3118 Blackhawk Meadow Lane
Price: USD 7,999,800
Parking Spaces: 5
A palatial and gated estate located at the end of one of Blackhawk's most coveted cul de sacs was inspired by some of the most awe-inspiring destinations around the world. Grandiose rooms brim with unparalleled opulence and luxurious features while its outdoor entertaining space rivals a five-star resort.
Built in 2000, this custom home features about 8,872 square feet of living space that includes just under 1,000 square feet in a two- bedroom, two-bath guesthouse with full kitchen, living and dining
rooms. The main house features five en suite bedrooms including a main level au pair/guest bedroom suite, and two additional powder rooms.
Meticulously attention was paid to the details in each room to reflect a passion for Italian architecture and richly layered textures such as the smooth marble, carved millwork and Corinthian
columns. Multiple recessed niches with custom lighting provide space to display an extensive art collection or prized memorabilia. Hand painted murals and wall finishes by Shannon Thoner Designs
of Alamo, custom ornamental ironwork, and cabinetry embellished with gold leaf accents adorn many rooms including the formal living and dining rooms.
There is an executive office with floor-to-ceiling cherry cabinetry and hardwood floors, music/conference room with two-story windows and private entry, fitness room, and a sunroom/studio with hand-painted walls inspired by the Sun City resort in South Africa and columns mimicking the texture of palm tree trunks.
Large gathering spaces include a game room with walk-around bar, expansive gourmet kitchen with casual dining, and expansive family room.
Beyond the circular driveway that wraps around a statuesque Jaguar perched among the lush landscaping is a double, glass arched entry with ornamental wrought iron. A stunning Schonbek crystal chandelier suspends from decorative medallion molding in the two-story foyer.
Columns covered in mosaic marble tile define the formal, step-down living room that features a dramatic 22-foot ceiling and pair of windows that also soar to the great height. The room is anchored by a wall of custom cast concrete stone and plaster fireplace and arched niches created by Jean Larriberot and Pleasanton's Chateau Cool Stone Inc.
Multiple layers of crown molding embellished with gold leaf enhance the formal dining room that also has a coffered ceiling with hand-painted mural and recessed niche for buffet.
A prominent island and breakfast bar in the kitchen measures more than 7 by 9 feet and is topped with two tones of granite and five- burner cooktop. The coffered ceiling features custom lighting and a hand-painted mural. Granite perimeter counters, and built-in work station and backsplash are enhanced by beveled-glass door cabinetry and glazed custom wood cabinetry that has been baked at a high temperature to create an enamel-like finish. Multi-layers of crown molding and gold leaf detailing are also added. Stainless appliances include double Dacor ovens, GE and Miele dishwashers, in additional to two prep sinks and paneled full sized Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.
A casual dining nook has a coffered ceiling and bay windows framing the backyard views.
Stately columns again define the step down family room that features three-sets of French doors to the backyard patios, boxed-beam ceiling, an enchanting crystal chandelier, a wall of built-in
cabinetry and media center, and retractable 90-inch screen. This room shares a dual-sided fireplace with the game room that also features another dramatic coffered ceiling, wall of built-in cabinetry, French door to patios, and walk-around bar whose hand-painted murals are inspired from Spain. There is a mini refrigerator and ULine wine refrigerator, granite counters and bar, and hammered copper sink.
Eight palladium windows soar around the sunroom and frame the views of the backyard. A tile floor is bordered by decorative mosaic tile.
Even the powder room is lavished with a mirrored ceiling, etched glass and custom-illuminated sink, and gold-plated and etched glass faucet all inspired by the famed Palace of Versailles.
Nearby the executive office is the music room or ideal conference room with its glass French door entry, surrounding windows and private outside entry.
A sweeping staircase and custom iron and gold leaf bannister inspired by a trip to Bellagio, Italy leads to a wide catwalk that overlooks the foyer and living room. Upstairs is plush carpeting, the
fitness room, and four additional bedrooms including the opulent master bedroom retreat.
Double doors open onto the master bedroom where arched recessed niches flank the bed, a crystal chandelier suspends from the coffered ceiling, and a French door opens onto a private balcony. There is a fireplace with a marble surround and built-in cabinetry.
The luxurious master bathroom has a hand-painted barrel ceiling, granite floors, two large vanities with granite tops and custom hand-made tile backsplash. The jetted tub is adjacent to the steam shower with dual showerheads and enclosed in frosted glass with a matching etched pattern. The walk-in closet is filled with built-in organizers and has a private his and her side and wall of
A teak front door with brass accents offers an inviting entry into the guesthouse where visitors will find the accommodations more than comfortable. In addition to two bedrooms and two bathrooms,
there is a large living room, dining room and well-appointed kitchen with Wolf, six-burner range, KitchenAid refrigerator and dishwasher.
Plan a party and invite a few hundred friends, host an intimate sunset al fresco dinner or lounge poolside. It s your call how you want to enjoy the fabulous outdoor venue that borders the rolling
hillsides and open space.
The elevated large spa spills into the swimming pool with its mosaic tile border. Towering palm trees sway in the breeze, and lush garden beds, colorful Birds of Paradise and blooming Dogwood
wrap around the expansive patios.
The covered cabana features an outdoor kitchen complete with marble counter, Viking built-in barbecue, refrigerator, icemaker and sink. Grab a seat at the nearby bar also with a marble top.
There is also a full pool bathroom, expansive lawns, and multiple venues for quiet reflection.
Nestled within the gated Blackhawk County Club at the foot of Mt. Diablo with views of the surrounding hillsides, this estate is nearby two 72-par championships golf courses, tennis courts, and clubhouses. It will also be conveniently close to the newly expanded state- of-the-art fitness center slated to open this summer. Located at the Sports Complex, near the pool, tennis, bocce and
pickle ball courts, the new facility features more than 9,400 square feet with a 1,200-square-foot outdoor exercise patio, indoor classroom, men s and women s locker rooms, steam rooms, three
wellness rooms, massage therapy, acupuncture, personal trainers, spin and yoga classes and kid care.
Close to shopping and dining at The Blackhawk Plaza, Tassajara Commons, and the charming downtown Danville with easy access to Highways 580 and 680, and top-rated schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
Additional features include:
- Temperature-controlled wine cellar with glass and decorative iron door and 300-bottle capacity
- Five-car garage
- Garage storage cabinetry
- Security alarm
- Retractable foyer chandelier for easy cleaning
- Butler's pantry with granite counter, cabinetry, and warming drawer
- Walk-in pantry
- Second staircase to upper level
- Dual pane Milguard windows
- Swimming pool and spa heated by half gas and half electricity