Luxury estates in Silicon Valley generally come at a price. A case in point is the Chiltern, a property that bears the distinction of being among the largest private residences on the West Coast. The Chiltern has been listed at Christie’s International Real Estate and the price is a whopping $43.9 million.
If you are looking for a luxury real estate that smacks of the English countryside, your search should end here. The Chiltern was built mimicking an English Tudor country home back in 1992. The six-acre property boasts of a 36,000-square-foot main residence, which includes several historic architectural features. There is a 1633 Jacobean panel in the foyer. There are 15th-century Gothic doorways. And the great hall with 45-foot high ceilings boasts of 17th-century paneling from Dyffryn House in Wales.
The seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath mansion also houses one of the largest antique stained glass collections in the world, with the earliest dating back to the 13th century. Even the fireplace mantles are exquisitely carved.
The master suite occupies a separate wing on the second floor. It includes a bedroom, his and her dressing rooms, a sitting room and an office space. Walk up to the third floor and you will find an office suite and a private art gallery. There is also a sculpture terrace that overlooks the bay. The mansion also houses a state-of-the-art media room.
The estate is also home to a tennis court, a gymnasium, a racquetball and squash court and an 80-foot indoor pool. There are also numerous gardens, a maze, an orchard and a greenhouse. Add to this fountains, nature trails, a gazebo and a guesthouse.