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246 Elena Avenue   |   Atherton, California

246 Elena Avenue
Atherton, California

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  • Premier location in the Menlo Circus Club area
  • Circa 1935 Monterey Colonial with whole-home renovation completed in 2015
  • Builder: NorthWall Builders; Architect: David Buergler; Interiors: Kristin Rowell, Rowell+Peters Studio; Landscape Architect: Bernard Trainor
  • 5 bedrooms, plus a library and a den, 4 full baths, and 2 half-baths in the main residence
  • Approximately 5,770 square feet of living space in the main house
  • Pool House / Guest Accommodations with kitchenette, full bath and laundry, approximately 395 square feet
  • 3-car garage with EV charging
  • Approximately 1.046 acres
  • Excellent Menlo Park public and private schools

In Atherton’s most prestigious Menlo Circus Club area, this classic estate, originally built in 1935, has been meticulously transformed into an exquisite retreat, elegant yet completely livable. Reimagined by a team of leading design professionals to offer the best of California living, this Monterey Colonial is perfectly proportioned, with exceptional craftsmanship and stunning design. 

Experience timeless sophistication in every room with tastefully selected wall coverings, luxury marble and tile finishes, and carefully curated light fixtures that set just the right mood. Arranged on two levels with a separate guest house, this home offers every amenity desired today, including ample space for working from home, distance learning, recreation, and indoor/outdoor entertainment.

Ideally situated on one acre of land, the estate offers complete privacy in a lush, resort-like garden setting.  The impressive array of outdoor features includes a wisteria covered loggia, a landscape framed fire-pit terrace, pool and spa, two water features, built-in barbecue, and beautifully cultivated grounds with heritage olive trees.

This extraordinary property, located midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, presents a rare opportunity to enjoy the quintessential California lifestyle on one of Atherton’s most coveted avenues.


Entrance & Loggia
Impressive front grounds showcase the Monterey Colonial architecture; solid wood carved front door with a parquet design opens to an inviting foyer with curved staircase and three sets of French doors to the heated loggia

Living Room
Grand venue with modern chandelier, custom wallcovering, 6 sets of French doors to the gardens, and fireplace with solid marble mantelpiece

Dining Room
Comfortably seating 10 beneath a stunning chandelier and with French doors to the garden and to the loggia

Soft grey custom cabinetry topped in Carrara marble plus island in exotic marble with counter seating, all beneath a shiplap-paneled ceiling; backsplashes in Carrara marble or herringbone glazed tile; large casual dining area outlined in windows on three sides

Wolf gas cooktop with griddle, 2 ovens, and pot filler; Miele microwave; Bosch dishwasher; Sub-Zero refrigerator; Sub-Zero wine cooler

Family Room
Three sets of French doors to the rear grounds, built-in cabinetry with concealed media, plus hidden storage beneath the rear staircase


Double doors in the living room open to this elegant room finished in deeply hued lacquered cabinetry with gilded edges and 10 library stacks, each with brass down-lighting and one stack concealing a hidden workroom

Main-Level Guest Suite
Custom wallcovering, French door to the front gardens, and en-suite bath with honeycomb marble floor, pedestal sink, and tiled frameless-glass shower

Upstairs Primary Suite
Bedroom with sitting area, separate office or sunroom with built-in cabinetry and three walls of windows, plus two walk-in closets; Carrara marble bath with mosaic floor, dual-sink vanity, free-standing tub, plus shower and commode room, each with custom metal framed glass door

Upstairs Bedrooms & Baths
Two bedrooms each with direct access to a shared bath featuring Carrara marble and tile and a frameless-glass shower. Plus, an additional bedroom suite with frameless-glass tiled shower and private study/playroom

Upstairs Den / Additional Bedroom
Double French door entry, shiplap ceiling, closet and windows on three sides

Pool House / Guest Accommodations
Wide double sliding glass doors to arbor-covered dining terrace with heaters; kitchenette with sink, JennAir microwave, Perlick icemaker and wine cooler, plus full-size Electrolux refrigerator; laundry area with Electrolux washer and dryer; full bathroom with frameless-glass shower


  • Loggia with 4 ceiling heaters
  • Outdoor dining area for 10 under ceiling heaters, adjacent to pool house
  • Built-in barbecue center
  • Large pool and spa
  • Fire pit terrace plus front and rear water features
  • Perfectly manicured grounds, vast lawn, numerous olive trees, canary palms, and crushed stone paths


  • Formal powder room
  • Mud room with outside entrance and half-bath
  • Upstairs laundry room with Electrolux washer and dryer, sink, and marble-topped folding counters
  • Main and rear staircases
  • Upstairs hallway access to the front balcony
  • Sonos sound system; wired for home automation; Lutron lighting; security and surveillance
  • 3-car garage with epoxy floor, entire wall of cabinetry, and Tesla charger