Tapia Construction - Atherton Residence

This Tapia Construction & Restoration Project presents all the hallmarks of an estate with its grand main home, guest house, pool, and formal grounds of over one acre. Just completed by Tapia Construction, the home is reminiscent of a sophisticated East Coast manor with its cedar shingled exterior and ebony shutters. Inside, a classic neutral color palette and traditional design elements are replicated in every room -- beautifully detailed ceilings, crisp white custom millwork, and lavish use of honed Calacatta Oro marble.

The three-level main residence is magnificently appointed with everything needed for luxurious comfortable living, including a theatre, fitness center, steam shower, and wine cellar. There are 5 spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite bath, plus a wonderful 1-bedroom guest house also perfect for extended family, an au pair, or entertaining. A pool, fire pit, and vast terrace highlight the rear grounds for outdoor enjoyment, all surrounded by beautifully manicured lawn, a parterre rose garden, and the privacy afforded by a gated entrance. Topping it all off is the home's close proximity to fine dining and shopping, Stanford University, and all of Silicon Valley.

Located in the heart of the Peninsula, Tapia Construction and Restoration provide all aspects of construction services throughout the Bay Area. TCR was founded in December 2008 with the intent to start a privately owned company, without the corporate agenda, that provide its customers the highest level of service and product with the personal touch of a family based business. Owner David Tapia began his career in the mid 1970's under the guidance of some of San Francisco's leading construction industry professionals. It was their passion, guidance, and instruction that helped David identify his calling. In the 80's David spent the majority of his time with Lombardi Construction where he developed relationships with clients, subcontractors, and vendors, as well as providing him with the knowledge proven valuable over the course of his career. David has pursued certifications in plumbing, electrical, structural, carpentry/frame/fit/finish programs and is a certified safety professional. Confidence in this extensive experience and expertise coupled with his growing family, made the move to independent contractor a natural one. With years of experience and impeccable attention to detail TCR provides clients with an investment to projects and exceptional customer service.  We would like to welcome you to the TCR family and invite you to share our vision of "Building the future- Restoring the past."  

At a Glance

*New 3-story estate home by Tapia Construction & Restoration

*Main residence with 5 bedrooms, each with en suite bath, plus 2 half-baths

*Guest house with full kitchen, 1 bedroom, and 1 bath

*Oak floors, white custom millwork, and Calacatta Oro marble throughout

*Media room, fitness center, plus wine cellar

*Pool, fire pit, bluestone terrace, and fully landscaped grounds including parterre rose garden

*Approximately 1.04 acres


Gated motor court encircles the front of the home for a formal entrance; garage parking is tucked around to one side of the home; finely crafted cedar shingles and ebony shutters


Entrance foyer and secondary gallery foyer with central staircase; red oak hardwood floors are introduced and continue throughout the main and upper levels

Living Room

Grand scale with coffered ceiling and wall of French doors, windows, and transoms to the rear terrace; heat-producing, gas-log fireplace is surrounded with a traditional mantelpiece

Dining Room

Formal room adjoins the living room and has a coffered ceiling, chandelier, and French doors with transoms to the rear terrace


White cabinetry topped in Calacatta Oro marble, including two islands, one with radius seating counter; a large butler's pantry with sink has abundant cabinetry


48-inch Wolf gas range; 2 Wolf ovens plus warming drawer; Wolf microwave; Bosch dishwasher; Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer; Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers

Family Room

Fully open to the kitchen with coffered ceiling and wall of French doors, windows, and transoms to the covered rear terrace; heat-producing, gas-log fireplace with traditional mantelpiece

Bedroom Suite 1

Privately located off the foyer on the main level and also ideal as an office; double-door customized closet; en suite bath in Calacatta Oro with rainspout shower, long vanity, and private commode room

Upstairs Landing

Wide gallery hallway lined on one side with floor-to-ceiling open display/library shelves

Master Suite

French doors with matching sidelights open to a large private terrace; two customized walk-in closets; en suite Calacatta Oro bathroom with soaking tub, dual-sink vanity, private commode room, and shower with 3 shower heads

Bedroom Suites 3, 4, 5

Three upstairs suites, each with tall coved ceiling, customized walk-in closet, and double doors to an en suite bath in Calacatta Oro with rainspout shower for two, long vanity, and private commode room; one bedroom also has French doors to a large private terrace

Media Room

Spacious carpeted room entered from the lower-level foyer or fitness center; fully installed 7.1 home theatre system

Wine Cellar

Refreshment center/wine cellar with built-in cabinetry, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer, Wolf microwave, Sub-Zero mini refrigerator, and sink; full wall of custom wine racks and temperature control system

Fitness Center

Cushioned mat flooring, fully mirrored wall, and two sets of French doors to the lower-level terrace with staircase up to the rear grounds and pool

Guest House

Engineered walnut floors throughout; living/dining area; kitchen with island and Calacatta Oro counters; appliances by Thermador include an induction cooktop, oven, microwave drawer, and refrigerator, plus a Bosch dishwasher; separate bedroom and full bath with shower; stacked Bosch washer/dryer

Other Features

*Formal powder room just off the foyer

*Half-bath on the lower level

*Large upstairs laundry room with Electrolux washer and dryer, significant cabinetry, sink, and Calacatta Oro counters

*Attached 3-car garage with built-in cabinetry

*Three-zone heating and air conditioning with energy-efficient Nest thermostats

*Radiant-heated floors in all full bathrooms

*Heat-producing, gas-log fireplaces in the living room and family room

*Prewired for Control4 system

*13-zone audio system with speakers throughout

*Prewired for security alarm and surveillance camera

*CAT5e, phone, and wireless throughout

*Pool with electronically controlled cover

*Partially covered Pennsylvania bluestone terrace plus poolside patio with gas fire pit

*Approved permits for a well for irrigation

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