Grand. Elegant. Eminently livable. These are the words Erika Demma uses to describe her and Hugh Cornish’s brand-new listing, a storybook estate on Fox Hill Road in Woodside. Demma, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Woodside, says the 19-acre property is “rare” and “offers every state-of-the-art amenity one would expect when residing midway between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.”
The current owners just completed an ambitious whole-home renovation on the 1981-built residence that spanned two years. The result is “a property equally suited as an executive compound, a second home for international visitors, or a family residence with its close proximity to exceptional schools and universities,” notes Demma.
The stone driveway welcomes you inside the estate, and its magical qualities quickly take over as you are surrounded by woods, a perfectly manicured garden and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards.
At 9,400 square feet, the residence feels grand and stately, yet not so overly formal that comfort is sacrificed. Inside the entrance turret, an intricate ceiling serves as art as the curving staircase sets a dramatic tone. Details and custom finishes such as moldings, skylights, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and marble, are statements of elegance at every turn.
A great room, den/study/office and dining room create warmth — ideal for entertaining and socializing. There’s a library meant for quieter moments.
The kitchen has a La Cornue stove and a large center island with seating while overlooking the gorgeous grounds. The highlight, at least for wine collectors and oenophiles, is the 900-square-foot wine and tasting room.
Beyond the interiors, the outdoors are equally inspiring with impeccably landscaped gardens, an infinity pool, full outdoor shower, guest house and level-lawn area — perfect for outdoor parties. Visitors of the estate are always dazzled by the views of the San Francisco Bay, according to Demma.
With a location that is conveniently just minutes to Highway 280, the town of Woodside and nearby Stanford University, this special property enjoys a prestigious standing among the finest estates in Silicon Valley. Concludes Demma: “Offered at $12.9 million, it is truly a world-class estate in one of America’s most affluent communities.”