1826 Waverley ST, PALO ALTO, CA 94301

Neighborhood: Old Palo Alto

  • $16,680,000

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  • 4

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  • 5540

    Approx. Sq. Ft.
  • 0.2296

    Approx. Lot Size
  • Listing Class: Residential
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Price Per Sq.Ft.: $3010.83
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Stories: 3
  • # of Garage: 1



Wide, gracious streets escort you to this English-style manor tucked into the heart of Old Palo Alto—one of the most exclusive communities in the Bay Area. Modern elegance and Old World character harmonize within the home, creating a serene world of absolute comfort and ease. The interiors include an office/potential fifth bedroom and are designed for grand-scale entertaining, offering splendid gathering rooms, an exquisite island kitchen, and a lower level with a wine cellar and home theater. Outdoors, leisure abounds in a romantic courtyard, newly renovated garden, and immense loggia with kitchen. This premier setting allows students to walk or bike to top-performing schools and is just moments from some of the finest shopping and dining in Silicon Valley.


  • Meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout this residence where every room showcases a superior level of craftsmanship and taste
  • Modeled after historic English country manors, the home affords a signature blend of warmth, comfort, and romantic character
  • Elements like layered crown molding, slate finishes, and gorgeous hardwood floors impart elegance throughout, while art niches and vaulted ceilings provide touches of high-end sophistication
  • Surround sound, four fireplaces, and multi-zone climate control enable the ultimate comfort and convenience

Main Level

  • Paved with slate, the regal foyer branches into a central gallery where archways open to tastefully appointed dining and living rooms
  • A butler’s pantry with walk-in food storage adjoins the palatial kitchen, centered by an island with wraparound bar seating and adorned with rich cabinetry, task lighting, and muted stone finishes
  • Gourmet amenities include commercial-grade refrigeration, a beverage cooler, Miele dishwasher, multiple ovens, and a six-burner professional range by Viking
  • The kitchen opens to a great room with a wet bar and plenty of space for casual dining and lounging, while sliding French doors connect to the rear loggia for seamless indoor-outdoor transitions
  • A private office accessed by double doors can be converted to a fifth bedroom, conveniently located near an opulent full bath

Upper Level

  • A stunning staircase leads to three bedrooms, including two secondary bedrooms each with vaulted ceilings and custom closet storage
  • A full bath provides dual vanities, a soaking tub, and a separate shower, while the primary laundry center enjoys a sink, folding counter, and plenty of storage
  • Crowned with motorized skylights and soaring ceilings, the vast master suite holds a fireplace, two expansive closets with custom storage, and a private sitting room
  • Exotic stone finishes grace the master spa, which showcases dual vanities, a rainfall shower, and a luxurious hydrotherapy tub

Lower Level

  • Designed for flexibility, the immense family room offers a media center, kitchenette, and access to a sunken patio
  • Entertain in the wine cellar, which boasts ambient lighting and storage for 500+ bottles, or unwinds with friends and family in a home theater appointed with tiered floors and state-of-the-art media equipment
  • A private bedroom with an en-suite bath is ideal for guests or as au pair quarters, arranged near the secondary laundry center


  • French doors open to a romantic courtyard at the front of the home, while the spacious rear loggia is equipped with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue
  • The large lot includes tranquil grounds with a gated paver driveway, garage with carport, and newly renovated rear garden with footpaths and water features
  • Updated landscaping and detailed exterior lighting accentuate the character of this fabulous residence


  • This highly prized location rests within Old Palo Alto, one of the most elite enclaves in the Bay Area, and is just moments from acclaimed schools, Stanford University, and top shopping and dining destinations
  • Stroll to beautiful Gamble Garden, and enjoy living just moments from charming California Avenue, exciting Downtown Palo Alto, and attractions like theaters, Michelin-rated dining, and the Farmers’ Market
  • Students can stroll or bike to some of California’s best schools, including Walter Hays Elementary, Greene Middle, and Palo Alto High (buyer to verify attendance)
  • Excellent proximity to Caltrain and multiple freeways lets residents easily reach Google, Facebook, Apple, Tesla, VMware, and more

General Features

  • Listing ClassResidential
  • Parcel124-13-003
  • Year Built2007
  • View DescriptionsNeighborhood
  • Property TypeSingle Family Home
  • ZoningR1929
  • # of Stories3
  • Horse PropertyNo
  • FoundationOther
  • Age14
  • Lot DescriptionGrade - Level

Interior Features

  • Fireplace1
  • FlooringCarpet,Hardwood,Marble,Stone,Travertine
  • Security FeaturesSecurity Alarm ,Security Lights
  • Family Room FeaturesKitchen / Family Room Combo,Separate Family Room
  • Bathroom FeaturesDouble Sinks,Full on Ground Floor,Granite,Marble,Primary - Oversized Tub,Primary - Stall Shower(s),Stall Shower - 2+,Tub in Primary Bedroom,Updated Bath
  • Fireplace DescriptionFamily Room,Living Room,Primary Bedroom
  • LaundryIn Utility Room,Inside,Tub / Sink,Upper Floor,Washer / Dryer,Other
  • Dining Room FeaturesBreakfast Bar,Breakfast Nook,Dining Bar,Formal Dining Room
  • Kitchen FeaturesCountertop - Granite,Dishwasher,Exhaust Fan,Garbage Disposal,Island with Sink,Microwave,Oven - Built-In,Oven Range - Gas,Refrigerator
  • Additional Room FeaturesBasement - Finished,Den / Study / Office,Formal Entry,Laundry Room,Media / Home Theater,Office Area,Recreation Room,Utility Room,Wine Cellar / Storage

Exterior Features

  • Yard/GroundsBack Yard,Balcony / Patio,Fenced,Outdoor Kitchen,Sprinklers - Auto,Sprinklers - Lawn
  • FencingElectrified,Fenced,Fenced Back,Wood

Utilities & Energy

  • UtilitiesPublic Utilities
  • Sewer/SepticSewer - Public
  • CoolingCentral AC
  • WaterPublic
  • HeatingCentral Forced Air - Gas,Fireplace ,Heating - 2+ Zones


  • Garage Spaces1
  • Parking FeaturesDetached Garage,Gate / Door Opener,Parking Area

Elementary School

Walter Hays Elementary School

  • 1525 Middlefield RD, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • District: Palo Alto Unified School District
  • API Score*: 934
  • Grades: K-5
School Website

Middle School

Frank S. Greene Jr. Middle School

  • 750 N. California AVE, Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • District: Palo Alto Unified School District
  • API Score*: 934
  • Grades: 6-8
School Website

High School

Palo Alto High School

  • 50 Embarcadero RD, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • District: Palo Alto Unified School District
  • API Score*: 905
  • Grades: 9-12
School Website

* As of 2019 is the last year of API Score rating)

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