7 Castledown Road, Pleasanton

4 bedrooms | 2 full bathrooms | 2 half bathrooms

3,603 square feet | 0.50 acres

Listing Price: $1,799,000

Sold Price: $1,735,000

So much to love! Down a quiet, woodsy street and set up from the road, this impressive home has a half-acre lot, a handsome street presence, and is full of elegance and warmth. The columns on either side of the front entrance, the large marble foyer, the high ceilings and abundant light all create a sense of grandeur. To the right of the entry, the living room has a gas fireplace and a stunning view of the Tri-Valley area. The formal dining room on the left enjoys the same fantastic view, and French doors leading out to the amazing garden are right ahead. The graceful flow between rooms and to the outside makes indoor/outdoor entertaining especially easy.

The lovely kitchen is the heart of this home. Recently remodeled with granite counters, subway tile backsplash, and high-end appliances (Sub-Zero, Wolf, Miele), it marries function and beauty perfectly. Its location gives it access to the dining room, the breakfast room and the family room beyond, as well as being steps from a potager in the side garden for fresh herbs and vegetables. Through the greenhouse window above the sink is a glimpse of the gorgeous view. This is a space that even the most serious cook could appreciate.

The family room has another gas fireplace, and windows on three sides with tree-filled outlooks. A home office/den on this floor could work as well as a comfortable guest room. A private patio looks out onto a tiered garden, and is an excellent spot to savor the calm and beauty of this hillside retreat. The backyard has majestic oak, lemon, tangerine and Japanese maple trees. Lushly landscaped with rosemary, lavender, roses and succulents, the garden continues on to two other levels, and abuts the Castlewood Country Club at the top.

On the second story are four bedrooms, each with their own view, and all equally captivating. The master suite, with its sitting area, fireplace and adjoining bathroom, feels especially indulgent, with oversized windows framing the panorama from Pleasanton to Altamont. The bathroom has a roomy glassed shower and spa-like soaking tub.

The three-car garage has built-in storage and a separate bathroom. It’s roomy enough to create a home gym, media space or workshop.

The location couldn’t be better: just two minutes from the I680 freeway, it is the closest off-ramp to a Silicon Valley commute. Award-winning schools, quick access to Pleasanton’s shopping and restaurants, and a comfortable Mediterranean climate make this exquisite home a delight for all.