Charming Spanish Mediterranean Gem on a Sprawling Park-like Setting
Overview: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1970 square feet, and a huge 1/4-acre plus lot, plus a detached unit in the back of the property (not done with the benefit of permits)
This stately and refined home is in the prestigious San Mateo Park neighborhood on the border with Burlingame. In the same family since 1965, it has been lovingly cared for and is dressed for success with new exterior taupe paint and rich trim complementing the red tile roof. In front, a flat lawn bordered by manicured greenery dotted with colorful flowers graces the huge lot and special home. And its quintessential front patio is picture perfect for afternoon neighborly chats. What an eye-catching and special home!
Modernity Meets Period Style
The Mediterranean door is a stunning masterpiece, showcasing the perfect blend of sophistication and skillful artistry. Its intricate design and flawless craftsmanship make it an actual work of art. Moreover, the door’s hardware further reinforces the testament to remarkable craftsmanship. As you step into the wide foyer adorned with exquisite parquet floors, the door sets a captivating mood, welcoming you with a sense of elegance and beauty. Throughout, all new light fixtures juxtaposed with art Deco doorknobs and period design elements gorgeously marry new and old.
To the right of the entry is the grand living room featuring herringbone oak floors, a voluminous barrel-shaped ceiling, stained-glass windows, tall front windows drawing natural light and framing the front gardens, and a one-of-a-kind wood-burning fireplace designed with a refined, tasteful aesthetic. Across the entry is the sophisticated dining room, also with herringbone floors, plus a absolutely stunning designer light fixture, coved ceiling, and colorful stained-glass windows—such an awe-inspiring room for lively dinner parties.
The period breakfast room exudes elegance and charm, transporting you to a bygone era. The room is adorned with exquisite craftsmanship and tasteful details that reflect the period's architectural style. The built-in cabinetry with glass doors is a centerpiece of the room, showcasing the artisanal skills of the period’s craftsman. It stretches along one wall, reaching from floor to ceiling, creating a seamless and harmonious look.
Adjacent, the updated kitchen implements new high-end flooring, quartz counters, copious sleek grey cabinetry, and all new stainless-steel appliances to equip the family chef. Prepping culinary delights will be a joy! Plus, the kitchen opens to the brand-new deck and grounds out back, creating excellent indoor-outdoor flow for play and entertaining.
Unique for a home of this era is a full laundry/mud room next to the kitchen, and completing the floorplan downstairs is a storage area, excellent for stocking wine in a naturally cool environment.
Down the home’s central hallway are the bedrooms. The first two sunny rooms feature spacious closets and share an updated jack-and-jill bath, incorporating new honeycomb floor tiles and a new vanity and toilet. The cast iron tub and shower are bliss after a full day.
The primary suite is up three steps at the end of the hallway—a private and spacious retreat. The wonderful room includes a walk-in closet and full bath with freshly glazed tiles, a brand-new vanity and toilet, and a separate walk-in shower and soaking tub. How plush!
Out back, the expansive lot sprawls like a park, with a huge central patio for outdoor dining warmed and lit with ambiance from the tall brick outdoor fireplace. What a special setting, complete with a statuesque magnolia tree filtering the sun on a lazy afternoon day.
Bonus Garage Conversion! In the back of the property is a huge garage conversion (unwarranted, not done with the benefit of permits) that features two rooms, a kitchen and bath. The options for use are plentiful—art studio, yoga rooms, office, and more!
139 Warren Road is in an exceptional location. Besides the beautiful high-end neighborhood, downtown Burlingame is blocks away. Top dining, fresh markets, and designer boutiques are within minutes. Also nearby are top-notch schools, parks, and quick commutes on CalTrain and both Int. 101 and 280. This home is a rare opportunity.