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11 Buck Meadow Drive, Portola Valley

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    Crafted in the style of a well-aged Italian chateau, this home is located in prestigious Blue Oaks, an enclave of estate homes surrounded by 285 acres of open space and trails. Built in 2002, the home’s premier location on approximately 1.77 acres is set back from the road in complete privacy, entered down a long driveway culminating at a motor court with ample parking. Befitting the Italian ambiance with its ivy-covered stone walls and red-tiled roof, the home is introduced by an ivy-covered arbor and tiled walkway. Massive reclaimed double doors with iron hardware open to the foyer where terra cotta tile floors and beamed and wood-paneled vaulted ceilings are introduced. Glass doors and windows, all with metal divided panes fill the home with natural light and open to the expansive terraces surrounding the home. Formal rooms are designed for indoor/outdoor living and grand entertaining, all served by a tremendous kitchen, with 20-foot-plus ceilings, and a casual dining area set within the two-story tower, with stone walls and square clerestory windows.  

    The floor plan spans primarily one level with short sets of stairs defining various wings and a central window-lined tower showcasing a main staircase to the upper level, which comprises a lovely guest suite with private terrace. There are 5 bedrooms, one configured as a fitness center, 3 full baths, and 2 half-baths. In addition, there are multiple offices, perfect for today’s needs, including an executive office next to the primary suite, plus the garage conversion into a 2-room office suite, with a private outside entrance and a billiards room.

    Continuing outside, exceptional amenities include a pool, separate spa, an ivy-covered arbor above a dining terrace, plus a poolside gazebo and multiple entertainment decks and level yards for play and recreation. All around, tranquility unfolds with miles of hiking trails just outside your door. Topping it all off is the home’s proximity to excellent Portola Valley public schools and The Priory, plus restaurants, tennis and swim clubs, all within 15 minutes of the Stanford Shopping Center.

     

    Offered at $7,575,000

    At a Glance

    • Italian chateau built in 2002 in the prestigious Blue Oaks neighborhood
    • 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 half-baths
    • Approximately 5,850 total square feet
      • Residence: 5,840 square feet
      • Mech room: 10 square feet
    • Terra cotta tile floors, beamed and wood-paneled ceilings, and stone accent walls
    • Main level (with slight elevations): foyer, living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, family room with fireplace, two half-baths,  three bedrooms (one configured as a fitness center) and two baths, primary bedroom suite with fireplace, executive office, billiards room, and two-room office
    • Second level: guest suite with full private bath and extremely large private view terrace (905 square feet)
    • Romantic outdoor entertainment areas with absolute privacy include:
      • Fountains
      • Arbor-covered terrace with barbecue, level park-like grounds, lower level park-like picnic grounds, with extensive trees and landscaped open space
    • Pool and spa with a private deck, gazebo, and lawn area
    • Surrounded on 3 sides with permanent open space encompassing hundreds of acres and trails
    • 220 volt Tesla fast charger and emergency generator
    • Very large entertainment patio deck (1,240 square feet), with a view, adjoins living room
    • Upper-level entertainment areas adjoining the kitchen and the dining room include a trellised, ivy-covered arbor, barbecue area, and multiple terraces for entertainment
    • Approximately 1.77 acres
    • Excellent Portola Valley Public Schools & The Priory

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