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Executive Atherton retreat on one acre

Published 6:20 pm, Friday, December 20, 2013

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  • This five-bedroom Atherton home at 91 Fleur Place is available for $9.98 million. Photo: Bernard Andre' Photgraphy
    This five-bedroom Atherton home at 91 Fleur Place is available for $9.98 million. Photo: Bernard Andre' Photgraphy

 

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Nestled on a cul-de-sac in Atherton, 91 Fleur Place is an opulent retreat with unique finishes and amenities. The 7,550-square-foot main house boasts hickory floors, chandeliers, designer appliances and multiple fireplaces, while the 1-acre lot includes a lap pool with canopy jets and a meticulously landscaped yard with heritage oaks and spacious grass pads.

"It's an executive retreat with Zen-like ambience," said Mary Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors, who is co-listing the home for $9.98 million.

Built in 2005 by Newport Beach architect Arthur Valdes, the five-bedroom estate hosts dramatic archways, beamed ceilings and fireplaces with masonry and terra cotta surrounds. Even the exterior offers luxury finishes. A China black slate roof tops the home, while copper gutters and downspouts lend understated beauty to a practical feature.

The lower level of the home includes a media room with a large screen and projection system. High ceilings create a cinema ambience in the space, which also includes a storage room suitable for a wine cellar and enough space for a fitness area.

Iron and glass doors open to a dramatic foyer, which segues to a living room hosting a limestone fireplace and divided light windows. Nearby, a library with built-in cabinetry is illuminated by an antique chandelier sourced from southern France.

Custom alder-wood cabinets, granite counters and glazed subway tiles decorate a kitchen offering a butler's pantry and beamed ceiling. A pot filler is mounted in the wall behind the Wolf gas range, and the kitchen includes dual ovens, a wine cooler and dishwasher drawers from Fisher & Paykel.

Also set on the main level is an elaborate master suite featuring a wall of windows and French doors opening to a private solarium. Dual walk-in closets and a fireplace complete the bedroom portion of the suite, while tumbled marble, a claw-foot tub and a steam shower highlight the bathroom.

Three bedrooms top the sprawling home, each offering New Zealand wool carpeting and access to a balcony overlooking the backyard. Each bedroom includes an en suite bathroom.

Though not as grand in size, the one-bedroom guest house is by no means modest. A gas-log fireplace warms the tile-floor living room, and the full kitchen includes a Creda gas cooktop. The carpeted bedroom includes an en suite bathroom with marble finishes and a cedar sauna.

Outside, the lap pool with automatic cover is equipped with canopy jets. A built-in spa completes the luxurious space, flanked by mature trees and manicured shrubs. Completing the house is a loggia and fully enclosed sun-room with large windows looking out at the pristine grounds.

Listing agents: Mary Gullixson, Alain Pinel Realtors, (650) 543-1175, mary@apr.com; Brent Gullixson, Alain Pinel Realtors, (650) 543-1194, brentg@apr.com

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Address: 91 Fleur Place, Atherton

Price: $9.98 million

Features: Tri-level Cape Dutch main home built in 2005 offers 7,550-square-feet of living space and a 945-square-foot, one-bedroom guest house. The home is set on a one-acre lot and includes hickory floors, antique chandeliers and a chef's kitchen with designer finishes.