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A mansion by the name of “Canardia” has been listed with an astonishingly high markup of 700 percent since it was last put up for sale in 2008. The seven-acre Lower Woodside, California property is asking $48.8 million. The current owners purchased the foreclosed home during the height of the recession for only $6.175 million.

1550 Portola Road comes with equestrian facilities, a swimming pool, pool house, fire pits, outdoor kitchen, lush gardens, and even a freshwater lake. The house spans nearly 6,000 square feet, and includes five bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, games room, and a master bedroom wing.

Built in 1915, the landscaping was first designed by architect Arthur Cobbledick, who was also responsible for the serene Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland. Adelaide Kirkbride, a socialite from Santa Barbara, fell in love with the home and resided there until her death at age 87. She and her husband, Malcolm C. Kirkbride, hired interior designer A. Dudley Kelly to renovate the home during the 1950s.

Dubbed a “storybook property” by the realtors, the kitchen comes complete with enough appliances to impress Tom Colicchio, while the master bedroom boasts a fireplace, ensuite bath and a balcony with French doors.

Positioned smack-dab between San Jose and San Francisco, those wealthy enough to afford the steeply priced home will be able to enjoy the benefits of the city and be in close proximity of the Silicon Valley campuses.

For those curious, “Canardia” is a play on the French word “canard,” meaning duck. The Kirkebrides were quite fond of the ducks that would swim in their pond, and thus, named the French Country-style estate after the mallards.

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

Photo: Alain Pinel Realtors

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