Los Altos Hills, CA, US
11564 Arroyo Oaks Drive
A Modern Silicon Valley Retreat
With its soaring ceilings and open architecture sited under a canopy of oak trees, The Arroyo House is a soothing retreat from frenetic Silicon Valley, while being less than 5 min from 280, 15 min from Apple and 30 min from SFO. Located at the end of a private road off a cul de sac, visitors cross a seasonal creek before turning up the driveway. This provides generous parking for events, and the home has hosted groups of 200 comfortably.
Upon entering, an open living room and dining room with walls of windows dominates the view. An open stairway leads to the Crow’s Nest, an office with walls of glass overlooking the back yard under a canopy of oaks which soften the natural light, making it a wonderful place to work or be distracted by the surrounding natural beauty.
The open architecture continues to the kitchen where the soaring ceilings and exposed beams continue to keep things light and airy. Innovative under cabinet windows bring in natural light while also providing a view of the driveway and parking area. The family room features a projector screen hidden behind a beam, and a projector and AV cabinet in the wall. Don’t miss the model streetcar! It’s great for holidays and distracting little ones of all ages.
The master suite which features more soaring ceilings, a slider to a private deck, and The Greenhouse, a master bath that must be experienced. A wall of glass that wraps to the ceiling gives the feeling of an outdoor shower in any weather, while the walled garden outside maintains privacy. Allow extra time to get ready in the morning, you won’t want to leave this room. A spa tub and sauna add to the diversions.
Another short flight down takes you to the bedroom level with three bedrooms, a hall bath, and laundry room. Each of the bedrooms features a sliding door to a private deck or patio, and one of the bedrooms has a private bath.
Off of the kitchen is another office to run household affairs, or provide a workspace that is close to the action. A doorway leads to a breezeway to the garage providing protection from the elements on a very short walk. The garage is a hobbyist's dream, featuring three oversized bays, large workbench and storage cabinets, a utility sink and laundry, and The Lounge. The Lounge features a kitchenette, seating area and full bath with shower.
The grounds offer nearly complete privacy with walking paths, shady vistas of oak trees and the arroyo. Two Modern Shed accessory structures up on the hillside overlook the property and surrounding hills. Nature lovers will enjoy seeing deer passing through the arroyo, and the abundance of song birds provide nature's soundtrack.