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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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APR in the News

Local Alain Pinel Realtors Ranked Among Top Producing Agents in the Nation

June 29, 2015

Northern California Brokerage Dominates Annual National Rankings

Congratulations WSJ Social
SARATOGA, California — REAL Trends, Inc., in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, have published their annual report ranking the top real estate agents in the United States, including 29 Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals. Nine individuals and 10 teams were included in the prestigious 2015 rankings which are based on 2014 sales numbers. In categories based on sales volume, APR had the strongest presence of any independent real estate firm in Northern California. In addition to ranking sales volume and number of transactions, the 2015 report also ranks agents by average sales price for the first time.
Topping the list for Average Sales Price are APR Menlo Park’s Mary and Brent Gullixson ranked #4 with an average sales price of almost $9.4 million. The Gullixson Team also was the #12 ranked team in the nation by sales volume with nearly $308 million. Notably, while many of the teams in the top 10 include several team members, The Gullixson Team is comprised of only two licensed individuals. By looking at agent productivity on teams, The Gullixson Team are among the top three in the nation. This is Mary Gullixson’s sixth consecutive year ranking in the top six in a category on the REAL Trends list, either individually or as a team with her son Brent. She has been represented in the top of the list each year since the list was created in 2006.
Leading the Top Agents by Sales Volume list is Keri Nicholas, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #38 with a closed sales volume of almost $181 million. Also included are Kathy Bridgman, from APR Los Altos, ranked #63; Judy Citron, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #73; Judy Bogard-Tanigami, from APR Los Altos, ranked #89; Joe Piazza, from APR Los Gatos, ranked #102; Zach Trailer, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #155; and Therese Swan, from APR Los Gatos, ranked #209.
Joining The Gullixson Team on the Top Teams by Sales Volume list are David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf, from APR Oakland – Montclair Village, ranked #71; Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #144; and Caitlin and Gloria Darke, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #222.
In the new category of Average Sales Price by Individuals are Alireza Faghiri, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #87 and Sherry Bucolo, from APR Palo Alto, ranked #133. The Average Sales Price list by teams includes The Gullixson Team, ranked #4; Mara McCain and Samira Amid-Hozour, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #12; Anne Riley and Andrew Greenman, from APR Burlingame, ranked #44; Jolaine and Jack Woodson, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #73; Caitlin and Gloria Darke, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #87; Jim and Jimmy Nappo, from APR Los Altos, ranked #99; Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #133;  Jeff Stricker and Steve TenBroeck, from APR Los Altos and APR Palo Alto, ranked #131; and John Howmiller and Rick Ardizzone, from APR Los Gatos, ranked #221.
“Through their focus and determination, these agents earned incredible results in 2014, and are among the elite in the nation,” said Paul Hulme, President and CEO of APR. “We are so proud that they represent Alain Pinel Realtors in providing the highest quality of service to our clients.”
The REAL Trends/WSJ Thousand designees are recognized as the top one half of one percent of the more than 1,100,000 licensed REALTORS® nationwide. The list includes the top 250 agents or teams in six different categories, including top individuals ranked by closed transaction sides; top individuals ranked by closed sales volume; top teams ranked by closed transaction sides; top teams ranked by closed sales volume; and new this year, top individuals ranked by average sales price; and top teams ranked by average sales price. All rankings are verified from independent sources and are based on the calendar year 2014.
The achievements from these agents are in addition to the accolades APR has previously received based on their 2014 performance in which the firm closed a record sales volume of $10.8 billion making it the fifth largest real estate firm in the nation and the largest independent broker in California.

Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton

April 24, 2015

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LUXURY DEFINED IN ATHERTON
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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Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 240 Cinnabar Road in Woodside

January 30, 2015

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MAGNIFICENT WOODSIDE CONTEMPORARY
Where: 240 Cinnabar Road in Woodside (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: $13,800,000
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Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

OPEN HOUSE: 3 Vineyard Hill Road in Woodside

September 19, 2014

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BOLD AND MODERN WOODSIDE RETREAT
Where: 3 Vineyard Hill Road in Woodside  (listing | virtual tour | video tour)
Open: Sunday, September 21st, from 1:30-4:30 pm
Presiding over 3 acres on the scenic corridor of premier central Woodside, this 4 bedroom custom home has been renovated with an aesthetic that is bold and modern yet graceful and warm. The exceptional craftsmanship is never more apparent than with the dramatic ceilings that span the living areas – each an architectural work of art. Extraordinary details are many throughout the property – hand-cut stone exterior walls, book-matched granite, floating glass counters, and beautifully finished white oak floors, to name a few. Tremendous walls of glass provide a seamless connection with stone terraces that wrap around the rear of the home and the wooded backdrop is quintessential Woodside. Tucked away in sheltered privacy are a pool and spa, as well as a fully fenced tennis court – everything needed for the ultimate Silicon Valley lifestyle.
The home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park. See more at www.3VineyardHillRoad.com
Offered at: $8,800,000
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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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APR in the News

Alain Pinel Realtors Ranked Among Top Real Estate Professionals in U.S.

June 27, 2014

Nationwide report based on sales volume

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SARATOGA, California (June 27, 2014) — The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. have announced the 2014 rankings of the top real estate professionals in the entire country based on 2013 sales volume. Ten Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals were included in these prestigious rankings, with four individuals and three teams listed as the top producing agents in the country.
Topping the list for Top Teams by Sales Volume are APR’s Mary and Brent Gullixson from the APR Menlo Park office, ranked #6 with a sales volume of over $323 million. This is Mary Gullixson’s fifth consecutive year ranking in the top six by sales volume, either individually or as a team with her son Brent. She has been represented in the top of the list each year since the list was created in 2006.
The Top Agents by Sales Volume list includes:

The Top Teams by Sales Volume list includes:

“Through their determination and hard work, these agents earned incredible results in 2013, and are among the best in the entire nation,” said Paul Hulme, CEO & President of APR. “We are proud that they represent Alain Pinel Realtors in providing top quality service to our clients.”
The Wall Street Journal Top 1000 designees are recognized as the top one half of one percent of nearly one million licensed REALTORS® nationwide. The list includes the top 250 agents or teams in four different categories, including top individuals ranked by closed transaction sides; top individuals ranked by closed sales volume; top teams ranked by closed transaction sides; and top teams ranked by closed sales volume. All results from the study are based on calendar year 2013.
Visit http://www.realtrends.com/products/rt1000 to see the full lists.

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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APR in the News

Agent Teams Represent Alain Pinel Realtors at LPS Property Showcase in Shanghai

January 20, 2014


Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) had a network of agents travel internationally to the 6th consecutive edition of the LPS Property Showcase, held December 6-8 in Shanghai. This invitation-only expo welcomed highly targeted luxury real estate buyers, investors, VIPs, and wealthy individuals.
>During the showcase, APR Menlo Park’s Mary Gullixson participated in a video interview, where she answered questions about her properties and why they are attractive investments for Chinese buyers. APR Saratoga’s Fred Lam, who traveled to the expo with a team of APR agents, also participated in a video interview, as well as taking part as a speaker in the expo’s panel discussion.
“There were over 20 countries around the world who participated in this high-end expo. The US had the most booths present because we are the number one choice for Chinese people,” said Mark Wong of APR Saratoga, who also travelled to the expo with a team of APR agents, and participated in a video interview which was released to different media outlets in China for greater publicity and promotion. “There were at least seven booths representing the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Out of these seven booths, APR agents had four of them.”
In a recent interview with Forbes, Wong said international investors look to buy in the US to diversify their portfolio. With its weather, business opportunities, and public education system, the Silicon Valley is a natural target.
According to the California Association of Realtors Annual Housing Market Survey, the share of international buyers is growing in California, with 30% of international buyers coming from China, and 36% of international buyers bringing in all cash offers. Lam confirms this, saying he is seeing a definite increase in the number of Chinese buyers in the Silicon Valley, with his Chinese clients looking for brand-new, furnished homes built with high-quality materials.
APR has developed a strategic initiative to target international buyers, bringing worldwide exposure to their listings through their international luxury affiliations and global listing syndication. Through the firm’s affiliations with Luxury Portfolio and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; their property marketing through publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Unique Homes Magazine, Epoch Times and World Journal; and listing syndication to a number of prominent Asian real estate websites such as PropGOLuxury.com, LP-LuxuryProperties.com, okay.com and LPDibiao.com, the firm is achieving an international reach.

APR in the News

WSJ/REALTrends: APR Agents Among Top in Nation

June 28, 2013


The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. announced the 2013 rankings of the top real estate professionals in the entire country based on 2012 sales volume. 14 Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals were included in these prestigious rankings, with 6 individuals and 4 teams listed as the top producing agents in the country, giving APR the strongest presence of any independent real estate firm in California, based on sales volume.
Topping the list for Top Teams by Sales Volume are APR’s Mary & Brent Gullixson from the APR Menlo Park office, ranked #4 with a sales volume of over $265 million. For the past three years, Mary has been ranked in the top five in the nation on the Top Agents by Sales Volume list.
The Top Agents by Sales Volume list includes:

The Top Teams by Sales Volume list are:

The Wall Street Journal Top 1000 designees are recognized as the top one half of one percent of nearly one million licensed REALTORS® nationwide. The list includes the top 250 agents or teams in four different categories, including top individuals ranked by closed transaction sides; top individuals ranked by closed sales volume; top teams ranked by closed transaction sides; and top teams ranked by closed sales volume. All results from the study are based on calendar year 2012.
Visit http://www.realtrends.com/products/rt1000 to view the full lists.
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