High above Silicon Valley is this magnificent home and grounds at 610 Los Trancos Road in highly desirable Portola Valley.   Located above rolling hills on a prominent rise, it offers commanding views of surrounding foothills, San Francisco Bay, and the expanse below.  

It is, in essence, a private country club for a unique individual who requires the very best of amenities in a home. Placed on 13.40 acres of land,  it features 5 bedrooms, 7/4 bathrooms in a substantial 12,657 +/- sf of  space. 

Much of Silicon Valley lies below this gracious home. Located only 5 minutes from Sand Hill Road, the cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, and Stanford University are close by, as are some of the finest dining and shopping venues in Northern California.  

This residence has been conceived with a strong emphasis on sports and recreation, and on providing the finest of entertainment for guests and residents. Above is one of the three holes of the home's private golf course.  The course is placed just below the home, as viewed in the opening scene above. 

In what has to be one of the most distinctive amenities featured in any home in the Bay area, is this very expansive, and fully functional hockey rink that awaits an exciting competition among friends.  The overhead lighting and spacious side windows furnish a gleaming compliment to the already stunning ambiance. 

This lush screening room, with its three tiers of seating, and warmly conceived charm, is a welcoming pleasure for guests, and an ideal gathering place at the end of a pleasant afternoon. 

This richly paneled poker room, with its box beam ceiling and rich woods, awaits the challenge of sharp witted cardplayers.  Just off to the right, a handsome wine cellar is available to provide the appropriate beverages for special events.  

The home's living room, seen here, is extraordinary, beautifully conceived, and flexible in its function.  The generous floorspace encourages distinctive design conceptions that will combine the warmly colored hardwood flooring, the overhead open beam ceiling, and the built in media center.

  Light flows into the room from the floor to ceiling French doors that lead to the captivating view balcony.  Yet more luminous warmth and light is provided by floor to ceiling side windows, topped with marvelous clerestory windows.  

The congenial mixing of indoor and outdoor living is most certainly reflected in this view.  The large dining room table sits comfortably in the center of the room, awaiting a formal dinner setting, while close by is inviting seating around the fireplace that is ideal as a pre-dinner gathering for guests and residents.  The marvelous sliding glass doors afford easy passage to the captivating patio-ideal for summer parties or luncheons, when generous space is desired.  

These scenes represent just a taste of the extensive array of amenities that combine together to create this elegant hillside home.  If you have an interest in this home, I encourage you to call me with your questions in this, or in other homes in the area,  at (510) 517-6280.  The truly outstanding home is being offered for sale for $ 53,888,000.00

(Listing Courtesy of Samira Amid-Hozour of Compass Real Estate)

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