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Rose Garden Masterpiece


4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

1,970 sq ft home • 7,000 sq ft lot

This stunning Wolfe & Higgens designed single-story masterpiece is nestled in the Shasta Hanchett Park neighborhood of The Rose Garden on the picturesque, palm tree-lined Martin Avenue. Upon arrival, you will be captivated by the newly landscaped cottage garden and welcoming brick walkway, all framed by custom three-piece front picture windows.

Step inside and the grand formal living room beckons with its original Bachelder tile fireplace, custom built-in shelving, and media console featuring walnut accents and brass hardware - a perfect blend of classic and contemporary. Entertain guests in the spacious formal dining room, complete with a custom built-in buffet adorned with marble top and brass hardware, board and batten wainscoting, and a designer chandelier that sets the scene for memorable dinners with family and friends parties.

Indulge your inner chef in the renovated vintage-style kitchen, equipped with a six-burner

Thermador cooktop and oven, farmhouse sink, black quartz counters, and a breathtaking

checkered tile floor. Custom touches such as beadboard ceiling, in-counter wine cabinet, and bistro shelves add to the timeless appeal, while a hidden pantry offers clever storage solutions. This charming residence boasts four bedrooms, including a versatile space ideal for a home office, and a primary bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Both bathrooms have been meticulously renovated, featuring beadboard ceilings, mosaic marble flooring, and custom vanities that honor the home’s heritage.

Just a short walk to The Alameda, kickstart your morning with a cup of coffee at Crema or

Peets, grab groceries at Whole Foods Market, shop for eclectic treasures at New/Found Market, cheer on the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center, and enjoy the spectacular California evening at numerous popular restaurants including Hop & Vine, Luna Mexican, and Zona Rosa. Conveniently located near downtown San Jose with easy access to Caltrain and major thoroughfares including highways 280, 680 and 87. With its blend of timeless elegance and modern amenities, this home is a true sanctuary in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Offered for $2,048,000

Architecture + Design

Recent Improvements

Dining Room Improvements

  • Replaced front window with custom three-piece window (picture window with functioning sidelights) – July 2023
  • Added custom built-in buffet with marble top and brass hardware – December 2021
  • Added board and batten wainscoting – December 2021
  • Added designer chandelier lighting fixture – December 2021
  • Updated electrical – December 2021

Living Room Improvements

  • Replaced front window with custom three-piece window (picture window with functioning sidelights) – July 2023
  • Added custom built-in shelving and media console with walnut top, turntable access, brass hardware, and brass light fixtures – December 2021
  • Updated electrical – December 2021

Primary En Suite Bathroom

  • Complete renovation – December 2021
  • Hans Grohe Axor Polished Nickel wall-mounted faucets
  • Hans Grohe Axor Polished Nickel shower fixtures
  • Added custom cabinet with shelving, drawers, and marble top
  • Added beadboard ceiling – December 2021

Hallway Bathroom

  • Complete renovation – August 2021
  • Added beadboard ceiling – August 2021


  • Added beadboard on ceiling – December 2021


  • Painted cabinets – December 2021
  • Installed checkered tile floor – December 2021
  • Added beadboard and crown molding on ceiling – December 2021
  • Installed wine cabinet – December 2021
  • Installed Palmer Industries custom wine bistro shelving – December 2021
  • Added custom pantry shelving – February 2022
  • Added stacked washer/dryer – February 2022
  • Installed custom walnut pantry doors – February 2022
  • Updated stairs to cellar – December 2021
  • Added new recessed lighting – December 2021

Other Improvements

  • Replaced galvanized steel plumbing with copper – December 2021
  • Replaced sewer lines – December 2021
  • Replaced A/C and heating furnace with new ductwork – December 2017
  • Replaced hot water heater – December 2017
  • New front landscaping – August 2023

Life + Leisure

San Jose • California