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Beautifully Renovated Spanish Revival in the Heart of Old Palo Alto

1945 Cowper Street, Palo Alto

Beautifully renovated Spanish Revival in the heart of Old Palo Alto - architecture seamlessly integrated, creating an unparalleled living experience. No detail was overlooked in bringing modern functionality and luxury to this classic design. The comprehensive renovation, finalized in 2019, meticulously rejuvenated every inch of the interior along with an upgrade of all essential infrastructure, including plumbing, heating and air conditioning, plus electrical systems.

Refinished original hardwood floors, most with inlaid dual feature strips, are complemented by crown moldings and glass doorknobs throughout. New recessed lighting and carefully chosen chandeliers brought a period appropriate modern flair to the renovation along with a reconfiguration of some of the spaces. A spacious front living room has been updated with a focal point fireplace, there is a large formal dining room, plus an adjoining family room opening onto the inviting rear patio with fireplace. The entirely remodeled kitchen dazzles with white cabinetry, Taj Mahal quartzite countertops, and a suite of stainless steel appliances, alongside a separate breakfast room with sliding glass doors that also open to the rear patio.

The home's layout spans two levels, with four bedrooms and three fully remodeled bathrooms designed for utmost comfort and convenience. A bedroom on the main level, complete with an adjacent marble bath, offers versatile options for guests or as a dedicated home office. The upper level is graced by a sumptuous primary suite with a marble bath, alongside two additional bedrooms, each with ample closet space, serviced by an elegantly appointed hallway bath. The renovation's attention to detail extends to the finished partial basement, now a flexible space ready to accommodate a playroom, wine cellar, or additional storage.

Situated in the heart of prestigious Old Palo Alto, this home strikes the perfect balance between suburban privacy and the vibrant urban lifestyle of University Avenue, with its eclectic mix of shops and restaurants just over a mile away. With its access to top-rated Palo Alto schools, this home is a gateway to the best of Silicon Valley living.

Offered at $6,998,000

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Facts + Figures

  • Whole-home renovation in sought-after Old Palo Alto
  • Classic architecture with red tile roof and covered brick entrance with vaulted openings on two sides looking out to the lushly planted front yard; iron railings and a coordinating lantern light exude the Spanish style
  • Two levels with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, plus finished flexible-use basement
  • The whole-home renovation, completed in 2019, included an all-new kitchen, all-new baths, refinished hardwood floors throughout, most with inlaid dual feature strips, new interior doors, new windows, new paint including all millwork, new fireplace in the living room, all-new lighting, plus all infrastructure including dual-zone heating and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical
  • A glass-paned door with iron detail opens to a traditional foyer introducing beautiful hardwood floors that continue throughout; a vintage crystal drop pendant illuminates the space
  • Spacious formal living room features crown moldings, a front picture window, French doors to the side yard, and a focal point fireplace updated with sleek large format tile and elevated hearth
  • Formal dining room has a rectangular modern pendant, crown moldings, double French doors to the hallway, and double doors to the adjoining family room
  • Family room features a drum ceiling light and entire wall of wraparound windows plus French doors to the rear patio and detached garage
  • Separate breakfast room with halo candle light and wide sliding glass doors to the rear patio; recessed glass-front cabinetry is topped in quartzite with a backsplash of all mini mosaic
  • Stunning fully remodeled kitchen with white cabinetry topped in Taj Mahal quartzite and backsplashes of crackled subway-set tile; a quartzite backsplash above the range is outlined in linear mosaic tiles
  • Appliances include a Thermador 6-burner gas range, dishwasher, and refrigerator, plus KitchenAid microwave
  • Main-level bath, with single-sink vanity, marble and mosaic frameless-glass shower, plus marble floor and wainscot, all with mosaic feature strip
  • Main-level bedroom with drum light, also ideal for an office
  • Upstairs primary bedroom suite has wraparound windows, a ceiling drum light, and walk-in closet; the fully remodeled en suite bath has a dual-sink quartz vanity, automated commode, and large marble shower with extensive mosaics, ceiling and hand-held sprays, and frameless-glass enclosure
  • Two additional bedrooms, each with drum light and walk-in closet
  • Upstairs hallway bath has a quartzite-topped vanity and tub with overhead shower surrounded in beveled edge, subway-set white tile with mosaic feature strip and frameless-glass enclosure
  • Finished partial basement, with high end luxury vinyl flooring and built-in shelves, offers flexibility for storage, wine cellar, or play room
  • Other features: laundry room with Electrolux washer and dryer plus outside entrance; detached and finished 2-car garage with epoxy floor; new dual-zone heating and air conditioning
  • Low-maintenance rear yard with spacious walled patio with integrated bench seating and fireplace plus travertine tile decking
  • Top-rated Palo Alto schools: Hays Elementary; Jordan Middle; Palo Alto High (buyer to confirm availability)
  • Approximately 2,642 total square feet plus garage of 400 square feet on a 7,370 square-foot lot in the Heart of Old Palo Alto

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Palo Alto • California