27125 Taaffe Road

27125 Taaffe Road, Los Altos Hills

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4
  • Living 5478 sq ft
  • Lot 114127 sq ft
  • Sold for $7,298,000

A custom-built estate by renowned architect Goodwin Steinberg, known for seamlessly connecting the interior and exterior and optimizing natural light. Every angle, expanse of glass, and material has been expertly chosen to enhance the natural beauty of the prolific 2.6 acre protected creekside setting. Purposeful connections between each room create a wonderful flow, and every gracious room has easy and natural access to the outdoors. Dramatic interiors reveal walls of glass that frame majestic oak views, and soaring ceilings are highlighted by to-the-ceiling fireplaces, clerestory windows, and skylights. The 5,478 square feet of living space allows for large-scale entertaining, while a secluded office/media room and the luxurious primary suite provide a true retreat. Encircling the home are extensive entertaining venues, a resort-style pool, elevated spa, and a covered veranda with a full outdoor kitchen. All of this, minutes to town and with easy access to miles of hiking trails.

Amenities of the Home include:

  • A custom-built estate designed by renowned architect Goodwin Steinberg, known for creating a deep connection between the interior and the exterior, and for optimizing natural light
  • Unique angles, well-placed expanses of glass, and fine materials enhance the natural beauty of the setting
  • 4 bedrooms, dedicated office/media room, and 4 bathrooms
  • Approximately 5,478 square feet of living space
  • Lot size of approximately 2.6 acres including a natural wildlife corridor 
  • The wide driveway flanked by lighted stacked stone pillars leads to the vast motor court providing ample off-street parking
  • Attractive curb appeal with cedar siding that blends perfectly with the surrounding landscape
  • A welcoming flagstone pathway is perfectly shaded by mature Japanese maples and leads to the striking double door entrance
  • Solid wood doors open to the grand two-story entry foyer with tile floors and a glass light fixture overhead
  • Beautiful hardwood floors extend throughout the majority of the main level
  • The impressive living room is saturated with natural light and presents soaring vaulted ceilings highlighted by a stunning to-the-ceiling brick gas fireplace, two sets of tall built-ins, two handsome cedar beams, a skylight bridging the peak of the ceiling, an entire wall of windows with plantation shutters, and three sets of French doors to a view terrace
  • Overlooking the living room, the formal dining room is fit for large-scale entertaining and features a tall tray ceiling, recessed lighting, and French doors to a lovely deck with built-in bench seating and partial covering
  • Just behind the formal living room, a secluded executive office/library has stunning tree views, substantial built-ins along two walls, sconce lighting, and a pull-down projector screen
  • The chef’s kitchen is both beautiful and highly functional, and features vast granite countertops, abundant sleek wood cabinetry, a triple basin sink beneath a wide passthrough to the family room, a large center island with breakfast bar seating and pendant lighting above, French doors to the covered veranda and pool for effortless entertaining, a workstation with convenient built-in shelving, and a bright casual dining area surrounded by tall windows
  • New kitchen appliances include: Miele dishwasher, Thermador 5-burner gas cooktop, Dacor double wall oven, warming drawers, GE microwave
  • Flowing directly from the kitchen, the gracious family room has a to-the-ceiling gas fireplace surrounded in brick, soaring vaulted ceilings with two cedar beams, an oversized skylight, and floor-to-ceiling windows along three walls for unparalleled natural light and views of lush foliage and the resort-style outdoor entertaining space
  • The laundry room has a wide work counter, utility sink, two front-facing windows, a clothes drying area, linen storage, and a brand new LG washer and dryer
  • Serving the main level and with easy access from the pool deck, a full bathroom offers tile floors, cedar paneling, a granite-topped vanity, and a separate commode room with a glass-enclosed stall shower and a tall window
  • Upstairs, the luxurious primary suite fills an entire wing of the home, complete with a spacious bedroom, sitting room, massive dressing room, and an immersive spa bath
  • The primary bedroom offers soaring ceilings, carpeted floors, recessed lighting, a wall of windows with Japanese maple views, and double glass doors to the lovely sitting room with picture windows and hand woven pull down shades
  • The primary suite’s expansive dressing room includes vast stretches of granite countertops, two basin sinks, a picture window, two skylights with shades, mirror sconces, and a mirrored wall with access to two large fully-customized walk-in closets each with a skylight outfitted with a shade covering
  • The primary suite’s immersive spa bath has high vaulted ceilings, cedar wood paneling, tile floors, steps up to a deep jacuzzi tub, a glass-enclosed shower with dual entry and tile surround, a cedar-lined sauna, a separate commode room with a large window and bidet, and a granite-topped sink with storage and a U-line wine refrigerator below
  • The quiet guest bedroom offers carpeted floors, a wide picture window, and a large closet 
  • Two identical bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings, track lighting, pinboard accent walls, skylights, and two fully-customized walk-in closets
  • The first hall bathroom has tile floors, a granite vanity, mirror sconce lighting, an operable skylight, and a tub with an overhead shower, tile surround, and glass wall enclosure
  • The second hall bathroom features tile floors, a granite-topped vanity, linen storage and shelving, an operable skylight, and a tub with an overhead shower, tile surround, and glass wall enclosure 
  • When built, the home was custom designed to fit seamlessly in with the surrounding landscape, and the result is a home that feels like it was meant to be there and outdoor living spaces that sit directly off the interior rooms and perfectly meld together to optimize everyday enjoyment and entertaining potential
  • Pathways lead around the entire home and connect to the numerous patios, lawn, decks, garden, pool, and covered veranda
  • A large terrace is surrounded by mature shade trees and has a pathway that extends down to the large, completely finished storage shed complete with a garage door, built-in shelving and a sliding glass door
  • A bridge over a tranquil water feature leads to a large deck perfect for dining alfresco with built-in bench seating along three sides
  • A level lawn sits below a fully-fenced garden area plumbed for irrigation
  • The lush hillside adds privacy to the resort-style Bromine/Ozone pool and elevated spa surrounded by flagstone hardscaping
  • Looking out over the pool, spa, and waterfall, and with easy access to the kitchen, an expansive covered veranda can be enjoyed year-round with pull down sun shades, a lighted ceiling fan, stacked stone lighted columns, and a full outdoor kitchen featuring granite countertops, a built-in barbecue and side burner, bar sink, refrigerator, and dishwasher 
  • Attached three-car garage with extensive built-in storage
  • Additional features include: wine closet with alarm, Ring doorbell, all new professional quality pool equipment including a new motorized 10 year canvas cover, entire property has a newly installed drip irrigation system, two water features, new Bryant HVAC system (4 zones)
  • Incredible location with easy access to downtown Los Altos, Packard’s Orchards, and miles of hiking trails at Byrne Park, Hidden Villa, and Foothills Nature Preserve
  • Top-Rated Los Altos schools: Gardner Bullis Elementary, Egan Junior High, Los Altos High School (buyer to confirm enrollment)
Read More

Specific Schools

Elementary School

Gardner Bullis Elementary School

Jr. High School

Egan Junior High School

High School

Los Altos High School

  • 201 Almond Ave
  • Grades: 9-12
  • School Type: High School
  • Student Enrollment: 1663
  • School Website >