June 20, 2024
The home, which was built in 1973, was designed to mimic the feeling of living in the adjoining forests.

The Barrel House, named after the four massive redwood water barrel walls that are the Woodside property’s cornerstones, is for sale for $5.295 million.

The Barrel House is for sale for $5.295 million. (Casey Flannigan) 
The Barrel House is for sale for $5.295 million. (Casey Flannigan) 
The Barrel House is for sale for $5.295 million. (Casey Flannigan) 

A nod to the redwood water barrels that used to hold rainwater in Northern California, the home was built in 1973 and designed by Sidney Hoover, a well-known local architect influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Barrel House is for sale for $5.295 million. (Casey Flannigan) 
The Barrel House is for sale for $5.295 million. (Casey Flannigan) 

The property seeks to integrate the natural beauty of the forests in Woodside. In addition to the barrel walls, large windows and skylights frame the surrounding trees and mimic a feeling of living in a forest.

The Barrel House is for sale for $5.295 million. (Casey Flannigan) 
The Barrel House is for sale for $5.295 million. (Casey Flannigan) 

The architecturally unique 2,660-square-foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as an ADU. The home also features a two-car garage on the one-plus-acre wooded parcel. This is the first time the home has come to market in a half century.

The Barrel House is for sale for $5.295 million. (Casey Flannigan) 

Chris Anderson and Grayson Martin with Compass hold the listing.

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