A Former JetBlue Exec Just Listed His Sprawling Silicon Valley Compound for $49 Million
In case you missed it, connections with tons of acreage and many different residences to choose from are all the rage. Not only are you far enough from the big city, but you also let friends and family come to visit while maintaining some level of social distance. If you haven't found one during the pandemic, you've got good news - a new estate in Woodside, California, one of the suburban enclaves that has attracted tycoons from Silicon Valley, just listed for $ 49 million. It has almost every imaginable convenience.
The property is currently owned by Joel Peterson, former chairman of JetBlue. Peterson bought the place for $ 6 million in the early 2000s, according to the Wall Street Journal. It was pretty much the fixer upper at the time. One of the listing's top selling points was the main residence designed by noted arts and crafts architect Bernard Maybeck, who, in addition to his many buildings in the San Francisco area, was also known for experimenting with refractory materials in his designs. When Peterson bought the Whiskey Hill Road address, the house was unfortunately derelict and practically impossible to identify. It had to be rebuilt, so Peterson tapped local architect Francis Gough to follow Maybeck's original plans and bring the old residence back to life. All was not lost either - Peterson and Gough were able to save Maybeck's central pavilion so that residents and guests can still gather there today.
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The property extends over 11 hectares and includes another main residence in addition to the Bernard Maybeck. This second home is 5,100 square feet with five beds, five bathrooms and its own office and attached garage. There are three more guest houses on the property, all of which are connected to one another via the original pavilion.
The excavations in Silicon Valley offer a view of the Santa Cruz Mountains as well as an extensive horse park (close by, which is good for equestrian sports). Residents won't feel the urge to venture out of the property line too often, however, as there is plenty to do - the property includes a soccer field, pool, tennis pavilion, children's play area, and a barn that could be converted into a ballroom or a meeting room for business meetings.
All of this begs the question: why is Peterson breaking up with it after investing so much time in the architecturally significant connection? He's reportedly spending most of his time in Salt Lake City these days. "Part of that is Covid," he told the Journal. "I haven't been out there for over a year. We can't collect that much there."
However, for those looking to shop in Silicon Valley, the location (and infrastructure) is ideal. Check out more photos of the sprawling property below:
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