Welcome to the historic Rengstorff House, Mountain View’s oldest home and one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West Coast! We are located at 3070 N. Shoreline Boulevard.
Fully restored in 1991, the Rengstorff House features: a Victorian Italianate design with a hip roof; a central gable crowned by a widow's walk; a front portico; and a symmetrical room layout.
The gracious dining room and four lovely parlors downstairs, all decorated with classic period décor, open up to brick patios surrounded by manicured lawns, blooming flowers and natural areas. Nearby you will find the Shoreline Lake, Golf Links, and two, classic eateries to enjoy and explore.
Saved from destruction and then beautifully furnished by a community-based organization known as the Friends of "R" House, the facility features ornate brass chandeliers, plaster rosettes, push-button light switches, Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper designs and Eastlake furniture. The 12-room, 3,955 square foot structure is graced with 11-foot ceilings on the first floor and 10-foot ceilings on the second story.
The Rengstorff House is open for public tours three days a week – Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 11:00am until 5:00pm, and Sundays 1:00 – 4:00pm. While tours are free to members of the general public, donations are also accepted on behalf of the Friends of “R” House. Please join us to learn more about the story of this unique facility, so that it may be appreciated and benefit many generations to come. The Rengstorff House is available for rent every day of the week except during public tour times, and is a popular wedding venue from April until mid-October. We often book far in advance.
(650) 903-6073 – general information
(650) 903-6088 – rental information and special events
The Shoreline at Mountain View administrative offices and the Rengstorff House will be closed Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1st, 2019, with no tours or special events occurring during this time. The wildlife and recreation area remains open to the public from 6 am to 30 minutes after sunset, every day, except for Christmas Day, December 25th, 2019.