2243 Granite Drive, Alamo
This is fabulous 1-story on a great .54 acre lot! This 2,365 square foot home has an open floor plan that is light and bright throughout! The beautifully landscaped front yard has three majestic Crepe Myrtle trees that are magnificent when blooming and a charming covered porch!
A gracious entry leads to the spacious formal living room with French door to backyard. The kitchen is the center of the home and light filled from the ample sized skylight. There’s a spacious dining area framed by a large bay window. Additional features include island with breakfast bar and 5-burner gas cook-top, granite counter tops, and stainless appliances (Dacor oven and microwave with convection, GE Profile dishwasher, and Kitchen-Aide refrigerator). Adjacent to the kitchen is a wonderful family room with cozy brick fireplace, ceiling fan, recessed lights and French door to the backyard patio.
An addition added a lovely master suite, complete with two walk-in closets with custom organizers, vaulted ceiling and large picture window, sliding doors to the backyard patio and master bath that includes a sunken tub, walk-in shower with a bench and dual vanity. Secondary bedrooms include guest bedroom with en-suite, walk-in closet and sliding door to private patio shaded by beautiful Japanese Maple trees. An updated full bath with glass enclosed shower over tub is shared by the other two bedrooms.
The backyard is enormous! Newly landscaped with lush lawn and garden beds around the sparkling pool. Beyond the pool, there is room for a sport court, pool or guest house, or.….the possibilities are endless! Side yard access includes an 8-inch thick concrete pad and 12- foot gate, suitable for large recreational vehicles.
Ideally located in the middle of Alamo with easy access to all three levels of school – Alamo Elementary, Stone Valley Middle School and Monte Vista High School! Shopping, great parks such as Oak Hill Park, and commute access are all close-by.
The Community of Alamo
Large custom homes on half-acre lots define this tranquil town off the beaten path in quintessential California Oak countryside. Ideally situated in the valley between Mt. Diablo and the Las Trampas foothills, and with a population of just over 14,5000, the community is home to executives, all-star athletes and other notable residents. In 2007 Alamo was named by Money Magazine as one of its top 100 places to live.
Alamo is the smallest town in Contra Costa County, and offers seclusion, serenity, and tranquility. Parks and trails here are extensive. The Iron Horse Trail, enjoyed by hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians, is a 33-mile multi-use pathway built on the Southern Pacific right of way. The trail runs through Alamo as it connects the towns of Martinez and Pleasanton. Downtown Alamo is anchored by the Alamo Plaza with over 40 specialty shops, services and restaurants.
Alamo offers its residents one of the best education systems in California. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District provides elementary, intermediate and high school education to Alamo residents and is currently ranked 6th among all unified school districts in California. Both San Ramon and Monte Vista High School are high performing, and each score in the upper 800s on the California API.
Contra Costa County is a recreational hub with so many East Bay Regional Parks including Mt. Diablo, ideal for walking, hiking, picnicking, and sports. The neighboring communities have wonderful shopping centers for day-to-day needs. The renowned Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, 10 minutes north of Alamo, has a bit of everything – Tiffany’s, Nordstrom and the Container Store, one of the newest Apple stores and Neiman Marcus. Weekly Farmer’s Markets are a part of all the surrounding communities and excellent highly rated restaurants are found throughout the valley. There is also outstanding community theater, along with the Lesher Regional Theater in Walnut Creek where national productions a regular event, and the highly acclaimed California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda. Alamo enjoys year-round favorable warm-summer Mediterranean climate. Its close proximity to Napa, Sonoma, downtown San Francisco and Marin make day and evening trips easy. Carmel is only two hours away and Tahoe, a vacation destination in both summer and winter, is an easy three-hour drive.
Jack and Caroline are a father/daughter team – knowledgable professionals with over 56 years of real estate experience in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and the top-producing agents in the Danville office of Pacific Union in 2009-2018. Selling a home is complex, especially in today’s dynamic market. The Schlendorfs will guide you every step of the way to make your transactions pleasant, understandable, and successful. Their skilled negotiating strategies, constant follow-up, and ethical standards give their clients an advantage in the marketplace.
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