161 Walter Hays

161 Walter Hays Drive, Palo Alto

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3
  • Living 2,378 sq ft
  • Lot 7,439 sq ft
  • Sold for $3,690,000

This home is situated on an idyllic tree-lined street in the coveted Green Gables neighborhood and has a flexible floor plan ready to accommodate family living and entertaining. The main level consists of the spacious living room, newly renovated kitchen, dining room, expansive family room with built-ins and a door to the yard, a light-filled bedroom, and the well-sized primary suite. Upstairs, an additional bedroom suite enjoys vaulted ceilings, numerous windows, access to a private balcony, and a convenient office nook. The lush backyard wraps around the home and features a vast concrete patio, raised garden beds, and tall perimeter trees and hedging for privacy. Located just minutes to major commute routes connecting to all of Silicon Valley, as well as the public library, Rinconada Park, downtown Palo Alto, Midtown Palo Alto, Stanford, and major tech employers. All of this, with access to top-rated Palo Alto schools!

Amenities of the Home include:

  • A home with a flexible floor plan ready to accommodate functional family living, and entertaining
  • Situated on an idyllic tree-lined street in the coveted Green Gables neighborhood
  • 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Approximately 2,378 square feet
  • Lot size of approximately 7,439 square feet
  • Classic curb appeal with a newly painted exterior, mature shade tree, freshly landscaped front yard, and a wide pebble stone driveway for off-street parking
  • Tiled entry foyer with a skylight overhead, two coat closets, and an entry hall with refinished parquet wood floors that continue throughout the home
  • Living room with soaring vaulted ceilings, a painted brick fireplace with a traditional surround, recessed lighting, and a wall of windows and French doors to the yard
  • The newly renovated kitchen features stunning white quartz countertops, full-height subway-set tile backsplashes, a wide stainless steel sink with a pull-down faucet, abundant painted wood cabinetry, and windows for natural light 
  • Appliances include: Sanyo microwave, Frigidaire wall oven, Frigidaire dishwasher, KitchenAid smooth cooktop, and a GE refrigerator
  • The dining room is open to the kitchen and has windows on three walls for natural light, a central drum light, and a door to the side yard
  • Adjacent to the kitchen, a large walk in pantry has built-in storage, a work counter, and bar sink
  • The first bedroom features a window overlooking the yard and a closet with bifold doors
  • The hall bathroom has tile floors, a wide single-sink vanity topped in tile, windows overlooking the side yard, and a glass-enclosed tub with an overhead shower
  • The main-level primary suite features wide windows overlooking the backyard and an en suite bath with a single-sink vanity, tile floors, and a glass-enclosed stall shower
  • Sitting at the back of the home, the family room features carpeted floors, a fireplace with a tile surround, vaulted ceilings, windows along two walls including tall clerestory windows, track lighting, a wall of built-ins, two closets, and French doors to the yard
  • Upstairs, a private bedroom suite features hardwood floors, windows for natural light, a glass door to a wraparound balcony, high ceilings highlighted by a solid wood beam, and an en suite bath with tile floors, a tub with an overhead shower, and a single-sink vanity
  • Up a few stairs, a convenient office nook is brightened by numerous windows and has a set of built-in shelves for storage
  • The backyard features a vast concrete entertaining patio, raised garden beds, fresh landscaping, a gravel path, and mature trees and high perimeter hedging for privacy
  • Attached two-car garage with built in shelving and a laundry area with a washer, dryer, and utility sink
  • Ideal location minutes to major commute routes, the public library, Rinconada Park, Stanford, and tech employers
  • Top-rated Palo Alto schools: Duveneck Elementary School, Greene Middle School, Palo Alto High School (buyer to confirm enrollment)
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Specific Schools

Elementary School

Duveneck Elementary

Middle School

Greene Middle School

High School

Palo Alto High