The Stirling Family

The Los Altos Hills have been home to creative, scholarly and inspired personalities including Stanford professors Gene and Rebecca Stirling, and their neighbors, American historian, writer and environmentalist Wallace Stegner, and his wife, Mary. As you experience the property you will understand what drew Mr. Stegner, who coined the phrase "sense of place”, to the area.



18 Secluded Acres of raw land comprises the largest privately owned property in the greater Los Altos Hills area. (available)



Miles of unobstructed views, with Mt. Tam in the center, and wide commanding panoramas of mountain ranges, rolling hills and valleys.



The property is Anchored by the massive beams of the Lodge, and writing-invention Cottage, where generations of the Stirling family have enjoyed a full and simple lifestyle in the tranquil landscape since 1941.



Convenient access to extraordinary lifestyle elements, from the sprawling network of walking, horseback and biking trails and the enriching quaint Village of Los Altos Hills, to the stimulating world hub of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.



Deer Creek and wildlife play along the western boundary of the land, and ancient white (Valley) oaks provide a safe haven and an invitation to participate in the natural and restorative. Rural spaces beyond the property increase its secluded feel.

Prestigious Los Altos Hills

This rare property is available after 70 years. The topography and sheer size of the property offer many possibilities. Create your own "sense of place" here.



  • Well from underground aquifer
  • Paved access off Natoma Road
  • Just far enough from I-280
  • Minutes to Stanford University
  • Top-rated Palo Alto school district
  • Sophisticated community of Los Altos Hills
  • Considered Ideal ftor Merlot vineyard
  • Rustic lodge with European feel
  • Stegner trailhead nearby
  • Enquire regarding preliminary subdivision approval for up to 9 acreage lots… if desired