The highest sales price ever for a home in San Carlos closed this week, according to MLSListings, Inc*.

168 Queens Court, San Carlos, came on the market in the spring for a sales price of $4,980,000 and was represented by Jim Arbeed, a top producing sales associate and luxury specialist affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Burlingame office. The home sold this week for $5,380,000 and Teresa Thompson, a sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Menlo Park El Camino office, represented the buyers.

The sellers were the original owners who had the house custom built about five years ago, and while doing so, spared no expense. The buyer is local and simply “fell in love” with the home, according to Arbeed.

They fell in love for good reason. Situated on an approximately .70-acre verdant lot on a serene and scenic cul-de-sac, the Queens Court property is a stunning, one-of-a-kind Tuscan villa that combines over 6,500 square feet of architectural artistry with exquisite craftsmanship and smart home technology.

Featuring five luxurious ensuite bedrooms, with five and one-half total bathrooms, the superior estate is distinguished by extraordinary quality and outstanding attention to detail. The graceful, two-level open floor plan features soaring ceilings, elegant columns and beautifully designed windows that highlight the incredible views from every room, while regal fireplaces and rich hardwood floors orchestrate an atmosphere of sophisticated comfort throughout.

The stunning foyer, with a dramatic, sweeping staircase, and living room with magnificent greenbelt views, are a fitting prelude to the grandly-proportioned interior spaces. The large formal dining room is a perfect venue for grand-scale entertaining, while the chef’s kitchen, with top-of-the-line appliances, furniture-grade cabinets, and fabulous breakfast room, is perfectly poised for everyday culinary enjoyment.

The adjoining family room, replete with stately fireplace, offers expansive windows and glass doors that open to a heavenly veranda showcasing the extraordinary views of Devonshire Canyon and the San Francisco Bay.

The master bedroom suite is highlighted by a sitting area with fireplace, huge walk-in closet, and lavish, spa-inspired bath; while a second bedroom or office with full bath, complete the upper level.

The lower-level features a stunning media room that leads to a massive patio and deck, a wet bar, huge gym, billiard room with remote controlled skylights, 750-bottle temperature-controlled wine room, and three additional bedroom suites with rear patio access.

Outside, the colorful landscape is beautifully manicured with sprawling level lawns and a gorgeous limestone patio with adjoining Ipe wood deck.

This incredible property with a picturesque setting and awe-inspiring views has made San Carlos real estate history.


*Based on information from MLSListings, Inc. for the time period 1/1/14 through 12/31/14. Due to MLS reporting methods and allowable reporting policy, this data is only informational and may not be completely accurate. Therefore, Coldwell Banker does not guarantee the data accuracy. Data maintained by the MLSs may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Owned by NRT LLC.