20 Saddleback Drive, Portola Valley

3 beds | 2 baths | 2,480 SF | 20,950 SF lot | 2-car garage


Surrounded by undisturbed tranquility and serene views of nature’s beauty with majestic oak and redwood trees, this immaculate modern-day home is located near the private park of Portola Valley Ranch. Set among 453 acres of open space and accompanied by 10 miles of hiking/riding trails, this area includes a 350-acre wilderness preserve with a community offering monthly socials at the community ranch house, a wine-producing vineyard, dog park, vegetable gardens, orchard, gym, three tennis courts and two pools - recreational and lap.

Beckoning with a sun drenched interior that is expressed through expansive glass windows, high vaulted ceilings capped with skylights, contrasting slate tile flooring and multiple access points to outdoor wood decks and patio areas capturing ground views, this impressive split level residence is truly a special place to call home. With its inviting California indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the home is remote yet tucked away in a harmonious environment, allowing for large-scale guest entertainment or a quiet intimate dinner for two. Finished with a relaxed floor plan, the well appointed home offers a remodeled gourmet kitchen, social rooms for everyday living including a family room, a lower level wine/tasting room and a private backyard for outdoor relaxation.

Offered at $2,995,000

  • Gorgeous wood aesthetic with decking and custom metal railing (rebuilt in 2010)

  • Welcoming and oversized living room is highlighted by its vaulted ceilings, a granite-faced gas fireplace, and two sets of glass doors accessing the front deck and rear patio

  • Ambient dining room features a mirrored built-in bar, accented by descending pendant lighting

  • Remodeled eat-in gourmet kitchen is complete with shaker style bird’s eye maple cabinetry, granite slab countertops including center island and glass subway tile backsplash

  • Breakfast nook is positioned off the kitchen, offering a sliding glass door access to rear grounds

  • Professional stainless steel appliances include: 6-burner Viking range topped with a Ventahood, Traulsen 48” Professional Series refrigerator, Viking wine cooler and dishwasher, and a Spacemaker microwave

  • Tucked off the kitchen, the family room (can be converted to a 3rd bedroom) features vaulted ceiling, garden views through large picture windows

  • Located on the main level, the sun lit guest bathroom is finished with a limestone shower over tub and tile flooring, granite topped vanity and a tall mirrored closet

  • Main level guest bedroom features plantation shutters, built-in Murphy bed and desk and a wardrobe closet

  • Exquisite step-down master suite is accentuated by exposed vaulted beam ceiling, a picture window, glass slider to the private wood terrace, and a hefty walk-in closet with custom organizers

  • Stylishly appointed en-suite marble bath includes a dual topped vanity, a frameless glass tile shower and tile flooring

  • Ground floor is inclusive with a wine cellar/tasting with storage for approx. 1,200 bottles (slate tile flooring and corner sink) and a laundry room with ample cabinetry, utility sink and counter space

  • Key details include: dual pane windows, wall-to-wall carpeting, vaulted ceilings, crisp mill-work – baseboard & molding, solid interior doors, plantation shutters, skylights, designer and recessed lighting, custom built-ins, A/C and an abundance of storage space

  • Enclosed backyard with newly installed salted concrete patio with flagstone capped retaining walls, raised planting beds with accent lighting, a deck area for dining and a sunken Sundance spa

  • Spacious 2-car garage with built-in storage

  • Within 8 miles of Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center, downtown areas of Menlo Park and Palo Alto’s University Avenue

  • Conveniently located midway between San Francisco and San Jose off Highway 280 – close to major tech companies, Windy Open Hill Space, schools and Robert’s Market