I Could Live Here: Arts & Crafts Classic In Palo Alto

So if you're like me, you enjoy the beautiful places where Sarah says she could live, but you're also a bit jealous. I want to pretend too! Well, Sarah's out of the office today, and I'm playing make-believe. And I'm dreaming big!

 

After seeing pictures of Chelsea Clinton's wedding and reading that she met the groom at Stanford University, I decided there just might be something to Palo Alto. I'm a bit old for a Stanford dorm room, but some of the lovely houses in Palo Alto could work just fine. Here's an Arts & Crafts classic that caught my fancy. Listed at $5.5 Million by Zane MacGregor & Company, the Allen-Woodhams residence was built in 1905 by A.W. Smith. In 1908, The Palo Alto Times decalred it "the most attractive house in Palo Alto," over one hundred years later and this statement may still hold true.

The front porch looks like a nice hangout for an iced tea or an afteroon nap on the porch swing.

Got to love the huge fireplace in the foyer. I'm not sure it gets very cold in Palo Alto, but on a brisk winter night, a roaring fire here would certainly provide an inviting welcome home.

The large open living room and formal dining room would make an ideal space to entertain all the Palo Alto friends I'd be sure to make.

While the 6 bedrooms and over 7,800 square feet of space may be a bit large for my current needs, I'm sure I could grow into the house.

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