This extraordinary West Atherton estate, extensively remodeled, expanded and landscaped, is an exquisite expression of the guiding principles of Japanese aesthetics and offers visual appeal around every corner. Affording seamless integration between the interior spaces and the Japanese gardens outside, abundant windows and sliding doors with pocket shoji screens open to the exquisitely landscaped grounds.
The emphasis on naturalness is further reflected by the lavish use of honed and polished stone, honey-toned oak flooring, and yellow Alaskan cedar woodwork throughout. The formal rooms are arranged to function as a large unified space for grand entertaining or as intimate salons demarcated by sliding shoji panels.
The outstanding grounds of 1.78 acres have been designed as a sequence of spaces that alternately conceal and reveal, tantalizing both the eye and spirit, and include a traditional tea house with tatami mat flooring and a Japanese wooden soaking tub outside. Deliberately indirect slate pathways curve through groves of supple bamboo and sweeps of raked gravel, while stone slab footbridges arch over calm ponds, one filled with koi. The dark-bottom swimming pool blends with the gardens. Excellent Menlo Park schools.
Lot Acres: ~1.78