The Pièce de Résistance of Crescent Park
Nestled on over one-half acre within the chic enclave of Crescent Park lies this impeccable Italianate estate designed by Palo Alto’s most revered architect, Birge Clark. Extensively renovated over a 3-year period, this home has been designed to provide for a modern Silicon Valley lifestyle while still offering an abundance of nearly century-old Palo Alto beauty, charm, and grace. Offering 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 3 powder rooms, including a beautiful guest house, this estate boasts a total of over 7,200 square feet of living space, with expansive interiors brimming with elegant appointments and providing incredible venues for both entertaining and everyday living. Highlights of the estate include 7 fireplaces, including one outdoors, sizable formal rooms, the flawless chef’s kitchen with a La Cornue range, and the magnificent library with a secret passageway to the adjacent dining room. The self-contained master suite is a retreat in and of itself, with a spa-like bathroom, exercise room, laundry, and sauna. The crown jewels of the estate are the brilliant grounds cultivated with assistance from renowned landscape designer Ken Schoppet, showcasing vibrant, distinctive plantings as you enter the property with seating areas to relax and unwind. The resort-like rear grounds are reminiscent of the French Riviera, accentuated by the remarkable pool that draws inspiration from Hearst Castle and features hand-set Murano glass tiles in a deep, striking shade of blue. For added convenience, this estate also offers a 3-car garage, porte-cochère,and a motor-court with ample parking. And though this Crescent Park location affords outstanding privacy, you will still be mere moments to University Avenue, Stanford University, top tech companies, and US 101.