Palo Alto, California charming, unique home with pool and sauna
House, suburban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 7, 3 bathroom(s), floor area of 225 m2 (2420 sq.ft), WCs 3, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
We have a lovely, modern home in Palo Alto, California, just 50 km south of San Francisco. Our home was completely remodeled by a very artistic architect. The house has lovely curves, a lot of glass, and natural materials: a copper barrel roof, slate floors and chimney. A local artist incorporated her metal sculptures into the exterior of the home and gate. The well-equipped kitchen is one of the best rooms in the house because Ram's passion is cooking. It looks out at the pool and garden. The master bath has a sauna and a wonderful, large slate shower with a large window to the garden. The house is very open with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. We have a grand piano in the house. We have a DSL internet connection, wireless capability, and cable TV. We have a second home up in the Sierra Mountains with a semi-private lake. We also have a large estate with a 11,000 sq. ft. home in Bangalore, India.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, sauna, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, fax, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles, swimming pool
Mountain biking, diving, surfing, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, water skiing, hiking, swimming, paragliding, mountaineering, golfing, skiing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Palo Alto is a nice university town (Stanford University). The downtown area is full of good restaurants and theatres. There are many nice cafes for sitting outside and enjoying your coffee. There are many galleries. Tennis courts are located everywhere. Palo Alto has a local opera and symphony, along with many other music groups. We are only 45 minutes from San Francisco, the most beautiful city in the United States.
Something about ourselves
We are Ram and Denise. Ram is a pharmaceutical and biotech executive and entrepreneur. He is now running his own biotech company. Before that he was a professor at UCSF Medical School. I, Denise, am a lawyer. I am corporate counsel of a software company. We both love to cook and drink good wine, but Ram is the real gourmet. We love sports and outdoor activities. We do yoga daily. I used to be a tournament tennis player. We love theater, music, good books. We love to travel. Our first house exchange was a beautiful estate outside of Orvieto, and we loved it! We have exchanged many, many times. We like the hospitality exchange also. It'a a good way to meet more people in the area. We have many close friends here that would be happy to show you around or help you out in any way.