Historic mansions have long captured our imaginations at Coldwell Banker. They not only connect us to the past, but serve as our ticket through time. Walking into a historic home for the first time always inspires images of a lost age: you cannot help but wonder who wandered through its halls, dined on its terraces or swam in its pools before you.
Such is the case for The Buck Estate. Set on 2.89 acres between Atherton and Woodside, with views overlooking the Menlo Country Club and San Francisco Bay, the early 20th century estate was designed by noted architect Albert Farr (who built most of his residences between 1900-1941). Modeled after England’s grand Hampton Court, the 17,000 square-foot Tudor-style mansion was originally built as a summer home for a wealthy San Francisco financier. Today, the residence is much more than a summer home; it is a regal picture of life in the early 20th century when the Peninsula was first discovered as an ideal residential setting with its climate, gorgeous oak-studded lots, and bay views. Like all great estates of the past, the original owners of The Buck Estate spared no expense in its construction and craftsmanship. From the intricately laid brick and stucco stone exterior to the high Gothic-style arches, ornate plaster detailing, leaded glass windows, and beautiful rooms touched with carved wood panelling, the home is teeming with lavish detail after detail, providing the most elegant setting for society galas during the 1920s and 1930s. It’s little wonder why the estate was once called “Camelot”—a symbol of idealized beauty.
Represented by Scott Dancer for $10,950,000.