The kitchen has hand-hewed hickory flooring, a massive island for meal preparation, and white painted kitchen cabinets to replicate an authentic, old-world chateau.
Portola Valley French Manor
This sprawling Portola Valley estate is inspired by old-world French chateaus. Combining rustic touches such as hand-hewn hickory flooring with modern conveniences, this home features a family room with antique truss ceilings, a fireplace, and an artfully hidden television. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features top of the line appliance, a wrought-iron chandelier, and white cabinetry accented with leaded glass panels.
An entertainer’s haven, this home features a large paneled office with a wood truss ceiling, a basement theater, and a tiled outdoor seating area complete with a pool and water feature. Other home features include a whole-house lighting system and a slate roof with copper gutters and downspouts.
The master bedroom has a sitting area with a fireplace and a coffered ceiling.
The step-down family room. Ceiling box beams add texture. Real stone on the fireplace, along with a plaster hood. Windows are lead and beveled glass to give the space an old-world feel.
The formal living room steps down below the main floor of the home. The fireplace is carved limestone, and the player piano adds Classical music.
In-home theater with projector in the ceiling and surround sound makes this entire space come to life. Wall panels are designed to improve the acoustics.
Guest cottage alongside the backyard pool. Guest house has a wave roof creating a little jewel box.
Homeowner’s office – entire room is knotty pine, including the ceiling and all the walls. The wormholes, mottling, and color of the knotty pine wood was done by hand over the course of several weeks.