10 for over $10 million

Silicon Valley is known for featuring some of the most expensive homes in the United States.  Here are 10 of the most expensive currently available along with some descriptions that give an idea of why the asking prices are what they are. (Note: It’s common for owners of particularly high-end homes to list them privately.  The homes we have here were found through a Multiple Listing Service [public] search.)

$33,000, Tuscaloosa Ave., Atherton

One of the most expensive homes currently listed in Silicon Valley, this gorgeous showpiece features five bedrooms and six bathrooms within 10,230 square feet.  The home is 19 years old and includes an attached three-car garage, an au pair unit with kitchen, separate one-bedroom guest house, indoor half basketball court and beautiful landscaping throughout the property.

$19,980,000, Isabella Ave., Atherton

No luxury is overlooked in this huge 17,302-square-foot (including guest house) estate with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.  All three levels are accessible by elevator.  There’s a home theater, wine cellar with tasting room, a guest house with two bedrooms and a bathroom and two 2-car garages, one attached, the other detached.

$16,950,000, Monte Vista Ave., Atherton

Here’s a custom three-level home completed in 2007 that features six bedrooms and five bathrooms within 12,765 square feet.  It includes a wine cellar, a theater, a fitness center with steam showers, pool and spa, outdoor kitchen with fireplace and a complete home automation system.

$14,900,000, Faxon Fr., Atherton

Built in 2008, this lavish estate comes with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms and sits on one of Atherton’s most prestigious streets.  Throughout 11,800 square feet, amenities include mahogany windows and doors, French limestone and Sapele mahogany floors, entertainment center with theater, wine cellar and fitness room with steam shower and sauna.

$14,380,000, Almendral Ave., Atherton

A circular drive leads to this luxurious home encompassing 10,760 square feet with five bedrooms and six bathrooms.  A gated lot with formal lawns, this property includes a garage for up to 12 cars, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, wine cellar, bike/go-kart path, sports court, koi pond and a BBQ terrace.

$13,900,000, Old Spanish Trail, Portola Valley

This 10,000-square-foot home sits on over 19 acres and commands views that span the entire Bay Area.  With four bedrooms and six bathrooms, it includes a pool, tennis courts, a car barn and plenty of land waiting to be used.

$13,000,000, Westridge Drive, Portola Valley

Another of so many magnificent homes in Portola Valley, this one features five bedrooms and four bathrooms and a total living space of 8,630 square feet.  Amenities include an office, gym, theater and wine cellar.

$12,300,000, Selby Lane, Atherton

This remarkable 12,092-square-foot Palladian-style villa features striking contemporary interiors with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.  Along with a dining room, family room and breakfast suite, there’s a rec room, a second master suite, home theater, wet bar, home gym and a pool and spa.

$11,250,000, University Ave., Palo Alto

A lovely 9,322-square-foot estate with six bedrooms and five bathrooms, it’s surrounded by 1.8 acres of private property.  This is currently Palo Alto’s most expensive listing and features formal living and family rooms, a butler’s pantry, a library and five fireplaces.

$10,500,000, Prospect Ave., Los Altos Hills

This home is the highest priced currently in Los Altos Hills and includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms along with an attached guest house and a four-car garage.  Enter the 10,369-square-foot home through a 12-foot steel Cantera door and access the first and second levels by elevator.  Sweeping views of hills, lake and bay.

Of course, you don’t have to spend more than $10 million to live in Silicon Valley.  You can find many ideal “dream houses” that are great values for much less.  Just do a search through the Multiple Listing Service, or give me a call at (650) 947-2942.

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