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Farm­house in Menlo Park was orig­i­nally a car­riage house at the time of its 1919 con­struc­tion.

Awel­com­ing am­bi­ence ra­di­ates through­out this farm­house-style home, open over the week­end in Menlo Park. There’s an air of con­ge­nial­ity ex­tended by invit­ing pub­lic rooms, a show­case chef’s kitchen and be­d­rooms with en suite bath­rooms.

“The home is thought­fully put to­gether — there’s an au­then­tic­ity that’s beau­ti­ful and unique,” said Nick Gra­noski of Pa­cific Union Real Es­tate’s BWG Part­ners, who is list­ing 3617 Oak Drive for $5.498 mil­lion.

Orig­i­nally built in 1919, the struc­ture served as a car­riage house for a nearby es­tate. Over time the es­tate was sub­di­vided, and in the 1930s or ’40s, the two-story struc­ture be­came a fam­ily home. Gra­noski’s clients in­vested sub­stan­tial time, thought and cap­i­tal into the four-bed­room home, re­fin­ing the res­i­dence and adding lux­u­ri­ous ex­tras like a wine cel­lar and a sauna.

The re­sult is pure el­e­gance. “All spa­ces have a pur­pose,” Gra­noski said. “Ev­ery­thing func­tions so smoothly.”

Up­dated bath­rooms in­clude chic fix­tures, which lend con­tem­po­rary con­trast to the home’s tra­di­tional ar­chi­tec­tural el­e­ments, like beamed ceil­ings, tall

wain­scot­ing and orig­i­nal hard­wood floor­ing.

The home opens to a liv­ing room with a gas fire­place, then passes through a bonus room with a beamed ceil­ing and stone ac­cent wall. The open kitchen re­volves around a gran­ite­topped is­land with bar seat­ing, and ac­cesses the land­scaped rear gar­den.

Four be­d­rooms, in­clud­ing a lav­ish mas­ter suite of­fer­ing a free­stand­ing soak­ing tub and a walk-in rain shower with mul­ti­ple body sprayers, re­side on the up­per level. The mas­ter suite also in­cludes a pair of dress­ing room clos­ets.

Lo­cated in the Fair Oaks neigh­bor­hood, the 4,556square-foot home rests on a man­i­cured lot be­hind an en­try gate. Climb­ing plants twist around the front porch trel­lis as a gen­tly slop­ing lawn stretches be­fore the home. A stone pa­tio waits out back, along with a de­tached stu­dio that could house an of­fice or ex­er­cise room.

Read more at www.bwg­part­

List­ing agent: Nick Gra­noski, Pa­cific Union Real Es­tate, BWG Part­ners, 650-269-8556, nick@bwg­part­



A gas fire­place with tile sur­round rests within a hard­wood man­tel in the liv­ing room of 3617 Oak Drive in Menlo Park.


The four-bed­room farm­house at 3617 Oak Drive is in Menlo Park’s Fair Oaks neigh­bor­hood.

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