Ideal Location for Innovation & Leadership Development
Over the past decade, with the inexorable growth of Silicon Valley, Green Gables has become the discreet destination for some of the world’s most prominent corporations for a multitude of uses including “skunk works” product development, corporate entertainment, short term executive housing, as well as executive brainstorming sessions.
Green Gables in many ways is its own secret, private enclave, tucked inside the very reserved rural town of Woodside and buffered by endless stretches of some of the finest natural landscapes that California has to offer. Indeed, throughout its 100+ years, Green Gables has hosted European royalty, aspiring U.S. Presidents, business and congressional leaders, and countless artists as well as the leaders of the United Nations.
Perhaps the finest future use of Green Gables could involve its potential transformation from private residence to the ultimate corporate retreat / executive education center. With a legacy that was born from the vision and dreams of one of Northern California’s pioneer founding families who arrived in San Francisco with the Gold Rush of 1849 and have helped to shape the area’s civic and business culture ever since, Green Gables may indeed represent a once in a generation opportunity to create a unique center for learning and development along with an unparalleled setting for corporate entertainment.
The Corporate Retreat / Executive Training Center Opportunity
74 acres with three private roads and three access points
Seven homes which could be configured for events, corporate housing, classrooms, offices, etc.
World renowned gardens
Three swimming pools
Numerous trail and exercise opportunities
Beautiful edible and cutting flower garden for sustainable on-site usage
Numerous private gardens and spaces for meetings, brainstorming and private discussions
Magnificent natural assets and vistas
Ideal moderate climate
Incredible location: 20 minutes to SFO or SJC, 5 minutes to Sand Hill Road, 45 minutes to San Francisco
Corporate Event Opportunities
Green Gables offers an exclusive setting for one to learn, strategize, socialize, exercise and of course reside. As one journeys up the long driveway with its low, fieldstone walls, curving through a park-like, private forest, senses come alive. A symphony of crickets, frogs, and bluebirds replaces the noise of traffic; the spicy scent of eucalyptus fills the air. When one’s guests and/or colleagues take in their first view of the main residence, they feel transformed to a thoughtful time and a place of scale and beauty that fosters endless inspiration. Green Gables reminds us that there is still a haven in our overscheduled modern world to reflect, relax and feel safe. Yet in this case just twenty minutes from San Francisco’s international airport and fifteen minutes from Stanford University and the heart of Silicon Valley.
In the right, respectful hands Green Gables would be the optimal location for a discrete corporate retreat. An ancestral heirloom on the grandest of scales: a completely private, small-town neighborhood directly adjacent to the action of Silicon Valley. This is a place to make future plans and inspire new memories. Its combination of privacy and proximity lend itself perfectly to a productive day away from the office or an unforgettable evening under the stars on the estate’s awe-inspiring grounds.