Google, Facebook and Stanford—these are three reasons why Atherton, California continue to top Forbes’ list of most expensive California zip codes. While Southern California has pockets of extreme wealth, Northern California continues to dominate when it comes to wealthy zip codes.Forbes reported that the median home price in 94027 — the most expensive ZIP code for three years running — was $10.6 million over last summer. Atherton is home to a wide variety of tech A-listers as well as other professionals.
What is Atherton’s allure? Privacy, community, and a tolerable commute all play a role. The area is completely residential with no condos and homes are on large lots. It also has well-regarded private schools and a world-class golf course.
Many of tech’s elite live in West Atherton, where this home on two flat acres is situated.
The estate was custom built in 1997 and features a beautiful double-height grand foyer with a striking stained glass door that features a magnificent peacock. Ornate wrought iron bannisters and balustrades echo the elaborate sweeps of a peacock’s tail while marble columns crowned with gilded capitals form the entrance into the home’s entertaining rooms.
The estate boasts an expansive gourmet kitchen and large dining room with a fireplace, elaborate crystal chandelier, and French doors leading to a stone terrace.
With a total of 9,600 square feet of living space, there are a total of five bedroom suites and two additional bonus rooms in main house, a home office and a billiards room with a wood bar.
A substantial pool house features a full kitchen, one bedroom, 1.5 baths, sauna and gym. It flanks the length of the pool and also faces out onto the estate’s ornamental gardens. The property also includes a tennis court.
This estate is listed with Intero Real Estate for $14.688 million and is showcased on Luxury Portfolio.