Haute Estates

San Francisco

Hillsborough Estate Hits the Market

Hillsborough has mansions, but huge, castle-like estates situated on enough land to establish a national park - 835 Chiltern Road has the exclusive on those details. The property, billed by Christie’s International as “one of the West Coast’s largest private residences,” includes a 5 bedroom main house and nearly 36,000 square feet. The property also boasts three separate apartments …. and a guest house, all of the residences resting peacefully on more than six acres of private park land. Built in 1992, the estate manages to straddle the atmosphere of an Elizabethan castle—yes, those are actual 15th century Gothic doorways you’re drooling over-- with all (and we do mean all) of the amenities: indoor and outdoor pool; gym; racquetball, squash and tennis courts; library; home theater; master suite with his and her dressing rooms; 13 fireplaces, offices and an art gallery. Read More

Los Angeles

Billionaire Paul Allen’s Private Island Back to Market

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has re-listed Allan Island — yes, "Allan" with an "a" — a 292-acre private island off the coast of Washington State, for $13.5 million. The billionaire businessman purchased the island in 1992 in hopes of building his dream home and first listed the property for $25 million in 2005. The land boasts a log home, an airstrip, a dock, 44 tax lots, views of the Olympic Mountains, and, of course, beaches. Read More