The Top 5 Most Majestic Lawns in San Jose, CA
San Jose’s history goes back to the hunter-gatherer tribes who sought sustenance from the land through the arrival of the Spaniards when it became “El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe,” a mission named for St. Joseph and the Guadalupe River in southern Spain. It is now known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley” and thrives amid that world of high technology, where it will forever be lauded as the city where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created the first Apple computer in a garage.
There are magnificent homes in San Jose that reflect both its early history and modern cutting-edge design.
1. Stucco and Tile Estate on Wooded Lake Drive
Why we like it: The modern lines of this home fit snugly into the long-established trees on the hills that surround it. The landscaping was ingeniously designed for the terraced land on which the modern meets the traditional. Saplings grow among ancient trees. Palm trees turn the pool and spa into a private, resort-like retreat. Meticulously sculpted hedges and bushes are clean and crisp, the highlight being the Jacobean designs that resemble a family crest.
2. Modern Bay View Estate on Biarritz Place
Why we like it: This estate and its surroundings are a mastery of line and space and both traditional and modern designs. The home echoes the curves and angles of the established landscape, and the designs are repeated harmoniously in the installed landscape. The eye flows effortlessly from the lush emerald green lawn to the appealingly situated plants and bushes to the perfectly sculpted bushes that appear to cushion the home. The highlight is the private vineyard of 200 Zinfandel grape vines.
3. The Manor on Mountain Meadow Court
Why we like it: From the front, you see a home that is a welcoming mix of the nuances of Southwestern and Spanish architecture. Inside, with the open floor plan, you immediately see an extraordinary backyard. The elevated saltwater pool and spa is surrounded by a velvet carpet of lawn. Mature trees border the stunning arrangement of saplings, fruit trees, and vegetable garden. The bonus is the breathtaking mountain view.
4. Modern Hacienda on Saddle Park Place
Why we like it: This Spanish-style home uses modern angles and medieval turret borrowed from Medieval Europe to set it apart. The backyard is an oasis where palm trees circle a plush carpet of grass. This yard demonstrates that “majestic” doesn’t have to mean “massive.” On a third of an acre, the landscapers arranged charming plant and flower accents intermittently around the lawn and gazebo. The highlight—a putting green!
5. Hilltop Estate on Bergman Court
Why we like it: This home weds the traditional Spanish design with the energy efficiency of the 21st century. From the mini-Paradise of palm, olive, and eucalyptus trees, on a clear day, you can see, if not forever, all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. The highlight is the swath of rich green grass that wends its way around the shrubs and flowers.
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