Photo by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Winchester-Merriman House in Los Altos preserves a three-quarter acre lot and many of the Carpenter Gothic flourishes of the late 1800s. Now on the market, the 12-room house last sold in 2003.
The land is so beautiful under the enormous oak at the historical property on Edgewood Lane in Los Altos, it is not surprising there is evidence of a house here as early as 1840. The Ohlone lived here long before that. With the Coast Range as a backdrop and wildflowers blooming in the sunshine, it is an ideal location people long to call home.
The property was once a piece of the 4,440-acre Rancho San Antonio, granted to Juan Prado Mesa in 1839. Mesa, a soldier, died in 1845, badly in debt. His executor sold the land for