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Casa de las Palmas

Splendid, peaceful and artful, this California Mission style home with five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms alights on close to three-quarters of an acre in downtown Menlo Park. Every custom detail is thoughtfully constructed from superior materials with comfort in mind. From the grand formal living room where light filters onto the solid hand-scraped walnut floors to the alder doors and Arte de Mexico light fixtures, luxury is paramount. Made for entertaining, this estate has an open-air pavilion for large parties, a fountain/pool, outdoor BBQ, covered outdoor spa, guest house and playhouse. Whether for celebrations or intimate family moments, the floor plan is simply laid out for enjoyment with bedrooms set quietly apart. Located within minutes of Sand Hill Road, downtown Palo Alto and Stanford, this home offers the kind of convenience and easy lifestyle that make it a rare find.


Fine Points

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms plus 2 half baths
  • Rare 0.68 acres of park-like grounds a block from downtown Menlo Park
  • California Mission style home perched on a circular driveway boasts luxury materials and exceptional craftsmanship
  • Warm and intuitive layout centers around middle courtyard
  • Impressive front living room with 11’ handscraped beamed ceilings & yellow osage fireplace
  • Guests greeted by authentic wrought iron doors and antique terracotta floor tiles
  • Broad eat-in kitchen’s 5-burner La Cornue range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and 2 dishwashers make serving visitors on the adjoining patio or dining room a breeze
  • Limestone countertops and tiled custom backsplash stretch below ample cabinets
  • Behind the generous walk-in pantry’s custom carved door is an elevator to the lower level
  • Vaulted and beamed family room with built-in entertainment cabinet framed by 2 Juliet balconies near powder room with copper sink and hand-painted wall art
  • Main level’s 3 ensuite bedrooms include Master Suite with French doors, dry bar and fireplace
  • Master Bath features dual dressing rooms, vanities and separate toilets that meet at jacuzzi tub and double shower
  • Get all your laundering needs met with laundry room’s 2 washers, 2 dryers, sink and storage
  • Custom 2-story “Dreams Happen” playhouse designed by Barbara Butler
  • Sizable circular 5’ deep pool doubles as a fountain with covered spa nearby
  • Paved perimeter path winds around backyard past dog run and mature redwoods
  • Wine cellar with wrought iron doors conveniently neighbors wet bar
  • Home theater with built-in screen or use as rec room
  • 4-car garage with colored, polished concrete floors via sunken driveway
  • Integrated security system with surveillance
  • Back-up generator and fire sprinkler system
  • Whole house water filtration system
  • Antique French tile roof with copper gutters and downspouts
  • Central heating and air conditioning with 4 zones and Nest thermostats
  • Outstanding proximity to downtown Menlo Park as well as Stanford University, Sand Hill Road, University Avenue and Stanford Mall.

Floor Plans


Home to more than 10,000 street trees, numerous venture capital firms, and social media giant Facebook, Menlo Park packs a lot into its 9.8 square miles. The city offers residents a lovely place to live amid tree-lined neighborhoods and a friendly community. The city of more than 33,000 got its name from two Irishmen who posted a wooden sign that read "Menlo Park" outside their massive estate in the 1850s. When the railroad came to the area a decade later, officials spotted the sign and gave the station the same name. Menlo Park incorporated twice -- first in 1874 and then in 1927 -- and remained a primarily rural community until World War I, when some 43,000 soldiers trained at Camp Fremont. Today, the city borders Redwood City, Atherton, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and Stanford University, as well as San Francisco Bay. Its populace is quite educated, with 70 percent of people older than 25 having at least a bachelor’s degree, according to 2016 United States Census Bureau data. The median household income is $122,000, and the median home value is $1.375 million. In 2011, Facebook moved its headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park. Other businesses and agencies with a strong presence in the city include SRI International and the venture capital firms of Sand Hill Road. The independent bookstore Kepler’s Books has been a local institution for decades, and numerous stores and restaurants line Santa Cruz Avenue, the city’s main shopping street. The city also offers 12 parks and a wide array of recreational activities.


Open Houses:
Thursday Evening Twilight Preview, October 3rd, 4 - 7 PM

Sunday Open House, October 6th, 1 - 4 PM

Brokers Tour:
Tuesday, October 1st, 9:30 - 1:00

Additional Showings by Appointment:
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Jami Arami