142 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Atherton
This classic and timeless English estate, located on a premier street in the heart of central Atherton, presents a range of possibilities. Whether moving in today and enjoying the freshly painted two-story home, embarking on a renovation journey to craft your dream estate, or contemplating building anew, this property caters to diverse aspirations. The main residence offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, while a detached guest house provides an additional bedroom, bath, and full kitchen. Beyond the guest house, discover a secluded tennis court and a charming brick barbecue terrace, echoing the home's rich heritage dating back to 1929. Further enhancing the English charm are cobblestones that define the gated driveway entrance and adorn the front of the home.
Inside, freshly painted interiors and hardwood floors extend throughout. The grand formal living room makes a lasting impression with a Rumford fireplace, well-appointed bar with icemaker and refrigerator plus Calacatta marble counter seating, and a cathedral beamed and trussed ceiling. For those special formal gatherings, a coffered ceiling and a wall of built-in cabinetry grace the dining room, which is conveniently served by a butler's pantry with sink and ample cabinetry.
The kitchen is a haven for chefs, boasting cherry cabinetry, granite surfaces, and a white center island beneath a striking copper hood suspended from the sky-lit ceiling. High-end Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero appliances complete this culinary space. The kitchen seamlessly opens to the family room with cobblestone fireplace, freshly painted cabinetry, coffered ceiling, and three sets of French doors to the rear grounds. A handsomely appointed library with a built-in workstation is perfectly suited for today's remote office needs. Completing the main level is a junior primary suite featuring a mirrored closet and a Carrara marble bath with dual-sink vanity, jetted tub, and frameless-glass shower.
Upstairs, the primary suite unfolds with a vaulted ceiling, French doors and matching windows to a private balcony, banquette seating, and a customized walk-in closet. The en suite marble and limestone bath includes a dual-sink vanity, a corner jetted tub, skylight, frameless-glass shower, and private commode room. Two additional bedrooms, each with hallway access and adjoining one another with French doors, share a dual-entry bath that connects directly to one of the bedrooms. Additional amenities encompass a laundry/mud room, a finished basement room with the potential for a wine cellar, and a detached 2-car garage with laundry facilities and adjoining bicycle garage. Attached to the garage is the spacious guest house complete with fireplace, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, separate bedroom, bath with shower, and even laundry facilities in the direct access garage.
This expansive property of just over one acre of level grounds is surrounded by neighboring estate homes and in close proximity to prestigious Menlo Circus Club, downtown Menlo Park, and excellent Menlo Park private schools. Whether seeking a refined residence with classic elegance or envisioning a canvas for your personal touch, this property offers an abundance of possibilities in a highly sought-after location.
Offered at $10,600,000
Design + Features
- Classic and timeless estate property in the heart of central Atherton
- Located on a premium street surrounded by estates
- Move in and enjoy today, renovate, or build new
- 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in the main residence
- Detached guest house with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and full kitchen
- Gated entrance to a crushed stone motor court
- Freshly painted interiors and hardwood floors in most rooms
- Grand formal living room with fireplace, full bar with icemaker and refrigerator, and cathedral beamed and trussed ceiling
- Formal dining room has a coffered ceiling, wall of built-in cabinetry, and adjoining butler’s pantry
- Cherry and granite kitchen with center island, skylight, copper vent hood, and walk-in pantry
- Wolf appliances include a gas cooktop, 2 ovens, and microwave plus Miele dishwasher and Sub-Zero refrigerator
- Family room, fully open to the kitchen, with fireplace, built-in cabinetry, coffered ceiling, and three sets of French doors to the rear grounds
- Library with wainscot paneling, coffered ceiling, and built-in cabinetry, including workstation
- Main-level junior primary suite and Carrara marble bath with dual-sink vanity, jetted tub, and frameless-glass shower
- Upstairs primary suite has a private balcony, banquette seating, and walk-in customized closet; en suite marble and limestone bath with jetted tub, dual-sink vanity, frameless-glass shower, and private commode room
- Two upstairs and adjoining bedrooms, one with direct access to a dual-entry bath with frameless-glass shower
- Other features: laundry/mud room with washer/dryer and sink; finished basement room with potential for wine cellar; detached 2-car garage with laundry and adjoining bicycle garage
- Guest house has tile flooring, a fireplace, kitchen with counter seating, stainless steel appliances including gas cooktop, 2 ovens, dishwasher, and refrigerator, plus bedroom and bath with shower
- Expansive rear grounds with brick patios, built-in charcoal/rotisserie grill, and secluded tennis court
- Approximately 4,370-square-foot main residence plus approximately 600-square-foot guest house and 420 square-foot garage on a lot of approx. 1.05 acres (45,980 square feet)