495 University Avenue, Los Altos - Kathy Bridgman, Broker Associate®
Sold - Over Asking
495 University Avenue, Los Altos
  • The Perfect Modern Farmhouse Blocks from the Village

    Listing Agent: Kathy Bridgman
    Bed4Bath3.5SQ FT3,113Lot Size0.150 AcresOffered At$ 4,995,000Sold for$ 5,451,000

    Summary of the home

    Designed by renowned Arcanum Architecture, this home was completed in 2012 on the most sought-after street in Old Los Altos. Exuding a modern farmhouse design, the home features a standing seam metal roof and awning, cabinetry handmade by Mennonites in upstate New York, and eco-friendly features that include owned solar power, EV charging, and synthetic lawn. The open design is fully oriented to the grounds with retractable stacking glass or French doors connecting to wonderful outdoor spaces on three sides. There is a dedicated office, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, plus a large recreation room with patio and staircase to the rear grounds. A detached 1-car garage, with rear alley access, is currently designed as a home gym. Raised vegetable beds, an awning-covered dining terrace, plus built-in barbecue center completes the setting. Plus, this home is just down the street from Shoup Park and blocks to the Village

    DetailS of the home

    Los Altos Community Information

    Located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, Los Altos is one of the Bay Area's premier communities, due in large part to the city's natural beauty and convenient location between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Originally an agricultural town with many summer cottages, Los Altos is now a thriving bedroom community known for its beautiful parks and tree-lined streets. Country lanes run throughout the town and are lined with cozy ranch-style houses as well as larger, custom Mediterranean, contemporary, and traditional-style homes. To help maintain the small-town feel of the city, commercial zones within Los Altos are strictly limited to the downtown area and the small shopping and office parks lining Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real. Bucolic charm and unmatched location make Los Altos a great place to call home.