E-Trade Founder Bill Porter Is Selling $2.2M Eichler in Palo Alto

  • Deck and Oak Tree

    Deck and Oak Tree

  • Eichler in Palo Alto

    Eichler in Palo Alto

  • Kitchen


We're bullish on E-Trade founder Bill Porter's home, which is on the market for $2.2 million in Palo Alto, CA.

According to the listing, the stylish Mid-Century Modern is move-in ready. Built in 1954, the property is part of the Joseph Eichler-developed subdivision in the Greenmeadow Community neighborhood, conveniently close to the community pool and park, schools, and shopping.

One of the earliest and best-preserved Eichler neighborhoods, Greenmeadow was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

"This home has been updated with special attention to the characteristics of the style in mind," listing agent Yuli Lyman says. "It maintains the simplicity, with lots of natural light and with multiple access ways into the yards."

The iconic design includes an open floor plan, exposed beam ceilings, tile floors, walls of glass, and free-flowing indoor-outdoor space.

The eye-catching kitchen includes an island and granite countertops.

The backyard deck was built around a "centuries-old" valley oak tree, making it a natural centerpiece.

The 86-year-old tech pioneer and his wife, Joan, currently split their time between homes in Portola Valley, CA, and Princeville, HI.