Classic and timeless, this remodeled home has it all – spacious formal living areas, a chef’s kitchen, and a split-level floor plan that integrates 3 bedrooms plus a wonderful family/recreation room. Fine oak flooring extends throughout most of the home, and carved moldings recall the home’s original mid-century heritage, while plantation shutters add designer appeal. The rear yard, with expansive level area, is perfect for playing, outdoor entertaining, or gardening. And, with the home’s excellent location less than one-half mile to Hillsdale Mall and just minutes to Caltrain or Highway 101, this is the perfect midway position between San Francisco and Silicon Valley!
7 years ago
Spacious remodeled home on a desirable tree-lined street
Multi-level floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths
Picturesque curb appeal begins with classic shutters, elevated porch in paver stones, and divided light glass front door
Fine oak hardwood flooring is introduced in the foyer and continues throughout the main living areas and bedrooms
Spacious living room has inlaid carved moldings encircling a tray ceiling, fireplace with elaborately carved mantelpiece, and windows with plantation shutters
Formal dining room includes focal-point chandelier and views of the rear yard through a window with plantation shutters
Remodeled kitchen has custom cabinetry topped in granite tile and full height backsplashes, greenhouse window, and peninsula breakfast bar seating
Appliances include a gas cooktop, microwave, oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator
Separate casual dining area features beadboard wainscot and sliding glass door to the rear yard
Lower-level family/recreation room has carpeting, beadboard wainscot, and an alcove fully customized with cabinetry
Mezzanine-level master bedroom suite has a lighted fan and customized closet plus two secondary closets; en suite bath with granite vanity and tiled shower with frameless glass door
Bedroom 2 is also on the mezzanine level with ceiling fan and customized closet with mirrored doors
Upper-level bedroom 3 has a lighted fan, large closet, plus walk-in closet also suitable for a playroom
Serving the two bedrooms is a tiled bath with whirlpool tub and overhead shower
Other features include: half-bath on the lower level; large laundry room with sink, cabinetry, and outside entrance; plantation shutters on most windows; attached and oversized one-car garage
Private rear yard with paver stone patio and ample room for playing and gardening
Lot size of approximately 5,586 square feet
Just one-half mile to Hillsdale Mall for shopping and dining, less than one mile to Caltrain, and minutes to Highway 101 for commuting to Silicon Valley or San Francisco
Westwood Knolls real estate grows in size as it moves south and west. Homes closest to El Camino Real and Hillsdale Boulevard predate 1950 and have three or four bedrooms. Square footage ranges from around 1,200 to 1,600 for these single-story ranchers. Homes to the south and west are also usually single-story, many with finished daylight basements and excellent bay views, perhaps the best in San Mateo. Both features come thanks to these homes’ hillside orientations. Some have been expanded, pushing them over the 2,500 square-foot (and $2 million) mark.
Overall, homes for sale in Westwood Knolls can range in price from $1.3 million to more than $2 million, with a median hovering around $1.5 million. Local public schools – Laurel Elementary, Abbott Middle School and Hillsdale High School – are well-regarded and proximity to shopping and dining at the Hillsdale Shopping Center, El Camino and 37th Avenue is a plus. With its subdued, tasteful mid-century suburban style and west-of-El Camino location, Westwood Knolls is an attractive option for buyers priced out of neighborhoods like Baywood and Aragon.
To view a detailed google map of the Westwood Knolls neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 425.
San Mateo has it all: a diversity of neighborhoods, great parks, easy access, a plethora of shopping, and home to many businesses and an anchor for employment on the peninsula. With a rich heritage, dating back to the turn of the century with its most famous resident being A.P. Giannini, the founder of the Bank of Italy and later Bank of America, San Mateo offers a delightful spread of activity for all. The downtown area is studded with delicious restaurants and a variety of retail stores, and also boasts a 12 screen movie theatre and one of the largest wine cellars in the country, at Draeger’s Grocery Store. Shopping abounds at Hillsdale and Bridgepointe as well as the many neighborhood shopping centers.
Perhaps the most well known natural area is Coyote Point, a rock outcropped peninsula that juts into San Francisco Bay and home to a natural history museum, the Peninsula Humane Society, windsurfing, a private marina, and large picnic areas with uplifting vistas. Within walking distance of downtown, Central Park has something for everyone: ride the toy train, pick up a game of tennis, take a serene walk through the Japanese Garden, have a picnic while listening to Thursday evening’s Jazz in the Park, or enjoy the playgrounds.
San Mateo attracts a variety of homeowners, from those seeking their first home in the upcoming neighborhoods of the Village, Parkside, or Shoreview, to those looking for more a little more space in Hillsdale or the Meadows, to larger families seeking the spaciousness offered by San Mateo Park, Baywood, and Aragon.
- Small town feel
- Big-city downtown amenities with a small town residential neighborhood feel
- Diverse housing
- Very diverse housing opportunities ranging from downtown condos to suburban ranches and secluded San Mateo Park mansions
- Top schools
- Baywood schools ranked among the state’s best
Early San Mateo was a place of large estates and boldface names familiar to anyone who’s driven the town’s streets. Parrott, Hayward, Borel—these were the wealthy pioneers who sowed the seeds that eventually grew into today’s modern city of 100,000 residents. San Mateo was borne from their needs and later from their subdivided land, all around a stagecoach stop established in 1849 by Nicolas de Peyster on former Ohlone tribal land.
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