1151 Sierra Avenue
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1151 Sierra Avenue
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5,300sf lot

Architecturally stunning California Prairie-style home just off The Alameda, San Jose’s historic corridor, celebrates a piece of the past with a splash of contemporary flair.


The Shasta Hanchett Park neighborhood is filled with historically significant homes built in the early 1900s. Sprinkled throughout the neighborhood are houses designed by the prolific architect Frank Delos Wolfe, influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's designs. This home is no exception and is a timeless work of art with features that appeal to those in love with both historic and modern styles, including a cubic form, high ceilings, decorative millwork and molding, tile work, built-ins, and gorgeous art glass windows.


Steps from the thriving business district with multiple shops, cafes, casual to upscale dining, and a variety of cuisines, this home is near various places to meet up with friends, including the J. Lohr Vineyard & Wine tasting room, Coterre Cellars, and Mission Creek Brewery Co. at the Whole Foods Market. Enjoy the convenient proximity to the SAP center and catch a San Jose Sharks game or concert and the centralized West San Jose location’s easy commutes to nearby tech giants in Silicon Valley.


Behind the covered porch entry are gorgeous herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, freshly painted smooth-textured walls, recessed lights, and lots of natural light flow throughout the approximately 1,624 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living and dining rooms, and a beautifully updated chef's kitchen.


A chandelier illuminates the spacious entry. A pocket door can separate the living room, a front-facing room anchored by a wood-burning fireplace and built-in cabinetry. The high coffered ceiling also has a decorative crown, medallion molding, and upper leaded glass windows.


A built-in buffet with leaded glass accents is located in the dining room, which also features French doors that open onto the front porch.


Marble mosaic tile defines the beautifully updated kitchen appointed with marble waterfall counters, custom European-style frameless cabinetry and pantry, open shelving, a chic subway tile backsplash, and a stainless farmhouse sink with a polished chrome pulldown faucet. A large island/breakfast bar has a walnut countertop and a stainless prep sink. Appliances include an Italian-designed Smeg built-in range, a Smeg vintage-style refrigerator, and a Bosch dishwasher. A laundry niche features a stacked Samsung washer and dryer.


A single French door opens to a backyard deck with sleek iron railings and stairs to an inviting outdoor sanctuary. Gather with family and friends on the paver patio, play on the artificial turf, or retreat to the gardens shaded by a canopy of towering trees. A gated entry makes it easy to access the backyard from the long paver driveway. New fencing wraps around the yard.


One bedroom has an en suite bathroom beautifully updated with subway tile walls, a freestanding clawfoot tub/shower, a new faucet, light fixtures, and a wall-mounted Porcelanosa sink. Another bedroom has a cork floor, dual closets outfitted with custom Elfa organizing systems, and French doors with inset shades that open to a deck and steps down to the backyard. A centrally located bathroom features a radiant-heated floor, a wall-mounted glass sink, a shower with a sliding barn door entry, textured tiled walls, a skylight, and a rain showerhead.


Additional features include refreshed front landscaping, a large basement accessible from the backyard, and an ideal location for a wine cellar/tasting room or extra storage.

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Alex Bouja
Golden Gate | Sotheby's International Realty
BRE 01744054

1151 Sierra Ave
San Jose, CA 95126