Laden With Amenities, This Bespoke Property Overlooking San Francisco Bay and Coastal Mountains is Geared Toward Today’s Active Lifestyle
In 2008, after working in conjunction with noted California architect Thomas Jakway over a span of eight years, Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy and his wife, Susan, realized their dream home on a serene 13-acre parcel of land in the hills of Silicon Valley’s coveted Portola Valley.
The result? A 20-room, stone-clad dwelling homage to their family’s ardent passion for sports, health, and wellness—complete with a 7,300-square-foot ice hockey rink, dance floor, dedicated pizza room, putting greens, and every recreational and entertainment accouterment in-between—that’s now available for $53.888 million.
“We wanted to create the ideal home to support the growth and development of our family athletically, musically, academically and socially,” said Scott McNealy in a statement. “As newly minted empty-nesters, we take pride in knowing that the next owners will enjoy similar experiences, while we move into the next stage of our family’s life with a new home closer to our son as he pursues a career on the PGA Tour.”
Abutting the border of Palo Alto—just five minutes to Sand Hill Road (the financial epicenter of Silicon Valley) and less than an hour from San Francisco and San Jose—the five-bedroom, the seven-and-a-half-bath residence features 32,000 square feet of light-filled living space on four levels punctuated by stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and San Francisco Bay via floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies.
Along with those aforementioned creature comforts, there’s also a professional-grade indoor basketball/sport court; climbing wall; spa with steam and massage rooms; wine cellar; and an elaborate movie theater. And, not to be left out of the mix, the home’s resort-like grounds are a delight to the avid golf enthusiast. Think a 110-yard, Jay Blasi-designed practice facility boasting a duo of putting greens.
“What the McNealys created in Silicon Valley is unrivaled,” stated listing agent Samira Amid-Hozour.
“This hilltop home offers one fortunate buyer the opportunity to own a rare, private estate overlooking the most exclusive real estate in the country.”
Photographs: Courtesy Of Jacob Elliott
Samira Amid-Hozour of Compass
and Deepee Chattha of REX
List Price $53.888 million