425 Seale Avenue, Palo Alto
425 Seale Avenue Offered at $4,200,000
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Romantic Villa in Old Palo Alto

Welcome to this four-bedroom, three-and one-half-bath, Mediterranean villa located on one of the most desirable streets in Old Palo Alto. A rough-hewn, plank door opens from the forecourt into a circular, double-height entry hall. On either side of this dramatic space archways lead to an elegant living room and a comfortable family kitchen. Double doors open to the charming, octagonal formal dining room. A garden loggia, guest powder room, and attached, two-car garage complete the first story. A semi-circular staircase leads to the second story, which is comprised of two guest bedrooms, with a shared bath, an upstairs laundry room, plus a luxurious master suite. The lower level incorporates a great room with dining area and kitchenette, bedroom and full bath, temperature-controlled wine room, art and activity room, and storage rooms. The adjacent parcel is for sale by owner, but not listed.

Summary of Features

  • A rough-hewn, arched door opens into the circular, double-height entry hall
  • The elegant living room is warmed by a cast-stone, wood burning fireplace
  • Sparkling French doors in the octagonal dining room frame a garden view
  • The comfortable family room has a pine-wood floor and a beamed ceiling
  • In the adjoining kitchen, gray, slab-granite counters top cherry wood cabinets
  • The powder room is tucked beneath the staircase, just off the entry hall
  • The hand-made, terra cotta tile staircase is complemented by a bronze rail
  • Upper gallery leads to the master suite, which includes a private library/office
  • In a separate wing, two additional bedrooms share a full bath
  • The upstairs laundry room has hookups for full-sized washer and dryer
  • The a second staircase descends from the entry hall to the lower level
  • Temperature-controlled wine room has the capacity to store over 600 bottles
  • The great room incorporates a media cabinet, a dining area and a kitchenette
  • Beyond the great room are the fourth bedroom and third full bath
  • The art and activity room has a deep sink, plus hook-ups for washer and dryer
  • The fully-finished, two-car garage has a built-in workbench and a storage loft
  • The garden loggia is located beyond the living room, adjacent to the rear patio
  • The lawn is encircled by shrubs and trees in a variety of shades and textures
  • An abundance of brilliant flowers envelopes the house and crowds the garden
  • Approximately 4303 square feet of living space excluding the lower level
  • Award-winning Palo Alto School District

Property Highlights

Single Family
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1/2 Baths:
Lot size:
.17 acre
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Other structures:
2-car garage
Old Palo Alto
School district:
Palo Alto
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