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417 Seneca Street Palo Alto, California


Stunning ultra-modern design along with thoughtful details, touches of global influence, and plenty of tech make this 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath home of 5,726 sq. ft. on a lot of 10,549 sq. ft. a pleasure to experience and a comfortable retreat. Newly completed in prestigious Crescent Park and abundant in unique yet fun and functional features that delight at every turn, this property offers design by renowned architect Robert Swain, exceptional amenities, smart and flexible spaces including a detached guesthouse, incredible entertainment potential, whole house automation, while being near the best that Palo Alto Offers. Located in a peaceful setting, residents are a stroll away from vibrant University Avenue and moments to Stanford Shopping Center, and commuting along US 101 while children attend top-ten ranked schools including Addison Elementary, Greene Middle, and Palo Alto High (buyer to verify eligibility).

  • Newly completed and designed by award-winning architect Robert Swain, this 6 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home of 5,726 ft. (per plans) stands on property of 10,548 sq. ft. (per county)
  • Ultra-modern design blends with cutting-edge tech, eco-friendly, convenience, and comfort features that include mixed-material cladding such as facades of distinctive COR-TEN weathering steel, cedar siding, integrated metal lattice, Sky Frame, sill-less sliding windows, standing seam metal roof, Cascade Douglas Fir Timber Frame beam and post construction, polished concrete flooring, radiant heating throughout with more than 10 climate zones monitored by Nest thermostats, 8kw solar electric, whole house water filtration, LED lighting, and comprehensive Vantage home automation that includes control of all interior and landscape lighting and window shade control
  • Entirely wired for Ethernet connectivity, router placement, and serves built-in speakers

Main Level – Gathering Areas

  • Sunlight streams through floor-length and clerestory windows beneath clear cedar ceiling to fill open-concept living areas with natural light and views to front yard as living room is warmed by sleek linear fireplace flanked by cubby shelving and opens completely to rear deck
  • Expansive kitchen, open to gathering areas, boasts deep granite slab counters, two Wolf ovens, Wolf warming drawer, integrated Sub-zero refrigerator, refrigeration and freezer drawers, Wolf induction cooktop with retractable Gaggenau downdraft vent, large island that accommodates bar seating, walk-in pantry with various storage options, and accesses plenty of soft-close cabinetry and drawers that disguise passage to storage space and powder room
  • Sporting built-in shelving and cubbies, flexible enclosed area serves as work or play space


  • Ohana-styled guesthouse is complete with spacious living area, built-in speakers, chic bathroom including stall-free shower fitted with rain head, and opens to deck through wall of sliding windows

Sleeping Quarters

  • Master bedroom features built-in, floating dresser, view to private deck through sill-less sliding door system with transom windows framed in naturally-finished wood casements and hardwood floor that soften the industrial vibe while en-suite with stylish shower with rain head, twin vanities, and traditionally-inspired, Japanese soaking tub in contemporary brushed stainless metal as a nearby closet hosts clever but wholly practical, motorized garment conveyor
  • Secondary bedrooms are brightened by skylights and triple-glazed windows and share bath with stone-clad tub and frameless shower

Lower Level

  • Natural illumination streams into voluminous great room though translucent vault-light, window-panels, creating cheerful space to host large, indoor events
  • Re-claimed, original Kentucky Derby fencing provides finishing material for striking, temperature-controlled wine cellar with backlit shelving that showcases your favorite spirits

Price $2,988,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area 2,595 sq. ft
Lot Area 42,171 sq. ft