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Guignécourt at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough

January 6, 2017

 A hidden treasure on the San Francisco peninsula

891 Crystal Springs Road in HillsboroughWhere: 891 Crystal Springs Road, Hillsborough, California (listing | website | tour)
Built circa 1912, Guignécourt is a Mediterranean estate located on 47+ acres with sweeping, panoramic San Francisco Bay views. This historic estate was originally designed by Bliss & Faville, architects renowned for the St. Francis Hotel and Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco. It’s gracious interiors—redesigned by Anthony Hail—have been featured in Architectural Digest and other notable publications. Privately held by the de Guigné family for over 100 years, the estate has hosted many society galas, U.S. presidents and dignitaries.

Guignécourt’s 16,660 square-foot home and lush property features:

  • Four levels with 6 primary bedrooms, 8 full baths, and 1 half-bath
  • 7 original staff bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Ceiling heights reaching almost 20 feet in the ballroom, and many with carved relief ceiling moldings and triple layers of crown moldings, some with gold leaf detail
  • Gated and deer-fenced grounds with private hiking trails, canyons, and reservoir
  • Pool and pavilion, designed by renowned landscape architect Porter and Steinwedell
  • Detached 3-car garage, 8-car carport, tremendous motor court parking, and ample, discreet staff parking in lower car area

The first level offers an exquisite space for entertaining, with a grand foyer and galley hallway leading to:

  • Ballroom with fireplace
  • Banquet-scaled formal dining room with fireplace
  • Library with fireplace and concealed bar
  • Cloak room and formal powder room
  • Breakfast room with fireplace
  • Butler’s pantry/china room
  • Professional kitchen, pantry with pastry room, and service courtyard
  • Separate chef’s quarters with 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom
  • Pool pavilion with fireplace and 2 full bathrooms with dressing rooms and closets

The second level offers an elegant and comfortable living space, including:

  • Master bedroom suite with fireplace and 2 baths
  • 3 bedrooms, two with fireplace, plus hall bath
  • 2 bedrooms, each with en suite bath
  • 4 original staff bedrooms and one bath
  • Laundry room

On the third level, find a play/recreation room and two large storage rooms. The basement includes a professional flower arranging room, wine and liquor cellars, a laundry center, a bedroom and bath, additional storage and the eight-car carport.
Guignécourt is located:

  • Less than 2 miles to downtown San Mateo and 3 miles to downtown Burlingame
  • 8 miles to San Francisco International Airport
  • 13 miles to Pacific Ocean beaches
  • 13 miles to Facebook and 18 miles to Google headquarters
  • 16 miles to Stanford University
  • 20 miles to downtown San Francisco
  • Excellent Hillsborough public schools: South Hillsborough Elementary (API 956); Crocker Middle (API 961); Aragon High (API 849) (buyer to confirm enrollment)
  • Hillsborough private schools include Crystal Springs Uplands (6-12) and Nueva (pre-K to 12)

Listed at $29,850,000 by Mary and Brent Gullixon of Alain Pinel Realtors.
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