Balance, symmetry, and classic formality are expressed in every detail of this French-influenced home in central Atherton. Set beyond a gated entrance to almost one-half acre, the home is preceded by a colorful rose garden, verdant lawn, and a tiered fountain with soothing sounds. The architecture of perfect symmetry features a series of arched true divided light windows across the front and curved wrought-iron railings on all balconies. Inside, classic and timeless details abound with fine hardwood floors, architecturally detailed ceilings¸ and dazzling rock crystal chandeliers and wall sconces. Enhancing the home is a well-designed floor plan that maximizes the functionality of its two levels. Beyond the traditional formal venues, there is a dedicated office on the main level along with an upstairs recreation room or additional office, if desired for today’s work-from-home needs. The all-white kitchen is adjoined by a spacious family room creating the perfect space for poolside entertaining complete with wine bar, fireplace, and multiple access points to the grounds.
The thoughtful design continues with the home’s personal accommodations of 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. A luxury primary suite is privately located on the main level opening to the pool while an upstairs suite offers optional primary accommodations if needed to be closer to the two additional bedrooms. Private patios or balconies extend from every bedroom, as well as from the recreation room, for fresh-air living and views of the verdant perimeter foliage. Adding the finishing touch is the sun-swept pool and spa, vast lawn for recreation, and a flagstone terrace for outdoor entertaining. All of this, plus a close-in location just blocks to downtown Menlo Park and with access to excellent Menlo Park schools.
Offered at $4,995,000