work station
      • Quartz counters
      • Stainless sink farm sink
      • Built-in ironing board and drying rack
      • Storage closet
      • Folding counter
    • Half bathroom with access from front porch and mudroom
    • Nest Thermostats
    • Charming crystal doorknobs
    • Sonos speakers in every room
    • Security
      • ADT
      • Three exterior security cameras on main house
      • Two exterior security cameras on barn
    • Well water –

       o     two high producing wells

  • 20,000 gallon storage
  • Three HVAC
  • Two tankless water heaters
  • Automated front gate
  • Wide baseboards

 



Schedule

Open Houses:
By Appt. Only

Brokers Tour:
Thursday April 11 from 11am - 7pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Ann Marie Nugent & Jim Walberg
925.260.8800
[email protected]

Contact

Ann Marie Nugent & Jim Walberg

Ann Marie Nugent & Jim Walberg

Luxury & Global PropertiesThe Bay Area TeamCompasscalDRE# 01230832 l 01119801925.260.8883 mobile925.260.8800 directhttp://www.thebayareateam.com/

MLS: 40860347