480 El Alamo

Danville, CA, United States
USD $3,888,888
For Sale
5 Beds
3 Bath
1 Partial Bath
4430 sqft
MLS 40866768
Built 1992


Joujou Chawla - Agt: 510-4064836
Seeing is appreciating the magnificence of this 2.64-acre vineyard estate and gated sanctuary tucked in Danville's exclusive El Pintado Loop at the end of a private driveway.
Perched on pristine acreage with spectacular Mt. Diablo views, 1,000 Syrah and Cabernet grape vines basking in the sunshine, and unspoiled open space along the bordering Alamo Ridge, this more than 4,430 square feet of extensively updated living space is wrapped in lush gardens filled with colorful foliage, mature trees, sprawling lawns, and blooming roses.
Witness inspiring sunrises reflecting off Mt. Diablo from the front terraces and entertain on a grand scale in the fabulous Peter Koenig-designed backyard showcasing Connecticut Bluestone patios, decorative Calistoga rock walls, a pebble sheen pool and spa, bocce ball court, fruit tree orchard with raised garden beds, and an enormous entertaining pavilion anchored by a wood-burning fireplace and featuring a full kitchen with bar seating.
Car enthusiasts will also delight in the available garage space for seven cars that includes a detached four-car garage that also offers an opportunity to create an upper level apartment for guests, in-law quarters, private home office, or ultimate man cave.
Designed by Walnut Creek Architect Chester Nakahara with a classic board and batten faade, and built by David Gonsalves in 1992, this estate is on the market for the first time in more than 20 years. Meticulously maintained with almost $1.8 million in updated finishes and amenities both inside and out, this two-level estate showcases hand-scraped walnut floors, smooth texture walls, hand-forged ironwork, soaring exposed beam ceilings, designer light fixtures, and multiple French doors offering the epitome of California indoor/outdoor living.
Indulge in the luxuriousness of four expansive bedrooms and three and a half stylishly updated bathrooms including a main-level master suite with private patio, and an upper level junior master suite. Expansive formal living and dining rooms feature picture postcard Mt. Diablo views framed by oversized windows, and a wine tasting room with two stone walls, a pewter bar, and SubZero wine refrigerator offers an additional space to entertain. The wine room is adorned with hand blown glass Italian light fixtures and also features a leathered granite counter, travertine tile floor, Perlick beverage refrigerator, and ice maker. French doors from this room open to the pool and pavilion and offer a view of the vineyard.
The open concept floor plan also includes a fabulously redesigned chefs kitchen appointed with quartz and butcher block counters and island, tumbled natural slate backsplash, Walnut cabinetry with stunning white bronze handles and pulls, a white bronze apron sink with a grapevine pattern beautifully depicted on its apron, and prep sink. Updated appliances include a Wolf range with Viking hood, Miele speed oven, SubZero refrigerator, and Asko dishwasher. A casual dining nook is brilliantly designed with an octagonal tongue and groove ceiling and exposed beams. Breakfast here with front garden views.
The adjacent family room is anchored by an impressive floor-to-vaulted-ceiling stone fireplace and stunning multi-tiered iron chandelier. Throw open the French doors in this room to the front terraces.
A dedicated office with built-in cabinetry and desk is located just off the rotunda foyer and also has French door access to a gated brick courtyard, a quiet retreat space with a decorative wall fountain and vine covered walls.
The quiet and secluded setting of this estate belies its convenient proximity to downtown shopping and dining, easy freeway and BART access. It is only about 28 miles east of San Francisco and nearby top-rated public and private schools and many recreation venues including Mt. Diablo State Park, Blackhawk, Round Hill and Diablo Country Clubs, and the Iron Horse and Las Trampas Trails.



Pool, Vacuum System.


Central Air Conditioning, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave Oven, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer.

General Features


Interior Features

Security System.

Exterior Finish

Brick, Stucco.


Composition Shingle.


Carpet, Hardwood, Marble, Slate, Stone Tile.


Elementary, High, Junior High, Middle School.

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