This magnificent gated contemporary home is located in Los Altos Hills, California. It is a short drive to this estate on scenic roads winding through gentle wooded hills The natural surroundings provide privacy to the areas beautiful homes so that it is not immediately obvious that this is the second most expensive area in the United States according to Forbes magazine in 2013.
Upon entering the gates, one is greeted by a work of classic California contemporary architecture that rises before a breathtaking view, spanning from San Francisco to the north, the eastern mountain range, and Silicon Valley to the south.
The gracious entry is warmed by fine wood work with hand-wrought distressed stair rails as much a work of art as a functional fixture. One’s focus shifts when climbing the short steps to the Great Room as the expansive view once again commands attention framed by the elegance of the interior architecture.
With five bedrooms, four baths, the 4850 square foot home sits on 1.38 acres on this quiet hilltop. Truly, it is a retreat from the cares of the world below, even the beautiful frosted glass framed by handsome hardwoods in the hallway doors gives one the sense of being in a Zen-like spa where the serenity of the atmosphere washes away the stress of the day.
The home has two hardened security retreats located on separate floors, a state of the art security system, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, and an expansive wrap around deck off of the spacious Great Room. Floor to ceiling windows maximize the breath-taking views below. The luxurious warmth of natural wood finishes and flooring combine with the refreshing state of the art modernity in design to make this a comfortable family home and a stunning venue for entertaining. The list of guests who have enjoyed being entertained here looks like a Who’s Who of Silicon Valley super-stars and political celebrities.
Despite its seclusion, the estate is only a short drive from two international airports, Stanford University and the campuses of Google, Facebook, Apple and everything Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have to offer. Enjoy the privacy and prestige of an elegant, contemporary estate in the midst of all the amenities and dynamism of Silicon Valley.