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Mapping the 10 Most Expensive Silicon Valley Home Sales of 2015 So Far

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The year in real estate kicked off with a bang in Silicon Valley when the Morgan Estate of Los Altos Hills sold for $25 million back in January. No other property has been able to top it yet this year, but there have been plenty more eight-figure sales around the valley. With the help of property website PropertyShark, we've mapped the top 10 sales from the first quarter of the year here for you. Most are concentrated in Woodside, Los Altos Hills, and Atherton, and many are newly or recently built homes. They almost all include a sprawling main house surrounded by grounds filled with pools and lush landscaping.


· It's Official: Los Altos Hills' Grand Morgan Estate Sells for $25M [Curbed SF]
· PropertyShark [Official Site]
· Gigantic Joseph Esherick Midcentury Wants $21.8M in Atherton [Curbed SF]

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1. 12335 Stonebrook Dr, Los Altos Hills

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12335 Stonebrook Drive
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Sale Price: $25 million
The historic Morgan Estate of Los Altos Hills was once on the market for $45 million, but venture capitalist owner Kelly Porter finally settled for much less back in January. Porter had completely restored the estate with the help of more than 1,000 artisans and architect Richard Beard of BAR Architects. The final product had seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a secret speakeasy.

2. 246 Mountain Home Rd, Woodside

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246 Mountain Home Road
Woodside, CA 94062

Sale Price: $19.25 million
When this property last sold in 2009, it was as an older fixer-upper advertising the opportunity to build a big new home. That home is almost definitely now built, but the property never made it onto the MLS this time around, so details are scarce.

3. 130 Fox Hollow Rd, Woodside

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130 Fox Hollow Road
Woodside, CA 94062

Sale Price: $17.5 million
Almost no information is available about this Woodside property, except that it includes a sizable 6+ acre lot. Its previous tax assessment was just $738,000, so chances are that this property hadn't sold in a very, very long time.

4. 50 Belbrook Way, Atherton

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50 Belbrook Way
Atherton, CA 94027

Sale Price: $17.5 million
This Joseph Esherick-designed property sold for well below its original asking price of $21.8 million. The house itself is beautiful, with an atrium boasting 13-foot ceilings, but it was filled with very ho-hum overstuffed furniture during its sale.

5. 185 Tuscaloosa Ave, Atherton

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185 Tuscaloosa Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027

Sale Price: $12.5 million
Another big home that sold off-market, 185 Tuscaloosa Avenue is also fairly unknown. With fewer than two acres, the home has less land than many of the other big-seller Silicon Valley properties. Back in 2011, the house, which has a pool and tennis courts, was up for rent for a whopping $20,000 per month.

6. 25810 Vinedo Ln, Los Altos Hills

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25810 Vinedo Lane
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Sale Price: $12 million
Known as the Lionhead Estate, this property advertised "resort-style living" and a garage for 10 to 12 cars. Vineyards that came included produce a Cabernet Sauvignon under the estate's own label.

7. 51 Adam Way, Atherton

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51 Adam Way
Atherton, CA 94027

Sale Price: $11.8 million
This home was newly built and included five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Its backyard with an arbor-covered terrace, a patio with fire pits, and a big pool was a major selling point.

8. 73 Amador Ave, Atherton

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73 Amador Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027

Sale Price: $10.675 million
Built in 2013, this home is meant to be an interpretation of a modern Napa estate, although it sits a couple of hours to the south in Atherton. It sold for $9.675 million in February 2014, only to turn around and sell for $1 million more almost exactly a year later.

9. 190 Island Dr, Palo Alto

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190 Island Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Sale Price:$10 million
The most expensive house to sell so far this year in Palo Alto proper, this Spanish Colonial Revival home is surrounded by lush tropical greenery. The four-bedroom house was extensively remodeled back in 2011 but retains many of its old details.

10. 166 Olive Hill Ln, Woodside

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166 Olive Hill Lane
Woodside, CA 94062

Sale Price: $9.8 million
Rounding out the top 10 is this home that the brokerbabble called "reminiscent of a rural European villa." It was built in 2010 and includes a charming little red guest house that is perhaps more enchanting than the main home.

1. 12335 Stonebrook Dr, Los Altos Hills

12335 Stonebrook Drive, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Sale Price: $25 million
The historic Morgan Estate of Los Altos Hills was once on the market for $45 million, but venture capitalist owner Kelly Porter finally settled for much less back in January. Porter had completely restored the estate with the help of more than 1,000 artisans and architect Richard Beard of BAR Architects. The final product had seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a secret speakeasy.

12335 Stonebrook Drive
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

2. 246 Mountain Home Rd, Woodside

246 Mountain Home Road, Woodside, CA 94062

Sale Price: $19.25 million
When this property last sold in 2009, it was as an older fixer-upper advertising the opportunity to build a big new home. That home is almost definitely now built, but the property never made it onto the MLS this time around, so details are scarce.

246 Mountain Home Road
Woodside, CA 94062

3. 130 Fox Hollow Rd, Woodside

130 Fox Hollow Road, Woodside, CA 94062

Sale Price: $17.5 million
Almost no information is available about this Woodside property, except that it includes a sizable 6+ acre lot. Its previous tax assessment was just $738,000, so chances are that this property hadn't sold in a very, very long time.

130 Fox Hollow Road
Woodside, CA 94062

4. 50 Belbrook Way, Atherton

50 Belbrook Way, Atherton, CA 94027

Sale Price: $17.5 million
This Joseph Esherick-designed property sold for well below its original asking price of $21.8 million. The house itself is beautiful, with an atrium boasting 13-foot ceilings, but it was filled with very ho-hum overstuffed furniture during its sale.

50 Belbrook Way
Atherton, CA 94027

5. 185 Tuscaloosa Ave, Atherton

185 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027

Sale Price: $12.5 million
Another big home that sold off-market, 185 Tuscaloosa Avenue is also fairly unknown. With fewer than two acres, the home has less land than many of the other big-seller Silicon Valley properties. Back in 2011, the house, which has a pool and tennis courts, was up for rent for a whopping $20,000 per month.

185 Tuscaloosa Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027

6. 25810 Vinedo Ln, Los Altos Hills

25810 Vinedo Lane, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Sale Price: $12 million
Known as the Lionhead Estate, this property advertised "resort-style living" and a garage for 10 to 12 cars. Vineyards that came included produce a Cabernet Sauvignon under the estate's own label.

25810 Vinedo Lane
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

7. 51 Adam Way, Atherton

51 Adam Way, Atherton, CA 94027

Sale Price: $11.8 million
This home was newly built and included five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Its backyard with an arbor-covered terrace, a patio with fire pits, and a big pool was a major selling point.

51 Adam Way
Atherton, CA 94027

8. 73 Amador Ave, Atherton

73 Amador Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027

Sale Price: $10.675 million
Built in 2013, this home is meant to be an interpretation of a modern Napa estate, although it sits a couple of hours to the south in Atherton. It sold for $9.675 million in February 2014, only to turn around and sell for $1 million more almost exactly a year later.

73 Amador Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027

9. 190 Island Dr, Palo Alto

190 Island Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Sale Price:$10 million
The most expensive house to sell so far this year in Palo Alto proper, this Spanish Colonial Revival home is surrounded by lush tropical greenery. The four-bedroom house was extensively remodeled back in 2011 but retains many of its old details.

190 Island Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94301

10. 166 Olive Hill Ln, Woodside

166 Olive Hill Lane, Woodside, CA 94062

Sale Price: $9.8 million
Rounding out the top 10 is this home that the brokerbabble called "reminiscent of a rural European villa." It was built in 2010 and includes a charming little red guest house that is perhaps more enchanting than the main home.

166 Olive Hill Lane
Woodside, CA 94062