879 Newell PL, PALO ALTO, CA 94303

Neighborhood: Green Gables

  • $2,998,000

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  • 4

  • 2

  • 1820

    Approx. Sq. Ft.
  • 0.1673

    Approx. Lot Size
  • Listing Class: Residential
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Price Per Sq.Ft.: $1647.25
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Stories: 1
  • # of Parking: 3
  • # of Garage: 2



This home exudes Mid-Century Modern style on a very central cul-de-sac with a friendly, tight-knit community. The sky-lit, atrium-style layout allows plenty of natural light, flowing outdoors to create easy livability. A beautifully remodeled kitchen anchors the design, while a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows grace the spacious living/dining room. The master suite offers two closets and a remodeled bath. Outdoors await fresh landscaping and a gorgeous, private backyard with large wraparound patio for entertaining. Details include beamed ceilings, radiant floor heating, refinished wood floors, new carpet and new foam roof. Enjoy a family room, guest bedroom with private entrance, attached two-car garage, lots of storage, and more. Stroll to Eleanor Pardee and Rinconada Parks, the library, and community center. Within moments of exciting Downtown Palo Alto and exceptional schools.


  • Enjoy easy downtown access and a calm cul-de-sac setting in this one-of-a-kind home
  • Private atrium leads into bright, open interiors with skylights and abundant Mid-Century Modern character
  • Flexible living/dining areas with granite fireplace, beamed ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows flow outdoors for easy entertaining
  • Kitchen remodeled just three years ago offers quartz vanities, stainless appliances, and open layout shared with family room
  • Two bedrooms provide outdoor access, including guest room and master suite with two closets and luxuriously remodeled bath
  • Backyard retreat is spacious and private with new landscaping, wraparound patio, and benches—perfect for entertaining
  • Includes attached two-car garage, laundry center, radiant floor heating, Nest climate control, and more


  • Tranquil yet central location
  • Very friendly, close-knit community
  • Indoor-outdoor atrium-style design
  • Fantastic backyard with entertaining patio
  • Open layout with lots of natural light
  • Remodeled kitchen & master bath
  • Plenty of storage throughout
  • New foam roof replaced in December 2020
  • Refinished wood floors


  • Stroll to Eleanor Pardee and Rinconada Parks, Rinconada Library, Palo Alto Art Center, Lucie Stern Community Center, and more
  • Ravenswood Shopping Center and shopping, dining, and entertainment in Downtown Palo Alto are all just moments away
  • Quickly reach tennis courts, golf, and scenic Baylands trails
  • Students are near prized schools like Duveneck Elementary, Greene Middle, and Palo Alto High (buyer to verify attendance)
  • Easy access to Caltrain, bus services, tech shuttles, and Highway 101
  • Near Stanford University, Google, Facebook, Apple, Tesla, VMware, and more

General Features

  • Listing ClassResidential
  • FoundationConcrete Slab
  • Age67
  • View DescriptionsNeighborhood
  • Property TypeSingle Family Home
  • Parcel003-29-062
  • Year Built1954
  • Horse PropertyNo
  • Construction TypeOther
  • ZoningR1
  • # of Stories1

Interior Features

  • Fireplace1
  • FlooringCarpet,Laminate,Wood
  • Security FeaturesVideo / Audio System
  • Family Room FeaturesKitchen / Family Room Combo
  • Bathroom FeaturesMaster - Stall Shower(s),Shower over Tub - 1,Skylight ,Tile,Updated Bath
  • Fireplace DescriptionLiving Room,Wood Burning
  • LaundryInside,Washer / Dryer
  • Dining Room FeaturesBreakfast Nook,Dining Area in Living Room,Eat in Kitchen
  • Kitchen FeaturesCooktop - Electric,Countertop - Quartz,Dishwasher,Exhaust Fan,Garbage Disposal,Refrigerator
  • Additional Room FeaturesFormal Entry,Storage

Exterior Features

  • Yard/GroundsBack Yard,Balcony / Patio,Fenced,Low Maintenance,Porch - Enclosed
  • FencingFenced,Fenced Back,Fenced Front

Utilities & Energy

  • UtilitiesPublic Utilities
  • Sewer/SepticSewer - Public
  • CoolingNone
  • WaterPublic
  • HeatingRadiant
  • Energy Saving FeaturesCeiling Insulation,Double Pane Windows,Energy Star Appliances,Insulation - Per Owner,Skylight,Thermostat Controller


  • Parking Spaces3
  • Parking FeaturesAttached Garage
  • Garage Spaces2

Elementary School

Duveneck Elementary School

  • 705 Alester Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • District: Palo Alto Unified School District
  • API Score*: 956
  • 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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