It was 16th century architect Andrea Palladio who gained fame for his Italian palazzos—architecturally distinct villas whose designs were “strongly based on the symmetry, perspective and values of the formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans,” said Wikipedia.
In the heart of Atherton, one of California’s most sought-after locations, lies a newly built Palladian-style home that looks like it was lifted right out of Venice and carefully placed onto a magnificent piece of land at 65 Selby.
Juxtaposing the remarkable Palladian architecture against modern interiors, this home strikes a unique balance between historical quality and contemporary livability, with custom-crafted fireplaces, artfully designed windows, and proportions that can accommodate grand entertaining yet an intimacy that is equally inviting for everyday living. Interiors exhibiting a careful attention to detail and boasting the highest quality materials are showcased throughout the 12,000-square-foot residence.
The main level features an enormous reception hall, a dramatic formal living room and large dining room, a guest suite, and a kitchen designed for the ultimate gourmet, with custom cabinets, miles of granite slab countertops, professional appliances, and a center island.
On the first floor, an impressive recreation room, a second master bedroom, a home theater, a walk-in wet bar, and a fully equipped home gym with full bath featuring a mud-bath spa with wet and dry saunas.
On the top floor, three bedroom suites including the gracious master suite with crackling fireplace and spa bath afford private getaways. The home also features a wine cellar, a full basement, a handsome library that highlights some of the home’s rich woodwork, guest quarters, and a four-car garage.
Outside, the unique garden setting of this home is punctuated by a large swimming pool, spa, manicured grounds with ample grassy areas, soaring trees, and shaded arbors.