53 Magnolia Drive, Atherton

East Coast Manor in Desirable Lindenwood

Completed in 2001 with additional recent renovations, this custom home is a masterpiece of East Coast-influenced architecture – from the signature wraparound front porch to the perfect symmetry of the shuttered windows. The home’s grandeur begins with the magnificent curb appeal and continues inside where beautiful appointments include hardwood flooring throughout, European stone selections, and architectural columns. Tall ceilings and wide passageways enhance the spacious dimensions of approximately 4,400 square feet. Equally impressive is the private setting as the property is discretely situated away from the road at the end of a cul-de-sac with a gated entrance.  This estate is surrounded by verdant shade and sun gardens, crushed stone paths, manicured landscaping plus a vast limestone terrace ideal for entertaining. Located in the heart of desirable Lindenwood on approximately one acre, this home benefits from acclaimed Menlo Park schools. 

Highlights of the Home

  • Beautifully appointed East Coast-style manor

  • Desirable Lindenwood neighborhood

  • Two levels with 3 bedrooms, 2 offices (one ideal for a nursery), and 3.5 bathrooms

  • Approximately 4,400 square feet

  • Signature wraparound wood porch with hand-painted design

  • Master suite and junior master suite ideal for extended family needs

  • Attached 3-car garage

  • Electronic-gated entrance at the end of a cul-de-sac

  • Fully landscaped grounds with walking paths, fruit trees, shade and sun gardens, and vast terrace

  • Approximately .99 acre (43,260 square feet)

  • Menlo Park schools

Details of the Home


Electronic gate at the end of a cul-de-sac opens to a long driveway and motor court; signature wraparound front porch with paneled ceiling and decoratively painted flooring


Architectural columns, two-story ceiling, and curved staircase with balcony overlook; hardwood floors continue throughout the home

Living Room

Elegantly appointed with wainscot, fireplace with updated European marble mantelpiece to the ceiling, and French door to the covered porch

Dining Room

Wainscot paneling, built-in, hand-painted buffet, chandelier, and French door to covered front porch


Off-white custom cabinetry with updated solid stone countertops and matching backsplashes; casual dining area with bay window, built-in cabinetry, and desk center


Viking gas range; Thermador oven and microwave; Miele dishwasher; Sub-Zero refrigerator

Family Room

Fully open to the kitchen; fireplace with updated to-the-ceiling limestone mantelpiece; wall of sliding glass doors to rear terrace

Main-Level Office

Custom cabinetry on two sides, hand-painted wall art, and French door to front porch

Master Bedroom Suite 

Upstairs with fireplace, two walk-in closets, and remodeled bathroom in limestone, porcelain tile, and Dornbracht fixtures; dual-sink vanity, free-standing tub, frameless glass shower, bidet, and commode

Junior Master Suite

Cathedral ceiling, banquette seating, and customized walk-in closet; en suite tiled bath with whirlpool tub and glass-enclosed shower

Bedroom Suite

Double-door closet and tiled en suite bath with beadboard wainscot and shower

Upper-Level Office

Flexible-use room with dormer window adjacent to the junior master suite

Other Features

  • Half-bath with walls and ceiling paneled in natural pearl

  • Main-level laundry room with Bosch washer/dryer and sink

  • Mudroom opening to front porch and rear grounds

  • Attached 3-car garage and workshop with outside entrance via covered porch

  • Security alarm

  • Sound speakers in some rooms

  • Nest thermostats

  • Multi-zone air conditioning

  • Vast limestone tiled terrace with sensor-controlled awnings off family room and kitchen

  • Mature trees, including redwoods, numerous fruit trees, roses, and shade gardens

  • Detached, unfinished studio with flexible use

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At A Glance



List Price:






House Size:

4,400 sq ft

Lot Size:

0.99 acres