1551 College Avenue, Palo Alto


Perfectly located in sought-after College Terrace, contemporary design by renowned architect Robert Williams, an outstanding 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath floor plan with great natural light. Gorgeous maple wood floors unify the two-level, open layout, which integrates living and dining into one large space and extends to a dramatic granite-appointed kitchen with lacquered European style cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. A main-level bedroom with private outside entrance is ideal for a family room or office. The three upstairs bedrooms are highlighted by the master suite with private balcony and a second suite. A fully finished attic room provides for play or office/study. Outdoor recreational opportunities are everywhere with its wraparound yard plus numerous parks and the nearby Stanford dish walk. This outstanding home is adjacent to Stanford University and minutes to venture capital centers and many tech companies. This is Silicon Valley dream living.

Details of the Home

  • 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths

  • Random patterned flagstone walkway complements the crisp clean lines of the exterior

  • Beautiful maple wood floors are introduced in the two-story, sky-lit foyer and continue throughout the home; an all-maple staircase is outlined with clear glass railings for a contemporary look

  • Spacious living and dining room combination features a wood-burning fireplace outlined in limestone and flanked by tall windows

  • Modern style abounds in the kitchen with deep green European style lacquered cabinetry topped in granite slab, expansive windows, and two French doors to the yards

  • Stainless steel appliances include a Thermador induction cooktop, Dacor oven, Broan compactor, Bosch dishwasher, and commercial style Sub-Zero refrigerator with four lower drawers

  • Double doors in the foyer open to a bedroom, or possible family room or office, with French door to the side of the home, walk-in closet, and recessed lights

  • Upstairs master suite has wide sliding glass doors to the front balcony and an organized walk-in closet; the en suite bath has a dual-sink quartz vanity, free-standing tub, shower with ceiling rainspout plus hand-held spray, and separate water closet with dual flush Toto toilet

  • Bedroom 2, with banquette seating and organized walk-in closet, is served by a tiled hallway bath with tub/shower

  • Bedroom 3 has en suite bath with quartz vanity and tile-surrounded tub/shower

  • Finished attic room is bonus space of approx. 400 sf, perfect as playroom or office/study with carpeting and windows

  • Nest thermostats and central heating/AC plus individual heating/AC units in upstairs bedrooms, heated floors in all full baths

  • Other features include: powder room with dual flush Toto toilet; upstairs laundry room with washer and dryer; central vacuum and skylight in stairwell

  • One-car attached garage plus adjoining covered carport with garage door

  • Landscaped wraparound lawn and patio, all bordered by mature perimeter foliage in a private setting

  • Top-rated Palo Alto schools: Escondido Elementary, Greene Middle, and Palo Alto High (buyer to confirm)

  • Approximately 2,228 sf of living space plus approx. 400 sf finished attic, 215 sf garage and a covered carport on a lot of 5,750 sf.

Offered at $3,488,000