Stunning Contemporary, Portola Valley


5 Bedrooms | 3 Full Bathrooms | 1 Partial Bath | 3,394 Sq Ft. Interior | .3424 Acre(s) Exterior

About 1236 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley, California

Located in the beautiful Los Trancos woods of Portola Valley, the Ridgeview House is both magnificent and private. Often referred to as Portola Valley’s best kept secret, this welcoming neighborhood is just steps away from walking trails and world class cycling routes.

The home’s architectural shape gracefully curves over the surrounding woods with glimpses of San Francisco Bay, but it is the stunning views of the Foothills Park Ridgeline that became its namesake. To enter this 5 bedroom, 3-½ bath residence, measuring 3,794 square feet (including garage), walk through a custom craftsman door with artisan designed glass panes.

It is a quick 10 minute drive from the highly sought after, award-winning schools in the Portola Valley area and just 20 minutes to Stanford University. For those who travel regularly for work or pleasure, both San Francisco and San Jose airports are a 30-40 minute drive away.

Through the door you enter the 900 sf., two-story, ‘Great Room’–the true core of the home. It is framed with 20+ foot high, arched beam ceilings and an interior bridge that runs through the center, connecting the two upper wings.

The great room’s expansive space combines the living, dining and kitchen areas in an elegant and beautifully designed open floor plan. A built-in surround sound AV system also spans the entire room to suit both relaxation and entertainment purposes. Also designed with relaxation and entertaining in mind is the 350 sf expansive deck that can be accessed directly from the living room. The deck wraps the front of the house, basked in sunlight it offers stunning views toward the surrounding foothills and ridgeline. In addition to the deck entrance, the living room also features 18-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, an extra-wide fireplace, and an 82-inch television. At the center of the great room sits an 11 foot, solid wood dining table designed and hand-crafted by Armin Staprans. Here you can comfortably host a dinner party of 12 or, for bigger events, the matching coffee table converts into an extension piece allowing 18 to gather around this statement piece.

The chef’s kitchen features custom walnut and rift-cut white oak details, honed soapstone counters, and industrial grade stainless steel appliances creating a space that is a true pleasure to cook in. Essential details have been thought out, including a large chef’s sink and an iPhone controlled espresso bar so that you can start your morning coffee from bed or the walking trails. The kitchen island is flanked by dark walnut butcher blocks and wine enthusiasts will be delighted to find a temperature controlled wine cellar and food storage larder located just off the kitchen. Continuing out the side door is a beautifully landscaped backyard complete with an herb garden, fire pit and a high efficiency drip sprinkler system.

Listed by:

Chris Iverson

Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

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