12774 Leander

12774 Leander Drive, Los Altos Hills

  • Beds 6
  • Baths 5.5
  • Living 5,011 sq ft
  • Lot 43,560 sq ft
  • Sold for $6,300,000

Expanded and remodeled from the ground up, this impressive home offers unparalleled privacy set on a beautifully landscaped 1-acre parcel. Through every expansive window are stunning views of the meticulously manicured gardens, and the interior living and entertaining spaces flow seamlessly to the outdoors for quintessential California indoor/outdoor living. On the main level, you have the grand living room, intimate dining room, gourmet kitchen, family room, and quiet study, while six bedrooms including the primary suite and an additional guest suite sit on the top level. For even more entertaining space, a detached recreation/theater room opens directly to the covered dining patio. Encircling the home, architectural gardens sit on three terraced levels presenting gorgeous textures and colors interspersed with flagstone patios, fountains, and pergola-covered garden rooms, each designed to be enjoyed as an individual experience. An enchanting, one-of-a-kind property minutes from town and just two blocks from Fremont Hills Country Club which has swimming, tennis, and equestrian facilities! 

Amenities of the Home include:

  • A truly enchanting property offering the best of California indoor/outdoor living
  • Expanded and remodeled from the ground up in 2004 with designer style
  • A meticulously manicured one acre parcel (43,560 square feet) complete with architectural plantings and mature perimeter trees providing unparalleled privacy and tranquility
  • Two blocks from Fremont Hills Country Club which has swimming, tennis, and equestrian facilities
  • 6 bedrooms, study, and 5.5 bathrooms
  • Detached recreation/theater room with a state-of-the-art video projection system 
  • Approximately 4,600 square feet of living space in the main house, plus an additional 411 square foot recreation/theater room for a total of 5,011 square feet
  • High-quality construction, gleaming hardwood floors, luxury finishes, and custom millwork
  • Set back from the street behind tall hedging, mature Japanese maples, fruit and shade trees, the home has timeless curb appeal and a designer hued Hardie plank exterior highlighted by crisp white trim
  • Welcoming you to the home, a covered wraparound porch is the perfect place to sit and take in the surrounding gardens
  • Two extended-width paver stone driveways offer ample off-street parking
  • A wood door with inset glass and sidelights opens to the impressive entry foyer
  • Two wide doorways provide access to the grand living room with soaring 12 foot ceilings, crown moldings, three sets of French doors to the yard for easy entertaining and seamless flow to the outdoors, a wall of windows with views of a gorgeous two-level water feature, a stately gas fireplace with a granite surround and hearth, two to-the-ceiling bookcases, recessed lighting, and double doors to the dining room
  • The intimate dining room features a glass pendant chandelier, a wall of windows, access to the living room, pocket doors to the family room, and recessed lighting
  • Serving the main level, the powder room features a granite-topped vanity and a full framed mirror with a built-in light fixture
  • The open-concept kitchen and family room offer an incredible gathering space with easy access to the yard
  • The gourmet eat-in kitchen features deep quartzite countertops, a large center island with under-counter storage and a prep sink, full-height tile backsplashes, a deep farm sink with a garden-view window above, a built-in workstation, coffee bar, large walk-in pantry, a floating breakfast bar overlooking the family room, and lovely breakfast nook with two walls of windows, track lighting, and French doors to the patio 
  • Top-of-the-line appliances include: Wolf 6-burner gas range with a grill and double ovens, a Sub-Zero double door refrigerator, Miele warming drawer, KitchenAid microwave, and two Bosch dishwashers
  • Easily accessible from the yard and recreation room, the mudroom features tile floors, extensive linen storage, a Dutch door to the patio, granite work counters, a utility sink, Kenmore washer and dryer, and a full bathroom with a granite-topped single-sink vanity, and a frameless glass-enclosed shower with a tile surround and a window
  • Offering a wonderful space to work from home, the main-level study enjoys tall garden-view windows on three walls, a central gas fireplace, substantial built-ins and bookcases, recessed lighting, and a built-in desk center
  • Upstairs, a spacious bedroom suite is ideal for guests or in-laws with high arched ceilings, a clerestory window, Murphy bed, a lighted ceiling fan, two walls of windows for natural light, a fully-customized cedar-lined closet, and an ensuite bath with a granite-topped single-sink vanity, tile floors, a glass-enclosed stall shower, window, and ample medicine cabinet storage
  • The second bedroom features two tall windows overlooking the gardens, recessed lighting, attic access, and a customized closet with bifold doors 
  • The hall bathroom features tile floors, a glass-enclosed tub with an overhead shower and tile surround, a skylight, and a tile-topped single-sink vanity
  • The third bedroom features windows on two walls with views of the incredible yard, a customized closet with sliding doors, and recessed lighting 
  • A full bathroom offers large-scale tile floors, a tile-topped single-sink vanity, and a large glass-enclosed stall shower with a bench seat and window for light and ventilation
  • The fourth bedroom features a customized closet with sliding doors, recessed lighting, and a garden-view window
  • The fifth bedroom features recessed lighting, attic access, windows on two walls with lush tree views, and a customized closet with sliding doors
  • The expansive primary suite features a wide picture window along nearly an entire wall revealing views of the gardens and yard, windows on two additional walls for light and views, recessed lighting, a large customized walk-in closet with attic access, and a spacious ensuite bath with large-scale tile floors, two granite-topped vanities, and a steam shower with a bench seat, handheld spray, decorative tile feature strip, and a frameless glass enclosure
  • Above the second story, three extensive attic areas offer generous storage space
  • Just off the kitchen, a fabulous covered dining patio enjoys built-in heaters and easy access to the outdoor kitchen with tile countertops, hand painted tile backsplashes, a Lynx built-in barbecue and side burner, and an adjacent stacked stone gas fireplace
  • The detached recreation/theater room opens to the dining patio and features a JVC 4K digital projector, 3 ft monitor audio speakers, a retractable 9 ft screen, soaring vaulted ceilings, engineered wood floors, track and recessed lighting, a lighted ceiling fan, windows on three walls, air conditioning, a glass-view door, and a sliding glass door to the patio
  • The main-level patio extends around the side of the home to a fire pit with a adjacent stone waterfall that carries down from the upper terrace
  • Four vine-covered arbors lead up to the middle terrace
  • On the middle terrace level, flagstone and synthetic lawn pathways lead through manicured plantings 
  • A garden arch opens to a large patio or ideal croquet court with synthetic lawn, lush surround, and a walkway to the hot tub patio
  • Providing plenty of space for play or entertaining, a stretch of synthetic lawn is bordered by manicured plantings and trees 
  • From the lawn area, meandering decomposed granite walkways lead down to a tranquil pergola-covered garden room with gorgeous plantings, two water features, and a grove of tall redwood trees
  • Numerous productive fruit trees: lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, pomegranate, apple, and plum
  • Fully-fenced vegetable garden with five state-of-the-art raised aluminum garden beds
  • Incredibly rare property where the orientation of the house and the mature landscaping shield the home from any neighbors and allow for the utmost privacy
  • A utility road runs along the side of the property offering convenient work access and two garden sheds
  • Additional features of the home: Solar panels; New 100 gallon water heater; Full kitchen remodel in 2017; Main-level sound speakers; New Lennox HVAC system; TimberTec decking; Landscaping lighting; Irrigation system
  • Attached, oversized two-car garage 
  • Top-rated Palo Alto schools: Lucille M. Nixon Elementary, Ellen Fletcher Middle School, Henry M. Gunn High School (buyer to confirm enrollment)
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Specific Schools

Elementary School

Lucille M. Nixon Elementary

Middle School

Ellen Fletcher Middle School

High School

Henry M. Gunn High