• 17,500,000

    Offering Price

  • 7,823

    Square Feet

  • 5


  • 5.5


Property Overview

Magnificently and flawlessly remodeled, this notable Palo Alto residence is one of the City’s most enduring landmarks.

Exceptional design, outstanding craftsmanship and state-of-the-art amenities harmonize with the original architecture of this turn of the century beauty for a timeless transformation that radiates warmth and hospitality.

Grand rooms feature rich wood details, open beam ceilings, handsome stonework, and an abundance of windows embracing the serene surrounding garden. A dramatic cantilevered stairway leads to the second level and the unique tower, a distinctive characteristic of the home’s façade.

The floor plan includes 5 huge bedroom suites, one on the main floor with a separate seating area, two private offices, an open family/kitchen that will wow the home chef, an upstairs media room with snack kitchen, and a lower level rec room.

There is plenty of room for family living, work, recreation and exercise.

A magical garden with majestic trees wraps around the home and includes inviting seating areas, lush planting beds, water features, an inviting brick terrace with outdoor fireplace, and even a chicken coop!

A detached garage, repurposed as an exercise studio, and a 1-bedroom cottage complete this special property.

Outstanding Professorville area location just blocks to schools, parks and downtown Palo Alto!

Video Tour


Main Floor:

  • Entry foyer for welcoming guests introduces the decorative elements that unify the design of the home
    • Paneled walls
    • Open beam ceilings
    • Window seat
    • Wood floors
    • Diamond paned lead glass windows
    • Massive clinker brick fireplace
    • Contemporary lighting design
  • Huge living room with focal point cast stone fireplace with raised hearth, flanked by banks of windows
    • Built-in window seat
    • Display shelves
    • Pocket doors with diamond paned glass windows to entry foyer
    • Pocket doors to dining room
  • Elegant dining room with exquisite built-in china closets with characteristic diamond paned windows
    • Decorative fireplace
    • Board and batten wainscoting
    • Wall of windows and door opening to outdoor terrace
    • Striking starburst lighting fixture
  • Wet bar with brass sink, icemaker, beverage refrigerator and locked spirits cabinet.
  • Kitchen features sweeping marble slab counters and a huge center island with sink and a raised stainless steel dining counter
    • La Cornue range/oven
    • Viking double oven with warming drawer
    • Coffee bar area
    • Baking cabinet with swing-up shelf
    • Miele refrigerator
    • Miele freezer
    • SubZero refrigerator drawers
    • 2 Bosch dishwashers
    • Walk-in pantry
  • Family room
    • Doors opening to the terrace and to the back garden
    • Built-in office area
  • Office/library
    • Huge box window with comfortable window seat, positioned under a skylight
    • Built-in book shelves
  • Bedroom suite with separate seating area
    • Full bath with marble stone finishes and stall shower
  • Elegant powder room with hammered brass sink
  • Mudroom with individual cubbies, stainless steel counter and sink, beverage refrigerator

Second Floor:

  • Main stairway pauses at a large landing surrounded by diamond paned windows and leads to the second floor
  • 4 large bedroom suites
    • Owner’s suite with soaring ceilings and window wall overlooking a balcony and 2 large walk-in closets
      • En suite bath with dual sinks, soaking tub and shower positioned under a skylight
    • 3 additional suites with built-ins, walk-in closets and each with a wall of windows
      • 3 en suite baths with rich stone finishes, polished nickel fixtures and multi-head showers
  • Tower room, perfect for home office, crafts or nursery
  • Second floor family/media room with adjoining snack kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Linen closet
  • Double leaded glass doors open to the balcony, a perfect place for enjoying morning sun


  • Recreation room
  • Exercise alcove
  • Craft/gift wrapping center
  • Conditioned wine room with wine storage racks and sink
  • Mechanical room
  • Electrical systems room
  • Large storage closets
  • Exterior access

Detached garage

  • Repurposed for exercise room

Detached cottage

  • 1 bedroom with vaulted ceiling and skylights
  • Kitchenette with stainless counter and sink, and beverage refrigerator
  • Walk-in closet
  • Full bath with marble finishes

Magical surrounding garden

  • Huge front porch with swing invites casual relaxation and overlooks the sunny front garden
  • Raised brick terrace accessed from main level family room and dining room with plenty of room for outdoor dining and casual seating in front of outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor kitchen with barbecue, burners, and sink
  • Delightful seating areas throughout
  • Peaceful water features
  • Hot tub
  • Herb garden and chicken coop


  • Central air conditioning
  • Custom designed audio, network and video system
  • Forced air heating
  • Leak defense system
  • Lutron HomeWorks System
  • Elk security system
  • Set up for Savant Home Automation


Per COVID-19 showing guidelines, property may be shown by appointment with a signed PEAD form reflecting the property address and accompanied by an acknowledged copy of the C.A.R. Posted Rules of Entry accessed through this link:  C.A.R. Posted Rules of Entry.

*Carol Carnevale & Nicole Aron are a team of real estate agents affiliated with Compass. Compass is a licensed real estate broker licensed by the state of California #01527235 and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit properties already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.


Located at the edge of North Palo Alto’s Professorville district the home enjoys a private and convenient setting, just blocks to outstanding public schools, the Lucie Stern Community Center, Rinconada Park with play grounds, pool and tennis courts, library, the art center and new Junior Museum…and downtown area with easy shopping and a wide array of dining choices.


Carol Carnevale
DRE# 00946687

Nicole Aron
DRE#. 00952657

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