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Linda Taaffe

Associate Editor, Palo Alto Weekly /

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About Linda
Linda Taaffe is associate editor for the Palo Alto Weekly/ She oversees special print projects, including the Home & Real Estate, Neighborhoods and award-winning Info magazines. She coordinates special digital projects such as Searching for their Father's Killer and Palo Alto's Journey into the 21st Century.

During the past two decades, Linda has worked as a Bay Area journalist covering education, government, business and neighborhoods. She launched her career as a writer at her hometown paper in Los Altos and was an editor at Bay Area News Group and Silicon Valley Business Journal before joining the Palo Alto Weekly in 2016.
Stories by Linda
Home Sales: At $11.7M, Atherton home with wine room, tennis court fetches highest price
A 7,880-square-foot home with a 750-bottle wine room, tennis court, pool, spa and library sold for $11.7 million in Atherton. See which homes sold for the highest amounts in various cities along the Midpeninsula.
[Friday, December 8, 2023]

Home Sales: Custom home with 2 pools sells for $40M in Atherton
A custom-built home with two swimming pools, a 100,000-square-foot guest house, wine cellar and bocce ball court sold for $40 million in Atherton.
[Friday, December 1, 2023]

Home Sales: West Atherton home with in-law apartment on 1.11 acres fetches $13.2M
This week's highest sale is a two-level home in West Atherton that features 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and an in-law apartment that sold for $13.2 million.
[Monday, November 27, 2023]

Home Sales: Los Altos Hills home that overlooks private lake sells for $16.2M
This week's most expensive home sale is a 6-bedroom, 7-bath modern-style home perched on 3.02 oak-studded acres in Los Altos Hills. The home comes with a 1,600-square-foot guest house, an infinity pool and views of a private lake.
[Friday, November 17, 2023]

Home Sales: 5-bedroom home in Menlo Park's Vintage Oaks neighborhood sells for $6.2M
Of the 31 homes sold, eight had price tags over $5 million and nine were listed for under $2 million. Menlo Park saw the highest sale at $6.2 million and recorded the most sales with 11 transactions.
[Friday, November 10, 2023]

Home Sales: Contemporary home in downtown Menlo Park sells for $9.1M
Of the 42 homes sold, 30% had price tags under $2 million. Palo Alto recorded the most sales with 12 transactions. Atherton and Menlo Park each saw sale prices above $9 million.
[Friday, November 3, 2023]

Flegels Design likely to shutter Menlo Park showroom by end of year
Flegels Design, a longtime downtown Menlo Park institution that has provided custom-made furniture and interior design services to generations of customers, likely will be closing the doors of its showroom by the end of the year.
[Tuesday, October 31, 2023]

Home Sales: New construction in Atherton sells for $27.9M
Of the 47 homes sold, nearly a quarter (21%) had price tags over $5 million. Palo Alto recorded the most sales with 13 transactions. Atherton saw the highest home sale at $27.9 million.
[Friday, October 27, 2023]

Rare 1930s 'Streamline Moderne' home listed for $6.38M in Palo Alto
Palo Alto may have its share of Queen Anne, Craftsman, Spanish Revival and Eichler homes, but there's one style that is nearly impossible to find on its residential streets -- throwbacks from the Art Deco era.
[Wednesday, October 25, 2023]

Home Sales: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer's former Woodside estate sells for $33.5M
Actress Michell Pfeiffer's former 1940s-era Woodside estate, which comes with a 10-stall barn and riding arena, sold for a whopping $33.5 million.
[Friday, October 20, 2023]