280 Lowell Avenue

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Located in Palo Alto

This exquisite property presents a contemporary interpretation of the original circa 1925 architecture – the result of a masterful whole-home renovation perfectly integrated with spectacular Mediterranean gardens. The modernist design is sleek and open with entire walls of glass and a massive skylight for amazing natural light plus a seamless connection with the signature grounds. The home spans four levels plus there is a spacious guest house that doubles as executive office space or a pool-side entertainment venue. Located in the heart of Old Palo Alto, this home is just minutes to Stanford University, tech and venture capital centers, plus excellent Palo Alto schools.

At a Glance

  • Whole-home renovation with design by Malcolm Davis Architecture and construction by Mueller Nicholls Builders
  • 3 bedrooms, office, and 3.5 baths
  • Guest house with 1 bedroom, office/art studio, kitchenette, and 1.5 baths
  • Square footage:       
    • Main Home:  3,700
    • Attic:  475
    • Basement: 400
    • Guest House: 1,065
    • Garage: 650
  • Photovoltaic solar panels for electricity
  • 3-car detached and finished garage
  • Approximately 0.41 acre with pool and spa, spectacular Mediterranean gardens, fruit and olive trees, and raised vegetable beds
  • Premier Old Palo Alto location
  • Outstanding Palo Alto schools: Walter Hayes Elementary (API 934), Jordan Middle (API 934), and Palo Alto High (API 905)

Offered at $17,500,000

Details of the Home

Foyer
Introduces the sleek contemporary style with hardwood floors that continue throughout plus open staircase beneath an all-glass ceiling

Living Room
Entire wall of to-the-ceiling glass with integrated door to the pool terrace; wood-burning fireplace beneath media wiring

Dining Room
Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors on two walls

Library/Family Room
Surrounded on all sides with floor-to-ceiling open shelves; wood-burning fireplace, and 4 sets of French doors to the grounds

Kitchen
Sleek modern design with soapstone counters, including long center island and to-the-ceiling windows above the perimeter cabinets, all framed by steel beams

Appliances
French Lacanche range, Dacor microwave, KitchenAid dishwasher, Liebherr refrigerator

Upstairs Master Suite
Open vaulted ceiling with exposed beams plus sitting area; compartmentalized Carrara marble bathroom, each side with its own walk-in closet and heated towel bars, a room with free-standing tub and vanity, bidet/commode room, plus room with oversized rainspout shower for two and vanity

Upstairs Bedrooms and Office
Customized office with significant built-ins plus two large bedrooms, each with en suite Carrara marble bath (one with shower and one with tub and overhead shower)

Basement Level
Central room with entire wall of cabinetry and stainless steel countertop, sink, and ice maker; large storage room; temperature-controlled wine cellar with custom racking

Attic Level
Full flight of stairs from the second floor; Douglas fir flooring, fully finished walls and ceiling, and natural light from row of windows overlooking the skylit staircase

Guest House
Living room with concrete flooring and fully retractable sliding glass doors; kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, microwave, and laundry; main-level half-bath and office or art studio with tremendous skylight, French doors, sink, and built-in shelving; upstairs bedroom and bathroom with shower

Other Features

  • Formal powder room just off the foyer
  • Customized mudroom with concealed cabinetry and outside entrance
  • Upstairs laundry room with sink and Miele washer and dryer
  • Security and surveillance; Lutron programmable lighting; distributed sound system
  • Detached and finished 3-car garage plus 3 off-street parking spaces
  • Pool and spa with retractable cover
  • Lavender gardens, olive and almond trees, and 6 raised vegetable beds
  • Fruit trees include various citrus, apples, pears, figs, and espaliered apricots, peaches, and plums
  • Barbecue center plumbed with gas
  • Potting shed with water
  • Privacy wall with electronic-gated pedestrian entrance
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Status: Pending
3 Bed  |  3 full & 1 half Baths
List: $17,500,000
6,290 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: Approximately 0.41 acre

Schedule an Exclusive Tour Today

Located in Palo Alto

This exquisite property presents a contemporary interpretation of the original circa 1925 architecture – the result of a masterful whole-home renovation perfectly integrated with spectacular Mediterranean gardens. The modernist design is sleek and open with entire walls of glass and a massive skylight for amazing natural light plus a seamless connection with the signature grounds. The home spans four levels plus there is a spacious guest house that doubles as executive office space or a pool-side entertainment venue. Located in the heart of Old Palo Alto, this home is just minutes to Stanford University, tech and venture capital centers, plus excellent Palo Alto schools.

At a Glance

  • Whole-home renovation with design by Malcolm Davis Architecture and construction by Mueller Nicholls Builders
  • 3 bedrooms, office, and 3.5 baths
  • Guest house with 1 bedroom, office/art studio, kitchenette, and 1.5 baths
  • Square footage:       
    • Main Home:  3,700
    • Attic:  475
    • Basement: 400
    • Guest House: 1,065
    • Garage: 650
  • Photovoltaic solar panels for electricity
  • 3-car detached and finished garage
  • Approximately 0.41 acre with pool and spa, spectacular Mediterranean gardens, fruit and olive trees, and raised vegetable beds
  • Premier Old Palo Alto location
  • Outstanding Palo Alto schools: Walter Hayes Elementary (API 934), Jordan Middle (API 934), and Palo Alto High (API 905)

Offered at $17,500,000

Details of the Home

Foyer
Introduces the sleek contemporary style with hardwood floors that continue throughout plus open staircase beneath an all-glass ceiling

Living Room
Entire wall of to-the-ceiling glass with integrated door to the pool terrace; wood-burning fireplace beneath media wiring

Dining Room
Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors on two walls

Library/Family Room
Surrounded on all sides with floor-to-ceiling open shelves; wood-burning fireplace, and 4 sets of French doors to the grounds

Kitchen
Sleek modern design with soapstone counters, including long center island and to-the-ceiling windows above the perimeter cabinets, all framed by steel beams

Appliances
French Lacanche range, Dacor microwave, KitchenAid dishwasher, Liebherr refrigerator

Upstairs Master Suite
Open vaulted ceiling with exposed beams plus sitting area; compartmentalized Carrara marble bathroom, each side with its own walk-in closet and heated towel bars, a room with free-standing tub and vanity, bidet/commode room, plus room with oversized rainspout shower for two and vanity

Upstairs Bedrooms and Office
Customized office with significant built-ins plus two large bedrooms, each with en suite Carrara marble bath (one with shower and one with tub and overhead shower)

Basement Level
Central room with entire wall of cabinetry and stainless steel countertop, sink, and ice maker; large storage room; temperature-controlled wine cellar with custom racking

Attic Level
Full flight of stairs from the second floor; Douglas fir flooring, fully finished walls and ceiling, and natural light from row of windows overlooking the skylit staircase

Guest House
Living room with concrete flooring and fully retractable sliding glass doors; kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, microwave, and laundry; main-level half-bath and office or art studio with tremendous skylight, French doors, sink, and built-in shelving; upstairs bedroom and bathroom with shower

Other Features

  • Formal powder room just off the foyer
  • Customized mudroom with concealed cabinetry and outside entrance
  • Upstairs laundry room with sink and Miele washer and dryer
  • Security and surveillance; Lutron programmable lighting; distributed sound system
  • Detached and finished 3-car garage plus 3 off-street parking spaces
  • Pool and spa with retractable cover
  • Lavender gardens, olive and almond trees, and 6 raised vegetable beds
  • Fruit trees include various citrus, apples, pears, figs, and espaliered apricots, peaches, and plums
  • Barbecue center plumbed with gas
  • Potting shed with water
  • Privacy wall with electronic-gated pedestrian entrance
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