Celebrated historic mansion in Piedmont hits market for $18.5M

The Hampton House in Piedmont. (Compass)
The Hampton House in Piedmont. (Compass)

A classic 1920s estate that once hosted President Herbert Hoover is has hit the market for $18.5 million.

Mansion Global is reporting that the Hampton House, an 11,000-square-foot home that sits on an acre of land in Piedmont, was designed by legendary Bay Area architect Albert Farr — who famously dreamed up the Wolf House for author Jack London in Glen Ellen.

The seven-bedroom home’s front door opens into a grand foyer that leads straight back to french doors opening to a covered deck in the backyard. The property’s outdoor space consists of numerous seating and entertaining areas, including a large brick patio, a separate stone patio with a gas outdoor fireplace, and rolling lawns with manicured grounds, according to the report.

The current owners meticulously modernized the property during the last four years while preserving the heritage of the house and surrounding gardens, according to the listing. It includes dozens of French doors and windows, along with multiple decks and patios on its three levels.

Inside, the home has it all and more, including seven-and-a-half baths, a chef’s kitchen with three sinks, a prep kitchen, a walk-in pantry, a dish closet, a gym with indoor and outdoor access, a family room, media room, art room, wine cellar, two offices, two sunrooms, a bar, two laundry rooms and, of course, a mud room.

The main bedroom has a marble fireplace and walk-in closet plus a bathroom with a soaking tub and marble countertops. An attic space has been transformed into a guest room with a kitchenette.

Also on the grounds are a tennis court, a guest house and two, two-car garages.

The property was last sold to a trust for $7.1 million in 2018, according to the report.

[Mansion Global] — Vince DiMiceli