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Custom designed, almost entirely rebuilt in 2000, beautifully landscaped 4/5 bedroom, 4 full bath two-story approximately 4600sf home nestled on a tree-filled nearly 3/4 acre spectacular lot at the end of a secluded court, zoned Residential Estate District, within easy walking and biking distance of Gunn High, Terman Middle, and Barron Park Elementary Schools, Cornelis Bol and Juana Briones Parks and the Stanford Bike Path.
A winding brick pathway leads past lush rose bushes and olive trees to the welcoming covered front porch. Enter through cherry double doors with leaded glass side lights to a formal two-story foyer with natural light, featuring a lovely garden mural by Noelle Kiamos, decorative painter.
The current owners designed 906 Matadero Court 17 years ago to have windows placed for maximum enjoyment of the beautifully landscaped gardens and mature trees. Additional natural lighting is provided by skylights.
To the right, entering the living room, you are greeted by an arched leaded glass window, a barrel vaulted ceiling with crown molding, indirect and recessed lighting, a gas fireplace with marble surround and a large picture window view of the front garden.
The formal dining room includes a custom built-in buffet by Steven Schloemer of Artisans Woodworking, a butlers pantry with additional built-in storage, all with marble tops, and a large picture window view of the back garden and fountain.
The large kitchen is designed for cooking and entertaining. Cherry cabinetry from Downsview, Hualien Jade marble counters and a large center island. Appliances include a Viking 6 burner gas cooktop, 2 Thermador combination standard/ convection built in ovens, a built-in microwave, 2 Bosch dishwashers, and a Sub Zero side by side refrigerator finished in cherry. There is a large walk in pantry and a bay window over the sink with a view of the back garden and in early spring the wisteria covered pergola. The kitchen opens to an adjoining breakfast room with a cathedral ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the large beautifully landscaped garden.
Adjacent to the kitchen and breakfast room, is a warm family room with a wood burning fireplace, marble surround and hand-painted decorative mantle.
To the left of the front foyer is the powder room with full bathroom amenities including a frameless glass shower and charming custom vanity with Breccia Oniciata Classica marble.
A separate laundry room is conveniently located with utility sink and built-in cabinets.
The office/study could be used as a 5th bedroom.
The two-story rear foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows and a door opening to the back patio provides natural light and a view of the wonderful old tulip poplar tree and landscaped gardens.
One enters the spacious game room through a wet bar/entertainment area consisting of an under counter wine fridge, small drink refrigerator, ice-maker, cherry storage cabinets, copper sink and custom wine-themed inlayed floor medallion. The game room itself features a cathedral wood plank and beam ceiling with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a climate controlled wine room with heart redwood racking for approximately 1,000 bottles, and opens to the backyard deck and pool and to the driveway through a side door.
A skylit hallway leads to the two lower level bedrooms with cathedral ceilings that enjoy their own private enclosed patio and generous skylit bathroom with double vanities and shower over tub.
A curved staircase leads to the upper level light-filled landing, perfect as a private sitting area/work space with tree-top views of the backyard and windows looking out toward the front.
The two upper level bedrooms include the master bedroom suite with coffered ceiling, two walk-in closets and views of the entire rear garden, and in early spring the wisteria filled trellis. The skylit master bath with Crema Marfil floor, marble dual vanities, claw foot bathtub and frameless enclosed glass shower has windows overlooking the backyard. The additional upper level bedroom has leafy tree-top views and its own en suite bathroom with Crema Marfil marble vanity, shower and floors and hand-painted walls.
The majestic Valley Oak with inviting swing is adjacent to the large pool, complete with automatic in-ground cover (keyed entry for extra safety).
Additional Features: Watch the electric meter run backwards! Environmentally conscious, money-saving photovoltaic sun power solar panels discretely positioned on the side of the house and over the two-car detached garage, with built-in storage closets, generating 11 Kw/hour designed and installed by Cobalt Solar Power. Air conditioning on upper level and one-story portion of the house. Automatic sprinkler system serves entire yard.
Interior living space approximately 4,610sf per Certified Residential Appraiser and updated Santa Clara County Property Characteristics.
Lot size .714+/- Acres Gross/approximately 31,107sf and .650+/- Acres Net/approximately 28.314sf per Surveyor Parcel Map, City of Palo Alto GIS Parcel Report and updated Santa Clara County Property Characteristics
Neighborhood Schools: Gunn High School, Terman Middle School, and Barron Park Elementary School (please verify grade availability with schools and/or contact Palo Alto Unified School District: 650-329-3707 www.pausd.org).
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