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Location: Portola Valley, California
An angular contemporary home featuring a double A-frame construction is on the market in Portola Valley, California. Originally built in 1957, it was completely remodeled and updated in 2014 by Carl Hesse of Three Design Studios, who designed a new structure to connect the two existing A-frames.
The result is a sprawling residence measuring characterized by the use of local materials, soaring ceilings, airy spaces, and generous indoor-outdoor living opportunities. In addition to the vaulted living room that boasts a massive fireplace and sliding glass doors that open onto a creekside deck, there are a mezzanine study, new designer kitchen, family room with accordion glass doors, and a built-in library with custom library ladder—to name just a few.
As for private accommodations, there are six spacious bedrooms (including a guest suite with kitchenette) and 6.5 bathrooms. Floors are white oak hardwood or otherwise polished concrete, with windows and skylights all around. Other amenities include solar panels on the garage, radiant heat, a Tesla Wall Connector, and other smart home features.
The property’s outdoor spaces are just as impressive as the interiors. A new pool and spa anchor the backyard, which also boasts an outdoor bar and gorgeous landscaping with concrete steps. Located at 135 Willowbrook Drive on 1.4 acres between a creek and a nature preserve, the home is offered at a hefty $6.55 million.