Described as one of the nation’s finest private residences, Villa Lauriston, located in the heart of Silicon Valley goes under the hammer. The sale of this grand-scale Florentine villa will be handled by consultant Guy Masters and Sotheby’s International realty on April 21, 2013. The bid starting is $8,880,000, while the original list price is $20,000,000.
Villa Lauriston, the embodiment of grandeur, allure, and elegance was commissioned in the 1920’s for Herbert Edwards Law, the original owner of Fairmont Hotel. Designed by noted architect George Schastey, this incomparable and unique private residence features the finest historic materials and artifacts including brass hardware from France, marble and onyx from Italy, and fountains and wrought iron from Florence.
Set on in a private 28.4 acre park-like parcel, surrounded by 1,000 acres dedicated open space, stunning property includes the main residence, a guest cottage above six car garage, a beautiful pool, a reflecting pond, tennis court, a conservatory/sunken garden with fountain, former pool/concert stage, two acres 600-vine vineyard, vegetable garden and cutting flower beds, picnic area with arbor, natural waterfall/stream and much more.
The home adheres to its European tenets, with its arched doorways, columns, handcrafted detailing, ornate fixtures, and Renaissance palette. With some thirty rooms, encompassing seven bedrooms, eight full baths, and two powder rooms in the 16,000 sqft main residence, as well as a living room/concert hall, a formal dining room, a reception room, a library, sitting room, and reading room in the guest cottage this unique property is ideal for a business retreat of family compound.
For more information about auction, contact Guy Masters, Phone: +1-707-331-0525; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Olivia Decker from Sotheby’s International Realty, Phone: +1-415-435-1600. [Villa Lauriston Auction]