Prices for homes in Northern California are notoriously steep, with tech money contributing to a somewhat inflated real estate market.
The team at Point2Homes helped us gather data on the most expensive homes for sale in 13 cities in and around Silicon Valley: Palo Alto, Atherton, Cupertino, Menlo Park, Woodside, Saratoga, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Morgan Hill, and San Jose.
Of those cities, two were especially dominant on our list. Woodside, the ritzy Peninsula town where Larry Ellison’s Japanese estate and Steve Jobs’ historic mansion can be found, is home to Silicon Valley’s most expensive private property.
Atherton, which was recently named the most expensive zip code in the country, made the most appearances on the list, with eight of the top 18 most expensive homes overall. Several tech billionaires, including Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, own homes here.
This Atherton estate looks like an Italian villa.
Address: 1 Faxon Road, Atherton
Price: $21.99 million
There’s beautiful plaster and stonework throughout the property. Outside, there’s a pool, putting green, and outdoor kitchen.
This home was built in the early 20th century for an heiress to a banking fortune.
Address: 40 Verbalee Lane, Hillsborough
Price: $23.89 million
The mansion’s 30 room include 12 bedrooms, 15.5 bathrooms, and a chandelier made out of Waterford crystal.
This 30,000-square-foot home has a speakeasy and ballroom.
Address: 123355 Stonebrook Court, Los Altos Hills
Price: $27 million
Built in 1914, it has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and decadent gold-leafed ceilings and marble statues can be found throughout the property.
This park-like Atherton estate has its own putting green.
Address: 139-41 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Atherton
Price: $33 million
The 10,000-square-foot main house has six bedrooms, a media room, library, and indoor basketball court. There’s also a one-bedroom guesthouse on the grounds.
Built in 1941, the $69.8 million Flood Estate sits on 91.9 acres of gorgeous rolling hills.
Address: 331 Greer Road, Woodside
Price: $69.8 million
The property includes plentiful gardens, a gatehouse, tennis court, swimming pool, and colonial-style main house with nine bedrooms.