1628 Stanford Avenue, Menlo Park

Exceptional Custom Home and Grounds

This stunning home makes a commanding first impression on a premier street in West Menlo Park. The craftsmanship and interior design are classic and timeless with hardwood floors, crown moldings, and extensive custom cabinetry. Arranged over three levels, the spacious 6-bedroom floor plan easily accommodates large gatherings, extended family members and/or an au pair. The lower level is exceptional with multiple recreation areas, a full bar, an amazing home theatre for movie nights at home, plus a room suitable for a wine cellar or possible fitness center. Equally impressive are the rear grounds with spa, barbecue center, vegetable gardens, and mini orchard.Adding the finishing touch is the home’s access to acclaimed Menlo Park schools, including Oak Knoll Elementary and Hillview Middle. Remarkable in its beauty and incredible livability – all in a sought-after location midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley – this is the ultimate family or executive retreat.

 Highlights of the Home


·     Premier West Menlo Park neighborhood

·     Custom design with exceptional craftsmanship completed in 2007

·     6 bedrooms, office, 6 full baths, and 2 half-baths

·     Approximately 6,000 square feet on three levels

·     Main- and lower-level bedrooms plus upstairs master suite and three additional bedrooms

·     Fabulous bright and light chef’s kitchen and adjoining family room 

·     Tremendous lower level with multiple recreation areas, full bar, sound-proof movie theatre, and wine or fitness room

·     Exceptional rear yard with vast lawn, barbecue center, large spa, vegetable gardens, and orchard

·     More than one-third acre (approximately 14,000 square feet)

·     Excellent Menlo Park schools: Oak Knoll Elementary, Hillview Middle, Menlo-Atherton High


Details of the Home – Public Rooms



Walnut front door with leaded glass sidelights; Versailles-patterned travertine floors; all wood staircase with white balustrades beneath a skylight

Living Room

Hardwood floors (that continue on the main level), gas-log fireplace, and tray ceiling

Dining Room

Wainscot, ceiling and crown moldings, and new chandelier


Pristine white cabinetry topped in granite slab, island with counter seating, and large customized walk-in pantry; casual dining area with additional cabinetry and chandelier


Thermador gas cooktop; two Thermador ovens, microwave, and warming drawer; two Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers; two Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers; Sub-Zero refrigerator with cabinet panels

Family Room

Abundant custom cabinetry with media area, French doors to rear yard, fireplace, and tall vaulted ceiling


Just off the foyer, next to the informal front entrance and half-bath

Recreation Rooms

Tremendous lower-level area with two distinct spaces perfect for play, recreation, and entertaining; French doors open to a patio with stairs to the rear yard; full bar with counter seating, GE microwave and U-Line refrigerator and wine cooler


Upholstered sound-proof walls, room-darkening window coverings, cinema screen, projection system, and tiered seating for seven

Wine Room (optional fitness/play room)

Wine cellar with customized racking (available, but not currently installed) or optionally this room could be used as a fitness center or playroom


Details of the Home – Personal Accommodations

Main-Level Bedroom Suite

Bedroom and en suite bath with frameless glass shower

Upstairs Master Suite 

Cathedral ceiling, fireplace, French door to a large balcony, and two customized walk-in closets; en suite all-marble bath with separate vanities, whirlpool tub, shower for two, and private commode room

Upstairs Bedroom Suites

Three additional bedrooms, each with en suite bath (one with shower and two with tub and overhead shower)

Lower-Level Bedroom and Bath

Bedroom with two closets and adjacent bath with oversized shower


Other Features

  • Two main-level half-baths

  • Main-level laundry room with sink 

  • Formal and informal front entrances

  • Attached 2-car garage

  • Security alarm

  • 3-zone central air conditioning

  • Two water heaters, one tankless

  • Oversized, very private rear yard with vast lawn, built-in barbecue center with warming drawer and refrigerator, deck with large spa, multiple patios, side yard with raised vegetable beds, and small orchard

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