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2135 Emerson Street


5,812 sq. ft. home / 10,000 sq. ft. / 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms

Exceptional New Home in Old Palo Alto

–  5,812 square foot home
10,000 square foot lot
– 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms

In Palo Alto’s most sought-after location, this new three-story custom home was designed by acclaimed architects Young and Borlik with elevated design and functionality in mind. The sleek design is flexible and open with a strong connection to the outdoor spaces on each level and lofty ceilings, including 10 feet tall on the lower level. Custom walnut cabinetry, exceptional quartzite and marble finishes, 4 high-end linear fireplaces, and white oak floors enhance the ambiance at every turn.

A separate living room gives way to the great room with formal dining area and stunning kitchen while the lower level offers the ultimate gathering place for entertaining, complete with full bar and modern wine cellar for the most discerning collector. With 7 bedrooms, an office, fitness center, and 6.5 bathrooms, this home is ready for any lifestyle need, including working from home and extended family.

The grounds are fully landscaped, and this home is just blocks to numerous parks and playgrounds. All of this, plus access to outstanding Palo Alto schools and minutes to Stanford University – an excellent place to call home in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Details of the Home

– Solid walnut front door with inlaid horizontal glass panes; white ash hardwood floors extend throughout the main and lower levels
– Formal living room features custom solid walnut cabinetry, cut-glass halo chandelier, and high-end Ortal frameless gas fireplace with elevated Crema Marfil hearth beneath media.
– Double pocket doors conceal a sky-lit office just off the foyer.
– Tremendous great room includes a formal dining alcove with linear glass chandelier and French doors to the side, plus an inviting everyday living. space with linear gas fireplace beneath media and flanked by custom cabinetry topped in solid walnut; stacking sliding glass doors open to a covered sky-lit travertine patio.
 Stunning chef’s kitchen has soft white cabinetry and a 13-foot-long solid walnut island with seating for 6, all topped in Antolini Italian Porcelain counters with full-height, book-matched backsplashes.
– Appliances: Wolf range with 6 burners, griddle, and 2 ovens; Wolf oven and steam oven; Bosch dishwasher; 2 Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers; Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer; Lanbo wine cooler.
– Main-level bedroom suite, ideal for guests or an office, with double French doors to the front grounds.
– Upstairs primary suite with elevated gas fireplace surrounded in Italian oyster marble, customized walk-in closet, and sliding glass doors to a private terrace with waterproofed planter and park-like views; the en suite bath, with Italian oyster marble finishes, has a dual-sink vanity, free-standing tub, curbless steam shower, and opaque glass-enclosed commode room.
– Bedroom suite with quartzite vanity and shower with penny tile feature wall.
– Two bedrooms, one with built-in desk center and each with direct access to a shared bath with dual-sink vanity and tub with overhead shower, all finished with innovative Azerocare-treated marble.
–  Lower-level recreation room has a linear gas fireplace beneath media flanked by solid walnut-framed floating shelves; double sliding glass doors open to a large patio; a full bar includes espresso-hued cabinetry with island seating, all topped in honed quartzite; appliances include a wine cooler, dishwasher, and two refrigerator drawers.
– Temperature-controlled wine cellar wrapped in frameless glass with custom metal racking.
– Custom-crafted solid walnut track-hung doors conceal a multi-purpose room ideal for a fitness center.
– Two bedrooms, one with en suite bath with tub and overhead shower and one with access to a hallway bath with curbless frameless-glass shower and all quartzite finishes.
– Systems
    • Wired for whole-home Sonos audio, including 5.1 surround sound in great room and recreation room
    • Ring video doorbell
    • Multi-zone air conditioning
    • Security alarm
    • Heated floors in all upper-level bathrooms
    • App-controlled drip irrigation
    • Patio plumbed with gas for barbecue kitchen
– Other Features
    • Formal powder room with MTI SculptureStone counter vanity
    • Customized mud room with sink, banquette seating, and ribbon glass door to the driveway
    • Upstairs laundry room with custom cabinets, stacked Electrolux washer/dryer, and Mojito marble folding counter
    • Significant built-in custom cabinetry in lower-level hallway plus two extra-large storage rooms, one plumbed for laundry
    • Detached and finished one-car garage, or flexible-use space, with sliding glass doors to the rear yard
    • Custom organizers in all closets
    • Extra-deep coved crown moldings in most rooms
    • Standing seam metal roof
    • Fully landscaped front and rear yards with low-water and native species; raised vegetable beds; custom playground