812 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto

Warmth and Comfort in Crescent Park

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2-1/2
Living: 2,650 sq ft
Lot: 7,600 sq ft

Palo Alto’s sophisticated charm comes to life in this Crescent Park 2-story home encircled by mature landscaping. Only a short distance from downtown University Avenue, Stanford University and Stanford Mall, the location couldn’t be more gracious.

H O M E  D E T A I L S

  • Two-story home located in coveted Crescent Park neighborhood, close to downtown.
  • Mature, lush landscaping on 7,500 sq ft lot includes dogwoods, Japanese maples, birch trees and oakleaf hydrangeas.
  • Tall ceilings and original refinished white oak floors in the living spaces and carpet upstairs.
  • Intuitive indoor/outdoor flow allows for al fresco entertaining.
  • Bosch dishwasher, Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator.
  • Laundry near ground level half bath.
  • Limestone counters, travertine subway backsplash and Danish Iroko wood island in kitchen.
  • Original casement windows.
  • Wine storage in cellar.
  • Radiant heating and vented attic.
  • Detached two-car garage with workbench and second story storage.
  • Total finished & unfinished living space: 4,100 sq ft
    • Attic: 630 sq ft
    • Detached 2-car garage: 410 sq ft
    • Attic on top of detached 2-car garage: 410 sq ft
  • Top rated Palo Alto schools (buyer to verify enrollment):
    • Addison Elementary School
    • Frank S. Greene Jr. Middle School (formerly Jordan Middle School)
    • Palo Alto High School


  • Two-story European style home with winding, lit front path on broad street lined with sycamores.
  • Classic details give this home character such as white oak floors stretching the length of the house, arched entryways and a lovingly restored exposed brick wall.
  • Guests will gather in the light-filled kitchen, the heart of the home, with its expansive eat-in counter made of durable Iroko wood by Spekva and limestone counters stretching above and below stained birch cabinets.
  • Top of the line appliances include Viking range and stove, Sub-Zero fridge and Bosch dishwasher.
  • Enjoy a casual meal in the adjoining breakfast room/ sitting area which looks out to the backyard dining patio and garden.
  • Easily serve a meal in the formal Dining Room with the kitchen right next door, and a useful dry bar stationed nearby with counterspace and storage.
  • Unwind near the formal Living Room’s wood-burning fireplace, which provides character and warmth.
  • The family room welcomes lounging around its bay of original casement windows with colonial grilles which let in plenty of light from the front yard.
  • Lose yourself in comfort in the large, bright Master Suite, and the vaulted Master Bath which has a skylight, marble shower and travertine floors.
  • Three light-filled bedrooms with generous walk-in closets share a spacious bathroom with windows, pedestal sink and storage as well as a deep hallway linen closet.
  • Laundry room with storage off kitchen neighbors a cellar area perfect for wine collection.
  • Delight in the idyllic backyard garden, where meandering paths weave in between thoughtful landscaping such as peonies, daylilies and cone flowers.
  • A large brick patio for al fresco entertainment sits under birches and a Japanese maple while a sitting area under a wisteria-covered arbor provides an intimate sanctuary.
  • Close to Palo Alto’s hot spots including University Avenue’s many shopping and dining options, the Town and Country mall and Stanford University.
  • Highway 101, Oregon Expressway and Caltrain provide multiple easy commute options.


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