Elegant Gracious Estate in Sought-after Atherton Bordering Golf Course

497 Walsh Rd Atherton Blu Skye Media-2337 cropped-X3.jpg

Private drive with immense privacy welcomes you to this exceptional, classical estate on one acre in this wonderful country-like Atherton neighborhood. Large motor court with gracious entry leads into the radiant living room with two-story ceiling, wainscoting, and wood-burning fireplace with stone surround. The classical formal dining room is adjacent with wainscoting and two sets of French doors leading out to the inviting back and side patios with views of the yard and golf course. Exceptional office offers traditional dark wood paneling and bookcases, built-out closet, and recessed lighting. Adjoining full bathroom with stone floors and shower surround, granite countertops, and glass-enclosure shower.  

Enormous open concept family room, casual dining area, and kitchen, all with a wall of glass overlooking the stunning back gardens and sparkling pool. Family room features huge glass doors to the outside, vaulted ceiling, and gas-burning fireplace. Casual eating area has additional glass sliding doors to patio, perfect for indoor/outdoor eating and access. 

Wonderful chef’s kitchen with recessed lighting and a large desk with bookcases and cabinets. The immense island has granite counter and loads of storage and barstool seating. Kitchen features wood cabinetry, beautiful views to the outside, double sink, large walk-in pantry, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances: KitchenAid refrigerator/freezer, Jenn-Air range, Bosch double ovens, LG microwave, and KitchenAid compactor and dishwasher. Adjoining the kitchen is an oversized mudroom with built-in cubbies, wardrobe cabinet and door to three-car garage with an abundance of built-in storage.

Cheerful downstairs bedroom offers privacy, separate entrance and a spacious walk-in built-out closet. Full bathroom has tile floor, granite countertop, wood cabinetry, and large stone surround shower with glass-enclosure and seating area-with direct access to the pool. Completing the first level is a spacious laundry room with tile floors, granite countertops, sink, cabinetry, and LG washer and Whirlpool dryer.

Classical white-spindle staircase leads to the grand gracious upper bedroom level. Stunning en suite master has vaulted ceiling, large bright windows, recessed lighting, and gas-burning fireplace with stone surround. Luxurious bathroom has stone floors, vaulted ceiling, dual sinks, large soaking tub, private toilet, and large shower with seating area and shower panel tower with rainfall showerhead. Dual walk-in built-out closets with cedar floors.

Three good-sized additional bedrooms with large windows and ample closets, two full bathrooms both with stone floors, granite countertops, and two linen closets complete this level.

Stunning private grounds feature huge motor court, magical gardens including multiple fruit trees, vegetable garden, Ipe and stone entertaining patios, and tremendous number of incredibly beautiful rose bushes bordering the Sharon Heights golf course on two sides. Also winding pathways, fabulous swimming pool with adjoining spa, stone patio decking, large children’s play structure, and immense grassy area for possible tennis court location.

Offered at $6,649,00

Summary of the Home

  • Two levels with five bedrooms and five baths 
  • Premier Atherton location bordering golf course on 1.11 acres
  • Elegant formal areas with spacious dining room 
  • Huge open concept family room, casual dining area, and remodeled kitchen 
  • Chef’s kitchen with island and stainless steel appliances
  • Lovely dedicated study with full bath
  • Main level guest suite with private entry
  • Luxurious master and three additional large upstairs bedrooms
  • Hardwood floors throughout main level
  • 4,681 sq ft plus 3-car garage of approx. 630 sq ft
  • Total inclusive sq ft 5,311
  • Beautiful estate grounds and pool, mature trees, privacy and rose collection
  • Multiple mature Fruit trees including plum cherry, apple and lemon trees
  • Built in speakers in backyard as well as living and family rooms
  • Excellent Las Lomitas Menlo Park schools (buyer to confirm)