2130 Bowdoin Street, Palo Alto
Palo Alto | 2130 Bowdoin Street

Enchanting Designer Bungalow One Block from Stanford
Absolutely enchanting and perfectly located just one block from Stanford University, this cozy and private home is finished to perfection. On a sidewalk-lined, non-through street, the circa 1931 Spanish bungalow is introduced by manicured lawn, white roses, and a herringbone walkway. Graceful arches outline the front window and the covered entrance – a signature of the Spanish architecture. Inside, the ambiance is warm and inviting with pegged hardwood floors, exposed beams crossing the ceiling for an intricate coffered design, and a focal-point fireplace with to-the-ceiling adobe-style mantelpiece. Open shelves for collectibles or books flank each side of the fireplace beneath windows with leaded glass detail – an ode to the home’s early heritage. An arched recessed niche complements a second one seen in the dining area, another period reminder of the Spanish style.

A wall of built-in cabinetry defines the open dining area and offers lots of space for dish, glassware, and linen storage. A side window provides garden views and brilliant sunlight, and a graceful archway defines the entrance to the kitchen. With a galley design, the remodeled kitchen takes full advantage of the space with birch cabinetry on two sides topped in quartz and a stainless steel full-height backsplash above the Bertazzoni gas cooktop and oven. Other appliances include a stainless steel dishwasher and apron sink, a stacked refrigerator and freezer, plus a full-size washer and dryer in the adjoining laundry area with convenient rear yard access. Finishing the floor is a high-end luxury vinyl tile in two complementary hues.

The home’s one bedroom has windows on two sides and a wall of birch cabinetry with drawer storage and concealed hanging space. The bath is fully remodeled with stone-like porcelain tile that includes heated floors, plus a contemporary vanity, wall-hung Geberit commode, and frameless-glass shower. Adding the finishing touch to this home is an enchanting and private rear patio with arbor-covered garden, a detached one-car garage, solar-powered electricity, plus a grassy common area shared with the adjacent four homes.

Details of the Property

  • 1-bedroom, 1-bath remodeled cottage
  • Approximately 636 square feet on a lot of 1,852 square feet
  • Absolutely enchanting inside and out in fabulous College Terrace neighborhood just one block from Stanford University
  • Solar-powered electricity
  • Herringbone brick walkway and front yard
  • Remodeled interiors with pegged oak floors
  • Living room with fireplace flanked by open display shelves
  • Dining area with built-in cabinetry
  • Beautifully remodeled kitchen with birch cabinetry topped in quartz and stainless steel backsplash above the Bertazzoni gas cooktop and oven
  • Laundry area with full-size washer and dryer
  • Bedroom with entire wall of birch cabinetry with integrated wardrobe space
  • Remodeled bath with heated floors and frameless-glass shower
  • Delightful rear brick patio with arbor-covered gardens
  • Detached 1-car garage
  • Common grassy area shared with adjacent 4 homes
  • Schools: Escondido Elementary, Greene Middle, and Palo Alto High
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Sold | $ 1,605,000