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Once in a generation, a world-class estate in the heart of Silicon Valley comes to market

Welcome to Green Gables, where the best of man and nature are beautifully showcased. Founded in 1911, this sprawling 74-acre estate has been a culmination of celebrated architecture, rich provenance and refined grandeur. This exclusive Silicon Valley retreat is represented by Hilton & Hyland.

While Silicon Valley is home to the global center of technological innovation, Green Gables also remains an enduring connection to a pioneering California from long ago. It’s a bridge between then and now, a property steeped in Bay Area lore. In the early 1900s, prominent entrepreneur, visionary, and philanthropist, Mortimer Fleishhacker, Sr., and his artist wife, Bella Gerstle Fleishhacker, collected nine lots in Northern California’s verdant enclave of Woodside and transformed them into one of California’s most beautiful residences. in the world, a loving tribute to their extensive travels to the English and Italian countryside. Five generations later, Green Gables has never changed hands and remains in the Fleishhacker family, each generation of whom has meticulously managed the estate for over a century.

Rick Hilton, President and Founder of Hilton & Hyland states, “Occasionally, on very rare occasions, a new property comes on the market that exceeds expectations, that despite all the beautiful homes we have been privileged to represent over the years. , simply stands out for its beauty, grandeur and heritage, Green Gables is such a place.”

He continues, “To experience it in all its splendor, to recognize its undeniable role in California history and then to imagine the dreams its next lucky owner there will realize is as exciting as it is an honor.”

The multi-generational compound bears the stamp of legendary architects and leaders of the early 20th century Arts and Crafts movement, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. The duo’s visionary design ensured that the estate’s astonishing landscapes were beautifully integrated with the spectacular views of the Silicon Valley and the pristine Santa Cruz Mountains.

Bringing the charm of Cotswold to the West Coast, Green Gables combines the captivating beauty of its classical architecture with an oasis of sustainable and therapeutic living. With seven residences, three pools, including the first-ever free-form pool in California, a 60-by-300-foot Roman-style reflecting pool, a tennis court, and a large spring water reservoir that supports much of the estate’s irrigation, a orchard, as well as endless natural habitats and abundant vegetable and flower gardens, it’s no surprise that the estate is often revered as one of the country’s most spectacular estates.

These lavish features and spectacular setting explain why the house has attracted so many artists, visionaries and dignitaries over the years – from hosting European royalty to serving as the venue for the United Nations 20th Anniversary Gala.

“If once-in-a-lifetime were a place, it would be Green Gables. It is a rare privilege to represent one of our country’s greatest architectural treasures. Where established history meets enduring present, it will The next chapter in this estate’s legacy will be exciting to watch.In countless ways, Green Gables is a blank canvas, ready for the next visionary’s imprint.” exclaims Zach Goldsmith.

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