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Atherton home with its own conservatory and library asks $8.9 million

Silicon Valley Tudor keeps an eye on the past

Exterior of Tudor home in Atherton Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s

Built in 1915, this grand house at 120 Selby was once the home of Atherton’s first council member and eventual mayor M.A. Harris, who was also president of the Van Arsdal-Harris Lumber Company. It was originally part of a 16-acre parcel of land.

“The next owner was Henry Martin Storey, an engineer, Vice President, and original board member of Standard Oil of California,” reports In Menlo. “Eventually, Storey subdivided the estate into three five-acre+ parcels, which were subsequently developed and now include the Storey Manor and Arthur Lane subdivisions.”

In the early 1900s, property owners subdivided their land so that their children could live nearby.

Forward to today, the main house, carriage house, and guest house, all comprising one piece of property, are on the market. Featuring seven bedrooms, six and a half baths, and an approximately 11,000 square feet, remnants of yesteryear can still be found at this Tudor, inside and out.

Laded glass windows can be found throughout the home that also boasts a library, conservatory, mudroom, wine cellar, four wood-burning fireplaces, and an eight-car garage, and tennis court.

The garden is a particular delight and comes with a private well for irrigation.

One can only hope the new owners don’t tear it down to make way for a new construction. Asking is $8,999,500.