Welcome to this magnificent equestrian estate surrounded by 1,500 acres of Stanford Ranch land and boasting unmatched San Francisco Bay views. The property was built with an authentic 1780 Federal period design, inspired by George Washington’s Mount Vernon home in Virginia. The main residence makes a commanding first impression with its white clapboard siding, functional green shutters, and signature cupola with copper weathervane. In balanced symmetry, two detached buildings, each with 2-car garage, one with a pool room and one with a guest house, replicate the design of the main residence. The home is perfectly sited on approximately 2.7 acres, aligned to be able to view San Francisco and Felt Lake while standing at the front door.
Inside and out, quality craftsmanship is displayed in myriad architectural details. Aged, wide-plank Douglas fir flooring, fine wood paneling and millwork, and extensive custom cabinetry define the main level, which is devoted to formal and everyday living spaces. A central hall – an authentic design element of the Federal style – anchors the center of the floor plan beneath the towering cupola. A temperature-controlled wine cellar, office, library, and chef’s kitchen with adjoining family room are perfect for today’s lifestyle needs. Upstairs, a spacious lounge takes full advantage of the views and serves as a central gathering place for the main house’s 4 bedrooms.
The grounds are equally impressive, professionally designed with inspiration from Filoli in Woodside, and include more than 250 planted trees and extensive Sonoma field-stone terraces. A secret garden in front of the home doubles as a tremendous entertainment venue, perfect for a wedding or philanthropic event. An infinity-edge pool and spa overlooking the Bay views, tennis court, bocce courts, barbecue center, plus a 5-stall barn add to the amenities of this remarkable estate property. A mere 5 minutes from Highway 280, between Page Mill and Alpine Road exits, this home also benefits from access to top-rated Palo Alto schools and proximity to Stanford University, Sand Hill Road venture capital centers, and all of Silicon Valley.