Designed by the late Goodwin Steinberg and built atop a 48-acre plot of former dairy land in Los Altos Hills, back in 1987, the nearly 9,000 square foot home and surrounding estate at 28011 Elena Road hit the market for the first time in 2012, priced at $50 million, but never traded hands.

In addition to the contemporary five, six or seven bedroom home, the gated Fenwick estate is outfitted with an outdoor tennis court, mature gardens and a grotto pool and spa with hilltop views.

And now noting that the property could be subdivided, “into 11 separate parcels each supporting the luxury lifestyle consistent with Los Altos Hills,” the estate is now back on the market with a slightly reduced $30 million price tag.

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  1. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    48ac is large though there’s only one prime flat spot on that parcel and it is occupied by this house. Despite its dated finishes, I like the house. It seems warm, open, and a pleasant home to live in.

  2. Posted by anon2.5

    Do these rich people really play enough Tennis to need one in their backyard?

    • Posted by Formerly Native

      In that 80’s and 90’s that’s where the keg….and the band….yeah

  3. Posted by James Cox

    That living room is a stunner. Love Goody Steinberg residences. Gardens need attention, but the interior is high style mid-century. IMHO

    • Posted by Melinda Laudy

      The interior was designed by my mentor, Bob Miller of Miller Designs in Woodside. I agree, it is perfection. Bob was an incredible person who designed amazing interiors all over the Peninsula. It was the first (very fornuate) project I worked on in my career. The team assembled for this house was superlative with Steinberg, Miller and Michael Souter of Luminae Souter providing lighting design. Far better photos exist online of this residence than were utilized here.

  4. Posted by BobN

    That is some seriously shaggy shag carpet.

    • Posted by Mark F.

      Yes, that needs to go. As does the tennis court. But lots of potential.

  5. Posted by Formerly Native

    The house has a fantastic layout….just needs a crew with sledge hammers.

    The kitchen, for example. Rearranged it would be a fantastic, well lit space but that apartment building sized fan/cabinet structure has to go

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