We are excited to introduce another great Palo Alto home this week – 1424 Harker Avenue. The home was originally built as a California bungalow in 1905 and the current owners expanded and updated it while retaining much of its original architectural charm. Period details include the front porch, coved ceilings, and picture rails. Hardwood floors extend through the entire lower level.
A spacious living room with bay window and fireplace leads to a separate dining room. The kitchen and family room overlook the beautiful back yard. There is one bedroom and bath on the main level. The second floor is comprised of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master suite features a lovely wall of windows and a huge walk-in closet.
A delightful garden surrounds the home. The focal point of the back yard is a brick and stone patio with a mature chitalpa tree providing shade. Lawn is bordered by planting beds bursting with color.
The detached garage accessed by an alley behind the home has been designed to function as an artist’s studio. There are 8 skylights and a bank of windows and French doors that open to a private garden.
The location is in the Community Center of North Palo Alto. This desirable neighborhood is close to exceptional public schools, Rinconada and Eleanor Pardee parks, the Rinconada Library, Palo Alto Art Center, the Children’s Library and Lucie Stern Community Center. Local residents appreciate the proximity to downtown Palo Alto as well.
Community Center is one of the earliest North Palo Alto neighborhoods and the street derived its name from Catherine Harker who founded Miss Harker’s School for Girls located at Harker Avenue and Harriet Street. While the school is no longer located here it developed into the well-known Harker Academy.
We hope that you will join us at our public open houses being held on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Nicole will be hosting and will look forward to welcoming you then.