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The Summit of Magnificence: An Inside Look at Silicon Valley's Most Exquisite Homes


The Summit of Magnificence: An Inside Look at Silicon Valley's Most Exquisite Homes

In the last 20 years or so, the name “Silicon Valley” has taken on a reputation around the world as the home of technology and innovation. Silicon Valley does indeed attract the best of the best when it comes to those industries. The homes and estates that have been built recently (and the historical buildings that dot the landscape as well) are just as illustrious and industrious as the people living inside them. Below, we’ll take you on a journey around the luxury real estate landscape with our inside look at Silicon Valley’s most exquisite homes. Let’s dive in!

610 Los Trancos Road, Palo Alto

This palatial 21,000-square-foot estate is unlike any other in Silicon Valley. Perched on a mountainside overlooking the stunning San Francisco Bay and its rolling hills, the 360-degree views from this mansion are truly something to behold. No expense was spared in the construction of this home, from the private and secluded backyard to the indoor rock climbing wall, regulation-size tennis court and ice hockey rink, pool and spa, and much, much more.

Active families will be especially at home here, thanks to the massive gym and golf practice area also included. A guest house is on-site, as well as a dedicated pool house, a fully kitted-out poolside kitchen, a stone pizza oven, and a home theater. If you appreciate the finer things in life and you don’t want to compromise when it comes to having the very best amenities and workout equipment at home, this place is for you!

233 Park Lane, Atherton

Next up on our inside look at Silicon Valley’s most exquisite homes is this sparkling example of the most magnetic properties in luxury real estate. The six beds and nine and a half baths that make up this luxurious 14,200 square-foot mansion tell a story of what you can expect to find inside. This home was custom-built from the ground up in 2022, and the modern details on display here are truly 21st-century sublime. From the full gym, game room, and wine cellar to the professional-grade home theater, you won’t have to leave the house if you’re in the mood for entertainment or exercise. The bedroom suites (of which there are enough to house guests after even the largest get-together) are capacious and designed to mimic the look of the best resorts circling SF Bay. With 13 acres of space, this is a true oasis of luxury living.

40 Firethorn Way, Portola Valley

Built this year, the uber-fashionable and contemporary design of this 9,500-square-foot estate offers buyers one of the most exciting properties on the market to date. Featuring seven bedrooms, eight baths, a gourmet kitchen, and more, every inch of this custom building (brought to us by the firm of Swatt and Miers) is perfectly designed. Whether you’re enjoying the 360-degree views of the valley from the comfort of your roof sitting area or conversing with party guests behind the glass curtain wall surrounding your terrace, there’s no way you’ll feel anything but astonishment every night at home here.

The private driveway leads to a professional motor court, which feeds up to the two stories of the main building. There, you can walk through your custom-designed kitchen, take a dip in the infinity pool, or enjoy the vistas on the wraparound deck.

100 Why Worry Lane, Woodside

This magnificent estate is the perfect example of a historical building that has passed the test of time in Silicon Valley. Built in 1940, the owners of this sprawling Mediterranean-style home have maintained its original condition for over 80 years. The modern-day mansion looks better than ever, with a somewhat “old Hollywood” feel that promises luxury and elegance. An equestrian estate, a charming apple orchard, and redwood trees are included in the lot with the impressive four-bed and four-and-a-half-bath primary residence.

The home is a towering presence at 6,300 square feet, featuring a sizeable chateau-style courtyard, three guest apartments, and a full outdoor entertainment area with a private rooftop deck. Inside, the amenities have been updated to meet 21st-century tastes, including a home gym, a detached office, and a stone terrace letting off from the main suite. A historic 10-stall barn will house your horses while you kick back in the pool and spa or get your blood pumping on the tennis court.

349 Walsh Road, Atherton

This eye-catching 11,500-square-foot modern marvel is undoubtedly one that makes a distinct visual impression from the first moment you see it. Constructed in several rectangular modules, the modern patterns of the facade of this estate are stark yet welcoming. The house features five beds and seven baths and is expertly outfitted with every amenity you need to thrive in Silicon Valley. The extra large infinity pool is on full display from the front of the house, reflecting the light and unique landscape surrounding the property.

Glass walls cover most of the face of the house, and a uniquely designed sculptural spiral staircase serves as the main artery filtering people up and down the various levels. The inside and the great outdoors are never very far apart at this estate, thanks to the numerous terraces which open out on many of the rooms to let the light in, with linear fire pits, eco-friendly gardens, and more. A theater, a home gym with a steam room and sauna, and a custom wine display round out the extraordinary features you can find in this home.

Reach out to a local real estate agent today

If this inside look at Silicon Valley’s most exquisite homes has piqued your interest, reach out to an expert Realtor today for guidance. If you have any questions or comments to share, or if you’d like to learn more about buying and selling luxury real estate in the Silicon Valley area, get in touch today! Contact GRO Real Estate for more information.

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