Palo Alto, California home with pool

Palo Alto, California home with pool

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 Bathrooms
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Our home

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 second home up in the Sierra Mountains in Twain Harte with a semi-private lake. We also have a large estate with a 11,000 sq. ft. home in Bangalore, India.

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Who we are

  1. 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 at SurveyMonkey.com. 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. We love theater, music, good books. We love to travel. We have exchanged many, many times. We like the hospitality exchange also. It'a a good way to meet more people in the area.

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Palo Alto, one of the most desired places to live in the United States, is a nice university town (Stanford University)and the heart of Silicon Valley. 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 35 minutes from San Francisco.
Palo Alto has a temperate climate. It is sunny and warm during the day and cool at night. Our street is very pleasant with nice trees and nice neighbors. We are a short walk from several parks. The beaches are about 45 minutes away, with Half Moon Bay being the most popular destination. Monterrey and Carmel are about 100 km (90 mins) to the south. Napa Valley, wine country, is about 100 km to the north. You can enjoy many water sports on San Francisco Bay. You may wind surf about 10 minutes away from Palo Alto. Great biking and running trails abound.

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