Presiding over 2.5 level acres, this magical estate property is located less than 2 miles to downtown Los Gatos on one of Monte Sereno’s most coveted streets. Owned by the Hopp family for more than 50 years, this private sanctuary is aptly named 'End of the Road'. Magnificent heritage oaks span the front of the classic California ranch home and are just a prelude to the glorious gardens that encompass the site -all recalling the classic elegance of an earlier era. A myriad of outdoor venues include a pool, Zen garden with Koi pond, rose and cut flower gardens, numerous fruit trees, entertaining patio, potential for a vineyard or stables and more.
Offering an array of opportunities to further transform the property, the home’s fresh finishes make it ready to live in today. The main residence offers 4 bedrooms, an office, and tremendous kitchen and family room combination so popular for today’s lifestyle. A separate 1-bedroom guest house with kitchen is perfect for multi-generational families, and a large recreation building has hosted many special events over the years. Entertaining continues outside amid the vast pool terrace and wraparound veranda with a sweeping backdrop of the canyons and western hills out to Silicon Valley.
Owned by world renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin’s family during the 40's and 50's, the private grounds are truly awe-inspiring. The greenhouse concrete floor memorializes the birthday tribute from his parents, Marutha to Moshe Menuhin.
At a Glance:
-Circa 1922 country estate neighboring La Rinconada Country Club
-Magnificent setting of approximately 2.51 acres at the end of the lane
-Sweeping vistas across the canyons and western hills
-4 bedrooms and 3 baths in the main residence
-1-bedroom, 1-bath guest cottage with kitchen, separate recreation room, large workshop, and spacious basement
-Approximately 5,230 square feet of finished space
-Approximately 2,575 square feet of unfinished space
-Less than 2 miles to shopping and dining in downtown Los Gatos
-Acclaimed Los Gatos schools
The sellers have a completed recent topo map that demonstrates that the slope density formula meets the City of Monte Sereno requirements for a 2 parcel lot split. Approval is subject to application and review processes.
Ducky Grabill has been a lasting fixture at the top of Bay Area real estate for more than 20 years. From her first year in the business, Ducky’s drive to succeed landed her as the #1 agent in her office and she has consistently been one of the top producing agents in the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno area for the last 23 years. While she is widely recognized for her name, she is more generally renowned for her high quality of service and uncompromised integrity.
After jumpstarting her career at locally owned and operated Cornish and Carey in 1988, Coldwell Banker took over the company in 1997 where Ducky maintained top producer status. In 2008 Ducky became one of the founding members of Sereno Group Real Estate where she continues to value the collaborative spirit of the dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in the office.
Ducky firmly believes the successful listing or purchasing of a home takes the knowledge of not only an industry expert but also an area expert. Local area knowledge combined with years of established relationships in the real estate business and the community maximizes her ability to make things happen for her clients. Specializing specifically in residential homes, development of lots and new construction, Ducky is a highly skilled negotiator dedicated to serving her clients. She has built a lasting reputation of honesty and achievement in dealing with business associates and real estate professionals in the community.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND AWARDS:
Certified Corporate Relocation Specialist
Consistently sells over 50 million per year
Keynote speaker for 20 years at over 25 real estate conferences, conventions, and Top Producer panels
Recognized as one of the most prominent and influential real estate professionals in Silicon Valley
Ducky is a Member of Junior League of San Jose, St. Mary's Long Range Planning Committee, Member of the Los Gatos High School Grad Night Committee, past PTA & School Board Member at St. Mary's, Peninsula West Valley Association of Realtors, R.E. Infolink, California Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.
In 1975 graduated with a BA from the University of Santa Clara in Theatre Arts. Commitment to family and community activities is a priority. A Los Gatos resident for almost 30 years, Ducky is proud to call Los Gatos Home.