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A premier street in lower north Hillsborough is the setting for this architectural grande dame – freshly updated and ready to move in or awaiting a further transformation into your own dream vision. Distinguished by the refined grace and character that comes only through the passage of time, this magnificent home dates to 1938 on an elevated street that presents San Francisco Bay views from the upper level. Vintage appointments that recall its early heritage are on display at every turn combined with fresh paint inside and out plus updates in the kitchen and all bathrooms. Fine hardwood floors unify the entire home, and expansive windows and glass doors fill the spaces with abundant light. 

The floor plan is ever so spacious spanning three levels with a traditional arrangement of 5 bedrooms upstairs plus a lower level with potential as an Accessory Dwelling Unit. Outside, old world glamour continues around the spacious pool and brick terrace along with a pool cabana with large spa and ample room for fitness or entertaining. 

The entire setting is abundantly private on a level lot of nearly one-half acre, plus this home has access to excellent Hillsborough schools. Whether moving in and enjoying the home today, transforming for the future, or even building your perfect dream home, this is indeed a very special opportunity for yet another generation to come. 




5 bedrooms + office

5.5 baths

~ 5,390 square feet

~ 18,720-square-foot lot


Details of the Home


  • An architectural Mediterranean grande dame, circa 1938
  • Three levels with approximately 5,390 square feet in the main home plus pool pavilion with spa and fitness area
  • Circular gated driveway in all paver stones set in concentric patterns
  • Classic Mediterranean style showcases freshly painted crisp white exterior, red tile roof, and decoratively carved portico beneath an iron balcony
  • Front door with speakeasy window and sidelights opens to the welcoming foyer; freshly painted interiors and hardwood floors are introduced and continue throughout; a glass-paned door opens to the rear terrace
  • Double doors open to the grand formal living room with 5 expansive windows and fireplace with vintage carved stone mantelpiece 
  • Large library/office, accessed from the foyer and living room, features a corner fireplace, bookshelves over cabinetry, and front bay window
  • Formal dining room with rock crystal chandelier, built-in china cabinet, and adjacent butler’s pantry with sink
  • Updated kitchen features crisp white cabinetry topped in contrasting granite slab with full-height backsplashes; separate casual dining room with corner cabinets and French doors to the rear grounds; adjoining caterer’s kitchen has a door to the side yard
  • Appliances include a Dacor 6-burner gas cooktop, Maytag dishwasher, JennAir refrigerator, plus Dacor gas range in the adjoining caterer’s kitchen
  • Upstairs family room with side-by-side arched windows behind the front balcony
  • Primary bedroom suite has multiple closets, a dressing room with closets, and en suite newly refinished tiled bath with step-in tub with hand-held shower, plus separate shower
  • Additional bedroom suite with wonderful San Francisco Bay views and en suite bath with new vanity and newly refinished tiled shower
  • Two bedrooms are served by a hallway bath with newly refinished tile surfaces, new vanity, and tub with overhead shower
  • Additional upstairs suite, originally for staff just off the rear staircase, has a tub with overhead shower
  • Lower level of the home, with potential as a junior Accessory Dwelling Unit, has a spacious wood-paneled recreation room with fireplace, rear yard access, large granite kitchen with gas range, paneled room with day bed, and bath with shower
  • Glass-roofed pool cabana with multiple sliding glass doors, glass block walls, large above-ground spa, space for fitness, plus bathroom with shower
  • Other features: formal powder room; laundry area with Whirlpool washer/dryer and sink; attached 2-car garage with built-ins; security alarm; significant storage closets on the lower level 
  • Vast rear grounds with elevated terrace, large pool surrounded with brick decking, and lushly planted gardens all in a very private setting
  • Approximately 0.43 acres (18,720 square feet)
  • Excellent Hillsborough schools: North Hillsborough Elementary, Crocker Middle, San Mateo High (buyer to verify enrollment)
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The Laugesen Team

Keller Williams Peninsula Estates

Denise and Cortney Laugesen

Luxury Real Estate Consultants

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468 El Centro Road

In Hillsborough, large estates are the rule rather than the exception. The town is one of the wealthiest in the country and placed No. 18 on Forbes' 2014 list of the wealthiest U.S. ZIP codes (94010). Town ordinances ensure its exclusivity by enforcing a minimum house size of 2,500 square feet and a minimum lot size of a half-acre. Hillsborough’s population is greater than 11,000. 

There are no apartments, condominiums, or townhouses in Hillsborough; Forbes calculates the median home price at $3,787,098. Notable residents past and present include entertainer Bing Crosby; publisher William Randolph Hearst; the king of Tonga, George Tupou V; diet guru Jenny Craig; and former Major League Baseball players J.T. Snow, Rickey Henderson, and Greg Maddux. 

There are no commercial districts in Hillsborough. As a wealthy suburb of San Francisco, 17 miles to the north, life in the town is unhurried and quiet. The relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by tree-lined streets that don’t follow a grid pattern and instead wind around the hilly landscape. There are few traffic signals. 
The town covers six square miles and is bounded by Burlingame to the north, San Mateo to the east and south, and Interstate 280 to the west.