Close to both the multicultural and bustling metropolis of San Francisco and the business and technology centers of Silicon Valley, Hillsborough is a stunning and covetable enclave in the Bay Area. The town has some “rich” history, notably a 1953 rule that mandated any residence in Hillsborough must be on a minimum lot size of one-half acre, which means no condos, no apartments and no teeny tiny townhouses allowed in this tony town.
Massive estates and gorgeous mansions abound, making this upscale rural retreat unlike any other. Nestled on 6.7 acres in Hillsborough is Chiltern, an English Tudor and Elizabethan Country estate that is out-of-this-world, even for Hillsborough. Completed in 1992, the five-bedroom main house is 36,000 square feet with museum quality artifacts throughout, including stained glass and intricately carved woodworking adorning columns, walls and paneling. An indoor pool and raquetball court, pool house, outdoor pool, tennis court and spa make this home ooze luxury. Also included on the property are three separate apartments and an exquisite guest house. The home is stunning, as are the spectacular grounds with waterfalls, a koi pond and English rose and zen gardens.
Susan L. Herman of Clay Herman Realtors holds the listing