European classic estate property in park-like setting on cul de sac location in West Atherton

129 Karen Way, Atherton

This remarkable and elegant home set in a formal garden unfolds before your eyes with its artistic details and luxurious textures. Enter through a 10-foot front door set in limestone and find yourself in a naturally lit entry with 12-foot beamed ceilings with limestone tiled floor. Peek into the inviting sun room or the office, both featuring eucalyptus hardwood floors that flow into the rest of the home. This home’s style is an attractive intersection of European luxury with California living in mind. Nearly every room has at least three or more sets of French doors leading outside. Its spacious rooms provide formal entertainment options as well as comfortable everyday living. There are three bedroom suites in the main residence as well as an office, bar, library, sun room, TV/family room and chef’s kitchen. The kitchen has a huge window over the sink, a limestone slab backsplash and granite countertops. There is a stainless steel Thermador cook top, dual Thermador ovens, full wine refrigerator and SubZero refrigerator all built into alder cabinetry. A separate guest house has a full bath and a complete kitchen/living area.

Natural sealed eucalyptus wood floors provide luxurious texture and the cool limestone entry adds a touch of formality. Extensive built-ins and thoughtful storage take advantage of every hallway, pantry and bedroom. Artistic touches like a faux-stone painted stove hood, three limestone wood-burning fireplaces and various marble and tile counters and floors add unique design elements. The master suite has a spacious but cozy sitting area with a petite limestone wood-burning fireplace, a luxurious creamy wool carpet, French doors and a full walk-in closet. The master bathroom has a dual cream marble vanity with limestone tile floor, a separate Jacuzzi tub and glassed-in limestone shower.

The lush grounds of aproximately1.2 acres have formality and privacy with boxwood borders and mature oaks and redwood trees on the perimeter. There are many entertainment areas, including a wraparound stone patio, lawns, a gazebo, barbecue area and planting beds. The home’s sought-after west Atherton location is in close proximity to Stanford University, Sand Hill Road and excellent Las Lomitas schools.

Offered at $5,925,000

Architecture + Design

Summary of the Home

  • Located on West Atherton cul-de-sac
  • Grand entry with limestone tile,12’ ceilings and eucalyptus hardwood floors
  • 3 full bedroom suites with baths plus guest house
  • Impressive living room with carved limestone fireplace; coffered ceiling, multiple French doors to the rear gardens
  • Formal dining room with garden views and thoughtfully designed butler’s pantry-dedicated U-Line ice maker and sink
  • Warm European kitchen with large granite island two sinks, dual ovens, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances
  • Family room with third wood-burning fireplace, built-in 60-inch big-screen television and French doors to patio
  • Upstairs bedroom suite with rear facing windows and marble-tiled bathroom
  • First-floor dedicated office with built-in cabinets
  • Sun room with 10-foot windows and French doors
  • 2 ground-floor powder rooms with marble counters
  • Guest room with full bath featuring marble slab countertop
  • Library with walls of built-in bookshelves and a bar with black leathered-granite counter, brass sink and wine refrigerator
  • Detached 3-car garage
  • Generator with power for entire home
  • Guest house with full bathroom and living space
  • Laundry room with GE front-loading washer and dryer, granite countertops, a plethora of light and built-in cabinets
  • Private 1.2 acres with beautiful, lush landscaping including mature trees, lawns and plenty of entertainment areas
  • Approximately 4,799 square feet plus guest house and 3-car garage
  • Close proximity to Stanford University or Sand Hill Road
  • Excellent Las Lomitas schools

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