1932 Emerson ST, PALO ALTO, CA 94301

Neighborhood: Old Palo Alto

  • $11,988,000

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  • 6

  • 6

  • 5310

    Approx. Sq. Ft.
  • 0.2296

    Approx. Lot Size
  • Listing Class: Residential
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Price Per Sq.Ft.: $2257.63
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Stories: 2
  • # of Garage: 2

Accessed by a gated entry garden, this villa in a prestigious enclave is richly appointed with lush grounds and delightful custom features. Such a masterful blend of privacy, security, and extensive outdoor space is unparalleled in Old Palo Alto. The residence exudes Old World elegance, meticulously maintained to offer the finest of Silicon Valley living. Entertain in versatile gathering areas flowing into quiet, pristine outdoor retreats. A ground-level guest suite/office is located on the ground level, and the dreamy primary suite includes a vast sun terrace. Enjoy a gourmet island kitchen, three fireplaces, and fully functional lower level with secondary kitchen and private entrance. Upgrades include central cooling and a home theater. Impeccable craftsmanship and premium materials are found throughout. Blocks away from top schools, California Avenue, and Town & Country Village.


  • This elegant villa offers privacy, security, and luxurious California living in exclusive yet central surroundings
  • Sculpted ceilings, graceful arches, and extensive use of premium wood and natural stone indicate expert craftsmanship throughout
  • Gated entry garden faces the home, connecting to lush, private rear gardens with expansive lawn, entertaining patio, and barbecue
  • Two sets of bright, open-concept living and dining areas with fireplaces enable endless living and entertaining arrangements
  • Vast island kitchen fit for master chef boasts handsome granite countertops, office center, and exquisite custom cabinetry
  • High-end appliances include Dacor® microwave drawer, professional dual-oven range by Bertazzoni®, and Sub-Zero® refrigerator column and drawers
  • Ground-level bedroom with en-suite bath presents upgraded bookcases—perfect as an office
  • Upper-level primary suite is resplendent with vast sun terrace, luxury walk-in closet, and spa bath with jetted tub, heated floors, and dual-sided fireplace
  • Two secondary bedrooms are located on both upper and lower levels, each with en-suite bath
  • Lower level is fully functional with secondary kitchen, private entry, and upgraded home theater with projector and drop-down screen
  • Flexible bonus room on lower level has potential for wine storage, fitness, and more
  • Convenient upper-level laundry provides sink and Bosch® appliances
  • Upgrades include LED lighting and ground-level central cooling
  • Attached two-car garage is fitted with abundant storage, secondary laundry, and EV wiring



  • Old Palo Alto setting
  • Immersive privacy
  • Large, lush grounds
  • Hardwood floors
  • Casement windows
  • Master chef’s kitchen
  • Ground-level guest suite
  • Upgraded central cooling
  • Patios on every level
  • High-end appliances
  • Primary suite w/ spa
  • Walk-out lower level
  • Secondary kitchen
  • Three fireplaces
  • Home theater
  • French doors
  • EV wiring



  • Highly prized location in Old Palo Alto—one of the most elite enclaves in the Bay Area
  • Stroll to beautiful Gamble Garden, Bowden Park, and popular California Avenue
  • Near Town & Country Village, exciting Downtown Palo Alto, Michelin-rated dining, and weekly Farmers’ Markets
  • Stroll/bike to some of California’s best schools, including Walter Hays Elementary, Greene Middle, and Palo Alto High (buyer to verify)
  • Near Stanford University, Caltrain, freeways, Google, Facebook, Apple, and more


General Features

  • Listing ClassResidential
  • FoundationOther
  • Age14
  • View DescriptionsNeighborhood
  • Property TypeSingle Family Home
  • Parcel124-18-087
  • Year Built2008
  • Horse PropertyNo
  • Construction TypeStucco,Wood Frame
  • ZoningR1
  • # of Stories2

Interior Features

  • Fireplace1
  • FlooringCarpet,Hardwood,Stone,Tile
  • Dining Room FeaturesBreakfast Nook,Dining Area in Living Room
  • Kitchen FeaturesDishwasher,Exhaust Fan,Garbage Disposal,Island,Oven Range - Gas,Refrigerator
  • Additional Room FeaturesDen / Study / Office,Media / Home Theater
  • Fireplace DescriptionFamily Room,Gas Burning,Living Room,Primary Bedroom
  • LaundryIn Garage,Inside,Washer / Dryer
  • Family Room FeaturesSeparate Family Room
  • Bathroom FeaturesDouble Sinks,Primary - Stall Shower(s),Shower and Tub,Updated Bath

Exterior Features

  • FencingWood

    Utilities & Energy

    • UtilitiesPublic Utilities
    • Sewer/SepticSewer - Public
    • CoolingCentral AC
    • WaterPublic
    • HeatingCentral Forced Air


    • Garage Spaces2
    • Parking FeaturesAttached Garage

    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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