"The Cats" Estates Los Gatos. One of the most prominent estate properties ever offered for sale in Los Gatos. Presented by Duane Adam of Sotheby's International Realty.International Re.
This glorious estate consists of 9 separate parcels (including "The Ranch" and adjoining parcels) with just over 75 total acres. Some of the famous features include the Gate House, the main house, the courtyard and the amphitheater. Experience them in this first video.
At A Glance
The Gate House
Los Gatos has been home to many great and talented people. Throughout history, authors, dancers, community leaders, inventors and business leaders have all been part of the Los Gatos community. Charles Erskine Scott Wood was born in 1852. He graduated from West Point in 1874. In 1877 he took part in the campaign against the Nez Perez Indian tribe that was led by Chief Joseph. After Chief Joseph surrendered, the two men became friends and kept in touch through their later lives.
The Main House
C.E.S. Wood worked as an attorney in Oregon and represented many world-changing figures. He and Sara Bard Field came to Los Gatos in 1919. Together they built the estate known as "The Cats." The two large cats that you see on Highway 17 mark the entrance to this estate. C.E.S. Wood died in 1944 and Sara sold the estate in 1955.
The Poet's Cottage
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"The Cats" estate in Los Gatos is one of the most well known properties in Northern California.
The Stone Cats have become a Los Gatos landmark and you see them replicated everywhere. These original sculptures were completed in 1922 by artist Robert Paine at the direction of the estate's first owners. Cats were chosen as the subject not because of their reference to Los Gatos, but because the owners decided they were the most beautiful animals for this type of art.
This famous Los Gatos estate hasn’t changed hands in more than 50 years. This is a once in a generation offering for a storybook property.
When you drive through the gated entry for the first time you simply won't believe you're less than a mile from downtown Los Gatos. There is a transformational feeling of being away from it all as if one were at a national park or a resort. There's pure privacy. No cars, no crowds and you're free to do as you wish on your own acreage retreat. There is a feeling of creativity, of peace, and of being at one with nature. Nobody ever wants to leave this land and there's no place else quite like it.
“The Cats” estate is a Los Gatos monument that dates back to the early 1900’s. John Steinbeck, Charlie Chaplin, Eleanor Roosevelt and many others graced this property in days gone by. It is a grand old estate...prominent by every measure.
Facts and Features
3985 Square Feet
Gated entry featuring the famous Stone Cats
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