192 Fair Oaks Lane, Atherton
Atherton | 192 Fair Oaks Lane

Architectural Gem Reimagined with Chic Sophistication
Originally designed by noted San Francisco architect, Willis Polk, this home has been reimagined and expanded over the years with complete respect for its early heritage. The result is absolute luxury with chic sophistication and gorgeous grounds. The all-shingled exterior in a rich navy blue is complemented by soft white millwork and Doric columns, nowhere more apparent than on the signature covered front porch draped in foliage. Inside, every inch of the home is meticulously crafted in crisp white with contrasting hardwood floors and a vast array of divided light windows and interior and exterior doors. A secondary foyer includes a bank of doors with divided light mirrored panels reflecting the newly reconfigured staircase to the upper level.

Just off the main entrance, the living room is a spacious venue for entertaining with a fireplace and three sets of double French doors, each with matching side lights and opening to the covered porch. Divided light pocket doors conceal the formal dining room with glamorous oval glass chandelier and a library/office is well appointed with custom cabinetry, wet bar, and private garden patio.

Flowing off the secondary foyer is the heart of the home with spacious family room with fireplace, casual dining area, and fully remodeled stunning kitchen. Elaborate wall moldings in the family room recall the original architecture along with divided light French doors with cremone hardware opening to the rear terrace and pool beyond. The casual dining area is updated with three suspended lights with modern panache and the kitchen unfolds in an all-white palette with huge center island with counter seating, Carrara marble countertops, subway-set tile backsplashes, and a built-in seating banquette.

The two-story floor plan has 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths beginning with a luxurious main-level primary suite with two fully customized walk-in closets, French doors to a covered rear porch, and luxurious bath in Calacatta marble and limestone. Features include heated floors with decorative inlays, a free-standing tub, shower with rain and fixed sprays, dual-sink vanity, and private commode room. Two upstairs bedrooms each have an en suite bath, one with shower and one with tub and overhead shower, there are two bedrooms with shared bath with dual-sink vanity and shower, plus just off the kitchen there is a privately accessed bedroom suite with tub and overhead shower that is perfect for guests or an au pair.

Stepping outside, the professionally landscaped grounds begin with a brick terrace with two fire pits, connecting to a vast stretch of lawn, and then culminating at the secluded pool and separate spa. The newly renovated pool house doubles as a guest house with its built-in Murphy bed and kitchenette while the adjoining heated terrace with fireplace awaits outdoor enjoyment. Adding the finishing touches behind the scenes are amenities like security, sound speakers, programmable lighting, plus air conditioning upstairs and in the primary suite.

  • Original design by renowned architect, Willis Polk, and now redesigned and expanded for modern livability including a newly renovated pool house
  • 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms on two levels
  • Electronic gated entrance, motor court, and classic of-the-era covered front porch with Doric columns
  • Landscape architect designed gardens wrap around the home
  • Beautiful hardwood floors, custom millwork, and divided light windows and interior doors, some with mirrored panels
  • Formal living room with fireplace and multiple French doors to the grounds plus formal dining room
  • Entirely remodeled kitchen, breakfast area, and open family room with fireplace and access to the rear grounds
  • Appliances include a Wolf gas cooktop with 6 burners and grill, Miele oven, Thermador warming drawer, Wolf microwave drawer, Bosch dishwasher, U-Line wine cooler, and Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Handsomely appointed library/office with wet bar, integrated desk, and private patio
  • Main-level primary suite with private covered porch, large customized walk-in closet, and limestone and Calacatta marble bath with free-standing tub, oversized shower, and heated floors
  • Four upstairs bedrooms, including two with en suite bath and two with direct access to a shared bath; privately located sixth bedroom suite access via stairs off the kitchen
  • Other features: formal powder room; laundry room with Electrolux washer/dryer; attached 3-car garage; security alarm; sound speakers in some rooms; programmable lighting; air conditioning upstairs and in primary suite
  • Newly renovated pool house with custom built-in cabinetry including Murphy bed, new hardwood floors, kitchenette area with refrigerator, bath with shower, and arbor-covered terrace with heaters and fireplace
  • Private rear grounds with secluded pool, separate spa, brick terrace with 2 fire pits, vegetable garden with 3 raised beds, plus numerous fruit trees
  • Approximately 6,905 square-foot main residence, plus 437 square-foot pool house, 882 square-foot 3-car garage, 320 sq ft basement/cellar, on a lot of approximately 1.146 acres total square footage-8,171-Buyer to verify
  • Total square footage without garage-7,342
  • Top-rated Menlo Park schools: Encinal Elementary, Hillview Middle, and Menlo-Atherton High School
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