2908 Franciscan Court

  • 4


  • 2.5


  • 2,780 sq ft

    Home Size

  • 6,360 sq ft

    Lot Size




Nestled in San Carlos' in the rolling hills of the Alder Manor neighborhood, this home exudes classic and timeless appeal, offering a move-in-ready experience. The formal living room is bathed in natural light by a large bay window. A wood-burning fireplace radiates both additional warmth and ambiance. The updated kitchen provides modern conveniences, including a new quartz countertop, a stainless steel farmhouse sink, and brand-new appliances, including a GE brand refrigerator and stove, a Bosch dishwasher, and under-cabinet range hood. Offering versatile dining options, this home includes an eat-in kitchen along with a separate and distinct formal dining area. With an abundance of natural light, the family room, featuring a secondary wood-burning fireplace, offers direct access to the garden through the expansive floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.

Upstairs you’ll find 4 spacious bedrooms, including a primary bedroom with a large walk-in closet and en suite bathroom. The 2.5-bathroom home has a newly refreshed lower-level half bath with a new quartz countertop and a new sink and faucet, adding a touch of style and elegance.

Step into a multi-level backyard oasis boasting a vine-covered pergola, a refreshing pool, and a wrap-around lower-level deck. The landscaping, recently refreshed, not only enhances the natural beauty but also adds a touch of privacy, making this the idyllic setting for social gatherings and entertaining.

The spacious two-car garage offers abundant overhead storage and convenient access to the home through the dedicated mud room that houses a washer/dryer hook-up, full sink, and utility closet. This home features both an elevator and a garage-to-main-house lift, accompanied by a backup generator for additional peace of mind.

Ideally located near Eaton Park, Sequoia Hospital, and downtown San Carlos with its ample shopping and dining options. Located midway between Silicon Valley and San Francisco with easy access to 101 and 280 and close proximity to Caltrain for commuters. Top-rated schools: Clifford Elementary (TK-8) and Sequoia High School (buyer to verify)

  • Built in


  • Listed

    1 month ago

  • Neighborhood

  • Schools

    Clifford Elementary, Sequoia High School (buyer to verify)


  • 4 bedrooms; 2.5 bathrooms

  • Built-in 1963

  • Home - 2,780 sq. ft., Lot - 6,360 sq. ft.

  • The Alder Manor neighborhood offers a serene retreat with breathtaking canyon and bay views

  • Spacious and light-filled formal living room with bay windows and a fireplace

  • Meticulously upgraded interior boasts new carpet and new engineered wood flooring

  • Newly painted cabinets, new quartz countertops, sink, faucet, and top-of-the-line appliances

  • Primary en-suite bedroom with a large walk-in closet

  • Convenient access to the washer/dryer area and attached garage.

  • New light fixtures and baseboards throughout

  • Freshly painted interior and exterior, new carpet, engineered wood flooring, and updated landscaping

  • Upgraded lower-level half bathroom with quartz countertop, new sink, and faucet

  • Multi-level outdoor space with a vine-covered pergola, deck, pool, and lower-level deck – perfect for entertaining

  • Convenient access to Eaton Avenue, Sequoia Hospital, Eaton Park, and Big Canyon Park

  • Multiple convenient options for commuting to San Francisco and the South Bay.

  • Great school district: Clifford Elementary (TK-8) and Sequoia High School (buyer to verify)

San Carlos

Alder Manor

Alder Manor real estate is a different beast from the rest of San Carlos. Outside of a few streets located near Alameda de las Pulgas, homes are generally no more than 40 years old. Save for this pocket of older homes, the district was developed entirely with custom homes and small-scale subdivisions during the 1970s and 1980s. Because of its large lots (usually 10,000 square feet and above, though that square footage is often hilly and challenging), Alder Manor remains attractive for builders, so it has its share of new construction as well. Many of these newer homes are larger than their older neighbors. In fact, a general rule for Alder Manor real estate is this: the newer it is, the larger it is. Older homes have three or four bedrooms with around 1,500 to 1,700 square feet of living space, while newer homes (those built in the 1980s or newer) sometimes have four or five bedrooms and up to 3,000 square feet.

Lacking large-scale development, there is no “type” of Alder Manor home. Close to Alameda are Mediterraneans, traditional and ranch homes, while further into the hills you’ll find multi-story dwellings designed to take advantage of views. Because of their diversity, homes in Alder Manor can be had for a fairly wide range of prices, with some homes available in the low $1.5 million and others running all the way past $4.8 million. The median price for a single-family home is $2,83 and the average price range is $2.92. 

To view a detailed google map of the Alder Manor neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 350.


  • Larger lots than most in San Carlos, and more house for your dollar than in the flats closer to Laurel Ave

  • Opportunity to have a view

  • Nice and easy to hop on 280 via Edgewood Road

  • Great hiking and walking trails within a few minutes at Eaton Park and Big Canyon Park


  • Not walking distance to shops or restaurants

  • Hilly-er streets not as conducive for riding

  • A quieter atmosphere than other parts of San Carlos

Explore Alder Manor

San Carlos is a wonderful residential town in between Belmont and Redwood City … it’s name means “The City of Good Living”, and indeed that is the feeling you’ll get on your first visit or hundredth to this gem of a town. With top rated public schools, and its own cute downtown, revolving around Laurel Avenue, there are plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants to poke your head into and stroll around.

San Carlos even has its own small craft airport, along with the Hiller Aviation Museum, and you can even have your first lesson with Diamond Aviation

You’ll find a wide variety of homes in San Carlos, from quaint two bedrooms all the way up to master built homes perched in the hills with panoramic views of the bay – there’s even some gorgeous luxury condos just across the street from City Hall and minutes from Laurel Avenue.

Special Yearly Event: San Carlos Art and Wine Faire, held every October in downtown San Carlos

Cute downtown
Vibrant downtown with excellent dining and shopping options
Top schools
Top-rated public schools
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Diverse neighborhoods ranging from classic, adjacent-to-downtown White Oaks to the funky charm of Devonshire Canyon
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Note from seller

Welcome to 2908 Franciscan Court! We hope this letter finds you well and excited about finding your dream home.

Some of our happiest childhood memories are of playing in front of the house, careening down the hill on roller skates (sans helmet!), and biking to Burton Park where we climbed trees and bought candy from the concession stand with quarters purloined from our dad's coat pockets, and long summers spent hanging out at the pool.

My Dad was so proud of our house! When my Mom's health declined, she wanted to move to a one-story house, but Dad was determined to stay put. An elevator was installed in the kitchen, a lift in the garage, doors widened upstairs to accommodate a wheelchair, bathrooms remodeled, and a van modified so Mom could drive.

I realize now how well that house served us over the years. The neighborhood was a great place to grow up, and we were all so very fortunate to live here. Especially our parents, who had so much enjoyment sharing their home with friends, their parents, their kids, and their grandkids.

I hope that whoever ends up here will have many years of happiness and that our house provides a safe harbor full of warmth, laughter, and light.

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