2001 Webster Street, Palo Alto


In stunning Santa Barbara style, this Mediterranean masterpiece welcomes you past a surrounding wall and wrought iron gate, artfully crafted, and into an atrium of arches & Spanish tile. From the atrium, a separate, private office is directly accessible, as well as the formal front entry with its new, massively impressive double wood doors opening into a generous foyer. Inside, these elements of style carry through into a formal dining room & elegant living room with paired French doors that look to the rear yard and back to the atrium.

An elegant home of distinction with Brazilian cherry wood floors, crisp white millwork, graceful arches, towering ceilings and dazzling chandeliers all finished & complimented by a designer selected palette of color. The public rooms span the main level with venues for formal living plus a wonderful chef’s kitchen and family room combination. Cabinetry is as beautiful as it is functional, with lovely selections of granite & tile. Five bedrooms are thoughtfully arranged on the upper & lower levels, highlighted by a sumptuous master suite with spa-inspired bath. Adding a finishing touch is a recreation room pre-wired and ready for a home theatre.

The private rear grounds provide healthful calm and invigoration with a flagstone patio, outdoor speakers, fire pit & surrounding lawn, plus a lap pool, hot tub & fountain. Ideally located in Old Palo Alto just minutes to Stanford, University Avenue, Caltrain, and acclaimed Palo Alto schools.

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 full-baths & 2 half-baths arranged over 3 levels

  • Massive, arched double doors open to the foyer where beautiful floors of Brazilian cherry, tall ceilings & finely crafted millwork continue throughout the main level

  • Dramatic formal living room with paired French doors opening to the atrium & rear yard, custom colored walls, extra-tall ceiling, elegant chandelier, indirect lighting and a gas-log fireplace with precast surround

  • Glass pocket doors at one end of the living room open to an office with built-in cabinetry, chandelier and French doors to the atrium

  • Formal dining room with striking contemporary chandelier, sconce & recessed art lighting, beautiful Bay window, and an adjoining butler’s pantry with a Thermador warming drawer & SubZero wine cooler

  • Richly hued kitchen cabinetry is topped in granite slab with full-height tile backsplashes, island with seating on two sides and large breakfast room with candle-style chandelier. Top of the line appliances include SubZero refrigerator & 2 additional refrigerated drawers, Thermador gas range with 2 ovens, 6 burners, pot filler & grill, additional Gaggenau wall oven, 2 dishwashers, microwave oven & trash compactor.

  • Family room is fully open to the kitchen, has beautiful decorative molding, a gas-log fireplace with precast mantelpiece and French doors to the rear grounds

  • Upstairs master suite under a coved ceiling has bay window seating with indirect & recessed lighting, plus an elaborate, custom walk-in closet, limestone & marble en suite bath with dual-sink vanity, air-jet tub, shower for two & private commode room

  • Two additional upstairs bedrooms, each with built-in cabinetry, have direct access to a shared marble & tile bathroom with dual-sink vanity plus separate room with glass-enclosed tub/shower

  • Lower-level recreation/media room is pre-wired for a home theater with surround sound speakers, gas-log fireplace, refreshment bar with mini refrigerator & sink, French doors to the patio, plus a computer/study alcove

  • Two lower-level bedroom suites: one with an outside entrance, walk-in closet & radiant floor in the bath, and one customized for office-use with hardwood floor, extensive cabinetry & library-shelving, walk-in closet, plus en suite bath & shower

  • Private rear yard features a heated, 50-foot lap pool with automated cover, large adjoining hot tub, fountain, flagstone patio, fire pit and wraparound lawn

  • Other features include: central air conditioning; re-circulating instant hot water; central vacuum; main floor powder room; lower level half-bath; new whole-house audio system controlled via Wi-Fi or in-room keypads; security system with 13-cameras & remote monitoring; laundry room with sink, dryer and 2 washers; attached 2-car garage with built-ins

  • Top-rated Palo Alto schools: Walter Hays Elementary; Greene Middle; Palo Alto High

  • Approximately 5,451 total sf: 5,042 sf of living space plus garage of 409 sf on a 8,755 sf lot

Offered at $9,980,000