- Amazing Lower-North Hillsborough address just minutes from amenities
- Tree-studded corner lot of approximately 0.42 acres with complete privacy
- Accommodations include 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, and 2 half-baths
- Meticulously maintained throughout with many upgrades and custom fixtures
- Approximately 4,908 square feet of total living space arranged over two levels
- Entry parlor, powder room, sunny living room, formal dining room, updated kitchen, breakfast room, family room, entertainment center with billiards table, and fitness room with half-bath
- Two family bedrooms, one hallway bath, one bedroom suite, plus a beautiful master bedroom suite with a steam-shower-bathroom
- A gated and secure driveway leads to the attached 2-car garage, which features front loading washer and dryer, storage cabinetry and a utility sink
- Covered deck with outdoor gas fireplace, plus a rear terrace with swimming pool and hot tub spa
- Grounds have mature privacy hedges, tall redwoods, Japanese maples, lush ferns, level lawns and abundant foliage that imbues the feeling of a “secret garden”
- Just minutes from boutique shopping, fine dining and the exclusive Burlingame country club
- Top-rated public and private schools (buyer to confirm enrollment)
Situated on a corner parcel in desirable Lower-North Hillsborough, this updated residence is surrounded by tall privacy hedges and towering redwood trees, evoking the feeling of a secluded family compound. The entry parlor introduces the home’s classic glass doorknobs, gleaming oak hardwood floors, custom light fixtures and tall ceilings with crown moldings. Whether entertaining on a grand scale or just relaxing with family and friends, the home’s flowing floorplan presents a laid-back environment for every occasion. An elegant living room is filled with natural light and has a fantastic wood fireplace – the ideal gathering point for all get-togethers. The formal dining room is catered by a remodeled chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a breakfast room off the kitchen boasts an integrated workstation for recipe management. A true social hub, the family room with fireplace and custom bar flows directly from the kitchen for a “great room” effect. Downstairs, an entertainment center will surely draw the crowds with its billiards table, wet bar and access to the rear terrace. A fitness room completes the amenities by providing a “no-excuses” active lifestyle. Personal accommodations are all located on the main level and include two family bedrooms serviced by a hallway bath as well as an excellent bedroom suite. The master bedroom suite is bright and airy with a customized walk-in closet and a spa-inspired bathroom with steam shower, a luxurious respite after a long day. Outside, the rear stone terrace beckons year-round enjoyment, complete with a swimming pool, a large hot tub spa with outdoor television and a built-in barbecue center. Completing the allure of this prime Hillsborough property is its access to fantastic schools, shopping and dining and top-notch Peninsula country clubs.
A WALK THROUGH THE PROPERTY
Sequestered from Elmwood Road, which ends in a cul-de-sac, the home is set behind manicured privacy hedges and a secure wrought iron pedestrian fence. An electronic gate opens to a paved driveway, which accesses a 2-car garage for off-street parking. Stepping stones are surrounded by Japanese maples and lush ferns as they meander through a “secret garden.” Here, a grove of towering redwoods stand sentry over the property. A vast level lawn with complete privacy and security invites year-round outdoor activity. The traditional façade has a shingled pitched roofline, classically shuttered windows and timeless lantern light fixtures. A fully operational flagpole rises over the idyllic scene.
A paneled wood front door with original glass peephole opens into an elegant entry parlor. The fine finishes found throughout the home are found here including oak hardwood floors, glass doorknobs, custom lacquered wall covering, layered crown moldings and custom light fixtures. A nearby powder room has black-and-white checkered flooring and a pedestal sink vanity.
Oak flooring extends from the entry parlor into the living room where custom gallery spotlighting, tall ceilings with built-in speakers, walls of divided light windows and custom draperies allow for a very relaxing ambiance. The room is anchored by a stone-finished wood-burning fireplace with stunning wood surround, gas starter and custom fire-screen.
FORMAL DINING ROOM
Also flowing from the entry parlor, the elegant dining room has oak flooring and is anchored by a coffered ceiling with custom light fixture. A divided light operable steel window overlooks the front grounds.
KITCHEN & BREAKFAST ROOM
Completely updated with modern fixtures, hardwood flooring and marble countertops, the gourmet kitchen is crowned by a tall pitched ceiling with wood rafters and tongue-in-groove wood paneling. Two schoolhouse-style light fixtures provide ample illumination. Appliances include under-counter wine cooler and ice maker by GE Monogram, Thermador 6-burner cooktop with tiled mosaic cooking station and pot-filler, GE Profile trash compactor, Bosch dishwasher, LG microwave, KitchenAid warming drawer and Thermador convection wall oven. A door flows out to a side deck for al fresco dining. Casual dining will surely unfold in the breakfast room, which has a large built-in work station for homework and hobbies, hardwood flooring, abundant natural lighting, and a chrome chandelier. A French door opens to the elevated side deck and a Dutch door flows out to the front grounds.
FAMILY ROOM & BAR
A pass-through opens from the kitchen to a breakfast bar in the family room, where walls of windows overlook the pool and rear terrace. A wet bar with hammered chrome sink and storage cabinetry adds appeal. Additional amenities include a gas log fireplace, a Panasonic HDTV, recessed lighting and a double French door to the side deck. A vestibule off the family room gives way to a tavern style wooden bar where with bottle storage and a custom wall mirror.
FAMILY BEDROOMS & HALLWAY BATH
Two bedrooms on the main level have soft carpeting, wardrobe closets with louvered doors, windows for natural lighting and center light fixtures. The bedrooms are serviced by a hallway bathroom with herringbone marble tile flooring, a deep soaking tub, glass-enclosed marble tiled shower, chrome mirror, a custom light fixture, wall sconces and a furniture quality single sink vanity.
A bedroom suite on the main level has oak flooring, a lighted ceiling fan, customized walk-in closet and double hung divided light windows. The en suite bathroom has verde marble tile flooring, double hung windows with redwood views, a customized makeup counter with seating, a pedestal sink vanity with custom mirror and a tub with overhead shower.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
The master bedroom suite has plush carpeting, paneled walls, a beautiful crystal center light fixture, two sets of divided light double-hung windows, two windows with custom wood doors flanking the bed area and a walk-in closet with drawers and abundant storage. The master bathroom has white stone tile flooring, a deep whirlpool tub with marble tile surround set beneath a picture window, a dual sink vanity with custom mirrors, a chrome candelabra light fixture, a fantastic glass enclosed steam shower tiled in marble and a separate room for the commode.
LOWER-LEVEL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER & BATH
The lower level begins at a bonus room that has oak flooring and access to the pool – the perfect space for an office or study. A multi-use study area includes storage and windows for natural lighting. The spacious entertainment center has oak flooring, recessed lighting, numerous Anderson windows, French doors do the swimming pool terrace, a professional sized billiards table, a marble counter wet bar with sink and mirrored corner, GE Profile wine cooler and refrigerator plus plenty of space for a cinema media set-up. A fully remodeled bathroom on the lower level has a heated tile floor, a glass-enclosed shower with subway tile, a pedestal sink vanity and a custom mirror. A fitness room is located near the outdoor hot tub spa has custom flooring, mirror-lined walls, a weight bench press, recumbent stationary cycle and a convenient half-bath.
The wrap-around grounds encompass approximately 0.42 acres of lush land. The sparkling lap pool and large hot tub spa are augmented by an outdoor television and vast travertine terrace. A covered deck located off the family room and kitchen has an outdoor gas fireplace and integrated all-weather speakers. A built-in Lynx barbecue with gas burner is located near the deck. Level lawns give way to lush ferns, Japanese maples, towering redwood trees and mature privacy hedges for the complete isolation.
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