Tudor Revival

  • San (Francisco) Simeon

    Published 09/11/13 in Houses
    Stonebrook Court Manor

    A private owner of an estate of this magnitude is a rare bird indeed. Take a stroll through the magnificent estate soon to be off the market.   See the Gallery

  • Stonebrook Court Manor - Chapel Room

    Some of the carved wood pieces date to the 17th century; they were gathered from Italy, France and other far-flung locales.    See the Image

  • Stonebrook Court Manor - Lady Grantham Bathroom

    For this grand "hers" bathroom off the master suite, marble was brought in from India, a wall was opened up so a crane could lift it in, and the floor was reinforced.    See the Image

  • Stonebrook Court Manor - Theodore Roosevelt Room

    This home hosted presidents and kings. If Theodore Roosevelt ever came over, he would have loved this study.    See the Image

  • Stonebrook Court Manor - Girl's Room #1

    What's remarkable about this home is not how grand it is, but how intimate its living spaces are. The two daughters of the current owners have en suite bathrooms, fireplaces and fantastic…   See the Image

  • Stonebrook Court Manor - Floor and Ceiling Details

    The ceilings were done by a master plasterer from Europe; no two are alike, and even within rooms, details are unique.    See the Image

  • Stonebrook Court Manor - Breakfast Room

    The word of the morning is "light." Arched gothic windows with stained-glass details (also collected from Europe) provide enough of it to complement your morning coffee nicely.    See the Image

  • Stonebrook Court Manor - Entry

    Published 09/11/13 in Houses
    Stonebrook Court Manor - Entry

    The original architect, John Powers, designed the home with a then-huge $400,000 price tag. You can't get a two-bedroom in the city for that these days.    See the Image

  • Stonebrook Court Manor - Evening Exterior

    The only other comparable estate in Northern California is Filoli, and it has been turned into a museum.    See the Image

  • Stonebrook Court Manor - Ballroom

    The same way William Randolph Hearst used San Simeon to showcase his collection of plundered treasures, the Porters created a living museum, albeit one more unified (and actually completed).     See the Image