Family Friendly Contemporary


Set on a lot of more than .27 acres in Central Menlo a short stroll from downtown, this beautiful custom home will offer timeless luxury blended with the best of modern sustainability.  This is a land sale with permit and an anticipated construction start of Spring 2021, this luxury residence is nearly entirely energy self-sustainable, and features solar panels, a circulating hot water system, 13 separate heating/cooling zones, air filtration, and highly insulated walls for year-round temperature control.

Designed by Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc. and an outstanding local engineering team, this light-filled home features a flexible floor plan designed specifically for multi-generational living, remote working, and home entertaining.     With multiple gathering spaces perfect for entertaining, the ground floor opens out to a spacious backyard with ample room for both soft play areas and a generous pool and spa.  The kitchen overlooks an open dining and family room, which connects to a generous covered patio through a disappearing wall of glass.

Offering 7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and over 6,590 square feet of living space spread over 3 levels, this home is ideally suited for the active, eco-conscious large family.   A ground level ADU is perfect for a parent, older child, or additional income, or can be used as part of the main residence.   Topping it all off is a location within walking distance from downtown Menlo Park, with top-ranked public and private schools nearby.


  • Set on a lot of more than .27 acres (12,028 square feet, per survey) in Central Menlo, this beautiful home offers 7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and 6,590 square feet of living space (per architect)
  • Address will be changed to Cotton Street upon receipt of building permit
  • This house will be highly sustainable, featuring solar panels, a circulating hot water system, high-end air filtration, state of the art heating and cooling with multiple zones per floor, and highly insulated walls for year-round temperature control
  • With striking roof lines and refined materials, this distinctive design presents outstanding contemporary aesthetics
  • 10’ ceilings at ground floor and basement, 9’ ceilings at 2nd Great room has a 12’ ceiling clad with clear western red cedar
  • A glassy 3 level landscaped atrium bring light and greenery into the center of the house


  • Walls of glass on 2 levels open to the spacious and private backyard
  • The dining area is open to the kitchen, which features slab countertops, a suite of Thermador appliances including an induction cooktop, and a walk-in pantry with 2nd refrigerator
  • The family room includes a built-in entertainment center, fireplace, and a wall of glass that opens to the backyard patio. A continuous band of frameless clerestory windows brings in soft light throughout the day without compromising privacy
  • Multiple bonus living areas including formal living, loft/lounge, ADU living opening to the pool deck, and basement rec room, gym, home theater, and wine room/wine bar.
  • Interior design service by Studio S Squared’s interiors team included in sale price (inquire for more details)


  • The expansive master suite overlooks the backyard and features an oversized walk-through closet, private balcony, and a spa-like en suite bathroom with two vanities, a soaking tub, and curbless shower
  • Three additional en-suite bedrooms on the 2nd floor, perfect for a large family.
  • Two ground floor en-suite bedrooms, perfect for home office and guest
  • One additional en-suite in basement overlooking garden court
  • All bedrooms feature walk in closets and option for either shower or tub/shower combination


  • A delightful front courtyard with corten steel walls welcomes you to the home
  • Covered front porch with built in bench
  • Smart use of corner lot creates an expansive courtyard feel in the backyard
  • Excellent mature privacy screening on both interior lot lines
  • This home also includes an attached 2-car garage, as well as ample driveway parking
  • Sport court, which can also be used for overflow off-street parking



  • A convenient laundry room is located just off the garage, as well as upstairs laundry
  • Ground floor powder room and basement gym bathroom with option to convert to a dry sauna





  • This great location puts you mere moments to downtown Menlo Park, close to Venture Capital centers along Sand Hill Road, and offers easy access to Interstate 280
  • Acclaimed public and private schools are nearby, including Oak Knoll Elementary, Hillview Middle, Sacred Heart, and Menlo School (buyer to verify)