Chiltern Estate

www.chilternestate.com

An incredible estate in Silicon Valley, one of the largest private residences on the entire West Coast, has been listed for sale at $43.9 million via Sue Herman at Clay Herman Real Estate.

Chiltern is a remarkably faithful recreation of an English Tudor country estate completed at enormous expense in 1992. The 36,000-square-foot main house on more than six acres boasts numerous museum-quality architectural elements originally from classic English country houses including a foyer featuring Jacobean paneling dating from 1633; 15th Century Gothic doorways; and a 45-foot-high great hall adorned with 17th Century paneling from Dyffryn House in Wales. The exterior of the imposing estate is composed of dolomitic limestone and fossil stone.

The mansion features seven bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths. Many of Chiltern's 16 fireplaces have exquisitely carved mantels and fire surrounds also dating to the 17th Century. More than 250 pieces of antique stained glass in the mansion, one of the largest collections in the world, date from as early as the 13th Century, including the "St. Giles" and "St. Catherine" panels from the Hearst collection.

The second-floor master suite occupies its own wing, offering a sumptuous bed chamber, his and her dressing rooms, a paneled sitting room, and an office. Accents of walnut burl, black granite, Persian green onyx, and fossil stone distinguish these regal quarters.

On the third level, intricately carved antique bronze doors open to an ­office suite, private art gallery, and sculpture terrace overlooking the bay. Automated systems include elaborate security measures, computer-controlled lighting, heating and air conditioning, access control, and intercom. The media room is superbly appointed with a THX sound system, as well as state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment that is networked throughout the house.

The property also includes an 80-foot indoor pool, racquetball and squash court, tennis court and gymnasium. The lush manicured grounds feature 60-year-old gardens, a 50-tree orchard, numerous rose gardens, a walled English garden, maze, French parterre, greenhouse, and koi garden. A pond and waterfall, rose-covered arbors, fountains, gazebos, nature trails, an outdoor pool and guesthouse round out the estate's luxe touches.
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks2,641
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Beautiful” — hayleyhowell
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks287
Questions1
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Wood Support Beams” — Zach Feller
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks208
Questions2
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Salas” — melissavalenzuela
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks262
Questions1
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Bragg Great Room” — Ann Warsham Interiors, Inc.
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks210
Questions1
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Wood work” — cdnseakayaker
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks230
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Crown molding & more” — angrycoke
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks234
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“They did an excelent job in making this look like a castle. I love it all!” — annhmartin4
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks332
Questions1
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Wash” — jasonbarney49
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks217
Questions1
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“sitting area” — evelyngreen
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks457
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Breakfast Area” — angrycoke
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks244
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Even more wow....” — Jeanne Saferight
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks3,922
Questions4
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“KT house” — davidiannucci
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks132
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Look at that.....Wow” — Jeanne Saferight
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks595
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“wow how can you grow roses like that” — zzzmarina
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks2,686
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“shrub outline” — emilyprichard
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks512
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Oh, my dream” — 9diamonds
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks306
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Architectural element gate” — Plattform
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks662
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Gazebo” — dilg1950
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks1,078
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“Everything” — mejanton
Chiltern Estate
Ideabooks797
Questions0
Dennis Mayer Photography www.chilternestate.com
“ivy on the slope” — lchristen
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™