It's charming, updated, and located in a fabulous neighborhood within walking distance to shops, cafes, and nearby some of the best schools in the Bay Area.
The Willows in Menlo Park is filled with bungalows and craftsman style homes and borders Palo Alto’s prestigious Crescent Park. Within two miles to Stanford University and the thriving University Avenue business district, it also has easy access to Highway 101, the Dumbarton Bridge, and Silicon Valley.
The Willows neighborhood is a thriving community where homeowners take pride in their properties, many of which have been thoughtfully updated while retaining the quaintness of their classic detailing and style.
Enter the enchanting front garden under a romantic arch of Pomegranate tree branches, a sign of good health and prosperity, and breathe in the sweet fragrance of orange blossoms. Multiple fruit trees, including fig, orange, red Hibiscus, and sweet olive, are scattered along the lawn with nearby beds of rosemary, lemon balm, and Goji berry. This is what home is supposed to feel like.
A warm and inviting, light-filled interior showcases almost 1,300 square feet of living space and features hardwood floors, crown molding, multiple built-ins, and flexible space to create home offices and work stations.
Additional features include owned solar panels, freshly painted rooms, dual pane windows, a shared well, a gated driveway entry, and central air conditioning.
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen has been updated with granite counters, a peninsula island/breakfast bar with pendant lighting, an LG refrigerator, a KitchenAid dishwasher, a stainless sink, and stylish cabinetry. A five-stage reverse osmosis water filtration system is located at the kitchen sink. Enjoy an evening meal with a view of the front gardens.
A wood-burning fireplace with a travertine surround and a carved mantel anchors the living room. Two skylights allow natural light to illuminate this spacious room that also features built-ins on either side of the fireplace.
A niche with built-in shelves on two sides offers an ideal office space with a front-facing picture window. Enjoy the garden view and the scent of orange blossoms infusing the air.
Two bedrooms in one wing of the home include the master with a front-facing window and a large closet with a double door entry and organizers. A second bedroom also has a large closet with built-in shelving. These rooms share an updated bathroom with a single sink vanity, a tub/shower combination, and a linen closet space.
A guest room or home office is located in the opposite wing nearby a full updated bathroom with a tile floor, single sink vanity, and a glass-enclosed tub/shower combination. A stacked GE washer and dryer are also in this area.
Enjoy access to an expansive covered deck with a pitched roof that is adjacent to a flagstone patio. This “outdoor” room is ideal for gatherings, alfresco dining, or a safe play area.
The fully owned solar panels with a PG&E Net Meter account allow the homeowner to sell energy to PG&E at the peak time rates and buy-back at a non-peak time rate.
The water service from the community well, the O’Connor Tract Co-operative Water Company, charges an annual bill based on the parcel. This is substantially less than the water bill for comparable properties. There is also a water softening system for the well water.
Additional features include a tankless water heater for instant hot water. Other foliage borders the long side, gated driveway lined with high end bamboo, and includes crabapple, cherry blossoms, honeysuckle, and white and Pakistan Mulberry.
The home is within three miles to award-winning schools, including about a quarter-mile to Laurel Elementary, three miles from Hillview Middle, and about a mile and a half to Menlo/Atherton High.