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259 MARVIN AVENUE

LOS ALTOS

4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Baths / 3,687 sq. ft. / 18,193 lot
Most wanted location! At the end of a private, beautiful lane. Walk to Village Street. Completed just one year ago, this home is a modern interpretation of the classic farmhouse. Employing state-of-the-art passive house design principles, the home is built to the highest standards of energy efficiency, net-zero energy use, comfort, and healthy building technologies. Every aspect for clean living has been considered – from the sustainable materials used to the integrated systems behind the scenes for heating and cooling – a clear statement that elevates “green” to a new standard of living.

Most wanted location! At the end of a private, beautiful lane. Walk to Village Street.  Completed just one year ago, this home is a modern interpretation of the classic farmhouse. Employing state-of-the-art passive house design principles, the home is built to the highest standards of energy efficiency, net-zero energy use, comfort, and healthy building technologies. Every aspect for clean living has been considered – from the sustainable materials used to the integrated systems behind the scenes for heating and cooling – a clear statement that elevates green” to a new standard of living.

The sleek design is flexible and open with a strong connection to the outdoor spaces. European avant-garde cabinetry and plumbing fixtures are masterfully modern and functionally beautiful. Solid wide plank white oak floors seamlessly tie every room together in quiet harmony beneath exceptionally tall ceilings. And, outdoor living spaces follow suit with a minimalist perspective.

Modern design with an environmental stewardship – a new alternative for Silicon Valley living.

At a Glance

  • Modern farmhouse constructed in January 2014
  • Architecture by Richard Beard of BAR Architects, San Francisco
  • Passive design for the highest energy efficiency
  • Net-zero energy use
  • Solar powered electricity
  • Open concept living area plus 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths
  • Modern European cabinetry, fixtures, and hardware
  • Wide plank solid white oak floors throughout
  • Approximately 3,687 square feet of living space
  • Attached 2-car garage with electric charging station
  • Drought-tolerant and fully irrigated landscape design with raised garden beds
  • Vast bluestone and sanded terraces, one with gas fireplace
  • Lot size of approximately .42 acre (18,193 square feet)
  • Less than one-half mile to the Village
  • Los Altos schools

A Walk Through the Home

Common Features – Wide plank white oak floors in every room; smooth-finished walls; all bathroom fixtures and faucets by Antonio Lupi and Italian Mutina ceramic tiles; German triple-glazed doors and windows by Sorpetaler; German cabinetry by Bulthaup

Green Features – 10.5 kW solar panel electricity with net-zero energy usage; no VOC paints, zero-formaldehyde woods and trims, and insulation using recycled denim; Cree LED lights inside and outside; 4-zone heat pump cooling and heating with heat recovery ventilator and hybrid 80-gallon water heater; standing seam metal roof

Entrance – Fully fenced and gated front yard with low maintenance, drought-tolerant design; covered front porch with slate finishes

Living/Dining Area – Six double French doors at the front and three sets to the rear; significant LED lighting; media area with in-wall speakers

Kitchen – German Bulthaup cabinetry and counters with expansive island; separation of cooking and serving areas with Miele induction cooktop, 2 Miele ovens, and Miele dishwasher;  separate pantry/preparation room with Miele dishwasher and 48-inch Liebherr refrigerator and freezer

Bedrooms 1 & 2 and Bath – Each with French doors to the grounds, walk-in closet, and direct access to shared bath; glass-topped vanity with 2 vessel sinks and rain shower

Master Suite – French doors and matching windows on two walls to the rear grounds; walk-in closet; en suite bath with dual-sink vanity, free-standing tub, private commode room, and two Antonio Lupi rain showers plus handheld sprays

Bedroom Suite 4 – French doors to a private terrace, walk-in closet, and en suite bath with ceiling-mounted Antonio Lupi rain shower and handheld spray

Other Interior Features – powder room; laundry room with stainless steel utility sink and stainless steel Whirlpool washer and dryer; attached and oversized 2-car climate-controlled garage with sink and 70 amp 240v electric charging station

Grounds – Fully irrigated with lawn and raised garden beds; vast bluestone and sanded terraces; side terrace with masonry Rumford fireplace