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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 vignette of a room in the house that has wonderful tile flooring, beautiful built-in cabinetry and incredible woodwork.
Another kitchen in the home. The Sub-Zero wine cooler and personalized glass cabinet fronts are on my kitchen dream wish list!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!