Almost everything in this three-level abode can be controlled via phone or tablet
Mansion Global | Jonelle Mannion
The beautiful Italian design and a Portugese limestone exterior provide outstanding curb appeal, while meticulously landscaped grounds call to mind a Mediterranean retreat. Photo: Mindframe LLC
Listing of the Day
Location: Palo Alto, California
Price: $4.49 million
Designed and built by former Google executive-turned-founder of Mindframe Development Marton Jojarth, this impeccable Old Palo Alto home is a sleek marriage of classical form with modern texture and convenience. Mr. Jojarth, who said he has "very conservative, classical taste, deep down," cited the classical Italian architect Palladio as his inspiration.
The home’s design is informed by principles of symmetry and geometry, with the arched windows on the first floor balanced by marginally smaller, rectangular windows on the second floor.
The home’s modern elements, particularly its clean and fresh interior design, are reflective of today’s tastes, while its character is enhanced by quirky designer light fixtures, and what Mr. Jojarth calls "sculpted" walls, which are created using large panels of engraved wood affixed to the wall and painted over.
According to the home’s agent Michael Repka, it "truly exemplifies a seamless integration of luxury design with the market's most innovative technology. Combining exquisite finishes with unparalleled home automation, this property truly embodies the Silicon Valley lifestyle."
And the home is completely soundproof, employing Quiet Rock sheet rock in the walls, and windows of over one-inch-thick laminated glass. "I’m a perfectionist," Mr. Jojarth said, "and I don’t cut corners. This house was not made to maximize profit, but to maximize my own satisfaction."
The living space on the main floor opens onto a relaxing patio area and well-manicured lawn, shaded by mature trees. Photo: Mindframe LLC