An exceptional residence and
statement of contemporary living


Spacious house and large guest house by Maydan Architects, selected designer for Houzz headquarters in Palo Alto

Main residence with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths; approximately 3,369 square feet

Guest house with a large great room, 2 baths, 1 bedroom, office and gym, approximately 1,100 square feet

Gray limestone and white oak floors throughout

Massive walls of glass plus numerous skylights and clerestory windows

Imported European fixtures throughout both residences

Signature, work-of-art floating staircase

Modern European kitchen and adjoining family room with built-in home theatre

Premier location in highly sought-after Community Center locale

Less than one mile to shopping and dining on University Avenue

More than one-quarter acre (approximately 12,395 square feet) of landscaped grounds

Excellent Palo Alto schools



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Main Residence




First Floor


Second Floor



Guest House


Main Residence

This unique Community Center property is composed of two exceptional residences, each a statement of contemporary living. Designed by Mary Maydan of Maydan Architects, noted as the architecture firm selected to design the Houzz headquarters in downtown Palo Alto, the property offers rare accommodations perfectly suited for extended family needs, a Silicon Valley startup, or a myriad of other lifestyle choices.

Each residence presents a sophisticated contemporary design with entire walls of glass, sleek gray limestone or white oak floors, and European cabinetry and fixtures throughout. A floating open-tread staircase is a work of art in the main residence, gracefully curving to the upper level in front of a translucent glass backdrop. A tremendous family room doubles as a home theatre, the kitchen is a chef's dream, and a spacious deck and terrace are designed for indoor/outdoor living. 

The home's personal accommodations comprise a main-level suite, an upstairs maser suite with its own terrace, plus 3 additional bedrooms as well as a built-in office/study center and library in the open hallway. The second residence is equally spacious and mirrors the quality and finishes of the main residence, including the kitchen and bathrooms. The one-level floor plan, with 4 bedrooms plus an office, offers abundant flexibility for use dependent on lifestyle needs.

Adding the finishing touch is this property's location with less than one mile to downtown shopping and dining on University Avenue, proximity to Stanford University and commuter routes to all of Silicon Valley, as well as access to top-rated Palo Alto schools. 

Details of the Main Residence


Solid steel door bordered by inlays of stacked translucent glass panes; sleek limestone flooring is introduced and continues into the living room, dining room, and kitchen; a steel-supported floating staircase with open treads and steel railing curves to the upper level beside a two-story wall of translucent glass

Living Room

Dramatic two-story room with floor-to-ceiling glass, suspended cable-strung art lighting, and linear gas fireplace

Dining Room

Formal venue with entire wall of glass overlooking the gardens opposite sliding glass doors to a private terrace for al fresco dining



Sleek European cabinetry, some with translucent glass fronts, is topped in Corian; an island has partial Corian counters plus a waterfall-wrapped stainless steel counter with integrated sink; translucent glass doors conceal pantry storage; adjoining casual dining area in the family room has sliding glass doors to the rear deck


Gaggenau 5-burner gas cooktop; Miele double oven; 2 dishwashers; GE compactor; GE Monogram built-in refrigerator; GE Monogram beverage cooler

Family/Media Room

Tremendous scale with two entire walls of glass and sliding doors opening to the rear deck; wall of custom cabinetry and floating shelving accommodates media needs and a desk center; retractable cinema screen, projection system, and surround sound for home theatre needs


Main-level bedroom has a glass door to the rear deck and en suite bath with frameless glass limestone shower and Italian ceramic tile flooring with concealed drain

Master Bedroom Suite

Clerestory windows and sliding glass doors opening to a large private terrace outlined with clear glass panels; customized walk-in closet with skylight; en suite limestone bath has heated floors, six-foot long whirlpool tub for two, suspended dual-sink vanity, and rainspout shower for two

Bedroom Suite 3

Clerestory windows, closet with translucent glass doors, and en suite limestone bath with frameless glass-enclosed tub with overhead shower surrounded in textured ceramic tile

Bedrooms 4 & 5 and Bath

Two bedrooms, each with clerestory windows and closet with translucent glass doors, and one bedroom has sliding glass door to a private patio; a full bath in limestone and polished travertine has a dual-sink vanity and tub with overhead shower


Guest House

Main Living Areas

Floor-to-ceiling 10’ tall sliding glass door entrance to the living/dining room with limestone floors and 12-foot ceiling with LED lighting


Maple and limestone kitchen has a GE gas cooktop, GE microwave, Frigidaire double oven, Whirlpool dishwasher, and KitchenAid refrigerator

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

White oak finishes the floors of all the bedrooms; master bedroom has a separate office with custom maple cabinetry and sliding glass door to the front terrace, walk-in closet, laundry closet, and en suite bath with dual-sink vanity and tub with overhead shower; 3 additional rooms with flexible use for bedrooms, fitness, and/or office needs, each with glass door to the grounds; a second bath has a skylight and limestone shower



Imported European fixtures throughout

Guest powder room with suspended floating solid gray limestone sink

Upstairs landing area with built-in office center, clerestory windows, and clear glass railing overlooking the living room

Upstairs hallway with skylight and floor-to-ceiling floating library shelves

Main-level laundry room with sink

Secondary laundry plumbed in upstairs hall closet

Nest themostats

Inlaid floor lighting in several locations

Spacious rear deck and level lawn

Custom playhouse

Electronic-gated driveway lined with river rock and horsetail plants

The Architect

Maydan Architects, Inc., a Palo Alto-based firm, has gained recognition as a leader in contemporary architecture and interior design in the Bay Area. The firm is known for staying ahead of the curve and setting the tone of the newest trends in architecture. Its modernist approach—a philosophy of minimalism, airiness, careful use of materials and strong indoor-outdoor relationship—culminates in outstanding designs that have been featured in prestigious magazines locally and internationally.

Maydan Architects specializes in the design of high-end residences, and occasionally works on commercial projects. Recently Maydan Architects was selected by Houzz to design their headquarter offices in downtown Palo Alto.

The firm is known for its attentiveness to details, and for its commitment to maintaining hands-on involvement of the design team in all phases of each project. The high level of design is expressed not only in the architecture, but also in the custom furniture and accessories, creating projects that are beautiful and timeless.


Awards & Publications

Awarded Best of Houzz in 2014 and 2015 for Customer Service by Houzz Community

Profiled in Home+Garden Design, ‘Modern by No Museum’, Spring 2014

Featured in South Bay Accent, ‘Designs for Living’ April/May 2014

Featured in AIA Small Firms, Great Projects (2012)

Featured in The Wall Street Journal, ‘Modern in Silicon Valley’ (2012)

Featured in AIA Small Firms, Great Projects (2010)

Featured in The San Francisco Chronicle (2009)

Featured in BVD Design Magazine (2008)

Interview with Lara Hedberg Deam, founder of Dwell Magazine (2011)



Located in one of North Palo Alto's best locales, Addison's location is less than one mile to Downtown Palo Alto's shopping and dining on University Avenue, Stanford University and commuter routes to all of Silicon Valley, as well as minutes away form Rinconada Park, the Palo Alto Main Library , the Lucie Stern Community Center, and top-rated Palo Alto schools.