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Sprawling Bay Area mid-century estate for sale for $8.3M

Anna Marie Erwert June 17, 2020 Updated: June 17, 2020 4:05 a.m.

As wealthy San Francisco buyers are reportedly in “mad rush” to leave the city amid the pandemic, many are looking to acquire a sprawling estate and ditch their Victorian homes. This mid-century property in Portola Valley on more than two and ½ acres has five bedrooms, equestrian facilities, a guest house and a pool, all for the listing price of $8.3 million.

The home, at dusk, seems a tranquil alternative from all things city life. It even includes a mature olive tree grove, offering a shady spot on hot Portola Valley days. 
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The home, at dusk, seems a tranquil alternative from all things city life. It even includes a mature olive tree grove, offering a shady spot on hot Portola Valley days. 
The interior features vaulted wood ceilings, hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outdoors inside. 
The interior features vaulted wood ceilings, hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outdoors inside. 
An open floor plan leads to a formal dining room, connected to the kitchen through a butler's pantry with ample storage.
An open floor plan leads to a formal dining room, connected to the kitchen through a butler’s pantry with ample storage.
The kitchen is open, with upgrades that still harmonize with the intent of the home's 1961 origin. 
The kitchen is open, with upgrades that still harmonize with the intent of the home’s 1961 origin. 
A large deck is just off the sitting area.
A large deck is just off the sitting area.
The home also has an office.
The home also has an office.
The master suite features dramatic windows framing views of the southwestern hills, a library/den/study, and a private deck.
The master suite features dramatic windows framing views of the southwestern hills, a library/den/study, and a private deck.
There is also a carpeted gym room with a half bath.
There is also a carpeted gym room with a half bath.
The master bath offers a soaking tub plus capacious shower. 
The master bath offers a soaking tub plus capacious shower. 

The equestrian facilities are a major draw here. The dressage arena is Circle Visions

The equestrian facilities are a major draw here. The dressage arena is “of professional-grade with excellent drainage and Olympia footing,” per the listing. Each stall has an attached paddock with drainage and washable mats. The barn also has a tack/storage room and a hayloft. 

Outside the main house, a deck descends to the pool. Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.Circle Visions

Outside the main house, a deck descends to the pool.

Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.

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