Featured home: 4105 Woodside Road in Woodside

An equestrian paradise sitting on 12 private acres

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Where: 4105 Woodside Road, Woodside CA 94062 (listing | tour) 

An escape from the fast pace of the Peninsula, this Monterey Colonial in San Mateo County is an equestrian lover’s dream. Hidden away from the street, the home rests on 12 acres of lush, private landscape, just across from miles of beautiful trails at Wunderlich Park. Meeting all your equestrian needs, the grounds include an indoor exercise area, 17-stall barn, and regulation dressage arena.

Just a short commute to excellent Portola Valley schools and all of Silicon Valley, this classic property in Woodside boasts picturesque scenery on the outside and luxurious detail on the inside.

The 4,580 square-foot home and property include:

  • Four bedrooms and four baths
  • Hardwood and tile flooring
  • Three-car garage
  • Kitchen with island, granite slab countertops, and cathedral ceiling
  • Integrated fireplace in the living room
  • Crown moldings and crystal chandelier in the dining room
  • Exotic bird sanctuary
  • Multiple gardens and pond

Enjoy the colorful rose gardens and redwood groves, sitting on the open pastures and intertwined among the multiple facilities that fit all your equestrian needs.

Listed at  $13,900,000 by Scott Dancer of Alain Pinel Realtors – Woodside.

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Featured home: 9 Summit Road in Woodside

9 Summit Road, WoodsideWhere: 9 Summit Road, Woodside (listing | tour)

Newly listed, this contemporary home is a unique must-see. The beauty of the design and the quality of the construction is sure to impress. The open floor plan, soaring ceilings and beautiful finishes make this special property the perfect quiet getaway and the ideal place to entertain friends and family.

The 2,650 square foot home has two bedrooms, one elegant and airy master bedroom and an spacious second bedroom, plus two well-appointed baths. A massive, gourmet kitchen makes prepping family meals a joy and entertaining easy. Tackle projects in the sun-lit study with built-in cabinets or the large workshop above garage, then relax in front of the family room’s fireplace. Enjoy panoramic views of the redwoods and Silicon Valley from one of the home’s tree-shaded decks—and don’t miss the view from the meadow.

Listed at $4,195,000 by Loren Dakin of Alain Pinel Realtors – Menlo Park Downtown.

View more homes for sale in Redwood City & Woodside | Visit our San Mateo community page

74 Barry Lane in Atherton

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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Luxury is Alive on the Peninsula

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.
 
 

OPEN HOUSE: 502 Coos Court in Foster City

Where: 502 Coos Court in Foster City (listing | virtual tour)
When: Saturday, March 8th, from 2:00-4:00 pm &
Sunday, March 9th, from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Listed at: $1,650,000

Prime Dolphin Bay cul-de-sac location, stunning 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath plus office home, with grand entrance, cathedral ceilings, open plan living room, gourmet chef’s kitchen, luxurious master suite, large private yard with flag stone patio & pool, custom finishes make this home a rare find. Walking distance to Boothbay Park, shops, elementary school, sports fields and waterfront dining.

502 Coos Court is listed by Michelle Bodley of Alain Pinel Realtors San Mateo.

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