Five Eye-Popping Bay Area Properties to Watch

132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton on the market for $18.35 millionGrand Living This Neoclassical beauty at 132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton. Cream color palette living room.

Peninsula Palazzo
A new neoclassical-style residence, 132 isabella avenue features elegant architectural detailing and luxury amenities. The home offers six bedrooms, six bathrooms (plus three half-bathrooms), a basement level with a rec room, home theater, wine cellar, pool and a charming guest house. It’s listed for $18.35 million with Alain Pinel’s Mary and Brent Gullixson.

San Rafael Tudor home on the market for $3.45 million; listed with Decker Bullock Sotheby’s

Personal Tudor
Within the desirable forbes neighborhood of san Rafael, 35 Culloden Park sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre. Surrounded by park-like grounds, the traditional Tudor has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms (including a luxe master with Carrera marble shower and soaking tub), a pool and guest cottage. Marin County–specialists Susan Hewitt and C.J. Nakagawa of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s have the $3.45 million listing. 

Los Altos Hills, 14700 Manuella Road property on the market; listed with Michael Dreyfus of Dreyfus Sotheby’s

Coffee Compound
Located on a half acre of the former Hills Bros. estate in woodsy Los Altos Hills, 14700 Manuella Road has a very personal character. An inspired mix of Spanish Revival and contemporary architecture, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home also has a spacious woodworking shop and guest cottage. The listing is with Michael Dreyfus of Dreyfus Sotheby’s; inquire for price. 

40 Forest Lane property listed with Susan Tanner at Dreyfus Sotheby’s

Midcentury Menlo
Part of an unusual row-house complex in Menlo Park, three-story townhomes surround a large, lush private park and pool at 40 Forest Lane. Built in 1965, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has a double-height glass wall that overlooks a private patio and the secluded park beyond. A kitchen with concrete countertops and backsplashes reinforces its urban sensibility. The $2.1 million listing is with Susan Tanner at Dreyfus Sotheby’s. 

A gracious condo at 2259 Clay Street features sun-filled living spaces and pristine views.Bright Aerie
Occupying the top two floors of a Pacific Heights building, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo at 2259 Clay Street is sunny and spacious. It has been elegantly renovated with marble kitchens and bathrooms plus “gorgeous dark hardwood floors throughout,” says Rebecca Schumacher with Sotheby’s. An expansive roof deck affords views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Pricing was not yet set at press time.






A version of this article appeared in the Jun/July 2015 issue of San Francisco Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Deeds and Don'ts: Your Own Private Tahoe.