This spectacular executive retreat in the Palo Alto Hills offers a unique opportunity to complete the design to your exact specifications. Perfectly situated on approximately 3.4 acres, the two-parcel property enjoys truly panoramic views of unspoiled open space from the western hills to San Francisco Bay. An independent 2-bedroom/2-bathroom fully equipped guesthouse of approximately 1704 sq ft is ready for occupancy, while the main residence awaits all interior finishing to complete the approximately 12,390 sq ft of living space. Conceived by the architectural firm of Bergtraum-Evard, and built by Tincher Construction, the main 5-bedroom/5-bathroom + 2 half baths residence features a geothermal energy system for heating and cooling, custom mahogany windows and doors, a slate roof, an enormous home theatre, designed by Keith Yates, with a 12 foot screen and seating for 14, soaring library and family room, exercise and massage salon, dual offices highlighted by a top-story "crow's nest" complete with observation deck, and an elevator. Supported by massive stone walls that visually link the living spaces to the natural surroundings, the structure features elegant curved expanses of windowed walls. Breathtaking views - including rolling hills forested with oaks, western vistas that showcase stunning sunsets, and the sparkling blue of the Bay - extend to the horizon and span all the directions of the compass. Multiple entertainment lanais connect with a dramatic view plaza that features a tumbling waterfall, swimming pool and spa, and the guest house beyond. The professionally landscaped grounds feature vast lawns, terraced gardens, gravel driveways, low-profile custom lighting, irrigation systems, and electronically gated entrance. With timeless architecture and future-thinking technology, plus unparalleled engineering and construction quality already in place, this incomparable estate elevates life to an exclusive art form. Palo Alto Schools.
Exhibiting the kind of elegance that only age can bestow, this circa 1920s estate home is a rare find in Old Palo Alto. The extra-deep lot of just under one acre begins with picturesque front grounds framed by tall hedges on each side of a charming arbor entwined with trailing roses. The classic setting incorporates a stately three-story main residence adorned with Ionic columns and a glass-enclosed portico, a two-story guest cottage - transformed from the estate's original barn - a lap pool, and magnificent gardens. Befitting a home of this magnificence, the main-level living areas are grandly proportioned for a lavish lifestyle. Wonderful original details, including deeply trimmed window casements, glass doorknobs, wainscot, and true divided light windows, recall the beauty of early twentieth-century architectural craftsmanship. French doors in the formal rooms as well as the family room allow entertaining and recreation to extend to the utterly private rear grounds, where a sea of lawn extends to a seemingly endless horizon. Spacious bedrooms with large walk-in closets are distributed over two levels, highlighted by the three-room master suite with private deck and staircase that descends to the rear grounds. The third level reveals an added bonus - a versatile finished space with peaked ceiling and dormer windows - the ideal spot for a play area, office, or exercise room. The guest cottage is an enchanting home with original woodwork, a full kitchen, bathroom, and upper-level bedroom. But it is truly the park-like grounds and depth of the lot that add splendor to this property, filling it with a multitude of mature evergreen, deciduous, and fruit trees, fragrant herb gardens, and dazzling color from more than 100 rose bushes.
Classic circa 1929 Spanish home extensively remodeled and expanded while preserving the original fine craftsmanship, gorgeous terra cotta tile and hardwood flooring, graceful arched entrances, and wrought iron accents. Kitchen and bathrooms have been remodeled with a fine selection of stones and luxurious amenities, including the master bath with steam shower, sauna, and whirlpool. Two family rooms, one on each level, 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms; living room with cathedral beamed ceiling, fireplace, and 2 sets of French doors to the rear terrace; dining room with 2 walls of floor to ceiling windows, chandelier and carved crown moldings; kitchen with terra cotta tiled floor, tiled counters and backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry and a built-in banquette for casual dining; the fmily room opens from the kitchen with a French door to the rear terrace and 2 sets of built-in arched bookshelves. The 14,900 sq.ft. level lot features extensive tile terracing and vast lawn in the private rear grounds with extensive palm trees and redwoods.
This completely remodeled sophisticated 2-story home is situated on a large, 15,000 sq.ft. lot in sought-after Crescent Park. There are 4 bedrooms (2 master suites, one on each level), 4.5 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with adjacent family room with built-in media cabintry, fireplace, and French doors to a brick patio and private rear grounds with level lawn and a sport court. Palo Alto schools: Duveneck Elementary, Jordan Middle, and PAHS (Buyers to confirm availability).
French Traditional 2-story home on a large corner lot (17,793 sq.ft.) in the sought-after Professorville area of Palo Alto. 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms on the second floor with a fourth bedroom and bath above the attached garage. A study with full bath on the main floor could be a 5th bedroom. Partial basement offers possibility for a wine cellar. Gorgeous gardens by Karen Ford with dozens of roses, a 75'x12' lap pool, spa, brick fireplace, brick entertaining terrace with a covered dining pavilion with cathedral ceiling. Palo Alto schools - Addison, Jordan, Palo Alto High School - buyers to confirm availability.
This stately two-story brick English Tudor home, built in 1926, is situated on a large corner lot in desirable Crescent Park. Beautiful oak floors, crown moldings, baseboards and French doors and windows are reminiscent of a by-gone era. A one-bedroom apartment with private entrance is situated above the attached 2-car garage. Adding to the appeal is the location close to commute routes, downtown Palo Alto and Stanford University. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 1 half bath. Formal dining room, family room, office, sunroom, fresh paint indoors and refinished hardwood floors in the kitchen and upstairs hall and bedrooms. Pool and separate spa. Lot size 15,681 sq.ft. (.36 acres) per County records. Palo Alto schools: Duveneck elementary, Jordan middle and Palo Alto High School.
This lovely 3-level, shingled Craftsman-style home, built in 2001, is located in the sought-after Community Center neighborhood. 6 bedrooms (1 currently used as an office), 4 bathrooms, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, gorgeous kitchen/family room with fireplace and sliding glass doors to the back deck. The lower level features a large recreation room wired to accommodate a home entertainment system and a separate entrance; a kitchen/work area, 2 bedrooms (1 has a built-in desk and is currently used as an office), and a full bath. The second floor offers the sumptuous master suite, 2 family bedrooms and a hall bath. Additional amenities include Brazilian cherry floors, exquisite moldings, skylights, high ceilings, air conditioning, alarm system with perimeter door sensors, Cat-5 wiring, Anderson double paned windows and exterior French doors, forced air heating with 3 programmable thermostats, and a detached 2-car garage. Palo Alto Schools: Walter Hays, Jordan and PA High.
This charming two-story Mediterranean home, built in 1927, is situated on a large corner lot in Crescent Park, on the corner of University and Chaucer. Stucco walls that surround the property on three sides, and mature perimeter landscaping, make the gorgeous rear grounds extremely private. Adding to the appeal and charm of a bygone era is the close proximity to downtown Palo Alto and Stanford. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout. Partial basement. Rear grounds feature a flagstone paved entertaining terrace with built-in barbecue, swimming pool, level lawn and a babbling brook water feature. Detached 2-car garage accessed off Chaucer. Lot size 17,424 sq ft per County records could accommodate a guesthouse. Palo Alto schools.
Historically and architecturally significant home built in 1904 and moved to current location in 2000 and completely remodeled and renovated by SummerHill Homes, adding the basement level. Broad porch along front and one side. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, gorgeous kitchen opens to family room, formal living and dining rooms. Lower level features a media room, wine cellar, bedroom, bathroom, bonus room and laundry room. Detached 2-car garage with shared paver driveway.