In a city with a dire need of taller and denser housing, it’s no wonder that the most pricey home on the market in Palo Alto today comes with a price tag rivaling those found in San Francisco, Manhattan, or Beverly Hills.
This Palo Alto home at 369 Churchill, featuring five bedrooms, six and three half baths, and 10,877 square feet, hit the market for a whopping $39,988,000, making it the most expensive listing inside the Silicon Valley enclave.
According to SocketSite, the renovated circa-1917 mansion was last owned by former Facebook COO Owen Van Natta.
Billed as a neo-English Tudor, the house comes with interiors by Ken Fulk, including new milled panel walls, Tudor archway pocket doors, barrel-vaulted ceilings, double-pane windows and doors, a wet bar, and a bookshelf-lined hallway. Unlike too many contemporary abodes, this one features splashes of color and light-handed whimsy throughout.
There’s also a master suite with private balcony, an elevator servicing all three floors, a formal dining room, a kitchen with a farmhouse sink, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar for up to 3,500 bottles.
The grounds, expertly landscaped, have a pool, a one-bath pool house, a tennis court, a fire pit with nearby water elements, and a covered terrace.