Nothing says California living quite like a vineyard estate. Yet not every California vineyard estate has to be nestled far, far away in wine country. Some offer the best of both worlds — the feeling of being transported to another time and place yet only a short distance away from business centers, culture, and urban pursuits. Like this Tuscan-styled Portola Valley estate.
Completed in 2006, the majestic property rests on approximately 41 acres with equally mesmerizing top-of-the-world San Francisco Bay views. You’ll feel as if you’re stepping into the Italian countryside. Arriving on the front terrace, the residence brings an expansive 14,500 square feet of living space into your experience. The scale of the home is destined for grand entertaining spilling out to exceptional front and rear terraces, where you can take in more of the stunning panoramas sweeping across the valley and well into the evening, city lights and glimpses of the bay. The kitchen is a culinary masterpiece with commercial-quality appliances — perfect for the everyday cook or a professional chef. Meanwhile, the wine cellar awaits a sizable collection. Multiple rooms make day-to-day living a dream, including a theatre and a private wellness sanctuary spa, steam and sauna, which ensure that you never need to leave the home’s confines. It embodies California living in every possible way.