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Liliore Green Rains Houses, one of Stanford’s largest housing complexes, accommodates single graduate students in two-bedroom, one-bath and four-bedroom, two-bath apartments clustered around lawns and courtyards.

With red tile roofs, sand-colored stucco walls, small circular windows and arcades, the award-winning Rains Houses recall traditional California mission architecture, but with a postmodern interpretation.


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Rains Houses

Apartment Layouts

Two Bedroom

492 beds
500 Sq. ft.

Four Bedroom

284 beds
1000 Sq. ft.

Residence Common Areas

Lounges and Meeting Rooms
Eight buildings house the Rains Housing Service Center and common rooms for meetings and social events, laundry and computer clusters.

Rains residents can use their apartment keys to access three of the four Rains lounges: Bailey, Willis and Fairclough.

The fourth lounge, Timoshenko, may be reserved for private functions at the Rains Housing Service Center. Timoshenko has a fireplace, microwave oven, couches, tables and chairs.

Conference room
The Rains complex incorporates the white-brick Rains Buttery, a vestige of Peter Coutts’ 1875 farm. The Buttery is often used for Rains community events staged by the Community Associates (students who volunteer to coordinate programs and activities for Rains residents).

Laundry Rooms
Environmentally-friendly washers and dryers are located in buildings 203, 210, 211, 230 and 231. Rent includes Student Housing’s "Just Like Home" laundry program, giving residents unlimited use; no coins or cards required.

Computer clusters
Rains’ two computer clusters are equipped with laser printers, scanner and desktop computers with many commonly-used software programs.

General Information

Residence Name

Rains Houses Map


Escondido Village

Mailing Address

Buildings: 201, 206, 208, 210, 216
Building number, Rosse Lane, Stanford, CA 94305

Buildings: 202, 207, 209
Building number, Running Farm Lane, Stanford, CA 94305

Buildings: 212-15
Building number, Pine Hill Court, Stanford, CA 94305

Buildings: 217-238
Building number, Ayrshire Lane, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Service Center

Rains Housing Service Center

Custodial Service

Common areas are university-managed. Apartments are not serviced while occupied.

Dining Service

All apartments have kitchens. Students may also purchase a graduate meal plan from R&DE Stanford Dining.​



Wall-to-wall carpetingFull bedDining room tableRefrigerator/freezer
Window coveringsDesk, desk pedestal, desk chairFour dining chairsStove with self- cleaning oven
High-speed internet access in each bedroom and living roomBookshelfLiving room sofa and two upholstered chairs 
 Three stacking dresser drawersCoffee table 
 Nightstand pedestal  

Note: Full XL mattresses measure 54" x 80".  Please keep this in mind when purchasing bed linens. Students who want to bring their own beds may store the university bed at their own expense. No storage is available for unneeded furniture. Students provide their own cookware, dishes, utensils, towels and other kitchen items.



Wheelchair accessible for livingSome
Wheelchair accessible for visitingSome

About the Buildings

When designing buildings in clusters extending over 12 acres of lawns and courtyards, Architects Backen, Arrigoni and Ross incorporated fragments of the Hacienda, an adobe winery built in 1875 by Peter Coutts. By employing elements such as a semicircular pergola, a fountain and a restored white-brick Buttery, the architects added a unique historical feel to the complex.

Named for its benefactress, Liliore Green Rains Houses opened to students in 1988.