Prices for homes in Silicon Valley are notoriously steep, with tech money contributing to an inflated real estate market that continues to grow in value.
Zillow helped us pull data on the most expensive listings in 14 Silicon Valley towns: Palo Alto, Atherton, Cupertino, Menlo Park, Woodside, Saratoga, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, and San Jose.
Atherton, which consistently ranks among the most expensive zip codes in the country, made the most appearances on the list, with five of the top 11 most expensive homes overall. Several tech billionaires, including Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, HP CEO Meg Whitman, and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, are known to own homes here.
From a Los Gatos mansion with its own helicopter pad to a historic 40-acre hill estate in Woodside, some of these Silicon Valley homes are pretty out-of-this-world.
This massive Los Gatos estate has six bedrooms, more than 20,000 square feet of space, two pool houses, a tennis court, and a helicopter landing pad. The garage has room for up to 15 cars.
This seven-bedroom home in ritzy Atherton has a sweeping driveway lined with palm trees. Inside, you'll find high ceilings, dramatic chandeliers, and a gourmet kitchen. Additional amenities include a sauna, swimming pool, and tennis court.
According to the listing, this Atherton home has more than 17,300 square feet of space. Amenities include a home theatre, wine cellar, two-bedroom guesthouse, and an elevator to access all three floors.
Further up the Peninsula in Hillsborough, this 12-bedroom home sits on a three-acre lot. It has some pretty extravagant decor -- including intricately moulded ceilings -- and a vineyard in the backyard.
With more than 12,000 square feet of space, this Atherton home would make for a lavish family retreat that is just minutes away from 'tech giants,' according to the listing. There's a large pool, putting green, and a wine cellar that can hold up to 5,000 bottles.
In the southern part of Silicon Valley, this 13,000-square-foot Saratoga home has a dramatic entryway. Inside, you'll find seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a home theatre, infinity pool, cabana, and an au pair suite.
This 14,000-square-foot mansion is set on park-like grounds in Woodside. According to the listing, the home boasts four separate master suites, a 13,000-bottle wine cellar, and 'award-winning gardens.'
Built in 1941, the Flood Estate sits on more than 40 acres of gorgeous rolling hills. The property includes plentiful gardens, a gatehouse, tennis court, swimming pool, and colonial-style main house with nine bedrooms. Previously listed for $US85 million in 2012, the price was chopped to $US69.8 million in 2013, and then to $US39.98 million in May 2015.