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Welcome to 803 18th Avenue!
This beautiful home enjoys a private setting and convenient location in the popular Fair Oaks neighborhood of Menlo Park. In 2001 the home was expanded with plans by owner-architect Ana Williamson who transformed an “ordinary” home to an “extraordinary” one with her signature design aesthetics.
The home opens to an attractive back yard complete with treehouse and sandbox for children’s play.
Vast expanses of glass harmoniously integrate interior and exterior spaces for light-infused rooms.
The great room features a dining area with a corner window overlooking serene garden greenery, a fireplace flanked by book/display shelves and opens to a cheerful sunroom.
Sunlight streams through a huge skylight in the recently remodeled kitchen appointed with sleek quartz counters and stainless appliances. Nearby is the separate laundry room.
There are 3 bedrooms including an owners’ suite with convenient built-in furniture, a separate adjoining office, perfect for work-from-home needs. The spa-inspired remodeled owner’s bathroom is flooded with natural light and features sleek surfaces and a stepless shower.
The neighborhood is known for its bucolic atmosphere, yet it is conveniently location near downtown Menlo Park and Redwood City and to major Silicon Valley employers including Facebook, Box, Stanford University and Google. A neighborhood favorite is the nearby Marsh Manor Shopping Center with Delucchi’s Market, Freewheel Brewing and Eva’s Sweets.
This beautifully updated and recently refreshed home is oriented to embrace its serene and private outdoor setting with towering redwoods and peaceful greenery.
Living Area: 1,343sq. ft. *
Lot Size: 6,160 sq. ft.**
*Per Kimberly Townsend
**Per County Records, unverified
Home to more than 10,000 street trees, numerous venture capital firms, and social media giant Facebook, Menlo Park packs a lot into its 9.8 square miles. The city offers residents a lovely place to live amid tree-lined neighborhoods and a friendly community. The city of more than 33,000 got its name from two Irishmen who posted a wooden sign that read "Menlo Park" outside their massive estate in the 1850s. When the railroad came to the area a decade later, officials spotted the sign and gave the station the same name. Menlo Park incorporated twice -- first in 1874 and then in 1927 -- and remained a primarily rural community until World War I, when some 43,000 soldiers trained at Camp Fremont. Today, the city borders Redwood City, Atherton, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and Stanford University, as well as San Francisco Bay. Its populace is quite educated, with 70 percent of people older than 25 having at least a bachelor’s degree, according to 2016 United States Census Bureau data. The median household income is $122,000, and the median home value is $1.375 million. In 2011, Facebook moved its headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park. Other businesses and agencies with a strong presence in the city include SRI International and the venture capital firms of Sand Hill Road. The independent bookstore Kepler’s Books has been a local institution for decades, and numerous stores and restaurants line Santa Cruz Avenue, the city’s main shopping street. The city also offers 12 parks and a wide array of recreational activities.