It was during the California Gold Rush that the city of Woodside earned its name, owing its moniker to an impossibly beautiful tableau of glorious sequoias. It wasn’t long before the first country estates started to dot this stunning landscape. Today, a few hearken back to those early days of discovery, with old world charm and modern amenities that combine to create some of the most exceptional residences California has to offer.
680 Manzanita Way in Woodside is one such example. An English country estate built in 1914 and carefully restored to maintain its heritage while including technology and style updates, the property offers Old World romance and new world conveniences.
The home is located on nearly five and one-half acres of park-like grounds in central Woodside adjacent to the private horse trails, with a stunning main residence exuding uncommon charm and exceptional grandeur.
The chef’s kitchen is a study in contrasts with an expansive island and professional stainless steel appliances juxtaposed against rustic beams and custom robin’s egg cabinetry. The kitchen is open to the comfortable family room, where a stone fireplace creates the ideal gathering spot. For more formal affairs, the elegant dining room and living room await.
The light-filled conservatory is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or a late afternoon date with a book, while the serene main-level master suite with fireplace and modern spa bath surround the residents in luxury. Four additional bedrooms, three baths with one partial, an upstairs play room, a wine room, a fitness center, a renovated two-bedroom guest house with full kitchen, a pool house, and a 4-car garage and workshop are also offered.
The resort grounds feature a pool, spa, various play areas, an open-air cabana with full kitchen and original gardens from landscape master Thomas Church.