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5 Robert S Drive

Menlo Park

Offered at $19,800,000

Gorgeous, premier estate on Menlo Park’s most prestigious street

6

Beds

9

Baths

SQ FT. 9,585

Lot Size: 39,787

Status: Active

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A picture-perfect chateau on the most prestigious street in Menlo Park, this six bedroom, seven bath, two half bath residence represents the epitome of luxury balanced with the warm appeal of an impeccably appointed family home

An unparalleled destination for vibrant entertaining, the residence is distinguished by its magnificent architecture, exquisite finishes and idyllic grounds, all of which combine to develop an incredible destination for modern California living.

A broad paver stone motor court bordered by lush lawn and beautifully manicured gardens offers an impressive introduction to the home.  Stepping inside, discover the dramatic foyer, a welcoming entry introducing the intricate moldings, limestone tile, wrought iron finishes and walnut details that run throughout the interior.  The awe-inspiring formal living room lies just ahead.  Centered upon a custom cast iron fireplace, this elegant gathering space is set against the backdrop of breathtaking poolside views that continue into the immediately adjacent formal dining room, an equally sophisticated venue for intimate meals shared among friends.  The aesthetically pleasing chef’s kitchen is positioned between both these refined entertaining spaces and the more casual family room just beyond.  An epicurean domain poised for social meal preparation, the kitchen is highlighted by top quality stainless appliances, quartzite counters and plentiful glazed cabinetry, with bar seating and a sunny breakfast room presenting versatile dining options.  Lavish master and guest suites offer restful quarters for family and visiting guests, while a sumptuous walnut library, executive office, laundry room, mudroom, full bath and powder room complete the main level floorplan.

A graceful floating staircase ascends to the upper level of the home, an enchanting kids’ kingdom comprised of two cheery bedrooms, a guest room and two baths, as well as several additional spaces for study and play.  Rounding out the interior, the light filled basement includes an expansive exercise room, wine cellar, powder room and abundant additional storage.

A superlative setting for outdoor festivities, the exterior grounds feature a sparkling swimming pool, a broad patio, level lawn, enclosed courtyard, dedicated garden and a gorgeous pool house with a stone-finished kitchenette and bath.  A three-car garage and a stylish second story apartment complete the exceptional livability of this one-of-a-kind residence.

  • 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 2 half baths with 9,585 +/- square feet of living space on a 39,787 +/- square foot (0.913 acre) lot
  • Built in 2003 by Davenport Construction with architecture by Jim Maliksi
  • Masterful craftsmanship with fine design elements including substantial moldings, black walnut accents, wrought iron fixtures and finishes, limestone tile and counters, custom silk draperies, French doors, lofty ceilings, recessed lighting and built-in cabinetry, as well as a slate roof and copper exterior finishes
  • Grand formal living and dining rooms featuring custom a cast iron fireplace, traditional box ceilings, artistic chandelier lighting and picturesque poolside views
  • European-inspired gourmet kitchen and family room boasting new quartzite countertop, plenty of glazed white cabinetry, stone tile backsplash, a large center island, bar seating, an adjoining butler’s pantry, secretary’s desk and breakfast room, as well as top-of-the-line stainless appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher and a Viking 6-burner range, double oven and trash compactor
  • Glorious master suite with French door rear garden views, his and hers customized walk-in closets, attractive built-ins and a spa-inspired master bath with dual marble vanities, a deep jetted tub, a glass enclosed limestone shower and a separate water closet
  • Tranquil guest suite with garden views, an adjoining limestone and tile finished bath and customized closet space
  • Delightful upper level suite of rooms including two children’s bedrooms, a guest room and two baths, in addition to play, homework and craft rooms with quaint built-in vanities, desks, window seats and cabinetry
  • 1600-bottle capacity temperature controlled wine cellar distinguished by brick flooring reclaimed from France
  • Park-like grounds defined by towering trees, thriving perennials, verdant lawns, an expansive swimming pool, scenic seating areas, a gated courtyard and irrigated garden
  • Brilliant pool house pavilion with a splendid black walnut ceiling, limestone floor tile, retractable doors, a cast stone fireplace, built-in cabinetry and a granite finished kitchenette and full bath
  • Charming over-garage apartment with private entry and a separate living room, bedroom and bath; features limestone counters, stainless appliances, built-in cabinetry and ample closet storage
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure including Lutron lighting and security, video surveillance, surround sound, high speed internet, central vacuum, well for property irrigation and a natural gas generator
  • Versatile additional spaces including a stately walnut library, executive home office, three-car garage, a generously proportioned recreation room, a well-appointed laundry room, a practical mudroom and bonus storage throughout
  • Moments from top private and public schools including Sacred Heart, Menlo School, Oak Knoll and Hillview
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