42 Camino Por Los Arboles, Atherton
This striking home presents a graceful balance of classic Craftsman architecture with modern livability on a rarely available 1.45 acres surrounded by estate properties. Built in 2001, the home boasts a sophisticated flair with the absolute perfect floor plan for today when space is needed for working from home, distance learning, and recreation.
Beyond the impressive curb appeal, with its shingled exterior and columned portico, impeccable details unfold inside as well with beautiful maple floors and contrasting thresholds that define room entrances. Numerous skylights and a predominant palette of white, along with expansive windows and glass doors, combine for a bright and light ambiance. A grand living room offers custom built-ins, a Rumford-style fireplace, music alcove, and multiple French doors to a wraparound covered porch overlooking the pool and gardens. The formal dining room is just off the gourmet kitchen, which features high-end appliances and an island with counter seating beneath towering skylights.
There are two dedicated spaces for working and studying, including a handsomely appointed library and a customized office off the kitchen. Two bedrooms upstairs each have a built-in desk center, the finished and carpeted lower level is tremendous flexible-use space, and a huge upstairs art studio with half-bath would also make an ideal office. There are 5 bedrooms, including 4 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs plus 1 bedroom and 1.5 baths on the main level. Rounding out the home are 2-car attached and detached garages, each with significant storage space and one with wiring for EV charging.
The finishing touch to this very special home is the enchanting rear grounds and oversized pool with automated cover, separate spa and fountain, synthetic lawn for play, plus raised vegetable beds. Expansive patio space includes a barbecue center and arbor-covered lounge areas for dining and poolside relaxation. This home also benefits from access to excellent Menlo Park schools and its central Atherton location makes it equally convenient to cafes and restaurants in downtown Menlo Park or on the Alameda.