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A remarkable creation of style and elegance with a hint of fantasy from the mind and hands of Carr Jones, the renowned Bay Area Architect who specialized in “Storybook” style custom homes from the 1930’s through 1960’s. This is 66 Stonecastle, a truly one of a kind property with unparalleled craftsmanship that blends elements of timber, stone, slate, brick and steel seamlessly to create a home and property that’s reminiscent of the castles and farmhouses of Europe, with an influence of the missions of the El Camino, yet distinctly and uniquely Northern Californian.
The attention to detail is unbelievable, with every aspect of the home and property considered with purpose and responsibility, using many recycled and repurposed materials to create a unique and inspirational space unlike any other. In fact, this point was emphasized by Steve Jobs, who lived in a Carr Jones house in Palo Alto, and remarked how Jones “was a careful craftsman, who cared more about being inventive than making money”, and it was Carr’s dedication to his craft which has made him a legend in architecture.
A stunning and sophisticated courtyard welcomes you as you enter into the main living space with soaring cathedral ceilings of exposed timber, gorgeous slate floors, and a stunning stone fireplace as it’s centerpiece. Arched walkways, custom built-ins, sitting alcoves, and beautiful windows framed perfectly to accentuate the gardens and spaces of interest are found throughout the home and entice the eyes and imagination.
2 ample sized bedrooms including a separate primary bedroom with en-suite bathroom that’s built harmoniously around the natural stone of the building site, and just another fabulous example of the creativity of Carr Jones. There’s a newly renovated sun room facing east awash with beautiful natural light, which could be used as a great home office or a third bedroom, and a west facing loggia that’s ideal for dining amongst the sunsets and stars.
Other features include a new solar rated composite shingle roof with copper gutters and downspouts and storage shed with sliding doors.
The outdoor space is truly magical and remarkably private with an abundance of spaces and places for relaxing and entertaining including a guest house/ADU with full amenities and loft space, a built in outdoor kitchen with BBQ, fireplace and adjacent sitting area, grassy area and pond, as well as a gorgeous pool and pool house that can be used as a yoga studio, gym, or office.
Over his tenure, Carr Jones worked to build less than 40 homes total, and unfortunately not all of them still exist. However, this won’t ever happen to 66 Stonecastle, because this amazing property is officially registered as historic, and entitled to the tax benefits associated with the Mills Act for historical properties.
66 Stonecastle is located in Alamo’s gated Stonecastle Estates community, and the namesake for the development. It proudly sits on a parcel of over 31,000 square feet atop the hill looking over the neighborhood, as well as behind a second gate with custom accents designed by Jones for added privacy.
66 Stonecastle is being sold in conjunction with its sister home 67 Stonecastle, for an opportunity to own the entire compound.