Gracious Old Palo Alto Gem in Prime Location


Originally designed in 1934 by noted Palo Alto architect Charles K. Sumner, this magnificent three-level home has been thoroughly renovated inside and out. A picket fence and manicured lawn surround the home, which immediately presents the signature classic elegance and historic beauty of Old Palo Alto. Inside, fine hardwood floors, period crown molding, fine millwork with detail and profile replicated from the original home’s blueprints pay homage to the home’s history, while quality state-of-the-art infrastructure, media, kitchen, and other amenities are evident at every turn to ensure all the comforts of the finest contemporary lifestyle. Outside, a sparkling pool and spa are bordered by a level lawn and Connecticut bluestone patio with a majestic gingko tree that provides shade and fall color. Completed with precision and structural integrity, this home also enjoys access to nationally ranked schools. This move-in-ready estate offers a rare opportunity to seize the very best in Bay Area living.

Summary of the home:

  • Original architecture by Charles K. Sumner
  • Completely renovated and expanded in 2007: acute attention to detail
  • Open-concept kitchen, family and breakfast room opening to the spectacular yard
  • 5 bedrooms, office, and 6.5 baths plus dedicated office, wine cellar, media and recreation room
  • Hardwood floors, leaded glasswork, arched entryways, and fine millwork throughout
  • Newer sustainable Systems: Solar (PV) system, solar hot water heater, tankless water heaters, house/pool heat exchange, energy efficient appliances
  • Modern Construction and Infrastructure with steel beam seismic reinforcement, new wiring, plumbing, insulation, network and audio infrastructure
  • Professionally landscaped magical grounds of approximately 11,250 square feet with sparkling pool and spa, vast lawn, ginkgo tree, bluestone patio, and pool house with kitchenette and bath
  • Approximately 4,834 square feet (including pool house) on three levels
  • Premier Old Palo Alto location with neighboring estate properties
  • Excellent Palo Alto Schools

Offered at $10,495,000