261 Park Lane | Hugh Cornish : Real Estate of Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside and Palo Alto. Peninsula homes of the Bay Area.

261 Park Lane, Atherton

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    WWelcome to this Contemporary French manor home, designed and built by William F. Christofferson in 1967. Located on approximately one acre near the Circus Club, this enchanting one-story home is nestled in the midst of a dappled grove of oaks and redwoods. Inside, lofty ceilings and sparkling windows enhance the elegance of the living room, dining room and library. A sunny breakfast area expands the updated kitchen. There are three bedrooms and two full baths in the main part of the house, including a master suite with two walk-in closets. A fourth bedroom and a full bath are found in near the kitchen. Outside, a lacy gazebo provides a charming accent in the rear garden and aggregate patios bordered by a profusion of flowering shrubs surround the house. The detached, fully-finished, three-car garage offers extensive built-in storage. Excellent Menlo Park School District.

    • Double front doors are recessed into a cavernous, slate-paved entry
    • The elegant living room overlooks the rear garden through a wall of windows
    • The dining room is distinguished by a chair molding and a crystal chandelier
    • The paneled library features a gas-log fireplace and a wet bar
    • The kitchen is expanded by a sunny breakfast area framed by a bay of windows
    • The master suite has two walk-in closets and a full bath with tub and shower
    • Two additional bedrooms share a full bath which doubles as a powder room
    • A fourth bedroom and a full bath are found near the kitchen
    • This wing also includes a laundry room, a walk-in pantry and a broom closet
    • A door provides access from the laundry room to the covered breezeway
    • The breezeway leads to the detached fully-finished, three-car garage
    • There are large, easily accessible attic spaces above both garage and house
    • The house is surrounded by aggregate patios bordered by flowering shrubs
    • A lacy, wrought-iron gazebo provides a charming accent in the rear garden
    • Oak, redwood, Japanese maple and pine are among the mature perimeter trees
    • The front and rear gardens are beautifully landscaped, gated and fully fenced
    • Approximately .95 of an acre near the Menlo Circus Club
    • Excellent Menlo Park school district

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