1176 Palo Alto Avenue, Palo Alto

Lush native plants and Zen-like contemporary landscaping leads to the entrance of this wonderfully imagined, serene one-story home with three bedrooms, two and one-half bathrooms located on a private creek-side setting. Dramatic design elements, exquisite details, and elegant fixtures are noticeable at every turn. The well thought out home features recessed lighting and speakers throughout, clean crisp lines, tile floors, and large glass expanses for wonderful natural light.

An impressive entrance with glass and stainless steel front door leads into the entry area overlooking the spacious living room featuring a lineal tile-faced gas fireplace, skylight, and beautiful wallpaper. Garden views are stunning from every window. The magnificent open-concept kitchen/dining/living area has big bright windows, skylights, and two sets of French doors leading out onto the enchanting rear gardens, ideal for California living at its best.

The spacious chef’s kitchen has granite countertops and glass subway tile backsplash, open cabinets above and stunning wood cabinets below, large island with bar stool seating, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances: six burner Wolf range, Zephyr hood, Wolf oven, warming tray, microwave, and built-in U-Line wine refrigerator. The bright, cheerful dining room has modern hanging pendant light and glass door to side patio.  There is a dedicated office adjacent to the kitchen with open shelving and doors leading to the backyard. Delightful “mud” room for backpacks and storage, additional closets, and captivating half-bath complete this area. A small finished basement offers storage closets, additional storage, and tank less water heater.

The bright, cheerful en suite master bedroom overlooks the beautiful rear yard—with French doors leading out—and features built-in wood cabinets and side tables, “globe-like” hanging lamps, generous walk-in built-out closet, and splendid bathroom with wooden countertops, dark tile backsplash, alluring oversized shower with both rain showerhead and hand shower, and large soaking tub.

The enchanting home has two additional bedrooms with colorful wallpaper and custom mural, good closet space, one with built-in work area, roomy hall bathroom with black tile floor, white countertops, blond wooden cabinets, bathtub, and shower with rain showerhead. Laundry closet has top-of-the-line General Electric washer and dryer.

Directly off the main living area is an outdoor covered “room” with recessed lighting, big screen television, tile flooring, and seating area. Surrounding the striking home are private grounds with soothing pebble work, grassy area, large private spa, and water features, exquisitely designed in a natural, peaceful manner. Side patio off of the kitchen offers additional quiet space for outdoor living and barbecuing.

Adjacent to the garage is a cottage complete with remodeled kitchen, beautiful bath and sitting area (permits unknown). This imaginative and meticulously cared for home offers the best in Palo Alto living.

Offered at $4,195,000