Evoking the timeless character of a European manor, this treasured circa 1940 estate presents of-the-era architectural heritage blended with just completed fresh updates that include newly painted interiors and new carpeting. The two-story floor plan is perfectly designed with a great flow for everyday living as well as comfortably entertaining as many as 150 guests indoors. The entire ambiance is timeless, classic elegance, yet it is the surrounding gardens that are the true signature of this property.
The gardens are designed in the tradition of an English plantsman’s garden incorporating formal elements in a rich tapestry of plant collections, including the largest collection of noteworthy camellias integrated into any garden in northern California and possibly the entire west coast. Adding to the profusion of color year-round, and especially in the spring, are cherry blossoms, a heritage magnolia tree, about 2,600 tulips, roses, hydrangeas, clematis, rhododendrons, and foliage with dramatic autumn color.
Located on a private lane, this home is ready to enjoy today, further renovating for the future, and/or add a possible pool or Accessory Dwelling Unit – all with unrivaled gardens that are a rare opportunity in the country’s most exclusive community.
Summary of the Home
Foyer | Fine hardwood floors and crown moldings are introduced and continue into other main living areas
Living Room & Sunroom | Spacious formal room with marble fireplace and glass-paned doors to the sunroom outlined on two sides with windows and integrated library shelves; screen doors open to the rear gardens on two sides
Dining Room| Classic formal venue with chair rail molding, crystal chandelier, and bay window with doors to the garden
Kitchen | Spacious room with large casual dining area, built-in desk center, butler’s pantry with sink, and large walk-in pantry; appliances include a KitchenAid gas cooktop, Dacor griddle, two Thermador ovens, Sharp microwave, Bosch dishwasher, and Sub-Zero refrigerator
Family Room | Fireplace flanked by library shelves above custom file storage drawers
Main-Level Bedroom Suite | Also deal for staff or an office with white brick wallcoverings and en suite bath with tub and overhead shower
Primary Bedroom Suite | Upstairs bedroom suite has two glass doors to the rooftop terrace, two organized closets plus makeup vanity, and luxurious marble bath with tub and frameless-glass shower
Upstairs Bedrooms & Baths | Additional bedroom with en suite bath with tub and overhead shower plus 2 bedrooms, play room area, and hallway bath with tub and overhead shower
Other Features | Formal powder room with fluted pedestal sink; concealed washer/dryer; large mudroom with flower arranging area and sink; detached, oversized 2-car garage with storage rooms and walk-up attic space with shelving and lighting
The Grounds | Front gardens with vast lawn, signature magnolia tree, and meandering paths to colorful gardens; rear grounds with covered terrace opening to vast lawn and a brick terrace with fountain; paths lead to a cutting/vegetable garden with 8 raised beds, a hand-carved stone circular garden, custom stainless steel potting bench with sink, and greenhouse; fenced dog run adjoining confined indoor dog area; private well for irrigation