Located on one of Lower North Hillsborough’s most coveted streets, this French Tudor-style home features fairytale grounds of prolific rose bushes heavy with fragrant flowers, delicate mature maple trees, redwood trees and wide-leafed magnolias that lead you in and out of secret gardens, wide open spaces, quiet patios, and a secluded oval pool and pool house. Inside, original architecture presents itself in a carved stone fireplace, French doors, antique wallpaper and Venetian plastered walls. This spacious home has an expansive kitchen with French cabinets and a gloriously sunny dining area with a wood burning fireplace. Multiple rooms in the house open up to the outdoors, making indoor-outdoor living natural. The remodeled master suite overlooks the grounds and features dressing chambers inside a spa-like bathroom featuring a unique shower in the round. Formal living and dining rooms, multiple family rooms, a library, office, multiple bedrooms with en-suite baths and adjacent lounge areas offer a variety of spaces for a family to spread out or come together. The best part about this Hillsborough property is its walkability along wide tree-lined streets to downtown Burlingame’s Philz Coffee, Lululemon, boutiques, Delfina, the beautiful Burlingame library and the Sunday Farmer’s Market. Downtown San Mateo’s Central Park, Draeger’s Supermarket, movie theater and train station are just as close. Ride Caltrain to work or easily hop on 101, 92 or 280. It’s a lovely property that offers the splendor of rare architecture, history and the romance of lush gardens.
The more than 0.83 acres include:
A brick patio off the formal living room that overlooks majestic trees and rolling hills.
Putting green with sand trap.
A secret rose garden surrounded by primly cut boxwoods and a stone walking path..
Mature redwood trees, magnolia trees and Japanese maples.
A terrace off the kitchen with doors that allow for wonderful indoor-outdoor entertaining.
A pool house with wood burning fireplace, full kitchen, travertine floors and doors that open the room entirely to the patio. Changing room and bathroom.
An outdoor kitchen with built-in BBQ and sink.
Built in seating overlooking the pool.
An oval-shaped, slate grey pebbled pool with lounge areas shaded by bamboo and mature trees.
A sports court.
Architecture & history
French Tudor-style home with romantic vines reaching around its windows and doors and then fading into rich cream stucco and half timber beams.
Venetian plastered walls in kitchen.
Original hand-painted wallpaper in formal dining room.
Diamond patterned glass window that rises two stories.
Oak hardwood floors.
Carved stone fireplace in living room.
Ornate arched front door trimmed in vines.
The living spaces and bedrooms
Approximately 7,344 square feet (including pool house) with 6 bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms including:
Three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms featuring showers, large closets and separate lounge or study areas.
Upstairs family room/second master bedroom with terrace and reading room.
Formal living room opens to garden and patio through wall of French doors. Wood burning fireplace with carved stone mantle.
Library in walnut paneling with French doors to garden.
Downstairs family room overlooking lower gardens and featuring an office with built-in desk, bookshelves and storage.
The Kitchen and Dining Rooms
Renovated kitchen with French cabinets, custom made to seamlessly blend the refrigerator and fridge.
Cream center island with butcher block countertop and seating.
Six burner Viking gas range with pot filler & Thermador double oven w/ warming drawer.
Full length Subzero fridge and separate full length freezer.
Adjoining cozy dining room with wood burning Venetian plaster fireplace and French doors onto terrace.
Butler’s room with sink, dishwasher drawers, refrigerator drawers, ice machine, wine fridge, and abundant storage and counter space.
Dining room with floor-to-ceiling Bay Windows and French doors, plus authentic hand-painted wallpaper.
Large master suite with multi-paned windows overlooking gardens.
Remodeled bathroom with dressing chambers featuring beautiful floor to ceiling cabinetry with custom closet organization system.
Shower in the round with domed ceiling, multiple shower heads and modern glass tiles in soft hues.
Jetted soaking tub.
Two towel warmers.
Curved vanity with dual sinks spacious counter.
Wine cellar with antique vault door.
Two car garage with electric car charger.
Laundry room with sink, storage and built-in ironing board.
Multiple linen and walk-in storage closets on every floor.