3540 Mercato Court
Pleasanton, CA 94566
With inviting and elegant curb appeal, this palatial home sits on a half-acre on a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable gated community of Ruby Hill. The home features 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a main floor office and bonus room with a wet bar and an opulent second floor master suite. The dramatic entry opens to the living room with 20@ ceilings, the formal dining room and also leads to the main floor guest room. The gourmet kitchen opens to the family room and nook, overseeing the backyard. Million-dollar views are visible from the many balconies and the backyard is spacious with a large pavilion.
The dramatic entry includes a circular driveway with pavers, a welcoming porch and sophisticated columns and balusters, providing a true Mediterranean feel. Once inside the double doors, the foyer is grand, featuring an exquisite crystal chandelier, marble floors, a sweeping circular staircase and views to the backyard through French doors. The formal living room has 20@ ceilings and a dramatic cast-stone gas fireplace. The formal dining rooms adjoins the foyer, as does the office featuring built-in storage, book shelves and desk. The office opens to the main floor bonus room, with Brazilian cherry floors, a wet bar with a wine refrigerator and a separate entrance. A full bath is situated off the bonus room, and could function as a pool bath. It includes a sauna which is perfect for relaxation.
The kitchen is spacious and bright, opening to the breakfast nook and family room, all featuring Brazilian cherry floors and elegant black granite counters. The breakfast bar and center island with a prep sink provide great space for food preparation and entertaining. Stainless steel appliances include a built-in Thermador commercial refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, a Bosch oven, microwave, trash compactor and a seven-burner Bertazzoni Italia gas range with double ovens. The family room includes a cast-stone gas-starter fireplace, built-in bookshelves, storage and a separate wet bar with a wine refrigerator. The rooms overlook the backyard, and provide access to second set of stairs. The main floor includes a guest suite, the laundry room and powder room.
Located on the second floor, the master suite provides abundant space for rest and relaxation, with a bedroom, sitting area and another cast-stone gas fireplace. The master bath includes marble counters and floors, a jetted tub and a custom walk-in closet. An open loft functions as a second bonus area and each of the additional bedrooms are spacious and bright.
The two 2-car garages (four cars total) feature epoxy-painted floors and painted walls. The spacious backyard is fenced, with privacy landscaping, includes a regal pavilion. Covered porches and patios make it a perfect setting for lounging and play.
Ruby Hill is a gated community that includes a Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course, as well as community amenities which include the community center, swimming pool and kiddy pool, tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic grounds, basketball courts and a playground. Ruby Hill HOA is $215 per month and covers common area maintenance and manned security gates.