A premiere, private estate, 117 Laurel Grove is in the middle of everywhere-San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Wine Country, trails, beaches and ski areas-yet occupies a world all its own.
South-facing on a green knoll with views of Mt. Tam and Mt. Baldy from almost every room, this unique house offers authentic, classical architectural character updated with contemporary styling and an ideal floor plan.
On the main level, the front door opens from a protected front porch into a foyer with the living room on the left and to the right, the dining room giving way to a formal butler’s pantry, kitchen and family room. A wide central staircase rises to a generous landing opening onto a master bedroom suite and three other gracefully proportioned bedrooms and baths.
A sunny third story houses a fifth bedroom and bath, a playroom (or possible sixth bedroom, in-law suite or office), four walk-in closets, and generous additional storage space.
The 1300-square-foot ground floor includes a wine cellar, a library with floor-to-ceiling glassed in bookcases, and a second large-windowed room with impeccably finished built-in shelves and cupboards. This level features three outside entrances and ample adjacent parking with easy access to a separate garage, carport, and gym. Either room could accommodate several workstations or be set up, as now, as a commodious personal library/office and separate entertainment area. Additional storage space, a separate bath, and sound-proofing from the rest of the house afford maximum flexibility for use of this space: home office, teenager retreat, playroom or schoolroom, hobby area and more.
The grounds are stunning, with stone paths, roses, oaks and redwoods and other mature plantings surrounding a 15’x 50′ lap pool set in a level lawn. An orchard, a tree house, a rope swing, and a guest cottage are destinations off the footpaths that wind through gardens planted with boxwood topiaries and parterres as well as lush native species. A private well is used for irrigation.
This superb, approximately 7,100 square foot home occupies a private, tree-screened world on nearly 1.5 acres, offering a resort-like setting with easy access to…everywhere.
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