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Expansive windows, clerestories and glass doors take full advantage of the home’s bucolic setting. The custom copper fireplace surround is the work of Napa-based John Kolkka, and the painting above it is by DZINE Gallery artist Paule Dubois Dupuis. A chandelier by Healdsburg’s Studio Bel Vetro lends another artisan touch to the space and is perfectly suited for the 13-foot-high ceiling. The dining table and chairs, as well as the bookcase, are from Baxter, while the curved Rod sofa and Era low tables are from Living Divani.

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The wide-plank French white oak flooring and flushmount baseboards continue upstairs (which can be accessed by the elevator). The master bedroom boasts a vaulted, wood-paneled ceiling with a glass chandelier. The Panda window is framed by Paule Dubois Dupuis artworks. Hanging above Zanotta’s Nirvana bed, which is flanked by Porro tables topped with Oluce lights, are fabric pieces by Barbara Bryn Klare.

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The marble-clad master bath includes fluted cut stone above the vanities, as well as a Waterworks free-form tub in front of a picture window.

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The light and airy kitchen, which features local millwork and Calacatta marble, is appointed with four operable skylights and a massive 12-by-7-foot Panda window. A custom hood designed and forged by John Kolkka is installed above a BlueStar range and double oven. Further making this a gourmand’s dream: an integrated refrigerator, steam oven, coffee station and pair of dishwashers—all by Miele. The Agapecasa table is surrounded by George’s chairs by Living Divani. The marble-topped island is paired with Moooi’s Carbon bar stools.

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The 15-foot-tall entry—which includes windows with Starphire glass (like the rest of the house)—is outfitted with a Studio Bel Vetro chandelier.

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Situated among towering oak and redwood trees, a just-completed modern stunner in Palo Alto will no doubt provide its new owners the best of both worlds: proximity to a 20-acre open-space preserve, plus easy access to Stanford and the downtown areas of Palo Alto and Los Altos.

The residence, sited on a 1.27-acre lot in the Esther Clark Park neighborhood, is composed of a main house whose 9,702 square feet are spread across three levels; an 840-square-foot, two-bedroom guest house located above the four-car garage; and a two-story cabana that totals 1,876 square feet.

In addition to five bedrooms, the main house boasts a wine room, spa with sauna and steam room, home theater and elevator. Outdoors amenities include a covered and heated deck, infinity pool, kitchen, shower and fire pit. And with a driveway gate forged by Studio 64 Iron Works in Santa Cruz, the home instantly impresses, setting the tone for what lies ahead. Dulcy Freeman, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty


Originally published in the July/August issue of Silicon Valley

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