430 Central Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

$2,700,000 | Sold $2,800,000

430 Central Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025

4 BD

3 BA

2,203 SF


7,000 SF Lot

About 430 Central Avenue

Welcome Home

430 Central Avenue is a whimsical, much loved home that has been a gathering place for friends, family, local artists, and the neighborhood for years.  Artistic touches lend character to a flexible floor plan that works well for spending time with family or friends, or for creating the next great disruptor in your private retreat.  Curl up in front of the fireplace with a book.  Perch on the Juliette balcony overlooking the garden - laptop optional.  Throw the party in the family room that opens onto the enormous deck.  Or take your latte outside and sit under the leafy oak in your private enclave. 

With 2200 square feet, you have plenty of room for today.  Or, a large lot, including a detached garage with storage, gives you plenty of room to grow.  Expand the upstairs or transform the garage into a garden cottage without losing your off-street parking.  Incorporate the breakfast nook or the dining room into the kitchen and combine classic charm with modern design. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

With the Willows shops a block away, everything you’re looking for is right here, just waiting for you.

Status: Sold

Features & Updates

  • 2200 square feet with room to grow
  • Family room with French doors provide perfect indoor / outdoor flow
  • Private master suite with a balcony and office or nursery
  • Gleaming hardwood floors throughout
  • Cozy fireplace in the living room
  • Breakfast nook with open pantry
  • Back entrance with space for backpacks and sports gear
  • Large closets plus ample storage
  • Artistic touches throughout
  • Enormous deck, perfect for entertaining
  • Drought resistant landscaping with mature trees
  • Private back yard with sun and shade
  • Custom mosaic patio
  • Permitted expansion
  • Updated copper plumbing
  • Mostly replaced sewer lateral
  • 2 furnaces, 2 zone heating
  • Detached garage for 2 cars or storage
  • Flat roof replaced with durable composite sheets
  • Updated electrical system

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Location Details

Your 3 minute walk to the shops might take you a little while.  And that quick latte stop at Café Zoe?   It might not be so quick.  The Willows is truly a neighborhood, where neighbors look out for each other and say hello when they meet.  The shops on Menalto provide a meeting place for the community as well as a convenient spot to pick up milk, take a dance class, pick up the cleaning, or take the kids to the pediatrician.  Wait – you have 4 legs, not 2?  Yes, there’s something for you as well.  Willow Oaks Park  is ball chasing heaven (including humans, who chase their balls on the tennis courts.)

Highly regarded public and private schools, a 20 minute walk to downtown Palo Alto, a 10 minute drive to downtown Menlo Park, and easy access to world renowned tech companies, the freeway, and CalTrain round out the Willows appeal. Just add an extra 5 minutes to your schedule so you can catch up with a neighbor on the way.

  • Seconds to the Willows shops and services
  • Highly regarded public and private schools
  • An easy mile to upscale Palo Alto shops
  • Minutes to quaint downtown Menlo Park shops and services
  • Local transit to Caltrans and schools less than a block away
  • 10 minutes to Palo Alto and Menlo Park stations
  • Easy freeway access 
  • World class tech companies within easy reach

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Elisabeth Watson

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