HOUSE OF THE DAY: One Of California's Largest Estates Is On Sale For $43.9 Million


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Truly reflecting the scale, proportion, and spirit of English Tudor and Elizabethan country estates, Chiltern is privately sited on more than six acres in the sought-after community of Hillsborough, California.Close to both the multicultural metropolis of San Francisco and the business and technology centres of Silicon Valley, this borough is an ideal place to raise a family in a peaceful and secure environment. 

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One of the West Coast’s largest private residences, Chiltern encompasses an impressive five-bedroom main house of approximately 36,000 square feet, three separate apartments, and an exquisite guest house.

Though completed in 1992, the estate effortlessly captures the ambiance and mood of a bygone era. The imposing exterior is composed of dolomitic limestone and fossil stone, selected for their colour and texture.

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Chiltern's grand foyer is graced with intricately carved columns

One of Chiltern's many warm living areas

Stained-glass windows illuminate the breakfast room

A lighted statue nook adds a classical flourish to the estate's living room

The library at Chiltern is a bibliophile's dream refuge

Chiltern's second-floor master suite occupies the entire south wing

The dining room has warm wooden panels

The 45-foot-high great hall is adorned with 17th-Century panelling from Wales' Dyffryn House

Manicured gardens embellish Chiltern's stunning facade

The hanging rooftop terrace offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay

A magnificent outdoor pool in front of Chiltern's guest house

Chiltern has many thematic gardens, including a koi pond

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