2915 Ralston Avenue, Hillsborough
Offered at $5,395,000
Situated in the heart of one of the San Francisco Peninsula’s most exclusive communities, this property is a true escape from the fast pace of the Bay Area while still enjoying proximity to town convenience. The setting is classic Hillsborough in the sought-after Carolands area with nature’s beauty all around and unending privacy. The enchanting two-story home unfolds beyond a gated entrance and motor court that allows for off-street parking for many. The covered entrance, with columns and corbels and half-timbering on the walls, gives nod to a Cotswold style, but it is the dramatic central living and dining rooms that feel as if the home has been lifted from the English countryside. Here, a towering cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and trusses crowns the room encompassing skylights at one end and a library loft at the other.
The entire ambiance has been recently refreshed with crisp white walls that contrast beautifully with espresso-hued wood millwork. This, combined with divided light French doors and circular clerestory windows, creates a setting that is bright and light with a design for fresh-air living. The kitchen is ready to cater grand entertaining with high-end appliances and ample room for friends and family to join in with the chef. At every turn, openings to the deck invite outdoor living – a true signature of this very special home. For added leisure, the lower-level recreation room doubles as a central hub for three of the home’s four bedrooms. The master suite is conveniently arranged on the main level and offers deck access with tranquil views plus two individual en suite bathrooms, one with spa-like steam shower.
Outside, the grounds are exceptional, with one venue after another revealed for myriad options of recreation, relaxation, and entertaining. A pool and spa are tucked away to one side on a sun-swept terrace, walking paths lead down to vast level meadow for play and sports, and a footbridge crosses the creek to the perfect spot for quiet meditation.