The art of entertaining and fine wine often go hand in hand—as both require a certain attention to detail, a delicate balance of elegance and refinement, and a hint of opulence.
When paired together, the two work to create a brilliant experience, which we were lucky enough to find at 5922 Alpine Road. In fact, this entire Portola Valley home is nothing short of breathtaking. Set on approximately 9 acres with spectacular views of the canyon, Vista Verde, and beyond to the Valley, East Bay and San Francisco skyline, this fine home makes the concept of gracious living a reality. The three-level residence and guest house were deigned by CJW Architects and built by SPE Construction. The approximately 8,000 square foot home is a testament to refined contemporary living, from the gourmet kitchen with dual center islands and granite and stainless steel finishes, to the expansive game/media room offering extra space for recreation and relaxation. Gleaming hardwood floors, dramatic ceiling treatments and warm wood accents offer comfort with class.
Outside you’ll find lush expansive grounds and a solar-heated pool and spa. A one bedroom, one bath guesthouse is replete with a great room and kitchen area, gas fireplace, granite finishes private deck and treetop vistas.
But it’s the extravagant winetasting room and cellar that has us daydreaming of hosting the world’s best wine and cheese event or becoming the top sommelier on the block. Delicate lighting fixtures illuminate the space’s intricately carved walls, providing an ideal environment for sampling a fine California cab. Not to mention the 11,000-bottle capacity, which allows plenty of space for storing an extensive wine collection.
Perfect for entertainment and conversation, this home is a wine aficionado’s dream.