Chip and Joanna Gaines may have popularized the modern farmhouse style quite literally out of shiplap on their hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” but the architectural aesthetic has found its way to the luxury real estate world in Silicon Valley. The modern farmhouse style is as popular as ever here, where original farmhouses on vast expanses of land mingle with brand-new construction in developed neighborhoods. The area’s agricultural history, coupled with other lifestyle considerations, such as the fact that modern farmhouse homes tend to be light, bright spaces that exude warmth and are comfortable to live in for today’s families, remain among the reasons why so many local homebuyers and homeowners gravitate towards the style.
Following in this tradition is a brand-new construction home in desirable North Palo Alto, listed by Judy Shen of Coldwell Banker Realty in Palo Alto Downtown. The exterior pays homage to the farmhouse design narrative with its gabled roof, covered front porch, and carriage-style garage door, while the interiors transition into modernism. Flawless architectural design and quality craftsmanship distinguish the interiors, which span approximately 3,100 square feet.
Chic designer details pair seamlessly with the latest home technology, ensuring maximum lifestyle sophistication indoors and out. The open-concept floorplan flows from the formal living room and dining area to the home office (with its own private powder bath) and back towards the gourmet kitchen and family room, which opens via a 4-panel sliding door to a lush green backyard bordered by trees, spacious covered patio, and garden.
The kitchen is superbly equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, an elegant Silestone Eternal Calacatta slab countertop, custom-built handle-free German cabinetry for a sleek modern aesthetic, and a cozy breakfast area with window seats. Five bedrooms include a gorgeous and spacious primary bedroom with a balcony, a large walk-in closet, and a spa-like bath with a freestanding tub. Countless details and thoughtful appointments make this home a true standout, including European white oak wide-plank hardwood floors throughout, high vaulted ceilings, designer-selected light fixtures, 4″ LED recessed ceiling lights, and much more. A location just across the street from Rinconada Park, library, and pool means you can keep the kids entertained while enjoying easy access to Stanford University and Walter Hays School, Greene Middle School, and Palo Alto High School.
Offered for $5,388,000, this exquisite home is a must-see if you love the modern farmhouse style.