"Once in a lifetime one is able to acquire a true architectural masterpiece. That opportunity has just arrived in Hillsborough, California."
Hillsborough, California (PRWEB) December 28, 2011
The owner of the Tobin Clark Estate, the retired Chairman of American Intertrade Group, Inc., announced today the listing of this unique and historically significant estate with Keller Williams Realty International and three other Brokerages. Built circa 1930 for Celia Tobin Clark, this Cotswold-influenced home was the masterpiece of Architect David Adler, and was called House-on-Hill. The Bamieh family meticulously restored this magnificent property with a budget of over $19 million. Now offered at $29 million, the regal 35,000-square foot Tudor home has been host to numerous dignitaries, including Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Regan, and George H.W. Bush, as well as King Hussein and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Nestled on 6-acres and surrounded by stately gardens, this secluded Hillsborough, California retreat is the jewel in the crown of San Francisco estates. The estate is close to three international airports and in the midst of the world-class financial, technological, and cultural centers of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The extensive renovation began shortly after the home was acquired by the Bamieh family in 1992. Original features of design were lovingly preserved while the estate’s infrastructure was extensively modernized. The residence’s 30 rooms comprise a grand ballroom, three kitchens, a library, guest apartment, music room, formal banquet facility, media room, and exercise facility. Celia Tobin Clark’s family banking background is evident in some of the unique original features such as bank-vault doors which open in the silver vault and 1,700-bottle wine vault. The music room is one of the more opulent spaces, with its 15-foot ceilings, parquet floors, and gold-gilt molding. It opens to one of the three terraces. Secluded from view behind classic wrought iron gates, one enters the grounds of this estate through a dramatic lighted cobblestone drive into a large motor court with a spectacular stone fountain; a truly grand entrance for the most elegant galas.
Listing representation has been awarded to a consortium of Brokerages, each chosen for their unique expertise and experience: Keller Williams Realty International, Sotheby's International Realty, Engel & Volkers, Alain Pinel Realtors.