Atherton’s connections to the East Coast are not hard to find. Faxon D. Atherton, one of the town’s first property owners, was a native of Massachusetts, after all. Sprawling estates inspired by the East Coast architectural traditions — symmetrical exteriors, shutters, window boxes and pedestrian paths — are scattered throughout the exclusive Silicon Valley enclave. These historic residences are rare entries for the local real estate market, but even rarer are newly constructed homes built in the style.
Enter this modern interpretation of an East Coast home on Carolina Lane.
This stunning new 12,778 square-foot residence takes its place in the heart of central Atherton. Inside and out, the craftsmanship and design are unmatched with impeccable details at every turn. The timeless architecture takes its cues from both the past and present: shingles, pitched roofs, pilasters, columns and sidelights flanking the front porch. Unique engineering allows for a completely seamless and unimpeded connection to the outdoors — essential for any luxury home in California.
The floorplan feels intimate with exceptionally light and bright spaces.
Seven en suite bedrooms easily accommodate extended family members or staff plus there is a fully equipped one-bedroom guest house.
A theatre, two family rooms, a recreation room with sports bar, fitness center and wine cellar are some of the thoughtful spaces incorporated into this thoughtful design to make it comfortable for contemporary families.
Equally impressive are the fully landscaped grounds with everything needed for indoor/outdoor living, including a pool and spa, sport court, pavilion with fireplace fully open to the family room, plus an expansive level lawn for play.
Priced at $17.8 million and represented by Tim Kerns of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Menlo Park, this masterful Atherton residence offers a glimpse into Atherton’s past — and its future.