Intero Real Estate Services
Sophia Delacotte
Realtor in San Jose
 


Luxury Homes For Sale on the Real Estate Market in Silicon Valley


Unique Homes and Premier Real Estate For Sale in the Bay Area




For potential home buyers, Silicon Valley in Santa Clara County is an area with prime real estate. Extravagant and pricey mansions compete with luxury estate from Beverly Hills, New York and even San Francisco, CA.

In early 2011, and out of fun and interest in the Silicon Valley real estate luxury market, I took the initiative to list on this page some of the top high-end luxury homes for sale on the Silicon Valley market at that time. As you may suspect, these dream homes were located primarily in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Saratoga and Palo Alto.

A Real Estate blogger from Burbed elaborated on this page and provided excellent insights into each property. You can read all about it here.

For the record, as of June 2012, the majority of the 2011 listings either expired and were removed from the market. Only a few of them are still on sale (some with a reduced price) and only one sold at the asking price. You can find the original page for Astonishing Homes for Sale in Silicon Valley in 2011 right here.

By popular demand, here are below some of the most astonishing luxury homes for sale in Silicon Valley in 2012.



25810 Vinedo Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Features
6+ bedrooms
4+ bath
12,143 square feet
Built in 1998
$12,995,000

My first luxury home of choice in Silicon Valley for 2012 is this spectacular estate located on 4 acres with mountains views in Los Altos Hills. Notable luxury features of this spectacular gated mansion in Los Altos Hills include a theater, a garage space for 8-12 cars with a 2-post car lift (ideal for car collectors), an infinity pool, a spa, a putting green with sand trap, a competition size tennis court and even a vineyard which produces a delectable Cabernet Sauvignon with the estate's own label!



2950 Alexis Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Features
4 bedrooms
5+ bath
7,200 square feet
Built in 2008
$7,395,000

This gated Tuscan-style luxury estate is nestled against Palo Alto Hills Country Club. The home include a wine tasting room and a vineyard with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, a large media and game room (with a screen), an outside kitchen as well as an outside bath along with an infinity pool (with 2 waterfalls) and a spa as well. The home include a Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances and modern amenities throughout. Last detail: the 4 bedrooms are all en-Suite.



19450 Valle Vista Dr, Saratoga, CA 95070

Features
4 bedrooms
4.5 bath
5, 200 square feet
Built in 2002
$5,300,000

Yet another luxury Tuscan-style home on rare knoll top setting with panoramic city light and mountain views of Silicon Valley, within minutes of downtown Saratoga and Los Gatos. A mansion with "Old world" character and generous architectural design. This house boasts in particular an array of 50 solar panels, a media/game room, butler's pantry, French limestone floors, home automation, a black bottom pool and a RV and Boat parking.



13620 Hill Way, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Features

4+ bedrooms
4+ bath
4,920 square feet
Built in 1992
$5,195,000

Nestled against Shoup Park in Los Altos at the end of a cul-de-sac, but only a few minutes away by foot from Downtown Los Altos and its many fine restaurants, this 2-stories gated French Manor-style home has quite a few refined and unique features to offer: Stunning grounds with rose gardens, a fountain, a sparkling pool, 4 fireplaces among other things.



16350  Matilija Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Features

3 bedrooms
3.5 bath
7,475 square feet
Built in 2001
$8,900,000

If you ever dreamt about opening the door of your bedroom to step right into the pool while enjoying a spectacular view at the same time, this Silicon Valley luxury property is for you. Set on one of Los Gatos most prestigious streets, this property is a one-of-a-kind home. Stunning Zeluck custom doors and windows, living room completely opened to the amazing outside views and the pool overlooking Silicon Valley. Notable features of this home include a theater and an artist's studio.





24020 Oak Knoll Circle, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Features

6 + bedrooms
4+ bath
7,100 square feet
Built in 1998
$11,189,800

Gated Mediterranean estate nestled in a serene park-like setting in Los Altos Hills on 3.5 acres with breathtaking views of the mountains, a private lake, neighboring vineyards and Silicon Valley lights in particular. Interior design by top Silicon Valley decorators. Extraordinary attention was paid to detail architecture and design. Many Architectural fixtures and materials (pavers, tiles) were brought in from the Old World (Italy, France).  One-of-a-kind entry chandeliers painted by world renown artist Ulla Darni. This luxury property also includes 2 guesthouses with 2 bedrooms.





12859 Normandy Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Features

5 bedrooms
5.5  bath
7,333 square feet
Built in 2005
$6,495,000

A stunning custom home in Los Altos Hills with a 1BR/BA guest house. East Coast influenced architecture. Notable features of this luxury estate includes a workout room, a private office, a media room, a large recreation room and a separate wine cellar. Gorgeous landscaped grounds with sparkling pool and a spa. This home also features an exceptional terrace with a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen and a fountain. Let us not forget the detached 3-car garage with a large work room.





21116 Comer Dr, Saratoga, CA 95070

Features

6 bedrooms
11 bath
12,505 square feet
Built in 2004
$16,750,000

From the picture featured above, one may wonders if we are dealing with a luxury home or a luxury hotel in Silicon Valley! This luxury estate is described as a "World-class estate", a "true sanctuary where privacy, commanding views, and upscale living unite on a hilltop setting in Saratoga, CA". This estate is located on 8+/- acres and features 12,505+/- square feet of living area. Notable features of this luxury estate include a theater, a library, a steam shower (and a sunken tub), a domestic well and an infinity edge pool with canyon and Bay Area views.





14411 Shannon Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Features

4 bedrooms
4 bath
4,669 square feet
Built in 2002
$6,500,000

On 25+ acres, this unique "equestrian estate" evokes the serenity of the countryside yet is just minutes away from downtown Los Gatos. This luxury California ranch-style home offers a guest house and a facilities manager's home. Notable features of this luxury Los Gatos ranch home include a barn with 18 box stalls, a 16,000 square feet footed covered riding arena, 8 paddocks, a round pen and a turn out pasture.





15270 Oak Ridge Way, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Features

4 bedrooms
3.5  bath
5,000 square feet
Built in 2004
$5,499,000

Yet another one of a kind luxury estate with breathtaking and unobstructed views of Lake Vasona & East Los Gatos mountains. One of the finest views in Los Gatos. This  elegant and sophisticated luxury home features a gourmet kitchen, formal dining for large gatherings, a resort-like master suite and pool (check out the picture above with the pool and lake view), a full basement, a wine cellar and a theater in particular.





1870 University Av, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Features

5+ bedrooms
6  bath
9,319 square feet
Built in 1929
$ 8,995,000

A remarkable luxury estate in Gardner Dailey Monterey's Spanish colonial architectural style in Cresent Park in the heart of Palo Alto. Classic interior featuring a lavish master suite with spa inspired bathroom, with 5 additional bedrooms, including 3 with en-suite baths. Includes a wine cellar, a library and a game court.


What my clients are saying  

Sophia Delacotte is an outstanding real estate professional. She brings great understanding of her clients' needs, diligence, and taste. I highly recommend Sophia for any endeavor within her scope of expertise.

 

~ Michel R.

Sophia has gone above and beyond in regards to helping my wife and I find a new home for our expanding family. She is very informative in all aspects of buying a home! I highly recommend her!

 

~ Josh M.

Working with Sophia was a great experience. She is not only a trustworthy person, but she also always had my best interest in mind. She showed me various condos and explained the pros and cons of all properties which made my decision to choose the right condo easier. She constantly followed up with all the parties involved to make sure the home buying process went smoothly. This is evidenced by the fact that we closed right on time! She even made sure all the repairs were completed to my condo before I moved in. I would recommend Sophia to anyone who wants a realtor that will fight for them every step of the way.

 

~ Sean M.

I worked with Sophia Delacotte several times of the last 18 months. She sold my home with suave and suggested some another great agents remotely for my relocation. There was: honest and frequent communication; clear expectations; and fairer than average rates from the start; no sandbagging; a watchful eye and excellent management of all aspects of the process and contracts. Other realtors in the last decade had really left me with a negative opinion of agents, but Sophia made a name for herself and removed my bias. I'm also glad for Sophia's eagle-eye for legal trouble, so when it came to here recommendations for covering ourselves, I followed them without hesitation. Suggestions on what needed fixed, and encouragement for transparent disclosures is important in California. Buying and/or selling a home can stressful, but it was fun with Sophia for myself and my family

 

~ Kyle B

Sophia Delacotte is thorough, knowledgeable, and helpful. She assisted me with the sale of my townhouse in San Jose. It sold after one open house, and I received multiple offers. Sophia screened all of the offers and recommended the offers which would close with the least amount of hassles or surprises. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market. With her legal background, she is a strong and effective advocate for your side of the transaction. Sophia always kept me in the loop, was clear with what she needed, and the timing of the response to what she needed. She is a pleasure to work with, responsive, and committed to making the entire process go as smoothly as possible. I highly recommend Sophia and would definitely work with her again in the future.

 

~ Bonnie B.

Sophia has been very professional throughout the process of my house purchase. She was very patient as I was quite particular about what I want with the budget I have. Sophia was also very helpful and very knowledgeable. She is a very good realtor.

 

~ Jackson T.

When we met Sophia for the first time, on a Sunday afternoon, we were immediately struck by her professionalism and competence. With skill and patience, she navigated us through the complex and confusing steps of getting pre-approved for a loan, viewing the house, putting down an offer, and learning when to walk away. As first-time home owners, we were nervous and uncertain. Sophia gave us invaluable advice and encouragement during the ups and downs, and her knowledge of the real estate business and housing market always led us in the right direction. One of our favorite things about having her as our agent was that she made herself constantly available. She met with us every weekend for three months to check out houses we liked, and she was always savvy about the state of the house and what might appear on the disclosures. She struck the perfect balance between giving advice and allowing us to form an opinion ourselves.

 

~ Maria J.

Sophia was a dream to work with. She handled a very difficult short sale for my wife and I. Without her help we would have been lost. She was a great negotiator and partnered with us to help explain every piece of paper that we had to sign as well as assisting us gather proper documents an information all the parties needed. I can't recommend her more highly.

 

~ Nate M.

Sophia helped my wife and I during our house search this summer. She was incredibly diligent, honest and forthright. Unlike a typical agent she actually advised us against couple of houses due to issues she discovered in the disclosures (she reads every word). As first time buyers we were easily seduced by appearances but Sophia kept us grounded! Definitely look forward to working with her again and would definitely recommend her services to friends.

 

~ Sarang R.

Sophia has a sign in her office which reads "tenacity" which describes her commitment to her clients and her ability to follow through on a transaction. She's a great (full time!) agent to work with, and as a first time home buyer. I can't express how important it was to have her by our side to help us every step of the way. She's straight-forward (former lawyer), and french (former Parisian city girl), which only adds to her charm. Beyond her great work ethic, she conducts herself by the book with an uncommonly high degree of professionalism. Sophia will look out for your interests, and protect your privacy. While I'm happy to have a home (thanks Sophia!), my wife and I will miss having her as our agent.

 

~ Stephen R.

I am so thrilled that I chose Sophia Delacotte to handle the sale of my condo. Having had my first sale fall through two years ago at the fault of my realtor and title company, I was very nervous about going through the process again.Sophia’s confidence and ability was unwavering. She is very thorough and detailed, and her great follow-through skills assured me that nothing would slip by unnoticed.Everything went smoothly with the sale, even with my many unconventional secondary loans. Escrow closed on time, and I received my funds quickly. I would recommend Sophia to anyone buying or selling a home.

 

~ Radel S.

I was a first time home buyer in the US market, and Sophia has been fantastic helping me understand the whole process. I am so glad I hired her as my agent. She made every step go really smoothly and I have now found my dream house in the Bay area! She has been very responsive and quick to react when I needed offers to be put together. I strongly recommend Sophia for a Bay area acquisition, especially for non US citizens who are not familiar with local practices.

 

~ Sylvie B.

Sophia Delacotte is thorough, knowledgeable, and helpful. She assisted me with the sale of my condo. The condo sold after one open house, and I received multiple offers. Sophia screened all of the offers and recommended the offers which would close with the least amount of hassles or surprises. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market. With her legal background, she is a strong and effective advocate for your side of the transaction. Sophia always kept me in the loop, was clear with what she needed, and the timing of the response to what she needed. She is a pleasure to work with, responsive, and committed to making the entire process go as smoothly as possible. I highly recommend Sophia and would definitely work with her again in the future.

 

~ Laurie O

I had to sell my house fairly quickly because of a move and imminent wedding. Sophia proved to be the best choice I could have made. She was extremely resourceful and guided me expertly through paperwork and expectations. The house sold after only two open houses, and we received multiple offers. I was also very satisfied with the price obtained. In addition, she made the whole process as painless as can be. Sophia provided very solid support, and her legal background was very helpful to navigate the documents required. I was glad she was on my side! I highly recommend Sophia Delacotte as your real estate agent.

 

~ Yves E.

It was wonderful having Sophia help my mother sell her house. She went above and beyond our expectations, and was very patient when addressing my mother’s concerns, making the process as smooth as possible. The house sold on the first open house, and we received multiple offers. Sophia screened all offers to make sure the one we chose would close without any surprises. I highly recommend Sophia to anyone needing a great realtor.

 

~ Phil R.

We used Sophia again this Spring as we had to move to reduce my commute. Sophia not only helped us to sell our house in record time but also was very diligent in managing the multiple offers market - she carefully analyzed all the options and helped us dot the i's and cross the t's with choosing the right offer and family. When it came to finding our new home Sophia pulled out all the stops to ensure we got the home we wanted. Sophia built a strong relationship with the selling agent and ensured that our interests were protected. Staying up late into the night negotiating she secured the home we were looking for. Sophia also advised us throughout the process and made sure we did not just settle on any home - someone we can rely on with strong values a great work ethic and her customers interests being number 1.

 

~ Amin D.

We have Sophia as our realtor for close to 3 years and think she is really awesome. She makes it a point to understand our needs and gives us good advice on the market swings and how to offer on the properties that we were interested in. She doesn't push us and respect our thoughts and looks out for us. She always makes time to see us even if it is at the very last minute and helps us through the whole process from inspecting the house and seeing if it fits our needs and personality, to thoroughly asking the buyer's realtor and being absolutely professional in giving a good image to the seller and his/her agent. We bought our new home in 2014. Sophia stayed with us throughout the whole process till escrow was completed and was always still available to help us after.She is well connected and referred us to a great loan agent who gave us the best interest rate and helped us close in 14 days. We will definitely ask her to assist us again if we are going to buy or sell in the future.

 

~ Stan A.

Sophia is the kind of person who makes your house dream come true. That was our case. Sophia listens to you and suggests places that work for you. She tailors time and resources for your special needs. Since we met her the house hunting was accurate and in a few weeks we were able to bid and get our dream house. After many years of house ownership, my wife and I feel very lucky we met her.

 

~ Angelo M.

It's really hard to find an agent who is looking out for you and your needs. Sophia cares for her clients deeply and understands what we want. She will go above and beyond to assist us in meeting the deadlines and helps us with understanding the intricacies of offering and the market trends.

 

~ Surt A.

Sophia Delacotte was the selling agent for our home in San Jose, California in September 2013. We were in contract for the sale in about three weeks. Sophia was a consummate professional from our first meeting, to our open house and through to our move out of state. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and, with her legal background, a strong and effective advocate for your side of the transaction. She is also a pleasure to work with, very responsive and is committed to making the entire process as stress free as possible. I highly recommend Sophia as an agent who is head and shoulders above most others in the profession. I feel we were fortunate indeed to have had her as our agent.

 

~ Kathy D.

Because of Sophia's clever strategy we made our offer sight unseen. We are now the proud owners of a Condominium. Because of her tireless efforts she made the whole process seamless. Thank you Sophia for all your hard work!!

 

~ Margie A

Sophia made my short sale purchase as easy as it could be. Honest, tough, does what you ask. I was very pleased. She Made sure I had all the right inspections to protect myself.

 

~ Paul B.

As a mortgage originator for over 15 years, I have worked with hundreds of real estate professionals. Sophia is actively involved with the purchase from the time of pre-approval to closing. However, it does not end there. She maintains a business relationship with her clients and is there to assist with any needs from service providers to home information. Her clients are her priority and they are fortunate to have such a fine professional representing them.

 

~ Camille D.

Great advice , incredibly efficient! Sophia successfully guided us to buy a house in a very competitive market, and helped manage the transaction every step of the way. You'll want her on your side!

 

~ Caroline M.

I have found Sophia to be a thorough, ethical, and extremely competent real estate professional. Her knowledge of this challenging real estate market and her passion to advocate for her clients is remarkable. I have worked with many realtors and I count Sophia at the very top of her profession. I have complete confidence that if you are looking for a no-nonsense real estate professional, you will find one in Sophia Delacotte.

 

~ Marc A.

Sophia is the most honest, ethical and loyal realtor I have ever worked with. To this day, I remember her telling me that if the sale wasn't in my best interest, she wouldn't feel comfortable representing me. It was very refreshing to know that the client's best interest was her foremost concern. She stands by her clients from the beginning of the process until the ink is dry on the final document, and follows up after the sale to ensure no hidden obstacles have emerged. She is diligent in her efforts to manage the process of a home sale with all parties involved. She keeps her clients informed every step of the way and works tirelessly to forge a positive outcome. Sophia is also like a member of the family. She displays a true and genuine concern for the welfare of her clients and displays this not merely through words but through her actions. Without hesitation I would recommend her to anyone in need of a realtor that is transparent, ethical, and a true professional.

 

~ Greg Z.

Sophia is very thorough, knowledgeable and helpful. The short Sale process is confusing and worrisome but Sophia was able to help me navigate the paperwork, deadlines and legal jargon. She was respectful, responsive and most importantly, she delivered results! I recommend her.

 

~ Ann A.

I will relocate with my family from Europe to Silicon Valley in summer 2012. Early in my quest to find a home, I was very fortunate to identify and work with Sophia Delacotte, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Almaden San Jose. Her help has been invaluable every step of the way from presenting our offer to the close of escrow a few months later. She has been remarkably helpful in particular with regards to dealing with all financial complexities attached to a cross border transaction. Thanks to an amazing sense of attention to details, she masterfully coordinated the entire transaction with all stakeholders and parties involved and made us feel completely safe about buying our first home in the USA. She has clearly exceeded all my expectations and provided a level of service largely beyond the call of duty of a regular real estate agent. I highly recommend Sophia to anyone looking to make a real estate investment in the Bay Area.

 

~ Nadia K.

My wife and I met Sophia socially, and she offered to advise us in our search for investment property in another city. Since then, she has been incredibly generous with her time, and has given us precious recommendations on what deals to go for, or run from. We are very grateful and wish her the greatest success.

 

~ Michel B.

Working with an agent like Sophia is like a breath of fresh air. She is diligent about providing information when requested and quick to respond to needs, or concerns. Her dedication to her transactions, from beginning to end, helps to insure quick and timely closings.

 

~ Heather C.

Sophia helped us purchase our first home, she was patient and addressed all our concerns. She's very responsive and I couldn't have picked a better real estate agent. She is the best!!!

 

~ Sal C.

Sophia is a straight shooter. I learned very quickly that it is of essence to have a Realtor who is bullish and will help you get what you need. Sophia was always keeping us in the loop, very clear with what she needed, the timing of it and the why she needed it piece. The short sale process if very confusing and frustrating for a buyer and yet she seemed to make it as seamless as possible. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking to sell!

 

~ Cindy L.

We met Sophia at an Open House and immediately clicked with her. We have worked together for several months now on various property and development projects. As her clients, we find her exceedingly smart, dependable, and thorough. On our very first collaboration with Sophia, she worked long and hard, carrying us through every detail. She had our back the entire time so we had peace of mind throughout. She's a real pleasure to work with; any client would be lucky to have her in their camp

 

~ Nora N.

Buying a home is stressful, meeting Sophia was a blessing. With our busy schedules she kept us focused and worked too many late nights with us "sorry Sophia" with us on offers. She was the calming factor for us during inspections and negotiations. When we did find the right house, we had a great team, but if it wasn't for Sophia overseeing everything and keeping everyone in the loop, I know we would have had undue stress that we didn't need. Sophia truly goes above an beyond. We owe her a lot

 

~ Lisa B.

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