Chez Ami

Located in Atherton

This rare offering is located in the heart of Silicon Valley on 1.25 ± acre lot. The gated, 4-level French Normandy Estate home was originally created in 1928 by renowned Bay Area architect Albert Farr. Under the artful eye of the current owners, this home has been elegantly renovated, expanded and transformed into a showplace that has been featured in Gentry Home magazine, celebrated by the ICAA Julia Morgan Awards, and boasts a kitchen design that was featured in Kitchen Centric by Mick de Giulio. CNBC also uses this home as an image – the icon of the consummate Silicon Valley lifestyle. In addition, the gardens were part of the Garden Conservancy Best of Northern California’s Private Gardens.  Surrounded by award-winning gardens, this property provides an unforgettable canvas for everyday events and impressive celebrations.

Contemporary amenities and sensibilities have been introduced while supporting and enhancing the enduring legacy of the original architecture. The main home offers 5 bedroom suites over multiple levels for flexibility. There is also a fully equipped guest house with a bedroom, sitting room and kitchen, plus the separate but equally impressive pool house with kitchenette, fireplace and media room. This home was designed to accommodate an active casual lifestyle, but is equally up to the task of elegant, sophisticated entertaining, and has been the backdrop for a variety of fund-raising events.

Equal attention has been paid to the grounds – this is important as the main living areas all enjoy an easy relationship with the outdoor spaces. There are over 3,000 tulip bulbs planted throughout the property, as well as fragrant rose gardens, towering redwoods and vintage oaks.  At the center is a large level lawn where children can play, soccer is practiced or tents are erected for a special event. Plus, there is a large sparkling pool and an outdoor fireplace shaded by a stunning oak that makes living outside comfortable and enticing.

As with all real estate, location is important. This home is located midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Just minutes to Stanford University, downtown Menlo Park, and Palo Alto, plus Sand Hill Road venture capital centers. Facebook, Google and Apple are within an approx.  15-mile radius.  Major commute routes are accessible and for those with a longer commute, you are centrally located between two airports.

Elegantly reimagined and expanded, this extraordinary estate is a complex combination of history, 21st century innovation and the beauty and serenity of nature.

At a Glance

  • Private gated estate 1.25 ± acres professionally landscaped grounds
  • Classic French Normandy style architecture originally built in 1928 and extensively remodeled, improved and expanded from 2008 to 2011
  • Main residence has 4 levels, 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths
  • Pool house with kitchenette, fireplace, full bath and custom cabinetry
  • Main home: ~8,401 square feet
  • Guest house: ~ 2,077 square feet
  • Cabana:  ~651 square feet
  • Petit Chez Ami: a beautifully appointed guest house with bedroom, private bath, living/dining area, kitchen, and private patio
  • Exceptional craftsmanship, unique finishes, and attention to details provide a rare estate home of unique stature
  • Kitchen by award-winning designer Mick de Giulio; professional grade appliances, elegant Carrara marble, unique, fully customized cabinetry; efficient, light-filled work space that opens to the remodeled and expanded family room with hand-carved stone fireplace, soaring beamed ceiling, a light-filled alcove, and wood and steel doors that open to a patio and side garden
  • Master wing has a master bedroom with fireplace, two custom designed dressing rooms and closet, elegant bath with free-standing tub, separate shower, and a hidden laundry; beautiful mahogany paneled office
  • Third-level with office, bedroom suite, media/game room and full bath
  • Menlo Park School District
  • Convenient location, centrally located between San Francisco and Silicon Valley; just minutes to Stanford University, downtown Menlo Park, and Palo Alto, plus Sand Hill Road venture capital centers; Facebook, Google and Apple are within an approx. 15-mile radius


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Status: Active
5 Bed  |  6 full & 1 half Baths
List: $17,500,000
11,129 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 1.25 ± acres

Chez Ami

Located in Atherton

This rare offering is located in the heart of Silicon Valley on 1.25 ± acre lot. The gated, 4-level French Normandy Estate home was originally created in 1928 by renowned Bay Area architect Albert Farr. Under the artful eye of the current owners, this home has been elegantly renovated, expanded and transformed into a showplace that has been featured in Gentry Home magazine, celebrated by the ICAA Julia Morgan Awards, and boasts a kitchen design that was featured in Kitchen Centric by Mick de Giulio. CNBC also uses this home as an image – the icon of the consummate Silicon Valley lifestyle. In addition, the gardens were part of the Garden Conservancy Best of Northern California’s Private Gardens.  Surrounded by award-winning gardens, this property provides an unforgettable canvas for everyday events and impressive celebrations.

Contemporary amenities and sensibilities have been introduced while supporting and enhancing the enduring legacy of the original architecture. The main home offers 5 bedroom suites over multiple levels for flexibility. There is also a fully equipped guest house with a bedroom, sitting room and kitchen, plus the separate but equally impressive pool house with kitchenette, fireplace and media room. This home was designed to accommodate an active casual lifestyle, but is equally up to the task of elegant, sophisticated entertaining, and has been the backdrop for a variety of fund-raising events.

Equal attention has been paid to the grounds – this is important as the main living areas all enjoy an easy relationship with the outdoor spaces. There are over 3,000 tulip bulbs planted throughout the property, as well as fragrant rose gardens, towering redwoods and vintage oaks.  At the center is a large level lawn where children can play, soccer is practiced or tents are erected for a special event. Plus, there is a large sparkling pool and an outdoor fireplace shaded by a stunning oak that makes living outside comfortable and enticing.

As with all real estate, location is important. This home is located midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Just minutes to Stanford University, downtown Menlo Park, and Palo Alto, plus Sand Hill Road venture capital centers. Facebook, Google and Apple are within an approx.  15-mile radius.  Major commute routes are accessible and for those with a longer commute, you are centrally located between two airports.

Elegantly reimagined and expanded, this extraordinary estate is a complex combination of history, 21st century innovation and the beauty and serenity of nature.

At a Glance

  • Private gated estate 1.25 ± acres professionally landscaped grounds
  • Classic French Normandy style architecture originally built in 1928 and extensively remodeled, improved and expanded from 2008 to 2011
  • Main residence has 4 levels, 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths
  • Pool house with kitchenette, fireplace, full bath and custom cabinetry
  • Main home: ~8,401 square feet
  • Guest house: ~ 2,077 square feet
  • Cabana:  ~651 square feet
  • Petit Chez Ami: a beautifully appointed guest house with bedroom, private bath, living/dining area, kitchen, and private patio
  • Exceptional craftsmanship, unique finishes, and attention to details provide a rare estate home of unique stature
  • Kitchen by award-winning designer Mick de Giulio; professional grade appliances, elegant Carrara marble, unique, fully customized cabinetry; efficient, light-filled work space that opens to the remodeled and expanded family room with hand-carved stone fireplace, soaring beamed ceiling, a light-filled alcove, and wood and steel doors that open to a patio and side garden
  • Master wing has a master bedroom with fireplace, two custom designed dressing rooms and closet, elegant bath with free-standing tub, separate shower, and a hidden laundry; beautiful mahogany paneled office
  • Third-level with office, bedroom suite, media/game room and full bath
  • Menlo Park School District
  • Convenient location, centrally located between San Francisco and Silicon Valley; just minutes to Stanford University, downtown Menlo Park, and Palo Alto, plus Sand Hill Road venture capital centers; Facebook, Google and Apple are within an approx. 15-mile radius


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