October 2004 George Washington Smith Estate
Location: Woodside, California
Status: Still available
Contact: Howard Ellman, 415-777-2727
Though about 100 TOH readers have called about this 1926 house, not much has changed since we first featured it. Designed by George Washington Smith, the 17,000-square-foot home does prove a bit of a challenge, since it must be relocated to another property. Despite some floor and wall damage, many of its Spanish Colonial Revival-style features are still intact, including decorative Mexican wall tiles, exposed timber ceilings, and wrought-iron chandeliers and railings. If a prospective buyer doesn't act soon, the structure will eventually be demolished.