What’s on the market: Portola Valley

Currently there are 18 homes for sale in Portola Valley, as showcased on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  We’ll look at a few of these upscale properties here, but keep in mind that not every home for sale is publicly listed.  If you’re interested in buying a home in Portola Valley but don’t see what you’re looking for, ask around for information on private sales in this exclusive community.Portola Valley, which includes the unincorporated town of Ladera, traditionally brings to market a small number of some of the most expensive homes found anywhere in the Bay Area.  The current selection keeps with tradition as we see 18 listings that range in price from $1,850,000 to $19,800,000.  Let’s start at the top.

127 Pinon Drive, $19,800,000

This secluded three-level home sits on 18 acres and features two executive offices, wine cellar, paneled library, elevator, guest house, outdoor kitchen and spa, strolling paths, waterfalls and ponds.  There are three bedrooms, three full baths and three partial baths.  Located on a cul-de-sac, it’s a rare find with exquisite luxury built into every square foot.

237 Mapache Drive, $7,950,000

A little ways down the price scale but with no sacrifice of the highest of high-end amenities is this immaculately maintained estate with a home gym, two guest houses and two three-car garages on 3.3 acres.  Amenities such as a gas log fireplace, separate, exclusive dining room, space for horses and much more make this home ideal for those who will only settle for the best.

385 Golden Oak Drive, $4,850,000

Here’s a four-bedroom, three-bath beauty on 1.5 acres that offers stunning views of the bay.  It was remodeled in 2013 using green, sustainable technology and materials.  The floorplan features a minimalist design and open spaces that allow for abundant natural light.  A wood-burning fireplace, a cute breakfast bar, an attractive living room/dining room combo and a three-car garage are just a few of the amenities you’ll find in this pristine property.

56 El Rey Road, $1,850,000

At the low end of the current price range is a lovely home that instantly makes one think of a Mediterranean villa.  There are private canopied decks and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide sweeping views.  Located in the Alpine/Upland area, this three-level home has three bedrooms and two baths, central heating, a gas log fireplace and a formal dining room.

This quick look at just four of the 18 homes on the market in Portola Valley shows that luxury comes in all shapes and sizes in one of Silicon Valley’s most exclusive communities.

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