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Villa Del Monte
23454 Sunset Drive
Los Gatos, California, 95033
United States
23454 Sunset Drive Los Gatos, California, 95033 United States

Villa Del Monte
23454 Sunset Drive
Los Gatos, California, 95033 United States

  • Paula Leary
  • Terry Leary
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    Single Family Homes

  • Status


  • Year Built


Rare location opportunity! Luxury home, ocean views!

23454 Sunset Drive, Los Gatos California / Contemporary luxury property in the heart of the highly sought-after Villa Del Monte neighborhood. Spectacular Monterey Bay and mountain top views inside and out while still close to Downtown Los Gatos, or the beaches! A private estate, while still among neighbors, this home is a rare opportunity. 4bd/6ba plus 1/1 pool/Guest house and completely renovated in the last 6 years.

Less than two miles from your doorstep, just a quick beautiful drive to; award winning wineries, hiking and biking trails, the fantastic Summit Store Grocery, and award winning schools. Just eight miles to Downtown Los Gatos for shopping, Michelin star restaurant dining, breweries, music festivals and events. Or head to the sand! Skip Highway 17 and instead take a lovely fourteen mile drive down the mountain back roads to Capitola Downtown and Beaches or Santa Cruz. Dual gated entry opens to a picture perfect setting.

A grand foyer entrance welcomes you home to a dazzling 3800+/-sf of Main Floor living space, each room flowing seamlessly to the next. A stunning backdrop of sweeping views all the way out to Monterey Bay are seen from every room. In addition to an outstanding location and amazing views this home features 1100sf dedicated to entertaining and enjoyment!

This great space includes a state-of-the-art home theater for fifteen, wine cellar, tasting room, a huge game room, and one of two gyms. Spacious and on the ground ground level, this can be converted to showcase autos, motorcycles, create an amazing work from home space. yoga studio, or other! Upstairs is the Palatial Master suite, plus three additional en-suite bedrooms, and on the grounds beyond the pool is the one bedroom, one bathroom pool house.

Beautifully landscaped and well-manicured grounds.

Main Level Includes: - Fantastic gourmet kitchen; 50 sq. foot leathered stone island and breakfast bar, a butler’s pantry, and top of the line Miele appliances. - Living Room with completely retractable glass doors for full enjoyment of the deck, ocean and mountain views. - The deck spans the whole main level, perfect for lounging or star gazing. On cool nights stay cozy under Infrared heaters - Separate dining room for 10+, built for views & indoor/outdoor enjoyment. Dual doors open to balcony - Large library/office, a stately space, you can also see views from your desk! - En-suite bedroom one of three is located on this floor, and also opens to the deck - 3800+/-sf

Second floor Includes: Palatial Master Suite with: Private Princess Balcony, sitting room that looks out to the ocean, spa bath and steam shower, and large walk-in closet. Second and third en-suite bedrooms Separate “hangout room” Light and bright laundry room Second of 2 gyms 3300+/-sf

Outdoor Living An Entertainer’s dream property! Feel like you're on a resort just going to your pool. Lush, green foliage lines stone pathways and a rock waterfall tumbles down into the solar heated, salt water pool. Plus! Commercial grade pizza oven, complete state-of-the-art, shaded outdoor kitchen, and private one bedroom, one bathroom pool house. Mature fruit trees are among multiple raised veggie beds.

Property & Area

Complete renovation to the home and property were done over the last five years. Los Gatos Schools. Twenty minutes to San Jose Airport or to the beaches of Santa Cruz.

Additional Details - European Oak flooring, and radiant Heat in all en-suite bathrooms - Main deck with infrared heaters, electric awning, and fully retractable doors - Complete home renovation in 2016, down to the hardware! - Sonos sound throughout - Nest Thermostats - Security System - 4 car garage plus 4+ guest parking - 7 kW Solar power offsets electric

About The Area

Los Gatos is the 33rd wealthiest town in the United States but to simply lump it together with all the other affluent Bay Area suburbs would be doing it a disservice. Sure, there’s an auto dealer selling Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Aston Martins, and the price of Los Gatos real estate can easily bump all the way up to eight figures, but there’s more to this location than dollar signs. Los Gatos is a town with heart. Los Gatos is one of the oldest settlements in Santa Clara County, established in the 1850s and first named “Forbes Mill” after the flour mill established by James Alexander Forbes along Los Gatos Creek in 1853. Forbes’ original mill was torn down in 1916, but an adjacent mill building still stands and today is the site of the History Museum of Los Gatos. By 1887, when the city incorporated, James Forbes was long gone, having sold his mill several years earlier. “Forbes Mill” was also gone, dropped in favor of “Los Gatos,” which reflected the area’s origins as part of the “Rinconada de Los Gatos” land grant of 1839. With its chic downtown shops, world-class restaurants and impressive high-end homes, the Los Gatos we see today seems at first a far cry from the community of millworkers, then later artists, writers, and musicians it once was, but maybe looks can be deceiving. Los Gatos is a multi-layered place whose 33,000 residents span the full range of the human spectrum. They live in mansions, but they also live in rustic cottages hidden on hillsides along narrow, winding roads, and in prim Victorian homes within walking distance of downtown. They shop at boutiques, yes, but they also have barbecues at Vasona Park, hike the Los Gatos Creek Trail and they’ve been graduating from Los Gatos High School since 1921. But if it is true that the character of Los Gatos has changed, it’s also true that Los Gatos has been changing practically since the day James Forbes laid the cornerstone for his mill. Los Gatos has been a rowdy mill town whose plentiful saloons attracted loggers from camps in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s been a resort town known as “The Gem of the Foothills.” It was where John Steinbeck built a cabin and wrote “The Grapes of Wrath” in the 1930s (though Steinbeck’s place is now officially part of Monte Sereno), and where writers C.E.S. Wood and Bard Field built “The Cats Estate” in 1925, playing host to artists and writers like Steinbeck, Ansel Adams and Robinson Jeffers. Today, Los Gatos is where Silicon Valley executives, among others, come because they crave small town living, vibrant pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, great schools and an active, close-knit community whose evenings and weekends are always full with downtown farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts, hiking, biking and maybe an afternoon picnic in the shade of the Redwoods at the Town Plaza, followed by dinner at a world-class restaurant like Manresa or Forbes Mill Steakhouse. Or maybe they just want to stroll downtown and window shop on a sunny afternoon. They can do that, too; or they can check out the Testarossa Winery, located less than a mile from downtown, one of several wineries operating in the hills and mountains in and behind town. There are many ways to live well in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many choose to live in all-residential towns like Hillsborough, Atherton or Monte Sereno. Others choose rural, equestrian-friendly locales like Portola Valley and Woodside. Those who choose Los Gatos, do so because they value community at least as much as they value seclusion. Los Gatos may keep changing but one thing will stay the same: it will always be full of life.

Amenities & Features

  • Listing Details
    • Property ID
    • MLS#
    • Property type
      Single Family Homes
    • Marketed By
      Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    • Status
    • Listing Price
    • County
      Santa Clara County
    • School District
      Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union
  • Utilities & Building
    • Year Built
    • Style
    • Lot Size Unit
    • Lot Size
    • Parking
      3 Car Garage
    • cooling
      Central Air Conditioning
  • Interior
    • Amenities
      2 Fireplaces, Balcony, Library, Pool, Billiards Room, In-Home Fitness Center, Media Room / Home Theater, Outdoor Kitchen, Staff Quarters, Terrace / Outdoor Space, Wine Cellar / Grotto, Artist Studio, Outdoor Pool, Courtyard, Caretaker House, Wet Bar, Butler’s Pantry, Catering Kitchen, Yoga Space
    • Full Bathrooms
    • Partial Bathrooms
    • Bedrooms
  • Additional Features
    • Features
      Mountain Views, Bay View, Ocean View, Scenic View