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1715 Bay Laurel Drive, Menlo Park

Luxurious Custom Home on a Creekside Setting

A sense of privacy envelops this European-inspired residence while still being close to Stanford University and the fast pace of Silicon Valley. Situated on a cul-de-sac street on more than one-quarter acre, the home unfolds in elegant luxury with fine hardwoods and ornate millwork extending through the main living areas, plus rich cherry built-ins in several rooms. 4 bedrooms and an office, highlighted by a luxurious master suite with sitting room and private balcony, are thoughtfully arranged across three levels to provide ample accommodations for every need. There are many venues for entertainment and relaxation, including a gorgeous granite kitchen, theatre/recreation room, fitness studio, and tiled crafts room. Outside, the manicured rear grounds are as peaceful as they are beautiful, complete with an outdoor kitchen, crushed glass fire pit, and fragrant gardens, all overlooking tranquil San Francisquito Creek. Adding to the appeal is the home’s close-in location just minutes to shopping and dining in downtown Menlo Park or Stanford Shopping Center, plus with access to the highly acclaimed Menlo Park schools.

Summary of the Home

  • Custom home with elegant European appeal
  • Three levels with 4 bedrooms, office, and 4.5 bathrooms
  • Approximately 5,256 square feet of living space
  • Fine hardwood floors and detailed millwork throughout main living areas
  • Theatre/recreation room, fitness studio, and craft room
  • Gorgeous creekside grounds with outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and gardens
  • Over one-quarter acre (approximately 11,934 square feet)
  • Attached 2-car garage with wiring for electric car charger
  • Excellent Menlo Park schools

Foyer                    

Paneled front door flanked by sidelights opens to grand 2-story foyer with balcony overlook crowned by a dazzling chandelier; fine hardwood floors, detailed millwork, and recessed lighting are introduced and continue throughout the main living areas

Living Room         

Arched entrance and ornate crown moldings, plus recessed lighting; gas-log fireplace surrounded in carved stone mantelpiece

Office                   

Off the living room, with French doors to the terrace, plus extensive built-ins, including desk and banquette seating

Dining Room        

Formal venue with two built-in china cabinets, French doors to the rear grounds, and a sparkling chandelier suspended from a decorative medallion

Kitchen                 

Handsomely appointed with floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry, granite slab countertops, and full-height granite backsplashes; large center island, topped in granite with scalloped corners, has seating set beneath glass pendant lights; built-in corner workstation

Appliances           

Viking 6-burner gas cooktop with custom hood; Thermador oven and microwave; dishwasher; Sub-Zero paneled refrigerator

Family Room       

Fully open to the kitchen with recessed lighting and sound speakers; gas-log fireplace with cast stone mantelpiece flanked by windows with banquette seating; French doors open to the rear terrace

Master Suite         

Upstairs master retreat beyond a double-door entrance has hardwood floors, detailed crown molding, and gas-log fireplace outlined in granite; sitting room, also ideal as an office, plus custom walk-in closet; en suite granite bath has dual-sink vanity, BainUltra jetted tub, and Thermasol steam shower with four shower heads and hand-held spray; French door opens to a private, slate-tiled balcony

Bedroom Suites    

Two suites, each with recessed lighting, sound speakers, crown molding and hardwood floor; one bath finished in travertine with tub and overhead shower, one bath finished in slate with tub and overhead shower

Recreation Room  

Lower level with lush carpeting, cinema screen, and projection system; oversized sliding glass door opens to a lightwell

Fitness Studio      

Recessed lighting, cushioned carpeting, plus sliding glass door to lightwell patio

Craft Room          

Tile floor, glazed cabinets topped in travertine, sink, and corner-mounted television; sliding glass door opens to a private slate-tiled lightwell patio

Bedroom 4 & Bathroom        

Lower-level carpeted bedroom with sliding glass door to lightwell patio; adjacent travertine bath with frameless glass shower

Grounds

Private, fully landscaped oasis with venues for dining and relaxation, including natural stone patio with outdoor kitchen and crushed glass fire pit, colorful gardens, level lawn, plus elevated deck overlooking San Francisquito Creek

Other Features

  • Formal powder room with vessel sink
  • Laundry/mudroom with exterior access, sink, cabinetry, plus Kenmore washer and dryer
  • Landing with large skylight
  • Wine cellar
  • Storage room
  • Sound speakers
  • Security alarm
  • Air conditioning
  • Central vacuum
  • Attached 2-car garage with custom doors and wiring for electric car charger

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At A Glance

Status:

For Sale

List Price:

$6,195,000

Bedrooms:

4

Bathrooms:

4.5

House Size:

5,256

Lot Size:

11,934 SF