Set back from the street in complete privacy beyond a gated driveway, this impressive home presents a Tuscan ambiance in the sought-after Menlo Oaks neighborhood. Presiding over beautiful grounds of just over one-half acre with a majestic heritage oak, the home’s architecture is classic European with tiled roof, arched doorways, and a richly hued palette accented with wrought iron railings and copper gutters. A warm and inviting atmosphere begins at the front door, which opens to interiors finished with timeless beauty, plastered walls with a subtle faux finish, and distressed hickory or travertine floors. Architectural vaulted ceilings are signatures of many rooms, each with exposed beams and perfectly selected lighting.
The property is suitably sophisticated for hosting gatherings of any size, yet decidedly warm and welcoming for everyday living. A spacious living room with fireplace is set across from a formal but open dining room, each overlooking the verdant rear grounds. The Tuscan kitchen is a chef’s dream with travertine and hickory parquet floor and limestone counters, including an island and peninsula seating, all connected to an inviting family room. A temperature-controlled wine cellar adds a special touch for entertaining.
Two levels are connected by a sweeping staircase with a thoughtfully arranged floor plan that comprises a dedicated office and 5 bedrooms, each with en suite bath, plus a guest powder room. A main-level suite is privately located and ideal for guests or a second home office, if needed. The upstairs primary suite is a luxurious retreat with private balcony, fireplace, boutique wardrobe room, and sumptuous bath. In the hallway, a mirrored wall with ballet bar offers a convenient spot for fitness just across from another balcony.
Outside, the grounds are enchanting and private, ideal for fresh-air living, entertaining, and gardening. This tucked-away location in Menlo Oaks also has access to excellent Menlo Park schools and is convenient to both downtown Menlo Park and downtown Palo Alto.
Offered at $6,395,000
Summary of the Home