Los Gatos Weekly Times

Immaculate, Updated Home in Soughtafte­r Willow Glen Tops Homebuyers’ List

- By Monica Lander

Everything is coming up roses, literally, for this updated Willow Glen sensation located along a charming tree-lined street within a mile to the vibrant and

charming downtown area of Willow Glen known for its variety of wine bars, fine dining, cafes, weekly farmers market, art shows, and many community events, parks, and freeway access.

Tree roses, carpet roses, climbing roses, and rose bushes fragrantly and colorfully bloom at 1286 Lennon Way in San Jose, a soughtafte­r Willow Glen neighborho­od known for its friendly and diverse residents, from longtime homeowners to new, young families. The proximity to top-rated

schools, including Booksin Elementary, Willow Glen Middle, and Willow Glen High School, also add to this neighborho­od’s appeal.

Almost 1,700 square feet of single-story living space was completely remodeled by Lexor Builders, a renowned name in Bay Area building, just nine years ago. Acute attention was given

to every detail, from the hardwood floors and Oldworld textured walls to the decorative crown molding, recessed lights, and dual pane windows.

A wood-burning fireplace and custom built-in cabinetry anchor the living room

with sliding glass doors that lead to lovely backyard. The open floorplan also features a dining area. An updated chef ’s kitchen reflects the builder’s high-end level

of quality. It is beautifull­y appointed with a porcelain tile floor, quartz slab counters, a glass tile backsplash, a peninsula island/breakfast bar, and Shaker-style painted soft-close custom cabinetry with pullout pantry and Lazy Susan shelves, as well as topof-the-line GE appliances.

Three bedrooms include a front-facing guest room, which could easily become

a primary suite, with room for a sitting area/work-fromhome space plus a walk-in closet. The existing primary bedroom with an en suite bath is decorated with stylish fixtures and finishes.

The incredible guest bath includes a huge walk-in shower, and modern tub, both adorned by subway tile and decorative mosaic inlay.

The exceptiona­lly private and quiet backyard sanctuary is beautifull­y landscaped with mature roses and garden beds around the paver patio and

lawn. A prolific lemon tree commands one corner while climbing roses and bougainvil­lea create a colorful natural arbor over the gated entry.

The oversized finished and freshly painted twocar garage includes room for a workshop, private

office space, hobby room, and more. A long driveway

features interlocki­ng pavers and can be easily gated for additional privacy. The garage also features attic storage.

Additional features not to be missed include a laundry room with a utility sink and an approximat­ely 13-by-13foot basement, an ideal space for storage, a wine cellar, or even a workout room. The home also features central air conditioni­ng, and both air and water purificati­on systems.

Willow Glen continues to be one of the most “sought

after neighborho­ods for first-time homebuyers and those ready to upsize for their growing families,” says Rebecca Jepsen, longtime Bay Area realtor.

As a former entreprene­ur in the high-tech industry and a trusted expert in the industry, Jepsen remains optimistic. The median home price in Santa Clara Country is up about 20% in just the last year, up 68% in the last 5 years and up an incredible 214% over the last 10 years. So, even if we see a bit of a leveling out – we still have unpreceden­ted appreciati­on here in the Bay Area. And, job growth, locally and across the state, continues to rise

– the unemployme­nt rate is currently at 3.6% - the lowest since the pandemic began.

Although the stock market is currently experienci­ng a lot of volitivity, the Bay Area housing market remains a solid investment for now and into the future she adds, especially as Silicon Valley companies welcome employees back into the office and offer incredible opportunit­ies for high tech employment.

“We’ve seen volatility in the market before,” she says, “and, this too, will pass.” She continues to provide ongoing data and informatio­n to her clients and to Bay Area residents by providing twicea-year market outlooks and mid-year check-ups.

“Such in-depth analysis of the market, looking back and

going forward, is invaluable to my clients,” says Jepsen.

She relies on more than a decade of experience helping

Bay Area residents make informed and educated decisions when buying and selling a home and prides herself on creating life-long friends in the process.

This passion for helping people buy and sell real estate remains steadfast.

“My clients mean a lot to me. My goal is to provide them all the data and personal assistance I can in order to positively impact

their lives,” she says.

Price: $1,988,000

Website: Rebeccajep­sen.com Listing Agent: Golden Gate Sotheby’s Internatio­nal

Realty, Rebecca Jepsen,

BRE # 01908462, 408-357-3990, rjepsen@ggsir.com.

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