Purchased for $13.5 million in 2005 when listed for $14 million, the “modern high-tech home” at 240 Cinnabar Road sits upon 3 acres of land in the hills of Woodside, with views north to San Francisco and the East Bay hills.

Designed by commercial architect Carasco & Associates of Palo Alto to withstand an 8.3 magnitude earthquake, over 70 tons of steel were used in the home’s construction which was completed in 1991.

240 Cinnabar Road Aerial

A living roof covers much of the home’s lower level, helping to hide the bulk of the nearly 12,000 square-foot, three-level structure which includes a 6,000 square foot main residence, two guest apartments, and 3,000 square feet of unfinished space with parking for up to 8 cars and/or a commercial grade workshop.

240 Cinnabar Road Basement

And now noting the aforementioned workshop space would be “ideal for the ‘Maker’ culture,” the modern high-tech home at 240 Cinnabar Road has returned to the market listed for $13.8 million today.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Joshua

    Would love to hear the story behind this place.

    From the website:
    Approximately 11,668 square feet
    Main residence: 5,972 square feet
    Guest apartment 1: 1,291 square feet
    Guest apartment 2: 1,405 square feet
    Unfinished space: 3,000 square feet

  2. Posted by shza

    The ask seems awfully low given the 2005 price (among other things).

  3. Posted by Live Smart

    Perhaps the decor and tech. moniker is a bit dated. I’ve seen German car dealerships resembling this facade. However, Woodside is a nice and expensive area. Not sure if the “maker” culture has matured enough to be able to afford this home factory. Sometimes too specific marketing limits the scope of potential buyers.

    • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

      Back in the 90s I knew one of the guys who went on to found Tesla. He lived in Woodside and was definitely a maker.

  4. Posted by Schlub

    I’ll know where to head when the zombie apocalypse hits.

  5. Posted by Mark F.

    Truly awful looking.

  6. Posted by sausalito_res

    It’s a bit of a walk to Robert’s!

  7. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The listing for the high-tech home at 240 Cinnabar Road has been withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale.

  8. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: 240 Cinnabar Road has been listed anew for $13.8 million with a magical “1” day on the market.

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