939 University Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

4,002 Sq. Ft.
$1,747 / Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
per Sq. Ft.


Designed in 1916 by architect John K. Branner - the son of Stanford President John C. Branner& completely remodeled in 2018, this 6 bed/6 bath home is an essential part of Palo Alto's rich cultural heritage. The 1st floor has a large living room with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling French windows, a formal dining room, and a kitchen with marble countertops, high-end appliances, clean white cabinetry, and a sunny breakfast nook. One office/bedroom with a private bathroom and walk-in closet downstairs,...

Property Details for 939 University Avenue

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Property Details for 939 University Avenue

MLS #ML81803036
Year Built1916
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeSingle-Family Homes / Single-Family Homes
Lot Size0.47 AC / 20,303 SF
Condo/Co-op Fees-
HOA Fees-
CountySanta Clara County

Listing Agent

Helen Zhong



P: 650.680.1888

DRE #02037863

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Listing Courtesy of Compass, Helen Zhong, DRE #02037863; Compass, Rachel Liu, DRE #02003790

Listing Agents

  1. Helen Zhong

    Listing Agent


    DRE #02037863

Building Information for 939 University Avenue

Stories2Year Built1916Building Size-Lot Size0.47 AC / 20,303 SF

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$25,142 per month

30 year fixed, 3.51% Interest

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Property Information for 939 University Avenue

    Room Information
  • Additional Rooms: Basement - Unfinished, Storage, Wine Cellar / Storage
  • Bathroom: Double Sinks, Full on Ground Floor, Master - Oversized Tub, Showers over Tubs - 2+, Stall Shower, Updated Bath
  • Bedrooms: Ground Floor Bedroom, Master Suite / Retreat, More than One Master Bedroom, Walk-in Closet
  • Dining Room: Breakfast Nook, Formal Dining Room
  • Family Room: Kitchen / Family Room Combo
  • Kitchen: Cooktop - Gas, Countertop - Stone, Dishwasher, Hood Over Range, Refrigerator
  • Number of Full Bathrooms: 6
  • Amenities: High Ceiling , Security Gate, Walk-in Closet
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Fireplaces: 1.0
  • Fireplaces Min: 1
  • Flooring: Hardwood, Travertine
  • Laundry: Inside, Washer / Dryer
  • Living SqFt: 4002
  • Pool: Yes
  • Pool Type: Pool - In Ground
  • Cooling: Central AC
  • Heating: Central Forced Air
  • Sewer Septic: Sewer - Public
  • Utilities: Public Utilities
  • Water: Public
  • Garage Parking Features: Detached Garage, Electric Gate, Enclosed, Lighted Parking Area, Off-Street Parking, Room for Oversized Vehicle
  • Garage Max: 2
  • Garage Min: 2
Property Details
    Homeowners Association
  • HOA Exists: 0
    Property Details
  • Area Text: Crescent Park
  • Roof: Composition
  • Subclass: Single Family Home
  • Year Built Source: Assessor
  • Street Number: 939
  • Street Name: University
  • Street Suffix: Avenue
  • Area ID: 239
Lot / Property Details
    Building Information
  • Number Of Stories: 2
  • Structure SqFt: 4002
  • Structure SqFt Source: Assessor
  • Age: 104
    Development Information
  • Zoning Detail: R1929
    Location Information
  • Cross Street: Hale Street
  • Parcel Number: 003-04-012
  • County Name: Santa Clara
  • City Name: PALO ALTO
  • City Postal ID: 46
  • Postal Code: 94301
  • Elementary School District: 481
  • High School District Text: Palo Alto Unified
    Lot Information
  • Foundation: Crawl Space
  • Horse Property: No
  • Lot Acres: .47
  • Lot Size Area Maximum Units: Square Feet
  • Lot Size Area Minimum Units: Square Feet
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor

Property History for 939 University Ave

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
Jul 27, 2020

Listed (Active)

MLSListings #ML81803036

Jul 27, 2020

Listed (Active)

EBRD #ML81803036

Mar 24, 2020


EBRD #ML81780264

DateEvent & SourcePrice

Listed (Active)

MLSListings #ML81803036


Listed (Active)

EBRD #ML81803036



EBRD #ML81780264

For completeness, Compass often displays two records for one sale: the MLS record and the public record.

Public Records for 939 University Avenue

Taxable ValueLand$3,753,281Additions$1,809,452Total$5,562,733
Tax Record2018$50,204
Home Facts
Beds6Total Finished SqFt4,002 SqFtAbove Grade Finished SqFt4,002 SqFtUnfinished Basement SqFt466 SqFtStories2Lot Size20,000 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built1916Year Renovated2018ZoningR1929CountySANTA CLARAAPN00304012

Schools near 939 University Avenue

Alto International SchoolPrivatePK-100.5 mi
Addison Elementary SchoolPublicK-50.6 mi
St. Elizabeth SetonPrivateK-80.6 mi
Palo Alto High SchoolPublic9-121.2 mi

Alto International School

PK-10, 0.5 mi, Private


Addison Elementary School

K-5, 0.6 mi, Public


St. Elizabeth Seton

K-8, 0.6 mi, Private


Palo Alto High School

9-12, 1.2 mi, Public


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939 University Avenue is a single family home for sale in Palo Alto, CA 94301. This property was listed for sale on July 27, 2020 by Compass at $6,990,000. It has been on the market for a total of 10 days and was last sold on January 15, 2013. This listing's school district is Palo Alto Unified School District. Nearby schools include Addison Elementary School, David Starr Jordan Middle School and Palo Alto Adult Education. 939 University Avenue is a 6-bed, 6-bath, 4,002 sqft single family home built in 1916. This address can also be written as 939 University Ave.

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Listing Courtesy of Compass, Helen Zhong, DRE #02037863; Compass, Rachel Liu, DRE #02003790

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