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Suburban life, away from the bustling city, is one of the benefits of living in Los Gatos, and there are some great suburban homes here.

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Suburban life, away from the bustling city, is one of the benefits of living in Los Gatos, and there are some great suburban homes here.

21655 Dorothy Way is a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, split-level ranch house, set in a 0.42 acre two-parcel lot. The house gets plenty of sun and air, and the living room and master bedroom both open onto a beautiful wooden deck overlooking the landscaped garden. The kitchen was recently renovated with beautiful hardwood floors, granite countertops, a breakfast bar and brand new energy star stainless-steel appliances. More formal affairs can be hosted in the separate living room and dining room, with easy access to the outdoors to take in the cool mountain air. More intimate family times can be spent in the separate family room. Other features include a three-car garage and a large laundry room, complete with a brand new front-load washer dryer combo. This gorgeous suburban home is selling for $788,000.

Families that want to live even closer to nature will love the 2,400-square-foot, four-bedroom, two-bath home in the Los Gatos Mountains at 18116 Virginia drive.  Situated on a 14,900-square-foot lot, this 83-year-old refurbished home is a piece of history. There are beautifully landscaped grounds with a patio and wooden deck that offers breathtaking views of the mountains and the Redwood Open Space Preserve. Inside, there are beautiful vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and huge bedrooms that flood with natural light during the day. The long kitchen includes a cozy breakfast bar and opens up to a spacious living room with bay windows overlooking the view. An added feature of the house is its 1,000-square-foot detached garage and workshop. While this house gives the feeling of a remote country home, it is conveniently located just eight minutes from downtown and just a short walk away from the local store and restaurant. This is country living with all the suburban amenities for $769,000.

More country living in the Los Gatos Mountains can be found at 17045 Villa Glen Drive. This spectacular wooden home, with 2,847 square feet of living space, sits on a vast 2.5 acre lot, with stunning views of the mountains and canyon—yes, even the master bathroom offers a spectacular view from the tub. The house has a convenient open floor plan, with high ceilings and plenty of closet space. At almost 3,000 square feet, the rooms are all spacious, and there is a separate family room, a dining room and breakfast bar, and a formal living room, accessed from the formal entrance. On warmer days, however, families will be spending most of their time on the large wooden deck, taking in the cool mountain breezes. The house also include a large, three car garage. It is selling for just $719,900.

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