Monte Sereno, California, United States

Amenities

Bar, Butler's Pantry, Cable TV, Cathedral Ceiling, Courtyard, Elevator, Exercise Room, Fitness Room, Garage, Garden, Hot Tub, Ice Connection, Large Kitchen Island, Library, Pantry, Playground, Pool, Sauna, Tennis Courts, Walk-In Closets.

Appliances

Bar Refrigerator, Cook Top Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Ice Machine, Ice Maker, Intercom, Kitchen Island, Microwave Oven, Oven, Refrigerator, Warming Drawer.

Interior features

Book Shelving, Breakfast bar, Built-in Bookcases/Shelves, Cathedral/Vaulted/Tray Ceiling, Crown Molding, Decorative Molding, Exposed Beams, Fitness, Granite Counter Tops, Hardwood Flooring, High Ceilings, His/Hers Closets, Hot Tub/Jacuzzi/Spa, In-Law Suite, Intercom, Kitchen Accomodates Catering, Kitchen Island, Paneled Doors, Solid Wood Cabinets, Solid Wood Doors, Study, Two Story Ceilings, Walk-In Closet, Woodwork.

Rooms

Central/Center Hall, Exercise Room, Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Foyer, Great Room, Guest House Separate, Guest Room, Library, Media Room, Office, Recreation Room, Sauna, Storage Room, Utility Room, Workshop.

Exterior features

Balcony, Barbecue, Barn/Stable, Dog Run, Exterior Lighting, Fencing, Fireplace/Fire Pit, Hot Tub, Large Open Gathering Space, Lawn Sprinkler, Outbuilding(s), Outdoor Living Space, Outside Shower, Recreation Area, Security Gate, Shaded Area(s), Sprinkler, Storage Shed, Sunny Area(s), Swimming, Tennis Court(s), Terrace.

View

City View, Landscape, Mountain View, Scenic View, Swimming Pool View.

Description

Impeccable Early English Renaissance estate is truly one of a kind! Privately located in Monte Sereno on approximately 5.6 acres, the timeless old world elegance of the home blends seamlessly with the meticulously designed and manicured grounds. From the moment you pass through the stately gated entrance, you are transcended into a world of unparalleled quality and tranquility.
Designed by renowned architect, Ned Forrest, this property boasts exceptional architecture with thoughtful attention to every detail and master craftsmanship throughout. Accompanied by superior hand-selected materials, antique accouterments, and cutting edge amenities, this is one of the most premiere homes in the Silicon Valley.

Overview

• Winterbourne estate custom built in the early English Renaissance style of 19th century architect, Edwin Lutyens, by renowned architect, Ned Forrest, in 1995
• Spectacular 5.6+/- acre grounds and gardens with city light views
• Main residence features 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 2 half baths
• Guest house offers 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath and 1 half bath
• Mother-in-law quarters with exterior and interior entrance, living room, bedroom, full kitchen and bath
• Elevator with custom milled mahogany interior and Lowell Chaput fabricated iron rod doors. Wheelchair accessible with emergency phone
• Blue Gum Eucalyptus hardwood floors
• Leaded glass windows
• Tennis court
• Barn with office, root cellar, storage room, and parking for 1 car
• Bass pond with Japanese tea house, waterfall, bridge, and endless bass and blue gill fishing enjoyment
• English green house, camellia garden, rose garden with over 100 hybrid tea roses, vegetable garden, 66 fruit tree orchard
• Ozone pool (65’ X 20’) and private spa with breathtaking city light views
• Sprawling 8 foot tall Yew tree maze with gothic folly at the center
• Kitchen pavilion and Bathing pavilion with full bath, shower, and changing room
• 3 Garage with laundry and half bath
• Large basement and attic storage areas
• Lutone programmable lighting
• 9 furnaces (all plumbed for AC)
• Backup diesel powered generator
• 2 AC units
• Private irrigation well with 10,000 gallon water storage tank
• All trim milled on site
• Approximately 17,170 total square feet
- Main residence: 13,674
- Guest house: 900
- Barn: 950
- Pool pavilions: 546
- 3 car-garage, laundry room, and powder room: 1,100
• Distinguished Los Gatos schools

Entrance
Mature, lush landscape borders the grand gated entry and opens to driveway, culminating at a circular motor court.

Foyer and Rotunda
The gracious foyer offers honed limestone floors, gothic antique chandelier, arched windows and doorways, and leads to the exceptional 32-foot high rotunda and the north and south galleries. The rotunda, affectionately called ‘the knuckle of the house’ gives prominence to the cantilevered staircase (hand crafted by Austrian Master Craftsman, Sid Scholler) and mahogany banister with cast iron balustrades (forged by Lowell Chaput).

Drawing Room
Elegant sophistication is characterized by refined appointments throughout the room. Dramatic leaded glass windows and doors overlook the expansive rear lawns. This room boasts hand-painted Strie walls, a European antique marble fireplace, salon style picture moldings, and custom milled mahogany doors, moldings and trim. Service doors open to a mahogany paneled bar with refrigerator, sink and ice-maker. The Drawing Room provides the perfect ambience for formal gatherings or casual living.

Dining Room
Exquisite dining room overlooking the rear lawns offers hand milled wood ceiling, Baccarat chandelier, antique marble fireplace, hidden wall cabinets, custom fabric upholstered walls, and gorgeous spotted gum wood flooring.

Great Room
Measuring 52’ by 28’ with 23’ custom milled walnut ceilings; this room is truly a Great Room. At the center is a magnificent limestone fireplace from a European castle, circa 1602, with antique andirons. On either side, are custom built-in walnut bookshelves and cabinets running the length of the room. The center of the room features leather floors and is flanked by custom-built cabinets, one of which houses a home theater system.

Kitchen, Scullery and Pantry
Gorgeous epicurean kitchen with custom milled and painted cabinetry, top of the line commercial grade appliances, granite slab counters, large walk-in pantry, custom light fixtures, and sizable center island with additional sink, cooking service, and warming drawers. Scullery with custom milled cabinetry offers upper glass-front display cabinetry, freezer, and additional sink.
- Appliances include a US Range 6 burner gas range and 2 ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator and separate freezer, Thermador electric range, 2 Thermador warmers, 2 Miele dishwashers

Breakfast Room
The kitchen opens to the charming breakfast room and features a spacious dining area, a cozy sitting niche with an antique limestone fireplace from England, window seats/cabinets, custom rug, and French doors to a serene outdoor terrace.

Master Suite
The Master is a luxurious retreat! Soaring domed ceilings with dormer windows and French doors to the terrace, flood the room with natural light and feature views of the east lawns and the Los Gatos Mountains. The custom-made fireplace with raised hearth creates the perfect ambience and provides warmth on cold winter nights. Custom cabinets, V’soske carpet, call button, built-in speakers, and faux door to large sitting room.

Vestibule at entrance of the Master also leads to spacious walk-in closet with built-in cabinets and racks.

Spa-inspired Master Bath offers limestone radiant heated floors and towel warmers, dual headed shower and separate jetted tub, custom built medicine cabinets, raised sinks with P.E. Garrin gold fixtures, and separate water closet. 13’ X 14’ closet is a dream and includes custom drawers and racks, shoe and boot shelves, purse shelves and hooks, and a full length, moving mirror.

Library
Mahogany paneled room features a beautifully crafted ceiling and custom milled mahogany bookshelves, cabinets, desk, and file drawers with hidden swinging door that leads to a work storage area. Room also features a generous sitting area in front of an antique marble fireplace.

Gym
Currently used as the gym, this generous room boasts custom cabinetry, built-in speakers, large storage closet, and leaded windows and doorways overlooking the east lawns, pool, and city light views. Beautiful full bath offers steam shower, sauna, marble vanity with double sinks, club storage and separate water closet.

Upstairs Sitting Room
Accessed by the rear staircase, elevator, or the hidden swinging back doorway from the master bedroom, this spacious room is used as a casual sitting room and office. Custom milled walnut cabinetry and wood paneling line the room. Large bow window affords a view of the east lawns, tennis court, and Los Gatos Mountains. A balcony with custom inlayed spotted gum wood flooring overlooks the Great Room.

Sitting Room powder features marble floors, granite-topped vanity and walnut cabinetry.

South Hall Bedrooms

Two en suite bedrooms located in the South Hall feature coffered ceilings, large walk-in closets, and French doors open to view of Oak Tree terrace. Large English tiled white bathrooms with double raised pedestal sinks, towel warmers, and shower over tub.

Guest Apartment/Servants quarters
Private living quarters with separate entrance opens to spacious living room and full kitchen with breakfast bar. Also offers a full bath and large bedroom.

Guest House
Private and beautifully renovated 900sf guesthouse features 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Open and bright living room with built-in cabinetry and fireplace. Full kitchen offers granite counters, breakfast bar seating, and top of the line appliances.

Fabulous Grounds
The grounds are exquisite and every inch is designed for use and enjoyment. Entertain or simply enjoy the tranquil setting. Relax poolside, play tennis, plan a croquet game on the sprawling lawns, make your way through the Yew maze, fish the bass pond from the Japanese teahouse, or meander along the various walking paths and take in the extraordinarily unique surroundings. Admire the beautiful lush lawns, magnificent gardens, mature trees, and fruit orchard. This is the perfect setting for grand soirees or family barbecues.

Bass Pond & Japanese Tea House
Located on the north side of the property sits the Bass Pond and floating Japanese Tea House. Fed by the private well and waterfall, the Bass Pond has Large Mouthed Bass, Blue Gill, one Carp and one Sturgeon, providing wonderful fishing experiences for adults and youngsters alike.

Yew Tree Maze
To the west of the bass pond is the Yew Tree Maze consisting of 632 8-foot tall Yew trees forming a whimsical maze which leads to the Medieval two-story Folly at the center.

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