Mirrielees House

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Mirrielees is an apartment residence for upperclass students. It was built in 1972, originally as part of the nearby Escondido Village graduate community. Each furnished apartment has a small living-dining area, a kitchen, and bathroom. Mirrielees houses approximately 290 students with one person per bedroom – two-bedroom apartments house two people and three-bedroom apartments house three people. Mirrielees is one of the housing options in the Gender-neutral housing program.

Mirrielees is an enjoyable community, and as apartment living offers independence and privacy, it is best suited for students who wish to make their primary social group small. With an involved residence staff—Resident Assistants, a peer health educator, and two RCCs—there is plenty of support.  Wide social activities are offered as well.

Edith Ronald Mirrielees (1879-1962) is the namesake for Mirrielees House. A member of the class of 1906, Edith earned her bachelor’s degree at Stanford in January 1907. As a student she was editor of the literary magazine Sequoia, an associate editor of the Stanford Quad yearbook, and co-founder of the women’s honorary society, Cap and Gown. She joined the English Department in 1909 as an instructor in writing, rose through the ranks to full professor, and retired in 1944. In addition to teaching she was a prolific writer and in 1959 published Stanford: The Story of a University. Professor Mirrielees instructed, mentored, and became friends with John Steinbeck, and he wrote the introduction to the final edition of her classic book on writing.

General Information

Residence Name

Mirrielees House



Navigation Address

730 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Manzanita Park Housing Front Desk

Custodial Service

University managed

Dining Service

Private kitchen, self-prep – no meal plan required: Apartment residents have several options: Do their own cooking; purchase a Stanford Dining meal plan, join a self-op or co-op as an Eating Associate, or use Cardinal Dollars to purchase meals at R&DE’s retail eateries or residential dining halls. Go to Dining Options for complete dining information and specially-priced Apartment meals through Stanford Dining.

Co-ed Type

Co-ed on each floor
Mirrielees consists of two- and three-bedroom apartments.  Gender-neutral housing assignments are available in the two-bedroom apartments.

Common Areas

Mirrielees has a variety of common areas including multiple lounges, balconies, computer clusters, and laundry rooms, as well as a large patio and BBQ area.

Mirrielees Living Room
Living area
Mirrielees Exterior
Mirrielees exterior
Mirrielees Kitchen
Mirrielees Bedroom
Mirrielees Bathroom

Mirrielees Lounge


For information on the accessibility of residences for both living and visiting, please reference our Undergraduate Residences Accessibility Summary chart.

Furnishings included in the Mirrielees apartment


  • Frost free refrigerator (no ice maker but comes with two ice cube trays)
  • Self-cleaning oven/stove combo (cleaning instructions)
  • Sink with garbage disposal
  • Trash can and recycle bin
  • Broom and dust pan  (located in closet system off entry)
  • Tons of cabinet space

Living Room

  • Drop-leaf table and two stools (three stools in triples)
  • Sofa
  • Telephone (hard wired)


  • Bed – extra long twin
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bookshelf (on top of desk)
  • Filing cabinet (under desk)
  • Dresser
    As a space saving effort, please note that only one bedroom is furnished with a dresser, located in bedroom A – the one directly off of the living room.  The bedroom next to the bathroom, bedroom B, does not have a dresser. The resident of this room gets sole usage of the closet system in the hallway located directly across from bedroom B
  • Trash can and recycle bin
  • Window drapes (hypo allergenic/non allergen) and exterior window screen


  • Toilet plunger and toilet brush
  • Shower curtain
  • Trash can


  • The vast majority of Mirrielees apartments come with vinyl flooring in the entry, kitchen and bathroom areas and carpeting in the living room and bedrooms areas.
    Please note that there are a variety of apartments that come with hard surfaced flooring (no carpet) throughout in order to accommodate our carpet sensitive residents.

Sample Floor Plan

Two-Bedroom Apartment - Top View
Mirrielees Floor Plan