Wednesday, January 4, 2012
'Uplands', the C. Templeton Crocker estate designed by Willis Polk between 1911-1917 in Hillsborough, California. Crocker was the grandson of Charles Crocker, one of the builders of the Central Pacific Railroad. He built the house upon his marriage to California and Hawaiian Sugar Company heiress Helene Irwin at a cost of $1.6 million. Crocker sold the house in 1942 only to have his family reacquire it in 1956. They then sold the house and 10 acres to Crystal Springs School which made it their permanent home. Click HERE for a detailed history of the house with current photographs and floor plans. Click HERE to see 'Uplands' on bing.