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228 Santa Rita Avenue, Palo Alto

Newly built in 2014 with sophisticated architectural style, this stunning residence takes its place in sought-after Old Palo Alto. Inside and out, the craftsmanship and design are unmatched with impeccable details at every turn including beadboard wainscot and sconce lighting in many rooms. While the home spans three levels, the floor plan feels intimate with exceptionally light and bright spaces and folding glass doors in the great room kitchen opening to the rear grounds for indoor/outdoor living. A stylish array of natural stones and tiles and gorgeous hardwood floors and fine carpet on the lower level unify the home.

There are 6 spacious bedrooms and 6.5 baths, arranged over three levels. Four bedrooms are en suite, two share a bath, plus there is an additional bath with sauna. A main-level suite is ideal for a remote work office with its private access from the front porch. A lower-level recreation room with full bar, a cinema room with retractable screen and projector, plus a large customized wine cellar are some of the additional venues incorporated into this thoughtful design. Equally impressive are the fully landscaped grounds with everything needed for indoor/outdoor living, including a wraparound covered rear porch with fireplace, a separate arbor with operable louvered roof, and vast stretch of lawn.

With remarkable beauty and incredible livability – in a sought-after premier location midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley – this is the ultimate family or executive retreat.

Offered at $8,480,000

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Facts + Figures

  • Luxury home newly constructed in 2014 in the heart of Old Palo Alto on Santa Rita Ave.
  • 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths on three levels
  • Impressive front entrance with inviting covered porch framed with fluted columns and moldings with dentil detail
  • Front door, surrounded on three sides with rain glass, opens to a traditional foyer where hardwood floors are introduced and continue throughout most of the home
  • Beadboard wainscot in the foyer continues into the formal living room with beamed and paneled cathedral ceiling, sconce lighting, and gas-log fireplace with elaborately carved cast stone mantelpiece flanked by glass-front cabinetry
  • Living room with cathedral ceiling centered by a custom sandstone fireplace shares the glass-front cabinetry with the formal dining room featuring a tray ceiling with tiered glass chandelier and French door to a covered side patio
  • Stunning designer kitchen features white custom cabinetry, granite slab perimeter counters with subway-set tiled backsplashes, and large island with seating and Calacatta marble slab countertop; separate casual dining area has banquette seating in a bay window beneath a linear candle-style chandelier; walk-in pantry lined with shelves, built-in desk center, and French door to the wraparound covered porch
  • Appliances include: 48" Wolf gas range with 6 burners, griddle, and 2 ovens; Wolf oven, warming drawer, and microwave; Miele dishwasher; Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer; 48" Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer; Summit wine cooler; Miele espresso center
  • Family room, fully open to the kitchen, has beadboard wainscot, sconce lighting flanking a media screen, and folding glass doors to the wraparound covered porch with fireplace
  • Main-level bedroom suite, or ideal remote work office, has double French doors to the front porch, beadboard wainscot, closet, and tray ceiling with beaded glass light; the en suite bath has a Carrara marble vanity and frameless-glass shower with large format tile and mosaic feature strip
  • Upstairs primary bedroom suite has a cathedral ceiling with iron chandelier, beadboard wainscot, wall of glass opening to a large balcony, and fully customized walk-in closet; the en suite bath in all Carrara marble has a large mirror TV above double vanities, jetted tub, frameless-glass shower for two plus ceiling rain spray, skylight, private commode room, and French door to the balcony
  • Two additional upstairs bedroom suites, each with cathedral or tray ceiling, customized closet, and en suite bath with Carrara marble vanity and frameless-glass shower
  • Lower-level recreation room features an electric linear fireplace, coffered ceiling, 5.1 surround sound, and double sliding glass doors to a patio with stairs up to the rear grounds; a full bar with granite-topped counter seating has a GE microwave, Miele dishwasher, and full-size Viking refrigerator
  • Media room with retractable cinema screen, projector, and 5.1 surround sound; sliding glass doors open to a light well patio and a long bank of built-in cabinetry provides storage and counter space
  • Temperature-controlled wine cellar with custom racking, barrel-vaulted brick-tiled ceiling, and all stone tiled walls and floor
  • Two carpeted bedrooms, one with light-well patio and one with doors to the terrace with stairs up to the rear grounds; each has direct access to a shared bath with dual-sink Carrara marble vanity and separate room with tub and overhead shower surrounded in mini linear mosaic tile
  • Lower-level bath with sauna and frameless-glass shower
  • Built-in central sound throughout the house, EV charger in garage and driveway
  • Designed-in elevator well with pre-wiring for future upgrade
  • Other features: formal powder room; upstairs Bosch washer and dryer; lower-level laundry room with sink and Electrolux washer and dryer; detached 1-car garage; Ring front doorbell; security alarm; 2-zone air conditioning; Nest thermostats
  • Fully landscaped rear grounds include a long paver stone driveway leading to the detached 1-car garage with glass doors to a large arbor-covered patio with operable louvered roof
  • Approximately 4,988 square feet of living space plus 578 square feet of wraparound porch plus 226 square feet in the detached 1-car garage on a 7,500 square-foot lot

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Palo Alto • California