Carol Carnevale • DRE# 00946687 • 650.465.5958
Nicole Aron • DRE# 00952657 • 650.740.7954
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Perfect exterior symmetry reinforces a feeling of the “golden age” of classical architecture at 1650 Waverley Street, while intelligent expansions and a “down to the studs” whole-home renovation contribute to a more contemporary casualness with flexible functionality for today. Roots date back to 1920 and this elegant property still embodies the gracious, understated nature that makes the neighborhood so desirable. Here in the heart of Old Palo Alto, grand architecture and large lots combine with a sense of community – where neighbors meet one another on evening strolls and children ride bikes on the sidewalk-lined streets.
This home comes alive as dusk falls, displaying its classic structure through a celebratory repetition of true divided light windows revealed by glowing translucent glass – nowhere more apparent than in the fully enclosed front portico. Finely crafted interior details include the pared-back drama of a clinker brick fireplace with the striking juxtaposition of perfectly milled crisp white millwork and hand-selected, style-appropriate lighting fixtures. An avant-garde touch comes alive in the kitchen where Vetrazzo recycled glass counters add colorful inspiration with a respect for repurposed materials. Behind the scenes, modern livability is effortless with the well-proportioned floor plan and modern systems including Nest temperature control, programmable lighting, and heated bathroom floors.
The home spans three above-ground levels, with every space characterized by high ceilings, abundant windows, plus versatile areas that include a music room, game room/library, customized mud room, and the top-most level for a play or office venue. Personal retreats for every lifestyle need comprise 4 bedrooms in addition to a two-story guesthouse with bedroom, bath, and full kitchen. A family office with 4 work stations could be repurposed as a 5th bedroom.
The grounds are equally compelling with an orchestration of entertaining and play spaces connected by vast stretches of lawn and punctuated with an incredible array of fruit trees and vegetable gardens for your own personal farmer’s market. Adding the finishing touch to this enviable home and location is its access to acclaimed Palo Alto schools and proximity to both Silicon Valley and San Francisco tech centers. Welcome home!
|Address:||1650 Waverley Street|
|Year Built:||1920 / 1985|
|Square Feet:||5,787 plus 1,133 for guest house|
|Lot Square Feet:||28,125|
|Bedrooms:||4 / 1 bedroom guest house|
|Bathrooms:||4 full, 2 half / 1 full in guest house|
|Garage:||Detached 2-car garage|