Sotheby's International Realty - Los Altos Hills, CA

This large parcel of land, with an old ranch house built in 1936, and several cabins, was originally owned by Frank J Taylor and his wife, Katherine Ames Taylor. They moved from their home on Hamilton Ave in Los Altos to this hilltop setting on West Sunset Drive, where they raised their three sons and enjoyed writing, gardening and the spectacular views of the valley and bay. Frank Taylor was a popular and successful author, writing articles and stories for the Saturday Evening Post, Colliers and County Gentleman. His wife, Katherine Ames, was also an author, best known for her book, “Yosemite Trails and Tales”. This beautiful property is less than one mile from downtown Los Altos and offers one of the finest bay views in all of Los Altos Hills. With just over five and a half acres, this parcel of land can support approximately 18,000 sq. ft. of above ground structure. Although the property includes a number of structures, including two houses, one cabin and a workshop, the property is being marketed as vacant land for new construction. The seller makes no claim regarding the usability of any of the existing structures. Power, gas and water are all available on site. The current structures on the property are serviced by septic systems. However, the seller has secured the rights to create public sewer easement through the neighboring property, which provides the shortest path from the property to the existing sewer system, a natural downhill grade and avoids any significant roadway construction when implementing the sewer main extension. The property is occupied. Please do not walk the property without first calling for an appointment.