189 Lyell

189 Lyell Street, Los Altos

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3
  • Living 1,764 sq ft
  • Lot 7,500 sq ft
  • Offered at $3,298,000
  • Sold for $3,500,000

Just steps from vibrant downtown Los Altos, this thoughtfully updated home boasts a flowing floor plan, spacious bedrooms, a central eat-in kitchen, drought-tolerant yards, and a brand new 264 sq ft detached office or guest cottage. A private courtyard precedes the home, and a flagstone path leads to the covered front entrance. The living room overlooks the front yard and centers around a painted brick fireplace. At the center of the home, the eat-in kitchen boasts abundant wood cabinetry, granite countertops, and a large island. Inviting fun-filled gatherings, the spacious dining room is open to the kitchen and has access to the yard for easy entertaining. The light-filled primary suite sits at the back of the home with a door to a private patio. The tranquil backyard is perfectly shaded by a gorgeous heritage oak tree and features an extensive entertaining deck, stone paths, and mature landscaping. A home that meets every need, just one-half mile to downtown!

Amenities of the Home include:

  • Thoughtfully updated home with a fantastic, flowing floor plan
  • Incredible location just steps from vibrant downtown shops and restaurants
  • 0.5 miles to Starbucks in the heart of downtown, and 0.5 miles to Covington Elementary
  • Abundant natural light, hardwood floors, and recessed lighting throughout
  • Brand new (Nov 2022) 264 square foot detached office or guest cottage
  • 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Approximately 1,764 square feet
  • Lot size of approximately 7,500 square feet
  • Set back from the street, the home boasts charming curb appeal with a smooth stucco exterior, crisp white trim, and a lovely fully-fenced courtyard with a lounge patio, mature pine tree, newly installed synthetic lawn, and vine-covered arbors for privacy
  • An extra-wide flagstone pathway leads to the covered front entrance
  • Enter into the bright front-facing living room with windows on two walls, recessed lighting, and a focal-point fireplace with a painted brick surround
  • The central eat-in kitchen features rich wood cabinetry, glass-front display cabinets, granite countertops, to-the-ceiling pantry storage, a large center island with breakfast bar seating, recessed lighting, and a double-basin sink with a window above 
  • Stainless steel appliances include: GE Profile refrigerator, GE Profile microwave and wall oven, Bosch dishwasher, and a GE 4-burner gas cooktop
  • Spacious dining room with recessed lighting, a picture window, and a sliding glass door to the deck for easy entertaining
  • The first expansive bedroom features two customized closets, two tall front-facing windows, wood paneled walls, recessed lighting, and a ceiling fan
  • A bedroom suite features a ceiling fan, two side-facing windows, wood paneled walls, a customized closet, and an en suite bath with travertine tile floors, a quartz-topped dual-sink vanity, ample storage, and a stall shower with a tile surround and handheld spray
  • The hall bathroom features tile floors, a modern single-sink vanity, Maytag washer and dryer, and a tub with an overhead shower, tile surround, and handheld spray
  • Sitting privately at the back of the home, the spacious primary suite features windows on three walls for natural light, a glass-view door to a private patio and the yard, recessed lighting, a large customized walk-in closet, and an en suite bath with tile floors, a quartz-topped dual-sink vanity, wood cabinetry, and a stall shower with a tile surround, bench seat, and a newly-installed glass enclosure
  • Providing extensive entertaining space, a vast deck extends off the back of the home and overlooks the tranquil yard complete with stone walking paths, mature landscaping, and a gorgeous heritage oak tree that perfectly shades the yard and house, naturally cooling both inside and out
  • The brand new (November 2022) detached office or guest cottage features luxury vinyl tile floors, a wall of closets with barn doors, a mini split system, recessed lighting, windows for natural light, and a glass-view door to the yard
  • Additional features include: New roof and gutters in May 2023, 220V power outlet for future EV charging capabilities, RV power outlet in driveway, air conditioning 
  • Extended driveway for ample off-street parking
  • Top-rated Los Altos schools: Covington Elementary, Egan Junior High, Los Altos High School (buyer to confirm enrollment)
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Specific Schools

Elementary School

Covington Elementary School

Jr. High School

Egan Junior High School

High School

Los Altos High School

  • 201 Almond Ave
  • Grades: 9-12
  • School Type: High School
  • Student Enrollment: 1663
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