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 The Historic Morgan Estate

Located in Los Altos Hills, a premier neighborhood in the heart of Silicon Valley, this approximately 30,000 square foot estate is situated on approximately eight manicured acres. A majestic wrought iron gate brought in from a Southern plantation opens to a long private driveway which meanders through the mature oak trees and leads to this impeccably restored estate. The splendid English exterior is bisected by a porte-cochere separating the living quarters and a grand ballroom.

The opulent interior includes a formal living room with Italian style 12 foot beamed and paneled ceilings, antique carved marble fireplaces, a ballroom with 16th Century gilded Venetian ceiling paintings said to be from the Palazzo Grimani, a grand oak entry stair hall with plaster ceilings, library with mahogany bookcases and a “secret” room with wet bar and beer taps. Intricate inlaid hardwood floors can be found throughout. The gourmet kitchen with mahogany island and onyx counters boasts the latest modern epicurean features. A sun soaked breakfast room with Gothic arch windows overlooks the estate and rolling hills beyond. The magnificent estate features architectural detailing and craftsmanship rarely found in homes built in recent generations. The museum quality millwork and California Oak paneled walls provide architectural interest while the hand carved fireplaces provide warm focal points. The ceilings are all individually designed and fabricated by European craftsmen and artisans. The seamless blend of old world luxury and twenty first century sensibility is evident in the home’s systems including climate control, entertainment, lighting, connectivity and security which are all state of the art and are not intrusive to the period detailing. An outdoor kitchen is complete with an Alfresco dining area that overlooks the estate and nearby rolling hills. Two outlier buildings include a spacious gym, utility building and a caretaker’s house. A motor court and underground garage can accommodate over twenty vehicles.

 

 

entry hall

Entry Foyer

Endless views of gardens and valley lights...

8 acre park-like setting.
12335 Stonebrook Court, Los Altos Hills, CA

 

Elegant Living

entry hall

Back Gardens and Pool

 

The seven-year restoration was undertaken with great care and a commitment to world-class standards that would preserve the homes priceless artwork and craftsmanship. The estate and grounds were transformed into a warm, welcoming home for family and friends as well as a magnificent gathering place that inspires grand entertaining. The estate honors its past splendor and enjoys modern sensibilities, perfect for both world class entertaining and intimate family gathering. Architect Richard Beard drew the master plan for the restoration. Utmost attention was paid to preserving the beauty and grandeur of the estate. Materials were imported from all over the world. Stones from the Indian sub-continent and France, fabrics and upholstered furniture from England and France, carved statuary and fireplaces (some dating back to the 17th century) from Italy, a majestic iron front gate from a plantation in Georgia, plantings, trees and landscape foliage from all the western United States. This historical landmark estate is truly a one of kind property rarely available in the US.

World renowned landscape architect Stephen Suzman designed the majestic garden which includes follies, a tree allee, rolling lawns, a focal point of a grassy Tudor mound, knot garden, boxwood parterres and long perennial borders filled with roses. The sparkling pool features a stone fountain/spa surmounted by an antique bronze statue of Neptune. The private and serene grounds of eight acres provide gracious outdoor focal points for relaxation, private family functions or large events. Views of San Francisco Bay can be seen from most of the rooms. Lifestyle conveniences are just minutes away at Stanford University, the tony Stanford Shopping Center, world renowned Stanford Medical Center and charming downtown Los Altos. San Francisco and San Jose are just a short drive away.;

The home’s historic designation is rewarded with a tremendous property tax savings, resulting in taxes that are equivalent to homes one-tenth its price.

 

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