It seems like we have an affinity for California, in the residential sense. Everywhere on Earth you can find superb estates, but the combination of U.S. lifestyle with the landscapes and surroundings of California is the best so far. Even more than this, Hillsborough is the ultimate residential spot in the world.
The Tobin Clark Estate has quite an interesting history, being designed by David Adler for Mrs. Celia Tobin Clark, member one of the most famous early 20th century families. Built in 1930, the estate has been renovated in all aspects, from exteriors to interiors, in the finest details. The access towards the mansion is made via a cobblestone drive and past a massive stone fountain.
The interiors mean one thing: opulence. The reception foyer is stylishly paved with white and black marble, while the carved balustraded staircase leads to the extraordinary rooms of the mansion. The huge dining room is both formal and extravagant, being festooned with a marble fireplace and immense French doors that lead to the Grand Terrace and Loggia, a library paneled with 4-century old materials and the jewel of the residence, the Music Room – a 55 ft long hall with ceilings at 15 ft above decorated with sculptures and carvings, Bay windows, triple gold-gilt moldings and old parquet-de-Versailles floors.
Other gorgeous places featured by the property are the 12 baths, 12 bedrooms, service pantry, 2 kitchens, bar room, guest apartment, exercise/gym room, a large media/lounge room, VIP suite that used to host state-presidents, a Wine vault and the state-of-the-art master’s quarters. Outside, guests can observe the 6-car garage and the panoply of systems that make this residence work efficiently – sound, lighting, intercom and security. Furthermore, the outer areas also offer a pool with guest house, gorgeous statuary gardens, a balustraded rose garden, huge trimmed lawns and the Grand Terrace.
The total size of the property is 35,000 sq ft, so we don’t have to comment anymore on its size – absolutely massive. The whole range of decorations, the antique furnishing, the location, gardens and up to the extremely beautiful walls make this property go for the price of $29 million, though we think it should cost more.