Chiltern – Luxury California Estate Listed For $43.9 Million
Manicured gardens embellish Chiltern’s stunning facadeLuxury estate with the spirit of English Tudor in Silicon Valley, one of the largest private residences on the entire West Coast, has been listed for sale at $43.9 million at Christie’s International Real Estate. When you see what facilities are there on the property, you will realize that the price was quite appropriate.
The six-acre property from 1992 boasts of a 36,000-square-foot main residence, which includes several historic architectural features: Jacobean paneling dating from 1633; 15th Century Gothic doorways; and a 45-foot-high great hall adorned with 17th Century paneling from Dyffryn House in Wales. The exterior of the imposing estate is composed of dolomitic limestone and fossil stone. The seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath mansion also houses one of the largest antique stained glass collections in the world, with the earliest dating back to the 13th century. Even the fireplace mantles are exquisitely carved.
The second-floor master suite occupies its own wing, offering a sumptuous bed chamber, his and her dressing rooms, a paneled sitting room, and an office. Accents of walnut burl, black granite, Persian green onyx, and fossil stone distinguish these regal quarters. The third floor of the main house includes antique bronze doors that lead to an office suite, private art gallery, and a terrace that overlooks the bay.
At the luxury property you can also find: an 80-foot indoor pool, racquetball and squash court, tennis court, gymnasium, 60-year-old gardens, a 50-tree orchard, numerous rose gardens, a walled English garden, maze, French parterre, greenhouse, koi garden, pond, waterfall, fountains, gazebos, private trails, guesthouse and 25-foot stone walls. [Christie’s International Real Estate]