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228 Marvin Avenue
Los Altos
SOLD FOR $7,690,260
OFFERED FOR $7,498,000
Amenities of the Home include:
  • Custom-built, authentic Tuscan villa where Old World elegance meets modern luxury
  • Feeling as if the home has stood for hundreds of years, yet built just recently
  • Custom sandblasted stone work, carefully sourced finishes, and high-end fixtures throughout
  • Solid alder wood doors, walnut floors, and beautiful reclaimed wood beams 
  • Each room is outfitted with glass doors to the outdoors providing optimal natural light and quintessential indoor/outdoor living with resort-like luxury
  • Expertly designed with simple, clean lines that are juxtaposed with architectural curvatures
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 offices and 3.5 bathrooms
  • Approximately 3,942 square feet of living space in the main house, plus a 478 square foot carport/breezeway, and a 287 square foot outdoor living room
  • Large lot of approximately 0.44 acres
  • The exterior of the home is highlighted by striking cast stone columns by Architectural Facades, reclaimed wood headers, custom stone siding, and three variations of roofing tile to further enhance the Tuscan style
  • A circular paver stone driveway precedes the impressive front entrance with a site cast and natural stone surround
  • A tall covered breezeway/carport with multiple arched openings separates the main home from the detached, 504 square foot two-car garage
  • An arched solid alder wood door with a glass door viewer opens to the soaring two-story foyer with Travertine flooring laid in a Versailles pattern, stunning glass chandelier, and a lovely front-facing reception area with a gas fireplace surrounded in custom sandblasted stacked stone, and with two glass pendant lights above
  • The home centers around the fabulous great room which encompasses the grand gourmet kitchen, living room, and formal dining room, and sits beneath four sets large dimensional roof trusses stretching across the vaulted ceiling, custom stone wall chimney accents, ten glass pendant lights, and numerous windows for natural light
  • Prepare fabulous meals in the true gourmet kitchen featuring an oversized granite island with prep sink, vast granite countertops, fine wood cabinetry, a custom to-the-ceiling stone hood, a deep farm sink beneath a tall side-facing window, and a spacious walk-in pantry
  • Top-of-the-line appliances include: Bosch wall oven, Bosch microwave, Bosch induction cooktop, Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers, cabinet front Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and KitchenAid drawer dishwasher
  • Connecting the covered breezeway and the great room, a mudroom features floor-to-ceiling built ins, tile floors, and access to the large laundry room with extensive linen storage, granite work counters, a utility sink, and a Bosch washer and dryer
  • The impressive living room extends out from the kitchen for optimal entertaining potential and comfortable family living, and features a central gas fireplace flanked by two sets of double French doors to the grounds, plus additional side-facing windows for natural light
  • The entertainer’s formal dining room features a striking circular chandelier, an entire wall of windows and glass French doors to the grounds, recessed lighting, and access to a convenient butler’s pantry complete with granite countertops, a bar sink, concealed dishwasher, and abundant cabinetry 
  • The quiet library or executive office features substantial built-in shelving, a gas two-way fireplace shared with the sitting room, and double French doors to the lovely front courtyard that includes a stone patio, lush plantings including a productive orange tree and mature Japanese Maple, and a tranquil water feature
  • A flexible-use room is an ideal guest bedroom or home gym with French doors to the front courtyard, an additional side-facing window for natural light, and a lighted ceiling fan
  • A powder room serves the main living areas with a floating vanity with marble top and stone vessel sink, designer sconce lighting, and Venetian plaster wall treatment
  • The tasteful master bedroom suite features basket-weave carpet, double French doors to the rear grounds and gardens, recessed lighting, and a fully customized walk-in closet; the spa bath features Halila limestone floors, a wide dual-sink vanity, abundant wood cabinetry, a frameless glass-enclosed shower with tile feature inlay and handheld spray, and a deep jacuzzi tub beneath a wall of windows
  • The main-level studio/office is saturated with natural light and features Travertine floors in a Versailles pattern and French doors to the grounds
  • On the upper level, two bedrooms feature low-profile carpet, large customized closets with solid alder wood sliding doors, glass doors to private Juliet balconies with views of the rear grounds, and a shared bath with a dual-sink vanity, Halila limestone floors with a herringbone-set tile rug inlay, and a separate commode room with a deep tub, overhead shower, and glass-enclosure
  • The upper-level bedroom suite features carpeted floors, a large front-facing view terrace, a customized walk-in closet, and en suite bath with a wide single-sink vanity, Halila limestone tile floors, glass-enclosed stall shower with a tile feature inlay, and a glass door to a private balcony overlooking the resort-style grounds
  • Built-in sound system throughout the main level
  • As an extension of the home, a covered outdoor living room features two sets of French doors to the great room, a gas fireplace, a vaulted roofline with pendant lighting and a large dimensional roof truss, and cast stone columns
  • The fabulous, perfectly curated grounds feature a wide covered patio, two stretches of completely level lawn, gravel walking paths and patios, three raised garden beds, a central water feature, and lush perimeter gardens complete with florals, productive fruit and olive trees, and mature plantings
  • Fully-fenced side yards
  • Stone work by Carrington StoneMasons, solid alder wood doors by Sun Mountain, and reclaimed wood from Arcwood and Timbers and sourced from a 200 year old barn
  • Roofing tiles are Redlands Baha Mission Clay Tiles, Sand Cast Series and Pinto Gold Flash Sandcast Blend
  • Excellent location steps from downtown Los Altos for shopping and dining, and minutes to commute routes 
  • Top-rated Los Altos schools: Covington Elementary, Egan Junior High, Los Altos High School (buyer to confirm enrollment)
Specific Schools

Elementary School

Covington Elementary School

Jr. High School

Egan Junior High School

High School

Los Altos High School

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  • Custom-built, authentic Tuscan villa where Old World elegance meets modern luxury
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 offices, and 3.5 bathrooms
  • Approximately 3,942 square feet of living space in the main house, plus a 478 square foot carport/breezeway, and a 287 square foot outdoor living room
  • Large lot of approximately 0.44 acres
  • Sandblasted natural stone, carefully sourced finishes, and high-end fixtures
  • Solid alder wood doors, walnut floors, and handsome reclaimed wood beams and headers inside and out
  • Impressive two-story foyer with Travertine floors in a Versailles pattern and a fireside reception area
  • Fabulous great room design with soaring vaulted ceilings outfitted with four solid wood large dimensional roof trusses and stone wall and chimney accents above the gourmet kitchen and living room
  • Eat-in kitchen with an oversized granite island, top-of-the-line appliances, and a focal-point to-the-ceiling natural stone hood 
  • Living room with a central gas fireplace with media wiring above, and two sets of double French doors to the grounds
  • Entertainer’s formal dining room with a full wall of windows and doors to the patio and gardens, and an adjacent butler’s pantry equipped with a small refrigerator and double drawer dishwasher 
  • Main-level master suite with a spa bath and French door access to the patio and garden
  • Top-floor bedroom suite with a large front-facing lounge balcony, and an additional balcony overlooking the rear yard
  • Two additional top floor bedrooms with Juliet balconies and a shared bath
  • Main-level flexible-use room ideal for a guest bedroom or home gym with French doors to the patio
  • Library or executive office with substantial built-ins and access to the front courtyard
  • Additional light-filled office or studio space with Travertine floors in a Versailles pattern and French doors to the garden
  • Resort-style grounds with curated gardens, level lawn, and relaxing patios
  • Excellent location just steps from downtown 
  • Top-rated Los Altos schools