Monday, November 2, 2009

Property Worth Checking Out! – November 2009

I have to admit that I’m a bit of a voyeur when it comes to checking out other people’s homes.   I love seeing how people design and decorate their homes.  I love to see their choices in cabinetry, furniture and wall coverings.  I am interested in whether or not the interior decor matches the exterior architecture.  I wish for some of the design elements in my future homes.  I would like to start featuring some of the homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live that are currently for sale.  I don’t have any affiliation with the home owners or realtors.  


A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

There is a signature estate in Hillsborough and for only $10,950,000 you get over 1.6 acres overlooking the Burlingame Country Club and San Francisco Bay views.   A cabana, full catering kitchen, and a wine cellar add the finishing touches to a setting that is second to none.

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

The entrance iron door is covered with trellised ivy and flanked by topiaries.   You enter the house and face a charming brick wall and tile floor.

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

The magnificent living room is so warm and cozy and my idea of a perfect gathering space with friends.   The features that make it perfect for me are the coffered ceilings, the wood flooring in the chevron pattern, the brick fireplace with the zen elements on the mantle, the black table lampshades throughout, the floor to ceiling drapery and the wood detailing throughout.


A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

Dining Room with great gate leg table that looks like it is expandable.  Slipper chairs with nail head detailing in a beautiful camel color is the perfect compliment to the color of the room with the accent draperies that match the couches in the living room.  The fireplace and brick walls complete the look.

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

This kitchen has all the elements of an executive kitchen.  The professional appliances (is that a built-in rotisserie on the back wall?).  The cabinetry to match the oven/cooktop and the open French doors that let the fresh air in and the incredible smells from the kitchen out.

 A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

A vignette of a room in the house that has wonderful tile flooring, beautiful built-in cabinetry and incredible woodwork.

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

Another kitchen in the home.  The Sub-Zero wine cooler and personalized glass cabinet fronts are on my kitchen dream wish list!

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

No multi-million dollar home is complete without it’s own wine cellar.  Although I’ve seen wine cellars that I like more, this one gets the job done nicely.  I love the iron-based table with the marble top!

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

A library room for relaxing.  Notice the iron railing above and the fireplace on the left.  There is lots of light that comes into this space making it the perfect place to while away the afternoon with a good book.

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

The master bedroom features dark wood floors, a multi-colored chandelier and a dark ceiling.  The cassone at the end of the bed is magnificent.   The drapery is a bit outdated, but that’s easily remedied.

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

The master bath features a nice soaking tub and a very clean aesthetic throughout.   I would throw in a nice rug to give the room a little warmth.

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

Another bedroom in the home has an a-frame ceiling, which allows for a tall four-poster bed.   You can see that some of the house has been updated and other rooms have not.  Here the chandelier needs to be larger and the carpet needs to be upgraded.  Again, easy fixes.

A Signature Estate in Hillsborough

Finally, the backyard boasts a huge patio area with firepit and swimming pool with checkered lawn.  It’s a bit busy to the eye looking down on them together, but I’m sure when you are in the spaces separately, they are quite nice.

The property can be seen at Sotheby's International Realty.

I hope you enjoyed this months property tour!  I’ll pick out new properties for you to view each month.

Have a wonderful week!


Things That Inspire said...

WOw - spectacular property. Even though I am not a huge fan of wood tones and warm colors, this house really appealed - gorgeous floors and I love that bathroom. Thanks for the tour!

Cristin said...

Gorgeous home!

Gotta love living in the SF bay area.


Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

That is a spectacular home. I love the kitchen and bathroom, as well as the view! wow...I wish I had 10 million!

Dana said...

What a lovely place dear!!!!! It's incredible.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing I love more than peeking into houses! I've been house hunting all week so needless to say it's been nonstop fun. This property is just exquisite!

Haven and Home said...

That house...amazing.

Janean said...

only 10 mil...lion. it IS beautiful and fun to see "how the other half" lives!

Callie Grayson said...

that chandelier in the master bed room is marvelous!! and those kitchens! love the cabinetry at the range area, completely gorgeous!

Renae said...

This is a beautiful home. It does amaze me however, when I see homes in this price range that still have outdated decor. Love the kitchen and the wine cellar, gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing...I always love a good real estate tour!

animal print gal said...

Wow! Breathtaking, and the view is something else!
Love the interiors!

COCOCOZY said...

What a house! Love the stove. Is it La Creuset? Nice post!


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