Te architecture of Robert Swatt—of the internationally renowned Swatt-Miers firm—acts as a frame for a dazzling panorama at this incomparable contemporary residence in the Los Altos Hills.
At approximately 10,700 square feet, it encompasses six bedrooms, seven and one-half baths, and a host of seamless interior and exterior spaces, each of which is uniquely immersive, transportive, and imbued with a sense of weightlessness and subtle yet precise attention to detail.
Swatt’s designs are recognized for their focus on spatial continuity, strong connection to the land, and blurred boundaries indoor-outdoor boundaries. Those distinctive qualities are never more apparent than in these glass-framed spaces, which begin with a breathtaking entry with 24-foot ceilings and a dramatic Brazilian Machiche door.
Just inside is an open, light-filled living and dining room with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and floors of rich hardwood and book-matched Calacatta marble.
In the family room and Poggenpohl kitchen—its style further elevated by Gaggenau appliances and Dornbracht fixtures—another expansive glass wall gives way naturally to a sophisticated alfresco sitting area, an outdoor kitchen, and the mesmerizing infinity-edge pool and spa.
From nearly every vantage, the views stretch from the East Bay mountains across open space, the city skyline, and the San Francisco Bay toward the western hills.
On the upper level, atop a handsome floating staircase, the master suite comprises a restful bedroom and a spacious, lavish bath with an oversized shower and a soaking tub.
A window wall and private deck were designed for appreciating some of the most enviable views in the area.
In the home’s second master suite—located on the main level—a wall of sliding glass opens to a sunny poolside deck.
An additional three-bedroom wing with a hall study alcove opens to its own partially covered outdoor sitting area.
Relaxed recreation is encouraged by a lower-level lounge, a 1,500-bottle wine cellar, a fitness room, and a state-of-the-art home theater.
Fittingly for its Silicon Valley location, the home has been appointed with numerous contemporary amenities, including a whole-house Savant audio- and climate-control system and roof-mounted solar panels.
Steps away is a freestanding guesthouse, enveloped by glass and featuring one bedroom, two baths, a kitchen, a stylish living room, and private outdoor areas.
The estate is tucked into the rolling hills for maximum seclusion; the acreage, which includes a putting green and a small vineyard, is fenced and gated.
In addition, the adjacent 1.4-acre parcel is also available, affording the opportunity to create a rarefied equestrian estate with access to thousands of acres of open space and scenic trails.
$18,000,000 / 10718 Mora Dr, Los Altos Hills, CA 94024