This Silicon Valley Estate Is A Contemporary Masterpiece Of Epic Proportions

Aztec Estate

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When the Modir family acquired the 52 expansive acres of land on Aztec Ridge nearly 30 years ago, they set out to design an ultra-contemporary home with state-of-the-art technology that would be rare to find even among today’s newly constructed residences. Think climate and security systems that are controlled by smartphone and iPad. Plus, no keys are necessary to open the doors. 

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Towering above Silicon Valley, atop the Los Gatos hills, Aztec Estate offers breathtaking panoramic views spanning the San Francisco Bay Area from Oakland to San Jose. Secluded in a private enclave at the end of a gated drive, the house features soaring ceiling heights, a modern open floor plan, sweeping decks ideal for entertaining and sliding walls of glass that bring phenomenal views to the forefront of the living experience. With eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, the main house is approximately 10,309 square feet. There is also a guest house, pool, tennis court, spa, and ridgetop with 300-degree panoramic views. Aztec Estate is truly a home of incredible scale and unrivaled opportunity, in one of the most exceptional settings in Northern California.

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The primary residence offers superior quality amenities throughout its six luxurious view suites, six full baths, and two half baths—it is an extraordinary living space with indoor-outdoor elements and a sleek, utilitarian, and contemporary design. Materials like glass, stone, and steel are used liberally in architect George Foy’s construction—these components showcase the natural beauty of the property. Also, the estate includes a 1,800-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bath guest house. Both residences feature the finest selection of materials and finishes, exquisite interior design, and exterior landscape.

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At the principal house, behind double glass doors, a light-infused, two-story atrium studded with trees leads to a series of intimate and grand-scale living and dining spaces. Soaring ceilings enhance the home’s incredible scale, while floor-to-ceiling windows flood the spaces in natural light. Guests are immersed continuously in breathtaking views. The gourmet chef’s kitchen, with large center island and top-of-the-line appliances, features over-sized glass windows, a modern range, and ample pantry space.

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Secluded in a separate wing, the monumental master suite is flanked by walls of glass, enveloping the space in sweeping vistas. An opulent marble bathroom boasts impressive ceilings and custom walk-in closets. It has an office space, oversized fireplace and sitting area. Sliding doors lead to a sprawling outdoor lounge overlooking the pool and the sunset.

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The gated estate offers privacy and a steel frame construction. There’s also a wine cellar, spacious billiard room with wet bar and wall-to-wall glass windows on three sides, and two custom offices. The property’s resort-like grounds are as impressive as the residences. Aztec Estate offers the versatility to retreat in serenity or host lavish events. The grounds feature the aforementioned infinity pool, spa, steam room, tennis and basketball court, as well as a helicopter landing spot, outdoor fire pit, lush gardens with over 800 palm trees, various terraces and seating areas, fountains, waterfall, and wrap-around decks with endless views.

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As seen in Forbes magazine, DuPont Registry, and on HGTV’s Extreme Homes, this spectacular estate has easy access to the heart of Silicon Valley with vibrant downtown Los Gatos less than 10 minutes away. A unique combination of privacy, exclusivity, peacefulness, views, and luxury are found in this one-of-a-kind modern masterpiece.

For details and photos visit www.AztecEstateLosGatos.com.

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