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Phone650.399.5505
Address988 Howard Ave, Suite 300, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
Compass Real Estate Agent
Mary Ann Teixeira | Cal DRE# 01518767

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Mary Ann Teixeira

Designed to create a haven to gather, restore, connect with nature and gaze at the panoramic views beyond, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home seamlessly balances interior and exterior flow. Crowning the main floor is full floor studio with uninterrupted views of the Bay, the City and the gardens below. The open concept living/dining/kitchen lined with windows also boasts two window seats, Zebra wood veneer casework, cove lighting, heated kitchen/dining floors, limestone counters, and 6 Burner Dacor range. Three bedrooms on the main floor all lookout onto the lovingly landscaped tiered garden. An expansive bonus studio on the upper level with kitchen, full bath and walk-in closet provides a practical solution for a home office, playroom, guest quarters or exercise studio. An edible landscaped garden offers defined areas for entertaining and relaxing. Property attributes includes bamboo floors throughout, 3-zoned heating and air conditioning, solar panels, and an enclosed dog run.


What Makes This House Special


This house has been fully remodeled with abundant features designed to support

relationships and cultivate community, connect people to the garden, adapt to

changing family needs, and take advantage of the gorgeous views offered by the

site.



  • Kitchen Window Seat:

The most-used gathering spot in the house,

family and friends are drawn to this seat to hang out with the cooks, have a

cup of tea and enjoy the view, read or work, watch the birds in the fountain,

or wave to neighbors out for a walk. A bit larger than a twin bed, it is a cozy

spot for friends to sleep over.



  • Sunken Living Room:

The open floor plan connects the action in the living

room to the kitchen and dining room. Being two steps down from the main

level creates a sense of intimacy for family and friends to all hang out

together. The gas fireplace offers cozy warmth anytime, at the turn of a key.



  • Living Room Window Seat:

This lovely area is a part of the living room

but feels like it is “in” the garden. A great place for a good conversation, or

to do your own thing, this little sanctuary doubles as a guest bed for an adult

or 2 kids toe-to-toe.



  • Slit Window:

There is a narrow 8-inch opening in the wall between the

kitchen and the hallway. This tiny “window” creates a visual and auditory

connection between the kitchen and the rest of the house. And, if you

happen to be engaged in Nerf skirmish, you can tag your friends without

getting hit yourself.



  • Upstairs Room:

This room has incredible views from north west to east. It

is light and bright and expansive. With its own beautiful bathroom, walk-in

closet, kitchenette (with small fridge, dishwasher and microwave) and

additional built-in storage, it could be a deluxe master suite or a flexible

family room. The curtained nook on the back wall is perfect for a roomy

desk, a murphy bed or traditional bed. The balcony overlooks the back

garden and is a great place to read or have a cup of tea. This is an

incredible space and often seen as the best room in the house.



  • Views:

o From the main level, you can see San Bruno Mountain, San Francisco

skyline, the Bay Bridge, Oakland, Alameda and the San Mateo Bridge.

o The views from upstairs are even broader. On the Fourth of July, you

can see fireworks from across San Mateo and across the Bay.

o The bedrooms all look out on the beautifully landscaped back garden.

From the Master bedroom, you can see the garden in the foreground

and the sunrise across the bay.



  • Pet Run:

The west side of the house is a fully enclosed garden space that

functions as a secure 30-ft pet run accessible through a pet door in the

laundry room. This gives cats or small dogs a safe outdoor space of their own.

Climbing shelves could be installed on the fence for even more cat-friendly

exercise.



  • Garage:

The spacious and fully remodeled 2-car garage has a beautiful

built-in workbench, abundant built-in storage, excellent bright lighting and

numerous accessible electrical outlets. Translucent glass garage doors

provide diffuse natural light, making the space is perfect for projects and

hobbies as well as cars.


  • Utility Area:

The utility area on the side of the house provides a dedicated

space for trash and recycling containers.



  • Solar Panels:

A large solar array on the roof keeps your environmental

impact low and makes electricity bills almost zero.



  • Heated Floors:

The kitchen and dining room as well as the master

bathroom have electric heated floors. With the wall mounted controller, you

can set the floors to be warm before you walk out to get your coffee. This is a

wonderful way to heat the room and delightful to feel on your sock feet in

winter. The solar panels provide the power, so the impact on the environment

(and your power bill) is minimal.



  • Garden:

o Front Garden: Lush and full of fragrant and edible plantings, the

garden is designed to attract birds and butterflies and delight your

senses. Enjoy the quiet bubbling of the fountain and watch birds dip in

for a drink or a bath. Abundant fragrant lavender greets visitors and

invites butterflies. The mature loquat tree attracts hummingbirds in

the fall and winter and offers delicious fruit in May. Pick your own

huckleberries, kumquats, pink lemons and pineapple guava. Enjoy

fragrant white rhododendron when you get in and out of the car. The

walk to the front door is a journey through a beautiful green

ecosystem.


o Back Garden: Great for entertaining, the Back Garden has 3 distinct

outdoor living spaces. About the same size as the house itself, the

outdoor living areas double the functional space of this home. Just

outside the kitchen door the patio has built-in bench seating and room

for a patio table and BBQ for beautiful outdoor dining. Pick your own

blueberries in the spring, boysenberries in the summer, snip a few mint

sprigs to garnish a dish, or enjoy the fragrance of the pink jasmine or

coral-colored climbing rose. Need a lemon or lime for that recipe? The

mid-level patio has Meyer lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins,

kumquats, alpine strawberries and pineapple guava as well as

gorgeous daffodils in the spring and flowers that attract hummingbirds

all year round. It also has a removable extra-large spinning clothes

drier. The upper deck has plums, persimmons, passion fruit, pears,

apples and rhubarb and most beloved, the porch swing.


o Porch Swing: The built-in Porch Swing at the top of the garden is a

cherished perch to enjoy the incredible views. Covered by fragrant

purple wisteria, it feels quiet and secluded and everyone is drawn to

marvel at the view and sit for a while. It has a built-in power outlet, so

that you can work from the best home office in the world.


o Vegetable Bed: The Vegetable Bed is 5’x25’ and offers plenty of room

to grow your own annual vegetables. The climate here supports year-

round harvests of salad greens, radishes, herbs, tomatoes, potatoes,

cucumbers, squash, and more!


o Irrigation: Front and back yard are on automatic irrigation systems

zoned appropriately for existing plants.


  • Appliances

o Limestone countertop

o Dacor double-range and hood

o Dacor refrigerator

o Miele dishwasher

o New garbage disposal

o New water heater

o Bamboo flooring and tile flooring throughout


  • Heating/ Air Conditioning

o 3 zones for heating and air conditioning

o 2 zones of electric floor heating (kitchen and master bathroom)


  • Edible Landscaping

o Fruit Trees

  1. Loquat
  2. Pineapple
  3. Guava
  4. Santa Rosa Plum
  5. Fuyu Persimmon
  6. Comice Pear
  7. Red Fuji Apple


o Citrus

  1. Fukushu Kumquat
  2. Nagami Kumquat
  3. Variegated Pink lemon
  4. Bearss Lime
  5. Owari Mandarin
  6. Travita Orange
  7. Imroved Meyer Lemon


o Shrubs & Vines

  1. Evergreen Huckleberry
  2. Thornless Boysenberry
  3. Blueberries (Pink Lemonade, Misty, BlueCrop, Sunshine Blue)
  4. Alpine Strawberry
  5. Frederick Passion Fruit
  6. Victoria Rhubarb
  7. Currant (Black Slitsa, Pink Champagne, Red Rubina, White Zitavia)
  8. Scarlet Runner Beans
  9. Mints (Spearmint, Peppermint, Pineapple Mint)


View property website here.

3
BEDS
3
BATHS
2,290
SQ. FT
1956
BUILT
0.12 Acres
LOT

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"...welcoming, warm, comfortable, extravagant, unique and richly imagined for sophisticated owners of international and unparalleled taste."
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