In the Heart of Hillsborough
In the center of Hillsborough, on the corner of what is considered the “Designer Showhouse” street, is a special home. All discerning boxes are checked: the best location, private level lot, spacious floor plan with guesthouse and pool, and unparalleled quality and comfort.
Perfectly placed on the property is the first impression of this home when coming up the front walk. Gracious and genteel is the next when entering through pillars and double French doors. The reception hall is flanked by a large formal living room with modern gas fireplace leading to a library with desk area, built-ins, an additional fireplace, and access to the rear yard. On the opposite side is the formal dining room. French doors separate the formal from the kitchen dining area. The kitchen just right: over-sized center island with additional seating, prep area with sink, SubZero refrigerator, Miele dishwashers and built-in coffee maker, Thermador six-burner range and microwave, Perlick wine refrigerator, and a large seating/entertainment area. Rear yard access from the kitchen is via a raised patio, perfect for morning coffee and afternoon wine. A discreet mudroom and powder complete the main level.
Ascending the graceful stair with carved balusters and newels, a sunny, intimate seating area on the landing is highlighted by original, arched, multi-paned windows. Four bedrooms, all en-suite with lovely custom tile and top fixtures, includes two down a private hall, perfect as a nursery and au pair quarters or guest accommodation. The master is spacious, with seating/entertainment space, walk-in closet with multiple storage options, and a marble bathroom with hammered metal sinks, large shower and soaking tub. Lovely views of the grounds are available from all rooms. The home’s lower level has a gym, wine cellar, and full bath with steam shower.
The rear yard has expansive artificial turf and a double lap pool, an outdoor kitchen with bar, Lynx BBQ, and television. The two-level guesthouse is sublime. Upstairs has an entertaining area, dining area, full kitchen with Kitchen Aid and Thermador appliances, bedroom, bath, and laundry. Downstairs has a media room, bedroom, additional bath, and private entry. A pristine three-car garage with ample storage finishes the exterior spaces.
The list of quality elements is long: architectural integrity, including mullioned windows, crown molding, high ceilings, hardwood floors, top-of-the-line renovation to systems, kitchens, bathrooms, security, surround sound, and designer fixtures. This is an exceptional home for the past, present, and the future.
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.