201 Merritt

201 Merritt Road, Los Altos

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.5
  • Living 5,548 sq ft
  • Lot 13,300 sq ft
  • Sold for $8,010,000

Nestled in one of the most highly coveted neighborhoods of Los Altos, this beautifully designed home truly has it all. Expert craftsmanship, luxury finishes and fixtures, two levels fit for both functional family living and large-scale entertaining, and ideal indoor/outdoor flow. On the main level, enjoy a fabulous great room design including the newly updated chef’s kitchen, an elegant formal living room, entertainer’s dining room, rich executive office, and a secluded bedroom wing featuring the palatial primary suite plus two bedrooms with a shared bath. On the lower level is an expansive recreation room with a full bar, a custom 2,000 bottle wine cellar, a cinema-quality soundproofed theater, an exercise room, and two bedrooms perfect for guests. Outside, the private backyard includes an extensive level lawn, luxe outdoor kitchen, vast entertaining patio with a fireplace, and a fun tree fort and playground. The perfect combination of highly desirable amenities and location!

Amenities of the Home include:

  • The perfect combination of elegant design, expert craftsmanship, and a premier North Los Altos location
  • 5 bedrooms, executive office, and 4.5 baths arranged over two levels
  • Approximately 5,548 square feet of living space
  • Lot size of approximately 13,300 square feet (one-third acre)
  • Built in 2004 by a renowned local builder
  • Brazilian cherry floors, custom millwork, high-end light fixtures, and stunning stone work
  • Superb curb appeal with a smooth stucco finish, stacked ledgestone accents and veneer, and a wide pathway through manicured gardens and level lawn to the covered front entrance
  • Solid wood double doors open to the grand entry foyer that introduces gleaming Brazilian cherry hardwood floors that extend throughout the majority of the home
  • The elegant formal living room features a high coffered ceiling, custom pilaster columns, recessed lighting, three tall windows overlooking the yard, and a stately gas fireplace with a traditional mantelpiece and a marble surround
  • The spacious entertainer’s dining room overlooks the front yard and features a circular candle-style chandelier, soaring cathedral ceilings, nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, recessed lighting, and access to the convenient butler’s pantry complete with a bar sink, glass-front display cabinets, lower storage, quartzite countertops, a Vinotemp wine refrigerator, and a large walk-in pantry
  • The fabulous great room includes the newly updated kitchen, casual dining room, and family room all with direct access to the outdoor entertaining space
  • The masterfully designed chef’s kitchen features abundant glazed cabinetry, under-cabinet lighting, gorgeous quartzite countertops and full-height backsplashes, an oversized center island with a deep prep sink and three glass pendant lights above, French doors to the yard, and a lengthy peninsula counter with a double-basin stainless steel sink and elevated breakfast/wine bar seating
  • Appliances include: Viking 6-burner gas cooktop with griddle, Vent a Hood concealed exhaust, GE Profile double wall oven, Sub-Zero double door refrigerator, GE microwave, and a Bosch dishwasher
  • The casual dining room stuns with a curved wall of backyard-view windows and a drum light fixture
  • Fully open to the kitchen, the family room features a two-way gas fireplace with a traditional surround, a tiered drum pendant light, recessed lighting, media wiring, and windows along two walls for natural light
  • The powder room serves the main living spaces with a tall storage cabinet and a console sink
  • The rich executive office is enveloped in rich Brazilian cherry wood and features library shelving, a built-in desk, a front-facing window, a Venetian glass pendant light, a walk-in closet, and a door to a full bath
  • The dual-entry hall bath features a furniture-style single-sink vanity topped in tumbled marble, tile floors, and a frameless glass-enclosed stall shower
  • The secluded bedroom wing can be closed off from the main living spaces for privacy and tranquility
  • The palatial primary suite features two generous, fully-customized walk-in closets, a large sitting room or office with tall windows with wood shutters, a spacious bedroom with backyard-view windows along one wall, tall windows and a glass-view door to the yard, vaulted ceilings, a tiered drum light, recessed lighting and sound speakers, and a spa-like en suite bath with travertine tile floors, a dual-sink vanity, a deep jetted tub, a glass-enclosed stall shower with a bench seat, and a separate commode room
  • Two bedrooms have center lights, large customized walk-in closets, and direct access to a shared bath with checkered marble tile floors, two marble-topped vanities, a separate commode room, and a glass-enclosed tub with an overhead shower
  • The sky-lit hallway has a built-in desk center and connects to the grand staircase with a carpeted runner and hand–crafted wood railings
  • The incredible lower-level recreation room features plush carpet, a gas fireplace, French doors to the sunken garden patio, recessed lighting, sound speakers, and a full bar with granite countertops, elevated bar seating, glass-front display cabinets, custom hardware, a GE dishwasher, and a bar sink 
  • A glass door opens to the temperature and humidity-controlled 2,000 bottle wine cellar with custom cedar racks and a serving/display counter
  • The cinema-quality theater is soundproofed with acoustic walls and ceiling and includes six reclining seats on two tiered levels, sconce lighting, a stage, retractable screen, high-end projector, surround sound, and two large walk-in closets for storage and media supplies
  • The exercise room features a lighted ceiling fan, sliding glass doors to a light well patio, recessed lighting, and high ceilings
  • The laundry room has checkered marble tile floors, an Electrolux washer, Kenmore dryer, granite work counters, ample storage, a window, and a porcelain utility sink
  • Two bedrooms, ideal for guests, feature carpeted floors, walk-in closets, wide windows, and center lights
  • A full bathroom features tile floors with a rug inlay detail, a tile-topped single-sink vanity, and a glass-enclosed tub with an overhead shower and tile surround
  • Outside, a vast entertaining patio extends off of the interior great room and has a two-way fireplace shared with the family room, and a stacked stone outdoor kitchen with granite countertops, a Kalamazoo barbecue and side burner, and a Perlick refrigerator
  • An extensive stretch of level lawn is lined by manicured landscaping, and a tree fort sits in the corner of the yard amongst a grouping of redwood trees with a climbing wall, monkey bars, playhouse, and an enclosed slide
  • Fully-fenced side yards, one with a raised garden bed
  • Additional features include: Custom wool carpeting; Three-zone air conditioning; Ecobee thermostats; Security system; Sound speakers inside and out; California Closet systems; Programmable lighting 
  • Built in 2004
  • Backyard has potential for a pool
  • Attached two-car garage with built-in cabinetry and wiring for a Tesla charger
  • Located just steps from vibrant downtown Los Altos, Los Altos High School, The Los Altos Library, and DeMartini Orchards
  • Excellent Los Altos schools: Almond Elementary, Egan Junior High, Los Altos High School (buyer to confirm enrollment)
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Specific Schools

Elementary School

Almond 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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