Inspired by its location in the heart of Palo Alto and by the principals of Modern design, this home is for those who appreciate clean lines, an open floor plan with an abundance of natural light, and a strong connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces. This design was achieved by creating minimal separation between the public spaces and by using large openings with floor to ceiling windows and doors. Careful attention to details and aesthetics, highest quality materials and superior craftsmanship are the guiding principles of this elegant home. Welcome to your luxurious private retreat, amidst the charming historic neighborhood of Professorville Palo Alto and the Silicon Valley.
The home features 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half-bathrooms, 4305 square feet of living space on three levels, set into a protected, 6750-square-foot lot. An early purchase of the home provides the buyer flexibility in certain design and finishing choices, offering the luxury and benefits of a custom home.
ENTRANCE AND FOYER
A custom concrete slab walkway draws you to the front door; a wall of cedar planks defines the entrance and porch and connects seamlessly to the front door. A large picture window provides a breathtaking view through the dining room into the backyard.
The formal living area is separated from the rest of the main level by an architectural staircase outlined with metal railings; a three story high atrium, wide-plank hardwood floors and soaring ceilings are introduced and continue throughout the home.
Stunning modern kitchen with custom high-end cabinetry topped with natural stone slab surfaces and a large linear modern sink. A stylish peninsula for bar seating and a convenient eat-in kitchen table create the perfect place for family gatherings or entertaining. State-of-the-art appliances include a gas cooktop, dual ovens, dual dishwashers, wine cooler, and built-in refrigerator that will satisfy any cook.
Great space for family leisure directly off the kitchen. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a sliding glass door that leads to a large outdoor deck, this space is perfect for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.
The formal dining area is conveniently located adjacent to both the kitchen and the family room, and opens to the backyard. It is separated from the formal living room by an elegant transparent three-sided fireplace.
BEDROOM SUITE 4
A private entrance at the back of the home makes this bedroom suite ideal for guests, a second master bedroom, or an office; includes en suite bath with radiant heated tile floors, dual vanity with stone counter and shower.
The modern, custom-designed and built staircase to the upper level is lit with a two-story wall of windows and a large skylight at the upper level landing. The impressive atrium reaches to the upper level from the lower level and provides natural light and greenery. An extra large upper level landing creates an area for a homework center, office space or reading area with access to the front balcony through sliding doors. All three bedrooms on the upper level have en suite bathrooms providing the ultimate in comfort and privacy.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 1
Luxurious, spacious and private with a walk in closet and sliding glass doors to a private balcony that overlooks the rear grounds. The master bath has radiant-heated tile floors, dual sink vanity with stone counters, sumptuous soaking tub, steam shower with built in seating bench and separate water closet.
BEDROOM SUITE 2 & 3
Two other bedrooms, each with their own bath with vanity, stone counters and radiant heated tile floors. Each bedroom has closets with sliding doors for ample storage and tall windows that provide extra natural light as well as privacy.
This level boasts soaring ceilings, two large lightwells and the unique atrium that originates here and extends up through all three levels providing an abundance of light and greenery. With large flexible space and an entertaining kitchen, this is the perfect place to watch movies and play games. A private retreat with plenty of light provides a separate area for an office or study.
BEDROOM SUITE 5
Perfect for guests or an au pair, with sliding glass doors to a light well and en suite bath with radiant heated floors, vanity with stone countertops and shower.
Large room with plenty of shelves and counter space includes washer, dryer, a sink and a handy laundry shoot from the upper level.
The central location in the charming, historic Professorville neighborhood provides convenient access to many sought-after amenities within a few blocks. The Lucie Stern Community Center and Theater, The Children’s Library, the Children’s Museum and Zoo, the Main Library and Art Center and Rinconada park, pools and tennis courts are among the many attractions just two blocks away. Walter Hays Elementary School, Jordan Middle School, Palo Alto High School and Stanford University are also easily accessed within minutes. Town and Country Shopping center and restaurants, as well as all that University Avenue has to offer is easily access on foot or by bike.
• Professionally designed landscape with clean lines yet lush to provide tranquility and privacy
• Smart home – ability to control heating, cooling, lights, entrance door, skylight through smart phone and tablet and receive notifications.
• Full wiring for Internet, media, sound and alarm throughout the house.
• Energy efficient home – multi zone heating and air conditioning, LED lighting, preparation for electrical car charging, energy efficient windows, tankless water heater and more.
• Green building certified with 97 Green Points.
• Stunning custom cabinets in kitchen and baths.
• Top of the line amenities and highest quality wood floors throughout.
• Designer tiles with radiant heating in all bath rooms.
• Central Vacuum System with outlets in each floor.
• Detached 1car garage with direct access to the rear yard and extra tandem parking on drive way.
With its international reputation as a leader in technological development, educational prowess, California heritage tradition and outstanding climate, Palo Alto is quite an extraordinary place. Home to Stanford University, the town has been greatly influenced by the academic community and many Palo Alto residents first came to attend Stanford, and ended up staying, contributing to the city's diversity. Thought of as the gateway to Silicon Valley, a number of the first technology companies originated here, many of them founded by Stanford Alumni. The community is highly walkable and offers charming residential streets and leafy boulevards. University Avenue serves as Palo Alto's downtown and feature upscale restaurants, charming bistros, galleries and boutiques and is within easy walking distance of Stanford. Categorized as an "urban forest," Palo Alto is home to a variety of environmental spaces such as The Baylands' marshes, rolling foothills, thriving creeks, multi-use parks and community gardens. Whether strolling one of the fashionable downtowns or enjoying the natural beauty of a local park, Palo Alto has something for everyone.