Enjoy all Portola Valley has to offer in this spacious and private 5-bedroom home. Wide, concrete pavers lead the way past a water feature as you approach dramatic Chanel doors at the entry. They open to a classic California ranch with vaulted wood ceilings, hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows that brings the outdoors inside. The living room features an architecturally unique fireplace and perfect walls for large scale art. The open floor plan leads to a formal dining room, connected to the kitchen through a Butler’s pantry with ample storage. The efficient kitchen anchors around a beautiful custom wood table – a spot for many dinners or family gatherings. Off the kitchen is a sweeping wood deck with built in bench seating and flower beds. A chef’s herb garden is only steps away. The deck steps descend to the pool, sparkled by sunlight filtering through a wall of pines for maximum privacy.
The left wing of the house holds all the bedrooms on the main level. Each bedroom is large and has significant closet space. The master suite sits at the end of the hallway with dramatic windows framing views of the southwestern hills. It has a light and bright master bath with soaking tub, walk in shower and double vanity. A private deck with a water feature is the perfect place to start your day with a cup of coffee or meditation. The master also has an attached office/study. Upstairs is a bright and open bonus room – perfect for lounging or for use as a maker space. There is also a carpeted gym room with a half bath that has room for yoga, a weight rack and a Peleton bike. The main house has an attached 3 car garage with a workshop plus 3 carport spaces.
There is a fully appointed, private two bedroom and two bath guest house. There is a large sundeck to the main guest house entry which opens to a kitchen and living room combo. An en-suite bedroom on the right has its own private deck, while the bedroom to the left has a washer and dryer for the unit and its own small deck. The guest house is perfect for long term guests, in-laws, a visiting horse trainer or renters.
A true highlight of the property is the amazing equestrian facilities. An updated barn is home to serious trainers. Each stall has an attached paddock with drainage and washable mats. The barn also has a tack/storage room and a hayloft. Outside is a covered wash area with warm water. The dressage arena is of professional grade with excellent drainage and Olympia footing. A mature olive tree grove sits in the middle of it all, offering a beautiful spot to watch a training session and catch open views of the western hills. There is also an additional turnout area with coverage for shade on those hot days.
Comprised of founding members Adam Touni, Wendy Kandasamy and Katharine Carroll, The reSolve Group came together around a shared love of their work and commitment to serving their clients with the highest level of professionalism and care.
The Bay Area real estate market is fast paced and high pressure, but the reSolve Group knows how to separate the signal from the noise. By focusing on their clients needs and relying on their experience, their clients proact more than react in order to succeed. Working with the reSolve Group goes well beyond a transaction; they strive to build lifelong partnerships with clients as their trusted real estate advisors.
The team’s skill sets truly distinguish them from other agents. Wendy brings a highly analytical approach to real estate after studying computer science and spending her early career as an engineer in the financial sector. Based on her ability to take in and synthesize impressive amounts of information, she has an uncanny knack for spotting unique opportunities before anyone else. Adam is an attorney who focused on land use, real estate transactions and litigation before becoming a full-time broker associate. He spots and helps clients mitigate risk, but really excels at crafting and telling the story of a home in creative marketing campaigns. Katharine brings a strategic focus, project management skills and the ability to calmly problem solve; all tools she developed during her tenure as a professional cyclist and as managing broker for Pacific Union’s Palo Alto office. Together, with their diverse backgrounds, experiences and approaches, they help clients achieve success.