AKA: de Guigne, Christian III, House, Hillsborough, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Bliss and Faville, Architects (firm); Church, Thomas D. , Landscape Architect (firm); Walter Danforth Bliss (architect); Thomas Dolliver Church (landscape architect); William Baker Faville (architect)

Dates: constructed 1914

2 stories, total floor area: 16,000 sq. ft.

Parrott Drive Area, Hillsborough, CA

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The deGuigné Family had owned this Woodside property since the 1860s. Christian deGuigné IV inherited this 47-acre property consisting of a main house and several ancillary buildings. Sixteen thousand square feet in size, this residence had, by 2013, grown to include seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a ballroom and a flower-arranging room. (The advertisement did not indicate if a separate toe-nail cutting space had also been added.) His asking price was around $100 million, a bargain compared to the $117.5 million price obtained for a neighboring 2005 residence. A guest house stood nearby in which deGuigné would live after the sale for the remainder of his life. Thomas Church (1902-1978) designed the pool and interior designer Anthony Hall created the decor.

Designed by the high-society, San Francisco architectural firm of Bliss and Faville, the de Guigne House had simple Mediterranean Revival styling, with arched first floor openings. It was covered by a compound hipped roof.

PCAD id: 18749