Believe it or not, this incredibly grand residence was just built in 1994. Set in the sought-after community of Hillsborough, Calif., the home was designed to capture the scale and spirit of English Tudor and Elizabethan country estates.
Susan Herman of Clay Herman Realtor, Inc.
One of the West Coast’s largest private residences, the 6.7-acre property encompasses a 36,000-square-foot main house, a separate guesthouse and numerous gardens. The heart of the home is the breathtaking 45-foot-high great hall, lined with 17th-century paneling from the historic Dyffryn House in Wales. Beyond this room, the entire residence is laced with museum-caliber details: carved stone columns, antique bronze doors and more than 250 pieces of stained glass dating back as early as the 13th century.
Outside, the grounds are graced with ivy-draped arbors, terraced ponds and formal gardens with perfectly manicured boxwood hedges. There’s also a sunken tennis court adjacent to the guesthouse, and a rooftop patio with amazing views of the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
This astounding home’s hefty price tag doesn’t surprise us, but it’s a little out of our budget. Until we have a multi-millionaire among us on the Cool Houses Daily staff, we’ll be eyeing FrontDoor’s huge collection of Tudor-style house plans for a place that’s more in our range.