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A Home Designed for Silicon Valley Living

Four bedrooms | Three baths | 3,473 sq ft |  10,155 sq ft lot | 2 Car garage | Built 2017

This masterfully crafted home captures the calmness and connection with nature so distinct to Saratoga with its direct southside facing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Saratoga Creek, and a canopy of California coast redwoods. Beyond the aesthetics, it has been purposefully designed for the environmentally-conscious homeowner.

Environmental Credentials:

  • Award-winning architect Michelle Kaufmann, known for thoughtful, sustainable, accessible green home design, based this home on her iconic 'Glidehouse' influenced by Eichler and Eames.
  • Designed to strive for “Net-Zero”, the solar power is 100% owned and consists of a whole home system (8.04 kWp) with 24 SunPower Signature Black X21 335W solar panels and SolarEdge Inverter with mobile app monitoring and includes transferable full service warranty (15 year installer [Clean Solar], 25 year from manufacturer [SunPower]). Home orientation, roof angle and height designed perfectly for maximum solar production.
  • Construction based on green building guidelines of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) CALGREEN (encouraging positive environmental impact and sustainable construction) and GREENGUARD (improving indoor air quality with reduced chemical emissions). These organizations work toward ecology-oriented, healthy home building.
  • High R-value insulated home. The ‘building envelope’ consists of structurally insulated panels and rigid foam exterior insulation (EPS Foam SIP Panels, R-45).
  • Radiant floor heating throughout the entire home provides healthier indoor air quality (vs. forced air systems), state-of-the-art efficient gas boiler and water heater (Viessmann) with rapid hot water button in Master Bathroom.
  • While the home has been designed to have very little need for air conditioning, the home is equipped with energy efficient LG mini split Air Conditioning systems to achieve perfect indoor temperature even on the hottest days.
  • Haiku Bamboo Smart Fans in bedrooms with SenseMe technology. Controlled through dedicated wall and handheld remotes, plus mobile app remote.
  • KABA Commercial-Grade E-PLEX/PowerPlex Mortise Smart Locks for Exterior Doors with programmable keypads and authority levels. The self-powered locks generate their own power with every turn of the lever and do not require batteries or other power sources. 
  • Rachio Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler 8-Zone System automatically adjusts based on weather and season saving water while keeping plants healthy. Schedule and manage through mobile app and Alexa.

Construction Highlights

  • Built 5 years new modern home with Full Steel Beam construction to allow for large open spaces.
  • All Concrete Foundation with XYPEX Waterproofing by Crystallization Technology.
  • Metal Roof (KYNAR 500 Long-life coating) with Integrated Hidden Gutter System throughout.
  • Andersen 400 Series windows and doors throughout. Andersen motorized open/close systems for select high windows.
  • All electrical power, telephone, and internet fully underground, no reliance on overhead power lines or on obtrusive electrical poles or wires to impact trees or views.

Interior Features

  • High ceilings throughout
  • Tile, stone, and Bamboo flooring (Plyboo, Low VOC Finish)
  • Whole home water filtration and softening system by Puronics
  • Smart Haiku bamboo fans in all bedrooms  (app control available)
  • LED lighting (WAC, dwelLED)
  • Custom built-in wood cabinetry
  • Custom designed window treatments from The Shade Store
  • KitchenAid stainless steel kitchen appliances, BEST retractable low profile hood, Insinkerator garbage disposal
  • ‘Waterfall’ Caesarstone Quartz kitchen island
  • LG Washer and Dryer
  • Kohler sinks, faucets, medicine cabinets & mirrors, and hardware
  • TOTO Toilets and Smart TOTO model (G500) in Master Bath
  • Panasonic Whisper silent fans with high CFM in all bathrooms with Lutron wall timers
  • Spacious, private in-law suite with alternate entry/exit
  • 865 sq ft garage with extensive built-in cabinetry, Rubbermaid FastTrack wall storage rack system, workbench with solid maple top, and utility sink
  • Gorgeous Eastern Black Walnut wood slab sourced and crafted by Global Wood Source for hallway desktop
  • Glass and aluminum garage door by Clopay Avante with Liftmaster Smart IQ opener
  • Tesla EV 40 Amp car connecter,  24’ cable length
  • Ring Smart Video Doorbell, Home Alarm, and Video Surveillance System throughout
  • Whole Home Netgear ORBI Mesh Wi-FI system with 1.2 Gbps Internet service availability (fastest Xfinity tier) includes Router, 2 Satellites and cable modem, no need to pay for limited Xfinity hardware
  • Dedicated Mechanical Room housing whole-home mechanical equipment (e.g., HVAC)
  • Basement grid ceiling in place for easy access to electrical, radiant heating system, and plumbing. Double layered ceiling tiles for soundproofing.

Exterior Features

  • Custom real cedar wood siding treated with Messmer’s UV Plus premium exterior wood stain. James Hardie fiber cement siding (HardiePlank)
  • Real cedar Shoji-style exterior shades. Custom Cedar handrails with stainless steel cabling.
  • TREX Transcend Collection and concrete decking
  • StarPro Greens Ultrasoft Premium Synthetic Artificial Turf lawn (UV stabilized, fade resistance), Ultra-Flo backing for superior drainage. Planters and beds all on automatic drip system
  • KABA Commercial-Grade E-PLEX/PowerPlex Mortise Smart Locks for Exterior Doors with programmable keypads and authority levels. The self-powered locks generate their own power with every turn of the lever and do not require batteries or other power sources. 
  • DESIGN WITHIN REACH Neutra Modern House Numbers
  • Architect-Designed Mailbox by DUES MODERN, custom made
  • HOSELINK Automatic Retractable 82’ hose system
  • Low voltage and solar LED outdoor driveway and landscape lighting. Programmable timers and schedules with dusk to dawn feature. Two 200-watt transformers with ample available capacity for additional desired lighting.
  • Rubbermaid outdoor storage shed with interior Rubbermaid metal hanging storage system with accessories.
  • YARDLOCK Gate locking systems with programmable combinations for secure backyard access.
  • Whole home site drainage system with bioretention storage area, bioremedial swales, and perimeter in-ground trench drains.
  • Commercial grade erosion control maintenance project and system implemented in 2022, city permitted and approved
  • New Redwood fencing along front and side property lines with custom piano lattice and pressure treated Douglas Fir installed by Sierra Lumber & Fence. All fencing is treated with Olympic Elite premium exterior wood stain.
  • Custom slate and cobblestone pathway at rear from backyard of home to Saratoga creekside access.


  • Encompassed by nature, perched above the Saratoga Creek with views of Santa Cruz Mountains, creekside setting at back of property with Saratoga creek access.
  • Short walk to downtown Historic Saratoga Village (less than ½ mile) including Starbucks, an array of world-class restaurants, and local wine tasting rooms.
  • Highly rated Saratoga High School, Elementary School options, short walks.
  • Moments to Silicon Valley commuter routes of Highway 85, 17 and Lawrence Expressway.
  • Close proximity to several tech company main campuses: Apple 7 miles, Netflix 5 miles, Google 12 miles.

And a few more insights

  • The property line goes to Saratoga Creek and it is easily accessible down a path of stairs.
  • The Redwood rounds as stepping stones and seating throughout the yard are from a tree that was on the property.
  • The California coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) are up to 5 feet in diameter.
  • Michelle Kaufman was coined “the Henry Ford of green homes” by the Sierra Club, she’s had her work featured in Sunset, Town and Country and Time Magazine as well as on HGTV, Discovery and Sundance channel. Ms Kaufman now holds the very prestigious title of Director of R&D for Google’s Built Environment.


Located in Silicon Valley, in the southern Bay Area, its population was 31,051 at the 2020 census. The City of Saratoga is an attractive residential community with a small-town vibe. Known for its high quality of life, excellent schools and distinctive businesses, Saratoga holds a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors alike.

Saratoga has a vibrant art scene and a wealth of activities available to residents and visitors, and is home to some distinctive destinations. The City of Saratoga also boasts some of the best schools in the nation, spread across six districts. Many services were already in place when Saratoga incorporated in 1956. The City is proud to be served by a variety of public agencies.

Attractions include the Hakone Gardens, an 18-acre Japanese Zen garden with ponds, waterfalls, and stone lanterns; the Montalvo Arts Center; and several wineries, such as the Mountain Winery and the Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards.


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Tracy Pina

Broker Associate / Realtor®Top 1% WorldwideColdwell Banker RealtyDRE# 01401384408.460.0861

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