At a Glance

  • Exceptional Atherton estate designed for a lifestyle of wellness
  • Built in 2013 by Pacific Peninsula Group with designer renovations throughout
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 offices, and 5.5 baths in the main home
  • 1-bedroom, 1-bath guest house
  • Theatre, fitness center, and wine cellar
  • Approximately 10,705 square feet of living space
  • New pool with spa and cold plunge
  • Outdoor sauna, ice bath tub, and shower
  • Bountiful vegetable gardens and fruit trees
  • Custom playground
  • Garage parking for 3 cars plus 2 Tesla charging stations
  • Newly landscaped grounds of approximately 0.94 acre (41,109 square feet)
  • Excellent Menlo Park schools

Offered at $19,995,000 

18 Monte Vista Avenue, Atherton

Privately positioned on just under one acre, this tour-de-force is a residence of chic modern elegance with every amenity needed for a life of wellness. Built by Pacific Peninsula Group in 2013, the home has recently been renovated throughout where every inch is fabulously rendered with uncompromising quality and detail. The color palette and high-end designer lighting are serene and calm and every space flows easily from one room to the next. Health and wellness take center stage with amenities like varying levels of light and air control in the primary suite for a restful night’s sleep, an ice bath tub, sauna, and cold plunge for rejuvenation, and numerous options for today’s work-from-home needs where privacy is essential.

The three-level home comprises 5 bedroom suites plus a detached 1-bedroom guest house or optional office space. Every feature for today’s immediate needs of social distancing is built in with a theatre, large fitness center, plenty of room for distance learning, and even a “Costco” storage room. Cutting-edge technology behind the scenes provides for the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Outside, the grounds are remarkable with new landscaping and new pool complete with built-in spa and cold plunge. Adding the finishing touch is the home’s central location in the most prestigious ZIP code in the country.

The Main Residence – First Level

Entrance
Gated driveway of crushed stone; all new landscaping with native grasses at the front

Foyer
All-glass front door; hardwood floors continue on the main level and upstairs primary suite; double French doors to the rear terrace

Living Room
Grand scale; fireplace outlined in Calacatta marble; 3 sets of French doors, one to heated loggia with fireplace and speakers

Office/Den
Glass-enclosed room the living room; espresso-hued paneling with integrated fireplace, media, and library shelves; drum light in each of the 4 corners

Dining Room
Formal venue with extraordinary contemporary light fixture by Lindsey Adel1man

Butler’s Pantry
All walls in Ann Sacks tile; glass-front cabinetry with sink and refrigerator; walk-in pantry

Kitchen
White custom cabinetry topped in black leathered granite, including contrasting island with waterfall wrap and counter seating; separate casual dining room with banquette seating

Appliances
Wolf gas range with 6 burners, double griddle, and 2 full ovens; Miele and Thermador dishwashers; Wolf microwave; 2 Thermador refrigerators; Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer plus Thermador freezer in attached garage

Family Room & Office
Cathedral beamed and paneled ceiling; gas-log fireplace beneath media; 2 sets of French doors to the rear terrace; adjoining office with built-in workstation and cork covered wall


The Main Residence – Second Level

Primary Bedroom Suite
Custom color walls; gas-log fireplace; blinds with three levels of light control including room darkening; separate air conditioning; built-in office area and library shelves; retractable media screen at the base of the bed; refreshment/coffee center; customized closet room with island; en suite bath with heated floor, curbless shower for two, deep tub, private commode room, and skylights

Bedroom Suites
Three additional spacious bedrooms, each with carpet, customized walk-in closet and one with cedar closet, and en suite Carrara marble and tile bath (two with tub and overhead shower and one with curbless shower)


The Main Residence – Lower Level

Recreation Room
Multi-area space with media, linear gas fireplace, extensive built-ins, lightwell access, and full bar with refrigerator, dishwasher, and sink

Wine Cellar
Fully customized behind glass with racking for 1,100+ bottles plus tasting counter; temperature-controlled

Theatre
Tiered steps to a central seating area; new cinema screen and projector; refreshment counter with refrigerator

Fitness Center
Separate area with mirrored wall and ballet barre; mirrored fitness center with custom flooring

Bedroom & Bath
Walk-in closet and direct access to dual-entry bath with curbless shower for two and warm floors

Guest House

  • Covered terrace with gas-log fireplace; adjoining patio with operable arbor with water-tight seal for full coverage plus 4 heaters
  • Keyless entry; living room with media and kitchenette with refrigerator and sink
  • Bedroom and bath with curbless shower and outside entrance

Other Interior Features

  • Large designer powder room off the foyer
  • Mud/laundry room with extensive built-ins, Electrolux washer and dryer, and outside entrance; limestone floor
  • Upstairs laundry room with Maytag washer and dryer and refreshment area with refrigerator, sink, and dishwasher drawer
  • Security and surveillance
  • Custom stair railing and matching gate at the top of the stairs
  • Custom light fixtures and LED recessed lighting
  • Electric shades on some windows
  • Savant smart home controls, including programmable lighting and distributed sound inside and out
  • Central vacuum
  • Nest thermostats
  • 3-zone heating and air conditioning
  • Broadband business internet
  • Tremendous “Costco” storage room on lower level
  • Abundant storage throughout
  • Attached 1-car garage and detached 2-car garage, each with extensive custom built-ins

Exterior Features & The Grounds

  • New 60’ x 18’ pool with adjoining 12’ x 6.5’ spa and 6.5’ x 5’ cold plunge; all finished in Primera Stone and each with its own automated cover
  • New barrel-style free-standing sauna, fenced ice bathtub with ice machine, and outdoor shower for two
  • Built-in barbecue center and free-standing pizza oven
  • Hardscape in Connecticut bluestone or reclaimed pavers from a bridge in Pennsylvania
  • Vast lawn for sports
  • Fountain and large pebble sculpture by L.A. designer concreteworks.com
  • Custom playground with synthetic lawn designed around a tree
  • 3 large Tuff sheds for bikes and toys
  • 4 raised vegetable beds plus numerous fruit trees, formal rose garden, and redwood groves
  • Invisible dog fencing
  • Backup generator