A Legendary Estate in Los Altos
Rarely does a home that played such a significant role in the history of Silicon Valley come on the market.
This impressive but inviting estate was once owned by Robert Noyce, co-founder of Intel. Local legend has it that its dining room served as the company’s first boardroom.
Both elegant and enjoyable, the property includes a four-bedroom residence and a three-bedroom guesthouse filled with amenities; the grounds promise diverse entertainment with a unique swimming pool, a bocce court, a putting green, two ponds, walking bridges, multiple waterfalls, a barn, a vineyard, and an orchard with cherry, plum, apple, pear and nectarine trees.
Enjoying a prime location in Los Altos, the estate spans 4.55 acres—particularly generous for the area, near the Los Altos Golf and Country Club—and consists of four dividable parcels. Secured at the end of a gated drive, it offers a rare combination of privacy and sweeping views.
The main home includes a formal living room with a book-matched limestone fireplace, a library, a family room with a double-sided fireplace and a built-in entertainment center, and that legendary dining room.
Both expert and novice chefs will appreciate the well-appointed kitchen, which features stone countertops, walnut cabinetry, an island with counter seating, and professional-caliber stainless-steel appliances—all tucked beneath airy vaulted ceilings with sturdy beams.
The billiards and recreation room includes a wine cellar and tasting room—perfect for storing bottles of Merlot made by a local winery using grapes grown on the estate.
Fitting for a home in the tech-industry capital, the home also includes an office with a private entrance and a kitchen area.
Restful luxury is a priority here as well: the master suite features two walk-in closets and an elegant bath with Connecticut bluestone floors, heated towel racks, and both a soaking tub and a glass-walled shower.
One of the three guest bedrooms is spacious enough to function as an auxiliary master suite with a balcony and a fireplace.
An additional private wing—suitable for visitors or an au pair—offers a bedroom and bath accompanied by its own kitchen and living room with a fireplace.
Enjoyment of the enchanting grounds is easy.
A bluestone terrace overlooks the estate’s flourishing Merlot vineyard.
An outdoor kitchen and dining area includes a superior built-in gas grill, a wood-burning pizza oven, and a two-sided stacked stone fireplace perfect for cooler evenings.
A viewing pavilion overlooks the lighted tennis court, and the grotto-style swimming pool is accented by a tranquil waterfall and a bridge.
Offered at: $21,800,000
Location: 680, 690, And 702 Loyola Dr, Los Altos, CA 94024