Enchanting English Tudor Estate
Beautifully situated in a gated storybook creekside location, this exceptional, five-bedroom, five and a half bath home is architecturally significant. Original features of handcrafted quality, including wrought-iron hardware, hardwood floors, and leaded and stained-glass windows are complimented by smart modern conveniences.
The main floor has a gracious entry with powder and cloakroom, formal dining room, fire-placed living room with French doors, and a paneled library, also with a fireplace. The kitchen has solid cabinetry, stone counters, prep sink, Viking, Sub-Zero, Thermador, and KitchenAid appliances, and a lovely view of the front garden. A large breakfast area with built-in buffet and access to the rear deck overlooks the pool, spa and private rear gardens.
Off the kitchen: a full bath and a spacious family room, also with exterior access; a pub area has an authentic English mahogany walk-through bar with marble counter. A short stair leads to a huge office-conference room, an ideal meeting space for an at-home professional. The lower level has a large laundry and an au pair suite, complete with full bath, kitchenette, and access to the rear yard. The oversized garage has space for four cars, and the front motor court has additional guest parking.
A gracious spiral staircase leads to an upstairs reception hallway. The elegant master suite has a fireplace, generous walk-in closet with built-ins and dressing area, and lavish marble bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate lavatory. Three additional bedrooms, two full baths, and a study with built-in cabinetry and shelving finish the upper level. A turret bedroom or studio retreat feels like a private aerie with views from leaded casement windows looking through trees over the pool area and rear of the property. Also in the turret is a separate wrapping/project room. Ample storage and closets throughout.
Meandering paths through oaks and over the creek and attractive stonework throughout the property lead to a play area and several outbuildings, including a freestanding wine cellar. This rare home exemplifies graceful Tudor charm and ageless Hillsborough elegance.
133 Ridgeway Road, Hillsborough
Hillsborough will take your breath away. Fabulous homes on tree-lined streets evoke a timelessly elegant and private feel. The town covers six square miles, including picturesque hills and canyons, yet its 11,000 residents easily access commuter routes and downtown Burlingame, including Burlingame Avenue with its trendy shops and upscale dining.
Along with a storied history of exclusivity, blue-ribbon schools and a tight-knit community have earned the town its enviable reputation. The Hillsborough Recreation Department, Sawyer Camp Trail, Crystal Springs Golf Course, and cycling on Cañada Road offer residents quality activities and the ability to take in the stunning beauty of their neighborhood and surrounding area.