WOODSIDE, CALIF. (STL.News) – Rarely is there a residence in the San Francisco Bay Area that is so grand, yet also eminently livable for today’s lifestyle. 40 Fox Hill Road in Woodside, listed by Erika Demma and Hugh Cornish, is just that place – a perfect blend of authentic English Cotswold and French chateau styles with every state-of-the-art amenity one would expect when residing midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. This just-completed, two-year, whole-home renovation has resulted in a property equally suited as an executive compound, a second home for international visitors, or a family residence with its close proximity to exceptional schools and universities. The home boasts 9,400 square feet of living space, including a 1,500 square foot guest house and a 900 square foot wine cellar. Asking price for the home is $9,950,000.
Once inside, it becomes immediately apparent that the distinguished façade, with leaded glass windows and impressive turret, is merely a prelude to the extraordinary details and features that unfold within. Sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay are dazzling by day or night and antique French chandeliers and sconces appear at every turn, but it is the extraordinary architectural plaster moldings that are the true signature of the home. Inspired by the Wrightsman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the hand-crafted artistry begins in the grand foyer with rotunda ceiling and continues on the walls and ceilings of almost every room. The effect is awe-inspiring – reminiscent of centuries-old European manors, yet with a crisp, clean ambiance for modern living.
The lavish accommodations offer ample flexibility for multi-generational families, as well as staff and guest quarters. There are 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in the main residence, highlighted by a magnificent master suite with couture closet room and a main-level junior master suite. Plus, there is a separate two-story guest house with full kitchen. Formal rooms unfold in sheer opulence for grand entertaining, a striking great room kitchen is certain to be the home’s central gathering place, and a tucked-away Morgan inspired walnut library upstairs doubles as an executive office. Behind the scenes, the ultimate in smart home technology controls every convenience inside and out for lighting, security, sound, and climate.
Stepping outside, the resort-like grounds are equally lavish with a pool and spa overlooking the Bay views, a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard and multi-room wine cellar, and level areas for play connected by paths that meander throughout the property. All around, majestic specimen trees, the color and fragrance of perfectly manicured gardens, and the sounds of birds are the finishing touches of this truly world-class estate in one of America’s most affluent communities.
Learn more about the property at exceptionalwoodsideestate.com.
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