956 N California Ave

PALO ALTO, CA 94303 View Map $3,750,000 Ask a Question
Beds5+ Loft

OWN Real Estate

(650) 280-8888

Ask a Question
Status: Sold
Property Type:Single Family Home
MLS #:ML81955247
Sq. Feet:2,360
Date Sold:3/28/2024
Lot Size:8,712 Sq. Ft.
County:Santa Clara
Welcome to this one-of-a-kind contemporary home providing California living at its finest. Originally built by Eichler architect, Herman Weiss for himself and his wife, with inspiration from the famed Edward Larrabee Barnes' Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Walls of windows, natural shingle siding, skylights, open beam ceilings & radiant heating are all attributes that equate to this Mid-Century Modern architecture and design. The expansive, open layout is filled with natural light, and offers access to the rear & side yards from several sliding glass doors, as well as to the maintenance-free Trex decks off the dining room, backyard, front den, and charming front courtyard. The quiet front courtyard is flanked with new, solid, locking gates for ultimate privacy & security. Original mid-century modern light fixtures adorn the home as the architect originally intended. The front bedroom has an additional loft space for study or peaceful reflection. Additionally, the front two bedrooms, each with their own outside access doors, are adjoined by a hallway & shared bathroom, which can be closed off and completely separate from the main house. This could be the ideal built-in ADU for extra income, or as a private retreat for guests. Don't miss your chance to live in this iconic home!

Detailed Maps

Community Information

Address:956 N California Ave, PALO ALTO, CA 94303
Area:238 - Green Gables
County:Santa Clara
City:Palo Alto
Neighborhood:Green Gables


Bedrooms: 5 + Loft
Bathrooms: 3
Year Built:1972
Roof: Composition, Foam
Foundation: Combination, Concrete Slab, Post and Pier
Garage / Parking: Attached Garage, Off-Street Parking, Room for Oversized Vehicle
Garage Spaces: 2 space

Features / Amenities

Floor: Carpet, Tile, Wood
Full Baths: 3
Fireplaces: Wood Burning
Yard/Grounds: Back Yard, Courtyard, Deck , Fenced, Low Maintenance, Porch - Enclosed
Energy Saving Features: Skylight, Thermostat Controller
Heating: Baseboard, Gas, Radiant
Cooling: Window / Wall Unit


Dining RoomBreakfast Bar, Breakfast Room, Formal Dining Room
Family RoomSeparate Family Room
KitchenCooktop - Gas, Countertop - Laminate, Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan, Garbage Disposal, Hood Over Range, Oven - Double, Pantry, Refrigerator
LaundryIn Garage
Additional Rooms:Den / Study / Office, Formal Entry, Library, Loft
BathroomFull on Ground Floor, Showers over Tubs - 2+, Skylight , Stall Shower, Tub in Primary Bedroom

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.2 Acres / 8,712 Sq. Ft.
Lot Description: Grade - Level
Cross Street: Greer Rd
Water: Individual Water Meter, Public
Utilities: Natural Gas, Public Utilities
Sewer/Septic: Sewer - Public
Fencing Features: Fenced, Fenced Back, Gate, Wood
Subclass: Single Family Home
Amenities Misc.: High Ceiling , Open Beam Ceiling, Skylight, Vaulted Ceiling

Tax and Financial Info

Buyer Agency Compensation: 2.50%

Listing Agent/Office

Agent:Brian Schwatka
Listing Office:KW Bay Area Estates
Selling Office:BQ Group Inc
Broker Phone:408-499-9561



Walk Score ®
Transit Score ®
Bike Score ®
Please wait while loading...

© 2024 MLSListings Inc. All rights reserved. Based on information from MLSListings MLS as of April 21, 2024.

All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.

The listing broker’s offer of compensation is made only to participants of the MLS where the listing is filed.