The historic seven-bedroom Queen Anne masterpiece at 2275 Amherst Street in Palo Alto sits proudly in the center of a large, grassy lot, showing off its angles and detailing. The home, built in 1893, has a storied history. It was once the home of Stanford University's first Latin professor and was given a historic designation during Palo Alto's 1994 centennial celebration. Its current owner, Ken DeLeon, is a realtor who purchased the house for $2,632,500 in 2012—when it had brightly painted rooms and kitchen that was quite a mess—and gave it a complete overhaul. The house is now back on the market asking $4.488 million, just over a $1.855 million increase.
The Queen Anne's remodel has left it with clean, muted interiors that make use of touches like stained glass while still feeling modern. Focal points include glass chandeliers and marble fireplaces, along with the prior owner's glass-block shower, which we're surprised to see still standing. There's also a three-car garage, a lower-level apartment with a private entrance, and a finished attic. Outside, there's a wraparound porch and a landscaped yard complete with a koi pond that's quite a departure from the flower-filled grounds that used to be there.
· 2275 Amherst Street, Palo Alto [Official Site]
· 2275 Amherst Street Property History [Redfin]
· Queen Anne in Palo Alto Predates Stanford University [SFGate]