200 University

200 University Avenue, Los Altos

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 5.5
  • Living 4,355 sq ft
  • Lot 26,763 sq ft
  • Offered at $6,998,000

A truly one-of-a-kind creekside estate on more than .61 acres, located just steps from downtown. Every inch of this gorgeous home and guest cottage was meticulously crafted with the finest finishes, custom millwork, and stunning stone details. Designed to cater to modern living, the grand living spaces flow seamlessly from one to the next and extend out onto lovely terraces overlooking the lush grounds. The living/dining room enjoys windows and French doors to the yard, the kitchen boasts striking marble countertops, and the formal living room has a focal-point fireplace and a private terrace. On the main level you have the palatial primary suite with a sitting room, and a rich executive office. Upstairs, three bedrooms including the spacious secondary suite center around a comfortable family room. The professionally designed and landscaped grounds include an outdoor kitchen, spa, vast lawn, entertaining patios overlooking the creek. The epitome of luxurious indoor/outdoor living!

Amenities of the Home include:

  • European-inspired estate property with professionally landscaped and maintained grounds of approximately 26,763 square feet (.61 acres)
  • Extensively expanded and rebuilt in 2019
  • Located directly across from Lincoln Park, just steps from vibrant downtown Los Altos shops and restaurants
  • Set just below street level allowing for utmost privacy and unique creekside tranquility
  • Epitome of luxurious indoor/outdoor living with grand living spaces that open to lovely terraces and the grounds
  • Meticulously crafted with the finest finishes and fixtures, custom millwork, soaring ceilings, and stunning stone details
  • 4 bedrooms, executive office, and 3.5 bathrooms in the main house
  • A detached full bath serves the outdoor living space
  • Fully-equipped, private guest cottage with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and full bath
  • Approximately 3,660 square foot main house, and an approximately 695 square foot guest cottage, for a total of 4,355 square feet
  • A long private driveway extends past terraced garden beds and mature trees to a vast motor court providing ample off-street parking
  • The impressive exterior features crisp stucco in a designer hue, a custom wrought iron railing, striking balustrades, a slate tile roof, and copper gutters
  • A solid arched wood door opens to the grand entry foyer with herringbone marble flooring, a crystal chandelier, intricate crown moldings, wainscoting, and bench seating
  • A powder room serves the main living areas with a pedestal sink, herringbone marble floors, and a chandelier
  • The executive office sits just off the foyer with a wall of natural wood built-ins, two tall front-facing arched windows, wide crown moldings, customized storage, high ceilings, and a door to the living room
  • The living/dining room features a gorgeous cast stone gas fireplace with a granite hearth, gleaming parquet wood floors, high cove ceilings, a modern gold branch chandelier, French doors to the back terrace and the grounds, two walls with five tall arched multi paned windows, and a wide opening to the kitchen
  • The light-filled gourmet kitchen features stunning marble countertops, full-height tile backsplashes, custom wood cabinetry, glass-front display cabinets, two skylights, a glass-view door to the front of the home, steel pendant lighting, high ceilings dotted with recessed lights, hardwood floors, a wide Shaw’s sink with a window above, plus a Shaw’s prep sink
  • Luxe appliances include: Wolf wall oven, Wolf microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf 5-burner gas cooktop, Wolf warming drawer, Miele dishwasher
  • The formal living room is fit to accommodate large-scale gatherings with a central crystal chandelier, high ceilings, a built-in bench seat, a focal-point wood fireplace with a marble surround and traditional mantelpiece, hardwood floors, a closet, and French doors with an arched clerestory window above opening to a private terrace
  • The main-level primary suite enjoys a wing of its own featuring the spacious bedroom with a corner gas fireplace and a chandelier, and a wide opening with built-in shelving to a sitting room or office with three walls of tall garden-view windows, recessed lighting, and high ceilings
  • The primary suite bath features a fully-customized walk-in closet, an additional customized closet with bifold doors, a laundry closet with a washer and dryer, a free-standing slipper tub, a frameless glass-enclosed stall shower with a handheld spray and marble slab surround, a dual-sink vanity with a stunning thick marble countertop, and basketweave mosaic-laid marble floors
  • Carpeted stairs with a custom wrought iron railing and a chandelier overhead lead to the upper level
  • Connecting the upper-level bedrooms, the spacious family room features rich wood floors and wainscoting, built-ins, a media center, recessed lighting, French doors to a Juliet balcony, a GE Monogram beverage refrigerator, and a wall of bifold doors concealing the laundry area with a LG washer and dryer, shelving, a utility sink, and a work counter
  • The secondary suite features a central chandelier, a tall window for abundant natural light, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, a customized walk-in closet, a built-in dresser, and an en suite bath with a dual-sink vanity topped in marble, decorative marble tile floors, a frameless glass-enclosed shower with a marble slab surround, and a separate commode room
  • The next bedroom features two tall front-facing window, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, and a wall of customized closets with bifold doors
  • The fourth bedroom features wood floors, a star chandelier, a side-facing window, a customized closet, recessed lighting, and French doors to a Juliet balcony
  • A full bath connects the third and fourth bedrooms featuring a furniture-style dual-sink vanity topped in Calacatta gold marble, a center medicine cabinet, and a tub with an overhead shower, marble slab surround, and glass wall
  • The mud room has built-in storage cabinets, coat hangers, and a chandelier, and leads to a closet with a Kenmore refrigerator concealed by a barn door
  • The finished two-car garage (currently configured as a 1.5-car garage) has luxury vinyl tile floors, built-in shelving, and three wall-mounted Tesla PowerWall Battery Systems
  • Just off the living room, a terrace with a short flight of steps leads down to the outdoor kitchen, a vast travertine dining patio, and the grounds with substation outdoor living space on either side of the creek
  • The outdoor kitchen has marble countertops, an AOG built-in barbecue, a Montigo refrigerator, a gas fireplace, ample storage, and a prep sink
  • Behind the outdoor kitchen, a full bathroom conveniently services the outdoor entertaining space with large-scale porcelain tile floors, a wide single-sink floating vanity, tile wainscoting, and a glass stall shower with marble tile floors
  • An extensive stretch of synthetic lawn provides plenty of room for recreation and play 
  • An idyllic lounge patio has a fire pit and views of the creek
  • A stone bridge leads over the creek to terraced patios and steps leading up to University Avenue
  • A tree-lined paver stone pathway leads to the guest cottage complete with lovely front terrace, a spacious fireside living room, a full kitchen, a bedroom, laundry, and a full bath
  • The guest cottage was inspired by the extraordinary Music Pavilion at the Villa Trianon, Versailles 
  • An above ground spa sits beneath a pergola covering
  • Large-scale solar installation including 23 Next Generation SunPower panels paired with a Tesla Power Wall installation (rated 42kW with 3 PowerWall batteries): Enables the system to optimize “time of use” electricity rates, produces excess electricity for a large portion of the year, and provides storage back-up that can power the home for days at a time
  • Underground water recapture system (offsets water costs)
  • Over 100 trees planted including apple, fig, lemon, banana, plum, lime, mandarin, apricot, and peach
  • Extensive landscape lighting 
  • Rare combination of lot size, craftsmanship, design, and location just a stone’s throw to downtown Los Altos shops and restaurants
  • Top-rated Los Altos schools: Gardner Bullis Elementary, Egan Junior High, Los Altos High School (buyer to confirm enrollment)
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Specific Schools

Elementary School

Gardner Bullis 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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