Fully hedged, gorgeously updated home with an apartment/guest house on a large lot, nestled in one of San Jose's most coveted neighborhoods. Property sits on a tree-lined street filled with historical character. Custom ironwork, decorative iron driveway gate with interwoven exotic flowers, cattails & reeds, matching pedestrian gate & planter box designed by local artisan. Viking gate motor. Newer roof with rounded downspouts. This home has impeccable curb appeal & a stunning backyard oasis. Slate entries with lighted steps & lantern lights. Beautifully landscaped front yard is easy to maintain, with sprinkler, drip & timer systems. In the main home, you will find 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths & a large walk-in closet. Gorgeously updated with elegant & classic finishes, including hardwood & travertine floors, granite counters, jacuzzi bathtub, travertine shower & bowl sink. Large, bright kitchen has plenty of cabinets & a gas range for the gourmet cook. Home has energy efficient tankless hot water heater, indoor laundry area with stacked washer/dryer + additional full-size laundry area in back. Double-pane windows & wood blinds. Lush landscaped patio area, off the kitchen, brings in beautiful natural light. Backyard offers another entertaining patio space and BBQ area with paver deck + custom planter boxes offering raised beds for your herb garden, tomatoes & other plants. Tropical hibiscus & bird of paradise plants surround the entry, creating a tropical oasis with views of distant downtown highrise buildings. Home has 1BR/1BA guest house on top with mountain & city lights views, travertine & hardwood floors, bright, elegant kitchen & private indoor laundry. Main home & guest home metered separately. Separate water heaters. Separate electric outlets for each unit in back parking area for EV charging. Two sheds for bikes, gardening tools and toys. Fully paved rear yard, room to park 5 cars or store an A, B or C class RV. May qualify for THOW. RV hook-up (30 amp) & sewer line clean-out. Located near Japantown, downtown restaurants, bars & entertainment. Easily access highways 87, 280, 17/880 & 101. Close to San Pedro Square, the coming Google Village & proposed North 1st Village. 2 blocks to VTA Light rail, bike share & scooter share. Near Trader Joe's, Target, Petsmart, Starbucks & Heritage Rose Garden. Enjoy gardening days, park picnics, pool / swim lessons, & dog park. Yet NO HOA! Main Home = 1163 SQ FT. 1br guest apartment = 526 SQ FT.