6 Beds      6 Full, 7 Half Baths      12,200 SF      6 Car Garage      $25,000,000    SOLD

52 Tuscaloosa Ave, Atherton, CA 94027

Magnificent European design masterpiece built with extraordinary quality and exquisite craftsmanship on three levels connected by a spectacular limestone grand central staircase and by an elevator. Generous use of limestone, sandstone, and solid mahogany in this 6 bedroom, 6 full baths, 7 half baths, 12,200 square foot home with a pool surrounded by limestone terraces and a pool/guest house on one flat acre lot, fully fenced and gated. Formal living room with stone fireplace, formal dining room with stone fireplace, family room with stone fireplace with spacious breakfast area, library with solid mahogany bookshelves, spacious gourmet kitchen with huge stone center island & top of the line appliances, deluxe master suite with amazing closet space and spacious limestone bathroom among the 13 limestone bathrooms, outdoor dining pavilion with full kitchen, spa with sauna & steam room, fitness center, wine cellar, movie theater, elevator to all floors, 6 car garage plus ample storage rooms, huge laundry room with sink and counter tops, Unico forced air heating plus energy-saving geothermal radiant heat, air conditioning on the main floor and upper floor and Lutron programmable lighting system. Completely built with imported solid blocks of hand cut pillow-edged French limestone and sandstone in both interior and exterior. All rooms in main level open onto the beautiful gardens and pool. All bedrooms on upper level open onto stone balcony. The home flows beautifully indoor/outdoor for elegant events/parties and gracious entertaining. This estate home is truly one of a kind and located in a prestigious street in Atherton, one of the top wealthiest communities in the United States.


Beveled edge, hand-cut and individually set sandstone blocks face the entire home; solid sandstone moldings adjoin the columns and outline every window and door; hand-made iron scrollwork and rounded balustrades define the upper-level balcony that spans the entire width of the home; copper finishes the exterior of every window and door

A solid limestone wall and electronic gated entrance shelter the home from the street; a driveway of paver stones winds past the front entrance culminating at the underground garage

Double doors flanked by side lights, and all with operational glass panels, are faced with elaborate iron scrollwork and set within recessed arches of solid sandstone; a grand receiving area introduces textured limestone slab floors beneath a coffered ceiling with perimeter lighting; beyond, a dramatic circular floating staircase of solid sandstone accesses the home's three levels; a chandelier, with benefit of electronic suspension, crowns the area

Living Room
This elegant and formal room opens to the front grounds through three sets of French doors; a masonry fireplace with hand-carved sandstone mantelpiece creates a focal point at one end; spot lighting lights two niches for art

Dining Room
On the opposite side of the foyer is the banquet-sized formal dining room with domed coffered ceiling encompassing an extraordinary crystal chandelier; a masonry fireplace with solid limestone mantelpiece and three sets of French doors to the front are featured

The library continues with textured limestone fl60rs; three walls of mahogany cabinetry integrate two desk centers; French doors open to a vast terrace; a private half-bath adds convenience

Powder Rooms
TWO half-baths service the main living areas, each with floating limestone counter supporting a large vessel sink

The kitchen is compartmentalized into preparation space, a convenient serving area adjoining the dining room, and a computer center — all finished in fine mahogany cabinetry topped with polished limestone counters and full backsplashes; a tremendous center island accommodates the cooking center beneath a suspended vent hood; a walk-in pantry allows space for a second refrigerator

Wolf range with 6 gas burners, grill, griddle, and two electric ovens; Miele steamer oven; Thermador electric oven; Thermador warming drawer; Sharp microwave; two Miele dishwashers; two Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers; Sub-Zero wine cooler; Sub-Zero French door refrigerator and freezer, each with two drawers; Miele espresso machine with cup warming drawer

Breakfast Room
This separate room has two sets of French doors, one opening to the rear terrace; an imported arc glass pendant hangs in the center of the room

Family Room
Extending from the breakfast room, the family room opens to the terrace and grounds through three sets of French doors; a fireplace is surrounded in textured and polished solid limestone


Master Suite
The master bedroom has hand-scraped white oak flooring, French doors to a vast private terrace and to a balcony, plus an elevated fireplace set in a wall of textured limestone; a dressing room, lined with custom mahogany cabinetry on one side, has a vanity, French door to the balcony, and half-bath with pedestal sink, commode, and bidet; a separate closet room is outlined with concealed hanging and drawer space all finished in rift-cut mahogany

Master Bath
Polished and textured limestone finishes this spacious bathroom, which includes individual vanities, a large shower, and freestanding air-jet tub

Bedroom Suites
The three bedroom suites each have hand-scraped white oak floors, a walk-in closet, and numerous French doors opening to the front balcony terrace; each en suite bath is finished in combinations of limestone and sandstone; two bathrooms have a single-sink vanity and shower and one has a dual-sink vanity plus air jet/whirlpool tub with overhead' shower


Bedroom Suites 5 & 6
Located at opposite ends, each suite has French doors to a deep light well, ample closet space, and an en suite bath with single- or dual-sink vanity and shower in sandstone slab

Bonus Room
'This versatile room has a walk-in closet (which accesses a secondary component closet) and two sets of French doors to a deep light well t9rrace with full flight of stairs to the rear grounds

Fitness Center
This interior room is ideal for fitness use with its adjoining full spa bath that includes a limestone finished steam shower and cedar-lined sauna

Wine Cellar
A glass door with iron scrollwork opens to this temperature-controlled cellar fully paneled in pine wood with custom shelving for case or bottle storage

A large cinema screen and surround sound speakers provide for a full media experience while a custom mahogany wet bar adds convenience for refreshments; two sets of double French doors open to a light well

Laundry Room
This spacious room has service for two washers and dryers plus a sink and abundant cabinetry

Powder Room
A half bath services the lower level

Garage & Office
The fully finished garage with parking for up to 6 cars, has limestone tile floors, a wall of cabinetry and work bench, and a separate office with French door to the driveway.


  • Sound speakers in most rooms
  • Central vacuum with kick vacs in the kitchen
  • Elevator Access to all three levels
  • Rocky Mountain Hardware throughout
  • Lutron programmable lighting system
  • Unico forced air heating plus energy efficient geothermal radiant heating with multiple zones
  • Central air on the main floor and upper level
  • Extensive limestone terrace surrounds the pool and separate spa

Summary of The Home

  • Superbly engineered new construction completed in 2011
  • Three levels with 6 bedrooms, 7 fill baths, and 6 half baths in the main residence
  • Pool house with full kitchen and bath
  • Underground garage parking for up to 6 cars
  • Textured limestone floors on the main and lower levels; hand-scraped white oak floors on the upper level hand-cut sandstone throughout
  • Solid mahogany windows and doors faced with copper on the exterior
  • Perfectly smooth finished walls with rounded corners at every outside seam
  • Energy efficient geo thermal radiant heat
  • Elevator access to all three levels
  • Pool and separate spa on limestone terrace
  • Covered dining pavilion with full kitchen and fireplace
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds with Japanese maples; olive trees and oaks
  • Approximate square footage:
    • Main residence:  10,400 square feet
    • Pool house: 400 square feet
    • Garage: 1,400 square feet
    • Dining pavilion: 500 square feet
    • Upper and lower terraces:  2.800 square feet
    • Lot size: 1 acre


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