September 20, 2020

Sponsored: This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in a lovely Menlo Park neighborhood offers access to terrific schools, shopping, dining

It’s charming, updated, and located in a fabulous neighborhood within walking distance to shops, cafes, and near 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.

This home in Menlo Park’s Willows area is nestled between Willow Road and University Avenue. 

Within 2 miles of 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 at 1970 Menalto Ave. 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.

A sweet arch of trees welcomes you into the front yard, a lovely respite as the day turns to night. 

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 workstations.

Additional features include owned solar panels, freshly painted rooms, dual-pane windows, a shared well, a gated driveway entry and central air conditioning.

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The home features hardwood floors, built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace. 

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 built-in shelving. A second bedroom also has a large closet. 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 near 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.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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