13456 South Fork Lane
South Fork, Los Altos Hills Los Altos Hills, California 94022 United States

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An opportunity unlike any other, intertwining the rich history of Los Altos Hills with innovative design and vision of the future. Own the land and studio once home to the leading literature teacher of his generation, and write your own novel at...

Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

Gary Campi
  • CalBRE# 00600311
195 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, California 94022 United States
Price Upon Request
Full Baths
Partial Baths
4,453 Sq Ft.
2.4 Acres
Single Family Home
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Mountain View-Los Altos Union School District
School District

About South Fork, Los Altos Hills

An opportunity unlike any other, intertwining the rich history of Los Altos Hills with innovative design and vision of the future. Own the land and studio once home to the leading literature teacher of his generation, and write your own novel at the same time!

This remarkable development offers a modern masterpiece and treasured piece of history. The existing historical Eichler-style studio of approximately 512 square feet adds distinction to the estate which was built personally by the founder of Stanford’s Creative Writing Program and Pulitzer Prize winner, Wallace Stegner, who famously dubbed Los Altos Hills, “God’s Little Acre.” It was here where he penned many of his masterpieces including the famous Angle of Repose. Many consider Stegner to be “the leading teacher of writing in his generation”. The studio may be remodeled to become a detached study, guest house or library.

Simultaneously, enjoy selecting finishes for the brilliant modern estate which stands atop a magnificent view lot on a private and tranquil approximately 2.49 acre setting, surrounded by stunning Hill and Bay views and overlooking Silicon Valley, close to the town’s Pathway system that connects 85 miles of trails and off-road paths for nature lovers to appreciate. The location is ideal, minutes to downtown Los Altos, Palo Alto Hills Country Club, with Sand Hill and Silicon Valley Tech Centers within proximity.

The state of the art, targeted to be Platinum certified, GreenPoint rated home, is currently under construction and affords the most conscientious green living possible. Harmonious and thoughtful energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, indoor air quality, and surrounding community providing a peaceful, comfortable, sustainable lifestyle. The building envelop is completed, siding and windows are installed, rough inspections are successfully passed and this is perfect timing for a new owner to select finishes, lighting and furniture to their taste, making this masterpiece truly their own.

The flexible floor plan lends itself generously for a single person, family, or multi-generational household taking advantage of the exceptional views throughout. Current plans include five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms with an exercise room and office/study if additional bedrooms are essential. Off the entry is an over-sized great room with soaring ceilings and dramatic walls of glass that provide incredible views and seamless integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. Adjoining the impressive living space is an over-sized gourmet Chef’s kitchen with a large island and spacious pantry. The main level also offers a guest suite that is planned to be ADA compliant with a spa like bathroom and large closet. Upstairs a stunning master bedroom suite awaits with Hill views and three additional bedrooms all with en-suites and walk in closets. There is a separate wing upstairs accessed on the other side of the home which features the exercise room, an office/study and a full bathroom which could be used as additional bedrooms if needed.

Top rated Palo Alto schools. MDA of ~12,309 sq ft , MFA of ~6,710 sq ft. The home is approximately 4,453 sq ft, and the three-car garage is approximately 1,247 sq ft. The home is scheduled to be completed mid 2018.

A little over 8,000 residents call Los Altos Hills home today. Many are drawn here because of the beauty of the area-rolling hills, picturesque valleys, and mild climate. One of the most distinctive features of the town is the dedication to the preservation of a “residential-agricultural” lifestyle, which is manifested in gracious homes, vast open lands rolling hills, and spectacular views of the South and East Bay communities. The Town has about 85 miles of beautiful trails and off-road paths connecting the community. Combined with the natural beauty, the determination of the residents to maintain their rural lifestyles, the Town remains one of the most beautiful and desirable residential communities around.


  • A/C
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Guest House
  • Kitchen Island
  • Patio
  • Pool
  • Porch
  • Security System
  • Storage
  • Walk-in Closets
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Marble Countertop
  • Terrace / Outdoor Space
  • Artist Studio
  • Beam -Ceilings
  • Bath - Jacuzzi Tub
  • Tub and Shower
  • Designer Kitchen
  • Stall Shower And Tub
  • Guest Suite
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Butler’s Pantry


Air Conditioning, Zoned A/C
Attached Garage, 3 Car Garage
lot description
Exercise Area, Mountain Views, Scenic View, Bay View, Eco-Friendly (Green), Private Road

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Energy-saving Features, Skylight
Water Softener - Own, Whole House Water Filter