Sotheby's International Realty - Los Altos Hills, CA
This rare opportunity on almost 2.5 acres includes owning a piece of history as well as a nearly finished contemporary masterpiece. The property, once owned by Pulitzer Prize winning author Wallace Stegner, still includes the studio he personally built, which was relocated to the lower grounds. Today, a new contemporary home is nearing completion.
The two-story home is GreenPoint Rated and has beautiful European white oak floors throughout. All interior walls have crisp ultra-smooth finish, while floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors are in place in every major room. The floor plan is arranged for ultimate flexibility with two separate upstairs bedroom wings, a main-level junior master suite that provides flexibility for multigenerational living, plus the original Wallace Stegner studio. A tremendous deck with views out to the San Francisco Bay and ample space for a potential pool or yard offer wonderful venues for outdoor living. The setting is extremely secluded, while the close-in convenience is amazing with Highway 280 less than 2 miles away. Adding the finishing touch, this home has access to nationally acclaimed Palo Alto schools.
Details of the Home:
Exceptional opportunity to live in a brand-new estate being built by Conrado Home Builders 5 or 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths on two levels Historic Eichler-style studio with bath, personally built by Pulitzer Prize winning author Wallace Stegner and relocated to the lower grounds Approximately 6,212 total square feet Main residence: 4,453 3-car garage: 1,247 Studio: 512 GreenPoint Rated with solar power, energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, superior insulation, and excellent indoor air quality - all features of low maintenance high performance environmentally friendly home Private and secluded knoll-top location with driveway European white oak floors and ultra-smooth walls throughout Minimum of 10-foot ceilings Tremendous great room with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass overlooking the views and stacking open to a spacious deck Kitchen with island seating, walk-in pantry with wine refrigerator, plus large formal dining area Miele appliances include an induction cooktop, oven and microwave, two dishwashers, two Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers, and refrigerator/freezer Main-level junior master suite just off the foyer providing flexibility for multigenerational living, including potential walker and wheelchair access throughout the ground floor. Upstairs east wing comprises flexible-use space with an open study/bedroom/home office area, full bath, and adjoining living/fitness center Upstairs west wing includes the master bedroom suite with private view deck plus three bedrooms, each with walk-in closet and en suite bath (two with tub/shower and one with shower) Other features: radiant heat floors on ground floor; wiring for automatic shades and working security alarm; guest powder room; main-level laundry room; attached 3-car garage wired for EV charging plus separate workshop; potential pool site; functioning solar panels, predesigned for green roof, and grey water system Lot size of approximately 2.49 acres with heritage oaks and outstanding views to the Stanford hills, Stanford Dish and surrounding hillsides Just minutes to Sand Hill Road venture capital centers, Palo Alto Hills Country Club, and Highway 280 to all of Silicon Valley or San Francisco Surrounded by trail system that connects 85 miles of trails and off-road paths for nature lovers to appreciate Acclaimed Palo Alto school district: Nixon Elementary, Terman Middle, Gunn High