1090 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside

Extraordinary in its setting and architectural beauty, this home is a sanctuary of peace and sophisticated elegance – a rare offering for Silicon Valley living. On a gated private road, just 10 minutes from Woodside Village, the 6.17-acre grounds combine madrone and fir forests with sun-swept open space and a backdrop of dazzling San Francisco Bay views. Built by the architect owner in 2006, the home offers unrivaled spaces centered on forest and Bay views with tall ceilings and expansive windows throughout. Each room features flexible custom lighting and an exceptional array of built-in furniture and custom cabinetry. The home is filled with light from windows and skylights at every turn, tucked away nooks for reading, lounging, and socializing, plus offices fit for the highest-level executive. Personal retreats are exceptionally comfortable, down to the heated bathroom floors and spa-like amenities. Access points to the grounds are many, where spacious terraces invite outdoor gatherings above the shimmering lights of the Valley.  Nearby hiking, biking and horseback riding trails abound, with easy access to sunny benches in The Meadows of Wunderlich Park. Truly a wonderful lifestyle option on the fast-paced Peninsula! 

Highlights of the Home

  • Sophisticated custom retreat built in 2006

  • Outstanding views of the San Francisco Bay, Mount Diablo and East Bay hills

  • 2 large bedrooms, each with en suite bath

  • 2 generous offices and an exercise room, convertible to a third en suite bedroom with or without an office

  • Approximately 5400 square feet of living space (buyer to confirm)

  • Architect-designed, built-in furniture in all rooms with long gallery walls and art niches

  • 11 ½-foot ceilings with extensive custom lighting on the main level

  • Large attached 2-car garage plus off-street parking for up to 10 cars

  • Approximately 6.17 acres, including approximately 1.25 acres of level land

  • Neighborly community with an appealing mix of young families, Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and professionals

  • Adjacent to 952-acre Wunderlich Park with miles of hiking and horseback riding trails

  • Just 10 minutes to Woodside Village and less than 15 minutes to Highway 280

  • Acclaimed Woodside Elementary School (K-8; buyer to confirm)

Main Level

Entrance                 Gently winding pathway to custom-crafted front door 

Foyer/Gallery        Sky-lit foyer extending to a gallery and library hall entirely lined with custom-designed bookshelves, display areas, and two reading bays; access through French doors to front stone terrace

Living Room         13 ½-foot arched ceiling and three walls of windows with broad,Bay and forest views; sun-lit reading alcove with access to the grounds; programmable lighting system; two-sided fireplace in textured charcoal granite

Lounge                  Shares the two-sided fireplace; French doors open to stone terrace and grounds with broad Bay views beyond

Dining Room         Signature curved wall with multiple lighting options; après dinner seating along Bay view windows; adjacent butler’s pantry with custom granite-topped built-ins

Kitchen                  White oak custom cabinetry with stainless steel sinks and appliances and long counters topped in honed granite; large island with elevated counter seating, secondary sink, and wine storage; casual dining alcove with banquette seating on two sides; pocket doors conceal a kitchen office with pantry closets, shelves for cookbooks and wine storage

Appliances             Gaggenau modular gas cooktop with grill/griddle and down-draft; Miele oven and warming drawer; GE Profile convection microwave in a Miele stainless steel cabinet; Miele dishwasher; two Sub-Zero freezer drawers; Sub-Zero refrigerator

Family Room         Fully open to the kitchen with Bay views and French doors open to the stone terrace; built-in custom-designed entertainment center with hidden retractable television  

Office 1                 All walls customized with cabinetry including partner’s desk, workstation, and many cabinets, drawers and shelves

Office 2                 Floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinetry and bookshelves on two walls with integrated counter/work space

Fitness Area          Positioned between office 2 and the garage, accommodates two treadmills 

Upper Level

Master Suite          Window-lined sitting room with fireplace, arched ceiling mirroring the living room ceiling below and Bay views; bedroom with architect-designed furniture; generous cedar-lined walk-in closet and clothes cupboards; en suite granite and fossilized limestone bath with heated floor, separate vanities with recessed glass sinks, whirlpool tub for two, shower for two, and private commode 

Bedroom Suite 2    Spacious window-lined room with private deck and en suite granite and limestone bath with recessed glass sink, heated floor and open sky-lit shower 


Other Features

  • Guest powder room with granite counter, recessed glass sink, custom mirror and cabinetry

  • Floor-to-ceiling storage all along sky-lit kitchen hallway

  • Sky-lit laundry room with recycled rubber flooring, Miele washer/dryer, granite counters, abundant cabinetry, large working sink, and outside entrance

  • White oak staircase and custom-crafted bannister

  • 8-foot tall doors throughout

  • Large attached 2-car garage with 3 access points, ample floor-to-ceiling built-in storage, and workroom with built-in work bench


  • CAT-5 wiring throughout

  • Controlled, adjustable lighting with up-, down-, and spot-lighting in all rooms

  • Programmable lighting in living room

  • Whole-house sound system with speakers on outside terraces

  • Two systems with 5 zones of heating and air conditioning

  • Heated floors in full baths

  • Recirculating hot water

  • Security alarm system

  • House-wide fire suppression sprinklers

  • Automatic whole-home backup generator

  • Outdoor irrigation system and path, terrace and step lighting

  • Small gated vegetable garden with deer fencing


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At A Glance



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6.17 Acres