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Featured home: 74 Barry Lane in Atherton

April 14, 2017

Fine private estate with a multitude of amenities
Where: 74 Barry Lane, Atherton, CA 94027 (Listing | Tour)
Located in West Atherton’s exclusive Barry Lane cul-de-sac, this stunning home is a mere stroll away from top-rated Las Lomitas schools and downtown Menlo Park. The estate was meticulously designed by world-renowned architect Andrew Skurman on roughly 1 acre of land that provides the utmost privacy. With a countless number of luxury amenities, this home meets all your entertaining needs. A pool, spa, three-hole chipping and putting green, sports court, and movie room will create endless delight for your family and friends.
Impeccable landscaping and a must-see pavilion create a beautiful setting in this San Mateo County gem. With tremendous attention to detail and its prime location, this home lends itself to both formal and everyday living.
With more than 6,500 square feet, the home and property includes:

  • 5 beds
  • 7 baths
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Hardwood floors
  • Pool and spa
  • Three-hole chipping and putting green
  • Sports court
  • Movie Room
  • Security gate and alarm system

Listed as $12,945,000 by Joseph Bentley of the Menlo Park office


Notable Listings / Sales

74 Barry Lane in Atherton

October 28, 2016

Discover one of the Bay Area’s finest private estates

Barry Lane EstateWhere: 74 Barry Lane, Atherton (listing | tour)
This stunning home, designed by world-renowned architect Andrew Skurman, includes meticulous architectural details and attention to design which lend this home to both and everyday living. With six bedrooms and three full and three half bathrooms, this home combines grace and elegance with countless luxurious amenities for your entertaining needs. A pool, spa, three-hole chipping and putting green, sports court, movie room, and a must-see, gorgeous pavilion create the perfect setting for your family home. Very private and situated on 1.01 acres in West Atherton’s exclusive Barry Lane cul-de-sac, this impeccably landscaped home is a pleasant stroll from top-rated Los Lomitas schools and downtown Menlo Park.
Offered at $13,995,000 by Joe Bentley of Alain Pinel Realtors – Menlo Park.
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FEATURED HOME: 333 Fletcher Drive in Atherton

October 16, 2015

Where: 333 Fletcher Drive  in Atherton (listing | virtual tour)
This expansive, newly built 5bd/5.5ba Atherton home is centered on a sprawling, full acre. Extremely private and quiet end of cul de sac. Huge chef’s kitchen open to family/media room, formal dining room, formal living room natural light abounds. Office with built-in cabinetry. en suites bedrooms and spa-like master suite. Kids bedroom with play area. Unique tile work in all bathrooms. Sprawling flat lawns and lush landscaping.
This home is listed by Mara McCain of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $11,888,000
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Featured Home: 132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton

April 24, 2015

Where: 132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton (listing | property site)
Presiding over 3+ acres with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, sits this modern high-tech home. The home’s abstract contemporary architecture immediately draw you in to a world of luxury. The home features a 2-story living room with walls of glass looking out to the Bay, an extraordinary staircase, customized library and office, four bedrooms and two multi-room apartments. Luxury features include an elevator, 21kw solar system, underground garage, 12’ ceilings in basement with tremendous unfinished commercial grade space ideal for the “maker” culture, infinity pool, putting green, fire pit and terraces.
The home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $18,350,000
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Alain Pinel Realtors: Exquisite Living Summer 2014

July 30, 2014

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Alain Pinel Realtors is proud to present our Summer 2014 Exquisite Living – our premier digital luxury lifestyle magazine. The magazine allows readers to immerse themselves in the luxuries of the Bay Area by browsing through visually rich and engaging content. Using the latest technology, flip through it just like a regular magazine, and get a tour of the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to featuring the greatest and most luxurious properties and estates from all the regions we serve, we made sure it included information about the latest trends in luxury, market information, and both property and community spotlights. With easy to use sharing features, the magazine can be shared through social media, on websites, and by email – this is another way Alain Pinel Realtors brings widespread exposure to our listings.
The winter edition takes a special focus on the Peninsula – including a look at its many new restaurants, the best museums, and a look at how the Peninsula is changing the luxury bathroom. It also features 1 Faxon Road –  a grand estate reminiscent of a fine Italian manor on a gorgeous lot in the Circus Club area of Atherton.
Don’t take our word for it – start exploring Exquisite Living today – and experience the APR difference.

Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 1 Faxon Road in Atherton

July 25, 2014

1 Faxon Road
Where: 1 Faxon Road in Atherton (listing | property site | video tour)
This grand estate on a gorgeous 1.7+/- acre lot in the Circus Club area is reminiscent of a fine Italian manor, with 12,800+/- square feet of true old-world craftsmanship. The quality of this home is evident in every detail—from the curved millwork and fine stonework, to the Venetian plaster walls. The home features superb communal spaces, including the formal living room, dining room and kitchen.
Entering through the manicured gardens and into the grand foyer with 25’ ceilings and an imperial staircase, you will find a home that blends grandeur and comfort. Despite being able to host large galas, this home is also remarkably comfortable for everyday living. The home features 5 large bedrooms, including a spectacular master suite. Impressive outdoor features include the entertainment terrace, pool, putting green, and outdoor kitchen.
This home is listed by Mary and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $21,988,000
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12 Bay Area Pools on the Market Now

May 1, 2014

Luxury comes in all shapes and sizes – different things appeal to different people. But as the Bay Area is reaching record temperatures as we enter May, I think most us can agree – it certainly would be nice to have a pool. We’ve taken a look at our current inventory and found our favorite Bay Area pools from homes that are currently on the market. It’s worth taking a look and perhaps a warm day dream.
1 Faxon Road in Atherton
1 Faxon Road in Atherton
91 Isabella Avenue in Atherton
91 Isabella Avenue Atherton
166 Olive Hill Drive in Woodside
166 Olive Hill Drive Woodside
9548 Estates Drive in Gilroy
9548 Estates Drive Gilroy
499 Aguajito Road in Carmel
499 Aguajito Road Carmel
11640 Jessica Lane in Los Altos Hills
11640 Jessica Lane Los Altos Hills
19711 Canon Drive in Los Gatos
19711 Canon Drive Los Gatos
94 Laurel Grove in Ross
94 Laurel Grove Ross
117 Laurel Grove in Ross
117 Laurel Grove Ross
25 Macomber Road in Danville
25 Macomber Road Danville
5239 Blackhawk Drive in Danville
5239 Blackhawk Drive Danville
1632 Via Romero in Alamo
1632 Via Romero Alamo

Market Updates

Luxury is Alive on the Peninsula

April 21, 2014

Author: Rainy Hake, Executive Vice President, Alain Pinel Realtors
This article ran in the April 18th, 2014 Palo Alto Daily News publication Premier Homes, pg 10.

Last week, it was announced that the “Copper Beech Farm” estate in Greenwich, Connecticut sold for $120 million. While the property sold for $70 million below the original asking price of $190, the 51-acre estate still captured the title as the single most expensive home sale in the country ever.
While the Bay Area might not be home to the highest single-family home sale in the nation, it is no stranger to luxury. The highest property currently on the market is the impressive $69.8 million “Flood Estate,” sitting on over 90 acres in Woodside. Communities in the Bay Area – including Atherton, Menlo Park, Los Gatos, Los Altos Hills, and many more are known for their high-end homes that fetch some of the highest average prices in the country. It is no surprise that they are consistently among the most expensive zip codes in the nation.
As we wrap up the first quarter of the year, the report remains much the same as it has in the previous year – with constrained inventory, prices are continuing to elevate, while the number of sales are slightly down when compared to last year. It will really be this next quarter that communicates the true economic direction for the year, as warmer weather and seasonal changes usually draw more sellers to the market.
While this is the case for the general real estate market, when you look at the highest price points in the Bay Area, you will see a more favorable story. If you look at Santa Clara and San Mateo counties – there are a considerable number of homes over $3 million on the market (94 and 95, respectively). While this may not seem like many, when you look at supply and demand at this price point it is reflective of a relatively healthy inventory.

What is most interesting in the numbers is the year-over-year increases we are seeing. While the rest of the market is slightly down when it comes to number of sales (-9% in Santa Clara County and -6% in San Mateo County), we are seeing high double or even triple-digit increases in the number of sales of homes priced over $3 million and $5 million – and 2013 was a good year! For both Santa Clara and San Mateo counties almost half of the quarter’s sales over $5 million happened in March alone.
While these numbers are fairly impressive, they are actually understated because these numbers are taken directly from the MLS – and at the highest ends of the market, we see more “off-market” listings and transactions. So, if anything, this means that the actual activity in the luxury market is even better than statistically reported.
As we enter the spring, one thing is clear – the luxury and high-end market is alive and well in the Bay Area.

rhakeAbout Author:

Rainy Hake currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Alain Pinel Realtors where she plays a role in managing the strategic direction of the company, and also oversees the Marketing, Technology, Training and Strategy departments. She has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry and holds and MBA from the University of Oxford.
Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 60 Monte Vista Avenue in Atherton

February 28, 2014

Where: 60 Monte Vista Avenue in Atherton (listing | virtual tour)
Privately positioned on just over one acre, this magnificent property is a residence of chic sophistication and modern elegance. A striking palette of neutral colors and rich mahogany presents a timeless backdrop that allows furniture, lighting, and art to be the focal point of each room. Completed in 2007 with architecture by the world-renowned firm of Hill Glazier, the three-level home is comprised of 5 bedrooms plus a pool-side cabana with every inch of the property offering unparalleled luxury and a soothing ambiance. Cutting-edge technology provides for the ultimate in comfort and convenience, a home theatre and wine cellar have been designed by the best in the industry, and a spa bath and fitness center provide for health and well-being. Completing the setting are formal grounds that evoke a resort-like atmosphere in a palette of white and green with a sweeping limestone terrace beside a sparkling pool and spa.
This home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $16,950,000
View this property and more incredible estates in Exquisite Living Winter 2014 – Alain Pinel Realtors exclusive luxury magazine.
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Featured Open Homes

OPEN HOUSE: 38 Adams Way in Atherton

October 18, 2013

Where: 38 Adams Way in Atherton (listing | virtual tour)
When: Sunday, October 20th, from 2:00-4:00 pm.
Listed at: $6,299,000
Architecturally updated and expanded in 2010, 38 Adams Way in Atherton welcome and delights with its casual elegance and extra charm from the moment you enter the grand circular driveway.. In one wing, you will find 6 en suite bedrooms, including a 1st floor master suite with a luxurious spa quality bath. The with also includes a beautiful office and family room. The other wing includes two bedrooms which could be used as an au pair. The expansive dining and living rooms feature high tray ceilings, recessed lighting, and exquisite mill work. The 1+/- acre lot includes beautiful grounds, a large pool, guesthouse, and large patios for entertaining.
>The home is listed by Lynn W. Roberts of the Alain Pinel Realtors Palo Alto office and will be open Sunday.
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