Craftsman is arguably one of California’s most celebrated architectural styles. It embodies the authentic California lifestyle — casual with simple forms. The style remains popular to this day, especially in Bay Area neighborhoods like Palo Alto, where this newly listed $4,098,000 Modern Craftsman at 4050 Verdosa Drive resides. Taking its place in Palo Alto’s serene Barron Park neighborhood, the residence was exceptionally completed in 2017, blending the best elements of the Craftsman style while offering today’s most desirable home features.

According to the listing agent Julie Lau of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Palo Alto Downtown, the “property was designed and built with experience, knowledge, and quality.” The 2,619-square-foot main house offers five bedrooms, including a 120-square-foot detached ADU with bath. The floorplan was tailor-made for modern-day entertaining with an open concept kitchen, dining and family room flowing out to a patio. The kitchen has been designed to please most gourmet chefs, with Thermador stainless steel appliances, a wine refrigerator and a food preparation island with seating. Almost all bedrooms are suites; some have window seats and some boast walk-in closets.

Thoughtful details throughout give it a timeless feel, such as hardwood flooring, cedarwood exterior sidings, quality moldings, and extra tall interior doors. Most of the bathrooms have been finished with designer-quality Porcelanosa tiles, TOTO toilets, and Grohe plumbing fixtures. Other modern elements that have been seamlessly incorporated into the home include a tankless water heater, two furnaces, and two A/C systems.  And of course, no new Silicon Valley home would be complete with smart home features, such as a Nest thermostat and security system with a surveillance camera. Thanks to its location in Barron Park, this exquisite Home of the Week also enjoys easy access through a tranquil neighborhood street to the acclaimed local public and private schools of Palo Alto.