940 Matadero, Palo Alto
Palo Alto | 940 Matadero

Outstanding Opportunity on 1+ Acre in Barron Park
Rare is the opportunity to own just over one acre in the sought-after Barron Park neighborhood – a tree-lined area with a rural atmosphere yet close to it all, including Stanford University and numerous tech companies. Set toward the end of this non-through street, the extra-deep lot (43,750 square feet at 106 feet wide by 411 feet deep) offers numerous options for the future – enjoy the character of the Spanish Adobe home, reimagine the home into your own personal vision, or potentially build new.

The home is positioned far from the street for added privacy down a long driveway passing a large carport and arriving at a vast terrace of hand-set bricks with a patina befitting the Adobe ambiance. Introducing the home is a focal point front door – hand carved with relief images that likely tell a story related to the home’s circa 1951 heritage and the neighborhood’s roots, which date back to the late 1800s. Panes of textured square glass next to the door provide abundant filtered light, yet while maintaining complete privacy. Inside, an array of finishes are authentic to the Spanish style – terra cotta and ceramic tile floors, beamed and paneled natural wood ceilings, and Adobe brick walls. A grand living room is the heart of the home brightened by a skylight and wraparound windows. A fireplace anchors one wall and ample space is provided for library storage. The formal dining room combines Adobe brick and wood-paneled walls with a hex tile floor and towering wood ceiling. A picture window looks out to the front and a series of display shelves are integrated into an entire wall of Adobe bricks. Extending off the dining room is an efficient kitchen with tiled counters, all-wood cabinetry, plus vintage and newer appliances.

There are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths arranged in two very separate wings. Just off the kitchen is a foyer with Dutch door to the front plus 2 bedrooms and a tiled bath. At the opposite end of the home are 2 additional bedrooms and a vintage bath. One bedroom is also perfect as an office with built-ins on two sides. Outside, vast low-maintenance gardens surround the home on all sides with a deep rear yard with patios, perimeter foliage, and a tiered fountain – all in a very private sun-swept setting. Just down the street is the Bol Park Bike Path that leads directly to Gunn High School, plus one block away is 13-acre Bol Park with native gardens, playground, and home to the famous donkeys used for inspiration in DreamWork’s original Shrek movie. Location, character, and amazing potential – it’s all here in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Summary of home:

  • Just over one acre in desirable Barron Park with an extra-deep lot (106 feet x 411 feet)
  • Original 1951 Spanish Adobe home set far back from the street surrounded with perimeter foliage and sun-swept open space
  • 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on one level
  • Hand-carved front door beside floor-to-ceiling panes of textured square glass; double arched doors in the foyer open to the rear grounds
  • Terra cotta tile and hex ceramic tile floors, natural wood beamed and paneled cathedral ceilings, and walls in adobe brick or wood paneling
  • Grand sky-lit living room with focal-point fireplace and library shelves
  • Formal dining room with iron chandelier, built-ins, original elevated barbecue, and front picture window
  • Efficient kitchen has tiled counters, all-wood cabinetry, plus vintage and newer appliances, including gas cooktop, 2 ovens, dishwasher, and refrigerator
  • Private wing off the kitchen, with outside front entrance, has 2 bedrooms and a tiled bath with tub and overhead shower
  • Second private wing, off the foyer, with 2 bedrooms (one with significant built-ins ideal for office use) plus a vintage bath with square tub and overhead shower
  • Laundry room with outside entrance; numerous skylights throughout
  • Large detached carport for 2 or 3 cars
  • Approximately 2,411 square feet of living space on a lot of approximately 43,750 square feet
  • Just down the street from Bok Park Bike Path, one block to 13-acre Bol Park, and just 2 miles to Stanford University
  • Acclaimed Palo Alto schools: Barron Park Elementary, Fletcher Middle, Gunn High (buyer to confirm)
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Sold | $ 6,200,000