Coldwell Banker Real Estate recently joined forces with Twentieth Century Fox to become the exclusive real estate partner of the upcoming summer blockbuster, X-Men: Apocalypse, in theaters Friday. We’ve spent a lot of time going inside the X-Mansion, an 18th century estate brought to life mainly through the genius of special effects work.

Now, if the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning (formerly Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters) ever needed to find a new base of operations in Northern California, this European-inspired modern Tudor style home in Atherton might be just the place. Bonus: No CGI required; this home is amazing all on its own.

Spanning three spacious levels and set on an expansive lot of more than an acre, this classic residence will keep both mutant-students and visitors (even their enemies!) impressed with lusciously appointed formal spaces. They have a gorgeous, light-filled foyer with its dramatic, sweeping staircase leading up to seven ensuite bedrooms.

They can gather around the warmth of the fireplace for a fireside pep talk from Professor X in the grand living room, before moving into the dining room for dinner. There is also billiards room, home theater and exceptional wine cellar, offering more opportunities for leisure…or testing (and learning how to harness) their special powers. The wood paneled library, and dedicated office could also double as classroom space.

A custom designed chef’s kitchen, breakfast area and family room — all teeming with a sense of tradition — are also ideal for those times when the X-Men are, you know, not saving the world.

“Every aspect of the home has been meticulously crafted with elaborate detail and every imaginable amenity is there to enhance personal comfort,” says listing agent Hugh Cornish of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Menlo Park-El Camino.

Beyond the interiors, the property beckons with English gardens, lily pond, waterfalls, large stone patios and terraces, and a breathtaking pool and spa. There is also a spacious pool house, complete with fireplace, barbecue kitchen, and pizza oven for outdoor entertaining. Thanks to California’s unparalleled climate, it’s an experience the X-Men can enjoy year-round together…and one you certainly don’t need superpowers to appreciate.

For more information on this world-class property, which is currently on the market for $16,995,000, contact Hugh Cornish at or (650) 619-6461.