It’s a little known fact that John Steinbeck wrote his famous novels “The Grapes of Wrath” and ” Of Mice and Men” at 16250 Greenwood Ln, just a few houses down from the gorgeous home featured in this week’s Mansion Monday. Famed painter Thomas Kinkade also spent his late years and last days in Monte Sereno. It’s no wonder that Monte Sereno radiates a prestigious and artistic charm that is unrivaled by any other area in Silicon Valley.
16125 Greenwood Lane is situated on 5.6 private acres with panoramic views of Silicon Valley. The main home is 13,674 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, and 4 half baths. There is also a 940 square foot guest house with a full kitchen, bath and two bedrooms.
In this case, the guest house is nicer than my own home!
The interior of the main house remind me of Hearst Castle on a smaller scale. Renowned architect Ned Forrest and top designer Paul Wisemen ensured that every detail is immaculate and exudes an aura of historic luxury.
Personally, that grand staircase makes me want to practice my opera skills while descending the stairs adorned in an elaborate ballgown and mink shawl. (JK, I would never wear real fur!) But seriously, how stunning is this foyer?! It puts the staircase in Daddy Warbucks’ house to shame!
Of course, a home this prestigious will require every amenity and comfort; and it has every luxurious amenity available. There is a 2,000 sg ft great room with a Juliet balcony overlooking it, a formal dining room that easily fits a 12 person banquet table, a chefs kitchen with butlers pantry, a game room, a home gym with a sauna and steam room.
The inside of the home is stunning, but it pales in comparison to the pristine grounds of this exquisite home. Seriously, you can wander for hours around all 5.6 acres and be captivated at every turn. The property features a fruit orchard, rose gardens, expansive lawns, knot gardens, a topiary garden (reminiscent of the garden in Ted Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands”) a bass pond, a hedge maze, and a Japanese Tea garden that rivals the one in Golden Gate Park.
Who can picture themselves strolling these peaceful greens every day? I sure can!
This home is available for purchase at an impressive $29,000,000.
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Listing by: Nevis and Ardizzone, Alain Pinel Realtors
Keller Williams Silicon Valley