Circa 1904 Cottage with a Cherished History
Retaining the character and charm of its circa 1904 roots on a wide tree-lined street with sidewalks, this enchanting property is steeped in Burlingame’s history. Owned for the past 48 years by a luminary known for her great contribution to Burlingame’s Historical Society, this home served as its founding location in 1975 (read more about this in the footnote below).
The all-shingled exterior with signature dormer window and carved corbels under the eaves showcases an early Craftsman style. A prolific garden of flowering foliage introduces the home behind a living wall of tall hedges for privacy from the street. Inside, glass doorknobs, tall wainscot paneling, coffered ceilings, and hardwood and Douglas fir floors exude the home’s vintage appeal, which is still captivating after more than a century and just a few owners.
There are two levels, which begin with a formal living and dining room spanned by a coffered ceiling and each with of-the-era chandelier plus a fireplace in the dining room. The eat-in kitchen is bright and light and opens to an enclosed utility porch with half bath and then to the rear yard. Completing the main level are two spacious bedrooms, one with direct access to a dual-entrance bathroom finished in colorful vintage tiles. Upstairs, there are two additional bedrooms and a full bath plus a secret playroom and a reading area at the top of the stairs. Attic storage, a partial basement, and a detached 2-car garage round out the property.
Rooted in history and tradition, this home is ready to reimagine into your own vision for the future from a wonderful location on a surprisingly large lot for the area, just 8 blocks from famed Burlingame Avenue shops and restaurants, as well as Caltrain. And, with access to acclaimed Burlingame schools this is an excellent opportunity not to be missed.
Facts and Figures
- Offered at $1,990,000
- Sold for $2,000,000
- 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms
- 2,070 sq. ft. home, per paid vendor
- 7,140 sq. ft. lot, per county records
- Built in 1904
- Washington Elementary, Burlingame Intermediate, Burlingame High School (buyer to verify)
- Listed on May 6th, 2020
Listed by Raziel Ungar