In the last ten years, Los Altos has seen the rise of "estate homes" that exceed 10,000 square feet, but houses half that size are also fetching top dollar on lots with lake, water and rolling hill views. Where else can a five-bed, five-bath 4,486-square-foot home on five acres go for $17 million?
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