Category Archives: Santa Clara Real Estate

An Inside Look at 10 of the Priciest Listings in the Silicon Valley

Looking for luxury in the Silicon Valley? Take a peek at some of the most expensive listings in the Silicon Valley cities of Atherton, Belmont, Cupertino, Hillsborough, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Jose, San Mateo, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale. The features and amenities of every home are utterly unbelievable!

1. 246 Atherton Ave – Atherton CA

Price: $39,800,000
Size: 7 beds, 10 baths, 23,013 sq. ft., 2.53 acres
Description: Breathtaking luxury awaits in this custom estate home of the priciest zip code in the Valley. With features such as a hydraulic elevator, entertainment lounge with wrap-around bar, second kitchen, temp-controlled wine cellar with storage for 2,000 bottles, a multi-room pool house, a fitness center, an outdoor bbq and bath, as well as a pool, spa, and pond and its pristigious location, the price tag is really no surprise!RS3904_iStock_000024298305_Double-scr

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2. 21116 Corner Dr – Saratoga CA

Price: $24,500,000
Size: 7 beds, 12 baths, 12,983 sq. ft., 7.88 acres
Description: Stunning city and canyon views are just the beginning of what this private estate has to offer. Among its long list of features are a four-car garage, game room, exercise room and home theater, a workshop, firepit and outdoor fireplace, custom pool with outdoor shower and dressing room, and even a bunker. And it’s just one mile from a major shopping center.

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3. 30 Belbrook Way – Atherton CA

Price: $21,980,000
Size: 5 beds, 7 baths, 12,303 sq. ft., 1.430 acres
Description: It’s state-of-the-art luxury by premiere architectus Butler Armsden for the perfect blend of amenities and design. Features include a recreation room with bar and wine cellar, a 1-bedroom guest house, floor-to-ceiling windows, onsite and remote programmable systems, and gated privacy.

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4. 147 Stockbridge Ave – Atherton CA

Price: $21,950,000
Size: 8 beds, 8 baths, 11,706 sq. ft., 1.11 acres

Description:
Casual country living meets big-city elegance in this breathtaking estate filled with all the latest amenities—guest house, pool house, two-story stone fireplace in the open great room, home theater, game and recreation room with bar, landscaped grounds, pool and spa, wine cellar, fitness center, and six ensuite bedrooms.

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5. 1225 San Raymundo Rd – Hillsborough CA

Price: $18,850,000
Size: 12 beds, 15 baths, 11,880 sq. ft.
Description: Spectacular views of the Bay await in this utterly extravagant 12-bedroom estate. It was remodeled in 2010 and boasts a truly impressive list of features, including a home theater, exquisite interior architecture and detailing, a private sauna, tennis courts, vineyard, and an expansive and meticulously-landscaped lawn.

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6. 15 Woodgate Ct – Hillsborough CA

Price: $18,000,000
Size: 6 beds, 11 baths, 12,616 sq. ft., 3.4 acres
Description: Enjoy breathtaking views from every window of this pristine estate—or from the pool and pool house, sauna, tennis courts, or expansive landscaped lawn.Kitchen with Island, Sink, Cabinets, and Hardwood Floors in New Luxury Home, with View of Living Room, Dining Room, and Outdoor PatioOther incredible features include a private library, 8-seat media room, basement wine cellar, and personal elevator.

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7. 1701 Bryant St – Palo Alto CA

Price: $17,498,000
Size: 5 beds, 6 baths, 5,330 sq. ft., .460 acres
Description: Abundant privacy, lush green landscaping, and classic ambiance greet visitors to this primely-located yet private Palo Alto estate. Top features include elegant architecture, expansive windows, wood-burning fireplaces, sunroom, and a detached guest house with 2-story living room and garden views.

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8. 1 Ridge View Dr – Atherton CA

Price: $16,995,000
Size: 7 beds, 11 baths, 12,740 sq. ft., 1.190 acres
Description: Modern Tudor style meets European flavor in this gorgeous custom estate. Among the favorite features are a library, gourmet kitchen, billiards room, fitness center, home theater room, and expansive wine cellar, in addition to the exquisite craftsmanship and detailing throughout. Outside, landscaping includes Englishwoman-918532_1280gardens, ponds and waterfalls, and a custom pool, spa, and pool house with outdoor kitchen.

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9. 11627 Dawson Dr – Los Altos Hills CA

Price: $15,995,000
Size: 9 beds, 6 baths, 13,910 sq. ft., 5.720 acres
Description: Welcome to Rancho San Antonio, an absolutely incredible estate situated on nearly 6 private acres of breathtaking landscaping. Included among its astounding features are amenities such as a formal dining room wing and a servant/guest wing with a wine cellar and a separate workout room and kitchen. The gorgeous courtyard stars a custom pool and 2-bed guest/pool house with two fireplaces. There’s also a tennis court and garage space for over 35 cars.

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10. 333 Atherton Ave – Atherton CA

Price: $15,800,000
Size: 6 beds, 8 baths, 11,230 sq. ft., 2.5 acres
Description: Double staircases, 25-foot ceilings, a 2-bed 2-bath guest house, a two-story library, two-story master bedroom, and ballroom are just the beginning of what this astounding estate offers. There’s also a pool with cabana, tennis courts, plenty of parking, and acres of gorgeous green landscaping.

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Ready to Find Your Luxury Home of the Silicon Valley?

Whether you’re ready to soar to the top in one of these multi-million dollar premiere luxury estates or you’re looking for something a bit more affordably luxurious, we can help you find the perfect home in the perfect community! Discover some of the top communities of the Valley, start searching luxury homes for sale, or learn more about buying a home in the Silicon Valley. Feel free to contact Gary & Robert with any questions or to get started today!

Want a Silicon Valley Home with the Most Classic California Views?

 Choose Your View, Then Find Your Home!

True luxury isn’t just about the detailed crown molding, sparkling granite counters, or the jetted bathtub in the expansive master suite. It’s not just the custom backyard pool or the exquisite landscaping. True luxury comes with a view. And in California, there are a few different classic vistas from which to choose.

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Purple mountains majesty and elegantly jagged peaks march into the horizon for some truly spectacular views from the expansive windows, sprawling backyards, or private balconies of these stunning luxury homes. While many homes of the Valley offer small glimpses, these offer nothing short of true magnificence.

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California is known for nothing if not for its wine! And what better way to celebrate wine country than with a breathtaking view overlooking the neat rows of a lush vineyard? Plenty of crops are also grown in the surrounding regions, lending some beautiful panoramic natural views to many of the homes in the area.

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Who doesn’t love a classic water view? Sparkling lakes, shining rivers, bubbling streams… there’s something about water that almost defines luxury, making homes with water views or water access some of the most desirable on any real estate market. These homes are no exception—astounding luxury awaits.

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Nothing says big-city living like a classic city skyline or a sparkling urban sprawl extending out beneath a scenic hill or overlook. Whether you’re looking for heart-of-the-hustle views or that manion-on-a-hilltop vista, you’ll find a stunning urban view to more than satisfy your discerning tastes from amongst these stunning Valley homes.

Discover Luxury in the Heart of the Silicon Valley

Whether or not you’re looking for one of these classic California views, living in the Silicon Valley is a lifestyle of big opportunities for work, play, and luxurious living. Discover some of the most luxurious and exciting towns and cities of the Valley, from small-town quaint to big-city bustling. Then, start searching luxury homes for sale within your favorite communities, or just contact us to learn more and find your dream home in the Silicon Valley.

The Silicon Valley: Home to the Most Expensive Zip Codes in the US

RS201_iStock_000005961236Medium-scrLooking for luxury in the Silicon Valley? It won’t be hard to find—some of the most expensive and luxurious homes can be found throughout the communities of the Silicon Valley and Bay Area. In fact, according to a 2015 Forbes study, California zip codes, and especially those of the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, dominate the charts for most expensive zip codes in the US.

The Most Expensive Zip Codes in America

Coming in at the #1 most expensive zip code was the Silicon Valley’s own 94027 of Atherton, a luxurious community located just north of Palo Alto (which had a high-ranking zip code of its own). The median home price of this extravagant community was just over $10.5 million, a cost that might seem absurd, but with the abundance of lavish mansions, lush landscaping, and top-rated schools within its boundaries—not to mention its easy commute to top-tier tech jobs in Menlo Park and Palo Alto—it’s not an unbelievable pricetag.

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Following Atherton for most expensive zip codes in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area were 94062 of Woodside and 94010 of Hillsborough (both Bay Area communities). The next Silicon zip was 94022 of Los Altos Hills, coming in at number 11 nationally and second in the Valley. Its median price of $2.4 million is due in part to its scenic landscape of rolling hills and valley, and partially to its absolutely breathtaking architecture of stately mansions. Following just behind San Francisco (#22 nationally) came Palo Alto’s 94301 (#36 nationally, third in the Valley) with a median price of $2.2 million. Los Gatos and 95030 came in fourth (51st in America) at $1.8 million.

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The Valley is growing, demand is rising, and prices are climbing. Luxury has a price, as does the convenience of living in the technology hub of America. The Valley is fast becoming an exclusive Hollywood-esk location for corporate business execs and tech wizards—the place that calls to the rich, the famous, the important, and those seeking the absolute in modern luxury.

If you’re one of those seekers of extravagance, now is the time to act. Start by learning more about the communities of the Silicon Valley and exploring luxury homes for sale. And when you’re ready to find that dream palace, contact us and we will help you make that dream a reality.

Santa Clara: Home to the Best Corporate Citizens in the US

corporate office building viewed from belowMany people value transparency — especially with corporations.

People generally favor companies that have positive employee relations and environmental impact. Every year, a publication researches several factors and ranks corporations based on their overall accountability. This year, a Santa Clara business once again made the list.

Intel Ranks #5 in the Nation in 2015

Corporate Responsibility Magazine published their list of 100 best “corporate citizens” for 2015, and Santa Clara-based Intel topped the list at #5.

The technology company has been highly ranked before, earning distinctions like #15 Best Global Green Brands and Best Global Brands, not to mention pursuing company goals of diversity and global responsibility.

Read the full list of 2015 corporate citizens to find where Intel and other corporations rank in terms of climate change, human rights, and philanthropy.

Consistent Rankings in the Top 10

For the past three years, Intel has remained in the top 10 of best corporate citizens. Outperforming many of the other companies on the list, Intel’s highest individual rankings have been in these Corporate Responsibility Magazine‘s designated categories:

  • corporate governance
  • employee relations
  • philanthropy

Living and Working in Santa Clara

computer processor chipIntel’s high rankings mean good news for Santa Clara. Not only does the locally based company truly value its employees, the good press will likely increase business — possibly ushering in more jobs in Santa Clara and a stronger local economy.

But the city isn’t only known as the headquarters for its corporate citizens. Santa Clara is a vibrant area that offers plenty of opportunities to work and live well in Silicon Valley.

Gary & Robert Real Estate Team — Santa Clara Real Estate Experts

We specialize in the local real estate market and would be happy to provide you any assistance.

If you have any questions about Santa Clara homes for sale or what it’s like to live in the area, feel free to ask us. Contact us at 408.357.4611 or Info@GaryandRobert.com.