470 Ruthven Avenue, Palo Alto
Palo Alto | 470 Ruthven Avenue

Built in 2013, this two-story home exudes classic California/Mediterranean style home and has all of the modern conveniences for today’s comfort. Upon entry, experience the dramatic foyer with soaring ceiling heights and formal rooms, which are graced with elegant archways and skylights. The living room features a vaulted ceiling, multiple windows, gas-burning fireplace, and built-in window seat. The adjacent dining space has sliding glass doors opening onto the side deck/patio area as well as being connected to the kitchen via a walk-through butler’s pantry.
With backyard views is the family room with vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace and set of glass doors leading to a covered porch offering full access and enjoyment of the large, private, fully fenced and secure back yard with vast lawn. Adjacent to the family room is the sunny large kitchen with an eat-in area and yet another set of sliding glass doors inviting you out to the al fresco dining porch area. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with a large island, top-of-the-line Thermador appliances, including a full-size refrigerator and freezer as well as a wine refrigerator, plus a walk-in pantry/pass through to the formal dining room.

With four bedrooms (including a ground-floor suite), the luxurious upstairs primary suite has a balcony that overlooks the back yard, generous bath with dual vanity, and customized oversized closet.

The property benefits from having a quaint alley at the back that accesses the detached 1-car garage and covered carport. The home is a host’s paradise with lots of different places and spaces, inside and out, to enjoy elegant and impressive entertaining, or more relaxed and informal gatherings with family and friends.

This sought-after location offers downtown Palo Alto living at its best, only blocks from vibrant University Avenue while simultaneously situated on one of the quieter streets of North Palo Alto with little traffic and only a block away from neighborhood Johnson Park with its play area, vegetable growing allotments, sports court, and picnic space with tables and park benches. Excellent Palo Alto schools: Addison Elementary, Greene Middle, and Palo Alto High (buyer to verify eligibility). Easy access to both downtowns of Palo Alto and Menlo Park, Stanford shopping, Stanford University, 101, Caltrain, and leading tech campuses as well as two international airports. This location offers the convenience of urban living with the luxury of living in a surprisingly quiet and tranquil spot.

This is a must see!

  • Built in 2011 and located on prime street in downtown Palo Alto
  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
  • Main-floor bedroom suite
  • Soaring ceilings, skylights, and natural light
  • 2-zone heating and cooling
  • Living and family room with gas-burning fireplaces
  • Thermador appliances including full size refrigerator, freezer, and wine refrigerator
  • Brazilian cherry floors and cabinetry 
  • Rear alley access at the back of the property
  • Interior square footage 2,617
  • Lot size 6,999
  • Covered patio, vast lawn and yard spaces to enjoy
  • Just blocks to park, downtown Palo Alto, downtown Menlo Park, and Stanford University
  • Possible ADU development (buyer to verify with city of Palo Alto)
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Active | $ 4,495,000