One of the largest remaining historic estates in the Peninsula is up for sale for the first time since its construction. The Flood Estate at 331 Greer Road in Woodside has been in the same family since it was built in 1941. With a mind-boggling 92 acres, the property features a 9,000-square-foot Colonial Revival style main house with 9 bedrooms and 8½ bathrooms, a pool, tennis court, three-stall barn, 2 lakes, Thomas Church-designed garden, and a vineyard. In case that doesn't seal the deal, the estate also contains a 2-bedroom gate house, a 3-bedroom caretaker's cottage, and several old barns. The house was constructed for James Flood, grandson of mega-wealthy Comstock legend James Clair Flood, and son of James Leary Flood who constructed the Albert Pissis-designed Flood Building at the intersection of Market, 5th, and Powell Streets. His wife Elizabeth died in April of 2011 at the age of 94, and the Flood's children are selling the estate for a cool $85,000,000.
· 331 Greer Road, Woodside CA [APR]
· Flood Estate [Gullixson]
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