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“Shingled Charm with a Lake Tahoe Vibe”
Nestled amongst majestic redwood trees, 474 Monroe Drive transports you to a zen-like retreat, reminiscent of a Lake Tahoe dream vacation in the convenience of the charming Monroe Park neighborhood in Palo Alto. With 2365 square feet of living space (per Floor Plan Visuals) on a generously sized 11,396 square foot lot (per assessor), this inviting shingled home offers three generous bedrooms, a family room, eat-in kitchen, living room with fireplace, plus separate office and dining room, both with a door to the spectacularly landscaped, park-like yard.
The home is delightfully turn-key with new engineered wood flooring, fresh painting throughout, plus updated bathrooms and kitchen. There are three light-filled bedrooms with fresh new carpet, two of them graced with soaring ceilings. The primary bath’s oversized two person shower, new tile floors, vanity and lights offers a delightful retreat. The kitchen sports a new stainless steel cooktop and microwave plus newer dishwasher and refrigerator. Its breakfast bar, eating area and access to the front patio create a great gathering place for friends and family alike.
The backyard is a wonderful private retreat with its expanse of green grass, plus paver and decomposed granite patio areas. Another patio off the kitchen offers a lovely place to enjoy your morning beverage!
Plans for a 3,000 square foot home that eliminates some redwood trees in the front yard and retains the huge backyard are available for your inspiration.
Extra storage abounds in the oversized two car garage (520 sf) plus large attic area with lights, flooring and new pull down stair. The backyard could easily accommodate an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). Confirm with the City of Palo Alto if an ADU might appeal.
Convenience defined, with easy access to 101 and 280, biking distance to schools, nearby great restaurants, grocery stores, movie theater and other services, plus two neighborhood parks. Award winning Los Altos schools serve this address. The Monroe Park neighborhood is a special corner of Palo Alto that will delight with its charm, convenience and liveability.
Palo Alto has a lot to offer its residents, including tree-lined streets, a thriving downtown, a plethora of parks and open space for recreation, and excellent public schools. The city’s location next to the Stanford University campus gives residents easy access to lectures, extension courses, and other educational opportunities.
The city of about 66,000 incorporated in 1894 and got its name from a 1,000-year-old redwood tree along San Francisquito Creek. Palo Alto residents are highly educated, with nearly 80 percent of those 25 and older holding at least a bachelor’s degree, according to 2013 United States Census Bureau estimates. The median household income is $122,532. Forbes ranked Palo Alto's 94301 ZIP code 24th on its 2014 list of Most Expensive ZIP Codes, with a median home sales price of $3,525,837.
Open-space areas account for nearly one-third of the approximately 25-square-mile city, which boasts more than 30 municipal parks. Only residents and their guests may access the 1,400-acre Foothills Park on Page Mill Road. The city has one of the most active downtowns on the Peninsula, and an array of restaurants and shops line University Avenue and California Avenue. The Stanford Shopping Center is also a popular destination for retail and dining. Free parking is available in municipal lots downtown.
Numerous tech companies are headquartered in Palo Alto, including Hewlett-Packard and Tesla Motors. Many prominent Web businesses and brands, such as Facebook, Pinterest, and PayPal, got their start in the city.