Prices for homes in Silicon Valley are notoriously steep, with tech money contributing to an inflated real estate market that continues to grow in value.
Zillow helped us pull data on the most expensive listings in 14 Silicon Valley towns: Palo Alto, Atherton, Cupertino, Menlo Park, Woodside, Saratoga, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, and San Jose.
Atherton, which consistently ranks among the most expensive zip codes in the country, made the most appearances on the list, with five of the top 11 most expensive homes overall. Several tech billionaires, including Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, HP CEO Meg Whitman, and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, are known to own homes here.
From a Los Gatos mansion with its own helicopter pad to a historic 40-acre hill estate in Woodside, some of these Silicon Valley homes are pretty out-of-this-world.
11. 18001 Wagner Road, Los Gatos – $14.498 million
This massive Los Gatos estate has six bedrooms, more than 20,000 square feet of space, two pool houses, a tennis court, and a helicopter landing pad. The garage has room for up to 15 cars.
10. 291 Atherton Avenue, Atherton – $14.85 million
This seven-bedroom home in ritzy Atherton has a sweeping driveway lined with palm trees. Inside, you’ll find high ceilings, dramatic chandeliers, and a gourmet kitchen. Additional amenities include a sauna, swimming pool, and tennis court.
9. 333 Atherton Avenue, Atherton – $16.8 million
Located about three minutes further south on the same Atherton street, this property includes a two-bedroom guesthouse in addition to the six-bedroom main house.
8. 132 Isabella Avenue, Atherton – $18.35 million
According to the listing, this Atherton home has more than 17,300 square feet of space. Amenities include a home theater, wine cellar, two-bedroom guesthouse, and an elevator to access all three floors.
7. 1225 San Raymundo Road, Hillsborough – $19.75 million
Further up the Peninsula in Hillsborough, this 12-bedroom home sits on a three-acre lot. It has some pretty extravagant decor — including intricately molded ceilings — and a vineyard in the backyard.
6. 1 Faxon Road, Atherton – $20.7 million
With more than 12,000 square feet of space, this Atherton home would make for a lavish family retreat that is just minutes away from “tech giants,” according to the listing. There’s a large pool, putting green, and a wine cellar that can hold up to 5,000 bottles.
5. 11627 Dawson Drive, Los Altos Hills – $23.995 million
The “Rancho San Antonio” estate, located on a hilltop 5.6-acre lot, has six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. There’s also a two-bedroom guesthouse, pool, spa, and tennis court.
4. 21116 Comer Drive, Saratoga – $24.5 million
In the southern part of Silicon Valley, this 13,000-square-foot Saratoga home has a dramatic entryway. Inside, you’ll find seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a home theater, infinity pool, cabana, and an au pair suite.
3. 52 Atherton Avenue, Atherton – $28 million
This 9,000-square-foot home in Atherton belongs to a prominent Silicon Valley financier. The house sits on nearly three acres of land, complete with a guest house, pool, tennis court, and expansive gardens.
2. 700 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside – $28.89 million
This 14,000-square-foot mansion is set on park-like grounds in Woodside. According to the listing, the home boasts four separate master suites, a 13,000-bottle wine cellar, and “award-winning gardens.”
1. 331 Greer Road, Woodside – $39.98 million
Built in 1941, the Flood Estate sits on more than 40 acres of gorgeous rolling hills. The property includes plentiful gardens, a gatehouse, tennis court, swimming pool, and colonial-style main house with nine bedrooms. Previously listed for $85 million in 2012, the price was chopped to $69.8 million in 2013, and then to $39.98 million in May 2015.
Written by Madeline Stone of Tech Insider
(Source: Business Insider)