Stunning Italian Estate with Rich History
On an expansive corner of more than a half-acre rests this magnificent work of art and architectural brilliance that will leave you feeling swept away to the Italian countryside. Designed by Andrew Knoll, built in 1922, and updated to meet the needs of a modern lifestyle, “Villa Angela” enjoys a storied place in Bay Area lore, having played host to numerous dignitaries and celebrities throughout its history. As you step into its gates, brick pathways meander past lush foliage, a pool and spa, sprawling terraces, and peaceful fountains to the front door with stained glass insets. Once inside, over 4,000 square feet of living space enjoys meticulously detailed stonework, plaques, tiles, and ironwork, along with quartersawn oak floors, plaster walls, and detailed ceilings including architecturally stunning multi-faceted groin ceilings. Expansive formal rooms invite entertaining on a grand scale, the kitchen enjoys high-end appliances, and the wine cellar w/tasting area has room for 1,000 bottles. Accommodations include a self-contained suite with its own office area, while the detached guest home offers flexible living space and a full kitchen. Villa Angela fully embraces the concept of a California indoor/outdoor lifestyle, as multiple French doors open to the spectacular grounds, and a rooftop terrace offers views that stretch all the way to Black Mountain. Plus, you will be within walking distance of downtown Los Altos, as well as to top-ranked Los Altos schools.