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At a Glance

  • Contemporary masterpiece completed in 2017
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 2 half-baths
  • Guest house with 1 bedroom and 1 bath
  • Approximately 11,055 total square feet
    • Main home: 9,398 sf
      • Main level: 3,299 sf
      • Upper level: 3,086 sf
      • Lower level: 3,013 sf
    • 3-car garage: 860 sf
    • Guest house: 797 sf
  • Architecture by Swatt Miers
  • Built by Lencioni Construction
  • Interiors by Connie Wong
  • Landscape by Bernard Trainor, Ground Studio Landscapes
  • Radiant heat, forced air heat pump, and air conditioning
  • Home automation, programmable lighting, and motorized window blinds
  • Solar-powered electricity
  • Office, recreation/media room, wine cellar, fitness center and spa bath with steam and sauna
  • Pool, spa, sport court, playground, vegetable and fruit garden
  • Detached 3-car garage wired for EV
  • Lot size of approximately 1.05 acres
  • Menlo Park schools

Offered at $23,500,000

81 Atherton Avenue, Atherton

Completed in 2017 by the renowned team of Swatt Miers Architects and Lencioni Construction, this architectural tour de force is a one-of-a-kind contemporary on Atherton’s eponymous street. Walls are made entirely of glass, heated floors are finished in polished concrete or white oak, and accent walls display wood paneling and stacked stone. The entire design is sleek and modern, without moldings, and with concealed hinges on all interior doors, while custom cabinetry is finished in exotic wood. Three levels span over 9,300 square feet flowing together in an open design. There is a dedicated office, formal venue for entertaining complete with full bar, tremendous recreation/media room, sizable gym with sauna and steam room, and an ideal arrangement of bedrooms on the upper and lower levels. A separate guest house with full kitchen provides flexible accommodations and is also suitable for an alternate executive office. Behind the scenes is everything needed for comfort and convenience including whole-home automation plus solar panels for electricity and a car-charging station, enhancing the home’s environmental stewardship. Rounding out the amenities are a pool and spa, barbecue kitchen, fire pit, and heated terraces.


Gated driveway with abundant off-street parking plus detached 3-car garage; hardscape outlined in pebblestones leads to a water feature with four fountains


Pivoting solid wood front door next to walls of floor-to-ceiling glass; radiant-heated polished concrete floors continue throughout the main level; accent wall of natural stone in linear dimensional tiles

Living Room

Formal venue with floor-to-ceiling glass opening to the rear grounds and wall of natural stone tiles with integrated linear gas fireplace; full bar with counter seating on two sides, marble-like quartz counters, and U-Line refrigerator and ice maker


Pocket doors in the living room conceal the office, which has a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass opening to the rear grounds and full wall of custom cabinetry with integrated media

Dining Room

Formal dining room has a towering ceiling with six suspended circular lights, full wall of customized shelves and cabinetry, and additional wall currently customized with dual workstations 


Sleek modern cabinetry in exotic wood and brushed steel includes two islands, each waterfall-wrapped in quartz, and one with counter seating


Gaggenau induction cooktop; Miele oven, microwave, and warming drawer; Gaggenau microwave; Miele dishwasher; Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer; U-Line beverage cooler; Sub-Zero refrigerator and separate freezer, each concealed with cabinet panels

Family Room

Fully open to the kitchen with sculptural modern light in casual dining area, entire walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, plus feature wall for media

Upstairs Primary Suite

Bedroom has white oak floors (which continue into all bedrooms), two walls of glass and two walls of wood paneling, private terrace, and customized walk-in closet; large en suite bath in book-matched Italian marble, including walls, has two vessel sinks, free-standing tub, curbless shower for two, and private commode and bidet rooms, each with opaque glass enclosure

Upstairs Bedrooms & Baths

Two bedrooms, each with direct access to a shared bath with frameless-glass shower; one bedroom convenient to the primary suite and ideal for a nursery; one bedroom with en suite bath with frameless-glass shower

Recreation, Media, & Wine Cellar

Customized, temperature-controlled wine cellar with keyless entry; multi-purpose room; large media/recreation room with defined dining area, refreshment center with beverage cooler, and sliding glass doors to the lower patio

Fitness Center & Spa Bath

Large gym with mirrored walls and cushioned flooring opens to the lower patio; juice bar with refrigerator; adjoining spa bath has a tiled steam room and cedar sauna, each with tiered bench seating, plus private commode room

Bedroom Suite

Lower-level bedroom with light well and en suite bath with shower

Guest House

Living room with media; kitchen with counter seating plus Bosch electric range, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator; separate bedroom; bath with large shower

Other Features:

  • Formal powder room with stunning stone and 3D tile selections
  • Half-bath convenient to the kitchen
  • Customized mud room and adjoining room with built-in office
  • Upstairs laundry room with sink, drying racks, and Electrolux washer and dryer
  • Upstairs hallway with glass ceiling
  • Concealed hinges on all interior doors
  • Detached 3-car garage wired for EV charging
  • Radiant floor heat, forced air heat pump, and air conditioning
  • Home automation, programmable lighting, and motorized window blinds
  • Keyless entries
  • Solar-powered electricity
  • Covered rear terrace at the main home and guest house, all with built-in heating
  • Pool, spa, sport court, playground with synthetic lawn, built-in barbecue, fire pit, plus vegetable and fruit garden