The Silicon Valley is generally in the news for being the epicenter of all the tech advancements in the US and across the world, is also known for being host to some of the prime real estate in the country as well. Owning a place here is truly something to be proud of. We have earlier told you about the most expensive homes in Silicon Valley. The latest luxury private residences to go on the market is "Villa Lauriston." One of the finest residences in South Bay, Villa Lauriston has been put up for auction. The sale will be handled by consultant Guy Masters and Sotheby's International realty, who would be looking to get the best bids for this Florentine style mansion. It was known to have been commissioned for Herbert Edwards Law, the original owner of Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Occupying 28.4 acres of prime real estate setting in the Portola Valley, this property is close to the famed Stanford University, and Sand Hill Road venture capital firms, and has a natural surrounding comparable to tailored forest. Now, the bids for the Villa Lauriston will open at a price of $8,880,000 when the auctions begins on April 21, 2013.
The Settings and location
The Portola Valley in Silicon Valley region has been given generous endowment of natural greenery, parts of which will be seen in this property. Surrounded by thousands of acres of greenery all around, which guards this estate with privacy, serenity, and the bountiful natural beauty, the owner of the property will have 28.4-acres of private greenery to savor during his/her stay at the Villa Lauriston. This includes the 16,000 sqft main house which has 20 rooms apart from the sizeable amenitity areas.
The amenities on the Villa Lauriston includes its own library, 7 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms, tennis court, swimming pool, 6-car garage building with guest house at the top, vast manicured lawns and garden area, workshop, special reflection pond, conservatory or sunken garden, 2 acre vineyard, vegetable garden, natural streams and waterfalls. With the open area access, the buyer could convert the property into a holiday retreat, or if the family is that large, could be there private estate as well. The General theme of the interior and placement of the mansion structure, makes it a classic example of Florentine style mansions around the area.
Facts and figures
- Originally commisioned for Herbert Edwards Law in the 1920s, who was the owner of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
- In 1995, this property sold for $1,000,099 only. After this, it was listed several times, and the prices kept fluctuating. The last listed price was $15,880,000.
- This estate also provides access to 1,000-acres of open space other than the greenery within the 28.4-acres included within the property.
Address: Villa Lauriston, 5050, Alpine Road, Portola Valley, San Francisco, US
Contact: Guy Masters
Sotheby's International Realty
We have earlier shown you some of the better real estate around the area, which made headlines in the past, including the $100 million Hillsborough Estate, and the $85 million Flood Estate. Would be interesting to see how this mansion fares in that regard.
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