Top 10 Silicon Valley Luxury Home Sales of 2017


Here are the Top 10 Silicon Valley luxury home sales of 2017. Each home listed below is architecturally exquisite and unique. Whether they boast the finest amenities or sophisticated design, all of these Silicon Valley homes are the definition of elegance and luxury.


891 Crystal Springs Road, Hillsborough  |  List Price: $29,850,000

10 Bed • 9|1 Bath • 16,000 SqFt • 47.4 Acres

This circa 1912 Mediterranean estate sits on one of the largest parcels of land on the San Francisco Peninsula: 47.4 acres. With panoramic views of the Bay this 100 year old mansion boasts 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Original architecture by Bliss & Faville and Interior design was done by Anthony Hail and featured in Architectural Digest and many other publications. The grounds include pool and pavilion, designed by renowned landscape architect Porter and Steinwedell,  hiking trails, canyons and reservoir,  ballroom, banquet dining, and a professional kitchen. Privately held by the de Guigné family for over 100 years and host to many society galas, U.S. presidents, and dignitaries. The final sale price for this property was withheld from public records.


1701 Bryant Street, Palo Alto  |  Sale Price: $15,100,000

5 Bed • 4|2 Bath • 5,330 SqFt • .459 Acres

Located on one of Old Palo Alto’s prime, non-through streets is this classic, completely private, early 20th Century brick home. Originally built in 1913, the home has been extensively renovated and meticulously maintained. It has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two stories and 5,330 square feet of living space on .5 acres of land.  Quintessential millwork renders its timeless, elegant ambiance throughout  the home and stand alone, self contained guest house, also two stories with one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. Expansive windows in both the main and guest houses open to garden views from every window. The formal living and dining rooms in the main house each has wood burning fireplaces. The main kitchen opens to the family and breakfast rooms.  Luxurious appointments, period details and modern amenities are consistent throughout both structures.


200 Alamos Road, Portola Valley  |  Sale Price: $16,500,000

5 Bed • 7|2 Bath • 11,300 SqFt • 4.42 Acres

Sweeping views all the way to the San Francisco Bay, green belts and a lake make this custom-built (Mehus Construction) home a sight to behold both inside and outside.  Built in 2008 on 4.42 acres, this three-level structure has 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms (7 full, 2 half) and 11,300 square feet of living space. Solar-powered electricity and radiant flooring throughout are standard in this well-conceived home.  A magnificent horse facility with state-of-the-art footing in the arena, barn, pasture, stalls and wash racks makes this property an equestrian’s paradise.  Certainly, this home offers the best of town and country living.


8 Faxon Forest, Atherton  |  Sale Price: $17,150,000

4 Bed • 5|1 Bath • 9,513 SqFt • 1.16 Acres

Located in Atherton’s Menlo Circus Club neighborhood, this home is steeped in European elegance.  Built originally in 1994, the home was completed with inspiration from Sir Edwin Lutyens, a great Edwardian country house architect of the late 19th and early 20th Century, by the architect, Gerald Taylor. Architectural Digest featured the home and its authentic details throughout such as trompe l’oeill replicates of detailed tile work, antique mantle pieces from English and French over fireplaces, espagnolette hardwood, etc. The tree level home has four bedrooms, two offices, a fitness center with cushioned flooring, a billiard room with full bar and wine cellar. The focal points of the kitchen are a slab of Calcutta marble and Miele/Sub Zero/La Corneu appliances.  Upstairs is home to the master bedroom and two en-suite bedrooms.  Outdoors are a pool, stand-alone pool house and profession quality tennis court.  There is also a studio apartment with full kitchen and bath attached to the garage.


12950 Robleda Road, Los Altos  |  Sale Price: $18,600,000

4 Bed • 4|1 Bath • 5,440 SqFt • 12.04 Acres

This John Cooper Funk classic mid-century modern home built in 1955 was completely modernized, expanded and renovated by renowned architect Scott Johnson in 2000. Lisa Moulton, a noted Landscape Architect, meticulously designed the sloping meadows that descend to a valley below to house a i-acre, fenced organic garden and orchard. Horse lovers could easily add an equestrian facility within this exquisite footprint of land in the Los Altos HIlls.Essentially built 17 years ago, the 4 bedroom, 5 bath home sits on 12.4 acres. Floor to ceiling glass, high ceilings, and skylights take advantage of the natural light that floods beautifully finished concrete floors.  There are three fireplaces sprinkled among the master bedroom, living/dining room, den, study, library, office and spacious European style kitchen that opens to multiple exterior patios pool and barbeque area.  A detached guest house, pool, workshop and 4-car garage give family and guests essential space and privacy.  


450 Mountain Home Road, Woodside  |  Sale Price: $18,800,000

6 Bed • 5|3 Bath • 10,326 SqFt • 3 Acres

This French farm house was completed in 2005.  It has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, three levels and 10,326 square feet of living space on 3 acres of land. Clearly, this home and its spectacular gardens are  considered to be among the best in California living on Woodside’s most prestigious scenic corridor. The home and gardens on this property were featured in both Garden Design Magazine and the esteemed American Garden Conservancy’s California Garden Tours. This country setting features stonewall fountains, a lap pool and spa, numerous terraces, vegetable gardens, rose gardens, fruit trees, a custom chicken coop, barbeque kitchen, fireplace and a fire pit.  There is also a self sufficient guest house and barn (multi-use studio/work space).  The main house has towering ceilings throughout, custom lighting, hardwood floors, and Venetian plaster walls.  The primary living space includes, along with the beds/baths, a hobby room, den, study, office, formal entry, media/home theater, wine cellar, workshop. There are four vehicle garage spaces, one of which is for an oversized vehicle.


43 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Atherton  |  Sale Price: $18,950,000

7 Bed • 7|2 Bath • 12,600 SqFt • 1.09 Acres

This newly constructed, contemporary, custom, family-centric home was designed and built by the renowned Pacific Peninsula Group. Atherton is home to this 7 bedroom, 9 bath (two ½ baths), 12,600 square feet of living space and 1.09 acre property.  The home’s setting is secluded among California heritage Oak trees.  A formal entry leads the way into an open floor plan with soaring ceilings. Five fireplaces warm the library, media/home theater, office, separate living area, and wine cellar.  The guest house with one bedroom is near the pool/spa and adjacent to an expansive lawn area that includes an outdoor kitchen, barbeque, fire pit, balcony and multiple patios/terraces.


2 Somerset Lane, Atherton  |  Sale Price: $19,900,000

6 Bed • 7|3 Bath • 10,909 SqFt • 1.06 Acres

Originally built in 2005 for its recent owners by the renowned Pacific Peninsula Group with interior design by Robert Miller, this home has 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 10,909 square feet of living space (approximately 1,000 square feet unfinished) on 1.06 acres.  The three-level structure is serviced by elevator.  In the main residence are a two-story library, 6 en-suite bedrooms, an acoustically perfect music room, fitness center, recreation room, media/home theater and outstanding wine cellar.  Radiantly heated limestone or carpet warms the flooring throughout. The formal, resort-like gardens are surrounded with a sanded path perimeter that leads to a secret fountain garden.  Also in the gardens are a self contained guest house, pool and spa, playground, barbecue kitchen, multiple terraces and an arbor covered dining pavilion.


215 Coleridge Avenue, Palo Alto  |  Sale Price: $23,495,000

6 Bed • 4|1 Bath • 4,586 SqFt • .746 Acres

Located in the heart of Old Palo Alto, this gorgeous home resides in arguably one of the best locations in Silicon Valley. Within close proximity to downtown, Stanford University, Sand Hill Road venture companies, easy access to HWY 101, and top Palo Alto Schools. It has original architecture by Charles K. Sumner and is considered a “contributing building” to Palo Alto’s history.  The 3.4 acre lot is composed of two parcels making it one of the largest lots in Palo Alto. The main residence has 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, dedicated office and sunroom, formal living and dining rooms, family room, service area and a guest cottage. Expansive, private manicured gardens, pool, vast lawns, vegetable garden and pergola-covered terraces.


26000 Westwind Way, Los Altos  |  Sale Price: $25,000,000

5 Bed •  4|1 Bath • 7,213 SqFt • 8.3 Acres

This 4-parcel lot sold for the highest price during Q4.  Immediately surrounding the existing main residence, caretaker’s house and studio apartment at 26000 Westwind Avenue are three empty lots for a total of 8.3 acres in Los Altos Hills.  The community is graced with hilly terrain, unspoiled preserves, rolling hills and 65 miles of stunning trails and off-road paths.  Tree lined streets and low density render Los Altos HIlls a small village atmosphere.  The main residence was built in 1962.  It has 5 bedrooms, 5 baths (one ½ bath), and 7,231 square feet of living space.  The house has a formal dining room and separate family room. The commanding views are unobstructed  and panoramic at 360 degrees.

*All data referenced above is provided by MLS listings.