Imagine waking up to breathtaking, unobstructed views of open space dotted with majestic oak trees. Envision entertaining or relaxing on spacious patios and decks surrounded by the serenity of nature.

Decks and patios deliver glorious views of open space land and sparkling night skies.

Picture yourself at 1334 Rimrock Drive in San Jose, a one-third-acre lot tucked along the southern edge of the Almaden Valley against Almaden Quicksilver County Park and almost 4,200 acres of gorgeous parkland with miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Hop on the trailhead at the end of the street.

About 3,126 square feet of living space offers large gathering venues and flexible-use space with five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.

This five-bedroom home with a fenced backyard comes with a three-car garage that includes overhead storage and workbench.

This home features hardwood floors, dual-pane windows, recessed lights and an open flow of rooms beyond an impressive entry with a coffered ceiling. The formal rooms are generous in size and both feature front-facing garden view windows.

Gather in the large kitchen around the expansive island/breakfast bar and enjoy plenty of prep space on the granite tile counters with lots of cabinet storage, including upper glass-faced cabinets. Appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, JennAir four-burner cooktop with a grill, and KitchenAid refrigerator and oven. The kitchen is open to the family room anchored by a gas fireplace with raised brick hearth and surround.

This beautiful kitchen with granite tile counters is a fabulous spot to cook or bake while mingling with guests or wine tasting.

Five bedrooms include four bedrooms and two bathrooms up a short flight of steps, including the master bedroom. This is a marvelous retreat space that shares the spectacular mountain views in two directions. This room has three closets, a carpeted floor plus a bathroom with a dual-sink vanity, shower and updated fixtures.

Three bedrooms share a full bathroom with a jetted tub, separate stall shower, wainscot tiles and a single sink with a granite counter.

The fifth bedroom is located on a lower level with a separate entry from the backyard. This expansive room features an en suite bathroom with a Japanese-style jetted tub and cedar wainscot plus a wet bar with a sink, counter seating, and a view window. Its size and location would make it an ideal apartment for a guest or in-law, a potential rental, or a fabulous game/media room.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park is just down the street and allows you easy access to explore hiking and equestrian trails.

The expansive and completely fenced backyard offers multiple venues for entertaining on a grand scale or intimate gatherings under the canopies of towering oak trees with extensive landscape lighting. Garden beds include several fruit trees plus a lawn area and a possible pool site.

Close to everything that makes the Almaden Valley such a desirable place to live, this home is near the Country Club, shopping, restaurants, and parks with easy access to freeways into the heart of Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and south to Monterey County. Top-rated schools are also conveniently accessible from 1 mile to Williams Elementary, 1.4 miles to Bret Harte Middle and about 1.6 miles to Leland High School.

Additional features include a three-car garage with overhead storage and workbench, plus an extra storage room that is naturally cooled and ideal for a wine cellar. There is an updated water heater, updated garage doors, a large laundry room with a utility sink and storage cabinets. A powder room has a pocket door to the hallway and access to the backyard decks and patios.

Price: $2,350,000Where: 1334 Rimrock Drive, San JoseWebsite: Showings by appointment.Listing agent: Compass. Therese Swan, 408-656-8240 DRE: 01355719 Therese is consistently among the Top 100 agents in the S.F. Bay Area. She has also been nationally ranked in The Wall Street Journal.



By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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