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Historic Silicon Valley Flood Estate built in 1941 listed for $85 Million

Andrea Divirgilio / September 14, 2012

Here’s a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to own a landmark, historic and never before on the market 1941 built Silicon Valley estate for yet another generation to come. Offering one of the largest private parcels on the Peninsula, this huge colonial-style home which has been the address of James Flood and his family, one of the most prominent families in Northern California’s history, has now been listed for whopping $85 million, to become one of the most expensive homes in Silicon Valley. This massive old ‘Flood’ estate of late Elizabeth Dresser Flood who was predeceased by James Flood, her husband and the grandson of Comstock legend James Clair Flood, has been known as host to politicians such as President John Kennedy, as well as the scene of grand weddings and family gatherings. Also, we have recently seen that world’s smartest designer and Apple’s design genius Sir Jonathan Paul ‘Jony’ Ive bought a $17 million home in San Francisco’s Billionaire Row.

Historic Silicon Valley Flood Estate built in 1941 listed for $85 Million

Historic Silicon Valley Flood Estate built in 1941 listed for $85 Million

Location:

This grand and historic Silicon Valley estate is situated on 331 Green Rd, Woodside, California.

Accommodation:

Historic Silicon Valley Flood Estate built in 1941 listed for $85 Million

Surrounded by absolute privacy, this Colonial-style 9,000 square feet home on about rare and unrivaled setting encompassing approximately 92 acres of glorious land boasts nine full bedrooms and 8 ½ bathrooms.

Historic Silicon Valley Flood Estate built in 1941 listed for $85 Million

The residence has been enveloped with grounds designed by the renowned landscape architect Thomas Church, including the pool, along with a full-size tennis court, and three-stall barn.

Historic Silicon Valley Flood Estate built in 1941 listed for $85 Million

Also, there’s a 2-bedroom gatehouse and 2-bedroom caretaker’s house with its own garden.

Interiors:

Historic Silicon Valley Flood Estate built in 1941 listed for $85 Million

The grand main residence boasts architectural achievement in the classic Colonial style with well maintained interiors that actually reflect the beauty of the era’s fine architecture and craftsmanship.

Historic Silicon Valley Flood Estate built in 1941 listed for $85 Million

Richly stained hardwood floors, extensive millwork, stunning crystal lighting, along with number of French doors that open to the breathtaking setting, adds to estate’s historic value.

Features:

Historic Silicon Valley Flood Estate built in 1941 listed for $85 Million

Miles of stunning ranch roads and riding trails traverse the property which is surrounded by a lake, reservoir, West Union Creek, and a vineyard. And for added seclusion, the property is also bordered on one side by Huddart Park.

Also, the 92 acres of glorious land comes with rolling oak-studded hills, open meadows, and endless views, and all this is less than 2 miles from the center of the town of Woodside.

A private water tank with capacity of 125,000 gallon situated on the hill feeds the two lakes.

Estate History:

This was the estate of Elizabeth dresser Flood, who died at the age of 94 in April 2011. Reportedly, even in her early 90s, she used to enjoy stacking a cord of wood, driving the red Talbot car that she got on her honeymoon and herding cattle at her Santa Barbara ranch. Interestingly, the Floods’ eldest son, James Flood, estimates that his affluent parents spent a total of $100,000 on the construction of this beautiful estate.

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Via: Gullixson / WSJ

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