Minimalist Stanley Saitowitz mansion in Atherton finds buyer

After resting on the market for nearly a year, the arguably divine Stanley Saitowitz home in Atherton “fetched a $21 million contract price,” according to SocketSite.

That’s a touch below the asking price of $24.9 million, but still a hefty chunk of change and a veritable score for a home designed by one of the the Bay Area’s few starchitects.

San Francisco isn’t the only place one can bask in the complex, minimalist glory of Stanley Saitowtiz. Take, for example, the noted designer’s circa-2017 work, an unabashedly modern creation using concrete, glass, and steel, in the tony enclave of Atherton.

Featuring six bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and 13,849 square feet, 96 Ridge View is comprised of two “L”-shaped forms (i.e., “legs”) that seem to balance on top of one another, creating two floating cantilevers hovering 23 feet above ground.

Walls facing the street are solid in order to provide privacy, while the opposite sides of the house are primarily made up of glass to provide views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline.

“The basement is for family play and causal entertaining opening to a large grassed area,” notes Natoma Architects, Saitowitz’s firm. “Dining, kitchen, and family areas are in the other leg of the L, where stairs go up to the bedroom L, inverted and floating above. The leg facing the city view is the master, cantilevered over the wing below creating an outdoor room.”

Christened the OZ residence, the home comes with steel-framed glass front doors; formal dining room; pool; detached four-car garage; fire pit; and bocce court; imported 100-year-old olive trees; and studio guest house and poolside house, each with a full kitchen.

Asking is $24,900,000.

Water element prefaces steel-framed front doors made of glass.
Concrete highlights most of the space, especially in the family room.

 

Kitchen with views of the backyard.

 

Formal dining room with windowed ceiling.

 

Corridors with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Master bedroom comes with its own private terrace.

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