On an expansive corner of more than a half-acre rests this magnificent work of art and architectural brilliance that will leave you feeling swept away to the Italian countryside. Designed by Andrew Knoll, built in 1922, and updated to meet the needs of a modern lifestyle, “Villa Angela” enjoys a storied place in Bay Area lore, having played host to numerous dignitaries and celebrities throughout its history. As you step into its gates, brick pathways meander past lush foliage, a pool and spa, sprawling terraces, and peaceful fountains to the front door with stained glass insets. Once inside, over 4,000 square feet of living space enjoys meticulously detailed stonework, plaques, tiles, and ironwork, along with quartersawn oak floors, plaster walls, and detailed ceilings including architecturally stunning multi-faceted groin ceilings. Expansive formal rooms invite entertaining on a grand scale, the kitchen enjoys high-end appliances, and the wine cellar w/tasting area has room for 1,000 bottles. Accommodations include a self-contained suite with its own office area, while the detached guest home offers flexible living space and a full kitchen. Villa Angela fully embraces the concept of a California indoor/outdoor lifestyle, as multiple French doors open to the spectacular grounds, and a rooftop terrace offers views that stretch all the way to Black Mountain. Plus, you will be within walking distance of downtown Los Altos, as well as to top-ranked Los Altos schools.
ABOUT VILLA ANGELA
On a large corner lot of over a half-acre (per county) rests this impeccable Italian-style estate offering 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 4,595 square feet of living space, including a detached guest home (per independent 3rd party measurement)
Designed by Andrew Knoll, known for his design of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Los Altos, built in 1922, and updated to fit a modern lifestyle, this spectacular residence known as “Villa Angela” enjoys a rich history and has played host to a number of dignitaries, celebrities, and politicians throughout the years
Through its gates, the grounds of the home offer brick pathways that meander past lush foliage, a sparkling pool and spa, peaceful fountains, and under archways, with a towering Italian stone pine providing shade
Meticulous details include handcrafted stonework, plaques, tiles, and ironwork, as well as quartersawn oak floors, plaster walls, recessed niches, exposed beam and barrel ceilings, and truly stunning, multi-faceted groin ceilings
A grand front door with stained glass insets welcomes you inside, and expansive spaces perfect for entertaining begin in the living room anchored by a majestic fireplace
The formal dining room is designed to accommodate large dinner parties and features French doors opening to the grounds for al fresco enjoyment
The chef’s kitchen offers a rustic feel with open shelving, a stone tile floor, and a sunny breakfast area
Appliances include: Wolf 6-burner range; Sub-Zero glass-faced refrigerator; two Bosch dishwashers
The family room is handsomely appointed with wood accents and includes a built-in entertainment center
This home also features a sitting nook with garden views, as well as a lower-level wine cellar with space for 1,000 bottles
Villa Angela promotes a true California indoor/outdoor lifestyle as multiple rooms open to the incredible grounds, including expansive terraces designed for outdoor dining and entertaining
Upstairs, the self-contained primary suite features an office area, step-in shower, a Juliette balcony overlooking the grounds, and a glass door opening to the rooftop patio with views that stretch to Black Mountain
Two more bedrooms in the main home include an additional primary suite with a fireplace, jetted tub and wet room-style shower, and access to the rooftop patio
The guest home includes a living area, kitchen, sauna, bedroom, and bathroom
This home also includes an outdoor storage shed, planter boxes, a 2-car garage, and carport parking
Plus, this home offers a laundry room, and a whole-house fan
Though this home offers an incredibly private feel, you will still be within walking distance of downtown Los Altos, just over a mile to The Village at San Antonio Center, and a short drive to both 101 and 280
Children will be within walking distance of top-ranked schools Almond Elementary, Egan Junior High, and Los Altos High (buyer to verify eligibility)
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