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1821 Ralston Ave

Burlingame , CA




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Timeless Elegance in Coveted Burlingame Park

Perfectly situated on a tree-lined street in Burlingame Park, on the border of Hillsborough and minutes to shopping and fine dining, this stately creek-side Colonial home combines understated elegance with a relaxed indoor/outdoor design. Set back from the street this home is uniquely quiet and private.

While time-honored details – such as hardwood flooring, deep trim accents, and handsome wainscoting – recall a classic architectural heritage, the home is also perfectly updated throughout with fine amenities for comfortable modern living and large-scale entertaining. Highlights include an elegant living room with traditional fireplace, a formal dining room, a stunning marble-finished chef’s kitchen, and a family room with fireplace and built-ins.

A beautiful main staircase with a Craftsman-inspired banister ascends to the upper-level bedroom wing, which is partitioned into two distinct areas – one for family members and one for the romantic master suite with spa-bathroom. One bedroom with a walk-in closet is currently customized as an executive’s office. A centralized sunny computer center ties together the top level, complete with two built-in desk stations and storage cabinetry. Outside, an exceptional Connecticut Bluestone entertainment terrace is surrounded by lush gardens and trees, mature landscaping borders a pergola and a flourishing lawn, which invite endless recreation. Completing the appeal of this beautiful property is its easy access to golf courses, shopping, dining, commute routes, and local parks.

Summary of the Home

  • Updated creek-side Colonial in desirable Burlingame Park
  • 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms arranged over two levels
  • Approximately 3,211 square feet of living space
  • Lot size of approximately 9,200 square feet
  • A classic white picket fence and gated walkway offer a warm welcome; a brick entry path is bordered by Japanese maple trees, mature ferns, and a lush level lawn; the nearby creek completes the lovely setting
  • A paneled front door with peephole opens to the foyer, which introduces the beautiful red oak hardwood floors found throughout the home; a period light fixture adds to the elegance and two coat closets provide storage
  • The living room has deep crown moldings, elegant mood and gallery lighting, and crisp white plantation shutters, which are found throughout the home; features include a custom area rug (optional with sale), numerous garden-view windows, wood-burning fireplace with marble surround and mantelpiece, and a French door to the patio and gardens
  • Ready to host elegant dinner parties, the formal dining room has white wainscoting, deep crown moldings, custom dining room table and chairs and custom area rug (both optional with sale), and a soothing custom color palette; a swinging door opens to the butler’s pantry with prep area and catering door to the grounds
  • Serving the main living areas is a convenient powder room with a wall sink, frosted window for natural light, and built-in medicine cabinet
  • The gourmet kitchen is finished with oak flooring, Calacatta-honed marble countertops with full backsplashes, and custom cabinetry with a distressed and crackled finish; a sunny casual dining area has a breakfast bar and a custom light fixture; access to the patio and gardens through the French door in the family room
  • Stainless steel appliances include: 6-burner Viking Professional cooktop, Miele dishwasher, KitchenAid refrigerator, GE Profile microwave, Thermador double wall oven, and dual-compartment sink
  • The family room opens directly from the kitchen and features a large-screen, built-in Samsung HDTV, a gas-log fireplace with marble surround, and extensive display cabinetry
  • Currently finished as a child’s playroom, main-level bedroom 1 suite features a hand-painted map of the world mural and a deep, customized closet for storage; the full bathroom has marble flooring, tiled wainscoting, a pedestal sink vanity, built-in medicine cabinet, and tiled tub with overhead shower
  • The sumptuous upper-level master bedroom is privately located on its own side of the home and has plush carpeting, a coved ceiling with up-lighting, numerous windows with views, and a customized walk-in closet with seating storage bench; the lavish master bath is finished with contrasting marbles and boasts two single-sink vanities, a built-in towel warmer, frameless glass-enclosed shower-for-two, and a deep whirlpool tub by Hydro Systems
  • Built-in library shelving and an executive’s desk make bedroom 3 the ideal spot for an in-home office; amenities include a walk-in closet and wall-mounted Panasonic HDTV
  • Bedrooms 4 (with custom hand-painted wall motifs) and 5 each with wardrobe storage, plus access toa shared skylit learning center with two integrated desk stations
  • Serving the top level is bathroom 3, which has a custom basket-weave tile floor, single-sink vanity, built-in medicine cabinet, and soaking tub with overhead shower
  • Additional features include an upper-level laundry center with stainless steel utility sink and Maytag washer/dryer, two zones of heating and air conditioning, ample attic storage, and a security alarm system
  • Lovely rear yard with level lawn, tall shade trees, a Connecticut Bluestone terrace, and pergola with bench
  • Detached two-car garage (approximately 530 square feet) with storage, a workbench, and a separate room for wine racks or a potting area
  • Fine dining and upscale shopping within walking distance, plus easy access to major commute routes, CalTrain, and San Francisco International Airport
  • Nearby hiking, jogging, and walking trails in Mills Canyon Park
  • Excellent local schools: Washington Elementary, Burlingame Intermediate, and Burlingame High(buyer to confirm enrollment)