This stunning gated knoll-top compound rests on almost 12 acres. A private drive through the redwoods ends when you encounter a view that will take your breath away. It is an incredible environment – one that offers the ultimate in privacy, exceptional views out to the Bay, plus indoor and outdoor venues that can easily accommodate entertaining hundreds of guests, yet be just as comfortable for day-to-day family living. The style is dramatic and contemporary, blending in harmony with the natural beauty of this setting high above the Peninsula.
Designed around an elevated infinity pool and entertainment complex with exceptional walls of stone, the property is comprised of a vast main residence with modern style plus a secondary structure that combines a large open floor gym with a two-bedroom guest house and 6-car garage. Plus covered parking for 5 additional cars.
The craftsmanship throughout is superb with ceiling heights reaching 25 feet, clerestory windows that take full advantage of the views, and exquisite granite, stone, and wood finishes. Large wall expanses are perfect for works of art as is the carefully placed lighting in the gallery hallway and main living areas. Built-in seating arrangements are framed by artistic circular sweeps of granite in the multi-level living room and media area on the lower level.
A tremendous chef’s kitchen is augmented by a caterer’s kitchen and pantry, while an adjoining family room keeps everyone close at hand. Rounding out the living areas is a private library/office loft that benefits from views across the living room and out to the Bay.
The home’s personal accommodations are comprised of 5 large bedrooms each with an en suite bath highlighted by the upper-level owner’s suite and adjacent suite perfect for an office or nursery. Guests or extended family members will be equally comfortable in the separate 2-bedroom, 1-bath guest house with full kitchen and expansive living area.
Outside, the landscaped grounds provide resort-like amenities and include a focal-point entertainment complex with sun-swept infinity edge pool and sweeping terrace designed with free standing structures that add function and beauty. Two separate level yards for play, meandering, lighted paths and terraced steps access the grounds, plus wind down to an orchard, and the cleared proposed vineyard space. Offering the best of Peninsula living, this very special property is just 15 minutes to boutique shopping and dining as well as a commuter route that easily accesses two international airports, San Francisco, and all of Silicon Valley.
AT A GLANCE
• 10,650 sq ft 3-level contemporary main residence with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms
• 1,170 sq ft guest house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and full kitchen
• 960 sq ft open floor gym with natural light and views
• Two wine cellars with total capacity for approximately 3,000 bottles
• 6-car garage with half bath, 2-car carport, 3-car carport
• Infinity edge pool and separate spa, retractable awning, firepit
• Poolside changing room with half-bath, outdoor shower, caterer’s room, and outdoor kitchen
• Backup generator (115kW diesel) for the entire property
• Just under 12 acres with gated entrance and fenced property
• Exceptional Bay and City views of the whole Bay Area
• Convenient to Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the coast
MAIN RESIDENCE FOYER: Unique double custom doors of brushed steel with inlaid glass panels; slate tile floor; art walls extending to gallery hallways; dramatic towering ceilings with skylights
LIVING ROOM: Encircled by window that take full advantage of the view, this space is arranged over two levels with ceiling heights reaching 25 feet; elevated mezzanine level with built-in circular seating arrangement, radius curved granite island with vessel sink, custom bar with refrigerator and wine cooler, and ‘hidden’ wine cellar for approximately 500 bottles; three steps down, the main living area is encircled by clerestory windows, and up lit by 6 custom torchiere lights; elevated fireplace outlined in patterns of slate; direct access to large deck
OFFICE / LIBRARY LOFT: Elevated above the living room with views to the Bay; maple floors; full wall of library shelves with ladder access and integrated lighting
DINING ROOM: Maple floor with double feature stripe, tall, vaulted ceiling with exposed beam; tall windows with views to the Bay; fireplace (shared with the living room) outlined in layers of marble slab
CATERER’S KITCHEN: Adjacent to the formal dining room. Custom glazed cabinetry with granite counters; enormous walk-in pantry; Sub-Zero wine cooler; Miele dishwasher; GE microwave; and sink
MAIN KITCHEN: High vaulted ceiling with two large skylights and suspended track lighting; island with curved seating counter; built-in computer station; granite slab counters and full backsplashes; spacious casual dining area opens to a view deck APPLIANCES: Thermador gas cooktop with 4 burners and griddle; two Thermador ovens and microwave; Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer plus freezer drawers; Miele dishwasher; KitchenAid compactor; two sinks
FAMILY ROOM: Steps down and open from the kitchen with sliding glass doors to the view deck; hardwood floor; vaulted ceiling with track lighting; built-in media cabinetry that will accommodate a large flat screen
TV POWDER ROOM: Vestibule area with long marble vanity plus separate commode room
MEDIA/GAME ROOM: Lower level with versatile space for media and games; built-in seating arrangement for media area with sliding glass doors to covered patio, level lawn, and barbecue center
WINE CELLAR: Temperature controlled and fully customized around a center tasting bar; capacity approximately 2,500 bottles
BATHROOM: Serving the lower level with adjacent door to the rear grounds; convenient shower and single-sink vanity
BEDROOM SUITE 1: One of 3 suites on the main level in a separate bedroom wing off the family room; large versatile space for desk/homework and additional room for lounging, with sliding door and French door to a view deck; concealed wardrobe area with opaque glass doors; en suite tiled bath with large shower
BEDROOM SUITE 2 View-facing windows; walk-in closet; and en suite bath in granite and mosaic glass tile with tub and overhead shower
BEDROOM SUITE 3 Double door entrance with steps down to the room opening to two separate decks; customized walk-in closet; marble and tile bath with tub and overhead shower
BEDROOM SUITE 4 Located on the upper level through double doors; distressed walnut floors; vaulted ceiling with exposed beams; huge sitting area, elevated sleeping area, plus private office – all with views; individual dressing/closet areas, each fully customized; sumptuous, light-filled bathroom with clerestory windows, two vanities, one exceptionally long beneath expanses of mirror, plus a soaking tub with adjacent oversized shower; double French doors open to an outdoor bridge walkway to the jet spa. A separate room with door to serve as office or nursery
BEDROOM SUITE 5 Adjacent to the master; double door entrance; vaulted ceiling with skylights and angular windows; mirrored wardrobe closet; en suite marble bath with tub and overhead shower
• Oversized laundry room with sink and closet
• Central vacuum
• Security alarm with remote and on-site operation
• CAT5 wiring throughout with optical fiber between the main residence and garage
• Lighting control system with individual controls for main residence interior and all exterior lighting
• Central air conditioning with 5 zones in the main residence plus the gym
• Panasonic digital IP PBX phone system serving the main house, garage building, and pool area with wired and wireless phones that can roam the entire property
• Abundant storage
• Top rated Portola Valley schools (buyer to verify enrollment)
GARAGE, GUEST HOUSE, AND GYM
GARAGE / PARKING: 6-cars enclosed garage with tandem parking; hobby room/workshop; half-bath; In addition to the 6-car garage there is a 3-car carport, plus 2-car carport; and crushed stone, lighted parking area.
GYM: Located above the garage with outside entrance; large 51’ by 19’ open space with lots of natural night; hardwood floor; exposed beams; air conditioning
GUEST HOUSE: Located below the garage with private entrance via outside steps to a covered patio; large living/dining area; full kitchen with electric range/oven, refrigerator and sink; two bedrooms; tiled bathroom with shower; 45’ by 26’
THE GROUNDS: Almost 12 acres
POOL COMPLEX: This area offers resort-style amenities; Infinity edge pool surrounded by slate flagstone; naturally weathered Corten steel walls conceal a caterer’s workroom with rear entrance, a separate changing room, and half-bath with adjacent outdoor shower; gas fire pit backed by a free-standing wall with an integrated retractable awning - which also acts as a stunning frame to the amazing view
BARBECUE AREAS: Main residence barbecue center on the rear grounds with grill, gas cooktop, sink, and refrigerator; poolside barbecue kitchen with grill, gas cooktop, sink, refrigerator, and large dining terrace
GROUNDS: Rear yard with level lawn and covered patio; strolling paths and terraced steps connect all areas of the grounds, all have been professionally landscaped
LEVEL LAWN AREA: There are two large level lawn areas; space to accommodate a large-scale formal event, or a game of volleyball with equal ease.
OTHER: Well for property-wide irrigation system with two 5,000-gallon storage tanks; mature fruit orchard including cherries, pears, multiple variety of apples, pomegranates, lemons, limes, and grapefruit; over 1-acre ready for vineyard - includes recently completed road for beautiful and efficient access; separate gardening shed and garbage shed
This home provides a peaceful retreat of almost 12 acres. While its natural setting and amazing view will make you feel like you are sitting on top of the world the Town of Woodside is just 6.5 miles away.
Woodside is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is the home to innovators, entrepreneurs, CEO’s (many at the helm of high-tech and bio-tech companies), and venture capitalists.
With convenient access to Hwy 280 you are convenient to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and San Jose. Two International airports are available for those whose commute is a little longer. Stanford University and Stanford Medical Center are two resources with provide farreaching impact.
The area is rich in recreational options. Nearby are world class equestrian facilities, the coast is just a short distance and offers impressive golf courses, and boating. Napa Valley, can be enjoyed in a day, weekend or more. Tahoe features summer and winter activities.
This home should be experienced. I hope you’ll join me in a private tour.
- City Lights Views
- Great Schools
- Hardwood Floors
- High Ceilings
- Large Kitchen
- Large Lot
- Mountain Views
- Open Floor Plan
- Oversized Windows
- Quiet and Private
- Side-by-Side Washer and Dryer
- Stainless Steel Appliances
- Walk-In Closets