542 Center Drive, Palo Alto


Situated on an oversized lot, this storybook Tudor, built in 1928, offers 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a park-like setting.  Wide-plank, refinished original oak floors, vaulted beamed ceilings, and beautiful, original arched doorways highlight the first floor living spaces, including an expansive great room, a sizable formal dining room, and a gorgeous light-filled kitchen/family room with fireplace.  The adjoining sunroom with stained glass art and built-ins could serve as an office, breakfast or family game room. One bedroom with ensuite bath rounds out the first floor.  Upstairs the elegant and expansive master suite with two walk-in closets and a generous bath is a luxurious retreat.  Outdoors, the gardens are as enchanting as the home.  The front lawn with its flagstone pathway dotted with Japanese maples and bordered by a Sequoia grove is the ultimate in curb appeal.  Along the driveway lies a vegetable garden and the back gardens of the house are sumptuous, with arbors offering shade for respite in the courtyard.  A lush lawn separates the house from the pool and hot tub, set into a brick patio at the rear of the property and bordered by mature plantings including lemon and persimmon trees.  A changing cabana awaits swimmers at the back of the detached garage.  Located in the highly desired Crescent Park neighborhood of Palo Alto, this home offers quick highway access and is near all of the best that Silicon Valley has to offer.

Key features:

  • 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms

  • Lot size: 13,295 sq. ft.

  • Home: 3,182 sq. ft.

  • Great room with vaulted beamed ceilings, wall sconces, and wood-burning fireplace

  • Formal dining room with Bay window

  • Light-filled, bright kitchen & family room with with Viking stove, built-in desk, wood-burning fireplace

  • Partial basement with climate-controlled wine cellar

  • Sunroom with stained glass art, built-ins, and multiple French doors that open to courtyard

  • First floor bedroom with wood floors, walk-in closet, and ensuite bath

  • Original wood and wrought iron staircase to second floor

  • Three additional bedrooms upstairs, two of which share a bath with heated tile floor

  • Master bedroom with wood floors, built-in speakers, two walk-in closets, and large bath with dual sinks, built-in vanity, separate jacuzzi tub and glassed-in shower, skylight, and heated tile floor

  • Original wide-plank wood floors recently refinished

  • Pool and hot-tub with nearby changing cabana

  • Private courtyard topped by wisteria arbor

  • Landscaping includes vegetable and rose garden, lush lawns, native fauna, and mature fruit trees

  • Detached two-car garage

  • Coveted Palo Alto schools: Duveneck Elementary, Greene Middle, Palo Alto High (buyer to verify)

    Offered at $5,949,995


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