781 Paul Ave

781 Paul Avenue, Palo Alto

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.5
  • Living 2,788 sq ft
  • Lot 9,010 sq ft
  • Offered at $4,198,000
  • Sold for $4,250,000

This classic and spacious home, surrounded by private yards originally designed by Mary Gordon, is located in Barron Park, minutes from Stanford and Bol Park. Enter through the fenced front yard to the dramatic and light-filled two-story foyer. Then, a living room with vaulted ceilings and a marble fireplace leads to an entertainer’s dining room with French doors to the yard. The eat-in kitchen overlooks striking bougainvillea, and a generous family room opens to the outdoor entertaining space. Two main-level bedrooms, could serve as offices, or in-law quarters with their separate French door entrance and full bath. Upstairs, two bedrooms enjoy arched windows, while the expansive primary suite has a walk-in closet and a marble ensuite with a jacuzzi. Outside, your private outdoor oasis includes a large flagstone patio, meandering pathways, tall hedging, mature shade and fruit trees, and a pergola. Close to top-rated schools, trails, and bike paths!

Amenities of the Home include:

  • Classic and spacious with immensely private outdoor spaces and nicely sized bedrooms
  • Idyllic Barron Park neighborhood with lovely nearby Stanford and Bol Park, and access to top-rated schools
  • Ideal floor plan with all main living spaces and two bedrooms on the main level, and 3 bedrooms including the primary suite on the second floor
  • 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms
  • Approximately 2,788 square feet
  • Lot size of approximately 9,010 square feet
  • Designer color palette, light-hued hardwood floors, and new carpet
  • A tall arbor opens to the private, enclosed front yard with lush level lawn, fresh plantings, tall perimeter hedging, and a pathway to the tall portico entrance
  • Double doors with inset decorative glass open to the impressive two-story foyer with tiled floors and a striking lantern-style pendant light overhead
  • The bright living room has soaring vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, a focal-point marble fireplace, sconce lighting, gorgeous hardwood floors, and an expansive arched front-facing window
  • A wide opening leads to the entertainer’s dining room with a drum light, skylight, French doors to the yard, and a door to the kitchen for easy entertaining
  • The updated eat-in kitchen features abundant crisp white cabinetry, contrasting granite countertops and backsplash, a large center island, a peninsula counter with breakfast bar seating, recessed lighting, and a light-filled casual dining room with a wide bay window and a drum light overhead
  • Stainless steel appliances include: New Thermador 5-burner gas cooktop, Samsung refrigerator, Samsung dishwasher, new GE double wall oven
  • The generous family room has hardwood floors, a striking marble fireplace, recessed lighting, and a wide sliding glass door to the yard
  • A powder room serves the main living spaces with a tile-topped single-sink vanity
  • The laundry room has tile floors, upper linen storage, and a LG washer and dryer
  • The first bedroom, ideal home office, or in-law quarters, features a closet with sliding doors and French doors to the side yard
  • The second main-level bedroom features a tall window overlooking the side of the home and a closet with sliding doors
  • The hall bath features tile floors, a wide single-sink vanity topped in tile, and a glass-enclosed tub with an overhead shower
  • A newly carpeted staircase leads to a large landing with ample linen storage
  • Double doors open to the expansive primary suite that features new carpet, a tall cove ceiling, a lighted ceiling fan, windows on two walls overlooking the yard, a large walk-in closet, and a spacious en suite bath with marble tile floors, a deep jetted tub, a wide dual-sink vanity topped in marble tile, a glass-enclosed stall shower, skylight, and a separate commode room
  • The next bedroom features new carpet, two tall arched windows with front yard views, an additional side-facing window, a closet with sliding doors, and a lighted ceiling fan
  • The hall bathroom features tile floors, a single-sink vanity with tile countertops, flush-mount lighting, and a tub with an overhead shower and glass enclosure
  • The fifth bedroom features a large arched window, a lighted ceiling fan, new carpet, and a walk-in closet
  • The deep and immensely private yard has tall trees and perimeter hedging, a large flagstone patio with a partial pergola covering and trellis, lush lawn, meandering gold fine walking paths, and productive fruit trees
  • Yards originally designed by Mary Gordon
  • Fenced side yards
  • Attached two-car garage with storage
  • Top-rated Palo Alto schools: Barron Park Elementary School, Ellen Fletcher Middle School, Henry M. Gunn High School (buyer to confirm enrollment)
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Specific Schools

Elementary School

Barron Park Elementary

  • 800 Barron Avenue
  • Grades: K-5
  • School Type: Elementary School
  • Student Enrollment: 322
  • School Website >

Middle School

Ellen Fletcher Middle School

High School

Henry M. Gunn High