Woodpecker Ranch in Woodside melds midcentury modern with barnyard chic.
The grounds are impressively manicured.
A new Palo Alto construction by architectural firm The Shift Group and interior designer Luke Van Duyn combines residential neighborhood life with luxury living. At 6,129 square feet with a lavish open floor plan, six bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms, this house has space for family, friends, guests and pets. Pull into the driveway to see the 95-foot-wide frontage, with a manicured lawn and a wide porch.
Inside the modern oasis.
Step inside and immediately see all the way to the backyard—which has 640 square feet of covered and heated porch—thanks to the grand windows on each side of the house. A massive island with Calacatta Royale marble is in the center of the kitchen, which flows into the great room that boasts ceilings reaching more than 16 feet. That room has pocket doors that lead out to the yard for indoor-outdoor living.
Masterful design complements unique decor, such as the light fixture seen at left.
Downstairs, discover two bedrooms and a living area with a sunken patio. The basement’s two bedrooms also can double as fitness studios. This level also has an incredible temperature- and humidity-controlled wine-storage room, an extensive wet bar and a surround-sound screening room with sound-deadening walls.
The parlor features a coffered ceiling and paneled walls finished in a rich, blue-green hue.
The second floor is graced with a sunny balcony that offers gorgeous views of the front yard. More bedrooms are found on this level, all with built-in bay-window seating. The owner’s en suite bathroom has an enormous shower and a beautiful Patinato tub, surrounded by bright marble walls to match the entire house’s modern and sun-lit feel. $16.8 million, 1975 Webster St., Palo Alto, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, [email protected], 650.380.9918, 1975webster.com