2101 Clayton Drive, Menlo Park
Menlo Park | 2101 Clayton Drive

Timeless Tudor Meets California Contemporary in Menlo Park
Combining the best of an architectural era gone by with California lifestyle livability, this home blends Tudor formality with numerous updates and an indoor/outdoor flow. Finely crafted earlier-era details of the home, deemed to have been built for one of the first history professors at Stanford University, begin outside with the classic half-timbering, steeply pitched rooflines, and brick and stone cladding. The front door, with discrete speakeasy window, opens to a traditional foyer that introduces heritage details including hardwood floors, exposed ceiling beams, period lighting, and a focal-point fireplace outlined in detailed brass beneath an original plaque depicting a native American.

The three-story floor plan is arranged with public rooms on the main level, including a sunroom that doubles as an office for today’s work-from-home needs. The kitchen boasts a down-to-the-studs remodel with blue pearl granite counters and high-end stainless steel appliances. The addition of a customized mud room adds functionality, and an original breakfast room showcases corner china cabinets flanking a window with garden views. The family/media room is located on the lower level along with a renovated full bath, making the entire space equally suited to guest quarters, if needed.

Upstairs, there is a small office plus 3 bedrooms, each with walk-in closet, ceiling half-timbering, and center light. The primary bedroom is the largest and also features a secondary closet and dazzling crystal chandelier. There are two adjoining bathrooms, each fully renovated with hex tile flooring. One bathroom has a pedestal sink and shower, and one has a dual-sink Carrara marble vanity and a period-style clawfoot tub.

Completing the accommodations is a series of buildings outside, all with Tudor style, comprising a cottage with full bath, an adjoining office or hobby space, plus a large storage room with wine cellar potential. The rear yard is perfectly manicured with lawns outlined in boxwood hedges, original stone walls gracefully curving around a pedestrian gate, and a covered lounge area with stone fireplace. All of this plus a location that provides complete privacy from the street just 3 blocks from cafes and restaurants and with access to excellent Las Lomitas schools.

Details of the Property

  • Circa 1928 Tudor with numerous updates throughout
  • 3 bedrooms and 3 baths plus cottage with full bath
  • Approximately 3,008 square feet on a lot of 9,265 square feet
  • Large motor court for off-street parking plus attached 2-car garage
  • Paneled front door with speakeasy window and working gas lantern light
  • Hardwood floors throughout the main level
  • Spacious living room with partial cathedral ceiling, and all with exposed beams; English fireplace outlined in detailed brass beneath an inset 1900’s plaque depicting a native American
  • Sunroom/office, just off the living room, opens to the rear yard; outside awnings provide added shade when needed
  • Formal dining room with beamed and paneled ceiling and iron chandelier
  • Fully renovated chef’s kitchen with blue pearl granite counters and white cabinetry; adjoining breakfast room with two corner china cabinets
  • Bosch dual-fuel 5-burner range, GE microwave, Bosch dishwasher, and GE refrigerator
  • Three upstairs bedrooms, each with walk-in closet, small office, plus two adjoining fully renovated bathrooms, one with shower and one with dual-sink vanity and clawfoot tub
  • Lower-level family/media room (or potential guest quarters) and bath with shower and integrated LG washer and dryer
  • Customized mud room off the kitchen; new furnace, air conditioning, and duct work in 2016
  • Detached Tudor-style contiguous buildings include a cottage with full bath, adjoining building with lighting (and potential for office/hobby space), plus storage room
  • Beautiful gardens with English roses, grapefruit and Meyer lemon trees, lawn, manicured boxwood hedges, and covered lounge area with stone fireplace
  • Corner lot with privacy from the street on a cul-de-sac just 3 blocks from cafes and restaurants; access to excellent Las Lomitas schools
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Sold | $ 3,445,000