Rare and Wonderful; 3.4 acre estate in Hillsborough
Wonderfully secluded, rare 3.4 acre Hillsborough estate in a bucolic California landscape that includes a Redwood grove, sprawling acres of native heritage oak trees, giant Bay laurels and a picturesque garden of roses and boxwood hedges surrounding a 5,200 square foot alluring, modern English Cottage just minutes to downtown Burlingame.
On the market for the first time in 50 years, this dreamy refuge exemplifies the retreat-like ambiance of a peaceful estate with lush lawns and manicured grounds meandering into a natural setting of native trees, ferns, plants and birds.
Nestled into the heart of these grounds, a charming, spacious traditional home offers modern amenities blended with traditional charm: French doors throughout the home, a cherrywood library, formal living and dining rooms, a great room featuring exposed beams, and spacious bedrooms with custom millwork combine with a chef-grade kitchen, luxury bathrooms, surround sound system, 3 car garage, hot tub and more to make this home the ideal blend of charming meets modern.
The property is also special because of the multi-faceted life it allows you to lead. Enjoy quiet conversations or entertain by the living room’s fireplace featuring a 17th century Jacobean mantle. Or take the party outside to the picturesque patio and lawn perfect for garden gatherings, sunset al fresco dinners, teas, brunches or any other event. Paint or create in the light-filled art room. There’s plenty of space for a gym, multiple offices, a movie room and more. For gardeners these grounds are from a magazine, framed in perfect boxwood hedges and luscious roses, even a vegetable garden for growing your own food. Chefs will love the expansive kitchen with a stunning brick archway over the gas range. Featuring luxury appliances, two islands, two sinks, hidden spice racks, a warming drawer and marble countertops, the kitchen offers contemporary touches for gourmet cooking. But it’s steeped in traditional design with cream custom French cabinets, exposed box beam ceilings, hutches, and a charming corner banquette.
When it’s tranquility you seek, this fantastic floor plan gives you room to find it. The spacious, main suite features another fireplace, a window seat, and two sets of French doors — one that opens to the patio and the other to the yard and secluded hot tub. Vaulted ceilings elevate the luxurious feel of the main ensuite where you’ll find a walk-in shower, a drop-in tub with garden views, and a separate powder room containing a bidet and a beautiful, hand-carved oval window. On the second floor, versatility is apparent throughout the four bedrooms — two offering en-suites and two conjoined by a full bath.
Located among beautiful estates in the few blocks of Hillsborough’s exclusive 2-acre minimum properties, this home is just minutes from shopping, award-winning dining and some of the Peninsula’s best open space preserves. Hike or bike Crystal Springs or the Bay Trail. Surf, bike or sail within twenty minutes of your front door. Dine at Delfina, grab an ice cream at Salt & Straw or shop curated boutiques in downtown Burlingame. And enjoy Hillsborough’s reputation as a leader in education, community and recreation, with its blue-ribbon schools and friendly neighborhoods.