Selling Atherton estate, discreetly

What will $20 million buy you these days? A whole lot of house, in one very posh neighborhood.

Mary Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors has a $19.8 million home on the market in Atherton near the Menlo Circus Club, a private country club with swimming, tennis and polo. The public mostly knows the club through the Menlo Charity Horse Show, a 600-steed hunter-jumper horse show held annually. Proximity to the club is as much of the neighborhood as she’s revealing.

“This particular property is not on the multiple listing service. It’s mainly by networking,” that it’s marketed, Gullixson said, adding that the internet is also useful for advertising high-end homes.

The house has three floors, accessible by elevator. The first floor has an “entrance salon,” a living room, dining room, butler’s pantry, chef’s kitchen, step-down living room and a master suite with a fireplace. The second floor has two bedroom suites, a marble bath, a study, a laundry room and a deck with retractable awnings. The lower level is devoted to play: a billiards room, brick wine cellar, a movie theater, exercise room, a darkroom and the staff apartments. The servants get their own kitchen and outside entrance.

The interior includes a sound system with eight areas and individual volume controls, an alarm system, two phone systems, television and TV accessories in each bedroom.

Outside, the home has a rear gallery with marble floors, as well as a tiered fountain and reflecting pool, a swimming pool with solar heating, a spa, a pool house, a formal rose garden, raised vegetable beds, an arbor-covered sitting area and lawns. It has six garage spaces in two buildings.

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