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ALL THE BEST ELEMENTS OF A GENTEEL ESTATE in the European countryside are beautifully realized in this estate property built in 2003. Heritage construction details abound, including multiple fireplaces, broad expanses of fine oak flooring, and extensive designer stone and tile work. State-of-the-art technology fulfills the most modern expectations, San Francisco Bay views provide endless visual appeal, and resort-inspired amenities appear at every turn. The result is a relaxed yet formal environment that lends itself to comfortable daily living as well as lavish entertaining.

Enhancing this carefully planned design is a flowing floor plan over three levels plus a separate fully equipped guest house perfect for poolside entertaining or extended family living. Providing generous and flexible accommodations are 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms including two bedrooms on the lower level perfect for guest and staff needs. A theatre, climate-controlled wine cellar, and luxurious spa are highlights of the sumptuous interior while a pool, spa, sport court, and golf practice area combine for the best in outdoor living. Numerous water features, including a majestic waterfall, fill the air with sounds of nature while three barbecue kitchens provide everything needed for grand catered affairs or intimate dinners under the stars. Strolling paths throughout the grounds culminate at an impressive, elevated gazebo – no better place to take in the glorious views.

Offering the ultimate in privacy at the end of a cul-de-sac, this estate property also benefits from a close-in Palo Alto location that puts top-rated Palo Alto schools and downtown Palo Alto and Los Altos amenities close at hand.

ENTRANCE
Electronic gated entrance opens to a paver stone driveway and circular motorcourt with statuesque fountain

FOYER
Two-story with box beam cherry wood ceiling and limestone flooring

LIBRARY
Handsomely appointed in cherry wood with custom desk, bookshelves with ladder access, and paneled box beam ceiling; sliding glass doors to the waterfall terrace courtyard plus views of the rock waterfall; wet bar with refrigerator


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LIVING ROOM
Grand dimensions expanded by 7 sets of French doors opening to the main terrace, waterfall terrace, and Bay views; oak floor with inlaid feature strip, coffered ceiling, and gas log fireplace with precast mantelpiece

DINING ROOM
Two sets of French doors with arched transoms present the Bay views; coffered ceiling, oak floor, built-in china cabinet, and gas-log fireplace outlined in granite and a cast stone mantelpiece

KITCHEN
Cherry wood cabinetry topped with granite slab and backsplashes of glass tile; center island with elevated counter seating; convenient wet bar adjacent to the dining room; step down to breakfast area, with built-in custom table, opening to a barbecue terrace; oak floor throughout

APPLIANCES
Dacor 6-burner gas range, microwave, and warming oven; KitchenAid compactor; Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler; Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers; Miele espresso center

FAMILY ROOM
Fully open from the breakfast area and lined with French doors to a Bay view terrace; cherry wood cathedral ceiling; surround sound

Lower Level

BAR/RECREATION
Heated travertine floors; full bar with movable counter seating island, Sub-Zero refrigerator, GE microwave, Miele espresso center, Maytag dishwasher, and dual-compartment sink

WINE CELLAR
Fully customized and temperature-controlled with racking for approximately 888 bottles plus center island for tastings

THEATRE
Pocket door enclosure, tiered seating, and black-out blinds; wall-mounted television plus retractable cinema screen and projection system; in-ceiling fiber optic lighting with an array of color choices

SPA & BATHROOM
Heated travertine floor, granite vanity, and tub with overhead shower; adjoining spa with large steam room, plunge whirlpool tub, and steam shower for two

BEDROOM 4
Across from the spa bath; sliding glass doors to a garden light well

BEDROOM SUITE 5
Privately located, ideal for staff, and convenient to the one-car garage; en suite bath with pedestal sink and tiled shower

Upper Level

MASTER SUITE
Surround sound, French doors to a Bay view balcony, and walk-in customized closet; bathroom with heated marble floors, operational skylight, and French doors to a private terrace overlooking the waterfall; dual-sink vanity, whirlpool tub, large shower, and private room with Washlet commode

BEDROOM SUITE 2
Bay views, built-in desk center, and en suite bath with Carrara marble vanity and tub with overhead shower surrounded in custom tile

BEDROOM SUITE 3
Built-in desk center and banquette seating, customized walk-in closet, and en suite bath with Carrara marble vanity and tiled shower

OFFICE
Customized in maple with built-in cabinetry and desk plus wet bar with refrigerator and instant hot/cold water


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Other Interior Features

Guest powder room with custom glass vessel sink

Large lower-level laundry room plus upper-level laundry area

Crestron home automation system with touch-screen controls for lighting, sound, video, security, and water features

Conrad shades in many rooms

Tankless hot water heater

Central vacuum system

Heating and air conditioning with 3 zones plus separate air conditioning in the theatre and server room

Attached and finished 3-car garage with access to the main level; an additional 1-car garage with significant built-ins accesses the lower level



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Exterior Features

Two custom waterfalls on the side of the home, one with a formal series of cascading steps, one of natural rock, and each crossed by a walkway

Elaborate gazebo with fire pit elevated on the rear grounds overlooking the Bay views

Crushed stone walking paths, level lawn, and formal gardens

Main terrace with fireplace, barbecue kitchen, and heated outdoor dining area

Second barbecue kitchen just off the family room plus an adjacent patio with two charcoal barbecues

Pool with canopy jets and adjoining reflecting pond and fountain

Separate spa

Putting green and bunker

Approximately 128 exterior lights

Separate guest house with teak cabinetry and limestone flooring throughout; main living area with full bar and kitchen including electric cooktop, dishwasher, and refrigerator; one bedroom suite with tub and overhead shower plus a second full bath, each with mosaic glass tile finishes; changing room with stacked washer/dryer

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