511 Washington Avenue

Two-story Cape Cod on a beautiful tree-lined cul de sac in the heart of Old Palo Alto. 

Offered at


Full Bathrooms
sq. ft. of living space + 1,367 sq.ft. ADU & garage
sq. ft. lot

Flushed in charm and natural light, this wonderful home includes a front covered porch, formal entry, generous living room with fireplace, formal dining room with access to rear yard, handsome open eat-in kitchen and family room, and a first-floor office (or 5th bedroom) and elegant bathroom. The upstairs boasts the primary bedroom with large walk-in closet and balcony, 3 additional bedrooms with lovely coved windows, and an additional family room with access to balcony that overlooks the expansive rear yard with two patios and a putting green. A gorgeous ADU, a 4-car garage, an unbeatable location close to everything Palo Alto and Stanford have to offer, and fantastic neighborhood schools (Walter Hays Elementary, Greene Middle, Palo Alto High) complete the appeal. 

Property Details




5 (+1 bedroom ADU)


3 (+1 bathroom ADU)




Single Family

Living Space

2,998 sq. ft.


12,932 sq. ft

ADU & Garage

1,367 sq.ft.


Santa Clara County

Floor/Site Plans

The Perfect Location

It only takes a single drive, a short walk or a brief moment of reflection to recognize that you’re in a very special place. From student life to stately compounds, from a sense of history to the resonating pulse of techno-culture innovation, from street food to spas, it’s all in the DNA of Palo Alto.