An epic estate originally designed by renowned Arts and Crafts Movement architect John White (1870–1941) was recently on the market for $24,995,000. Listed with Tracy McLaughlin’s firm, The Agency, the Northern California property has new owners enjoying its stunning 1.6-acre enclave of exclusive privacy. Recently upgraded and restored under the guidance of architect Steven Wisenbaker and landscape designer Todd Cole, the estate is a grand affair by anyone’s definition.
The estate at 32 Shady Lane consists of a main house that’s almost 8,000 square feet in size, featuring four bedrooms and four full baths. The primary residence is richly appointed in California’s classic traditional elegant style. A large, high-ceiling foyer at the entrance leads to a grand living room with two sitting areas, accented by a wonderful Rumford wood-burning fireplace imported from France.
Also on the main level, a designer chef’s kitchen features Calacatta marble slabs, multiple seating areas, professional-grade appliances, and a pantry. This floor also has an additional private bedroom suite, two powder rooms, a laundry room, a great room, a family room, and a formal dining room. A 1,800-bottle wine cellar and an office/library overlooking the front yard further highlight this fabulously designed home.
The upstairs of the home has a sumptuous primary suite with its own bath and dressing areas. The rest of this floor is taken up by the other lavish bedrooms. Adjacent to the residential wing, there’s a 490-square-foot arts and crafts room with a large open space for painting, hobbies, and crafts overlooking the gardens. Also adjacent to the residence is an 885-square-foot three-car garage with workshop, storage, and living spaces. A 1,160-square-foot private guest house and gym complete the main residence.
Completed in 1902, this Northern California estate now features multigenerational design elements. The residences perfectly combine the old charm of traditional American design with state-of-the-art amenities that you would expect in the most modern luxury estates.
Outside, guests are welcomed via private gates and a winding drive. A lively fountain at the front of the main residence sits beneath old-growth trees casting their shadow on annual flowers, stone walls, sweeping flagstone terraces, mature palms, old hydrangeas, and al fresco dining nooks galore. There’s an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, a barbeque, and a 60-foot swimming pool with underwater speakers.
The property also features a Crestron system that controls security, heating and cooling, and all sound, media, and lighting throughout the home.
32 Shady Lane
9,125 square feet
– Exclusive location
– Famous architecture
– Ultimate privacy
– Fabulous grounds