Filoli is a famous and beautiful house, a house with Georgian architecture (used in the TV series Dynasty). The house has an area of 36,000 square feet. The dimensions of the rooms in the house are perfectly proportioned, giving the rooms a sense of beauty and elegance. The estate has a land area of 654 acres. It is a historic site listed in the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is also one of the best country estates of the early 20th century. Its garden is an English Renaissance garden, and one of the most beautiful in California.

The original owners of the estate were Mr. and Mrs. William Bowers Bourn. They started its construction in 1915. The house was designed by the architect Willis Polk. Today the house has a large collection of 17th and 18th century English antiques. Rooms that are interesting are the Butler's Pantry and Kitchen with the walk-in safe, the wood paneled library and the 1925 Ernest Peixotto paintings in the Ballroom.