Newly Built Contemporary Palo Alto Estate Hits Market for $19.95MM

The Dreyfus Group, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Esther Clark Park, Silicon Valley, Los Altos, Page Mill Road
Photo credit: Bernard Andre.

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 4, 2018) – The Dreyfus Group, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, today listed a newly constructed, 1.27-acre, contemporary, resort-style estate in Palo Alto, California, for $19.95 million featuring a flexible floorplan, indoor and outdoor entertainment areas and multiple kitchens, master bedrooms, guest spaces and home office options.

Notable design and construction details include silent and efficient hydronic radiant cooling and heating system, over-sized Panda industrially engineered windows and doors and one-of-a-kind local craftsman details throughout.

The gated estate, located at 4159 Old Adobe Road, is listed by Michael Dreyfus, The Dreyfus Group, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, founding agent and broker, and Dulcy Freeman, sales associate. It features a main house, attached guest house above a four-car garage and pool house. Combined, the complex provides over 12,000 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and multiple kitchens and entertaining rooms.

The main residence spans three levels with five en-suite bedrooms, three half-bathrooms, two-story foyer with floating staircase, elevator, open concept living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, den, three fireplaces, home office, recreation room, wet bar, wine cellar, home theater and a wellness wing with gym, sauna and steam rooms.

The four-car garage, rare in Palo Alto, features a guest house that includes two additional bedrooms, full kitchen, full bath and patio. Outdoor features include a pool house with kitchenette, fire pit, decks and complete outdoor kitchen adjoining the double infinity-edge swimming pool.

“A lot of this size is difficult to find in Palo Alto,” said Freeman. “The Esther Clark Park area offers what other Palo Alto neighborhoods cannot: acreage and open space. You have immediate access to riding stables, hiking trails and expansive views, all while maintaining an address right in the heart of Silicon Valley.”

According to Dreyfus, one of the home’s unique attributes is its hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems, which have been used in Europe and Asia for over two decades but have only recently begun to appear in the United States. Radiant systems are considered to be more efficient than forced air units and often are used in commercial construction projects seeking zero-net energy consumption. “Radiant energy is reshaping residential living while shrinking ecological footprints,” said Dreyfus.

David Dossetter, owner for the Palo Alto estate, said the feeling of the home’s radiant system is “cutting edge” and “like no other.”

“There are no blasts of air battling for your attention,” he said “In winter, the radiant heating feels like it warms you from the inside. In summer, the radiant cooling feels like you’ve walked into a European cathedral where the thick walls maintain the earth’s natural cooling. It is still, quiet, imperceptible.”

Dreyfus described the home as having a “dual personality,” with contemporary architecture engineered with precision and innovation on the one hand and local artisan touches on the other. Details throughout the home reflect the skill of expert craftsmanship, including hand-blown chandeliers, hand-painted powder room and a custom copper fireplace surround in the living room. Oversized commercial-grade windows, used in world-renowned architectural projects, offer abundant natural light – a signature feature of the home.

“Meticulous attention was paid to every detail, and the effect is stunning,” said Dreyfus. “Contemporary architecture is blended with best-in-class commercial and residential technologies and grounded by handmade artisan features and luxury touches.”

The property is situated near the Stanford University campus, downtown Palo Alto and Los Altos, Interstate 280, Route 101 and the Page Mill Road and Foothill Road office parks.

About Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty
Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty has nearly 500 residential real estate agents in 22 offices throughout the San Francisco Bay Area serving the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma and San Francisco.

The deep local expertise of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty agents is magnified by regional connections with colleagues from around the Bay Area, and by the global platform and referral network of Sotheby’s International Realty. The depth of experience and breadth of exposure gives agents access to a larger market than others are able to reach, leading to better outcomes for clients.

The broader Sotheby’s International Realty network includes more than 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 950 offices in 70 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated. In 2017, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $108 billion USD. For more information, visit

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