Thursday, October 11, 2012

James Flood’s Silicon Valley Estate On Sale For $85 Million

Wow, look at this historic Silicon Valley home. If you’ve ever wanted to own a landmark piece of history, then here’s your chance. James Flood’s magnificent colonial Silicon Valley estate has been recently listed for sale, for an astounding price of $85 million. Located in the northern California peninsula, James Flood’s private estate, when sold, will become one of the most expensive Silicon Valley homes.

Known as the old ‘Flood’ estate, this Silicon Valley real-estate property is located on 331 Green Road, Woodside, California. It was owned by James Flood, the grandson of James Clair Flood (a Comstock legend). After the death of James Flood, his wife Elizabeth Dresser Flood lived at this estate, driving her red Talbot car till her early 90s. Over the years, famous people like President John Kennedy have stayed at this house. This mansion has also witnessed family gatherings and grand weddings, of some of America’s wealthiest people.

James Flood’s Silicon Valley home in California was constructed in 1941, in the grand colonial style. It is spread over 9,000 square feet, and has nine full bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The mansion has rich stained hardwood floors, giant French doors, extensive millwork and sparkling crystal lighting. Interiors are well-maintained, and reflect the grandeur and opulence of the colonial-era it was built in.

This mansion stands on 92 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, which were designed by Thomas Church, a famous landscape architect. These grounds include a lawn, a pool, a three-stall barn for horses, and a full-size tennis court. There is also a two-bedroom caretaker’s house, and a two-bedroom gatehouse on the premises of James Flood’s California real-estate property.

It is estimated that the Flood’s spent around $100,000 on the construction of this Silicon Valley estate. The property has miles of riding trails and ranch roads, over which the owners used to ride their horses. It is also surrounded by a vineyard, a lake, a reservoir, Huddart Park and the West Union Creek, and has great scenery. These two lakes are fed by a private water tank with a capacity of 125,000 gallons, which has been placed on a nearby hill.

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