Hanna Shacham
Please See Below Hanna's Sold Featured Listings:
Over the past 26 years, Hanna has successfully represented home sellers and home buyers in real estate transactions throughout the premier of community of Atherton.

Hanna's Sales in Atherton:

 28 Selby Lane, Atherton
Offered at $5,895,000
HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER
SOLD JANUARY 2017



96 Isabella Ave, Atherton

Larry Ellison´s Atherton estate
Offered at $16,000,000
~HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER~


 
70 Barry Lane, Atherton (Circus Club area)
New French Estate - 17,000sf of living space
Offered at $19,700,000
 ~HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER~

 
1 Ridgeview Drive, Atherton
Stunning New Construction
Offered at $12,900,000
~HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER~ 


 90 Stevenson Lane, Atherton
EXCLUSIVE IN WEST ATHERTON, NOT ON MLS
Offered at $8,250,000
HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER
SOLD 2012  
 

             
168 ISABELLA AVE, ATHERTON

Offered at $9,800,000

HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER 


  

69 Santiago Avenue, Atherton

Offered at $8,995,000

HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER


 52 Monte Vista Ave, Atherton

Atherton estate on approx. 1 acre - Main house 6,357 sq ft

Offered at $8,195,000

HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER


 


1 Kilroy Way, Atherton

Offered at $7,995,000 

HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER


 

44 Tuscaloosa, Atherton

Offered at $5,950,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER~


 



377 AUSTIN AVE, ATHERTON

New Mediterranean with over 8600sqft!
Offered at $7,195,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER~


 

50 Elena Avenue, Atherton

Listed for $5,500,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER~

 


 

87 Almendral, Atherton

Listed for $4,495,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER~

 


 

90 Stevenson Lane, Atherton

Listed for $4,500,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER~

 

 


 

70 Barry Lane, Atherton

Listed for $3,950,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER~


 

50 Elena Avenue, Atherton

Offered at $5,495,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER~


 

52 Monte Vista Avenue, Atherton

Listed for $5,950,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER~

 


 

58 Linda Vista Ave, Atherton

Offered at $4,250,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER~


  

45 Valley Ct, Atherton

Offered at $3,495,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER~ 


  

41 McCormick Lane, Atherton

Listed for $2,699,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER~ 




341 Austin Avenue, Atherton

Listed for $4,500,000

~HANNA REPRESENTED BUYER~




1 Belbrook Way, Atherton
 EXCLUSIVE IN WEST ATHERON, NOT ON MLS
 Offered at $2,795,000
 ~HANNA REPRESENTED SELLER~
  

 


About Atherton:

Atherton is located on the peninsula nestled between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The Town of Atherton begins in the flatlands then moves westward to the hills, until it reaches Highway 280. Beautiful foliage, elegant gardens and heritage trees dominate this quiet small community.

 The Town of Atherton desires, insofar as possible, to preserve its character as a scenic, rural, thickly-wooded, residential area, with abundant open space with streets designed primarily as scenic routes rather than for speed of travel. 

Atherton is still a "plain of oaks". Native live oaks, white oaks, bay trees, redwood trees, cedars, pines and other ornamental trees cover the six square miles of land. The Town is bordered by areas of Menlo Park, Redwood City, Woodside, and unincorporated San Mateo County. There are 49 miles of roads in Atherton and approximately 2502 households with no industry or business establishment within the town limits.

In 1866, Fair Oaks (Atherton) was a flag stop on the San Francisco-San Jose Railroad line for the convenience of the owners of the large estates who lived north of Menlo Park. The entire area was called Menlo Park. It had been part of the Rancho de las Pulgas that had covered most of the area, which is now southern San Mateo County. There were several attempts to incorporate Fair Oaks, one in 1874 and another in 1911.

In 1923, Menlo Park wished to incorporate its lands to include the Fair Oaks lands. During a meeting of the representatives of the two communities, it became clear to the Fair Oaks property owners that in order to maintain their community as a strictly residential area; they would have to incorporate separately. Both groups rushed to Sacramento but the Fair Oaks committee arrived first. It was at that time they realized that they could not keep the name Fair Oaks that was already the name of a Town by Sacramento. It was decided to honor Faxton Dean Atherton who had been one of the first property owners in the south peninsula and name the Town for him. Atherton was incorporated on September 12, 1923.

Faxon D Atherton, a native of Massachusetts had spent several years in Chile and Hawaii as a trader in tallow, hides and merchandise. His friend and business associate, Thomas Lark had written to him "there is education available for your children and a dignity of living on landed estates down the San Francisco peninsula (that is) convenient and accessible." Atherton purchased 640 acres for ten dollars an acre in 1860. His home, "Valparaiso Park", was built several years later. It was simple in design and ample for his family of seven children.

Because of the development of the railroad, other San Franciscans traveled south and established summer homes. Because the dirt roads were usually impassable in the winter, the families were only in residence from May through September.

Thomas H. Selby purchased 420 acres. A successful businessman, he served as mayor of San Francisco. His country estate was called "Almendral". John T. Doyle, an attorney, built a home off Middlefield Road, "Ringwood". James C. Flood purchased successive parcels and built an extravagant mansion, "Linden Towers". This is now Lindenwood. The Joseph A Donohoe estate was "Holmgrove" and is now the site of Menlo Atherton High School. James Thomas Watkins' home was "Fair Oaks" and after two moves, stands restored today on Alajandra Avenue.

The government of our Town was established with Edward E. Eyre as the first mayor. In 1928, the residents voted to build a Town Hall, which stands today. The early residents wanted a Town that would be divided into large parcels and would not contain businesses. The author Gertrude H. Atherton, daughter-in-law to Faxon D. Atherton wrote in "The Californians", "Menlo Park (Atherton) has been cut up into country places for what might be termed the 'old families of San Francisco', the eight or ten families who owned the haughty precinct were as exclusive, as conservative, as any group of ancient country families in Europe".

A few of the large land holdings were subdivided during the 1920's and 1930's, James Flood estate in 1938. In the 1940's and 1950's over eighty subdivisions were recorded. With the minimum size of one acre, the era of the large estates was over. Atherton is still a "plain of oaks". Native live oaks, white oaks, bays, redwoods, cedars, pines and other ornamental trees cover the six square miles of Town. There are approximately 50 miles of roads. The population is around 7500 with approximately 2500 households.

There are a number of active community organizations; the Atherton Heritage Association, the Atherton Arts Committee, the Atherton Tree Committee, the Friends of the Atherton Community Library, the Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation, the Atherton Dames, the Police Task force, and the Atherton Civic Interest League. There are also Home Owner's Associations. The Menlo Circus Club is a private club with stables and a riding ring located within the Town of Atherton.

Olive Holbrook-Palmer left Holbrook-Palmer Park, a 22-acre park, to the Town of Atherton in 1958. It is an open, tree-covered park, which offers recreational programs and has facilities for functions.

There are eleven schools within Atherton's boundaries, both private and public.

The beginning statement of the Town's General Plan says "the Town of Atherton desires, insofar as possible, to preserve its character as a scenic, rural, thickly-wooded, residential area with abundant open space and with streets designed primarily as scenic routes rather than for speed of travel."

Copyright© 2002 The Town of Atherton. All Rights Reserved.

Hanna has been involved in the Atherton real estate market for the past 18 years, selling many Atherton properties and Atherton homes. Hanna has represented buyers, sellers, and developers in the purchase of Atherton properties and Atherton homes.