Light-filled and decidedly modern, this Crescent Park home was built in 2009 as a contemporary showpiece for the current owners. Beginning with minimalist gardens and a linear display of Equisetum plants, also known as horsetail, across the front of the home, the architecture and landscape design work in harmony with one another. Inside, a dramatic glass ceiling, three levels of contiguous windows at the front and rear, and a series of clerestory windows all provide amazing light and cross ventilation. Limestone finishes the floor on the main level, while light maple flooring spans the second floor and top-floor loft – a fabulous space, perfect for play, recreation, and media. Connecting it all is a signature staircase with open treads framed with clear glass railings.
The home’s open concept floor plan is not only contemporary, but also perfectly suited for entertaining. Extending from the foyer to the rear of the home is white Caesarstone counter-topped cabinetry for bar and serving needs, all open to the living room and family room. A formal dining room elevates the setting, while a more casual dining area is found within the open kitchen. Custom Scavolini cabinetry adds modern panache along with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. Personal accommodations include a main-level suite that doubles as a home office with built-in Murphy bed and integrated work table. Upstairs, a sumptuous master suite is found along with two additional bedrooms, each with en suite bath.
Continuing outside, a large terrace with stainless steel barbecue kitchen enhances the entertainment flow of the home, while an eco-friendly synthetic lawn offers space for play. The finishing touch to this masterpiece is the home’s location in Palo Alto’s most exclusive neighborhood, just one mile to shopping and dining on University Avenue, two miles to Stanford University, plus with access to outstanding Palo Alto schools.