Welcome to the Brady Bunch Mansion of the 1%

This is the story...of a really bonkers house in S.F

By The Editors
October 20, 2015 9:00 am
Welcome to the Brady Bunch Mansion of the 1%
Photographer:Russell Abraham

Portola Valley, about an hour south of San Francisco, is one of the country’s wealthiest ZIP codes. This is the house it deserves, a mash-up of 1970s design notes with an over-the-top aesthetic that’s purely 2015. If you doubt that this is exactly the kind of duplex residence Mike Brady would own, let’s remember: he was, in fact, an architect.

Let’s begin with the 75-foot infinity pool, around which the rest of the L-shaped, 7,000-square-foot home has been assembled. It’s bordered by an austere boardwalk — all the better for sundowners.

The residence’s true defining feature, though, is its abundance of natural light — most of it permitted within by a timber-framed glass facade that’s as much Gstaad as it is Silicon Valley. The rooms run along an east-west axis, providing views to the north that extend all the way to San Francisco on a clear day.

Pity the housekeeper tasked with keeping those windows clean of fingerprint smudges.

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