This historic estate, known as Pine Brook, has remained in the same family for over 100 years. Located in the heart of central Atherton, it encompasses 3 parcels for a total of approximately 12.2 acres. The original Tudor residence was built in an indoor-outdoor style that takes advantage of the local enjoyable climate. It features oak floors throughout, elaborate millwork and carved moldings, a ballroom scaled living room, formal dining room, service kitchen, main kitchen, numerous pantries, a screened rotunda for casual dining, 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The 6500 sq.ft. guesthouse has 7 bedrooms and 4+ baths. There is also a 3 bedroom/2 bath caretaker's cottage. 3-car carport plus 3-car garage, 3-stall barn, pool, pool cabana with concealed bar room and 2 baths, fully fenced tennis court, multi-room playhouse, expanses of level lawn, crushed stone pathways, all organic vegetable and flower cuttting gardens, and greenhouses. Menlo Park Schools.
Located in the heart of Woodside, this breathtaking 20+ acre property is truly majestic. Unparalleled tranquility, solitude and natural beauty permeate this exquisite land that has only been offered for sale three times over the last 100 years. A romantic bridge carries you across a beautiful creek, teeming with live trout hatchlings, that provides a secure, natural border on two sides of the property. Views of the western hills, a shady, tree-studded meadow, expansive sun drenched pastures dotted with wild flowers and irrigated with a working water well, and one of the largest free standing forests of old growth redwoods remaining on any lower Woodside property, are some of the features of this magnificent offering. The opportunites are endless -build a spectacular country estate or a unique covered horse facility on the property. Close distance to downtown Woodside and the Woodside Elementary School.
This 2-story residence - approximately 12,180 sq ft - was completely remodeled and expanded in 2001 by noted architect Andrew Skurman and construction by Gary Lencioni. Located in the prestigious Menlo Circus Club area, the 2+ acre estate offers an exercise cabana, guest cabana with full bath, pool, tennis court, enormous brick terrace with firepit and barbecue center, paved jogging path and children's play area with built-in trampoline. Additional amenities include programmable Vantage lighting system, security alarm system, radiant-heated marble and wood floors on the main level, numerous skylights added during the remodel, concealed theatre projection system in the living room, family room with recreation area, full bar and wine cellar, roof replaced during remodel. Menlo Park schools.
Presiding at the end of a cul-de-sac in the premier Menlo Circus Club neighborhood, this just completed estate offers unparalleled distinction. The main residence, inspired by the villas in Urbino, Italy, is masterfully finished with an array of imported materials - from the antique French roof tiles to the lavish exterior stone never before produced from an Israeli quarry. Inside and out, an endless succession of design embellishments unfolds at every turn - hand-scraped ceiling beams and walnut floors, rare stone surfaces, and hand-plastered walls in every room. Behind the scenes, distributed audio, programmable lighting, and a Crestron home automation system allow for individual choices and varying moods. Luxurious amenities are plentiful, highlighted by an extraordinary wine cellar, an unrivaled home cinema, and lounge with full bar. From most every room, spacious terraces provide a seamless connection to the outdoors, some through fully retractable stacking walls of glass doors. This extraordinary property culminates on the rear grounds with a 1-bedroom guesthouse, outdoor dining pavilion and entertainment complex with full-size Italian pizza oven and outdoor kitchen, and a saltwater pool and elevated spa with connecting waterfall. The final result - a timeless masterpiece of enduring character and quiet elegance in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula. Menlo Park schools
Once in a lifetime will someone be fortunate enough to have the opportunity to purchase a property such as this, situated on 10.35 acres at the top of a knoll. One of the largest Atherton parcels available in many years, this property is offered for purchase for the first time in over 40 years. The handsome one-story home, built in 1917 for Virginia Poole Sprague as a wedding present, was designed by George Howard as a free interpretation of Le Petit Trianon. It has only had 5 owners, including prominent San Franciscan Louis Lurie, who hired Gardner A. Dailey to remodel it. In addition to the main one-level home with ceilings more than 13 feet in height, there is a 4-bedroom guest home, 2-bedroom maid's quarters, and a 1-bedroom cabana. The grounds offer unbelievable views of the western hills, filtered views of San Francisco Bay, expansive lawns, brick pathways, formal gardens, and a huge semicircular swimming pool. This secluded and sought-after area of West Atherton enjoys top-rated Las Lomitas Schools and proximity to Highway 280 linking San Francisco and Silicon Valley
Completed in 2010 by Lencioni Construction, this home is a masterful expression of modern design situated on 2.6 acres of PRIVATE resort-like grounds with pool, spa, barbecue kitchen, playground and vast stretch of level lawn. Precision craftsmanship showcases the architecture of award-winning firm Swatt Miers. Throughout the three levels, the pervasive use of extraordinary materials - Honduran mahogany, African walnut, and lighting fixtures that stand alone as pieces of art - establish a rich, meditative tone that works in harmony with the beauty of the setting. Tremendous walls of glass, all with hidden custom shades and many providing cross-ventilation, provide a seamless connection to the outdoors where a heritage oak stands as the focal point around which the home's L-shaped design was conceivedThe home's personal accomodations are comprised of 5 bedrooms upstairs, including a divine master suite, plus a main-level suite accessed from the outside making it ideal for guests or as an office. The design is open and voluminous, accentuated with floating steps, a glass bridge walkway inspired by the Museum of Modern Art, and ceiling lines that connect with cantilevered extensions outdoors. Attached 3-car garage. Landscape architect Ron Herman. Las Lomitas schools. Co-listed with Royce Cablayan
This spectacular executive retreat in the Palo Alto Hills offers a unique opportunity to complete the design to your exact specifications. Perfectly situated on approximately 3.4 acres, the two-parcel property enjoys truly panoramic views of unspoiled open space from the western hills to San Francisco Bay. An independent 2-bedroom/2-bathroom fully equipped guesthouse of approximately 1704 sq ft is ready for occupancy, while the main residence awaits all interior finishing to complete the approximately 12,390 sq ft of living space. Conceived by the architectural firm of Bergtraum-Evard, and built by Tincher Construction, the main 5-bedroom/5-bathroom + 2 half baths residence features a geothermal energy system for heating and cooling, custom mahogany windows and doors, a slate roof, an enormous home theatre, designed by Keith Yates, with a 12 foot screen and seating for 14, soaring library and family room, exercise and massage salon, dual offices highlighted by a top-story "crow's nest" complete with observation deck, and an elevator. Supported by massive stone walls that visually link the living spaces to the natural surroundings, the structure features elegant curved expanses of windowed walls. Breathtaking views - including rolling hills forested with oaks, western vistas that showcase stunning sunsets, and the sparkling blue of the Bay - extend to the horizon and span all the directions of the compass. Multiple entertainment lanais connect with a dramatic view plaza that features a tumbling waterfall, swimming pool and spa, and the guest house beyond. The professionally landscaped grounds feature vast lawns, terraced gardens, gravel driveways, low-profile custom lighting, irrigation systems, and electronically gated entrance. With timeless architecture and future-thinking technology, plus unparalleled engineering and construction quality already in place, this incomparable estate elevates life to an exclusive art form. Palo Alto Schools.
Gorgeous custom home designed by Steve Simpson, built in 2007 in Prime West Atherton, just up the street from the Menlo Circus Club. Spanning 3 levels and showcasing unbelievable attention to detail, the home offers 5 bedroom suites (one on the main floor), gleaming walnut floors and cabinetry, Fable wrought-iron railings, wool carpeting, limestone and marble floors, tall ceilings, and masterfully finished millwork. The lower level features a second family room with bar, theatre with 8 massage chairs, temperature controlled wine cellar with redwood racks for approximately 7500 bottles, and an exercise room with full bath and steam shower (this could be a 6th bedroom). Behind the scenes, a distributed audio and programmable lighting system, CAT5 and wireless connectivity, heating and A/C with 3 zones, security alarm, central vacuum, and a Panasonic telephone system with intercom. Entertaining flows from several rooms to the back limestone terrace with a firepit. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature a pool with waterfall feature and spa, BBQ center, outdoor fireplace, and poolhouse with full bath and covered lanai with kitchenette. Menlo Park schools
Spectacular estate situated on 3.394 acres (per prelim) on a quiet country lane. The 15,000+sf main home is exquisitely appointed with elaborate details including intricately designed ceilings, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 7 fireplaces, and state-of-the-art technology for managing sound, light, temperature, and security. While spanning 2 levels, all primary living functions are arranged on the main level, with 2 additional bedrooms upstairs beyond the kitchen wing. A dramatic rotunda with exquisite chandelier, library/office, pub room, family/game room, theatre, exercise room, wine cellar, indoor exercise pool, and attached 8-car garage with workshop and electric car power station are just some of the added amenities of indulgent luxury. There is also a generator with self-contained propane tank and a well for irrigation. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature a 2-bedroom/2-bath guesthouse, stone barbecue center, pool with fountain jets, shallow lounge area, and elevated spa all surrounded in limestone; elevated terrace with fireplace; and a fire-pit terrace; tennis court with viewing pavilion, formal rose garden and vast level lawn. Palo Alto schools. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - please call Mary 650-888-0860 or Brent 650-888-4898 for more information or to schedule a showing
An exquisite expression of the guiding principles of Japanese aesthetics, Larry Ellison´s extraordinary West Atherton estate offers visual appeal around every corner. Abundant windows and sliding glass doors with pocket shoji screens open to the exquisitely landscaped grounds, affording seamless integration between the interior spaces and the Japanese gardens. The elegant and flowing floorplan of 7 bedrooms and 7.5 baths is arranged over two levels, highlighted by a sumptuous master suite with a fireplace and two full bathrooms. The outstanding grounds of approximately 1.78 acres include an authentic Japanese tea house, exquisite Japanese strolling gardens with decks, ponds, waterfalls, koi pond, an in-ground spa off the master suite, and a dark-bottom swimming pool rimmed with boulders that melds into the landscape. Each season is announced by a timed burst of color. Located near the Menlo Circus Club. Menlo Park schools.