Affectionally called the “Bel Air of Silicon Valley,” Woodside has long been a haven for wealthy venture capitalists and international entrepreneurs, largely due to its secluded location in the hills, large parcels of land and privacy. The affluent equestrian community has been home to some of the nation’s highest million-dollar home sales as of late. Since this prestigious enclave continues to see low inventory and high demand,  fine estates typically do not stay on the market for long. So, don’t be surprised if this just-listed $25 million estate in Woodside disappears from the MLS just as soon as it was listed.

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Presiding over five gorgeous acres, the 6,000 square-foot English country manor was built to “ensure that comfort and convenience are found at every turn and that a significant number of guests can easily be accommodated,” explains listing agent Erika Demma of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Woodside. The sprawling gated compound was designed for entertaining, both indoors and out—as seen with thoughtful additions such as the poolside outdoor kitchen, complete facilities in the recreation lounge above the barn and the catering kitchen, which rivals the main kitchen in functionality and elegance.

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Custom equestrian-themed gates offer privacy and set the tone for entry into this masterful and timeless property. A paver stone motor court and walkways of Connecticut bluestone lead to the front door where cobblestones line the exterior walls. In the foyer, iron and glass doors open to a traditional foyer with two-story ceiling, balcony overlook and all-wood staircase. Stunning hardwood floors grace the main living areas. The living room has a regal quality to it, thanks to a cathedral ceiling, a two-way solid stone fireplace (shared with the library), an adjacent bar alcove with two Sub-Zero refrigerators and custom cabinetry and French doors opening to the rear terrace. An oak-paneled library offers integrated bookshelves and the warmth of a fireplace. The dining room’s rich details—a coffered ceiling, stunning chandelier, wainscot paneling and front bowed window—provide the perfect setting for gatherings, both large and small. The grand kitchen centers around a huge center island, while details—such as beautiful countertops, furniture-quality cabinetry, cushioned banquette seating, Viking 6-burner gas cooktop and warming drawers, two Viking ovens, two Asko dishwashers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and two solid stone apron sinks—blend elegance with high function. Off the kitchen, there is a family room with a paneled wall with integrated storage, gas-log fireplace and overhead television. An exotic office, catering kitchen, playroom and bedroom suite for guests all add to the comforts found on the main level of this home.

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On the second level, the master suite features a barrel-vaulted ceiling with chandelier, gas-log fireplace and French doors opening to a large private terrace. His-and hers customized walk-in closets grace the room, in addition to an en suite granite and limestone bath with separate vanities, sky-lit shower, whirlpool tub and private commode room. There are two other bedrooms on this level, each with their own walk-in closet and access to a shared bath. Another bedroom offers a walk-in closet, adjoining playroom and en suite limestone bath.

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“Connecting it all are magnificent gardens, vast terraces and the resort-style amenities of a pool, spa, tennis court, playground, cabana and guesthouse,” adds Demma. “Plus, the finishing touches of a barn and newly built equestrian facilities for eight horses.”

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With enduring character and quiet elegance, this property represents the best of Woodside. It offers the opportunity to be near Silicon Valley tech centers and Stanford University, and it is just 25 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. No doubt, it will not last long.

This Woodside Estate is offered at $25,000,000 by Erika Demma of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Woodside.