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Home Sweet Homes: New Properties
The Editors | Photo: Blake Thompson | September 11, 2017
In an area populated with multimillion-dollar listings, it takes something really special to stand out.
New & Noteworthy in Hillsborough
A modern home in a sought-after spot takes luxury to the next level. A just-completed Swatt | Miers-designed Hillsborough gem is hitting the market in September. Located at 38 Cinnamon Court and priced at $13.8 million, the dwelling’s 8,000 square feet are occupied by five bedrooms—including a stunning cantilevered master that appears to float above the terraced backyard and overlooks the pool. Among the other standout features are a 23-foot-high great room, wood-screened hallway and sculptural sandstone-clad stairs. San Francisco-based DZINE, which was responsible for the contemporary interiors, opted for Boffi cabinetry in each of the 6 ½ bathrooms, as well as in the double-island kitchen, and conjured a master closet by Porro. Architects Robert Swatt and Phoebe Wong-Oliveros worked with general contractor IZAR Construction and developer Cinnamon Ventures on the project. The listing agent is Phil Chen of Sybarite Luxury Realty.
Postmodern Marvel in Woodside
Located on one of Woodside’s main thoroughfares, on a 5-acre parcel, the house at 1250 Cañada Road is a study in both postmodernism and country living. The 8,250-square-foot residence was devised by the late architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, leader of the Memphis Group. To add to its pedigree, the structure was built in 2000 for another design legend: David Kelley, the co-founder of IDEO and Stanford d.school. The architect and the homeowner were friends, and while Sottsass’ prolific career spanned roughly 60 years, the house—which has four bedrooms and six full baths—is one of just three that he designed in the United States, and the only in California. The grounds also include an equestrian center with a more traditional aesthetic; think shingles, dormers and gables. (The latter predated Kelley’s inhabitance and was reportedly constructed by previous owner, onetime Apple CEO John Sculley.) Now, Kelley has put the property on the market, with an asking price of $14,995,000. The home’s six pavilions, each with its own terrace, vary in shape and materials palette. Sottsass’ whimsical style is on display throughout, from the bold color combinations to the unconventional silhouettes. According to listing agent Michael Dreyfus, president, Silicon Valley, of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, it is ideally suited for “a buyer who likes nonconformity,” he says. “The house has a collective energy created by its challenge to normal.”
Killer Views in Lake Tahoe
Mountainside at Northstar will debut the Boulders, an exclusive $60 million development sited for stunning vistas, in early 2018. The on-mountain ski-through community will feature 18 homes, ranging from 2,900 square feet (and starting around $2.5 million) to 4,900 square feet. With a 40-mile network of trails, the property is designed for year-round enjoyment. And when the skiing, biking and hiking leaves you in need of some pampering, head next door to the spa at The Ritz-Carlton, where Boulders homeowners will have spa privileges.
Life Among the Vines in Napa Valley
MJC Development—which designs, builds and appoints luxury homes in Napa Valley—recently unveiled a pair of one-of-a-kind residences: Cunningham and Orchard. The larger of the two, Cunningham, includes a 10,000-square-foot main house with a wine cellar (of course), library and yoga studio, as well as a 1,000-square-foot guesthouse, outdoor kitchen and pool—all situated on 5 acres with chardonnay vines. Both properties boast custom interiors by Jennifer Nagle Interior Design. Home prices available upon request.
Back to Nature on the Monterey Peninsula
Walden Monterey is a nature lover’s paradise, offering 22 20-acre home sites. Set on 600 forested acres on the Monterey Peninsula and offering views of the Monterey Bay, the new community is inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. After he purchased the property, developer Nick Jekogian of Signature Group Investments pitched a tent and stayed on the land. The experience led him to imagine a place where one could unplug while reconnecting with what matters. Each lot is priced at $5 million, with the first eight properties available this fall, and the remaining in early 2018.
Originally published in the September/October issue of Silicon Valley