Portola Valley, California
7 baths, 3 half baths
13,000 sq. ft.
Pedigree: Modeled after a Florentine villa, this 1920s Bay Area estate was built by architect George Schastey for San Francisco business magnate Herbert Edward Law. The construction incorporates an array of refined elements, among them Renaissance-period wood carvings, imported stained glass windows, and reclaimed Italian columns.
Property Values: Spread across the 28.5 acres are a guesthouse, two pools, a tennis court, an apiary, and a vineyard.
Talking Point: A private recital hall invites impromptu performances.