By Lauren Stone By Lauren Stone | September 23, 2021 | Home & Real Estate Feature
These dazzling homes in Atherton and Palo Alto take luxe living to the next level.
The 9,107-square-foot home features a dreamy pool with a swim-through grotto.
Upon entering this 9,107-square-foot estate, residents are greeted by a nine-tier waterfall in the courtyard entrance, exuding European elegance from the moment the gates open.
A spacious, light-filled office and library showcase exquisite molding.
Situated on a lot spanning more than 2 acres, the Atherton home prioritizes privacy and grandeur while remaining close to both downtown Menlo Park and Palo Alto.
The modern kitchen is perfect for budding chefs and entertaining guests.
This grand abode is ideal for entertaining with a 700-square-foot guest house, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and one half-bath, and a pool with a swim-through grotto. Exquisite details, such as stained-glass windows and crystal chandeliers throughout the grounds, create a luxurious aesthetic and feel. Downstairs, residents can be transported to England via an antique bar imported from London, or to France via a wine cellar reminiscent of a cozy bistro. $13,988,000, 97 Ridge View Drive, Atherton, Michael Repka, 650.900.7000, [email protected], deleonrealty.com
A sleek media room serves as a magnet for family gatherings.
Slice of Heaven
The 14,685-square-foot home features a Tuscan-style exterior.
This luxurious Tuscan-style abode teems with high-end amenities and extravagant spaces. Inside, residents can choose either the elevator or sky-lit grand staircase to travel between the three levels of this 14,685-square-foot residence. Eight bedrooms with eight full baths, four half-baths, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar and a recreation room finished with a wet bar allow for an abundance of space to mingle and unwind. Surrounded by a lawn filled with fruit and shade trees, residents can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the courtyard, heated saltwater lap pool, spa and outdoor kitchen. Downstairs, work up a sweat in the fitness center, then head to the connected recovery room where a sunken spa, sauna and steam room await. 96 Heather Drive, Atherton, $13,488,000, Michael Repka, 650.900.7000, [email protected], deleonrealty.com
Room to Roam
Manicured outdoor spaces at this Palo Alto home match the opulence inside.
A lush entrance, complete with towering trees, blooming flowers and beautiful seating areas, welcomes residents into this 6,374-square-foot Italianate home designed by Palo Alto architect Birge Clark. After three years of extensive renovations, this abode marries the elegance of historic Palo Alto with the modernity of Silicon Valley. With five bedrooms, five baths and three powder rooms, including an 853-square-foot guest house, beautiful details and amenities are bountiful inside the home. Case in point: A hidden bookcase passageway in the library and an extravagant Hearst Castle-inspired pool truly set the property apart. Complete with a fitness center, sauna and laundry room, the self-contained primary suite overlooks the picturesque rear grounds, featuring a column-framed gazebo and outdoor fireplace, cultivated with the help of landscape designer Ken Schoppet—the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day. 51 Crescent Drive, Palo Alto, $14.5 million, Michael Repka, 650.900.7000, [email protected], deleonrealty.com
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Photo by Jay Reason And Zachary Kinovsky/Deleon Realty;
Photo by Anthony Halawa, Jay Reason And Zachary; Kinovsky/Deleon Realty