38 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Atherton

Spanning approximately 1.5 level acres in central Atherton, this property offers myriad possibilities. The East Coast-style manor home, built in 1995, is beautifully appointed with classic and timeless interiors or alternatively offers an excellent opportunity to remodel or even build new. The two-story home was designed with entertaining in mind, complete with a centrally located bar, tremendous kitchen and family room combination, and elegant formal venues. There are 4 bedrooms, including a main-level master suite with relaxing sauna and terrace access. The grounds are magnificent with vast stretches of lawn, rose gardens, and mature trees. Located in the most expensive ZIP code in America, per Forbes magazine, this property is minutes to downtown Menlo Park, Stanford University, Silicon Valley tech and venture capital centers, as well as two international airports. 

Highlights of the Home

  • Central Atherton on approximately 1.54 acres

  • East Coast-style manor built in 1995

  • 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths 

  • Approximately 4,225 square feet of living space 

  • Classic and timeless interiors with hardwood floors, crown moldings, and extensive built-ins 

  • Living room with fireplace plus formal dining room

  • Tremendous kitchen and family room combination with adjacent bar

  • Main-level master bedroom suite with sauna

  • Detached 3-car carport with significant storage and wine cellar

  • Beautiful gated grounds with vast lawns, roses, and potting/vegetable area


Details of the Home



Classic East Coast manor style beyond a gated crushed stone driveway encircling a magnificent tree


Front door, bordered by sidelights, opens to a grand foyer with marble floor and three sets of French doors to the rear terrace

 Living Room   

Elegant formal venue with fireplace and hardwood floors, which continue into the main living areas 

 Dining Room  

Formal room has wainscot paneling and an octagonal tray ceiling; adjoining butler’s area with sink, icemaker, walk-in pantry, and entertainment bar with beer tap refrigerator and pass-through to the foyer


White cabinetry topped with ceramic tiled counters and full backsplashes includes an island and peninsula counter open to the family room; knotty wood paneling extends throughout


Thermador gas cooktop with 4 burners and griddle; 2 Thermador ovens; Miele dishwasher; KitchenAid compactor; Sub-Zero refrigerator

Family Room

Tall cathedral ceiling, separate breakfast area, and two sets of French doors to the terrace; fireplace plus extensive floor-to-ceiling cabinetry on three walls with integrated desk center and media area 

 Master Bedroom Suite

Main-level bedroom has a wall of built-ins, tall vaulted ceiling, terrace access, and large walk-in closet; en suite tiled bath with sauna, separate vanities, deep tub, shower, and private commode room

 Upstairs Bedrooms and Baths

Two bedrooms, one with extensive built-ins and each with direct access to a shared bath with dual-sink vanity and separate room with sky-lit shower; a third bedroom has an en suite bath with tub, overhead shower, and operable skylight


Other Features

  • Formal powder room

  • Sky-lit staircase landing with banquette seating and library storage

  • Nest thermostat, security alarm, and sound speakers in some rooms

  • Laundry room with sink, Maytag washer and dryer, and secondary refrigerator

  • Tremendous walk-in attic storage

  • 3-car carport with wall of storage closets and breezeway access

  • Customized wine cellar behind the carport

  • Vast front and rear lawns, partially covered flagstone terrace, and playhouse

  • Roses, greenhouse, potting sheds, and 4 raised vegetable beds


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At A Glance



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Lot Size:

1.54 Acres