Beautiful custom home with incredible finishes throughout. Completely rebuilt and expanded in 2016 including the dramatic stone entryway tower with soaring 20-foot ceiling. Stunning kitchen with an enormous center island, lighted coffered ceiling, custom wood cabinetry and quartzite stone countertops with an elegant limestone backsplash. High-end appliances include the professional-grade Wolf range and Sub Zero refrigerator. Home theater with ten-foot HDTV screen, surround sound, and seven reclining theater chairs. Adjacent game room with pool table and bar area. Fabulous wine cellar with a glass ceiling to the formal dining room above.
The backdrop of Mount Diablo is mesmerizing as the colors change with every sunrise and sunset. The grounds include the rare combination of flat yard and captivating views. Spectacular setting on a one-acre lot with vineyard, pool, spa, fire pit, bocce ball court, and full outdoor kitchen. Grapes to wine on-site: the home includes a sophisticated attached winery room that is configured to support every step of wine production. The vineyard yields two barrels of Tempranillo wine.
Owned solar for electrical. Automated systems (security and lighting etc), controlled remotely so that a homeowner can control nearly every aspect of the home from anywhere in the world using a set of mobile apps. Located in an award-winning school district: zoned for Rancho Romero Elementary, Stone Valley Middle, and Monte Vista High School.
Lauren Holloway has been an involved member of the local community since 1995 when she and her husband were proud new parents of their first born and began thinking about schools. Lauren describes the area, saying, “It’s such a family-friendly place to live and a great place to be a kid.”
Lauren entered the real estate profession after enjoying a career in the business world, managing an IT group at an elite software company. With a high-tech background, she embraces technology in the real estate business, enabling her to be more effective with tools and marketing. She also utilizes the project management and negotiating skills that were honed in her business career.
She loves working with her clients and making sure they are given first class attention, dedicated service and the best deal whether she represents buyers or sellers. Lauren’s clients appreciate the vitality and compassion that she puts into her work, saying: “Lauren is the consummate professional . . . . She is extremely knowledgeable about housing market trends, finance, local businesses, activities, and schools. . . . She made the often stressful business of selling my home very manageable and pleasant. Lauren is such a delight to work with. Simply the best.”
When asked if she prefers to work with buyers or sellers, Lauren said, “I enjoy both. With sellers, I specialize in helping them prepare the home to maximize their return, selecting low-cost projects that will make a big impact. With buyers, when you can take part in finding a new home for someone, that is incredibly special.”
Lauren has in-depth knowledge of the neighborhoods in Contra Costa County and is able to provide clients with an invaluable perspective on the local market. As a very involved parent, she also has helpful information about the local schools.
Lauren’s client-satisfaction success has made her a top producer in Sotheby’s Danville office. When she’s not showing property, holding an open house, overseeing an inspection or appraisal, she loves to be on the tennis court: she’s an avid player and fan.