The Rengstorff House, Mountain View, California
Take in a little history while visiting the Palo Alto area and check out the oldest home in Mountain View and one of the best illustrations of Victorian Italianate architecture in the West. Built around 1867 by Henry Rengstorff, The Rengstorff House is a fully restored 3,955 square feet house with, 12-rooms and stunning 10’ and 11’ ceilings. This beautiful structure features a period appropriate hip roof crowned by a widow’s walk and a front portico. The symmetrical rooms are adorned with incredible crystal chandeliers, lavish Eastlake furniture, and Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper. Volunteer led tours are available to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. Tours typically last 30 minutes, but can be customized to meet schedules and interests. On days not open to the public, the Rengstorff House is available for rent for special events and weddings. The home was recently refreshed to include Wi-Fi access, allowing for easy meetings and business presentations. Located only minutes from Creekside Inn, our hotel is the ideal destination for you to experience this historic home. There are plenty of choices to dine, explore and play in downtown Palo Alto. Take starlit stroll down Palo Alto's tree-lined streets to great shops, restaurants, historic buildings, art galleries and cafes that capture the rich heritage of California’s. Our convenient Peninsula location offers easy access to San Francisco and San Jose.