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THE HANNASTON ESTATE
A MAGNIFICENT ITALIANATE-STYLE VILLA IN PALO ALTO

 

Architectural Grandeur...

Timeless Luxury...

Fabulous Indoor-Outdoor Living...

 

Riviera Style in Silicon Valley... Designed in the early 20th Century by ”Palo Alto’s best-loved architect” Birge Clark, this glamorous Italianate-style villa is a seamless blend of stunning architecture, modern luxury and wonderful indoor-outdoor flow… Fabulous for everyday living as well as entertaining. Set on beautifully landscaped resort-like grounds reminiscent of the French Riviera, this grand-scale residence affords a fabulous contemporary California lifestyle in one of Palo Alto’s most sought-after enclaves, Crescent Park. Strategically located in the heart of the booming technology capital of the world, Palo Alto has excellent access to world-class financial, educational, entertainment and cultural centers, as well as several private and three international airports.

 

Property Abstract
Originally designed circa 1927 by legendary Palo Alto architect Birge Clark
Extensive renovation 2006-2009
Three-level Main residence with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 powder rooms, family room, kitchen/ great room, formal dining room, library, garden breakfast room, ~1,000 bottle wine cellar; elevator to all levels; ~6,155 square feet*
Guest cottage with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen, large living room opening out to a private landscaped patio; ~990 square feet*
~ 22,690 square foot lot (as per Tax Records) *
3 car detached garage, one car carport, porte-cochere and motor-court with parking for ten+ cars
Spectacular lushly landscaped resort-like Riviera-style grounds with Hearst Castle-styled pool, fountains, statuary, mature cypress and other trees, a colonnade and outdoor entertaining pavilion…perfect for casual everyday living or grand-scale entertaining for 150+ guests
Built-in sound to every major room, as well as outdoor sound system for the gardens
Extraordinary location in Crescent Park, in the heart of Silicon Valley
Palo Alto school district, ranked #1 in California by Niche.com

 

Main Level
The grand-scale entrance foyer provides an elegant welcoming entrance into the residence, with Palladian-style arches and columns framing the exquisitely curved staircase topped by a dramatic octagonal skylight, and gleaming Parquet-de-Versailles flooring plus views to the gardens through an enfilade of arches
The magnificent living room features the original 1927 beamed ceilings, hand-carved fireplace and French doors to the back patio and gardens. This beautifully bright and airy space is surrounded by views of the front, rear and side gardens through a series of Palladian and Bay windows on three sides
The elegant wood-paneled library has rounded Bay windows looking into the front gardens, concealed paneled television, and is lined with stunning custom shelving with a secret door behind two of the bookcase units leading to the dining room
The beautifully-proportioned dining room is crowned with a gorgeous Murano chandelier, and enjoys a paneled Bay window and large pantry for china, crystal, silver or other dining accessories
The generous butler’s pantry is an entertainer’s delight with has two warming drawers, two ovens, microwave, extra sink, a two-drawer under-the-counter fridge, ice-maker and ample cabinet and counter space
The spectacular great room/ kitchen is a wonderful space for cooking, casual everyday living and indoor/ outdoor entertaining on either an intimate or grand scale
It’s numerous amenities include:
- 2 dishwashers
- double sink plus additional sink in the cooking island
- fabulous La Cournue 5-burner range (up to 17,500 BTU) with two ovens, swing-out faucet
and commercial-style hood
- honed granite counters and tumbled marble back-splash
- paneled double-door Thermador refrigerator
- garden breakfast area with marble flooring and two doors leading to the outdoor
limestone terrace
- lovely arched windows framing beautiful views of the terrace, colonnade and pool
The wonderfully charming family/ sun room off the kitchen features marble floors, hand-carved limestone fireplace, arched Palladian-style windows flooding the space with light, and a beautiful door to garden with original grill work
The super-chic powder room with marble floors, elegant sconces and chandeliers, mirrored vanity, Venetian mirror, and gold-plated P.E. Guerin basin set completes this level of the home

 

Lower Level
The paneled game-room with fireplace and wet bar with under-the-counter dishwasher, refrigerator, and icemaker could also become a wonderfully cozy additional bedroom or media room
A temperature-controlled 1000 bottle cellar is perfect for wine connoisseurs
An elegantly-paneled powder room with antique vanity services this level of the residence
The large laundry room has side-by-side washer/ dryer and sink, as well as abundant cabinets and shelves
The mechanical and storage room houses the tankless hot water heater with back-up tank, the forced air heating system, elevator mechanism equipment, 3 electrical panels and the Lutron HomeWorks system


The Grounds
Straight out of the French Riviera, the immaculately landscaped and manicured grounds and gardens, sprinkled with fountains and statuary are a perfect outdoor extension of the residence and ideal for elegantly entertaining 100-200+ guests, or smaller groups for casual get-togethers—a perfect California lifestyle in the heart of Silicon Valley!
The large limestone patio with outdoor fireplace and seating area is framed by a gracefully-arched vine-covered arbor, mature cypress and statuary
Off the patio is a mature garden with a backdrop of beautiful cypress and area plumbed for gas and water
The stunning Roman-style colonnade leading to the pool area creates a dramatic architectural accent for the grounds
The extraordinary mosaic blue and gold tiled pool is based on the Julia Morgan-designed indoor pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon and is set against a backdrop of a classic stone waterfall with pond
The spectacular covered dining pavilion is outlined by columns and arches, and enjoys a rounded seating area overlooking the pool and the grounds back toward the main residence
The extensive back grounds also enjoy a pool bathroom, outdoor sound system and extensive lush landscaping including mature cypress, lemon, apple, fig, apricot, orange and pear trees, as well as colorful camelias and towering Eugenia hedges
The exquisitely landscaped front grounds create a wonderful street presence for the property with gardenia, roses, tulips and hydrangeas artfully sprinkled with cypress, crepe myrtle, flowering dogwood, fountains and hedges – with a charming circular seating area. Mature Mayten trees frame the approach to the residence

 

The Guest Cottage
The charming guest villa enjoys it’s own private garden and fountains set on San Francisquito Creek and surrounded by walls of hedges. It’s many amenities include:
Private entry through a charming gate
Living room with herringbone parquet floors and two sets of sliding glass doors to garden and a remote-control gas fireplace
Open kitchen with gas stove and honed-granite counters
Marble bath with shower/ tub and mirrored cabinet
Stacked washer dryer
Bedroom with 2 built in closets
Built-in sound
Integral color stucco exterior
garage & Motorcourt
The 3 car-garage is enhanced by parking for10+ cars in the stone-paved outdoor motor-court and driveway crowned by a porte-cochere and is surrounded by lush landscaping—perfect for guest or valet parking during larger events
There is an additional potting area and patio off garage

Floor Plans




Neighborhood


Palo Alto has a lot to offer its residents, including tree-lined streets, a thriving downtown, a plethora of parks and open space for recreation, and excellent public schools. The city’s location next to the Stanford University campus gives residents easy access to lectures, extension courses, and other educational opportunities. The city of about 66,000 incorporated in 1894 and got its name from a 1,000-year-old redwood tree along San Francisquito Creek.


Palo Alto residents are highly educated, with nearly 80 percent of those 25 and older holding at least a bachelor’s degree, according to 2013 United States Census Bureau estimates. The median household income is $122,532. Forbes ranked Palo Alto’s 94301 ZIP code 3rd on its 2018 list of Most Expensive ZIP Codes, with a median home sales price of $3,525,837.


Open-space areas account for nearly one-third of the approximately 25-square-mile city, which boasts more than 30 municipal parks. Only residents and their guests may access the 1,400-acre Foothills Park on Page Mill Road. The city has one of the most active downtowns on the Peninsula, and an array of restaurants and shops line University Avenue and California Avenue. The Stanford Shopping Center is also a popular destination for retail and dining. Free parking is available in municipal lots downtown. Numerous tech companies are headquartered in Palo Alto, including Hewlett-Packard and Tesla Motors. Many prominent Web businesses and brands, such as Facebook, Pinterest, and PayPal, got their start in the city.



Schedule

Broker Tour:
Friday, May 3rd: 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Joel Goodrich
415.308.8184
joel@joelgoodrich.com

Contact Gloria Young
650.380.9918
Gloria@YoungPlatinumGroup.com 

Contact John Young
650.862 2122
John@YoungPlatinumGroup.com 

 

Contact

Joel Goodrich 
Coldwell Banker Global Luxury

DRE# 01028702
415.308.8184
jgoodr@aol.com
www.JoelGoodrich.com 

Gloria Young
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

DRE #01895672
650.380.9918
Gloria@YoungPlatinumGroup.com  

John Young
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

DRE# 02036387
650.862 2122 mobile
John@YoungPlatinumGroup.com